Units of Study

ARHT2637 - Colonial Art in the Antipodes 1788-1918

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Anita Julia Callaway


This unit challenges the conventional view that Australian art is a pale copy of a European paradigm, instead arguing that Australia has a robust and idiomatic visual culture of its own. By examining a wide variety of images (including painting, sculpture, popular prints, cartoons, tableaux vivants, theatrical scenery and public spectacle) this unit will demonstrate how, from first European contact, appropriation and parody - whether conscious or unconscious burlesque - characterised Australian visual culture throughout the nineteenth century.


1x1500wd project (30%), 1x3000wd essay (60%), tutorial participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


ARHT1001 and ARHT1002




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