Units of Study

ARHT2631 - Australian Painting, Colony to Nation

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Anita Julia Callaway

Description

The unit investigates recurring themes in representation including identity and race, sexuality and gender, landscape, the city and urban society. The program moves between nineteenth century images and approaches adopted by artists to portray similar twentieth century concerns. We will follow some of art's central debates and use key concepts to pursue relevant issues in Australian art history and theory.

Assessments

1x3000wd essay (70%), 1x short-answer visual exam (30%)

Textbooks

Recommended reading:
Daniel Thomas & Ron Radford (eds), Creating Australia: 200 Years of Australian Art, AGSA, 1988;
Bernard Smith, European Vision and the South Pacific, 1985 edition;
Design and Art Australia Online, www.daao.org.au

Classes

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

Prerequisites

ARHT1001 and ARHT1002

Prohibitions

ARHT2031

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