Units of Study

ARHT2637 - Colonial Art in the Antipodes 1788-1918

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Anita Julia Callaway
Phone: +61 2 9351 6907
Email: anita.callaway@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

ARHT1001 and ARHT1002

Prohibitions

ARHT2034

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ARHT2637

       

Lecture

   

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