The Power Institute was established by a bequest from Dr John Joseph Wardell Power to, in his words:
"make available to the people of Australia the latest ideas and theories in plastic arts by means of lectures and teaching and by the purchase of the most recent contemporary art of the world ... so as to bring the people of Australia in more direct touch with the latest art developments in other countries."
Today the bequest is managed by the Power Institute Foundation which assists the University of Sydney, through the Power Institute, to realise the aims of its founder. The Foundation achieves this by
- supporting research and scholarship in the Department of Art History & Film Studies;
- supporting the development of the Schaeffer Fine Arts Library, Visual Resources Library, Power Publications and the Public Education program;
- promoting the Institute in the wider community and encouraging good international relations for Australia in the Fine Arts; and
- seeking financial and other support for the Institute's activities.
Donations to the Foundation play a vital role in realising these aims, and are tax deductible.
For those of you who share the Power Institute's passion and commitment to the visual arts, donations can be made securely online here.
A reminder about Ruth Leys lecture next Monday: The Erasure of Sense - Violence, Affect and the Post-Traumatic Subject. This event is a free event on Monday 27 May from 6.00-7.30pm in the Law School Lecture Theatre 101, and registration can be made online via the University events calendar here.
A reminder about Michael Fried's lecture tonight at 7.00pm in the University of Sydney's Great Hall. Registration is free for all University students, University of Sydney students, alumni and staff. Register online now through Seymour Centre website here
A reminder about tomorrows lecture Clothing the Word: Filippo Lippi, Donatello and Bellini by Paul Hills. This is a free event from 6.30-8.00pm in the Law School Lecture Theatre 101, and registration can be made online via the University events calendar here.
The Power institute is now calling for applications for 2014 Power Studio residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.
The Power is proud to announce the publication of The Orientation of Future Cinema by Departmental colleague Bruce Isaacs.
Former Film Studies student Haifaa Al Mansour has had incredible success as Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker, with her film Wadjda premiering at the Venice Film Festival last September. You can read more about her success and the process of creating her film here.
The Power is proud to announce it will be contributing to the 19th International Symosium on Electronic Art (ISEA), to be held in Sydney in June 2013.
International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA) - 7 June 2013 to 16 June 2013