Contemporary Aboriginal Art (ARHT2636)


Aboriginal and Torres Strait art is the major Australian movement of the last 50 years. Surveying its development from Papunya Tula to the present, the unit focuses on critical issues like appropriation and copyright, art and native title, women artists, the market and curatorial practices.

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x3000wd Essay (60%), 1x1500wd Exhibition review (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (12 junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)



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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.