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AHT3740: Australian Art

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Australian Art

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Australian art offers a broad historical survey of Australian art from European colonisation to the present. Topics examined will be the First Fleet artists, the work of John Glover, the Heidelberg School, Australian modernism, post-War Australian landscape, the work of Albert Namatjira and Margaret Preston and the work of a number of contemporary Australian artists, including Gordon Bennett and Tracey Moffatt. The course will ask questions concerning the "Australianness" of Australian art and whether we can write a new history of Australian art appropriate to contemporary conditions.


1 - Review - 20% 2 - Essay - 40% 3 - Slide exam - 40%


12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours independent study, or equivalent.