Australian Art History
|Course code AART3020||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts|
Examines Australian art history using a range of interpretive frameworks. Students are given scope to develop a specialist interest encompassing traditional and contemporary practice. This course will bring students to Newcastle Region Art Gallery to experience directly the materiality of artworks.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will:|
(1) acquire knowledge of Australian visual culture;
(2) develop an understanding of the evolution of the fine arts on this continent;
(3) gain an understanding of the cultural context in which they work.
|Content||The following broad themes or topics will be developed:|
1. Colonialism and nationalsim;
2. Playing the field - abstraction in Australian art;
3. Site, spirit and identity - indigenous and non indigenous perspectives;
4. Contemporary pluralism;
|Assumed Knowledge||BFA Students equivalent to 20 units of 1000 level Art Theory courses.|
BA (Creative Arts) Students completion of AART1210 or equivalent.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term