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Albert Namatjira Jr / Near Haasts Bluff 2009 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art /  © The artist
Australian Art: Short Course
10.30am - 12 noon, Saturdays 5, 12, & 19 September 2020

Join Angela Goddard, Director, Griffith University Art Museum for this 3-part virtual short course, to discover a unique perspective on Australian art.

Using artworks on display in QAGOMA’s Australian Art Collection, this introductory short course will explore aspects of Australian art history, from ancient Indigenous traditions through to the present day. Each virtual session will feature a focus lecture, followed by a Q&A with a contemporary artist.

Ask questions and discuss ideas with other attendees and panelists through interactive polls and the virtual chat window.

SESSION 1: COUNTRY, LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY
From traditions, Indigenous Australian conceptions of country, through to documents made by colonial artists, consider depictions of the landscape in Australian art and the artist’s relationship to place and the environment.
Guest artist Q&A: Ryan Presley.

SESSION 2: NETWORKS OF MODERNITY
Trace the impact of Modernism and Modern Art in Australia, through depictions of cities, interiors and objects. Examine Australian art’s relationship to other artistic traditions.
Guest artist Q&A: Julie Fragar.

SESSION 3: PATHS TO THE CONTEMPORARY
Delve into late Modernism and the development of Contemporary Art. Examine strategies of appropriation and some major figures of contemporary Indigenous Australian art.
Guest artist Q&A: Callum McGrath


This short course is designed for art newcomers and those who are arts-interested / Auslan interpreted

Free / Bookings required / These events are part of a virtual webinar series. Participant’s webcam and microphone will be disabled / The events will be recorded and made available on QAGOMA’s YouTube

NOTE: Attendees only need to register once using the form below, which will register you for all three sessions.

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