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Constructing art in Australia: colonialism to postcolonialism 3A (6 points)


Leader: To be determined

Caulfield First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A 'survey' of visual arts in Australia from colonisation to contemporary contexts. Historical and social perspectives in the development of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and film, architecture and design. Representation and subjectivity, cultural identity, nationalism and nationhood, ethnicity and gender. Issues of mainstream and marginality; notions of the 'centre' and regionalism, Australia's relationship to Europe and European art generally, and the notion of landscape as a shaper of national identity.

Assessment: Short Essay 40% + Long Essay 55% + Reader discussion 5%

Contact Hours: One 2 hour lecture, one 1 hour tutorial and 3 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites: 2 second-year level TAD units

Prohibitions: TAD3119

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