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Art & Architecture

Acquaint yourself with some of Western civilisation’s most significant artists and art movements. Guided by our qualified and friendly tutors, discover art history, and with it new layers of beauty and meaning and learn how to look at art anew. Our premises are easily accessible by public transport and we offer the chance to become part of a community of life-long learners.

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Women Artists - from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

In a profession historically dominated by men, how have women managed to influence the visual arts over the centuries? Examine both the lives and works of prominent women artists from Greco-Roman times until the Nineteenth Century. Why did the University town of Bologna produce so many women artists? What role did the Venetian artist, Rosalba... [More]
$89 Limited / $80

<p>In a profession historically dominated by men, how have women managed to influence the visual arts over the centuries? Examine both the lives and works of prominent women artists from Greco-Roman

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29 Jul

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Cabinets of Curiosities - Personal Museums of the 17th & 18th Century

Cabinets of Curiosities or Wunderkammer were important private and personal collections owned by scholars, nobility and royalty. Many of the prized objects came through the trading ports of the Dutch East India Company with exotic objects but also natural and made-made being prized. Although traditionally the collectors were male, in The... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Cabinets of Curiosities or <em>Wunderkammer</em> were important private and personal collections owned by scholars, nobility and royalty. Many of the prized objects came through the trading ports

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06 Aug

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Nineteenth-Century French Art

Some of the works examined in this series have shaped the trajectory of modern art, design, and advertising. Others are by artists who have often been overlooked or relegated to the margins of art history, despite their embeddedness in the art world while they were alive. This course looks at the life and work of artists whose work defined modern... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Some of the works examined in this series have shaped the trajectory of modern art, design, and advertising. Others are by artists who have often been overlooked or relegated to the margins of art

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25 Aug

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Art and the Bible

For almost two millenia the Bible was the primary source for the visual arts in Europe. Gain an overarching visual vocabulary of the Bible’s place within the visual arts. From the creation of the world in the book of Genesis to the end of all things in Revelation. We will examine current biblical criticism and archaeology to give context to both... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>For almost two millenia the Bible was the primary source for the visual arts in Europe. Gain an overarching visual vocabulary of the Bible’s place within the visual arts. From the creation of the

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02 Sep

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The English Landscapes of John Constable RA (1776-1837)

The Hay Wain (1821) and Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds (c.1825) are two of much- loved art works by the English Romantic painter, John Constable. This talk will draw on a current exhibition of John Constable’s paintings and drawings on display in The Netherlands which explores his painting, his life, and the prints he copied and... [More]
$39 Limited

<p><em>The Hay Wain</em> (1821) and <em>Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds</em> (c.1825) are two of much- loved art works by the English Romantic painter, John Constable. This talk will

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03 Sep

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Discover Sydney's Contemporary Art Galleries

Discover Sydney's fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a hub of diverse venues from major galleries to unexpected spaces tucked away in hidden corners and laneways. Meet gallerists, curators and artists, learn... [More]

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Art Conversations: Art in Great Galleries & Museums

Most of us encounter art in places where our viewing experience has been shaped: on the walls of a purpose-built national collection or carefully curated house museum, for example. This art appreciation course considers the context of ‘institutionalised art’, exploring the meaning it brings to the works we admire. We develop our language for... [More]

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