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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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Vermeer: Art, Life and Technique

Vermeer’s paintings are almost instantly recognisable and the artist has come to stand in for a whole epoch in western history. Yet very few of his works have survived – perhaps as few as 34. In this course we explore Vermeer’s work in depth, exploring their context, the materials he used, his techniques and his playful approach to his subject... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Vermeer’s paintings are almost instantly recognisable and the artist has come to stand in for a whole epoch in western history. Yet very few of his works have survived – perhaps as few as 34. In

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06 Apr

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The Art of Joseph Lycett and John Lewin: A Visual Window into the Aboriginal Cultures of NSW

The Lycett Album by convict artist, Joseph Lycett, consists of 20 watercolour and gouache paintings, showing the life and country of Aboriginal peoples from the Newcastle and Sydney districts. The ten hand-painted aquatint prints, Field Sports of the Native Inhabitants of NSW, reproduced by John Heaviside Clark - after what are now believed to be... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The Lycett Album by convict artist, Joseph Lycett, consists of 20 watercolour and gouache paintings, showing the life and country of Aboriginal peoples from the Newcastle and Sydney districts. The

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13 May

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Rembrandt: Art, Life and Technique

Rembrandt’s art captivates audiences around the world, as it has done since he created it in the 1600s. In this course, we explore Rembrandt in depth, from his early and late masterpieces, to the intricacies of his troubled life, and the innovative techniques in painting and printing. Each week begins with a pre-recorded 1-hour lecture, and is... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Rembrandt’s art captivates audiences around the world, as it has done since he created it in the 1600s. In this course, we explore Rembrandt in depth, from his early and late masterpieces, to the

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15 May

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Nicolas Poussin: Poetic Truth and Antiquarian Patronage in Baroque Rome

Very few artists have been so creatively independent, self-governing and original in their artistic endeavours as the French painter, Nicolas Poussin. Michelangelo and Van Gogh might come to mind as two other unique exceptions. An artist whose subject and patronage, were both strongly interconnected with the antiquarian world of baroque Rome.... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Very few artists have been so creatively independent, self-governing and original in their artistic endeavours as the French painter, Nicolas Poussin. Michelangelo and Van Gogh might come to mind

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10 Jun

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Art Conversations: Italy in Europe 2

We’re used to thinking of Italian art as iconic enough to stand on its own. But great Italian art movements, from the Renaissance to modernism, have been influenced by artists in Spain and Flanders, ancient Greece and 19th-century France. In this new course we put Italian masterworks in their broader European context. Each week you’ll have access... [More]

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From Rembrandt & Vermeer to Jan Davidsz de Heem - Artists and Paintings of the Dutch Golden Age

Rembrandt and Vermeer are familiar names but so many more artists painted wonderful visual feasts of 17th century Dutch Art in extravagant table feasts, interesting portraits, peeking behind closed doors, humorous pub scenes and life on the seas. The love of Dutch Golden Age art is enduring and in this series of three lectures we will look at not... [More]

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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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Understanding Botticelli to Van Gogh

Organised by the National Gallery, London, Art Exhibitions Australia and the National Gallery of Australia this exhibition provides an overview of 450 years of western European art through 7 defining periods, 61 art works painted by 56 artists: From Italian Renaissance painting; Dutch painting of the Golden Age; Van Dyck and British portraiture;... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Organised by the National Gallery, London, Art Exhibitions Australia and the National Gallery of Australia this exhibition provides an overview of 450 years of western European art through 7

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09 Apr

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William Morris - Socialism and the Egalitarian Values of Craftsmanship

By the 1880s, the huge wealth disparity created via the Industrial Revolution in Britain had led William Morris to become a socialist. We will look at how Morris’ political involvement in later life evolved from his earlier understanding of the role of the craftsman as integral to a society based upon fraternity, social equality and human... [More]

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