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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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Painting in Spain: From the Escorial to the Enlightenment

Spain’s relationship to Europe and the rest of the world is better understood than its internal culture and art history. Yet even with the exclusion of Velazquez, Murillo and Goya, Spain produced many artists whose works were the equal of any. See how Spanish art evolved, from the Italian artists who came to decorate Philip II’s royal palace and... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Spain’s relationship to Europe and the rest of the world is better understood than its internal culture and art history. Yet even with the exclusion of Velazquez, Murillo and Goya, Spain produced

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28 Oct

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Architecture as a Realm of Identity

Gain an insight into the multilayered aspect of meaning in architectural design. Examine the semantics of architectural design, focusing on issues such as ideology, gender and social culture; and trace the language architecture builds as a natural representation of its time, context and the builders themselves. This class will be delivered online... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>Gain an insight into the multilayered aspect of meaning in architectural design. Examine the semantics of architectural design, focusing on issues such as ideology, gender and social culture; and

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29 Oct

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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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14 Nov

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Goya – A Painter for His Age

In the midst of Francisco Goya’s great success as First Court Painter to the king of Spain lay a deep unease. This was to be expressed in his art – as Goya’s ambitions went beyond the court’s demands for superficial tapestry designs and the churning out of portraits for the privileged. In a world dealing with the new modernity of the Enlightenment... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>In the midst of Francisco Goya’s great success as First Court Painter to the king of Spain lay a deep unease. This was to be expressed in his art – as Goya’s ambitions went beyond the court’s

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20 Nov

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The German Renaissance Painters: Durer, Cranach the Elder & Hans Holbein

These German Renaissance painters are well known names – but how were they connected to the religious reforms of Martin Luther. Who travelled to London and produced many of the portraits we associated with the court of Henry VIII. Whose signature was a winged snake with a ruby ring. And who produced the much loved 1525 image of Cupid complaining to... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>These German Renaissance painters are well known names – but how were they connected to the religious reforms of Martin Luther. Who travelled to London and produced many of the portraits we

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27 Nov

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Music and Art for Christmastide: Celebration and Pathos

From the Medieval period to the present, we take a nuanced view of the music and art of the Christmas season, concentrating on the contradictions of the festival, its combination of celebration and pathos. There will be both sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental music, and account will be taken of the architectural setting for which they were... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>From the Medieval period to the present, we take a nuanced view of the music and art of the Christmas season, concentrating on the contradictions of the festival, its combination of celebration and

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18 Dec

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The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Explore the art of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: their stories, ideas, relationship, and view of the world. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. COURSE... [More]

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Scenes from Italian Art 2

Italy’s great painters have long represented the same scenes, drawing on the same biblical texts, mythological repertoire, local tales and eminent biographies. Yet by considering these works alongside one another, we can identify subtle changes of style and narrative focus, and begin to understand the great achievements of those who created them.... [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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Scenes from Italian Art

Italy’s great painters have long represented the same scenes, drawing on the same biblical texts, mythological repertoire, local tales and eminent biographies. Yet by considering these works alongside one another, we can identify subtle changes of style and narrative focus, and begin to understand the great achievements of those who created them.... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list by clicking .