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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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How to Look at a Masterpiece

When confronted with art in a gallery or exhibition, most of us feel confident to say whether we respond or not to what's in front of us. But how might we begin to critique an artwork in a more general sense? This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet... [More]
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<p>When confronted with art in a gallery or exhibition, most of us feel confident to say whether we respond or not to what's in front of us. But how might we begin to critique an artwork in a more

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18 Jan

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John Ruskin - Victorian Art Critic and Social Activist

No one had an impact on the art of Victorian England comparable to John Ruskin. Not only in writing but in practice, Ruskin married art criticism to social theory. Discover an individual who puts the “middle-class” newspaper armchair art critic of today to shame. As an art critic, Ruskin made Victorian Britain proud of their contemporary landscape... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>No one had an impact on the art of Victorian England comparable to John Ruskin. Not only in writing but in practice, Ruskin married art criticism to social theory. Discover an individual who puts

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16 Feb

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Royal Intrigues & Scandals in Enlightenment Sweden

Louisa Ulrika of Prussia was Queen of Sweden from 1751 to 1771, being the consort of King Adolf Frederick and was queen mother during the reign of King Gustav III. A strong and fascinating character, she was connected to many intrigues and scandals but also to some amazing leading Enlightenment ideas in the education of her children and in the... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Louisa Ulrika of Prussia was Queen of Sweden from 1751 to 1771, being the consort of King Adolf Frederick and was queen mother during the reign of King Gustav III. A strong and fascinating

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26 Feb

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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]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>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

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02 Mar

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]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>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

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10 Mar
$166 Limited / $149

<p>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

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11 Mar
$166 Limited / $149

<p>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

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12 Mar

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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]
$65 Limited

<p>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

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16 Mar

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Art Conversations: Italy in Europe 1

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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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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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]

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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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