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Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation

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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Hogarth & Gainsborough – Satire & Society in 18th Century England

William Hogarth (1697-1764) is known for his satirical depictions of English Society through his printed series of ‘A Rake’s Progress’ and ‘Marriage à la Mode’ whilst Thomas Gainsborough (1727 -1788) painted the landed aristocracy in such much loved National Gallery London paintings as ‘Mr & Mrs Andrews’ shown upon their lands. Gainsborough’s ‘The... [More]
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<p>William Hogarth (1697-1764) is known for his satirical depictions of English Society through his printed series of ‘A Rake’s Progress’ and ‘Marriage à la Mode’ whilst Thomas Gainsborough (1727 -

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03 Jun

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Owen Jones - The Visionary of Victorian Design

Owen Jones was one of the most influential Victorian design theorists of the nineteenth century. Derivative of new research into colour (polychromy) in Ancient Greek and Roman architecture, Jones asserted the fundamental role of colour and the underlying global interconnectedness of aesthetics via design throughout all cultures. Jones found support... [More]
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<p>Owen Jones was one of the most influential Victorian design theorists of the nineteenth century. Derivative of new research into colour (polychromy) in Ancient Greek and Roman architecture, Jones

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10 Jun
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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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