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Art Appreciation 2022 online Pomp and ceremony: the celebratory role of art

Charles Sims An island festival 1907 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales
Charles Sims An island festival 1907, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Semester two online

Throughout the ages artists have been called upon to create works for joyous celebrations and events across many cultures. 

From ancient Persia to modern New York and contemporary Sydney this year’s Art Appreciation lecture series will explore the role of art, fashion and design in spiritual, community, cultural and secular celebrations around the world and how these events have inspired generations of artists to make new works or reinterpret older ones. 

Join us for semester two as we continue exploring artistic festivals, ceremonies, parties and other celebrations that will reveal the important role that artists have played in shaping their communities and the role of their artworks in defining what we now know about their life and times. 

Over 18 weeks, learn from leading art historians, curators and scholars from across Australia who will explore the stories of artists, sculptors and designers whose works now help to define their eras. 

The lectures will be delivered online 'on-demand' allowing you to watch each lecture in your own time.

Individual lectures will be released during the semester. Current available lectures for booking are listed below.

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Art Appreciation 2022 online Pomp and ceremony: the celebratory role of art

Wednesday 3 August – Thursday 8 December 2022

Online

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Per lecture

$25 non-member
$20 member

Series subscription

$360 non-member
$270 member

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

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