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Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art? : An Introduction to Contemporary Art History

$275.00 inc. GST

Lecturer: Nerina Dunt
Mon 29 Apr – Mon 20 May
6.00pm – 7.30pm 
Level - Beginners
  Does contemporary art baffle you? Do you avoid it when you visit an art gallery or museum? Do you wonder what others see in it, or wish you had more of an appreciation of it?   In this four-week short course, you will join ACSA’s Head of Art History & Theory, Dr Nerina Dunt, on an art historical journey through the ages to unpack a number of key concepts that can be used to understand and interpret contemporary art. This art history series will comprise short lectures, activities and discussion in a warm and welcoming environment.   The introductory course is designed for all learners who wish to develop their knowledge of art history and how it might be applied to contemporary contexts. Situated in ACSA’s lecture room, various artists, artworks, ideas and theorists will be covered, with an emphasis on building confident responses to contemporary art.   Materials required:
  • Notebook and pen
  • Device for viewing online examples (optional)
  Dr Nerina Dunt (she/her) is a researcher, writer, and Head of Art History & Theory at Adelaide Central School of Art. Her area of research is contemporary Australian art, particularly First Nations voices and perspectives and how these decolonise art, history, and the broader Australian socio-political milieu. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) (2000), from the South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia, and a Master of Arts (Art History) (2005), from the University of Adelaide in conjunction with the Art Gallery of South Australia. Nerina is also a PhD graduate of the University of Adelaide, where she is currently a Visiting Research Fellow.   Please read the Terms and Conditions before completing your enrolment.  

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