HART3666 Australian and Aboriginal Art

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the History of Art major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit examines the history of Australian art (including Aboriginal art) largely focusing on modern times. The different schools of Australian art, from Arnhem Land to Carrolup, Heidelberg to the Kimberley, remote to regional and urban, are examined, as well as its institutional and museological reception in Australia and overseas. Major themes of the unit include (1) the schools of Aboriginal art; (2) the response of Australian art to modernity, and to schools of European art; and (3) the impact of the globalisation of the art world in the late twentieth-century on Australian art. Part of the unit is taught by an Indigenous curator and/or artist to introduce issues around indigenous exhibition and research.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the historical and cultural contexts of Australian art; (2) apply key theoretical approaches to the discourses around Australian art; (3) understand the history of Australian art and its relationships to other areas of art history; (4) integrate visual and aesthetic analyses of artworks into historical and theoretical arguments; (5) make clear and logical arguments with theoretical underpinning and critical evaluation of the literature; and (6) have some understanding of the issues around exhibiting and researching Aboriginal art.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research proposal; (2) research paper; and (3) oral assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Darren Jorgensen
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility:
VISA2266 Aboriginal Contemporary Art, VISA3300 Australian Art, HART2266 Aboriginal Contemporary Art, HART3300 Australian Art, HART2666 Australian and Aboriginal Art
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; seminars: 2 hours per week
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