• Our July newsletter is out now

    | News

    The Power Institute newsletter for alumni and friends is out now! To find out all the latest news and read the latest update from our Director, click through to this news page and follow the link.

  • The Thriving Culture of Intelligent Passionate Articulate Discourse Around the Arts

    Linda Dement, 2007 Cité resident

    | Opportunities

    ‘The benefit of having time and space to focus on an art project cannot be underestimated, and for that time and space to be in such a culturally rich city as Paris, takes it beyond valuable.’ – Linda Dement ‪While in residence at the Cité, Linda Dement, a Sydney based … READ MORE

  • Hear about Hegel’s Owl: The Life of Bernard Smith

    From the Canberra launch of our new publication

    | Recordings

    Continuing the celebration of our recent publication Hegel’s Owl: The Life of Bernard Smith, Power was very pleased to officially launch the book at the National Library of Australia, with Dr Gerard Vaughan AM, Director of the National Gallery of Australia, and a talk by author Sheridan Palmer. The following … READ MORE

  • Photography.Ontology.Symposium – Report

    | News

    This fantastic two-day symposium brought together some of the most prominent photography scholars to outline and discuss a contradictory nature of photography both as a record keeping device and an aesthetic medium in its own right. The discussions ranged from the social power of photography and its ability to construct identity, to the crime and archival photography used for legal and historical purposes, to the contemporary over-saturation with photographic images that causes them to loose their once unquestioned mimetic potential. Click through to read our reflection.

  • Invaluable Access to Archives

    Ivan Cerecina, 2016 Cité resident

    | Opportunities

    In 2015 Ivan Cerecina, University of Sydney PhD candidate in the Department of Film Studies, applied for and received Power’s residency that took him to Paris to research French short filmmaking in the 1940s and 1950s. This three months residency gave him an invaluable opportunity to spend time doing archival … READ MORE