• Thank You! 50th Anniversary of Teaching

    In October this year, the Power Institute supported the Department of Art History’s 50thAnniversary of Teaching through a wonderful party that celebrated our great teachers, mentors and students. It was an evening that really warmed our spirits! Over 250 of you joined us, including past and current students and teachers … READ MORE

  • 9 & 10 August – Conference – Mining Value 

    Art and the Extraction of Resources

    The Power Institute together with the Terra Foundation and the  Sydney Environment Institute presents the two-day conference “Mining Value: Art and the Extraction of Resources”. This conference is free and open to the public, and we welcome everyone who is interested to join us for a series of papers from both … READ MORE

  • Uncertain Objects: Trajectories of Asian Art

    Sydney Asian Art Series Semester One Announcement

    We often think of artists and artworks as having stable identities, yet the historical reality of art is far messier, and far more exciting, as objects, artists, and ideas moved across national and cultural boundaries, created between and from multiple cultures. This year’s Sydney Asian Art Series explores examples of such movement and multiplicity from across Asia and the world.

  • 28 April, 3pm – Sydney Asian Art Series – Until You See the Original Again: Lam Qua, Chinese Export Artist

    Winnie Wong

    The Chinese painter known to Europeans as “Lam Qua” was one of the most well-documented artisans working in the port of Guangzhou in the early 19th century. While very little historical Chinese records have been found to clarify Lam Qua’s biography, he left a fascinating corpus of paintings—including both originals and copies—for us to examine. Professor Winnie Wong’s lecture challenges whether “he was an early exemplar of modern art in China, or a mere copyist of European pictures?” and considers how learning about Lam Qua’s stature might alter how we might see his work.

  • 14 March, 6pm – The Taste of Purple

    An Evening of Synaesthesia at Cake Wines

    The Power Institute with support from The Sydney Medical School and the Synaesthesia Research Group invite you to an evening of interdisciplinary collaboration exploring the mysteries of Synaesthesia. Come join us in the cool ambience of the Cellar Door where you can, hear, see and touch the phenomenon of synaesthesia, test yourself, and take part in hands-on illusions.