• 19 March, 12pm Power Seminar with Amelia Jones

    Curating the Queer Archive/ Curating Queer Performance

    Amelia Jones is the Robert A. Day Professor at the Roski School of Art and Design at University of Southern California. During her visit to Sydney, she will be presenting a lunchtime seminar for students on curating queer performance and archives.

  • 6 March, 6.00pm – Keir Lectures on Art – Rethinking Drawing: Fragonard in Tivoli

    Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Harvard University

    The Power Institute is pleased to present a lecture by Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. The lecture will focus on Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s extraordinary series of views from the Villa d’Este in Tivoli, described as “one of the most beautiful red chalk drawings ever made.”

  • 7 March, 12.00pm – Power Seminar with Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

    The Painter's Touch: Materiality and Meaning

    What can be gained from considering a painting not only as an image but also a material object? Students and interested attendees are invited to join Professor Lajer-Burcharth to discuss the central themes of her long awaited book, The Painter’s Touch. This lunchtime seminar will focus on the question of the relation between materiality and meaning in the context of the Enlightenment.

  • Video – Ashley Thompson: Figuring the Buddha

    Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories Keynote Address

    In October 2017, the Power Institute hosted Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories, the first symposium of its kind. The three day program was launched by a keynote address from Professor Ashley Thompson. Thompson’s lecture, Figuring the Buddha, examined the historical unfolding of the Buddha’s story in a range of Cambodian contexts.

  • Recommended reading: highlights from AAANZ’s Book Prizes

    The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand has, this week, shared judges’ commendations for the 2017 AAANZ Book Prize and PhD Prizes. These annual prizes recognise the best in arts writing and research across Australia and New Zealand, so we thought we’d share a selection of the AAANZ’s top reads, starting of course with our own winning publication, The Legacies of Bernard Smith.