Welcome to the Power Institute. Our purpose is to seek out, foster, and communicate the best ideas and research in art and visual culture.

What’s New?

  • Powered by Power

    Australian art and ideas, amplified

    A new initiative to support the production of Australian art ideas.

  • Linework

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    A series exploring the histories and futures of Indigenous line-drawing, lineage-tracing and network-making.

  • Sydney Asian Art Series 2021

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    A series showcasing the leading international voices on critical issues in early, modern and contemporary Asian art. Learn more and register here!

  • Image Complex

    Our lecture series on the visual systems that have shaped the United States, and those that resist them. Featuring speakers Jolene Rickard, Lisa Lowe, Jennifer González, and Nicole Fleetwood.

  • Power Events 2021

    Learn about our three lecture series

    Explore the Power Institute's program of events for 2021, bringing you art thinkers from across Australia and the world.