Australian Art

Course code: 18029
Location: Brighton Courthouse
Day/time: Monday 12.45pm Weekly
Starts: 5 Feb   Ends: 26 Mar

Starting with prehistoric times to the present, the visual arts of Australia include indigenous rock art, Colonial and early European settlement paintings. The “Australian Impressionists” of the Heidleberg school together with the modernists such as Sidney Nolan and Margaret Preston will be discussed. The importance of the landscape and national identity will also be considered.

Diana Stock
Diana has a BA in Art History from LaTrobe University and was, for 25 years, a voluntary guide at the National Gallery of Victoria. She has also worked in a voluntary capacity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and at the National Museum of Singapore. As a tour guide and leader for several international travel companies, she has led many groups around Australia and overseas. She believes art has the power to intrigue, amuse and enlighten the mind as well as lift the spirits.

Last updated 6 February 2018