ART: History+Theory+Cultures



Please ensure you have enrolled in the ART: History+Theory+Cultures course in enrolment online before proceeding with preferencing.

(Note: There is a separate page for Fine Art Studio classes and a separate page for Workshop classes.)

The ART: History+Theory+Cultures classes will be for both first and second year students and will be offered under the following course codes:

ART2: History+Theory+Cultures HUSO 2401 (1st year)
ART3: History+Theory+Cultures HUSO 2403 (2nd year)

For year 2 students if you you would like to take one of these classes, you would need to have completed your university elective course in Semester 1.

Please check your student email for details about how to preference for Semester 2.

Please find link to the course guide HUSO2401 or HUSO2403.

IMPORTANT – You must not repeat any class in your preference lists. Every effort will be made to place you in your first preference classes. In addition, you must not repeat a class you have already completed.

To graduate from the  BP201P16 program you must successfully complete four Art: History+Theory+Cultures courses

Please note: although we would like to offer all of the Art: History+Theory+Cultures options below, classes are subject to viability and may not run if numbers are too low.


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Semester 2, 2022
ART: History+Theory+Cultures



     Blak Douglas, Moby Dickens

    Blak Douglas, Moby Dickens, 2022 Archibald prize-winning portrait of Karla Dickens. Synthetic polymer paint on linen 300 x 200cm. https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/2022/30418/

    Eco-Visionaries: making art on a changing planet


    • Clare McCracken
    • TBC
    • Mondays 1hr lecture followed by a 2hr tutorial (Times TBC)
    • Blended delivery
    • Open to art & photography students
    This course introduces you to a wide range of contemporary art practices that are responding to the climate emergency and the interconnected impacts of global economics, histories of contamination and colonisation with a focus on First Nations, Asia-Pacific and Australian artists. It also takes a close and critical look at how artist visions of the world, historically and contemporarily, have contributed to, legitimised and shaped process of ecological damage and colonisation.  In doing so the course provides you with a critical foundation and specialised context for your studio practice, expanding your experience, thinking, research and discussion of art. Further, the course aims to develop or refine your art writing skills, with the opportunity to publish your work in collaboration with CLIMARTE.

    Contempory Asian Art

    KAWITA VATANAJYANKUR, THE SCALE 2 (2015), VIDEO STILL. SOURCE: NEXUS ARTS

    Re-shaping worlds: histories, connections and global futures   


    • Kristen Sharp
    • Thao Nguygen
    • Mondays 1hr lecture followed by a 2hr tutorial (Times TBC)
    • Blended delivery
    • Open to art & photography students
    This course introduces you to a wide range of contemporary art practices and curatorial approaches in the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Australia. It focuses on key themes that are merging through artistic and curatorial practices including: material histories, ecological futures, interfaces of art, design and architecture, re-imagining traditions and histories, decolonialism, feminism and art publics. It aims to give you an expanded perspective on art that will help you situate your own work and position in critical conversations in contemporary practice. Further, the course aims to develop or refine your art writing skills, with the opportunity to publish your work online via the Reshaping Worlds website