This highly innovative program is the only one of its kind in Australia. Students
are able to study the collections of the Gallery with teaching provided by curatorial
and academic staff at both institutions and by national experts. Offered jointly
by the Art Gallery of South Australia and the University of Adelaide, the program
is taught by academic and curatorial
staff at both institutions.
By exercising the eye as well as the mind, students are able to thoroughly
explore the rich collections and exhibitions of the Art Gallery of South Australia.
In each course, the principal methodological, technical and philosophical issues
associated with each subject area form an intellectual foundation.
'Hands on' workshops conducted at the Gallery and lectures at the University
encourage students to see those questions reflected in specific works of art,
their origins and fabrication; their critical reception; their material composition;
their mixed fortunes in the history of taste; their subject matter; their place
in the life's work of the artists who made them, and so on. Courses offered range
from the art historical to contemporary and include key cross-cultural courses:
Australian Indigenous Art, Southeast Asian/Asian Art and Japanese Art.