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Politics, art and madness in Putin’s Russia

Russian artists have often deployed ostensibly ‘mad’ tactics to provoke public response, and provide commentary on social and political affairs. In turn, Russian authorities have turned to the label of madness to discredit, marginalise and institutionalise artists who dared to engage in such activities. In this fascinating public talk Dr Iva Glisic will explore historical and contemporary examples of the interplay between politics, art and madness in Russia, providing insight into... [More]
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Successful travel photography

Learn how to capture great travel shots and ensure the time you spend on travel shows in your own great photography. This is a popular course for those wanting to record their personal journeys and those capturing images for work and profit. Sessions cover theory, practice and review, with tips on improving exposure, composition and much more. Learn from one of Australia’s most awarded Master Photographers. OUTLINE Travel equipment and what to pack; overview of useful lenses and... [More]
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Dramatise your story through narrative structure

New writers can struggle with narrative structure in writing whether the form is a novel, short story or script. In this workshop, writer John Harman will help you better understand the type of story you are telling, discover the importance of narrative structure and learn advanced techniques of plotting. Narrative structure is about choices and about writing your novel, short story or script in scenes. The choices hinge not only on the integration of the story and the plot (which... [More]
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Introduction to Portraiture

Many drawers are happy with drawing still life but have difficulty with, or are afraid of drawing portraits. In this session you’ll work through techniques and exercises to learn how standard proportions fit with faces that you wish to draw. You’ll receive tips on improving your work and how to relax with the process. Some realistic drawing experience is needed for this workshop. Learn from Karen Frankel, an experienced artist and teacher. OUTLINE • Basic ‘front on’ face... [More]
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The Insider's Guide to Caravaggio

Caravaggio was the enfant terrible of the Roman art scene around 1600. Renowned for his outrageous behaviour, as much as for his spectacularly naturalistic paintings, he was eventually forced to flee Rome after committing a murder. Join us to discover how Caravaggio’s revolutionary approach produced paintings that continue to speak to viewers today and find out more about art and life in seventeenth-century Italy. [More]
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The History of Avant-garde Art

The course explores the evolution and social significance of avant-garde art, from its inception in the early 20th century through to the present day. Beginning in Northern Italy – the birthplace of Futurism – the course will travel through time and space, visiting France, Germany, Russia, Japan and United States. Finally we return to present-day Perth, the home of one of the ground-breaking contemporary creative practice of Bio-art, to consider what exactly is meant by the... [More]
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Introduction to Colour

Join Karen Frankel for this colourful workshop. It is for those of you who would like to enhance your drawings and sketches with colour. You will use different media and learn about colour mixing, tone with colour and what warm and cool colours are. Some drawing experience is an advantage. Learn from Karen Frankel, an experienced artist and teacher. OUTLINE • Colour theory – new split primary colour wheel • How not to get ‘muddy’ colours • Using watercolour pencils • What are... [More]
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Emotional Lives of Pre - Modern Children

Discover children’s attitudes to children and childrearing methods from the perspective of children who lived during the tumultuous centuries of change from the Black Death until the eighteenth century. Explore historical books and toys for children and how children were educated, how children played, and what difference the Reformation brought to the lives of children. [More]
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Ins and Outs of Instagram

Instagram is the current social media darling and with good reason: it’s fun, beautiful, interactive and engaging. But how can you use it to get people to buy your product, or sign up for your services, or click through to your website? This workshop will look at how Instagram has changed over time, the best way to use it today and how to develop an Instagram strategy that works. We’ll cover choosing the right images to use, what kind of hashtag strategy will be most effective, how... [More]
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Laughing with Shakespeare - a humorous look at the comedies

From famous cross-dressing in Twelfth Night to magical misunderstandings in A Midsummer Night’s Dream how can we uncover the humour in comedies written hundreds of years ago? Take a journey with local Shakespearean scholar Bríd Phillips as she leads you on a journey through the iconic, the twisted, and the wonderful. Gain an understanding of how comedy functioned in Shakespeare’s England while enjoying a merry romp through his most famous comedic works. [More]
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