Exhibiting Culture

Exhibiting Culture: Inside Collections is a fully-accredited, place-based subject delivered by La Trobe University, in partnership with the Bendigo Art Gallery. In La Trobe University’s 50th anniversary year, Inside Collections is inspired by the University’s special anniversary exhibition, Revealing Identity: The Collections of La Trobe University, and presented by La Trobe Art Institute.

Delving into La Trobe University’s expansive and diverse collection of art and artefacts, from propaganda posters and ceramics, to 2D and 3D artworks, this subject takes participants behind the scenes of cultural institutions to meet curators, artists, art educators, technicians and collectors.

The course will address what compels individuals and institutions to collect, what we choose to keep, what our choices reveal about us, and how we reinterpret past collections in the context of the present. The subject offers real-world learning opportunities, with seminars, guest lectures, hands-on experiences, gallery visits and networking opportunities.

Exhibiting Culture is an immersive, gallery-based subject, designed to deepen learning across a range of arts disciplines and creative practices, including art history, social history, archaeology, philosophy, law, textual studies, education and politics.

Images: Left: Sam Jinks | Medusa (Beloved) | 2016 | silicone, pigment, resin | La Trobe University Collection | Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Stumpf. Right: Apulian Red-figured Calyx-krater |  fragment of body | Ht9.6 W9.3cm | Artemis (name incised) riding in a chariot | Lycurgus Painter | c.360-350B.C. | Antiquities from the Collections of La Trobe University | LTU 1998.02

Dates & Location

17-21 July 2017, Bendigo

Subject Details

Subject Code: HUS2ECA/HUS3ECB

Subject Coordinator: Prof Tanya Fitzgerald

Subject Lecturer: Dr Karen Annett-Thomas

How to Enrol

Exhibiting Culture A (Year 2) - Enrol Online

Exhibiting Culture B (Year 3) - Enrol Online

Student Enrolment Contact

Brian Flanagan, Senior Officer, Client Services

T 03 5444 7346

E b.flanagan@latrobe.com.au