Previous short courses
December 2015: Ink Remix
Exhibiting Culture: Ink Remix gave students the opportunity to enjoy access to the Ink Remix: contemporary art from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery. Leading La Trobe scholars and other experts will guide participants through an exploration of the exhibition, which encompassed works in a range of media, including painting, photography, video and animation produced by artists building on the traditions of Chinese ink literati painting and calligraphy.
Exhibiting Culture: Ink Remix explored themes related to history, the effects of modernisation and globalisation on society, the natural and urban environment, and concepts of culture and identity. The distinctive individual and regional perspectives, including Bendigo's rich Chinese heritage, was covered.
Image: Australia 2015, biro, oil pen and gold leaf on paper, 200 x 546 x 6cm. Courtesy of the artist and Tina Keng Gallery.
May - June 2015: Imagining Ned
Exhibiting Culture: Imagining Ned was tailored to Imagining Ned exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.
Leading La Trobe scholars and industry experts guided participants through an exploration of historical items rarely accessed by the public along with paintings, drawings, photographic works, film related material, sculpture and ceramics.
The subject included attendance at the performance of NED, an Australian musical at Bendigo's Ulumbarra Theatre. Students studied the history and legend surrounding the Kelly Gang through original artefacts such as Kelly's famous armour, the death mask, the Jerilderie letter, weaponry, associated ephemera, and important works of art by Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Juan Davila, Norman Lindsay and others.
Image: Adam Cullen, Unforgiven (Ned Kelly and Constable Fitzpatrick), 2011, acrylic and ink on linen, private collection, reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Adam Cullen and Michael Reid Art Gallery
April 2016: Marilyn
Exhibiting Culture: Marilyn explored the Marilyn phenomenon through the a number of lenses, including those provided by history, politics, fashion, cinema and the visual arts, psychology, gender relations and law.
Students enjoyed access to Bendigo Art Gallery's Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox present Marilyn Monroe exhibition and to the Murray Art Museum Albury's exhibition Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon. Leading La Trobe scholars and other experts guided participants through a comparative exploration of the exhibitions.
Image: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes © 1953 and 2015 Twentieth Century Fox.
November - December 2016: Galleries at Work
Exhibiting Culture: Galleries at Work explored the roles and diverse forms of galleries in the 21st century including blockbuster exhibitions, artist-run collectives, cultural tourism and technology.
Students had the opportunity to engage with industry leaders, gallery directors, curators, artists and educators working in regional and metropolitan contexts. Exhibiting Culture: Galleries at Work also included a rare behind-the-scenes tour of Bendigo Art Gallery.
Image: LAI Facade, Julie Rrap, Outerspace (2010), digital print.