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Digital art history: Power convening panel at CIHA Lyon 2024

The Power Institute is convening a panel in June on art history and the digital, at the prestigious CIHA conference in Lyon. 

A painting showing a woman embodying the Republic of France, with two children suckling at her breasts

Lauren Carroll Harris: Paris Residency Fellow 2023

Lauren Carroll Harris details her winter writing and research projects in Paris.

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End of Year Message 2023

A message from Mark Ledbury, Director of the Power Institute

Slight edit of JW Power, Self portrait, c1920, Chau Chak Wing Museum, PW1961.8.

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Ends of Painting wins prize

Our 2023 publication Ends of Painting: Art in the 1960s and 1970s, edited by Paris Lettau and David Homewood, has been awarded a prize for best anthology.

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Vale Lindsay Barrett

We mourn the passing of author and cultural historian Lindsay Barrett (1959-2023).

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Visiting Scholar: Jack Halberstam

The influential gender and queer theorist is visiting Sydney, hosted by the Power Institute

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Interview with Scholar in Residence Melody Rod-ari

Our 2023 Sydney Asian Art Series scholar Melody Rod-ari was recently interviewed on ABC's Art Show.

Anklet(?) with Spiral Decoration, Thailand (Ban Chiang) ca. 300 BCE–200 CE (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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Still from Ari Aster's film Midsommar

The Horror Cinema of Ari Aster

A research symposium on the pioneering horror cinema of Ari Aster, including a livestream conversation with the filmmaker himself. 

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Catherine Rogers: Paris Residency Fellow 2023

Catherine Rogers, an artist and 2023 Paris Residency Fellow, reports on her travels and research in France.

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Eloquence Prize 2023

A prize for art history thinkers from across Australia, supported by the Power Institute through its "Powered by Power" initiative.

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