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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)


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. 

A flowerbed

Catherine Rogers: Paris Residency Fellow 2023

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

Two abstract shapes

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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