ARTH 335

Special Topic: Topics in Pacific Art

This course will look at art and visual culture in the Pacific region (Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia) from the end of World War Two to the present. Topics examined will include art and nationhood, cultural revival, indigenous modernism and Contemporary Pacific art. 70% internal assessment, 30% examination.

Taught by the School of Art History, Classics & Religious Studies, part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

This course is not offered in 2015.

20 points


Set texts

Course Handbook from vicbooks Kelburn, Easterfield Building.

Recommended reading

Thomas, Nicholas, Oceanic art. London: Thames and Hudson, 1995.
Brunt, Peter and Nicholas Thomas, Sean Mallon, Lissant Bolton, Deidre Brown, Damian Skinner and Susan Küchler, Art in Oceania: A New History, London: Thames and Hudson, 2012.

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.