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.
Course Handbook from vicbooks Kelburn, Easterfield Building.
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.
For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.