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Professor Andrew McNamara

Professor Andrew McNamara
This presentation is part of the Richard and Janet Southby Visiting Fellows Programme.

Professor Andrew McNamara teaches art history and theory, in Visual Arts in the Creative Industries Faculty of QUT. He has wide-ranging research interests, including modernism; contemporary art; Australian and indigenous art; design and architecture; critical cultural theory in relation to technology, society and media; and aesthetics. His publications include: Sweat—the subtropical imaginary (2011); An Apprehensive Aesthetic (2009); Modern Times: The Untold Story of Modernism in Australia, with Ann Stephen and Philip Goad (2008). He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Professor McNamara is the new chair of the Australian committee of CIHA, Comité International d’Histoire de l’art. In addition, he is on the national executive of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) and on the executive of the international committee of the EAM, the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernist Studies. He is currently focused on a number of research projects, including an ARC Discovery project, Bauhaus Australia: Transforming Education in Art, Architecture and Design.

As part of Geelong Grammar School’s Centenary of Bauhaus celebrations Professor McNamara’s presentation will explore the enduring significance of the Bauhaus idea or conception, taking into account the contemporary situation while also investigating Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack’s own history.


Cook Theatre
Geelong Grammar School, Biddlecombe Avenue, Corio Vic 3214

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