The Australian Archaeological Institute is hosting the first exhibition held in the revamped exhibition space in the foyer of the Centre of Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA).
“Response to Cyprus” developed out of the participation of the Senior Artists’ Research Forum (SARF) from the University of Wollongong in the Nea Paphos Theatre Excavation in Cyprus in 2010. The project represented the culmination of eighteen years of collaborations between artists in Wollongong and archaeologists at the University of Sydney and its Nicholson Museum.
The Senior Artists’ Research Forum, co-ordinated by Professor Diana Wood Conroy, offered leading artists at UOW the opportunity to develop a research project that reflected on their existing body of work in order to achieve a PhD or Doctor of Creative Arts degree (DCA) within 12 to 36 months. SARF worked on the Paphos excavation in October 2010 in order to understand a wider parameter for their research, in an island with a highly developed archaeological and art history as well as a postcolonial focus on a bitter past.
This exhibition is a parallel group of contemporary artworks to those presently on show in”Aphrodite’s Island: Australian Archaeologists in Cyprus”, Nicholson Museum.
The exhibition can be viewed by the public during CCANESA Library opening hours, 9:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday to Friday.
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