Course Summary

We explore the search for national self-definition through literature and the arts in 1930s Australia. In doing so, this course examines conflicting visions of poets and painters who struggle with the pressure of internationalism, indigenous culture and a persistent colonial legacy. The1930s was a fascinating period of time for Australians searching for their national self-definition; none more so than our artists and poets. In just a few years we would be faced with the dark days of the Second World War. But what could be achieved during the twilight of peace?

Your guide is Dr Richard Stone, who has has long been intrigued by history and fascinated by human creativity. An extended period of tertiary study produced a Degree in Art History and Music along with Diplomas in Art and Design and in Education, followed by a satisfying 30-year career as a teacher and lecturer in independent schools. Throughout his teaching career, Richard also practised as a painter and photographer and satisfied an urge to travel by developing a program of European study tours. Since the mid-90s, Richard has accompanied more than 20 groups of secondary students and adults to various destinations in search of cultural enlightenment. Richard has been teaching at the CAE since 2016, sharing his enthusiasm for history, literature and the arts through a range of talks.

Course Sessions

Wednesday, 14th August - 3 classes

Session ID DNAE0301C
14 Aug - 28 Aug 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$199 / $189 (conc)
Richard Stone
Last updated: June 21, 2024 04:38pm