Over five weeks, Dr Sam Bowker of Charles Sturt University will lead a series of free lectures on Islamic art from contemporary Australian perspectives. Encounter the diversity and plurality of Islamic contributions to visual culture through spectacular and vernacular case studies from around the world.
Encounters with Islamic Art cover a subject matter that ranges over 1,300 years from Morocco to Indonesia, including objects, architecture, textiles and calligraphy in many languages. It's a global genre in art history, and it's complicated. The lectures are accessible to 'armchair travellers' and art scholars alike - all you need is a a desire to understand and appreciate some of the most beautiful things in the world. These free lectures are part of the only Australian university course on Islamic Art and Design, which is taught through Charles Sturt University.
The lectures are presented on Monday evenings in November and December at the Museum's Historic Council Chambers site.
For full course outline and more information, see museumriverina.com.au/events/encounters-with-islamic-art