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Senior: 11 & 12: Unit 3: Art as Knowledge

Art as Knowledge


Art has been called the avenue to the highest knowledge available to humans and to a kind of knowledge impossible of attainment by any other means.


How do artists use and manipulate found objects, specific places, or specific people, in artworks to express personal viewpoints?

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Possible Artists

Ben Quilty, a man of conviction (Sydney Morning Herald)

Rebel with a cause: an hour with Ben Quilty (Australian Art Education)

Ben Quilty: The fog of war (Intellectual History Review)

What Ben Quilty offers us (Art Monthly Australia)

Cover Art  Ben Quilty 


Quilty uses licks of luscious paint to conjure his subjects, which include his beloved LJ Torana, his 'wasted' mates, his son Joe and more recently himself. His subjects are modern-day memento mori; pithy reminders of our mortality and a call to live life in the fast lane.

Cover Art  Ben Quilty: After Afghanistan 


Ben Quilty spent three months in Afghanistan as an official war artist for the Australian War Memorial in 2011. During this time he observed the experiences of Australian servicemen and women serving in Kabul, Kandahar and Tarin Kotas part of Operation Slipper. Showcasing 21 studio paintings and 16 works on paper, After Afghanistan exposes the unvarnished,visceral experience of military service and its psychological effects.

Robert Rauschenberg (Ebsco Research Starter)

Robert Rauschenberg experiments with art and technology (Sotheby's Institute of Art)

The great permitter (Time International)

Remembering Robert Rauschenberg (University of Chicago Press)

Cindy Sherman (Museum of Modern Art)

Cindy Sherman (Ebsco Research Starter)

Cindy Sherman reviewed works 
Review by: Heather E. Mathews. Source: Woman's Art Journal , SPRING/SUMMER 2013, Vol. 34, No. 1 (SPRING/SUMMER 2013), pp. 41-42 Published by: Old City Publishing

Cindy Sherman review (Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture)
Volume 2, Number 1, 2017, pp. 123-127. Published by Penn State University Press

Cindy Sherman: New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Dallas (The Burlington Magazine)
Author(s): CHRISTOPHER GRIFFIN Source. JULY 2012, Vol. 154, No. 1312 (JULY 2012), pp. 516- 517 Published by: (PUB) Burlington Magazine Publications 

Brian Robinson (Artist Profile)

Brian Robinson (OneSpace Gallery)

Brian Robinson (Cairns Art Gallery)

New Creation stories: Brian Robinson's 'Men + GODS' 9 (Art Monthly Australia)
By Susan Cochrane, Issue 256 (Summer 2012): 90-91

Creative types: Brian Robinson, artist (The Cairns Eye) 
By Denise Carter, August 8, 2015 - page 12