Join us for an afternoon of art, design and history as Andrew takes you through the complex and beautiful stories that built the Bauhaus legacy.
Bring to life the little-known story of how revolutionary ideas of the Weimar Republic in Germany influenced modernist art, design and architecture in Brisbane and Australia. This tour will reveal the migrant and refugee contribution to Australian life and art history in the inter-war period and post-Second World War years.
Professor Andrew McNamara teaches art history and theory, in Visual Arts in the Creative Industries Faculty of QUT. His research interests include modernism; contemporary art; Australian and indigenous art; design and architecture; critical cultural theory in relation to technology, society and media; and aesthetics.
His most recent publications include: Undesign (Routledge, 2018); Surpassing Modernity: Ambivalence in Art, Politics and Society (Bloomsbury, London, 2018/19); and with Philip Goad, Ann Stephen, Harriet Edquist and Isabel Wünsche, Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture (Miegunyah and Power, 2019).
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.