2017 Lectures – Art & Philosophy of the Spirit

4 Tuesday evenings  -   14 Mar –  21 Mar –  28 Mar – 4 April 2017

TIME 6:30pm -  08:30pm. (4 lectures)

VENUE: Centre for Continuing Education, Sydney University.
ADDRESS: 160 Missenden Road, Newtown, Sydney.

“This unique course offers an in-depth analysis of contemporary concepts and practices – a fascinating marriage of ontology (theories of being) and aesthetics (theories of art).” 

2015 Conference – “Grounding the Spirit in Literature and the Arts”

I am giving a paper at the ACU Conference on Friday 24 July.

Venue: Australian Catholic University, 25A Barker Road, Strathfield, Sydney. 23-26 July 2015

You can register for a single daily ticket, or the whole 3 day conference. Public transport is excellent. Students/ part time employed: $65 a day.

My paper is titled: ” A Global Perspective on Representations of Spiritual Experiences in Visual Art. ” 

(A focus on the visual language of spiritual systems in its ontological aspect, as an investigation into the nature of being and consciousness, and thus arriving at an understanding of the commonality of the ‘spiritual experience’ present in all cultures, and the visual language that describes it. )

The conference is from 23-26 July – website http://www.acu.edu.au/groundingthesacred

 

2015 Lecture dates: “Art and Philosophy of the Spirit”

2015 LECTURE DATES ARE CONFIRMED:  2 Sessions 

4 Tuesday evenings  -   17 Feb – 24 Feb – 3 Mar –  10 Mar –  2015
4 Tuesday evenings – 8 Sept – 15 Sept – 22 Sept –  29 Sept –  2015

TIME 6:30pm -  08:30pm. (4 lectures)

VENUE: Centre for Continuing Education, Sydney University.
ADDRESS: 160 Missenden Road, Newtown, Sydney.

“This unique course offers an in-depth analysis of contemporary concepts and practices – a fascinating marriage of ontology (theories of being) and aesthetics (theories of art).” 

Books are in the following libraries…

As of January 2017 copies of “Spiritual Art and Art Education” are in the following major libraries – there are other libraries stocking it but I don’t have the full list…

BRITAIN
University of Oxford Library
The British Library
Cambridge University Library
the National Library of Scotland
the Library of Trinity College Dublin

AUSTRALIA
National Library Australia, Canberra
Sate Library of New South Wales
Sydney University Library
University of New South Wales Library
State Library of Victoria
University of Queensland Library
University of Queensland  (ebook)

USA
Library of Congress
Harvard University Library  Depository  (via HOLLIS Catalogue)
UCLA Library
Penn Libraries, Philadelphia – Fisher Fine Arts Library (Franklin Catalogue)

NAEA Conference 29-31 March 2014

I had a wonderful time at the NAEA Conference 29-31 March  - (National Art Educators Association).  I delivered a paper  - “Spiritual Art and Art Education” – on my Routledge book, which was warmly received by the audience. Lovely to meet new people!!

Art & Philosophy of the Spirit – lecture dates 2014

2014 LECTURE DATES ARE CONFIRMED:

Tuesdays  4 Feb –11 Feb – 18 Feb –  25 Feb 2014

Tuesdays 11 July –  8 July –  15 July –  22 July 2014

TIME 6:30pm -  08:30pm. (4 lectures)

VENUE: Centre for Continuing Education, Sydney University.

ADDRESS: 160 Missenden Road, Newtown.

The visual arts have been used throughout history to describe spiritual practices and philosophies, and an intriguing consistency emerges in the history of spiritual art from different cultures. By definition ‘spirit’ transcends culture, gender, age. This is a groundbreaking course, showing the development of spiritual philosophies through the language of art, in the context of our 21st century global culture.

new book – published December 2013

I am delighted to report that Routledge / Taylor & Francis Books in New York is publishing a volume based on my thesis research. Title: “Spiritual Art & Art Education” . It is part of the Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies Series. Release date in the USA December 2013 – in the UK January 2014.

Copies may be ordered/purchased at:

http://www.routledge.com/books/series/RAVS/