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James Steele, Doctor of Philosophy, Photography & Media Arts. 13, 1973

Visual Arts Graduate Season 2013

Reception: 11 April 2013 6:00pm
Duration: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 10:30 - Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 17:00
Location: ANU School of Art Gallery

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Christina Clarke
Doctor of Philosophy
Gold & Silversmithing

This aim of this project was to discover how hammered metal vessels were made on the Greek island of Crete by metalsmiths of the Minoan culture during the Greek Bronze Age, approximately 3000 to 1100 BC.  This entailed studying archaeological material in Greece and the United Kingdom, including the personal examination of a number of antiquities, and creating metalsmithing equipment based on Bronze-Age artefacts.  I then used this equipment – a charcoal fire, stone hammers and grinders and wooden tools – to make Minoan vessel types and to test the practicalities of this somewhat primitive technology.


James Steele
Doctor of Philosophy
Photography & Media Arts

Cronulla Street, Summer.1973-2011, explores how photography can reveal the sometimes subtle, sometimes brutal, changes in our suburban environment and community over time – by comparing a series of photographs taken around Cronulla Street, south of Sydney, in 1973, with another series taken in the same places almost forty years later.

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