Otago Polytechnic

Art History Night Class


Dunedin School of Art (P Block, Riego Street)

One weekly session per term (Tuesday, 6.00pm)

On campus

29 April, 15 July and 16 September 2019
You can apply anytime by clicking the light blue APPLY button (directly above the fee shown to the right of your screen). This will take you to our Eventbrite page where you can apply and pay online.

Arts of the world: Perspectives from the East

Classes will offer an overview of a range of arts including, broadly defined, Near East Asian and Asian Art, and Inuit Art. This course is designed to be interactive and assists in developing analytical skills/critical thinking for further studies in art. 


2019 term dates 
Term one 18 February - 12 April
Term two 29 April - 21 June
Term three 15 July - 6 September
Term four 16 September - 8 November

Please note: There will be no classes on public holidays.

What we'll cover in class

By starting each class with a visual analysis of contemporary art, the course aims to generate a greater appreciation for the work of today’s artists as well as a deeper understanding of the importance of art history to the ongoing cultural life of the nation. More immediately, it’ll make your next visit to an art gallery all the more rewarding.

What if I want to attend the same course next term?

If you want to repeat this course, you will need to apply and pay for each term separately via our Eventbrite platform (by clicking the APPLY tab in the top right corner of this page).


Classes are held in P201 at the Dunedin School of Art. Please click here for a map.

Go to the main entrance of the Dunedin School of Art at 19 Riego St (off the Anzac Avenue end of Albany St). P201 is on the first floor at the end of the building.


Radhika Ragav

Radhika Raghav’s PhD thesis examines the emergence of the feminine ideal in art and visual culture in the Indian subcontinent. Before commencing her PhD at Otago, her Master’s project in Art History documented and studied careers of artists of pre-digital street-corner art such as film posters and billboards. She has a longstanding interest in art and cultural history, with a specific focus on painting and architecture, as well as film and fashion history.

Entry criteria

Students must be over 16 years of age.


For enquiries, please email artnightclass@op.ac.nz


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