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Art Today with Claire Chamberlain 2024


Areez Katki, Fruit Cubab, 2022 (installation view, Parnell Station). Inkjet billboard prints. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.


Art Today with Claire Chamberlain 2024

Art Today with Claire Chamberlain 2024



2024 term dates

Term 1: 5 February – 12 April
Term 2: 29 April – 5 July
Term 3: 22 July – 27 September
Term 4: 14 October – 6 December

Exploring contemporary art in context.

Art Today with Claire Chamberlain offers an opportunity to learn about art through a global lens, enriching participants’ understanding of the significance and complexities of contemporary art. Taking an analytical approach, the tutor situates themes in contemporary art within broader historical contexts in Aotearoa and internationally. Lively class discussions may unravel the impact of sociopolitical movements such as Black Lives Matter, or the rise of digital exhibitions and NFTs in the age of Covid-19.

Course content may respond to current exhibitions, events and the interests of students. Comprising an evolving series of tutor-led discussions and gallery visits, Art Today with Claire Chamberlain provides a relaxed learning environment with no formal assessments. While enrolments are for one year, many students continue year after year.

Classes run weekly, with multiple weekday options.
Choose from:
- Thursdays, 10.30am–12.30pm
- Fridays, 10.00am–12.00pm

*Please note, the listed course fee includes an online transaction surcharge. To avoid the surcharge, payment can be made via bank transfer, in which case the fee is $1400.00. See here for details.

About the tutor

Claire Chamberlain (MA Art History with First Class Honours, PGDipEd) has taught for Te Tuhi’s Art Today programme since 2018 and has over 25 years experience as a secondary teacher of art history. During which time she published Art History texts, led international tours and was President of the New Zealand Art History Teachers’ Association. She has been joint head of Patrons of New Zealand at the Venice Biennale since 2022 and has been a patron herself since 2017. In 2024, she will lead a tour to Northern Italy in conjunction with an art travel specialist. A keen supporter of Aotearoa arts and artists, Claire is passionate about communicating her love of art and art history in an accessible and enjoyable way.

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About Art Today

Art Today is Te Tuhi’s art education programme established by Lois Perry in 2008, offering two different courses for enthusiasts of all levels of expertise. Comprising an evolving series of tutor-led discussions, gallery visits and events, courses explore hot topics and current events in the art world in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.

See also Art Today Perpetuals.

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