Painting at the Australian National University provides stimulating courses and high quality facilities for students to explore painting and related media, informed by painting’s rich history. We host national and international visiting artists; staging ambitious research projects and significant exhibitions. In both graduate and undergraduate programmes, our staff focus on preparing students for careers as practising, professional artists.
Undergraduate courses expand student's creative and technical skills and lay the foundations for the development of critical judgement. We encourage a diversity of creative thinking fostered through individual tutorials, group critiques and reviews.
Painting at ANU is recognised nationally and internationally as vibrant, diverse and dynamic. Our graduates have developed successful careers nationally and internationally in the visual arts as artists, teachers, gallery professionals and as arts workers in related, creative fields.