We support artists, scholars and students to do their research. We offer residency opportunities, host scholars in residence and organise student workshops.
JW Power, Sketch for Danse Arabe (Arabian dance), Work on paper, JW Power Collection, Chau Chak Wing Museum, PW1961.1369.
In addition to producing our own events and publications, the Power Institute supports scholars, students and artists to do their work. We host one of our Australia's premiere art libraries, and host visiting scholars. We also support residencies, reading groups and research seminars.
A series of leading scholars of First Nations art in North America will travel to Sydney to teach, collaborate, and conduct research in Sydney, thanks to a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Each year, the Power Institute awards a set of three-month art residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
The Power Institute hosts one of Australia's leading visual art libraries.
A seminar for scholars to present new research in art and visual culture at the University of Sydney.
JW Power, [Flower landscape with sun], c. 1925, oil on canvas, 69.0 x 79.6 cm, JW Power Collection, Chau Chak Wing Museum, PW1961.26.
In addition to our own events and publications, the Power Institute supports other projects taking place within Australia’s art history and artistic community - an initiative we call "Powered by Power".