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Dr Angela Mackie

Lecturer - Brush Up on Art History


Dr Angela Mackie has a Ph.D from the University of Melbourne, an MA Hons from the University of Auckland and a Teaching Diploma from the Italian University for Foreigners in Perugia. She has lectured in Australia at the University of Wollongong, the University of South Australia, Trinity College, and the University of Melbourne.

Alessandro Parronchi, the twentieth century Florentine poet and art-historian, was the subject of Dr Mackie's doctoral thesis. She investigated the relationship between his art-historical works and his poetry, and the way in which Parronchi used painterly techniques in his verse.

Angela Mackie's effectiveness as a lecturer is due to a blend of attributes: intelligence, a firm grasp of academic principles and values, and a delightful and engaging personality.

Dr Evan L. Burge ~ Warden 1974-97 Trinity College, University of Melbourne

Having completed the Renaissance, Boundless Baroque, and the Romantic Rebellion courses, I felt the paintings, sculpture and architecture truly came alive for me whilst re-visiting the museums of Italy and France this year. The knowledge and understanding I gained from these courses made all the difference between looking and actually seeing. Thank you indeed.

Mrs Sarah Coxhead, Student 2003 - 2010

I wish to thank you for the most enlightening and entertaining lectures that I have ever had the privilege of attending.

Grendon Lyndon, Student 2000 and 2001