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Urszula Szulakowska has lectured on art and cultural history at the universities of Sydney, Queensland and Leeds, as well as in institutions in Poland and Hungary. She has published extensively on the history of ideas, art and religion in Central and Western Europe during the Reformation. Urszula was an active participant in and long term supporter of the emerging artist-run ecology in Brisbane during the 1980s and 1990s.






29998 Urszula Szulakowska Papers 1970s-2011
Photographs, slides, DVDs, correspondence.
Scope and content
Photographs relating to Urszula Szulakowska’s life at the University of Queensland, and after her return to England; colour photographs, correspondence, a DVD of sculpture, digital work and drawings 1970s-1990s, and an exhibition catalogue, of David Moses (1957-2005); set of 39 colour slides labelled “Belles Letters” 1988; set of 10 colour slides labelled “Urszula Szulakowska & Luke Roberts ‘All Souls Day’ ACCA 1989″; CD titled “Farrell and Parkin: series scans 2006”; DVD “Sharon Shostak: 20 years of short films”; DVD of Sharon Shostak’s film “The Echo doco: born to be trouble”; Annual bulletin of the National Gallery of Victoria, vol. VIII, 1966-67.
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Dr Urszula Szulakowska was born in England of Polish refugee parentage and took her first degree at Somerville College, Oxford, in Modern History (MA, 1974). She gained her doctorate from the University of Sydney (1988). She lectured in the history of art and architecture at Sydney University (1976-82) and at University of Queensland (1982-90). She taught at Bretton Hall College (1990-2000) and is currently lecturing in art-history at Leeds University. Dr Szulakowska has published four monographs, three of these on alchemy (Alchemy of Light; The Sacrificial Body and the Day of Doom; Alchemy and Contemporary Art) and an edition of essays, papers on the history of alchemy, texts for exhibition catalogues, essays on contemporary art theory and critical art reviews, as well as establishing art magazines. Her main area of research concerns Renaissance and Early Modern alchemical illustration in its religious and political context, as well as the influence of the esoteric tradition.
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29998, Urszula Szulakowska Papers, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.
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29998 Urszula Szulakowska Papers 1970s-2011
Urszula Szulakowska 1950- ; 1970s-2011
Photographs, slides, DVDs, correspondence.