Postgraduate Research Student Profiles

Sharryn Bowman

Collective Mood, Gentrification and Architecture: The Art Gallery of New South Wales and the influence of its Trustees within Sydney’s late 19th century society

Architectural history and theory is the subject of Sharryn Bowman’s thesis, ‘Collective mood, gentrification and architecture: The Art Gallery of New South Wales and the influence of its Trustees within Sydney’s late 19th-century society’.

Bowman’s research focuses on evaluating the AGNSW Trustees' roles within the 19th-century society and culture, their influence in commerce and government, their control over the architectural style of the AGNSW and asks whether their collective view accorded with the populace.