Exhibition Review | Rome: Piranesi’s Vision | Katrina Grant

April 17, 2014
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Fig. 5 Piranesi, 'Veduta del Porto di Ripa Grande', Vedute di Roma, 1757-58.

Rome: Piranesi’s Vision Katrina Grant  State Library of Victoria, 22nd February until 22nd June 2014. Free exhibition. ‘When I first saw the remains of the ancient buildings of Rome lying as they do in cultivated fields or in gardens and wasting away under the ravages of time, or being destroyed by greedy owners who sell them...
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Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | 17th April 2104

April 17, 2014
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Please note there will be no Jobs and Call for Papers post next week, they will resume on Friday 2nd May. Jobs Professorship of History of Art, University of Cambridge – deadline 2nd June 2014 Junior Research Fellowship in European History/History of Art 1500-1800,...
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Exhibition | For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation | Art Gallery of Ballarat

April 15, 2014
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Keeley Halswelle The Heart of the Coolins 1886 oil on canvas National Gallery of Victoria

The exhibition For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation is now on at the Art Gallery of Ballarat until July 27. About the Exhibition For Auld Lang Syne brings together artworks and objects from across Australia and overseas to mark the...
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Artist Talk | Dominic Kavanagh, Natasha Madden and Zac St. Clair | BLINDSIDE Gallery

April 15, 2014
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Dominic Kavanagh, The Beehive

 Dominic Kavanagh, Natasha Madden and Zac St. Clair | BLINDSIDE Gallery Dominic Kavanagh’s The Beehive is an installation inspired by and sourced from urban ruins. It metaphorically relates the lifeless urban scrapheap to the contrastingly buzzing, complex and teeming circumstance of an archetypal beehive. More about...
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Lecture | Infinite social landscape: Chinese contemporary art on the global stage – Professor Yiyang Shao

April 14, 2014
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Zhan Wang,“My Universe” (2011) via en.cafa.com.cn

Infinite social landscape: Chinese contemporary art on the global stage Professor Yiyang Shao China has been a land of radical changes in the past 30 years, from its economy to society, from its culture to individual life. Chinese contemporary art has become one of...
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Art and Art History Opportunities | Jobs, Funding Calls for Papers | April 11th 2014

April 11, 2014
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Jobs UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Women – deadline 19th May 2014 UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - deadline 19th May 2014 Departmental Lecturer in the History of Art, University of Oxford – deadline 8th May 2014 Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Visualisation of Cultural...
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ACCA Future Forum #2 | ‘Melbourne Tomorrow’

April 9, 2014
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FUTURE FORUM #2: MELBOURNE TOMORROW  Ayse Erkmen, Plan B, 2011. Installation at the Pavilion of Turkey, 54th Biennale di Venezia. Water purification units with extended pipes and cables. Photo Roman Mensing / artdoc.de

  Future Forum #2: Melbourne Tomorrow   What will Melbourne’s contemporary art world look like in the future? What differentiates Melbourne’s contemporary art ecosystem from other states? How will it look in the next decade? Is there too much duplication or is abundance our strength?...
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Seminar | Zoffany’s portrait of Elizabeth Farren – Vivien Gaston | Melbourne Portrait Group

April 8, 2014
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Seminar | Zoffany’s portrait of Elizabeth Farren – Vivien Gaston | Melbourne Portrait Group

Melbourne Portrait Group Seminar: ‘Portraits and Reanimation: Johann Zoffany’s Portrait of Elizabeth Farren as Hermione in Shakespeare’s ‘A Winter’s Tale’, c. 1780‘ Johan Zoffany’s portrait of Elizabeth Farren as Hermione in Shakespeare’s ‘A Winter’s Tale’ represents one of the most striking, controversial and memorable...
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Art and Art History News | April 4th 2014

April 4, 2014
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Fortunato Depero, Skyscrapers and Tunnels

Art and Art History News Katrina Grant A round-up of portrait news (rediscovered Seurat self-portrait, new book by James Hall and an Artemeisia self portrait acquisition) from the  the Melbourne Portrait Group. A good review of the current Futurism show on at the Guggenheim ‘What...
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Art and Art History Opportunities | Jobs, Funding,Calls for Papers | April 4th 2014

April 4, 2014
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Jobs Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney – deadline 14th April 2014 Blogger in Residence (Salzburg, 21 Jul-30 Aug 14)- deadline 21st April, 2014 Project Head for Digital Art History, National Gallery of Art (Washington), Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts...
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Conversations | Balancing development and urban heritage in Melbourne – Gerard Vaughan and Ray Tonkin | Newman College

April 3, 2014
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This public ‘conversation’ will be the first of a trio to be held at Newman College over the next few months on the theme of ‘conserving the past, ensuring the future’. In this first event in the series, Professor Gerard Vaughan discusses with Ray...
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Conversation | Stuart Ringholt in conversation with Charlotte Day | MUMA

April 2, 2014
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Image credit: Stuart Ringholt, Club Purple (detail) 2014. Photo: Andrew Curtis. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Stuart Ringholt in conversation with Charlotte Day Stuart Ringholt is one of Australia’s most fearless contemporary artists. His practice has involved leading audiences in naturist gallery tours, anger workshops, and performances that place the artist in embarrassing situations. Here Ringholt will discuss the two...
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Lunchtime Talk | Marketing and Dürer connecting business and the arts – Louise Box | Ian Potter Museum of Art

April 2, 2014
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Durer Woodcut

Marketing and Dürer connecting business and the arts Louise Box Louise will share some of her recent research on the Albrecht Dürer woodcuts held in the University of Melbourne’s print collection. Linking book and print history, she will also discuss how these sixteenth-century art...
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Lecture | William Blake in the 21st century – Peter Otto | NGV International

April 1, 2014
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William Blake illustration 'Dante running from Three Beasts'

Keynote Lecture: William Blake in the 21st century        This lecture introduces Blake as artist, poet, and prophet by mapping his attempts radically to transform traditional understandings of the book, from the Songs of Innocence (1789) to the Laocoön engraving (c.1815). The interactive, open-ended, multi-media forms he created...
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Lecture | Murujuga Marni – the Burrup Petroglyphs in Context Australia’s Oldest Rock Art Under Threat? | Ken Mulvaney

March 31, 2014
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Murujuga Marni – the Burrup Petroglyphs in Context: Australia’s Oldest Rock Art Under Threat? Dr Ken Mulvaney, archaeologist and cultural heritage specialist, will explain the global significance of the rock art of the Burrup Peninsula/Murujuga. Ken Mulvaney lives in Dampier and is Rio Tinto’s...
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Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | March 28th

March 28, 2014
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Jobs Curator, TV and Migration Research Project, Museum Victoria (pdf link) – deadline 9th April 2014 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in History of Art/ Exhibition Studies, Liverpool John Moores University – deadline 15th April 2014 Funding NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) – deadline 5th May 2014...
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Nude Gallery Tour with Stuart Ringholt – limited places remaining

March 28, 2014
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Image credit: Preceded by a tour of the show by artist Stuart Ringholt, 4-5pm (the artist will be naked. Those who wish to join the tour must also be naked. Adults Only.) 2011. Performance still, MCA, Sydney, 2012. Image courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery.

Nude Gallery Tour with Stuart Ringholt –  limited places remaining Join artist Stuart Ringholt for a nude tour of his solo exhibition Kraft.  Ringholt will commence the private tour with an introduction to his practice spanning over 15 years and finish with a dancing...
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MONA and TCotA present Arts Forum | Agnieszka Pindera

March 26, 2014
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MONA and TCotA present Arts Forum | Agnieszka Pindera | Hobart Agnieszka Pindera is a freelance curator based in Warsaw. Agnieszka’s curatorial engagements include the Xawery Dunikowski Sculpture Museum at the Królikarnia Palace in Warsaw (2012), and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Znaki Czasu,...
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Call for Papers | ‘Ideas and Enlightenment’ The Long Eighteenth Century (Down Under) | David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV

March 26, 2014
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‘Ideas and Enlightenment’ - The Long Eighteenth Century (Down Under) David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV 10-13 December 2014, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Call for Papers The Sydney Intellectual History Network and ‘Putting Periodisation to Use’ Research Group at the University...
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