Funding | Three new PhD Scholarships offered by the Brisbane Consortium for Visual Arts

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The Brisbane Consortium for the Visual Arts (BCVA) facilitates scholarly collaboration between the art history-theory programs of Griffith University (GU), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of Queensland (UQ) working in conjunction with the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). The BCVA’s key areas of focus include: contemporary Asian art; art of the Asia-Pacific; Australian and Australian Indigenous art; the global contemporary; curatorial education and training; new approaches to art history and theory. The BCVA is now offering three PhD scholarships for research in the visual arts in these key areas. Projects addressing art-historical research outside these areas will also be considered if a sufficiently strong case is made. Successful applicants will be based at one of…

Symposium | Technologies/Histories Symposium | University of Melbourne

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Co-hosted by the Transformative Technologies Research Unit (University of Melbourne) & Flinders University, this symposium examines developments in various technologies and their relationship to history. The keynote speaker for the event is Lori Emerson, Associate Professor with a split appointment in the Department of English and the Intermedia Arts, Writing, and Performance Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also Director of the Media Archaeology Lab and writes about media poetics as well as the history of computing, media archaeology, media theory, and digital humanities. Lori Emerson will discuss her current book project titledOther Network – a network archaeology of the history of telecommunications networks that pre-date the Internet or exist outside of the Internet. Session titles…

Symposium | Art, Ethics and Indigeneity | VCA

Richard Frankland: photograph of graffiti by Koorie youth, Healesville

A full day symposium to be held as part of the National Reconciliation Week program at the VCA and MCM. The symposium invites Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers working across the field of Indigenous arts and culture to address some of the key issues when working with Indigenous people, places and communities. It will address the importance of understanding and following protocols and will showcase some of the innovative research being undertaken by Indigenous scholars and artists, and by non-Indigenous researchers working with Indigenous people, places and communities. Guest speakers include Richard Frankland, Genevieve Grieves, Ngardarb Riches, Prof. Brian Martin, Janis Koolmatrie, Lilly Brown, Dr Sally Treloyn and Rona (Googninda) Charles (Ngarinyin, Nyigina), Wilton Foster OAM (Anangu) and Dr Susan Lowish with the…

Talk | Studies for masters: new research into old master drawings | University of Melbourne

Image: After Antonio Giorgetti (Italian c.1635-1669), Angel with the Sponge, 17th century. Baillieu Library Print Collection, gift of Dr J. Orde Poynton, 1959

The spotlight has been shone upon the approximately 100 drawings included in the Baillieu Library Print Collection – many of them gifted by Dr J. Orde Poynton in 1959 – by a series of research projects undertaken by participants in the Cultural Collections Projects Program. A selection of these exquisite drawings will be on display on the ground floor of the Baillieu Library from June 6th until July 24th 2016. A rare opportunity to hear more about how the drawings were made, their attribution and their previous owners will take place with a lunch time presentation by Jessica Cole and Callum Reid. Jessica Cole is a gallery professional and will reveal her findings on a 17th century study of a…

Jobs, Funding, and Calls for papers | Art History and Curatorship | 27th May 2016

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Jobs Australia Philanthropy, Partnerships & Special Events Manager, Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 1st June 2016 Research Development Fellow, Victorian College of the Arts – deadline 29th May 2016 University of Adelaide Research Fellowships Scheme for Early and Mid-Career scholars – deadline 27th June 2016 International Postdoctoral Research Collaborator (full-time), Kunsthistorisches Florence – deadline 24th June 2016 Curator, International Art, Tate Modern – deadline 18th June 2016 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies, Nottingham Trent University – deadline 5th June 2016 Lavery-Shuffrey Early Career Fellowship in Roman Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford – deadline 14th June 2016 Lecturer (Teaching-Focused) in Chinese Cultural Studies and/or History, The University of Manchester – deadline 17th June 2016 Teaching Fellow in History and Theory…

New book series | Renaissance History, Art and Culture with AUP – Call For Proposals

The Marriage of the Virgin, Raphael Sanzio da Urbino 1504

General Editors: Christopher Celenza; Samuel Cohn, Jr.; Andrea Gamberini; Geraldine Johnson; and Isabella Lazzarini. This series investigates the Renaissance as a complex intersection of political and cultural processes that radiated across Italian territories into wider worlds of influence, not only through Western Europe, but into the Middle East, parts of Asia and the Indian subcontinent. It will be alive to the best writing of a transnational and comparative nature and will cross canonical chronological divides of the Central Middle Ages, the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. The series intends to spark new ideas and encourage debate on the meanings, extent and influence of the Renaissance within the broader European world.  It encourages engagement by scholars across disciplines —…

Exhibitions | CCP Declares: On the Social Contract – Gordon Bennett: Moving Images, Part One | CCP

Image: Mohini Chandra Untitled from Kikau Street 2015-16, courtesy the artist.
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Exhibition Dates: 27th May 2016 to 10th July 2016. Opening: 26th May 6-8pm. GALLERY 1 | CCP DECLARES: ON THE SOCIAL CONTRACT Artists: Mohini Chandra, Miriam Charlie, Cherine Fahd, Katrin Koenning, Pilar Mata Dupont, Tom Nicholson and Elvis Richardson Curated by Pippa Milne CCP Declares: On the Social Contract draws together emerging and mid-career artists working at the forefront of Australian photography and video in its expanded field. The subtitle to this second iteration of CCP Declares acknowledges that these works examine or extend the idea of social contract theory; the idea that moral and political obligations and rights are bound upon an intrinsic agreement amongst the various constituents of a society. GALLERY 4 | GORDON BENNETT AND JOHN CITIZEN – GORDON…

Wednesday Art News Round Up | May 25th 2016 | Rediscovered sculptures, more on the Arts Cuts, robots in the gallery, reflections on curating + more

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A fascinating story broke last week in the Arts Newspaper about the rediscovery of 59 Italian Renaissance sculptures missing from Berlin’s collections since the Second World War. The sculptures have been identified in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, and include works by Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Andrea del Verrocchio, Francesco Laurana and Mino da Fiesole that were housed in Berlin’s Bode Museum before the war. They had been assumed destroyed (alongside other masterpieces such as Caravaggio’s Saint Matthew and the Angel) after the building they were stored in caught fire. It seems that they are not in good condition but there are plans to restore them and put them back on display. More on the Arts Cuts A great…

Exhibtions | Lou Hubbard – Rebecca Joseph | TCB

Image:   Lou Hubbard | (Digital Photograph), 2016, Courtesy Sarah Scout Presents Melbourne

Exhibtion dates: 25 May until June 11, 2016 | Opening May 25th 6-8pm FRONT SPACE – LOU HUBBARD Att: Main Reception Level 1, 12 Waratah Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000 I was looking for an angle to describe my exhibition Att: Main Reception, Level 1, 12 Waratah Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000. So I googled “dread” and “anticipation” but somehow hit Enter before typing in “Virginia Woolf”. The top search result was un Bloomsbury yet sweetly coincidental: Adam Kucharski’s essay “The Science of Dread: anticipating pain makes it worse.” Kucharski cites researchers who “looked at what happens when people can delay a painful experience much further into the future. The participants were given a hypothetical scenario in which they had to schedule an appointment for a…

Symposium | Degas: A New Vision | NGV International

Edgar Degas , Rehearsal hall at the Opéra, rue Le Peletier (Le foyer de la danse à l'Opéra de la rue Le Peletier) 1872, oil on canvas, 32.7 x 46.3 cm, Lemoisne 298
Musée d'Orsay, Paris (RF 1977) © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

As part of the the NGV’s winter exhibition on Edgar Degas the gallery is hosting a symposium with international experts on the artist. From his paintings of ballerinas to the social world of Parisian nightlife, Degas’ works demonstrate great technical, conceptual and expressive skill and reveal his openness to experiment with a range of mediums. Date: 2-5pm, Friday 24th June 2016 Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International Bookings required – book online here. Tickets $35 A / $28 M / $30 C (includes light refreshment) Speakers Henri Loyrette, Exhibition Curator Henri Loyrette is a French arts administrator and historian who served as director of the Louvre Museum in Paris from 2001 to 2013 and is now president of Admical, a nonprofit organization involved in…

Free lunchtime public lecture | Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley | Holmesglen

X Shield, 2013 © Janet Burchill, Jennifer McCamley.
Reproduced courtesy the artists and Neon Parc, Melbourne

Holmesglen acquired Burchill and McCamley’s X Shield in 2013. Part of a series completed after the artists first encountered the Papua New Guinea shields held in the Oceania Collection at the National Gallery of Victoria, X Shield was included in the Heide exhibition, Future Primitive in the same year. The artists have been working both individually and collaboratively since the mid-1980s. Their practice embraces a wide variety of media including photography, film, drawing, sculpture and painting. Throughout their combined career, Burchill and McCamley have critically engaged with the history and forms of modernist art and its relationship to everyday life, as reconsidered through feminist, psychoanalytic, filmic and spatial discourses. Collaboration has been an important aspect of their practice. The artists will discuss the trajectory of their work over the last 20…

News | Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab Artists announced

Steven Rhall, THE BIGGEST ABORIGINAL ARTWORK IN MELBOURNE METRO, 2014
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Last week the City of Melbourne announced the artists who will participate in the inaugural Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab: What happens now? at Queen Victoria Market. The selected artists are: Hiromi Tango; Jessie Bullivant; Kiron Robinson; Steven Rhall; Willurai Kirkbright; Sanné Mestrom and Jamie Hall from The Mechanic’s Institute; Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine; Jason Maling and Martyn Coutts from Field Theory; Will Foster from A Centre for Everything and Timothy Moore from SIBLING. From the City of Melbourne: More than 150 artists from around Australia applied to take part in the Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab: an experimental temporary art project run by the City of Melbourne which will result in major new public art installations at the Queen…

NGV Appeal to buy François Marie Poncet’s 1782 Vénus

François Marie Poncet Vénus, Rome, 1782, white marble with grey veins, on a marble plinth with roses and acanthus leaves, Vénus: height 120 cm; plinth: height 100.5 x 45.0 x 45.5 cm

The NGV is asking for donations to support its acquisition of François Marie Poncet’s 1782 ‘Vénus’. Poncet was a French sculptor who was a pupil of the famous Etienne-Maurice Falconet at the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris. He left for Rome in 1760 and spent much of his career in Italy. His first fifteen years in Rome seem to have been spent at the fringes of the Académie de France (he had twice entered the Prix de Rome but been unsuccessful), in contact with British, German and Scandinavian Neo-classical artists. In 1771 he was elected to the Accademia degli Arcadi, and on a journey to Paris in 1775, Poncet stopped in Lyon, where he was received (reçu) as a member…

Jobs, Funding, Call for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 20th May 2016

The Main Galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts during the Summer Exhibition, 1956 (unidentified photographer working for Keystone Press Agency Ltd. Photo credit: © Royal Academy of Arts, London)

Jobs Lecturer, Screen and Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne – deadline 12th June 2016 Gallery Collections Manager, The Arts Centre Gold Coast – deadline 10th June 2016 Griffith University: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (in Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR), a broad-based humanities and social science research centre operating within Griffith University’s Arts, Education & Law Group) – deadline 25th May 2016 Funding Fellowships in Turin – Ornamentation and decoration.The grammar of the orders, the rhetoric of opulence, the appeal to the eye at European Courts (1680-1750) – deadline 24th July 2016 2017 Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant (financial support for the publication of book-length scholarly manuscripts on the history of American art from circa 1500 to 1980…