2017 Victorian Craft Awards open for applications

Artists are currently invited to submit entries until Monday 27 March. The Victorian Craft Awards is a biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria and supported by the state government. Now in its second year, the Victorian Craft Awards present and celebrate excellence in contemporary craft practice. The Awards welcome applications from emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople across the state of Victoria. Applications of individual works and installations utilising craft skills, processes and materials are welcome. Established in 2015, this year the Awards will again select up to 100 artists for a finalists exhibition in June and July 2017. The Victorian Craft Awards have created a new demonstrable standard for excellence within the crafts. The Awards play an essential role in delivering a focused, peer-reviewed opportunity for makers and collectors, and have enabled finalists to leverage new creative and commercial opportunities beyond the scope of the…

Call for Nominations | CHASS Prizes 2017

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Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), a national advocacy body that supports the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sector in Australia. CHASS are now inviting nominations for this year’s CHASS Australia Prizes. Nominations are currently open for the 2017 CHASS Australia Distinctive Work Prize, which is for an exceptional artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution to arts policy in 2016. This cash prize of $3,500 is being sponsored by Routledge. The nominated work must have some relevance to Australian cultural and intellectual life. More details here http://www.chass.org.au/2017-australia-prizes/. 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader –  for an individual under 30 years of age who is demonstrating leadership skill and potential in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. I have attached a poster with more information, trust you will find it useful. CHASS Australia Prize for a Book in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences ($3,500) Nominees in this category must have published a non-fiction book/e-book…

Heritage Roadshow

Do you have wartime artefacts at home? Do you know their significance or how to care for them? Learn from Australia’s top preservation experts about how to keep your family’s wartime heritage items safe in your home for future generations to enjoy, and bring your objects along for personalised advice. Australia’s experience of war, especially in the First and Second World Wars, helped shape our sense of ourselves as a nation and as a community with a distinctive ethos and way of life. To provide opportunities for future generations to understand, investigate and value these experiences, we must ensure that siginificant material relating to Australia’s war heritage is preserved, not just in official national and state institutions, but also in personal, family and community collections. The Department of Premier and Cabinet – Veterans Branch and the Grimwade Centre for Cultural…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 17th March 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, NETS Victoria – deadline 27th March 2017 Gallery Administrator/Manager, Station Gallery, South Yarra – deadline 22nd March 2017 International Teaching Fellows in History of Art (3 fixed term posts), University College London – deadline 24th March 2017 Lecturer in Literature and Visual Culture, University of Cambridge – Faculty of English – deadline 20th March 2017 Principal Research Fellow in Interdisciplinary Art and Science, University of Westminster – Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media – deadline 5th Paril 2017 Funding Visiting Research Fellowship Program at MAAS Museum, Sydney – deadline 24th April 2017 or 16th October 2017 National Library of AUstralia Fellowships 2017 (various areas of research including curatorial research) – deadline 30th April 2017 Calls for Papers Art Institutions & Performance Art: International workshop for PhD candidates, (Justus Liebig University, Giessen, June 22 –…

Funding | Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship – History Program, La Trobe University

Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship – History Program, La Trobe University The scholarship: We seek applications from innovative Indigenous scholars in any discipline relevant to visual and/or print history to join the research team of the newly established Graphic Encounters research project based in the history department at La Trobe University. The project is dedicated to the study of Australian print-making depicting Aboriginal Australians from ‘discovery’ to federation (1770-1901). This historical period encompasses an era of intercultural encounters imagined within the graphic medium of prints, from engraving to lithography. Concurrently the many techniques in image reproduction refined over these same decades. We seek to document particularly the production of prints featuring Aboriginal Australians and their recurrence and dissemination within a transnational web of print media and print making. The PhD project may focus on the cultural, social, economic, geographic, or other…

Book Launch | Photography and Collaboration: From Conceptual Art to Crowdsourcing – Daniel Palmer | NGV

Saturday 18 March, 1.30PM NGV International Melbourne Art Book Fair Discussion Space Part of Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017 FREE ENTRY. No booking required. Website. Photography and Collaboration: From Conceptual Art to Crowdsourcing offers a fresh perspective on existing debates in art photography and on the act of photography in general. Offering new arguments about photographic practice and collaboration, Palmer’s work is an invaluable contribution to the history of photography and contemporary art writing. Published by Bloomsbury. SpeakersDaniel Palmer Daniel Palmer is Associate Dean of Graduate Research and Associate Professor in the Art History & Theory Program at MADA (Monash Art, Design & Architecture). His books include The Culture of Photography in Public Space (Intellect 2015), edited with Anne Marsh and Melissa Miles, and Twelve Australian Photo Artists (Piper Press, 2009), co-authored with Blair French. Charles Green Charles Green is Professor of…

International Symposium | Parallel Histories: Nineteenth-Century Australian and American Landscape Painting |

The landscape of ideas, explorer artists, the pastoral arcadia of settlers, and the natural wilderness will be surveyed in Not As The Songs Of Other Lands exhibition at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne. Recalling sentimental landscapes in the manner of Claude Lorrain (1600-1682) and so-called ‘improved landscapes’ with the inclusion of mercantile, agricultural and industrial iconography, this Symposium will highlight the introduction of American theories of perception and visual representations of materiality and ideology in the landscape, especially when positioned alongside the Australian interpretation of Indigenous landscapes and cultures. There are many parallels to be found in the representation of such complex cultural heritage. This symposium will activate these ideas beyond the scope of the exhibition space. Join us as we examine the connections between the depiction of landscape, and the visual representation of myth and…

The Japan Art Catalogue Project | University of Sydney Library

The Japan Art Catalogue Project | University of Sydney Library The Japan Art Catalogue (JAC) project was established in 1996 to support art researchers across the globe by collecting publications related to Japanese exhibitions. These include both major exhibitions of Japanese art of all periods but also important exhibitions of Western art shown in Japan, including in particular modern and contemporary art. These include some of the most comprehensive exhibitions of such art world-wide, and the catalogues are very well illustrated and of the highest standards of production. In addition to the Japanese texts they often include texts in European languages by collaborating curators or English translations of texts by Japanese  curators. Currently managed by the National Art Centre, Tokyo, the JAC project provides access to rich and invaluable resources, most of which are not ordinarily distributed widely outside the…

Seminar | Cabinet Secrets – Martha Pollak | University of Melbourne

This seminar, presented by Professor Martha Pollak, explores cabinets like those once owned by the diarist, ecologist, and wannabe urbanist John Evelyn in the context of the secretive inclinations of the mid-seventeenth century, and with the search for meaning in objects and nature. When the Victoria and Albert Museum recently reopened its early modern galleries of decorative arts, among the large objects stood John Evelyn’s imposing cabinet made of pietre dure and ebony (W24-1977). Its inclusion in the “European” rather than English galleries signified the position of the much-quoted diarist, ecologist, and wannabe urbanist as an influential traveller to the continent. This sizeable and costly piece of show furniture was not, however, the only such item that Evelyn had brought back in his clobber from the continent. A much more modest museum in London, the Geffrye (styled as the Museum of…

Seminar | European Renaissance prints with Professor Anne Dunlop | Baillieu Library

This informal object-based learning seminar examines works of art from the Baillieu Library Print Collection first hand. Prints and drawings by artist such as, Albrecht Dürer, Raphael and Andrea Mantegna are spotlighted, and asked a series of questions. Some of the secrets about the technical and stylistic achievements of these major practitioners of the European Renaissance will be revealed. Professor Dunlop is the Herald Chair of Fine Arts, and the coordinator of the subject European Renaissance Art. Please note that food, drink, bags and biros are not permitted near the works of art. Date: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Thursday 23 March 2017 Venue: Leigh Scott Room, Level 1, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne Free but bookings required here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/european-renaissance-prints-with-proffessor-anne-dunlop-tickets-32311610898