Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 29th July 2016

[Exhibition of art at the National Gallery of Victoria] [picture] / Mark Strizic.
Author/Creator: Mark Strizic 1928-2012 photographer.
Date: ca.1957 
via State Library of Victoria

Jobs Australia and New Zealand Gallery and Museum Curator, Coffs Harbour – deadline 14th August 2016 UQ Development Fellowships – deadline 28th September 2016 Curator (Permanent Part Time), The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery – deadline 5th August 2016 Scholarly Teaching Fellow in Museum and Heritage Studies, School of Literature, Art and Media Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – deadline 21st August 2016 Executive Officer, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra – deadline 7th August 2016 Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in the School of Art, Massey University (Wellington) – deadline 5th August 2016 International Teaching Fellow in Art History, University of Sussex – deadline 17th August 2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships, Princeton Society of Fellows – deadline 15th September 2016 Funding and Prizes Center for Advanced Study in the…

Call for Papers | SOUTHEAST OF NOW, Issue 3/4 – Movement

Image: Micronesian Marshall Islands Navigational Stick Chart, late 19th century.
Image credit: ICA Commission on Map Design

SOUTHEAST OF NOW: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art | Volume 2 (Numbers 3 and 4): Movement Website: To be published March and September 2018, in print and online, by NUS Press. Deadline: Sep 1, 2016 One of the great storied spaces of our modern period can be located in the travelling of ideas, (art) objects and humans around the world. These movements are spurred on by ever dynamic and variegated social forces — they are made mobile through notions of exchange, relation, plunder, migration, exile, reconstitution, transfer, refuge, entanglement. Human interactions on such a global scale are central to the ideas, aesthetic objects, cultural production and labour of our times. These have been and continue to be informed by a displacement of culture and context. Perhaps, one needs to acknowledge their…

Call for Papers | 2016 AAANZ Conference ‘The Work of Art’


The call for papers for the 2016 AAANZ Conference is now open – the deadline is August 26th 2016. The Annual Conference of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand will be held in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 1–3 December 2016. The conference will be based at the Australian National University, with additional events hosted by the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery. Sessions will be 90 minutes with the expectation that each session will comprise 3 x 20 minute papers, followed by 10 minutes of questions, discussion, and commentary (except where noted otherwise in the session abstract). Session convenors will manage their designated session, prior to and during the conference, with the aim of best…

News | National Art School appoints Michael Lynch CBE AM as Interim Director

Muchael Lynch - image via Sydney Morning Herald.

The National Art School has announced that it has appointed Michael Lynch CBE AM as Interim Director, commencing September 2016. The appointment follows the recent resignation of current Director Michael Snelling, who is relocating to Hong Kong to support his partner Suhanya Raffel as she takes up her position as Director of Hong Kong’s M+ Museum. Mr Lynch commented that: ‘The National Art School has an extraordinary history of creating great artists across genres. I recognize the difficulties that face the School over the coming months and hope to work closely with staff and the Board to find a solution that best benefits the arts, National Art School and all interested stakeholders of which the students are paramount.’ Outgoing National Art…

Online Resource Review | Raphael Research Resource

Screenshot of the Raphael Prohect

The Raphael Research Resource is an online resource produced by the National Gallery in London with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The resource is described as ‘bringing together art-historical, technical and conservation-based information and creating a platform which could eventually host Raphael’s complete œuvre in unprecedented depth.’ Websites like this are surely the way forward in terms of presenting the oeuvre of an artist, not necessarily to entirely replace catalogue raisonné (but perhaps they will in some cases), but to draw together a network of digitised images, archival research, technical research and so on from different institutions, which is beyond the scope of a traditional printed works. It is also great to see cultural institutions making available not…

News | Victorian Government announces $3million for Collingwood Contemporary Arts Precinct


The disused Collingwood tech site is set to become a contemporary arts precinct, with support from the Victorian Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley MP today announced $3 million, as part of the Government’s Creative State strategy, alongside $4.5 million in donations and $4 million already contributed by the State. The announcement heralds the next stage of the creative transformation of the former Collingwood Technical School in Johnston Street. The long abandoned school was given a new lease on life in 2010 when it was earmarked for a new home for Circus Oz. In 2014 Circus Oz moved in to its state-of-the-art new facility occupying 60% of the 10,000sqm site. In a partnership, the Government is working with a…

Lecture Series | The Art and Life of Edgar Degas – Roberta Crisci-Richardson | NGV International

Edgar Degas 
Family portrait (Portrait de famille), also called The Bellelli family 1867
oil on canvas
201.0 x 249.5 cm
Lemoisne 79
Musée d'Orsay, Paris (RF 2210)
© Musée d'Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

Throughout art history Edgar Degas has been categorised as a nationalist, misogynist and experimental artist. But, is this an accurate portrayal? Considering Degas’s life and work from the streets of Paris to the walls of the salon – who was Degas really? In a series of three lectures, Dr Roberta Crisci-Richardson, author of Mapping Degas, challenges popular notions of Degas by considering his life and work in his context of nineteenth century France. Speaker Dr Roberta Crisci-Richardson, art historian, author of Mapping Degas: Real Spaces, Symbolic Spaces and Invented Spaces in the Life and Work of Edgar Degas (1834–1917) Book for the series or individually via the NGV website: Cost: $16 M / $20 A / $18 C (individual lecture) $44 M…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 13 Pia Ednie-Brown | RMIT Design Hub

Pia Ednie Brown

Pia Ednie-Brown   Pia Ednie-Brown is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT in Melbourne, where she Chairs the biannual Practice Research Symposium, coordinates the College creative practice research strategies course and leads the Architectural Ecologies Laboratory – ( Her creative research practice, Onomatopoeia, ( ) combines diverse modes of design investigation – working across small architectural projects, installations, short films, and writing. Between 2009 and 2011 she led an ARC funded project that re-theorised innovation in the context of creative practice, and is currently working on two funded cross-institutional research projects concerning different aspects of creative practice research, ethics and research training. She has edited two books Plastic Green: designing for environmental transformation (RMIT…


SYMPOSIUM PODCASTS — Photographic Cultures

The Photography.Ontology Symposium held earlier this year in Sydney has made the keynote talks available as podcasts. Download or listen via this link Professor Shawn Michelle Smith Looking Forward and Looking Back: Rashid Johnson and Frederick Douglass on Photography This talk was a key note address for the 2016 Photography.Ontology symposium that took place at the University of Sydney on 2 June 2016. Professor Smith considers Frederick Douglass’s propositions about the social power of photography. Looking back at Douglass’s lecture “Pictures and Progress” through the lens of contemporary artist Rashid Johnson’s homage to the nineteenth-century orator, the talk examines Douglass’s surprising celebration of photography as an objectifying medium. Douglass saw the persistence of photographs as both a conserving and a…

Conference | Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference | Glasgow 2017


Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference June 7-11, 2017 | Glasgow, Scotland, UK  The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7–11, 2017. Meeting in Glasgow reflects the increasingly international scope of the Society and its conference, and we expect SAH members from all over the world to join us in Scotland’s largest city, world renowned for its outstanding architectural heritage. This is the first time that SAH has met outside North America since 1973, when it planned a joint meeting in Cambridge with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals and preservationists from around the world will convene to present…

Opportunity | BLINDSIDE Calling for Nominations for new Board Member


BLINDSIDE IS CALLING OUT FOR A DYNAMIC AND ENERGETIC BOARD MEMBER TO FILL THE ROLE OF DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR BLINDSIDE is an independent contemporary arts space located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. For over a decade BLINDSIDE has supported and promoted contemporary art practice and a thriving arts community through exhibitions, events, workshops and critical writing. We are seeking a committed individual who are passionate about contemporary art practice, and willing to give their time on a voluntary basis towards an organisation that is focused on innovative practice that provokes, inspires and challenges. THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP BLINDSIDE provides a grassroots supportive network for its members. We are dedicated to discussing new ideas, collaborating and supporting each other. BLINDSIDE is a…

Lecture | A History of the Future ‘Imagining Melbourne’ – Clare Williamson


In 2016, the city of Melbourne’s future Melbourne 2026 project urges Melburnians to consider their city for the decade ahead. So what better time to reflect on the kind of futures that were imagined for Melbourne in the past. Some big dreams and ambitious visions have been realised, others have not – for better or for worse. And it’s not just the appearance of the city that these imaginings have shaped, but also how we interact with it, move through it and inhabit it. Melbourne looks back in order to look forward. For 180 years, city planners, architects, artists and writers have imagined a future Melbourne from the vantage point of their own time and place. The stories told here…

Lecture | Les Immatériaux: experiments in art and philosophy – Ashley Woodward | VCA


  Les Immatériaux: experiments in art and philosophy A public lecture by Ashley Woodward (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Dundee) | 28th July 2016   Les Immatériaux (‘The Immaterials’), was a major exhibition held at the Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, in 1985. It’s principal director was the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard. After several decades of little interest, this exhibition is increasingly becoming recognized as a landmark exhibition of the twentieth century, a recognition marked by a number of commemorative events in France, England, and Germany over the last several years to mark its 30th anniversary. The exhibition collected a wide array of ‘new materials,’ including artefacts developed with new technologies, artworks made with such technologies, and the new technologies themselves. As such,…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 22nd July 2016

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Jobs Australia Lecturer, Printmedia and Drawing, School of Art, ANU – deadline 14th August 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Heritage of the Built Environment, University of Melbourne – deadline 2nd October 2016 Registration Manager, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences – deadline 31st July 2016 Assistant Curator (Temporary Part-time, 6 months), Fairfield City Museum and Gallery – deadline 12th August 2016 International Associate Professor / Assistant Professor – Sculpture, Hong Kong Baptist University – deadline 6th August 2016 Funding NSW Government fellowship for established NSW artists – deadline 22nd August 2016 Calls for Papers Art and Ideology in the Twelfth-Century Western Mediterranean (Symposium at Bard Graduate Center, New York City, October 14, 2016) – deadline 29th July 2016 Amerasia Journal Special…