Conference | Nature in the Dark: a trans-disciplinary conference | La Trobe Bendigo

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Nature in the Dark is a trans-disciplinary conference on animal perception at the intersection of the arts, science and conservation It is a spin-off from the Nature in the Dark – project, a continuing art/science/conservation collaboration between the Centre for Creative (CCA), La Trobe University, and the Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA), this conference will address our relationship to animals in a wider ecological context by approaching it from artistic, scientific and conservationist angles The yawning gaps in our understanding of the intricate connections of eco-systems, which we are still…

Lecture | Vic McEwan – Contemporary Creative Arts at Work in the Community

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Vic McEwan, artistic director of the artist led organisation Cad Factory, will present examples of a new mode for art making which partners deeply with business, health and communities. Dispelling myths that engaging with communities dilutes the artistic output, he will highlight the opportunities that exist to engage high level, experimental, contemporary art making while enaging directly with the practical world. McEwan will share examples from previous partnerships with organisations such as SunRice and exploration of things as complex as The Murray Darling Basin Plan, as well as talking about…

News | New Endowed Chair in Australian Art History for the University of Melbourne

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Today the University of Melbourne announced a new fully endowed Chair in Art History at the University of Melbourne, to be named in honour of the Australia artist Hugh Ramsay. This, alongside the news that the university has also begun the process to recruit a new Herald Chair of Fine Arts, is great news for the Art History program at Melbourne, as well as for Art History in Australia more broadly. From the Head of the School of Culture and Communication, Professor Rachel Fensham: The Australian artist Hugh Ramsay (1877-1906) has been memorialized in…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | September12th 2014

Jobs and Postdocs Herald Chair in Fine Arts within the Art History and Art Curatorship discipline, University of Melbourne – deadline 2nd November 2014 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Fine Arts, New York – deadline 31st October 2014 Rosalind Franklin Fellowships (for women only) at the Faculty of Art, Univ. of Groningen – deadline not specified Curator – Collections and Programs, Tweed Regional Museum – deadline 19th September 2014 Editor of ‘Look’ magazine, Art Gallery of NSW – deadline 22nd September 2014 Editor Art Market Dictionary (Berlin/Munich) – no deadline…

Cultural Evening at National Gallery of Victoria | ICOM-CC 2014 Events

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Acquired 28/4/1987 Australian MuseumMathew Gill Tjupurrula [Mathew Gill] Snake Country [The fight of the snakes] 1986, synthetic polymer paint on canvas 50.8 x 76.2 cm Catalogue no. 22 E080666
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  Australian Aboriginal culture has a unique place in the world, being the oldest continuous living culture. The ICOM-CC Cultural Evening celebrates Australia’s extraordinary Indigenous cultures, and includes performance and story-telling. Featuring artists and performers from the Warmun Art Centre and Walayirti Artists this event presents a unique opportunity to experience Australia’s rich Indigenous cultures, and a cultural legacy that stretches back at least 50,000 years. This event will be held in the Great Hall at the National Gallery of Victoria.The Warmun Art Centre and Walayirti Artists represent the Aboriginal communities of Warmun and Balgo…

Q & A | How Does Culture Contribute to Development? | ICOM-CC 2014 Events

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Interactive Q&A Panel Discussion Part of the ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference – this event is free and open to all. Register to attend here. Date: Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | 5.30pm – 6.45pm Venue: Room 105 & 106, Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, MELBOURNE  VIC  3006 This event is hosted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Melbourne School of Government and is in addition to the ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference being held this year in Melbourne from 15 to 19 September 2014.The theme of ICOM-CC’s 17th Triennial Conference is Building Strong Culture…

Exhibition | Delinquent Angel: John Perceval’s Ceramic Angels | Shepparton Art Museum

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The exhibition Delinquent Angel: John Perceval’s ceramic angels is on at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) until 24 November 2014. John Perceval AO is one of Australia’s most celebrated and loved artists renowned for his radicalism, expressiveness and prolific output, along with his complex personal life. As a member of the Angry Penguins avante-garde movement that began in the 1940s, Perceval joined with other Australian art luminaries Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan, Danila Vassilieff and Joy Hester to rail against the insular conservatism of Australian society and push for new voices…

Online Resources | Internet Archive Images on Flickr

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The Internet Archive, already well-loved by many art historians as a source of high quality online versions of many out-of-print books, has a new project to make images from the uploaded books available online via flickr. The BBC story reports that the process used involved inverting the way in which the software used to scan books worked: As part of the process (of scanning books as texts), the software recognised which parts of a page were pictures in order to discard them. Mr Leetaru’s code used this information to go back…

Symposium on art and creativity in Aboriginal communities to promote Healing Ways

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The healing power of art made by Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples is the subject of a Symposium at The Dax Centre on 19 and 20 September. This is a new exploration of the significance of Aboriginal art. The symposium will address a range of urgent and relevant topics on Indigenous art including art as therapy, community art projects, the role of arts centres in healing and Australian Indigenous contemporary art practices. The inspiring two-day symposium titled Healing Ways: Art with Intent will be opened by Professor Ian Anderson,…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | September 5th 2014

Jobs Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, Charles Sturt University – deadline 5th October 2014 Director, Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 22 September 2014 Director – Albury’s new Art Gallery – deadline 26th September 2014 Research Fellowships – Humanities, University of Cambridge – deadline 30th September 2014 Emmanuel College Research Fellowships 2015, University of Cambridge – deadline 2nd October 2014 Funding Winterthur Library Fellowship program – deadline 15th January 2015 Terra Foundation for American Art Essay Prize – deadline 15th January 2015 Wolfsonian Institute Fellowships - deadline 31st December 2014 Dumbarton…

AAANZ Prizes 2014 | Deadline 26th September

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Deadline for 2014 AAANZ Prizes extended to Friday 26 September Did you write a book in 2013? Or a catalogue? Was your PhD conferred? Nominations for AAANZ Book and PhD prizes are now open. Book Prize The annual Book and Journal Prizes are awarded at the conference and are keenly awaited by delegates and the publishing sector. We are the only body in Australasia to focus on art-historical studies, including museum catalogues and monographs. The categories cover catalogues, anthologies, work by an Indigenous Australian or New Zealand Maori, and artist…

CFP | Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art – Open Issue

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To be published July 2015. Articles must be suitable for a scholarly-refereed journal. Articles from 5,000 to 7,000 words in length including endnotes should be submitted to Editorial Assistant at journal@aaanz.info Deadline: 31st October 2014 Editors: Dr Donna West Brett and Dr Jacqueline Millner See the Journal submission guidelines (pdf link) for details. Submissions not conforming to the guidelines will not be considered. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art is published by the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand. The Journal is Australasia’s principal refereed art history journal. The…

Exhibition Review | TarraWarra Biennial 2014: Whisper In My Mask | Denise M. Taylor

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TarraWarra Biennial 2014 | Whisper In My Mask | AT TWMA until 16th November 2014 Reviewed by Denise M. Taylor Face masks of dough, wire and the Australian flag; portraits of royalty dripping with black paint; veils, dots and paper cut-outs masking memory and identity; videos hinting at masked abuses in Australia’s history—these are a few of the contemporary art works by approximately 20 Australian artists on display at the TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA) Biennial 2014 exhibition, ‘Whisper in my Mask’—a clever take on a line from Grace Jones’…

Exhibition | Living Museum of the West. The Museum is the Region, the Region is the Museum

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West Space presents a project at the Living Museum of the West - The Museum is the Region, the Region is the Museum Artists: Avni Dauti, Lisa Radford and Kim Munro and Sam George, Susan Jacobs, Mikhail Karikis & Uriel Orlow, Kerrie Poliness, Geoff Robinson. Curated by Danny Lacy, Liang Luscombe & Patrice Sharkey Exhibition Dates: Sunday 7 September – Sunday 5 October 2014 (12-5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday)Location: The Living Museum of the West is located at Pipemakers Park, Van Ness Avenue, Maribyrnong. Melway Map 28 B10. See the Westpace website for more detail directions and a…

Symposium | Rooms for Thought: Radical Uses of Museum Collections

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Rooms for Thought examines recent curatorial initiatives with collections, undertaken both by artists and curators alike. We are delighted to bring Dr Clémentine Deliss to Australia to discuss her groundbreaking work with ethnographic collections at Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, as well as Jaroslaw Suchan, whose unconventional curatorial approach to the collections at Muzeum Sztuki has brought great attention to this artist-initiated regional museum in Lodz, Poland. These keynote speakers will be joined by Australian and New Zealand artists, academics and curators in a program designed to look at the movement away from…