Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 12th February 2016

Jobs and Long-Term fellowships Australia Gallery Curator, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery – deadline 19th February 2016 Advancement Manager, The University of Queensland Art Museum – deadline 5th March 2016 Curator, Artisan (Queensland’s Centre for Craft and Design) – deadline 19th February 2016 Coordinator Arts and Culture, Maribyrnong City Council – deadline 14th February 2016 Project Officer, Ipswich Art Gallery – deadline 25th February 2016 International Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin- deadline 29th February 2016 Fellowships within the program ‘Connecting Art Histories in the Museum’ (Berlin), Kunsthistorisches Intitut, Florence for the year 2016 – deadline March 4, 2016 Stanley H. Durwood Foundation Curatorial Fellow (Specialisation in Dutch Art) Harvard Art Museums, Division of European and American…

Lecture and Symposium | New Perspectives on Italian and Australian Art History | University of Melbourne

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A symposium on new perspectives on Italian and Australian Art History at the University next week, with a keynote by National Gallery of Australia Director Dr Gerard Vaughan. Changing the National Gallery of Australia: re-thinking the installations | Dr Gerard Vaughan In late 2015, the Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Dr Gerard Vaughan announced: ‘We have commenced an ambitious project to transform the experience at the NGA. Every time you visit the Gallery there will be new discoveries as we constantly revitalise the galleries dedicated to the permanent collection.’ In this lecture, Dr Vaughan will provide a detailed account of the new rehang, which has included the relocation of the entire Australian collection downstairs. International art, including Jackson…

News | NGV acquires major French haute couture collection

A selection of works from The Dominique Sirop Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Purchased with funds donated by Mrs Krystyna Campbell-Pretty in memory of Mr Harold Campbell-Pretty, 2015.

Exciting news for fashion historians and researchers that the NGV has acquired the collection of former Givenchy couturier Dominique Sirop. Collector Dominique Sirop acquired the first piece, a 1945 Paquin black wool dress, when he was 14 years old with money borrowed from his grandmother. Paquin holds significance to him as his mother modelled there for 6 years from 1946 until 1952 before she married. He then collected the majority of the works in both the collection and archive from auction houses and specialist dealers in the US, France and London between 1989 and 2014, whilst assistant designer to Hubert Givenchy at the House of Givenchy and at his own couture house. Other pieces in The Dominique Sirop Collection include a feathered evening…

Lecture, Symposium and Exhibition | Gerard Byrne ‘Museums for playback!’ | MADA, Monash University

Gerard Byrne - Museums for Playback

Irish artist Gerard Byrne will present a special keynote lecture to mark the closing of MADA’s Master of Fine Art graduate exhibition (12-18 February) and as part of MADA’s Fine Art Postgraduate Symposium. In his address Irish artist Gerard Byrne’s lecture will focus on his moving-image practice, using the analogy of playback as a way of delimiting the function of the exhibition and highlighting the recuperative and recall dimensions of his projects within the context of the museum. Byrne explores the themes of image and time, performativity, mediation, and the “museum” itself as an embodiment of historical discourse. Byrne has made a significant contribution to contemporary video, photography and live art since 1991. He has exhibited extensively including the Tate Gallery,…

Short Course | Exhibiting Culture: Marilyn | Bendigo Art Gallery and MAMA

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As the exclusive higher education partner of the Bendigo Art Gallery and Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), La Trobe University is pleased to offer this exciting, fully accredited elective subject to all La Trobe undergraduate students and members of the broader public who would like to learn more about Marilyn Monroe’s life and legacy. The subject will be taught by senior curators, academic staff from La Trobe University and guest lecturers. In conjunction with the exhibitions’ unique displays of artworks, photography, textiles and personal items, leading La Trobe scholars and industry experts will guide participants in an exploration of the Marilyn phenomenon through the lenses of history, politics, fashion, cinema, visual arts, psychology, gender relations and the law. Members of the general public are invited to…

Exhibitions | Is/Is not – Glenn Barkley and Angela Brennan – Lauren Burrow – David Capra | West Space

Xanthe Waite, 'Ball Play' 2015, digital photographic print, perspex, wood, 60 x 45 cm. Image via West Space

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 11 February 6-8pm. Exhibitions continue until Saturday 12 March. FRONT SPACE & GALLERY 1 | Is/Is not Jack Brown, Christo Crocker, Janina Green, Annabelle Kingston, Sanja Pahoki, Aaron Rees, Kiron Robinson, Xanthe Waite, Lydia Wegner, Grace Wood, Justine Varga, curated by Kiron Robinson Once the photograph signified that something was somewhere, in front of a camera. It was held up as a proof. Proof that someone took the photograph and that something was photographed. In the post-indexical digital world this has changed to signify, at best, that within a photograph anything could be anywhere, everywhere and subsequently nowhere. The photograph can no longer yield any idea of truth beyond its own condition. So, if the photographic has now been freed…

Exhibitions | SOFT REALITY, Siying Zhou, Shaun-Joel Liew| Kings ARI

Soft Reality Poster

Exhibition Dates: February 6th – 27th 2016 SOFT REALITY Performance and Choreography: Chloe Chignell Dancers: Amanda Betlehem, Ellen Davies, Alice Heyward, Louella May Hogan, Ben Hurley, Rebecca Jensen, Leah Landau, Chad McLachlan, Megan Payne, Jacqueline Trapp and Timothy Walsh. SOFT REALITY is a performance landscape of vague images and porous bodies. It looks toward multiplicity and simulation as modes of producing relationships. Construction and habitation are two actions that lead the performance work, building environments, identities and things – a network of weak gestures, connecting and forming. In Soft Reality time does not pass instead it rushes ahead, leaving us only with a network, spaces to move across and points of relation. Chloe Chignall is a dance artist based in Melbourne.…

Exhibition | Francis Upritchard Jealous Saboteurs | MUMA

Francis Upritchard, Blue and Green Scarf 2012, modelling material, foil, wire, paint, cloth, human hair. Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry, London.

Exhibition Dates: 13 February – 16 April 2016  Opening celebration: Saturday 13 February, 2-5pm (including a conversation, 2-3pm, see below) Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs is a joint project with City Gallery Te Whare Toi, Wellington and has been curated by their Chief Curator Robert Leonard and MUMA’s Director Charlotte Day. Spanning almost twenty years of work, MUMA is excited to present the first major survey exhibition of London-based, New Zealand-born artist, Francis Upritchard. From her early collections of mock burial artefacts, to primate-like figures constructed from discarded fur coats, and her more recent enigmatic gurus, Upritchard has developed a highly idiosyncratic language of sculpture that frequently borrows from craft practices and a broad range of references from the deep recesses…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 5th February 2016

Jobs Australia Curator of European and North American Art, Art Gallery of South Australia – deadline 26th February 2016 Senior Curator, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art – deadline 29th February 2016 Artists Educator, ACCA Melbourne – deadline 14th February 2016 Gordon Darling Graduate Intern, National Gallery of Australia – deadline 18th February 2016 Curator, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books,  National Gallery of Australia – deadline 7th February 2016 Manager, Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Sydney – deadline 28th February 2016 Associate Professor – Teaching and Research, Curtin University – deadline 12th February 2016 International Deputy Head – School of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art – deadline 13th March 2016 Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Islamic Art…

New Exhibitions | Amy Amos Gebhardt – Jamie O’Connell – | Gertrude Contemporary

Image: Amy Amos Gebhardt, There Are No Others, 2016.

Gertrude Contemporary reopens for 2016 tonight with Amos Amos Gebhardt; Jamie O’Connell; Josey Kidd-Crowe; Slide. Amy Amos Gebhardt, There Are No Others Main Gallery | 5 February – 5 March 2016 Artist talk: Saturday 20 February, 1pm. Artist talk with Amy Amos Gebhardt, in conversation with Gertrude Contemporary Director Emma Crimmings. Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present There Are No Others—a new, major solo exhibition by artist and filmmaker Amy Amos Gebhardt. Known for astonishing poetic imagery, Gebhardt’s cinematic works explore the raw articulation of humanness in the natural world whilst traversing multiple art forms including dance, documentary and performance. For this new series, Gebhardt has collaborated with musician and composer Oren Ambarchi, who previously composed the music for Gebhardt’s kaleidoscopic film…

Fellowship | Fellowships at the State Library of Victoria | Applications for 2016 now open

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The State Library’s fellowship program is one of the most substantial in Australia. Each year, the Library offers Creative Fellowships to encourage the original and imaginative use or development of the Library’s collections for new work. The Library also provides a number of fellowships to support and recognise the importance of scholarly endeavour in areas ranging from children’s literature and colonial history to Victorians’ experience of World War I. The fellowships are funded by the State Library Victoria Foundation and other program partners, and are awarded annually on the advice of independent expert panels. The 2016 fellowship program is now open: Creative Fellowships Centenary of WWI Fellowship Children’s Literature Fellowship Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship Redmond Barry Fellowship Russell Beedles Performing…

Exhibitons | James Tylor – Christopher Day – Janina Green – Caroline Garcia – Kate Mitchell | CCP

Image: James Tylor Aotearoa my Hawaiki #6 2015, courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne; GAG Projects, Adelaide; and Stills Gallery, Sydney.

CCP reopens this week for 2016 with exhibitions in four galleries and a new installation in the night projection window Exhibition Dates: Exhibitions 5 February–24 March. Opening Thursday 4 February 6–8pm Free Artist and Curator Floor Talks: Saturday 6 February 2016, 12pm James Tylor, Christopher Day, Janina Green, Naomi Cass, Pippa Milne and Caroline Garcia. This is a great opportunity to hear the artists talk about their work first hand, ask questions and find out more about their practice. GALLERY ONE James Tylor | Aotearoa my Hawaiki Aotearoa, my Hawaiki explores the Polynesian Māori concept of Hawaiki. Hawaiki is the ancestral homeland and/or island where Māori people came from before migrating to Aotearoa (New Zealand). For New Zealand Māori people the actually physical…

Online Resource | Back Issues of Ars Orientalis now available online

Ars orientalis  the arts of Islam and the East

Thanks to a digitization effort made possible with help from Smithsonian Libraries and the Internet Archive, Ars Orientalis volumes 1 to 41 are now available to read online, free of charge. See the website here to browse the archive. About Ars Orientalis Ars Orientalis is a joint publication of the Freer Gallery of Art and University of Michigan’s History of Art Department. The journal is published annually and inldes peer-reviewed articles, as well as reviews of books on teh art and archaeology of Asia, the ancient Near-East, and the Islamic world. The journal is a collection of scholarship that crosses academic disciplines and aims to connect researchers, institutions, and ideas using one central theme per volume. The journal originated from the ideals…

Masters Degree in Digital Art History at Duke University

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Historical & Cultural Visualization: Digital Art History Track   The Wired! Lab offers a Digital Art History track as part of the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies’ Master of Arts degree in Historical and Cultural Visualization. The department also offers a track in Computational Media. The 18-month Digital Art History program integrates historical disciplines and the study of cultural artifacts with digital visualization techniques for the analysis and presentation of research. The program builds on courses and well-developed strengths at Duke University, and requires 10 courses over three semesters in addition to summer research. Students affiliate with an existing faculty research initiative, from which they will develop their own independent research project for the M.A. thesis. Common…