Symposium | Indigenous Screen Performance | ACMI

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This symposium will look at the outstanding contribution that Indigenous writers, directors and actors are making to Australian film, television and theatre with a particular focus on Redfern Now, The Gods of Wheat St and Tim Winton’s The Turning. Participants include Leah Purcell, Tony Birch, Jon Bell and Jub Clerc who have multiple credits as writers, directors and actors. Date: Monday 10 November 2014, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Venue: ACMI in Melbourne The aim of this symposium is to begin a conversation on how roles are changing for Indigenous actors on screen, and how…

Artist Opportunity | Artist in Residence Program at the Australian Tapestry Workshop

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Applications for the 2015 Artist in Residence Program are now open. Collaboration is central to the idea of creating great tapestry art, and over the years the Australian Tapestry Workshop has worked with many leading Australian and international artists. The artist in residence program invites artists to immerse themselves in the unique studio environment of the Workshop for 2-8 weeks, full or part-time. Artists working in any medium – not just the visual arts or textile based practice – and at any stage of their career can undertake a residency at…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | October 24th 2014

Jobs Australia Assistant Director, Newcastle Art Gallery – deadline 7th November 2014 Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery (Townsville) – deadline 9th November 2014 Head of School of Design and Art, Curtin University – deadline not specified. Overseas Junior Research Fellowships 2015, University of Cambridge – Clare College, Cambridge – deadline 8th December 2014 Funding Dedalus Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Archives of American Art for research on Robert Motherwell, Washington, DC – deadline December 15th, 2014 Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto) 2015 Research Fellowships for research related to photography – deadline November 30,…

Gertrude Discipline Lecture | Inside Outside and In Parallel: Speculations from four curators working in the Turkish Context

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Mari Spirito, Övül Durmuşoğlu, Başak Şenova and November Paynter The next Gertrude-Discipline lecture takes the form of a panel: a discussion between four curators whose work concerns the presentation and production of contemporary art from Turkey. Mari Spirito, Övül Durmuşoğlu, Başak Şenova and November Paynter represent a range of voices from within the independent, not-for-profit and museum sectors in Turkey. They will discuss their approaches to curating contemporary Turkish art, highlighting the individual concerns, challenges and circumstances that motivate and inform their curatorial approaches. Following the panel discussion, Associate Professor…

Conversation | MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry in conversation with Edmund Capon | MPavilion

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In 1932, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) established the world’s first curatorial department devoted to architecture and design. Director Glenn D. Lowry pioneered and presided over the museum’s 2004 renovation, designed by the Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi, and is currently overseeing the ambitious expansion and redevelopment that is set for completion in 2018. Lowry comes to MPavilion to discuss design’s role in the museum, joined in conversation by Edmund Capon, Chair of the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation and former director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Date: Thursday…

Talks | The Colourful History of the Stripe | NGV International

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(late 19th century-mid 20th century), Uzbek, yellow and purple striped silk, cotton, dyes, braid, printed Russian cotton,
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Purchased, NGV Asian Art Acquisition Fund with the assistance of Graham and Vivien Knowles, Charles Good AC and Cornelia Goode, 2013

In the Middle Ages the stripe was a religious symbol; during the French and American revolutions it represented freedom; and in the twentieth century a cast of abstract artists reduced their work to stripes. Delve deeper into the social, cultural and historical significance of the stripe, as well as its fascinating relationship to art, architecture and fashion in this series of insightful talks. Time: 1pm on Saturdays – see dates below. Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International Cost $20 Adult / $16 Members / $18 Concession / $10 Student Sat 25 October | The…

Registrations now open for AAANZ 2014 ‘GEOCritical’ (Launceston, December 2014)

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Registrations for the 2014 AAANZ conference GEOcritical, being held in Launceston, Tasmania 5-7 December with an optional day in Hobart 8 December, are now open! Registration covers the full program, including all keynote lectures, lunches, entry to all evening events and the occasional bar token as well. Registrants should read the Hobart Optional Day document before finalising their plans. To register with TryBooking follow this link: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=96970Early bird registration closes on 7 November 2014, so make sure to finalise your plans soon. Bookings for the postgrad masterclasses are still open – details here. A full program is available here (word…

Lecture | Continuum and Urban Boundary Propositions – Ash Keating | La Trobe University

Ash Keating, West Park Proposition (2012), Truganina, Victoria. Photo by Greta Costello for Ash Keating

Melbourne artist Ash Keating will present a public lecture as part of his Artist Residency with the Centre for Creative Arts at La Trobe University.Keating will discuss his current work on the project Continuum and Urban Boundary Propositions, which he will discuss in detail in this upcoming lecture. Ash Keating has exhibited extensively in galleries and created numerous large-scale, site-responsive art projects in Australia and internationally since 2004. He recently undertook a major painting commission in collaboration with RMIT University and Peter Elliot Architects in Melbourne for RMIT’s A’Beckett Urban Square. Recent projects…

Lecture | Nathaniel Mellors gives the MUMA Boiler Room Lecture

Image: Nathaniel Mellors, The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview 2013/2014, 23 min., 35mm film trans. to HD video (still). Image courtesy the artist and Matt's Gallery, London; Monitor, Rome and Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam.

  MUMA, in association with Monash Art Design and Architecture [MADA], present a keynote lecture by LA-based, British artist Nathaniel Mellors.The lecture will be introduced by Associate Professor Kit Wise, Associate Dean (Education), MADA, Monash University and followed by a discussion with the artist convened by Simon Maidment, Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria.Nathaniel Mellors makes irreverent, humourous and absurd filmic works, sculptures, performances and critical writings that challenge our notions of taste, morality, and intelligence. His seminal series Ourhouse (2010- ongoing) is a six part film project (written and directed…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | October 17th 2014

Jobs Australia Nick Waterlow OAM Curatorial Fellow, Biennale of Sydney – deadline 14th November 2014 International Postdoctoral Opportunities in the Humanities 2015-18, University of Oxford – deadline 12th December 2014 Teaching Fellow in Painting, University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh College of Art – deadline 5th November 2014 Calls for Papers Rethinking Intellectual History, The University of Sydney (April, 2015) – deadline 30th November 2014 Stories and Storytelling in the Medieval World: an Interdisciplinary Conference (Institute of Archaeology, UCL 11-12 April, 2015) – deadline 30th January 2015 Call for proposals to guest edit a themed…

News | Gerard Vaughan confirmed as new director of the National Gallery of Australia

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After a few weeks of rumours it has been confirmed that Gerard Vaughan is to take over from Ron Radford as the next director of the National Gallery of Australia. Vaughan will finish his position at the Australian Institute of Art History at the University of Melbourne and begin the new role on November 10th. From the press release (full version here) Professor Vaughan is a recognised international scholar and has had a distinguished career in the museum and galleries sector. He has an outstanding record of leadership, stakeholder engagement,…

Seminar | A New Document for Ghiberti at Santa Maria Novella in Florence | Hugh Hudson

A New Document for Ghiberti at Santa Maria Novella in Florence: The Confraternity of St Peter Martyr between Convent and Commune | Dr Hugh Hudson, University of Melbourne An unpublished reference in a book of the Confraternity of St Peter Martyr in the Archivio di Stato di Firenze shows that Lorenzo Ghiberti was among a group of 27 Florentine citizens who met in early 1414, of whom four were elected captains for the year. This raises a number of questions about confraternal practices in early Renaissance Florence. Did one have…

Volunteer Opportunity | NGV recruiting Volunteer Guides

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The NGV is recruiting Voluntary Guides to commence training in 2015. The Voluntary Guides of the National Gallery of Victoria was established in 1967 with the approval of the NGV Council of Trustees. It operates with the expressed aim of providing support to the NGV by assisting the community in understanding and appreciating the NGV and its collections. Since 1968, the NGV Voluntary Guides have been providing daily tours and talks for visitors, providing a link between the NGV and the public, and playing an important role in encouraging and…

Lecture | Djon Mundine OAM: A Personal History of Aboriginal Art | La Trobe University

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The history of Aboriginal art has a number of overlapping, blurred edge phases; it is market driven and of European historical conceit on one side, and the offering up of icons, ideas, and possibly a moral-memory insistence on the (Aboriginal) other side. Djob Mundine is a member of the Bandjalung people of northern New South Wales. With an extensive career as a curator, activist, writer and occasional artist, Djon worked in Arnhem Land as Art Adviser to the Milingimbi, Maningrida, and Ramingining Aboriginal communities for sixteen years. Djon was concept curator…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | October 10th 2014

Jobs Australia Collection Assistant, Australian War Memorial – deadline 22nd October 2014 Curator, Sovereign Hill Museum, Ballarat (pdf link) – deadline 26th October 2014 Gallery Director – Monash Gallery of Art – deadline 31st October 2014 Director, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery – deadline 27th October 2014 Assistant Curator, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne – deadline 20th October 2014 International Lecturer in Conservation, University of Lincoln – College of Arts – School of History and Heritage – deadline 21st October 2014 Research Associate in History of Art, University of Glasgow –…