Monthly Archives: February 2011

Photography and Place Symposium at AGNSW (Sydney)

Image: YANAGI Miwa Windswept women 2 2009, Laserchrome photograph Gift of Geoff and Vicki Ainsworth 2009 © YANAGI Miwa

Photography & place symposium Subject and object in 21st century photography What do subject and object mean (or what can they mean) in photography in the 21st century? Photography is a constantly mutating medium, reacting to (and sometime precipitating) changes in art, society, politics and technology. In the 21st century, photographic practice has come into increasingly close contact with other art forms and, through the virtual environment, an increasingly diverse audience. However, few new theoretical frameworks for considering contemporary photography have arisen to push photographic theory beyond the seminal work…

Deanna Petherbridge – The Primacy of Drawing

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Lectures Deanna Petherbridge – The Primacy of Drawing Deanna Petherbridge is an artist, writer and curator primarily concerned with drawing. Her recent book The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice is about the direct experience of artists, the historical role of drawing and its relationship to the sciences. From the publisher’s website: This important and original book affirms the significance of drawing as visual thinking in western art from the fifteenth century to the present through an examination of its practice: how and why it is made, how it…

Call for Papers: Second Annual Feminist Art History Conference

Call for Papers Second Annual Feminist Art History Conference American University, Washington D.C., 4-5 November 2011 Proposals due by 15 May 2011 Keynote: Mary Sheriff, Professor, Art History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Please submit one-page single-spaced proposals on any topic of feminist interest in art history and/or visual studies with a 2-page curriculum vita by May 15, 2011. Accepted proposals will be notified by June 15, 2011. Please email proposals and CVs to bellow@american.edu; nbroude@american.edu; butler@american.edu; mgarrar@american.edu; kunimoto@american.edu; hlanga@american.edu. Sponsored by the Art History Program, Department of Art, College…

Stop (the) Gap curator and artist talks – Adelaide

Stop(the)Gap curator and artist talks Stop(the)Gap curator Brenda L Croft and international Indigenous curatorial advisors Kathleen Ash-Milby (USA), David Garneau (Canada) and Megan Tamati-Quennell (Aotearoa/NZ) are joined by participating Stop(the)Gap artists including Genevieve Grieves, Alan Michelson, Lisa Reihana, r e a and Warwiick Thornton. To be chaired by Hetti Perkins. For further information 08 8302 0870, unisa.edu.au/samstagmuseum Venue: Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Building, University of South Australia, City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide Date: 3.30pm Saturday 26 February 2011 All welcome, free admission About the exhibition Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion, 24…

MAN Opinion – David R. Marshall: Thoughts on the NGV’s Latest Acquisition

Francesco FRANCIA, Virgin and Child with the young Saint John in a garden of roses (c. 1515) see full caption below.

Opinion - David R. Marshall Thoughts on the NGV’s Latest Acquisition It was announced last week that the National Gallery of Victoria has acquired a new work: a late, and very Raphaelesque work, by Francesco Francia and his sons, Virgin and Child with the young Saint John in a garden of roses (c. 1515). We hope to hear more about this on the MAN website in due course, but here it may be worth noting the shabby treatment of the announcement in the Sunday Age. Over a picture of the director…

EVCS: Katrina Grant ‘Verdi prati, selve almene’: Theatres in the Italian Baroque Garden’

Marc’Antonio Dal Re, ‘Water Theatre at Isola Bella’, from Ville de delizia o siano palagi capareci nello Stato di Milano, Milan: Nella Contrada di Santa Margherita, all' insegna dell' Aquila Imperiale, 1726. 24.3 x 62.55cm. Engraving and etching. New York, Private Collection.

Katrina Grant ‘Verdi prati, selve almene’: Theatres in the Italian Baroque Garden The links between theatre and the garden have long been recognised. The theatre as a feature of garden design can be traced back to the fifteenth century and its peak period of popularity was the seventeenth century. It remained a common feature of gardens well into the eighteenth century, and even saw a revival in the early twentieth century. In modern scholarship these theatres are often explained simply as a symptom of the Baroque period’s obsessive ‘theatricality’. However,…

Funding: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – University of Warwick (UK)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (5 posts) University of Warwick – Institute of Advanced Study Fixed Term Contract for 2 years, beginning October 2011 The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Warwick invites applications from outstanding researchers who are at the beginning of a promising academic career. Applications are welcome from across all Faculties and disciplines, and, in keeping with the ethos of Warwick’s IAS, interdisciplinary research applications are strongly encouraged. You will be based in the IAS but will have a strong presence in a home academic department.…

Funding: Mellon/Newton Interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

Mellon/Newton Interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Fellowships Two 2-year posts based at CRASSH, Cambridge, UK - From 1 October 2011 – 30 September 2013 CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) is delighted to announce the first year of a five-year programme of interdisciplinary postdoctoral research fellowships funded jointly by the Mellon Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust. Applications are invited for two 2-year interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Fellowships aimed at researchers working in any field of the arts, social sciences or humanities, starting in October 2011. The fellowships will enable…

Symposium: Digital Light – Technique, Technology, Creation

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Digital Light: Technique, Technology, Creation Free symposium, 18–19 March 2011, Melbourne This interdisciplinary symposium invites leading international and Australian figures working with digital light-based technologies to consider the capacities and limitations of contemporary digital processes. How do contemporary digital media imitate, advance or retreat from the achievements of older techniques and devices? Why do accidental artefacts of specific media become desirable outcomes in others? What role do artists and artisans play in redefining technologies through technique? Artists, curators and technologists will explore these questions from diverse angles, each exploring the…

Lecture: The Primacy of Drawing

Lecture The Primacy of Drawing Professor Deanna Petherbridge CBE, artist and writer The Primacy of Drawing is written from the perspective of a practitioner and by juxtaposing contemporary and historical works. Author, Deanna Petherbridge investigates how thinking and making are linked within the linearity and immediacy of drawing, the strategies and materials artists employ and how drawing relates to other forms of visual practice. See this post for details of her other lectures in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra http://melbourneartnetwork.com.au/2011/02/28/deanna-pethebridge-the-primacy-of-drawing/ http://www.deannapetherbridge.com/ Date: Monday 7th March, 6pm. Venue: NGV International, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International…

Funding: State Library of Victoria Fellowships (Melbourne)

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State Library of Victoria Fellowships (Melbourne) The State Library of Victoria invites applications from Australian writers, academics, artist, composers and researchers for the 2011-12 Creative Fellowships. The State Library of Victoria offers several Creative Fellowships annually to artists and scholars who propose thoughtful and innovative ways to use the Library’s collection. Applicants may be individuals or be working in collaborative partnerships. They may include artists practising in any art form (such as the visual arts, new media, dance, musical performance or composition), and writers and scholars in any discipline or…

Funding: Newton International Fellowships

Newton International Fellowships A new round of Newton International Fellowships – an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers – has now opened. The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the humanities, the natural, physical and social sciences. The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. Newton…

Funding: Lemmerman Foundation Scholarship (Rome)

Lemmerman Foundation Scholarship (Rome) The Lemmermann Foundation offers scholarships in the classical studies and humanities to masters and doctoral students. Fields of study include Archaeology, History, History of Art, Italian, Latin, Musicology, Philosophy, Philology, etc. Applicants must provide evidence for their need to study and carry out research in Rome. Topic of research must be related to Rome or the Roman culture of any period, from the Pre-Roman period to the present day time. To be eligible applicants must: 1) be enrolled in a recognized University program; 2) have a…

Panel Discussion: Photography killed performance art

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Panel Discussion at Monash Gallery of Art Photography killed performance art Join us for a panel discussion on the changing relationship between photography and performance art. Our stellar panel includes Professor Anne Marsh, Theory of Art & Design, Monash University, artist Mike Parr and AFTERGLOW curator Stephen Zagala. The panel will respond to the question ‘Does photography kill performance art?’ come and join the discussion! Date: Saturday 26 February, 2.00pm Venue: Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill Victoria 3150. Seats limited, booking essential: Telephone +61 3 8544…

Lecture: Ted Gott ‘Salome and Sirens, Severed Heads and Damsels in Distress’

Gustave Moreau, 'The Apparition', 1874. Musée Gustave Moreau.

Dr Ted Gott Senior Curator, International Art Salome and Sirens, Severed Heads and Damsels in Distress: The Unique World of Gustave Moreau Gustave Moreau inhabited an imaginative world that set his art, and himself, apart in fin-de-siecle Paris. While his art became ever more liberated and independent, his own lifestyle became ever more reclusive. Join Ted Gott as he retraces Moreau’s compelling journey from his optimistic student years in Italy, through the public setbacks and personal tragedies that shaped his utterly unique aesthetic. Date: Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 6pm for 6.30pm…