Monthly Archives: April 2011

Exhibition: Vernacular Cultures and Contemporary Art from Australia, India and the Philippines

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Vernacular Cultures and Contemporary Art from Australia, India and the Philippines 3 May – 17 June LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art Curated as part of La Trobe University’s 2011 Festival of Ideas, this exhibition features contemporary artists whose work incorporates expressions of indigenous and/or locally specific popular cultures. Examining diverse practices that engage themes including surf culture, tattoo designs, informal architectural and colloquial language, the exhibition asks how contemporary artists remobolise vernacular cultures to interrogate and mediate the cultural ethics of globalisation. La Trobe University Museum of…

Art Talk: Penny Byrne

© Penny Byrne, Green Wash Warrior Rides in to Save the Planet, (detall) 2010. Holmesglen Collection of Contemporary Art. Reproduced courtesy of Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art.

Art Talks: Free Lunchtime Lecture Penny Byrne Penny Byrne has been described as a political cartoonist who uses ceramics. Highly regarded as a leading authority on ceramic restoration, Byrne started making her own work in 2001; it covers a range of contemporary issues from the environment to Australian and American politics and lampoons the failings of contemporary society. The artist’s reworked ceramic figurines – often made from the kitsch remnants of someone else’s interior design disaster – have captured people’s imagination and incited much commentary with their witty and unapologetic…

EVCS: David R. Marshall ‘Eugene Von Guérard and Daylesford: His Paintings for W.E. Stanbridge’

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David R. Marshall Eugene Von Guérard and Daylesford: His Paintings for W.E. Stanbridge This paper, which arises from research for the catalogue for Ruth Pullin’s Eugene Von Guérard exhibition, currently on display at the NGV, examines Von Guérard’s views of the Daylesford district and their preparatory studies. It explores the interaction between Von Guérard’s training as a topographical artist in Italy and Germany and the picturesque mindset of the colonial public to whom his paintings were addressed. It also looks at the role of W.E. Stanbridge of Wombat Park as…

Lecture: Dale Kent ‘Images of Friendship from Renaissance Florence from Dante to Michelangelo’

BOTTICELLI, Sandro 'Portrait of a Man with a Medal of Cosimo the Elder' c. 1474 Tempera on panel, 57,5 x 44 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Joseph Burke Lecture, 2011 Images of Friendship from Renaissance Florence from Dante to Michelangelo Professor Dale Kent The question of whether true friendship could exist in an era when patronage shaped most social relations occupied Renaissance Florentines as it had the ancient Greeks and Romans whose culture they admired and emulated. Rather than attempting to measure Renaissance friendship against a universal ideal defined by essentially modern notions of disinterestedness, intimacy and sincerity, I will explore the meaning of love and friendship as they were represented in Renaissance images, drawn from…

Lecture: The tale of the 1880 Atlas des Plans de Paris

Theatrum orbis terrarium, by Abraham Ortelius, published by Apud Ant Coppenium Diesth, Antwerp, 1574

The tale of the 1880 Atlas des Plans de Paris Michael Shirrefs Atlas des Plans de Paris is a remarkable book containing reproductions of ancient maps showing the development of Paris, from its beginnings in Roman times as a village in the middle of the Seine. Former Creative Fellow Michael Shirrefs will discuss his research into the book’s origins. This talk is part of the Collection Reflections series, in which State Library Creative Fellows and staff discuss the Library’s amazing collections and display fascinating collection items. It’s a free event, but…

Call for Papers:Experimental Arts Conference

"What a building desires" 2005 Excerpt from Richard Goodwin's Porosity Research into Public space

Call for Papers Experimental Arts Conference 19-20 August 2011  Main Conference and Discussion Forum and 17-18 August 2011 National Postgraduate Conference, both at  Scientia Building, UNSW Deadline for Abstracts: 27 April 2011 “We have entered the experimental age…Experiments are no longer conducted just in the laboratory. They have become collective experiments that concern each and every one of us.” Bruno Latour, 2004 What is experimentation? What makes art ‘experimental’? What are the results of aesthetic experiments and why do we need them? Could artists invent new modes of experimentation with/for science? What…

Funding: Scholarships at the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: Change Program Scholarships Scholarships are available in the new ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, working with Professor David Lemmings in the OChange¹program. Value Opportunities include: ·      Full scholarship to the value of $26,000 per annum; or ·      Supplementary scholarship to the value of $5,500 per annum. Each scholarship offers the recipient a travel/accommodation allowance of up to $13,500 in order to conduct research in Europe. The type and number of scholarship(s) will be determined in consideration of the available funding and…

Funding: Caroline Villers Research Fellowship Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

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Caroline Villers Research Fellowship Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London The Courtauld together with the Trustees of the Caroline Villers Research Fellowship, has established a Research Fellowship in memory of Caroline Villers. The purpose of the Fellowship is to promote research in the interdisciplinary field of Technical Art History: the application of technical, scientific and/or historical methods, together with close observation, to the study of the physical nature of the work of art in relation to issues of making, change, conservation and/or display. Research proposals for the Fellowship will…

Call for Papers: Early Modern Merchants as Collectors

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Call for Papers Early Modern Merchants as Collectors Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, June 15-16, 2012 Deadline: May 31, 2011 Context In 1615, Vincenzo Scamozzi highlighted the importance in Venice of the merchant-collectors Bartolomeo dalla Nave and Daniel Nijs by including descriptions of their collections in his L’Idea della architettura universale.  Scholarship has also moved beyond the consideration of the artist and the patron as the principal protagonists in the history of collecting.  As a result, merchants are now being regarded by historians as influential collectors in their own right. With the 1985 publication of The Origin of Museums, a collection of conference papers…

Conference: Transformations in Cultural Communication, RMIT 14th – 15th April, 2011

Transformations in Cultural Communication RMIT 14th – 15th April, 2011, Melbourne The first few years of social media brought new approaches to audience engagement, emphasising knowledge sharing through open platforms. As organisations explored the potential of social media, they focused on the impact this would have on their internal practices. Today there is growing emphasis on how these seemingly democratic forms of communication can support and develop culturally diverse audiences. Transformations in Cultural Communication offers a unique opportunity to draw together leading researchers and professionals in the field of cultural communication…

Lecture: Jan Gehl ‘Cities for People’

Cities for People Jan Gehl In his new book Cities for People, Gehl writes “City life and regard for people in city space must have a key role in the planning of cities and built-up areas.” Renowned Danish architect Jan Gehl, and frequent visitor to  Melbourne, will discuss his new book, his life long experience of urban development and the increasing connections between physical form and human behaviour. Join this timely conversation as Melburnians grapple with the issues of growth, liveability and sustainability. Moderators: Professor Rob Adams, Director of City Design for the City of Melbourne and…

Call for Papers: Symposium – Photography and the Artist’s Book

Call for Papers Symposium: Photography and the Artist’s Book Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections, Manchester, UK, Friday 21st October 2011 Deadline: May 31, 2011 There is a renewed interest in the relationship of photography and the artist’s book as both works of art and as alternative sites for exhibition and dissemination. There is also a notable expansion in the activities of self-publication by photographers and artists who use the photograph. Further to this, the theorising of the photographic essay and notions of ‘conceptual documentary’ have become important areas of discourse for those practitioners and theorists who…

Lecture: The Great Temple at Thanjavur – One Thousand Years, 1010 to 2010 Old Problems, New Thoughts

The Great Temple at Thanjavur: One Thousand Years, 1010 to 2010. Old Problems, New Thoughts. Special Public Lecture by alumnus and Professorial Associate Dr. George Michell at the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning. The millennial anniversary of the great temple at Thanjavur has been the occasion for the publication of a splendid Marg volume co-authored by George Michell and Indira Viswanathan Peterson, and illustrated by photographs by Bharath Ramarutham. One of the aims of this work was to re-examine the historical context of the foundation of the temple under Rajaraja…

JOB: Assistant Professor (Art History), University of Western Australia

Assistant Professor (Art History) (Ref: 3502) Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts University of Western Australia, Perth •       Tenurable appointment •       Salary range:  Level B AU$78,647 – AU$93,394 p.a. •       Closing date:  Friday, 13 May 2011 The Faculty has a vigorous and innovative academic program.  It teaches in three undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and art history. It also offers several postgraduate research programs including a Doctor of Philosophy.  The Art History program is a small research-intensive unit with an international…

Call for Papers: Rembrandt van Rijn Symposium – Scholarship for the New Century

Call for Papers Rembrandt van Rijn Symposium: Scholarship for the New Century Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland OH Deadline: Sep 1, 2011 In conjunction with the exhibition Rembrandt Paintings in America and Rembrandt Prints in the Morgan Library, both to be presented at the Cleveland Museum of Art February 19 to May 28, 2012, the Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art are sponsoring a half-day symposium on the art of Rembrandt van Rijn, to be held on April 15, 2012. We seek papers from…