Archive for May, 2011

NGV Lecture: The Poussin Project

May 31, 2011
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NGV Lecture The Poussin Project Carl Villis, Conservator or European paintings before 1800 Nicholas Poussin’s Crossing of the Red Sea (c. 1634) is one of the National Gallery of Victoria’s most prized paintings. For NGV conservator Carl Villis, thanks to a special grant from French bank BNP Paribas, a full year has been set...
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Lecture: Predicaments of Painting Indigenous Presence in Central Australia: Early Papunya Boards in Circulation, Fred Myers

May 30, 2011
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Predicaments of Painting Indigenous Presence in Central Australia: Early Papunya Boards in Circulation Professor Fred Myers, Silver Professor of Anthropology, New York University This paper considers a predicament in the constitution of Aboriginal acrylic painting in Central Australia. Begun in 1971 as a translation of ritually-based designs into a new medium, the international success of...
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Symposium: Scoping the future of cultural enrichment through cultural materials conservation

May 30, 2011
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Symposium Scoping the future of cultural enrichment through cultural materials conservation 16th June 2011, Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, The University of Melbourne Background Understanding the conservation of material culture is framed by the values obtained from diverse and broad disciplines. Together the values identify the line of best fit to inform our understanding...
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Melbourne Conversations: Talk Blak, Talking back: Conversations on Political Blak Art

May 26, 2011
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Melbourne Conversations: Talk Blak, Talking back: Conversations on Political Blak Art

Media commentary and debate around Indigenous identity and history is a topical subject. Join the conversation around the contribution that politically engaged urban based contemporary Indigenous visual artists have made to issues of identity, culture, racism and history. Date: Thursday 2 June 2011 Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Entry from 5.30pm Venue: BMW Edge, Federation...
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Melbourne Conversations: Contemporary Art and the Public Arena: Global Perspectives

May 24, 2011
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Melbourne Conversations: Contemporary Art and the Public Arena: Global Perspectives

As part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s 150 year anniversary celebrations, a distinguished global panel of art professionals will consider the critical importance of creating, collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. This free event is special collaboration between the City of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria. Date: Wednesday 25 May 2011 Time:...
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Review: The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900. Kim Clayton-Greene

May 23, 2011
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Review by Kim Clayton-Greene of The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900 The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900 The Victorian and Albert Museum, London 2 April – 17 July 2011 Reviewed by Kim Clayton-Greene ‘The Cult of Beauty’, brings together some of the finest objects and works of art produced by...
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Call for Papers: Impressions of Colour: Rediscovering Colour in Early Modern Printmaking, ca 1400-1700

May 20, 2011
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Call for Papers Impressions of Colour: Rediscovering Colour in Early Modern Printmaking, ca 1400-1700 Cambridge, 8-9 December 2011 The absence of colour has been long been considered a defining characteristic of early modern printmaking. Colour printing from the hundreds of years between the invention of the printing press and 1700, when Christophe Le Blon...
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Funding: Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust PhD Scholarship

May 19, 2011
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The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust PhD Scholarship The Courtauld Institute of Art and the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust are pleased to announce a new PhD scholarship for full-time study. Eligibility: The scholarship will be open to a student studying for a PhD on the subject of women artists (or a single woman...
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Lecture: George Eastman House: Past, Present, Future

May 18, 2011
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Le main de Madame Hugo ca. 1853–1854, George Eastman House Collection, Andrew Burford, Taylor 2010

Kodak Salon Lecture George Eastman House: Past, Present, Future Dr Alison Nordström will survey the history of George Eastman House—the oldest museum of its kind in the world—since its opening in 1947. Nordström will address the formation of Eastman House collections and the influence of those collections on our understanding of photographic history. She...
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Symposium: History of the Gallery School

May 17, 2011
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Students at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, 1895.

Symposium History of the Gallery School As part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s 150th celebrations, the VCA is hosting a symposium about the history of the Gallery School, started in 1867 under the leadership of Eugene von Guérard. The Gallery School is the founding institution of the VCA, formed in 1972 under Lenton...
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