Archive for July, 2011

Conversation: The NGV Story

July 28, 2011
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The NGV Story Join us for an ‘in conversation’ between NGV Director Gerard Vaughan and the author of The NGV Story publication, Phip Murray. Learn more about the 150- year history of the NGV as they discuss some of the great stories documented in the publication. The book will be available for sale and...
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CFP: Between Scylla and Charybdis: European Courts and Court Residences Outside Habsburg and Valois/Bourbon Territories, 1500-1700

July 27, 2011
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Between Scylla and Charybdis: European Courts and Court Residences Outside Habsburg and Valois/Bourbon Territories, 1500-1700 Deadline:  31 October 2011 Copenhagen and Hillerød, Denmark 30 April-2 May 2012 As is well known, the rivalry between Spain‐Austria and France, or, more precisely, between the Habsburg and the Valois/Bourbon monarchies, was a factor of major importance in international...
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Symposium: Vienna 1900 – Dress rehearsal for modernity

July 27, 2011
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osef HOFFMANN (designer), J. & J. KOHN, Vienna (manufacturer) Adjustable-back chair (c. 1905) Sitzmachine ebonised beech, plywood, steel (a-b) 110.8 x 68.1 x 83.7 cm (overall) Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Jardine Matheson Australia, Fellow, 1983

Symposium: Vienna 1900 – Dress rehearsal for modernity Vienna: Art & Design Speakers William M. Johnston, academic; Prof Jennifer Shaw, Pro Vice-Cancellor & Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of New England; Assoc Prof Alison Inglis, Art History, The University of Melbourne; Dr John Carmody, School of Medical Sciences, Physiology, Convenor: ‘ Medicine...
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Lecture: ‘Feeling Stone’ Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

July 26, 2011
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‘Feeling Stone’ Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University) Our vocabulary for stone is impoverished. We describe rock as dumb, mute, unfeeling, unyielding, recalcitrant. Stone can sometimes be invoked as a witness, but most often its testimony is silent, an unfeeling trigger to affect, a passive reminder of tragic human histories. This talk excavates a...
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Melbourne Open House 2011

July 26, 2011
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Melbourne Open House Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July This weekend Melbourne’s architecture is open to the public. Residents and visitors alike are invited to see behind the façades of 75 of Melbourne’s historic and contemporary buildings. Buildings range from historic interiors such as the recently restored interior of Myer’s Mural Hall or the stately 19th century...
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Sir John Monash Lecture 2011: Whose Art Is It? Cultivating a Creative Community.

July 15, 2011
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Sir John Monash Lecture 2011 Whose Art Is It? Cultivating a Creative Community Join the 2011 Sir John Monash Lecture panellists Bryan Dawe, artist and political satirist, Prof. Ruth Rentschler, Arts & Entertainment management, Deakin University, Julie Shiels, artist, and Stephen Zagala, MGA Curator, to have your say about creativity in Monash. The 2011...
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John Weretka – Review: Pastel Portraits: Images of Eighteenth Century Europe. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 17 May 2011 – 14 August 2011

July 15, 2011
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Exhibition Review Pastel Portraits: Images of Eighteenth Century Europe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 17 May 2011 – 14 August 2011 Reviewed by John Weretka The eighteenth-century pastel portrait is the subject of a compact show of about forty images from 1711–1801 being hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (17...
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Symposium: This Wondrous Land at NGV

July 14, 2011
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THE SYDNEY BIRD PAINTER Boobook owl (c. 1790-1800) watercolour and pen and ink over pencil 32.2 x 29.8 cm (image); 47.9 x 29.8 cm irreg. (sheet) The Warren Clarke Bequest, 1999

Symposium: This Wondrous Land NGV Australia This symposium will feature local and interstate colonial art experts addressing a range of topics relating to this fascinating period of Australian art. Following this symposium attendees are invited to join us for the official launch of the exhibition catalogue at NGV Australia. Speakers Dr Philip Jones,Senior Curator, Department of Anthropology,...
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Funding: University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Women 2012

July 13, 2011
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University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Women 2012 The University of Queensland (UQ) invites applications for a small number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Women to commence in 2012. The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Women have been developed in accordance with the University’s research strategy to introduce special initiatives to advance women in research.  The purpose of the...
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Call for Papers: New Directions in Gothic Revival Studies Worldwide 13-14 July 2012, University of Kent, Canterbury

July 12, 2011
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Call for Papers New Directions in Gothic Revival Studies Worldwide 13-14 July 2012, University of Kent, Canterbury This conference will be the primary international academic event marking the bicentenary of the birth of the architect A.W.N. Pugin, bringing the field’s leading scholars worldwide to a broadbased conference at Canterbury. It will also be the first conference on...
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