Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ranjani Shettar and Alex Baker In Conversation at NGV International

Ranjani Shettar India born 1977  Fire in the belly 2007  wood, automobile paint, fishing line 304.8 x 396.2 x 348.0 cm Collection of Talwar Gallery New York/New Delhi and the artist, Bangalore Photo: Courtesy of Talwar Gallery, New York / New Delhi   © Ranjani Shettar

In Conversation: With Ranjani Shettar and Alex Baker Join Alex Baker, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, NGV & Ranjani Shettar, artist for this rare opportunity to hear from Ranjani Shettar how she transforms a wide array of unusual materials into magical forms that suggest natural phenomena. Ranjani Shettar’s exhibition Dewdrops and Sunshine opens at the NGV International on Friday 4th November. Exhibition website http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/exhibitions/ranjani-shettar Date: Fri 4 Nov, 6pm Venue Exhibition space, Ground Level, NGV International Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily – Event Code P11261 Cost $25 Adult / $20 NGV Member /…

Masterclass – Medievalism and Youth Culture

Medievalism and Youth Culture Limited places are available for a Masterclass sponsored  by the Australian Research Council and the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Western Australia on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Participation in this all-day Masterclass is invited from postgraduate and early career researchers in fields related to medievalism and youth culture, such as children’s and young adult literature, fantasy literature, graphic arts, computer gaming, role-playing games, fandom, creative and re-enactment community groups, theatre, television and cinema. The Masterclass will be led by: Clare Bradford, Professor of Literary Studies at Deakin University, former President of the International Research Society for…

Stuart Rattle Open Garden Garden, Musk, Victoria and Restoration of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

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Stuart Rattle Open Garden, Musk, Victoria and Restoration of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens About the Garden Stuart Rattle’s garden in Musk, Victoria is inspired by the English Arts and Crafts movement and the romantic tradition of Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. The garden is divided into fourteen distinct garden rooms joined by interconnecting walkways. A love of individual plants has been indulged alongside architectural features, extensive use of hedging and other garden ornamentation. On the day there will be a BBQ, boutique wines, coffee and other local produce as well as a sale…

Talk: British Watercolours in the National Gallery of Victoria

William Blake, Dante running from the three beasts - Illustration to The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Inferno I, 1-90), 1824-1827, penn and ink and watercolour over pencil, 37.0 x 52.8 cm (sheet), Felton Bequest, 1920, NGV.

Short Talks Afternoon: British Watercolours in the National Gallery of Victoria Hear about the NGV’s significant collection of British watercolours and how it was assembled, and the rise of the “exhibition” watercolour in the 19th century that sought to rival oil painting in size, brilliance of colour and effect. Speakers Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator, Prints & Drawings, NGV, Assoc Prof Alison Inglis, The University of Melbourne and Caroline Clemente, freelance art historian Date: Sun 6 Nov, 2– 4.30pm Cost: $25 Adult / $20 NGV Member / $22 Concession & Student (includes…

Funding: Fellowships at the Henry Moore Institute

Fellowships at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Deadline 9 January 2012. The Henry Moore Insitute offers a small number of short-term residential fellowships to enable established scholars to spend a period of time in Leeds to work on research projects in any area of sculpture studies, The fellowships are intended to give individuals the time and space to develop a research project free from their usual work commitments, to introduce them to the Institute and its staff, and to make connections with our research programme. Fellows are encouraged to use…

CFP: Visual Culture and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, London, Jul 12

Call for Papers Visual Culture and the Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, July 19 – 20, 2012 Deadline: Dec 16, 2011 Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Mary Favret, Gillian Russell, Susan Siegfried, Paul White In July 2012, in advance of commemoration of the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, Tate Britain is to host a two-day conference exploring the impact of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars on world-wide visual culture, from the outbreak of the pan-European conflict with France in 1792 to the present day. Centred on themed panels, plenary lectures and workshops,…

Call for Papers: Women Artists in Early Modern Italy (Florence, 3 Mar 12)

Call For Papers Women Artists in Early Modern Italy Florence, Italy, March 3, 2012 Deadline: Jan 12, 2011 The Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists in the Age of the Medici at The Medici Archive Project is organizing a one-day conference (Florence, March 3, 2012) to highlight new documentary findings on the creative production of women in the visual arts (broadly defined) in the period 1500-1750. Researchers have been exploiting historical archives to answer such questions as, What were the lives of women artists like in early modern Italy?…

Burlington Magazine Contemporary Writing Prize

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The Burlington Contemporary Writing Prize 2012 The Burlington Contemporary Writing Prize, to be awarded annually, seeks to discover talented young writers on contemporary art, with the winner receiving £1000 and the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine. Since its founding in 1903, The Burlington Magazine has always considered the art of the present to be just as worthy of study as the art of the past. The Burlington Contemporary Writing Prize advances the Magazine’s commitment to the study of contemporary art by…

Symposium in Honour of Ernst Kitzinger: Sites of Devotion | New Directions in Medieval Art History

Floor mosaic, early Byzantine  Church of Saint George at Madaba,  Jordan

Public Symposium in Honour of Ernst Kitzinger (1912-2003) Sites of Devotion | New Directions in Medieval Art History This symposium celebrates the centenary of the birth of Ernst Kitzinger (b. Munich 1912 – d. New York 2003), distinguished historian of Late Antique, Medieval and Byzantine art. It provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ongoing influence of his work in Australia, where he was interned as an enemy alien during World War II. Addressing the interests of both specialists and the wider public, papers will explore the ways in which Kitzinger’s interests in…

Funding: The Anne van Biema Fellowship, 2012, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

'Waves at Matsushima', Freer and Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

The Anne van Biema Fellowship, 2012, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC The Anne van Biema Fellowship was established by bequest to promote excellence in research and publication on the Japanese visual arts. Fellowships support research at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Research proposals are evaluated in terms of merit, originality, methodology, and potential for significant publication that will advance scholarly and public understanding of the Japanese visual arts. Interdisciplinary proposals with a primary focus on Japanese visual arts are…

Call for Papers: Probing the Interior, 1800-2012, 2012, UK

Call for Papers Probing the Interior, 1800-2012 25 May 2012, The Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London, UK Bodily, psychic and spatial interiors can be mapped, traversed and violated in multiple ways. This one-day conference will interrogate and re-evaluate the contested terrain of the interior in its varied forms. It will examine the interlacing and overlapping of different types of interiors, and seek to re-position the ‘interior’ in critical terms. Moreover, it will attempt to develop new ways of thinking about the relationship between the decorative arts, furniture, bio-technologies, anatomy…

Exhibition: Treasures – Antiquities from Melbourne private collections

Attributed to The Painter of the Macinagrossa Stand, Apulian, Southern Italy, ‘Loutrophoros (a vessel bringing water for washing)’, c. 315 BCE, ceramic, height: 58.4 cm. Private collection, Melbourne

Treasures: Antiquities from Melbourne Private Collections Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, 22nd October 2011 – 15th April 2012 Treasures: Antiquities from Melbourne Private Collections opens at the Ian Potter Museum of Art on October 22nd. the exhibition will feature objects from ancient Greece, Rome and the Near East – some over 5000 years old, and many presented for public display for the first time. The exhibition’s curator Dr Andrew Jamieson says that ‘Melbourne is fortunate to have a number of important private collections of antiquities. These intricately crafted…

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships on National Churches in Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships on National Churches in Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome Roma communis patria: the National Churches in Rome from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era The Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for the History of Art have announced a one-year doctoral fellowship and a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, both starting in January 2012, both with the possibility of extension for a second year. Candidates must be in possession of an upper level university degree (in the first case, an M.A.; in the second, a Ph.D), good working knowledge of German, Italian, and English, and a…

Funding: Mellon Fellowships at Tufts University

Mellon Fellowships at Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) Applications for the 2012 Mellon Fellowships open on November 1, 2011. The application deadline will be Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. At this time, applications cannot be submitted electronically. Please Note: This year,  applications will be accepted only in the following fields: Anthropology Art/Art History Drama and Dance History Philosophy Romance Languages The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has generously provided Tufts University with funding to bring two postdoctoral fellows to campus each year to pursue new research projects in…

Fundraising Dinner for Warmun Community Art Collection, Oct 21st

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Fundraising Dinner for Warmun Community Art Collection The Warmun Community Art Collection holds some fo the earliest eart produced in the Kimberley. The collection is of historic, spiritual, social, aesthetic, research, art historical and cultural significance. It is critical to our understanding of the Kimberley region, the contribution of the Catholic Church to culture, Australian art history, and Gija history. These works have influenced art that is held in museums and galleries around the world. Its survival is in jeapoardy and held is needed with its preservation. On the 13th…