Monthly Archives: November 2011

News: NGV announces new member of the Council of Trustees

NGV announces  new member of the Council of Trustees From the NGV: Mr Allan Meyers, President of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Council of Trustees, today announced that the Victorian Government has appointed a new Council member, Mr Michael Ullmer. Mr Ullmer’s appointment commenced on 22 November 2011. Mr Ullmer has more than thirty years’ experience in financial services. He joined the National Australia Bank as Finance Director in 2004, and served as Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer from 2007 until his retirement in August 31 2011. He was previously with the Commonwealth…

Funding: British School at Rome Awards 2012-2013

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The British School at Rome Research Awards in Rome 2012-13 The British School at Rome is a centre of interdisciplinary research excellence in the Mediterranean supporting the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences. These highly competitive and prestigious awards have provided many leading scholars with a critical base for their subsequent careers. Applications are invited for a number of residencies, for research on the archaeology, history, art history, society and culture of Italy from prehistory to the modern period. These awards offer accommodation at the British School, food, 24-hour…

Seminar: Beatrix Ahrens – Rediscovered: Nineteenth Century German Painting in Victoria’s Public Collections

Heinrich Burkel 'Charcol burning in a wintery landscape', 1835. Ballarat Art Gallery, Gift of Mrs. I. Main-Rippin, 1932.

Rediscovered: Nineteenth Century German Painting in Victoria’s Public Collections  Dr Beatrix Ahrens, University of Freiburg, Germany It seems like nowhere else outside Europe German paintings of the second half of the 19th century have been as popular as in Victoria. From the 1870s to the 1890s a surprisingly large number of German paintings were imported to Australia, yet many of these works of art have never been adequately researched. They often lie undiscovered in storage, some paintings are even threatened by decay. This lecture, for the first time, gives an overview of German 19th century paintings in Victorian public…

Funding: Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies for 2012-2013

Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies for 2012-2013  Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m., January 3, 2012 The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University will offer several postdoctoral fellowships in Japanese studies to recent PhDs of exceptional promise, to give them the opportunity to turn their dissertation into publishable manuscripts. The Fellowship Grant: Each fellowship will cover a 10-month period, beginning September 1, 2012, with a stipend of $50,000, health insurance coverage for the grantee and research/travel funds. Postdoctoral fellows will be provided office space, and access to…

Exhibition: Victorian College of the Arts Masters Exhibition

Sarah Berners, Master of Fine Art, gallery installation of 'Object Appendage', 2010.

Victorian College of the Arts Masters Exhibition 2011 Works by Masters students from the VCA School of Art, University of Melbourne, will be exhibited at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and throughout the School of Art Studios from 6 to 11 December. The Masters Exhibition features the work of 33 graduating students from the Master of Fine Art and the Master of Visual Art courses. Gallery goers can explore a variety of solo projects starting in the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and continue throughout the School of Art studios and installation spaces.…

Lecture – Jennifer Higgie: What’s So Funny?

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What’s So Funny? - Why haven’t jokes, humour, wordplay and satire in the art of the last century been taken seriously? Jennifer Higgie VCA Alumna, now co-editor and staff writer of frieze magazine living in London It’s as impossible (or unbearable) to imagine a life – and by association, art – without laughter as it is to imagine a life without air. Yet, despite some important exceptions, there has been a surprising lack of discussion around the role of jokes, humour, wordplay and satire in the art of the last century. This is…

News: Hou Hanru named curator of the 5th Auckland Triennial

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Hou Hanru named curator of the 5th Auckland Triennial In 2013, the 5th Auckland Triennial will be led by the San Francisco-based, Guangzhou-born Hou, Hou Hanru. The organisers state that: Hou has an extensive record curating triennials, biennials and exhibitions internationally, from exhibitions in San Francisco and Madrid to the top biennales of Istanbul, Venice and Lyon. His name is synonymous with the rise of contemporary art across China and East Asia from the nineties until today. The Auckland Triennial, hosted at partner galleries across the city, is a three-month festival of contemporary…

Funding: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Resident Fellows Program

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Resident Fellows Program About the Program The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers residential fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. We seek applications that are intellectually stimulating, imaginative, and accessible to the public. There are no restrictions on topic, and applications are invited from across the broad spectrum of the humanities. All applicants are considered for our two endowed fellowships. Eligibility and Selection Process Fellowships are open to faculty members in the humanities, independent scholars, and others working on projects in the humanities. Applicants…

Professor Karen Franck: The Changing Design of Public Memorials

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Professor Karen Franck: The Changing Design of Public Memorials Professor Karen Franck, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Associate Professor Quentin Stevens, from RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design, are collaborating on a major research project on the design and use of public memorials. The project is unique in examining both temporary memorials erected by members of the public and official permanent memorials. It draws upon first-hand observations of both kinds of memorials at the sites of terrorist attacks in New York and London. The researchers also focus on visitor experience of recent abstract memorials,…

Dr Petra Kayser ‘Tingel Tangel: A Portrait of Turbulent Times in Germany, 1910 – 37′

Karl Grill  active at the Bauhaus 1920-29, Spiral costume, from the ‘Triadic ballet’, c.1926-27 gelatin silver photograph 22.5 x 16.2 cm J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles Photo The J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Tingel Tangel: A Portrait of Turbulent Times in Germany, 1910 – 37 Dr Petra Kayser, Curator, Prints & Drawings, NGV and Coordinating Curator for The Mad Square Modernity in German Art 1910 – 37 Lecture presented by the Friends of the Gallery Library This lecture explores German culture during the period of the ‘Weimar Republic’, which saw an unprecedented number of groundbreaking innovations in modern art. In this age of dramatic social change and modernisation, artists experimented in painting, printmaking, photography, design, architecture, film and theatre, exploring a new kind of realism and inventing new visual languages to communicate their ideas.…

Floortalk: Introduction to the NGV exhibition ‘The Mad Square’

Christian Schad  German 1894-1982 Self-portrait 1927 oil on wood 76.0 x 62.0 cm Private collection, courtesy Tate London   © Christian Schad Stiftung Aschaffenburg. VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Floortalk: Introduction to the NGV exhibition ‘The Mad Square’ Join Dr Jacqueline Strecker, curator of special exhibitions, Art Gallery of New South Wales the curator of The Mad Square for her introduction to the exhibition as it opens at the NGV. About the Exhibition In an era of chaos came an explosion of creativity – experimental, provocative and utterly compelling. Germany in the early twentieth century was a country in turmoil. After the First World War, the monarchy was abolished and replaced with the Weimar Republic. This was a period of political…

Call for Papers: Histories of British Art 1660–1735 – Reconstruction and Transformation

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Call for Papers Histories of British Art: 1660–1735 Reconstruction and Transformation 2012 Conference, 20-22 September, Kings Manor, University of York, UK Deadline 2 March 2012 We welcome proposals for 25 minute papers on any aspect of British Art, 1660 –1735. Suggested areas of discussion for papers include: Art and the State – Art for public spaces – Art & court culture – Religious art – The country house – Artists &  their works – Artistic practices – Unattributed & lost works – Companies, academies & studios – Continental influences – Transmigrations –…

Terra Foundation Grants, Prize and Summer Residencies for studies in American Art

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Terra Foundation Grants, Prize and Summer Residencies Application deadline: Jan 15, 2012 Terra Foundation for American Art Publication Grants These grants provide support for publication projects on historical American art (circa 1500–1980) that make a significant contribution to scholarship and have an international dimension. “International dimension” varies by project, but includes translations of important texts on American art; publications that are written by non-U.S. scholars or that have a significant number of non-U.S. contributors; and publications with a focused thesis exploring American art in an international context. Applications are judged competitively on an annual basis; projects must be…

Open Gardens in Daylesford – Restoration of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

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Gardens around the Gardens Open Gardens in Daylesford to support the Restoration of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens Ray Robinson – 3 Camp Street, Daylesford A small, densely planted woodland style of garden. Also includes an intensively cultivated vegetable garden. Daylesford House – 8 Smith Street, Daylesford One of the great gardens planted by the prosperous burghers of the town after the Gold Rush, recently renovated with classical features. Holly Lodge – 19 Grenville Street, Daylesford. A recently restored large stroll garden featuring both traditional and contemporary plantings. A seasonal delight.…

The Art of Praise: Forum and Display on the Medieval Choir Book

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The Art of Praise Forum and Display on the Medieval Choir Book The Advent Festival, in conjunction with the State Library of Victoria and The University of Melbourne, will host a forum and display on the Medieval Choir Book, convened by Margaret Manion.  Margaret Manion has published widely on medieval manuscripts and is preparing a publication on the medieval choir book, entitled The Art of Praise.  Shane Carmody, John Stinson, Elizabeth Melzer and Hugh Hudson will introduce the manuscripts, discussing their provenance, parchments, music and illuminations.  The forum will include a number of live…