Archive for November, 2011

News: NGV announces new member of the Council of Trustees

November 29, 2011
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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’...
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Funding: British School at Rome Awards 2012-2013

November 29, 2011
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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...
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Seminar: Beatrix Ahrens – Rediscovered: Nineteenth Century German Painting in Victoria’s Public Collections

November 28, 2011
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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...
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Funding: Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies for 2012-2013

November 28, 2011
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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...
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Exhibition: Victorian College of the Arts Masters Exhibition

November 25, 2011
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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...
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Lecture – Jennifer Higgie: What’s So Funny?

November 25, 2011
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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...
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News: Hou Hanru named curator of the 5th Auckland Triennial

November 24, 2011
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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...
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Funding: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Resident Fellows Program

November 22, 2011
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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...
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Professor Karen Franck: The Changing Design of Public Memorials

November 21, 2011
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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...
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Dr Petra Kayser ‘Tingel Tangel: A Portrait of Turbulent Times in Germany, 1910 – 37′

November 21, 2011
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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...
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