Archive for May, 2012

Public Lecture | Modelling liberty – Clay sculptures in the prisons of the French Revolution Sophie Matthieson

May 31, 2012
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2012 Duldig Lecture Modelling liberty – Clay sculptures in the prisons of the French Revolution Sophie Matthieson This lecture is associated with the 2012 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Napoleon: Revolution to Empire. Sophie Matthiesson, curator and art historian of the French Revolution presents a little-known body of aesthetic artefacts from the French Revolution and examines it, for...
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Public Art Workshop | Go on DO IT: Things to think about in public (art) at ACMI

May 31, 2012
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Go on DO IT: Things to think about in public (art) Join Jordana Maisie, feature artist for this year’s Light in Winter festival, in a two-day workshop focusing on installation art. Jordana will start the two-day workshop with an artist’s talk on site-specific and public art, followed by a workshop session in the afternoon,...
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Call for Papers | Transitory, Transportable and Transformable: Temporary Conditions in Architecture

May 31, 2012
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Transitory, Transportable and Transformable: Temporary Conditions in Architecture Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, London, May 2013 Proposals are invited for papers addressing the theme of TEMPORARY CONDITIONS IN  ARCHITECTURE to be presented at the 2013 Annual Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, to be held Alan...
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Job | Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Sydney College of the Arts

May 30, 2012
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University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Sydney College of the Arts Full-time, 3 year fixed term: $92,604 p.a. – $99,404 p.a. including salary, leave loading and up to 17% super The University of Sydney invites applications for the Sydney College of the Arts Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2012 A new Postdoctoral Fellowship is being offered...
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Exhibition Review | Monumenta 2012: Daniel Buren, Excentrique(s). Reviewed by Victoria Hobday

May 29, 2012
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Monumenta 2012: Daniel Buren, Excentrique(s) Reviewed by Victoria Hobday Monumenta 2012: Daniel Buren, Excentrique(s). Paris, Grand Palais, 10 May–21 June 2012. Each year an artist of international stature is invited to create a work for the hugely successful Monumenta installation project in the Grand Palais in Paris. The Grand Palais is an enormous space...
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Research Seminar | Helen McDonald ‘Issues of Contemporary Motherhood in the art of Patricia Piccinini’

May 28, 2012
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Issues of Contemporary Motherhood in the art of Patricia Piccinini Helen McDonald As part of the La Trobe Art History Seminar Helen McDonald will speak on the topic of her new book - Patricia Piccinini: Nearly Beloved (Sydney: Piper Press) 2012 McDonald questions the idea that Patricia Piccinini’s art is ‘ethical aesthetics’, as one commentator has...
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Recent News and Writing about Art and Art History | May 25th 2012

May 25, 2012
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Recent News and Writing about Art and Art History News Protests and debate in Broome over whether the economic interests of constructing a liquefied natural gas plant outweigh the need to preserve the environment and ancient rock art. While on the other side of Australia academics from Griffith University have called for drastic action...
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Exhibition Review | Adventure and Art: The Fine Press Book from 1450 to 2011. Reviewed by John Weretka

May 24, 2012
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Adventure and Art: The Fine Press Book from 1450 to 2011 Reviewed by John Weretka Adventure and Art: The Fine Press Book from 1450 to 2011 Curated by Alan Loney. Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne. Closes May 27th, 2012. More exhibition information available on the Baillieu website. So many of us live with so...
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Review | Katherine Wentworth Rinne, ‘The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City’. Reviewed by John Weretka

May 24, 2012
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Katherine Wentworth Rinne, ‘The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City’, 2010 John Weretka Katherine Wentworth Rinne, The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010 (ISBN 978-0-3000-15530-3) Katherine Wentworth Rinne’s recent book on the fountains of Rome is...
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Symposium | Napoleon: Revolution to Empire

May 23, 2012
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Napoleon: Revolution to Empire Leading international and local speakers will address key themes of the exhibition, including the surprising connections between France and Australia. Topics addressed will include the history of the Fondation Napoléon (the NGV’s partner and principal lender to this extraordinary exhibition) and its rich collections; Napoleon’s Coronation in 1804 and its...
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