Job | Assistant Curator, Kenneth E. Tyler Collection | National Gallery of Australia

Assistant Curator, Kenneth E. Tyler Collection NGA Level 4/5 Position number 4305 $61,706 – $73,064 pa The Kenneth Tyler collection comprises over 7000 editioned prints, proofs, drawings, paper-works, screens, multiples and illustrated books as well as a collection of rare candid photography, film and audio and reference material. The Assistant Curator’s role is to assist in developing web-based material and online access, assisting in and contributing to the digitisation and cataloguing of the film and sound component of the collection. The Assistant Curator’s role is to assist the Senior Curator and Curator in the preparation of exhibitions and publications related to the Tyler Collection. The position is located in the International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books Department of the International Art. To be successful in this role, applicants must demonstrate knowledge of American printmaking in general, the history of Kenneth…

Call for Papers | Perspective : actualité en histoire de l’art – issue on Scandinavia

Continuing with its project of publishing thematic issues, Perspective : actualité en histoire de l’art – joining for the first time with the Festival of Art History – will dedicate its 2019-1 issue to the Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands). After the Maghreb, Perspective once again moves beyond the nation-state to consider a more expansive territory. This issue will be devoted to an examination of the territory’s extent and specificities as a cultural and historical construct whose contours have fluctuated over time. In contrast to an endogenous or essentialist approach, the themes will be considered in light of the representations, the narratives and imaginations it has nourished through exchanges with the rest of Europe and the world. Perspective wishes to privilege diachronic studies with multiple forms and stakes: topics related to works of art and…

Redmond Barry Fellowship | University of Melbourne

The first Fellowship was awarded in 2004 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Sir Redmond Barry’s laying of the foundation stones for both institutions on 3 July 1854. The 2016 Fellowship shall be awarded to scholars and writers to facilitate research and the production of works of literature that utilise the superb collections of the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. Up to $20,000 shall be awarded to assist with travel, living and research expenses. Fellows will be based at the State Library of Victoria for three to six months. During this period, Fellows will be expected to pursue their own project, present a lecture or short seminar series open to the public, Library and University communities, and submit a brief report at the conclusion of their Fellowship. Fellowships are open to scholars and writers from Australia…

Exhibition | Synthesizers: Sound of the Future | Grainger Museum

Presented by Grainger Museum and Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio 20 April to 9 September 2018 Today’s digital musicians and sound artists, who patch and share and experiment with a vast array of electronic sounds, are the direct beneficiaries of innovators in electronic music composition in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, who worked in the analogue world. The Grainger Museum was at the heart of electronic music experimentation in Melbourne in the 1960s and early ‘70s, when University of Melbourne composer and teacher Keith Humble, recently returned from a decade of cutting-edge musical experimentation in Paris, transformed the Museum into ‘the Grainger Centre’: an electronic experimentation studio for students and composers. Humble equipped the Grainger Centre with the latest analogue synthesizers made by the experimental music company, Electronic Music Studios, Ltd, (EMS), London. The powerful, but compact and modestly priced, EMS…

Exhibition Opening | Unsettlement | MUMA

MUMA | Monash University Museum of Art invites you to Unsettlement. The exhibition will be opened by Michael Tawa, architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Sydney, Australia. 28 April – 7 July 2018 Opening function: 2 May 2018, 6 – 8pm Artists: Dana Awartani (SA), Monica Bonvicini (IT/DE), Aliansyah Caniago (ID), Jasmina Cibic (SI/UK), Forensic Architecture (UK), Hiwa K (IQ), Jill Magid (US), Hayley Millar-Baker (AUS), Archie Moore (AUS), Amie Siegel (US) Unsettlement is an international group exhibition that explores the ways that power manifests through architecture and in the built environment. The artworks presented register the material force and histories of architecture, and encourage a productive sense of upheaval and re-appraisal. Unsettlement features artists from Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, United States of America, Italy, United Kingdom, Iraq, Slovenia and Australia. Through their engagement with specific architectural forms,…

Visual Art Folio Preparation Workshop

Visual Art Folio Preparation Workshop The VCA’s Visual Art Winter School: Folio Preparation is a crucial intensive short course in contemporary visual art practice.  Guided by a dedicated artist and industry professional, you will gain a fundamental insight into preparing your visual art folio; a pivotal asset of the professional artist. This workshop is perfect for those embarking on VCE study in visual art and those planning to pursue creative tertiary study in visual and fine arts at the VCA or elsewhere. Essential Information Full Fee: $550 Prior experience with visual art making (eg. painting, drawing, photography etc) is beneficial but not essential, see website for more information. Dates: 9 Monday – 13 Friday July 2018 Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=363605&bof=1 Contact Information E: visualart-shortcourses@unimelb.edu.au P: +61 3 8344 6951

Lecture Series | Uncommon Knowledge at ACCA

Uncommon Knowledge | ACCA’s  annual lecture series this year focuses on artists and the special interests that inspire and inform their art practice. Leading Australian artists such as Bill Henson, Fiona Hall and Ronnie van Hout will discuss the subjects and pastimes that occupy them – from eavesdropping, UFOs, to the body and Brexit, the stolen Picasso and art activism, architecture, social media and The Australian Ugliness. Presented on Monday evenings at 6pm from April through November, the series offers a trans-generational insight into the inner lives and thinking of artists. Tickets are $35 per lecture or $200 for a Season Pass to all eight lectures (includes drink). The program includes: 30 April, Bill Henson: The wilderness within: The body as the last frontier   Internationally renowned photographer Bill Henson will explore his lifelong fascination with the human figure.  Henson, who represented Australia in…

Exhibition | Eugene von Guérard: Artist–traveller | Art Gallery of Ballarat

EUGENE VON GUERARD: ARTIST–TRAVELLER Saturday 24 March to Sunday 27 May 2018 A remarkable exhibition telling the story of the art and travels of Eugene von Guérard, the preeminent landscape painter of colonial Australia, opens in Ballarat in late March. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s life of travel and adventure, as revealed by his sketchbooks, which offer a glimpse into the heart and mind of one of our greatest and most enduringly relevant artists. Von Guérard travelled extensively throughout south-eastern Australia, methodically recording the landscape, trekking into some of ‘the wildest and least-known portions of Australian territory’, his pencil and pocket-sized sketchbooks always close at hand. Back in the studio, he transformed his sketches into meticulously executed paintings which are remarkable for their detail. During his twenty-eight years in Australia, he filled twenty-two sketchbooks with drawings that capture his…

Book Launch | Eugene Von Guérard Tom Darragh and Ruth Pullin in Conversation | Art Gallery of Ballarat

For a period of nine years, between 1876 and 1885, landscape painter and founding curator of the National Gallery of Victoria Eugen von Guérard (1811–1901) corresponded with his friend and fellow-German Julius von Haast (1822–1887), geologist and founder of the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch. These letters, written by one of Australia’s greatest landscape painters, an inveterate collector and the dedicated inaugural custodian of the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, to his good friend and colleague, a distinguished and pioneering geologist, writer and museum director, shed new light on the personal and professional lives of both men and their institutions. Date: Saturday 21st April, 2pm Venue: McCain Annexe, Art Gallery of Ballarat Free, book online: https://artgalleryofballarat.com.au/gallery_events/book-launch-tom-darragh-and-ruth-pullin-lieber-freund/

Symposium | CHANGEMAKERS #1: Mapping Sustainability in the Visual Arts | VCA Melbourne

SYMPOSIUM – CHANGEMAKERS #1: Mapping Sustainability in the Visual Arts Friday 20 April 2018, 10.15am-17.30pm Federation Hall, VCA, Melbourne This symposium is FREE and open to students and the public. CHANGEMAKERS #1 will bring together key people in the field who are focused on fostering change and new models of arts and cultural practice, and even more importantly – those who are seeking a sustainable future where emerging artists, curators and arts professionals are placed at the forefront. Broken down into six distinct themes, six leaders in the arts will discuss their present circumstances and future vision. With an introduction by Dr. Rachel Marsden, Lecturer in Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne, speakers include: Patricia Piccinini – Artist and Enterprise Professor, Victorian College of the Arts Alexie Glass-Kantor – Curator and Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney Corbett Lyon – Collector…