Symposium | The Transit Lounge of Photography and Magic Lantern Performance | CCP Fitzroy

A symposium on the ever-changing states of photography from the invention of the medium to the digital present. From the magic lantern to Instagram and ‘connected photography’ this symposium unpacks a little history of the transmission of images. The Transit Lounge of Photography examines where the medium of record has been and asks: how is it travelling. The Transit Lounge of Photography is all about making connections with photographic images and reading their vapor trails, presenting a series of projections on images and ideas in the share-house of photography. Join us for an afternoon looking through photographs and at photography ending in a live magic lantern show in the evening. Coordinated by Patrick Pound (Deakin Motion Lab Centre for Creative Arts Research) and the CCP. Presented by Deakin Motion Lab Centre for Creative Arts Research Saturday 21 October, 3pm–7:30pm Bookings required,…

Lecture | James Elkins – Limits of the Criticism of Writing in the Humanities |

Ever since new criticism, literary study has been developing ideas of close reading. Since the inception of poststructuralism there has been wide acknowledgment of the constructed nature of the text. In the last 15 years there have been even more models for understanding texts, including ‘distance reading’ and ‘surface reading’. Given that amazing richness of interpretive possibilities, it is strange that the humanities continue to teach writing on a rudimentary level, stressing clarity, concision, and organisation – basic pedagogy that was already out of date 100 years ago. This talk is an informal survey of the absence of the tools of literary theory and rhetoric in fields such as sociology, anthropology and art history, with special reference to examples such as Rosalind Krauss, Alex Nemerov, T.J. Clark, Stephen Greenblatt, Steven Pinker and Saul Kripke. James Elkins’ lecture is coordinated in…

Exhibition | Seeing Voices | Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Seeing Voices, an exhibition that thinks through how the voice is visualised, employed and reimagined in contemporary art, has opened at Horsham Regional Gallery and runs until 10 December. Seeing voices, a collaboration between NETS Victoria and Monash University Museum of Art I MUMA uses the Monash University Collection as a springboard for thinking through the voice. The exhibition encompasses drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and video, and a live performance with each iteration of the exhibition. In the exhibition, the voice might act as a metaphor for  collective action, for speaking out against injustice and coming together in gestures of solidarity. It can be a marker of cultural and geographic specificity or the trace of disappearing language. It may also function like a spiritual medium; through its historical recording and archiving it time-travels to haunt the present. The voice is…

Keir Lectures on Art | The Limits of Globalisation in Art History – James Elkins | Sydney

The Power Institute with Sydney Ideas is pleased to present a lecture by James Elkins, Professor Art History, Theory and Criticism, and Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Elkins is the third speaker in our Keir Lectures on Art series. ABSTRACT | This lecture is not concerned with global art per se, but with the global writing of art history. Current initiatives supporting the international practice of art history, such as the Clark Art Institute’s Mellon Foundation-funded projects, are aimed at the exchange of information and the facilitation of travel and study. Such programs, Elkins argues, can promote a homogenised approach. In this lecture, Elkins challenges the assumption that there are traditions of art-historical scholarship different from those that are widely acknowledged, suggesting instead that scholarly practices exist, but not as art history…

Final days to enter the Power Publications Dissertation Prize for Indigenous Art Research

Deadline: 20th October 2017 The dissertation prize for the best PhD, DPhil or Master by Research written on Indigenous art. Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, this prize supports new research and writing on Indigenous art within a scholarly context. The prize is not restricted to authors of Indigenous heritage. Academic supervisors will be invited to nominate candidates and a jury led by Professor Ian McLean, of the University of Melbourne, will select an awardee. The prize will be financial ($2,000) and the winning author will be invited to present their research at the University of Sydney. Individuals can apply, or, can be nominated by a friend or colleague. Application requirements: The 2017 round of the award is currently open and applications can be made via Submittable Applicants for the 2017 award must have completed and defended their dissertation in the calendar…

Free Public Lecture | Design Sensibility: Viennese émigrés in Australia | Harriet Edquist

 Annual Duldig Lecture for 2017 | Wednesday 18th October 2017 Design Sensibility: Viennese émigrés in Australia Professor Harriet Edquist, Professor of Architectural History, RMIT University   Situated between international modernism on the one hand and local debates about “Australian” architecture and design propounded by Robin Boyd and others on the other, Viennese designers negotiated the values of domestic design they had absorbed in the cities of Europe within a fast-changing postwar Australian environment. In this lecture Harriet Edquist will show how personal histories of émigré and refugee Viennese designers throw into question Australian design history’s often limited definition of design as a purely modernist professional practice beholden to a national agenda. It will argue that on the contrary, geographical and cultural boundaries are fluid, that learning never stops, that memory was often central to the émigré expression of “home” and…

Jobs and Funding | Art History and Curatorship | 13th October 2017

Jobs Australia Branch Head, Assistant Director National Collection, Australian War Memorial – deadline 26th October 2017 Public Programs Officer, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – deadline 30th October 2017 – deadline 30th October 2017, Board of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – deadline 30th October 2017 Architectural Historian, Parliament of Australia – deadline 24th October 2017 Indigenous Curator, National Library of Australia – deadline 15th October 2017 Registration Officers, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 26th October 2017 Museum Curator, Law Society of WA – deadline 17th October 2017 International Programme Director (specialist in art history/object-based study/curating/arts management), Christie’s Education – deadline 30th October 2017 Lecturer Art Law & Business (Business Component), Christie’s Education – Creative Arts and Design – deadline 30th October 2017 Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Greek Archaeology and Museum Curator,…

Call for Session Proposals | SAH 2019 Annual International Conference

Deadline: January 16, 2018, at 5 pm CST Conference Chair: Victoria Young, University of St. Thomas Local Co-Chairs: Dietrich Neumann, Brown University, and Itohan Osayimwese, Brown University The Society of Architectural Historians will offer a total of 36 paper sessions at its 2019 Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. As SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference, non-members who wish to chair a session will be required to join SAH next August 2018 when conference registration opens for Session Chairs and Speakers. Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session…

Applications Now Open for Gertrude Studios 2018

Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Gertrude Studio Program. The Gertrude Studio Program has been an integral component of the organisation since its founding over three decades ago. Gertrude has sixteen highly-subsidised artist studios for artists living and working in Melbourne (the studios are not residential), located in our new premises at 21-31 High Street, Preston South. Designed by Fitzroy-based architectural practice Edition Office, the new Gertrude houses two exhibition spaces, sixteen studios, shared communal spaces, workshop facilities and the organisation’s offices. Gertrude invites applications from artists of any generation and working in any medium to express their interest in the two-year program. The program is intended for professional artists working within the breadth of contemporary practice, including installation, video, painting, sculpture, photography, performance and dance. Each year eight artists are invited…

Creative Women in Conversation | Kate Rohde and Leah Justin | Duldig Studio

Creative Women in Conversation. Join Kate Rohde and Leah Justin in discussion. Find out what it’s really like to be a woman in the art and design fields in Australia today!   This discussion wll take place at the Duldig Studio in October, the second in an eight part series of discussions between women in the arts and business, inspired by Duldig Studio’s  current exhibition SLAWA modernist art and design. This month: SCULPTURE with installation artist, sculptor, mixed media artist and painter Kate Rohde and Leah Justin, co-founder of JAHM – Justin House Museum and a passionate collector of contemporary art. Date: Saturday 14 October from 2.00 – 4.00 pm. Venue: Duldig Studio – an artists’ house museum and gallery, 92 Bourke Road Malvern East For more information www.duldig.org.au and book via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/creative-women-in-conversation-2-tickets-37380096876 Download the flyer for the full series here (pdf)