Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 19th May 2017

Jobs Australia McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (Applicants must have been awarded a PhD from a university other than the University of Melbourne by the closing date) – final deadline 25th September 2017 Assistant Curator Aboriginal Interpretation Projects, Sydney Living Museums – deadline 29th May 2017 Head of Indigenous Relations, Sydney Living Museums – deadline 29th May 2017 Senior Curator of Asian Art, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 30th June 2017 Senior Curator International Paintings, Sculpture & Design, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 30th June 2017 International Professor of Arts-based Research and Pedagogy, Aalto University – deadline 8th June 2017 Senior Lecturer, Critical & Contextual Studies in Contemporary Art Practice, University of Dundee – deadline 6th June 2017 Senior Lecturer and Director of Liberal Arts (Education and Research), University of Exeter – deadline 7th June 2017 Sackler Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art, –…

Funding | Capstone Editing’s Available Grants for Academic Women

Capstone Editing is happy to announce the launch of two new research grants for female academics. An Australian business established to support female academics is offering two grants to ease pressures that often force women out of academia. Capstone Editing was founded by Dr Lisa Lines, a former history lecturer and mother of two who—like many women—struggled to balance motherhood with an academic career. ‘Women are significantly under-represented in the senior levels of academia in Australia and around the world’, Dr Lines said. ‘It is no secret that the primary reason for the “leaky academic pipeline”, whereby women leave academia or aren’t promoted to the higher levels, is motherhood’. Academic workloads are huge. Almost all academics work more than 40 hours a week, with more than half working 50–80 hours. This is impossible for many women to sustain, even in…

Boiler Room Lecture | Ritual intimacy – Conversation with Christian Thompson, Professor Sarah Joseph, Hettie Perkins

Thursday 18 May 2017, 6:00-7.30pm Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, Conference Centre, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne FREE. Bookings required: muma.rsvp@monash.edu MUMA is pleased to present a special conversation between leading Australian artist Christian Thompson and Professor Sarah Joseph, Director for the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University, convened by curator and writer Hetti Perkins. The conversation will traverse ideas of cultural hybridity, the ethics of working with cultural material from museum collections, Australia’s colonial history, the environment and the importance of country and language. This event coincides with the exhibition, Christian Thompson: Ritual intimacy, the first major survey exhibition by the artist at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), curated by Charlotte Day and Hetti Perkins. Christian Thompson, of the Bidjara people, works across photography, video, sculpture, performance and sound to explore notions of identity, race and…

Photography in Focus | National Gallery Victoria

Saturday 20 May, 10am – 4.30pm, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International What photography trends are inspiring current photography practice and what can we expect to see in future? Explore key areas of photography including portraiture, performance and the role of the artist as curator in a series of talks and discussions. Program Introduction to NGV Festival of Photography Susan van Wyk, Senior Curator, Photography, NGV Eye of the Beholder: The Photographic Portrait (Session One) Dr Daniel Palmer, Associate Professor, Art Theory Program, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University David Rosetzky , artist Susan van Wyk, Senior Curator, Photography, NGV The Artist as Curator as Artist (Session Two) Dr Kyla McFarlane, Acting Curatorial Manager, Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Patrick Pound, artist Maggie Finch, Curator, Photography, NGV  Photography and the Question of Making Visible…

Cancelled – Writing & Concepts at RMIT Design Hub | Bryce Ives – Restrictions x Freedom

From the organisers – This event has been cancelled due to illness and will be rescheduled to a later date – apologies for any inconvenience caused. Bryce Ives presents: Restrictions x Freedom at the RMIT Design Hub Level 3 Lecture Theatre, Building 100, Cnr Victoria and Swanston Streets Carlton link to facebook event BRYCE IVES is the Director of the Gippsland Centre of Art and Design and the Ballarat Arts Academy at Federation University Australia. Federation University plays a unique role in regional Victoria for its studio-based undergraduate and graduate programs in visual arts, graphic and communication design, acting and music theatre. Sought after as a theatre maker, facilitator, broadcaster, and writer; the breadth of Ives’ work is interdisciplinary. Ives successfully led the strategic development of Australia’s leading youth participation projects, including SYN Youth Media (2003 to 2007 as General…

Talk and Launch | Barbara Creed – Stray: Human–Animal Ethics in the Anthropocene

The Power Institute and the Ian Potter Museum of Art are pleased to invite you to a talk by Barbara Creed to mark the launch of her book ‘Stray: Human–Animal Ethics in the Anthropocene’ Barbara Creed’s timely polemic explores the relationship between human and animal in the context of the stray. To celebrate the launch of this new publication, Creed, with respondent Dr lynn mowson, Vice Chair of the Australasian Animal Studies Association, will discuss the concept of the stray through the visual arts, film and literature, introducing the concept of the anthropogenic stray and exploring the contradictions it embodies. Following the talk, Stray will be officially launched by curator Victoria Lynn, Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art. A stray, to stray, the act of straying. The stray is the outsider, other, exile, refugee—the one who lives apart from the mainstream or isolated…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 12th May 2017

Jobs Australia Program Manager, West Space, Melbourne – deadline 31st May 2017 Director Duldig Studio – museum + sculpture garden, Melbourne – deadline 29th May 2017 Head, Sculpture Discipline, Australian National University – deadline 14th May 2017 Professor of Screen Studies, University of Melbourne – deadline 20th June 2017 Collections and Curatorial Manager, University of Wollongong Art Collection – deadline 22 May 2017 Lead Curator, State Library Victoria  – deadline 30th May 2017 Curator Officer, RMIT – deadline 21st May 2017 Exhibition Support Officer, SSJG Heritage Centre Broome – deadline 29th May 2017 Head of Experience and Learning, Sydney Living Museums – deadline 15th May 2017 International Director, The Warburg Institute, London – deadline 30th May 2017 Lecturer in Art History, University of Essex – deadline 13th June 2017 Lecturer in Visual Cultures (Post 1) (particularly contemporary problematics of performance art, for example, around sexuality,…

Lecture Series | A Life in Pictures – Vincent Alessi on Van Gogh | NGV International

A LIFE OF PICTURES – Saturday 13th, Sunday 21st and Saturday 27th MAY, 2-3pm Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium – NGV International Journey through Van Gogh’s multifaceted career as an artist in a series of illustrated lectures by Dr Vincent Alessi. Dr Vincent Alessi is a Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts at La Trobe University and an alumni of The University of Melbourne. His research interests include the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, mid-late nineteenth century European art, nineteenth century popular graphic illustration and Australian contemporary visual art and curatorial practice. Vincent completed his PhD on Van Gogh’s collection of black-and-white popular illustrations and is currently undertaking research on the influence of Charles Dickens on Van Gogh. Alessi has also held numerous positions within cultural institutions including Curatorial Manager at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne…

Writing & Concepts at Bus Projects – talk by Daniel von Sturmer

Daniel von Sturmer presents the talk: “Electric Light (facts/figures)” (2017). at Bus Projects 25-31 Rokeby Street, Collingwood 4 May at 18:00–19:30 link to facebook event DANIEL VON STURMER’S practice involves a range of media and approaches including video, photography and installation. His works orchestrate a field of relations between things and people, light and space, video and time, where the encounter between audience and artwork tests the ways in which we conventionally view artworks in a gallery. Born in New Zealand in 1972, von Sturmer has been based in Melbourne as a practising artist since 1994. In 2007 he represented Australia at the 52nd Venice Biennale, showing in the Australian Pavilion. He has exhibited at numerous public venues including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; The Gothenburg Museum…

Talk | Eastern & Western Art | La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre

Thomas Sheard Great Britain 1866-1921 The Arab Blacksmith c.1900 oil on canvas 115.0 x 163.0 cm Purchased 1903 1903.1

Venue: La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre Date: 6 May Saturday, 12.30pm – 1.30pm Adam Bushby, lawyer and art history graduate, will speak about the theme of Orientalism in painting, starting with the Gallery collection and then tracing the long history of representing Islamic and other Eastern people and culture in Western painting. Free. Bookings essential. 03 5434 6088 | bendigoartgallery@bendigo.vic.gov.au La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, 121 View Street, Bendigo Bookings: 03 5434 6088 | bendigoartgallery@bendigo.vic.gov.au