News | NETS Victoria Board of Management announce Adam Harding as new Chair

News from NETS Victoria Board of Management announcing the appointment of Adam Harding to the position of Chair. Adam Harding has been the Director of Horsham Regional Art Gallery (HRAG) since 2009 and oversaw their recent redevelopment.  He has continued Horsham’s commitment to community engagement while reinterpreting the Gallery’s collection to focus on their three main areas of collecting; artworks and images of Horsham and the Wimmera, the Mack Jost Collection of Australian Art, and its nationally significant collection of Australian photography.  Harding has been focusing on investigating modes of exhibition development and presentation that places HRAG and the Wimmera as a site of production and collaboration. “Hosting a NETS Victoria touring exhibition has always been a highlight for me, even back in the day when I was a curatorial assistant in Warrnambool, having the NETS Victoria install team on…

Exhibition | A decolonial geographic | Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

A decolonial geographic Curated by Fernando do Campo Artists: Richard Bell, Jon Cattapan, Juan Davila, Kerry Gregan, Raafat Ishak, Penny Mason, Alex Pittendrigh, Jessica Rankin, Judy Watson, Megan Walch and Ruth Waller. A decolonial geographic bring together 11 artists who engage with pictorial, material and philosophical questions that rethink misleading representations of the Australian landscape in A decolonial geographic. Ideas of the pastoral and natural Australian landscape are commonly depicted as postcard perfect – sublime and transcendent – and emptied of human beings. A decolonial geographic recalibrates this idealised and romantic view of what landscape signifies and how it should be portrayed. A decolonial geographic is a Devonport Regional Gallery exhibition toured by Contemporary Art Tasmania. Exhibition dates: 16 Dec 2017 – 28 Jan 2018 PLIMSOLL GALLERY School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania Hunter Street, Hobart 7000. E Jane.Barlow@utas.edu.au…

Job | Head Curator – Artbank

Deadline: Tue, 19th December 2017 Artbank is a unique Australian arts organisation and we are looking for someone new to join our team. Artbank is a program of the Australian Government that directly supports contemporary artists through the acquisition of their work while actively promoting the value of Australian visual art to both the public and private sectors. Operating successfully for over 35 years, Artbank is a largely self-sustaining organisation that generates revenue through the loaning of artworks on a commercial basis. The Artbank collection of approximately 10,000 artworks are leased by private, commercial and government clients, and Australian embassies around the world as well as being loaned for exhibitions around the country. We balance the running of a sustainable business against our other objectives of support and promotion. To this end, we run a diverse array of curatorial and…

Call for Papers | Making Art (History) since John Berger (Lausanne, 11-12 Oct 2018)

Lausanne, Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA), October 11 – 12, 2018 Deadline: Feb 15, 2018 From B to X. Making Art (History) since John Berger International symposium organised by the Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA, Lausanne and Zurich), the Musée de l’Elysée (Lausanne), and the Universität Bern The first episode of Ways of Seeing, the 1970s television series broadcast by the BBC, opens with a long take in which the presenter, British writer, artist, and art critic John Berger (1926-2017), cuts up Venus and Mars (1483), a painting by Sandro Botticelli that is housed at the National Gallery in London. In the very opening images of the film Berger cuts out the head of Venus and later lays it out flat on a stack of photographic prints. Surprising, worthy of a vandal, and unexpected within the context of the museum,…

Fellowships and Awards at the British School at Rome

Deadline and eligibility vary – please see details of individual awards, more information on the website: http://www.bsr.ac.uk/awards/humanities-awards Senior Fellowships The Balsdon, Hugh Last and Paul Mellon Centre Fellows are the Senior Scholars in residence and as such are encouraged to take an interest in the work of other award-holders at the BSR, particularly those in fields close to their own, and to contribute to one of the BSR’s current research themes. Senior scholars also give a public lecture as part of their fellowship Balsdon Fellowship Research area: humanities and social sciences (including the archaeology, art history, history, society and culture of Italy, from prehistory to the modern period) Open to: established scholars normally in post in a UK university. Applicants must be British or Commonwealth citizens, or must have studied at postgraduate level in a Higher Education Institution in the…

Fellowship | Goethe-Institut Postdoctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst

Deadline – January 14th, 2018 Inaugurated in 2013, the post-doctoral fellowship program is awarded to a promising and exceptional scholar for one academic year. The sixth fellowship is to start in August 2018. Funded by the Goethe-Institut, the Goethe-Institut Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst is designed for international emerging scholars whose research focuses on global perspectives on modern and contemporary art in the second half of the 20th century and the 21st century. The fellowship shall concentrate on the research for a comprehensive exhibition project on the global art historical developments of the Post-colonial era covering the period 1955 – 1980. The project is the second of a trilogy whose first on Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic was on display from October 14th, 2016 to March 26th, 2017. The third chapter will be devoted to Post-communism.…

NGV Triennnial | Opening Weekend – Candice Breitz, Humberto Campana, Joris Laarman, Formafantasma

CANDICE BREITZ IN CONVERSATION | SUN 17 DEC, 6.30PM–7.30PM $20 M / $25 A / $22.50 C https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/candice-breitz-in-conversation/ International artist Candice Breitz, discusses her multiscreen video installation Love Story, 2016, a work that focusses on the current, worldwide refugee crisis, in conversation with director and producer Ivan O’Mahoney. Doors open at 6pm with drinks available for purchase. Candice Breitz is internationally recognised as a leading contemporary photographic and video artist. Her latest video installation Love story, 2016, considers the global scale of the refugee crisis. The work reflects on how celebrities are often treated by the media as more newsworthy than people facing real-world adversity. The film is based on interviews conducted with six people who have fled their countries as a result of a range of oppressive conditions: Sarah Mardini, who escaped war-torn Syria; José Maria João, a former…

Seminar | Anthony Gardner – The Artist as Unsettler: Tom Nicholson and the Art of Historiography | University of Melbourne

A research seminar delivered by MacGeorge Visiting Speaker, Associate Professor Anthony Gardner, “The Artist as Unsettler: Tom Nicholson and the Art of Historiography.” Date: Wednesday 13 December 2017, 6pm. Venue: Room 553,  5th Floor, Arts West North Wing, Arts West Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville. Anthony Gardner is Associate Professor in Contemporary Art History and Theory and Head of the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford. He writes extensively on postcolonialism, postsocialism, and exhibition and curatorial histories, and he is one of the editors of the MIT Press journal ARTMargins. Among his books are Mapping South: Journeys in South-South Cultural Relations (Melbourne, 2013), Politically Unbecoming: Postsocialist Art Against Democracy (MIT Press, 2015), NSK From Kapital to Capital: Neue Slowenische Kunst – An Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia (with Eda Čufer and Zdenka Badovinac, MIT Press, 2015), and (with Charles Green) Biennials, Triennials, and documenta (Boston, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).…

Call for Participation | Site and Space in Southeast Asia

The organisers of Site and Space in Southeast Asia seek applications for participation in a two-year funded research opportunity exploring the art, architecture, and landscape of Southeast Asia. Site and Space in Southeast Asia explores the intersections of urban space, art and culture in three cities—Yangon, Penang, and Huế—through collaborative, site-based research. With major funding from the Getty Foundation and partners from within and beyond the region, Site and Space in Southeast Asia seeks to support innovative research in the art and architectural histories of the region, foster professional networks among early career scholars, and expand engagement with an ever more global field. The concept of site offers a rich and multivalent point of entry for constructing connected histories of art, architecture, and cultural production. Engaging with cities as sites that generate cultural narratives, Site and Space in Southeast Asia will explore spaces of memory, interaction, and production…

Prize | The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2018

The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2018 Since its founding in 1903, The Burlington Magazine has always considered the art of the present to be as worthy of study as the art of the past. The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize advances our commitment to the study of contemporary art by encouraging aspiring young writers to critically engage with its forms and concepts. The Prize promotes clear, concise and well-structured writing that is able to navigate sophisticated ideas without recourse to over-complex language. £1,000 Prize The deadline for submissions is Monday 26th February 2018 The winner will also receive the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine. Each contender will be offered a digital subscription to the Magazine at a specially reduced price, providing access to the latest articles and reviews and five years’ worth…