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Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | January 29th 2015

Jobs Australia Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre (link to Darebin Council – search for ‘Curator’) – deadline 9th February 2015 Director, Tamworth Regional Gallery & Powerstation Museum – deadline 9th February 2015 Curator/Research Fellow with Centre for the History of Emotions at The University of Melbourne, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies – deadline 17th February 2015 Assistant Curator (fixed term, 6 months), Queensland College of Art – deadline 11th February 2015 Director, Griffith Artworks, Queensland College of Art – deadline 13th February 2015 Operations Manager, IMA Brisbane – deadline 13th February 2015 International…

Exhibition Openings and Artist Talks | Gertrude Contemporary Art

mage: Marrnyula Mununggurr, Ganybu, 2015, natural ochres on bark, dimensions variable, courtesy the artist and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala.

New exhibitions open tonight at Gertrude Contemporary in Fitzroy. Tomorrow (31st January) there will be a series of artist talks. All exhibition run from 30 January – 14 March 2015, details below. Gertrude Contemporary | 200 Gertrude street Fitzroy | Opening hours Tuesday-Friday 11.00-5.30pm, Saturday 11.00-4.30pm Friday 30th January: Exhibition Openings from 6pm Saturday 31st January:  Artist talks, painting demonstration, studio sale  1.00pm | David Egan will discuss his exhibition Actually Energy Help Light with curator Helen Hughes and the public. 1.30pm | Marrnyula Mununggurr will talk about her exhibition Ganybu with curator Helen Hughes and…

News | McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery seeks new Director


Another Victorian gallery director position is vacated – this time Robert Lindsay of McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery has announced his intention to finish up in the middle of this year. From McClelland Lyn Williams, the Chair of McClelland Board of Trustees, today announced that Robert Lindsay the present Director of McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery will not be seeking re-appointment at the end of his contract, which expires 1 July 2015. Robert Lindsay has been Director of McClelland since 2006. He joined McClelland in 2002 as Deputy Director and Senior Curator and in the…

MRelay | 12 hours of conversation at the MPavilion for its final weekend


In a sports relay, a team covers a distance in turns—a baton passing from one runner to the next. MRelay is an intellectual team sport bringing together leading thinkers, philosophers, fashionistas, mavericks, activists, provocateurs, architects and doyennesto share insights and ideas throughout a marathon conversation relay on Saturday 31 January 2015 from 11am to 11pm. Speakers from diverse fields will participate in rapid conversations (interviewing a fellow guest for 15 minutes, and then another for 15 minutes) to form a 12-hour chain reaction of ideas, murmurings and proclamations.The conversations will revolve around Pavilions, Intimate Publics,…

Exhibition | Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour at the Castlemaine Art Gallery

Ngak Ngak Announces the Exhibition 1996
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
200 x 219 cm
Private collection
© Estate of Ginger Riley
Reproduced with permission

Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour is currently on display at the Castlemain Art Gallery. This is the first major exhibition of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala’s work since the retrospective Mother Country in Mind: The Art of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1997. It is the first survey exhibition of his work in a public gallery since the artist passed away in 2002 and the first exhibition of Indigenous art at the Castlemaine Art Gallery. Riley (circa 1936- 2002) was a saltwater man, from Marra country in the gulf region…

Merry Christmas from MAN

BAROCCI, Federico Fiori The Nativity  1597 Oil on canvas, 134 x 105 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid

Merry Christmas from MAN. Thanks for reading, and thanks to everyone who sent in reviews, news and notices over 2014. Have a pleasant break and MAN will be back in early January. If you need something to read about art over the break here are a few good articles from around the web I have been reading over the past few weeks. The debate over the restoration at Chartres, which began in the New York Review of Books with an article by Martin Filler, a response from Madeline H. Caviness and…

News | Provenance projects at the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia

One of the works to be researched. Chola dynasty (9th-13th centuries)
India, The sacred bull Nandi, vehicle of Shiva
11th-12th century
Tamil Nadu, India
sculptures, granite
Technique: granite
80.5 h x 110.5 w x 55.0 d cm ; weight 545 kg
Purchased with the assistance of Roslyn Packer AO 2009
Accession No: NGA 2009.56

The National Gallery of Australia has announced an independent review into its Asian Art Collection to address issues of provenance. From the NGA The Asian art collection holds approximately 5,000 items. A preliminary internal assessment has identified 54 significant South Asian works which are now public on its website, for which further information and documentation is sought. None of these works is subject to claim. Through the initiatives announced today, the NGA will pursue thorough and detailed research into the provenance of its Asian collection working with appropriate experts and authorities.…

Online Resource | Smithsonian Asian Art collection goes online

A story from the Art Newspaper that the Smithsonian Museum’s extensive collection of Asuian Art will all be available to browse online from 1 January next year. Part of a project by the Smithsonian to make its entire collection available online with open access.   The Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art in Washington, DC, are due to release their entire collections online on 1 January 2015. More than 40,000 works, from ancient Chinese jades to 13th-century Syrian metalwork and 19th-century Korans, will be accessible through high-resolution images without copyright restrictions for…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | December 19th 2014

This will be the last Opportunities post for 2014, it will return on January 16th. In the meantime any interesting conferences, jobs or funding that I stumble across will be posted to Twitter and Facebook - Katrina Grant  Jobs Australia and New Zealand The Hugh Williamson Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design – deadline 2nd January 2015 The Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design - deadline 2nd January 2015 Curator – Dunedin Public Art Gallery – deadline 16th January 2015 Director Albury Art Museum – deadline 9th January 2015 International Editor…

News | New Museum for the University of Sydney

An announcement from the Power Institute at the University of Sydney that a new museum will be built to display the University’s collections of art, archaeology and science. From the Power Institute Power is delighted to announce that plan to develop and build a new museum to unify and display the University’s rich collections in art, science and archaeology, has been officially approved. This will be a transformational project for all of us who research and teach art history, curating and museum studies here on campus. For Power, we believe it is…

Online Resource | Unpublished archives of British artists made available online

Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903–1975
from a Volume of sculpture records, 1962. TGA 7247/32

The Tate has begun to digitise its archives of British artists. These objects, which include letters, drawings, diaries, and photographs are now available to everyone to view on the Tate’s website. It also seems like much (or even all) of the material has been released under a non-commercial, non-derivative Collective Commons license. From the Tate press release Tate announced today that intimate love letters from Paul Nash to his wife, touching family photographs of Jacob Epstein, unpublished images revealing Eduardo Paolozzi’s playful nature, 45 volumes of Barbara Hepworth’s sculpture records and correspondence from…

Publication | AAANZ 2013 conference proceedings now published

Selected papers from last year’s AAANZ conference ‘Inter-Discipline’ have been published. From the preface: ‘Inter-discipline’ was the annual conference of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand, held at Melbourne from 7 – 9 December 2013. The conference was hosted by the University of Melbourne (VCA and Art History), the National Gallery of Victoria and RMIT and included sessions on the history of art and other visual arts disciplines, art theory, and practice-based research in art, design and architecture. The conference, of which this publication forms the proceedings, focused on the theme of interdisciplinarity and invited participants…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | December 12th 2014

Jobs Australia Assistant Director, Canberra Glassworks – deadline 23rd December 2014 National Director, Museums Australia – deadline 16th January 2015 International Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Liverpool – deadline 7th January 2015 Curator, Early Mesopotamia, The British Museum – deadline 19th December 2014 Associate Professor in Art, University of Reading – deadline  13th January 2014 Calls for Papers 12th Graduate Symposium in 19th century art (New York, March 2015) – deadline 12th January 2015 Heraldry in the Medieval City, The Case of Italy (May, 2015) – deadline 25th January Madness:…

Call for Papers | Art and Feminism: Twenty-First Century Perspectives | ANZJA


ANZ Journal of Art Call for Papers  | Australian & New Zealand Journal of Art Issue 2, 2015 Editors: Dr Jacqueline Millner, University of Sydney; Dr Georgina Cole, National Art School; and Dr Catriona Moore, University of Sydney Deadline 30th January 2015 Art and Feminism: Twenty-first century perspectives Feminism is re-emerging as a key critical strategy in art practice, art theory and curating. This is partly due to growing acknowledgement of continuing gender imbalance in institutional representation, despite rhetoric to the contrary, and to a new generation of theorists and…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | December 5th 2014

Jobs Australia and New Zealand Lecturer in Arts Curatorship, School of Culture & Communication, University of Melbourne – deadline 7th January 2015 Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane – deadline 16th January 2015 Curatorial Manager, International Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane - deadline 16th January 2015 Director / Principal Curator, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand – deadline 16th January2015 International Head of the School of Fine Art, Kingston University, UK – deadline 11th January 2015 Head of the School of…