Author: Katrina Grant

Boiler Room Lecture: Kitty Scott – Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you? | SLV

Boiler Room Lecture: Kitty Scott – Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you? Date: Tuesday 26 September 2017, 6.00–7.30pm Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, Conference Centre, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne FREE. Book here This lecture will be AUSLAN interpreted and is wheelchair accessible. Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA in association with the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane is pleased to present a special lecture by visiting international curator Kitty Scott, Co-curator of the Liverpool Biennial 2018. The lecture will be convened by Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Practice, Monash University. Kitty Scott will introduce the artistic concept and rationale behind the 10th edition of the Liverpool Biennial. Beautiful world, where are you? (14 July – 28 October 2018) is an exhibition that invites artists and audiences to reflect on…

Performance | Remedy 2017 | VCA

Eminent Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) alumnus and former staff member Jon Campbell has curated two programs of performance by alumna, staff and current students. For over 15 years, Campbell’s Remedy programs encouraged VCA students to explore artistic expression beyond studio practice to include music, spoken word and performance art. Performers: Sean Peoples Mia Schoen red debris (Rachel Button & Skye Baker) PAMELA (Georgina Glanville, Minna Gilligan, Jon Campbell) Ariane Jaccarini & Benjamin Baker Kim Donaldson Naoise Halloran-Mackay Cinnamon Dynamo (Noriko Nakamura) Painting Choir The Band Presents Date: 6-7pm, Thursday 21 Sep, 2017 Venue: Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank Registrations here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/remedy-tickets-37442812460

New Book | Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour

Scheduled for November publication from Cambridge UP: Paola Bianchi and Karin Wolfe, eds.,  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 506 pages, ISBN: 978  110714  7706, $135. The Duchy of Savoy first claimed royal status in the seventeenth century, but only in 1713 was Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy (1666–1732), crowned King of Sicily. The events of the Peace of Utrecht (1713) sanctioned the decades-long project, the Duchy had pursued through the convoluted maze of political relationships between foreign powers. Of these, the British Kingdom was one of their most assiduous advocates, because of complimentary dynastic, political, cultural and commercial interests. A notable stream of British diplomats and visitors to the Sabaudian capital engaged in an extraordinary and reciprocal exchange with the Turinese during this fertile period. The flow of travellers, a number of whom were British emissaries and envoys posted…

Writing & Concepts | Fayen d’Evie presents Tactile Poetics and Embodied Reading

Fayen d’Eviepresents: “Tactile Poetics and Embodied Reading” Sat 23 September 3:00pm at C3 Contemporary Art Space 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067 Facebook event – website FAYEN D’EVIE is an artist and writer whose practice engages with installation, performance, conversation, publishing and writing. Her work is increasingly interested in shifting the focus of exhibition making from prioritising the sense of sight, to more embodied encounters. Often collaborative, her work operates in the space of shared production and active, participative audience reception. Fayen’s work includes performative scores for tactile encounters with artworks, responsive installations that treat artworks as choreographic objects, and archiving of ephemeral and/or neglected practices. Recent exhibitions include ee//hm, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, 2016; Beyond Exhausted, Physics Room, Christchurch, 2016; […] {…} […] handovers + translations, Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne 2016; Human Commonalities, V.A.C. and the State Museum…

Jobs and Funding | Art History and Curatorship | September 15th 2017

Jobs Australia Exhibitions and Collections Officer (temporary, FT)  Rockhampton Art Gallery – deadline 24th September 2017 Senior Curator, Exhibitions, Australian Centre for the Moving Image – deadline 24th September 2017 Director, McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery – deadline 1st October 2017 Head of Exhibition Design, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 25th September 2017 Cultural Collections Officer (Museums), Tamworth Regional Council – deadline 20th September 2017 Executive Director, Arts Access Victoria – deadline 29th September 2017 International Research Manager, Auckland War Memorial Museum – deadline 22nd September 2017 Lecturer (History and Theory), BA (Hons) Photography, Arts University Bournemouth – deadline 25th September 2017 Anniversary Fellowships (2 years) (includes Contextual Learning in Humans and Machines; Digital Society & Culture; Cultural Heritage) University of Stirling – deadline 4th October 2017 Funding Long Term Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History, University of London…

Arts Space Wodonga | Application Call Out 2017-2018 Exhibition Program

Applications for the 2018-2019 exhibition program are now open. Arts Space Wodonga is a vibrant and accessible regional gallery in the heart of Wodonga’s cultural precinct. Be a part of Arts Space’s exciting and diverse exhibition program of emerging and professional practising contemporary artists, touring exhibitions and projects in conjunction with cultural organisations. To download an application form or find out more information, visit wodonga.vic.gov.au/arts-space, call (02) 6022 9600 or email artsspace@wodonga.vic.gov.au Applications close Friday, October 13, 2017.

Talk | Anne Dunlop – Italy, the Mongol Empire, and Cangrande’s Silk Suit | University of Melbourne

Early Modern Circle 18 September – Professor Anne Dunlop, University of Melbourne Italy, the Mongol Empire, and Cangrande’s Silk Suit Monday 18 September at 6:15 pm in the North Theatre, Room 239 Old Arts, University of Melbourne. Abstract: When the tomb of the medieval ruler of Verona, Cangrande della Scala (ob. 1329), was opened in 1921, it was discovered that he had been buried in a hastily assembled outfit made from local and imported silks. His hat, cape, gown, and hose survived, more or less intact, along with fragments of other textiles. The major fabrics were from Central Asia, a testament to the international trade in textiles, from China to Northern Europe, in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, after the rise in the Mongol Empire. Yet despite intensive study, there are still disputes about where Cangrande’s silks were manufactured and how common…

News | Esther Anatolitis announced as new Executive Director of NAVA

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News from NAVA that their new Executive Director is Esther Anatloitis. From NAVA James Emmett, Chair of the NAVA Board, today announces Esther Anatolitis as the organisation’s next Executive Director. “It is with enthusiasm and pride for NAVA that I welcome Esther as the new Executive Director. Esther’s experience, profile and intellect makes her ideal to lead NAVA through its next chapter. At a personal level, I am very excited to start working with Esther soon. I particularly want to thank our acting co-directors, Brianna Munting and Penelope Benton, for their ongoing excellent management of NAVA during this transitional period. They are tremendous assets to the organisation.” “I am delighted that Esther will be joining NAVA,” said Senator Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications and the Arts, “and look forward to continuing the very good working relationship we developed during her…

Symposium | Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories | University of Sydney

Studies focused on gender in Southeast Asian societies have emerged, in recent decades, in approximate concurrence with the development of regionally focused Southeast Asian art histories. The founding premise of this international symposium is that there has to date been insufficient intersection between these two fields. As the first symposium of its kind, Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories aims to establish the parameters of current research, and to develop inter-disciplinary and transnational frameworks for future studies in the field. Bringing together a range of scholars working on the pre-modern, modern, and contemporary, we seek to consider new perspectives and methodological approaches brought to the fore in art history through studies that are attentive to gender, or how we might reassess art historical narratives through the lens of gender. The symposium will be launched by a keynote address from Professor…

Exhibition | TarraWarra International: All that is solid…

Cao Fei Rumba II: Nomad (video still) 2015 video installation, 14:16 min Sound by Artist Dickson Dee Courtesy the artist and Vitamin Creative Space

TarraWarra International: All that is solid… 2 September – 12 November Curator: Victoria Lynn All that is solid… is the third exhibition in the TarraWarra International series, designed to showcase leading contemporary art practice in a global context. The Australian and international artists in this exhibition depict precarious histories, and their art offers imaginative responses. Many of them use the format of the archival fragment as a starting point for their work – a photograph or video from days gone by. Others depict the current social changes, turbulent conflicts, and altered political landscapes with a new imaginative filter. The artists in this year’s TarraWarra International are Didem Erk (Turkey); Cao Fei (China); Tom Nicholson (Australia); Patrick Pound (Australia); and Cyrus Tang (Australia). More information on the TarraWarra website: www.twma.com.au/exhibition/tarrawarra-international-all-that-is-solid/  

Symposium | The Turbulent Thirties | NGV

In a series of illustrated presentations, curators and historians speak on a chosen artwork from Brave New World: Australia 1930s, concluding with a walk through of the exhibition hosted by co-curators Dr Isobel Crombie and Elena Taylor. SPEAKERS Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, Curatorial and Collection Management, NGV on Max Dupain’s Sunbaker (1938) Prof Rachel Fensham, Professor of Dance and Theatre, University of Melbourne on Andre’s Sonia Revid posing against a wall (1934) Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon, Director of Strategy and Engagement, Sydney Living Museums on Grace Cossington Smith’s The Bridge in-curve (1930) Myles Russell-Cook, Curator, Indigenous Art, NGV on Percy Leason’s Thomas Foster (1934) Elena Taylor, Curator of Art, University of New South Wales on Danila Vassilieff’s Street scene with graffiti (1938) Date: SAT 16 SEP, 10AM–1.30PM Venue: NGV Australia $28 M / $35 A / $32 C, includes exhibition admission More information and bookings via the NGV website: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/the-turbulent-thirties/

Melbourne Masterclass: Senses of Italy

Melbourne Masterclass: Senses of Italy Thursdays, 5, 12, 19 & 26 October and 2 November, 2017, 6.15pm-8.15pm ‘All our knowledge begins with the senses…’ (Immanuel Kant). The Faculty of Arts brings together scholars working in the field of Italian studies to present this series of evening lectures exploring the notion of ‘what is Italian’, through an historical journey of the five senses: scent, sight, sound, taste, and touch. Held over five consecutive weeks this program brings to life aspects of Italian culture, history, art, film, literature, music, and food of significant moments throughout Italian history. Learn about the history of perfumes and engage in an interactive session sampling and receiving perfumes from Aquaflor, a Florentine perfume house presented by international olfactory specialist Dr Antonio Artese from Italy. Uncover the hidden identity of one of our beloved Iocal Italian paintings with…

Jobs and Funding | Art History and Curatorship | 1 September 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, Research (MUMA) | Part-time – deadline 12th September 2017 2 Curators, 1 Assistant Curator, Australian Centre for the Moving Image – deadline 10th September 2017 Accessioning Officer, National Film and Sound Archive – deadline 7th September 2017 Collections Manager, Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 8th September 2017 International Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory, University of Edinburgh – deadline 20th September 2017 Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer – General Education (Art History/Film Studies), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – The School of Humanities and Social Science – deadline 20th October 2017 Senior Lecturer/Reader in Digital Humanities, University of East Anglia – deadline 21st September 2017 Funding Paul Mellon Publication Grants – deadline 30th September 2017 NB – For the foreseeable future these notices will now be fortnightly and I am no longer including calls for papers…

Panel Discussion | Is ethnographic photography still a thing?

Is ethnographic photography still a thing? Panel discussion | Australians in PNG Date: 2-3.30pm, 2 September 2017 Venue: Monash Gallery of Art Website: https://www.mga.org.au/event/view/event/568 Join our panellists Artist Lisa Hilli, Adjunct Research Fellow at the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre Dr Sharon Huebner and MGA Senior Curator Stephen Zagala as they explore the history of ethnographic photography and question its role in contemporary society. Book your FREE ticket here  About our speakers: Lisa Hilli Born in Rabaul, Lisa is a descendant of the Makurategete Vunatarai (clan) Tolai / Gunantuna people of Papua New Guinea. She received a Masters of Fine Art by Research degree from RMIT University. Through her practice Lisa references and prioritises Indigenous knowledge and matrilineal systems to subvert colonial and Western histories contained with ethnographic and archival material. Currently Lisa is a Museums Victoria 1854 Scholar undertaking a…

New Publication and Launch | Rick Amor: An Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints by Irena Zdanowicz

Rick Amor: An Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints by Irena Zdanowicz was launched on 15 July in Canberra at the National Gallery of Australia during the symposium ‘The Art of Attribution: The Catalogue Raisonné in the 21st Century’, organized jointly by the NGA and the Australian Institute of Art History at the University of Melbourne. This publication is the first online catalogue raisonné of prints to be published in Australia and is a work in progress. Its first phase documents Rick Amor’s intaglio prints and their 900-plus states; the relief prints and lithographs will be added in due course. The catalogue is a work of independent scholarship, supported by Black Moon Pty Ltd, and by Niagara Galleries, Melbourne. Rick Amor: An Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints is now available to be consulted, free of charge, at: http://catalogue.rickamor.com.au The…