Author: Katrina Grant

State Library of Victoria Fellowships | Applications Open and Information Night

If you are thinking of applying for a State Library Fellowship they are holding an information night on Tuesday 28 February, 6pm to 7.30pm in the Village Roadshow Theatrette, where they will share information about the 2017 fellowships program, including application dates, selection criteria and Q&A with previous fellows. Fellowship applications now open The State Library’s fellowship program is one of the most substantial in Australia. Each year, the Library offers Creative Fellowships to encourage the original and imaginative use or development of the Library’s collections for new work. The Library also provides a number of specialist fellowships to support and…

News | Judith Neilson creates Chair in Contemporary Art at UNSW

News from UNSW that founder of the White Rabbit Gallery has donated money to create The Judith Neilson Chair in Contemporary Art, which will focus on contemporary Chinese art and culture. Philanthropist and White Rabbit Gallery founder Judith Neilson AM has made her second major donation to UNSW with the announcement of The Judith Neilson Chair in Contemporary Art. The Professorial Chair will work between UNSW Art & Design and Sydney’s internationally recognised White Rabbit Gallery to lead rigorous scholarly research. White Rabbit Gallery is home to one of the world’s most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art and UNSW…

Exhibition | High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion | RMIT Design Hub

  Exhibition Dates: Friday 17 February – Saturday 18 March Project Rooms 1 & 2, Level 2, RMIT Design Hub More information: http://designhub.rmit.edu.au/exhibitions-programs/high-risk-dressing-critical-fashion High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion looks at the ideas and community coalescing within contemporary fashion practice today through the lens of the Fashion Design Council (FDC). The FDC (1983–1993) was a membership-based organisation established to support, promote and provoke avant-garde Australian fashion, founded by Robert Buckingham, Kate Durham and Robert Pearce. By using the FDC materials housed within the RMIT Design Archives as a leaping off point, the exhibition opens up and queries ideas promoted by the FDC…

MADA Master of Fine Art Graduate exhibition and Fine Art Postgraduate Symposium

MADA’s Master of Fine Art Graduate exhibition includes both emerging and established contemporary artists who have completed their Master’s of Fine Art. This is an opportunity for industry professionals, future students, educators and the general public to see our graduating students’ work. – Belle Bassin – Sophia Dacy-Cole – Melissa Deerson – Marnie Edmiston – Christopher L G Hill – Kym Maxwell – Rosina Prestia The Fine Art Postgraduate Symposium 2017 presents a day of papers by Monash graduate researchers working across art history and theory, curatorial and fine art practice. The papers span a broad spectrum of research and…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 10th February 2017

Jobs Australia Curator of Art, Australian War Memorial – deadline 22nd February 2017 Curator, La Trobe Art Institute (Bendigo) – deadline 5th March 2017 Program Officer Childrens Art Centre, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane – deadline 22nd February 2017 Lecturer in Architectural History, University of Edinburgh – deadline 28th February 2017 Collection System Officer, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 23rd February 2017 International Lecturer in Art and Design Practice, University of Bedfordshire – deadline 17th February 2017 Birmingham Fellows – College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham – deadline 31st March 2017 Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean of Arts, Design and…

Sydney Asian Art Series Talks | Marketing Pleasure for Profit – Julie Nelson Davis

9 March, 6.00pm –Sydney Asian Art Series Marketing Pleasure for Profit: The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared – Julie Nelson Davis The University of Sydney China Studies Centre, The Power Institute and VisAsia is proud to present the first of our Sydney Asian Art Series talks, with a lecture by Professor Julie Nelson Davis. In Marketing Pleasure for Profit, Professor Davis will explore the production of the now famous eighteenth-century Japanese book of ‘performing beauties’ prints, The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared. LECTURE ABSTRACT Today, The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared is regarded as one of most remarkable printed books of…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | February 3rd 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, MAMA (Albury) – deadline 10th February 2017 Curator, QUT Art Museum – deadline 8th February 2107 International Head Conservator, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu – deadline 12th February 2017 Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Arts and Humanities (Interdisciplinary Role), Duke Kunshan University (China) – 26th March 2017 Basil Gray Curator: Chinese Paintings, Prints and Central Asian Collection, The British Museum – deadline 27th February 2017 Curator of African Arts, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Fowler Museum – deadline 26th February 2017 Funding and Other Opportunities TSummer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise (Hosted by: the ERC ARTECHNE project and the…

News | Dr Natasha Cica appointed as new Director and CEO of Heide MoMA

Photo of Dr Natasha Cica

The Board of Directors at Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide) have announced that will Dr Natasha Cica will take the helm at Heide as the new Director and CEO of the museum, following the departure of Kristy Grant last year. Dr Cica does not come directly from an art curatorial background and the press release describes her as a ‘thought leader’ (always a rather meaningless term in my opinion). Her educational background is more legal and policy focused than arts or curatorial (she is an adjunct professor in the ANU College of Law), but she certainly has a strong background in the…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | Friday 27th August 2017

Jobs Australia Associate Lecturer, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Design, University of New South Wales – deadline 28th February 2017 Curator & Visual Arts Co-ordinator, Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial (Sydney) – deadline 10th February 2017 Musuem Digitisation Officers, University of Sydney, Collections Management, Museums & Cultural Engagement – deadline 30th January 2017 International Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Humanities, Zhejiang University – College of Humanities and Social Science – deadline 16th March 2017 Career Development Fellows (3 posts), Birkbeck, University of London – deadline 18th March 2017 Head of Faculty for the Faculty of Art History, New College of the Humanities (London) – deadline 28th February…

Appointment | Australian Centre for Photography appoints Cherie McNair as Director

The Australian Centre for Photography has announced Cherie McNair as their new director. From ACP: The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) today announced the appointment of respected arts professional Cherie McNair as permanent Director. Ms McNair commences in early February 2017, taking over from Catherine Baldwin who has acted as Interim Director since July 2015. Cherie McNair joins ACP from the Queensland Museum Network where she holds the role of Head of Exhibitions and Creative Services, with previous roles including Head of Exhibitions and Design, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh and Project Manager, Exhibitions, Tate and Victoria and Albert Museum, London…

Exhibition | Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in Time | MUMA

Image: John Glew's clay pit near Hodgson Street, Brunswick in operation between 1849-1857. Image courtesy of Moreland City Library, Brunswick.

OPEN SPATIAL WORKSHOP: CONVERGING IN TIME Dates: 11 February – 8 April 2017 Opening function: Saturday 11 February, 3-5pm – With remarks by Professor Lynette Russell, Director, Faculty of Arts Monash Indigenous Studies Centre. Website: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop In February 2017 MUMA I Monash University Museum of Art presents Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in time, the first major museum exhibition by Open Spatial Workshop (comprising artists Terri Bird, Bianca Hester and Scott Mitchell). The exhibition is part of MUMA’s much anticipated annual survey exhibition series that presents the practices of Australia’s most exciting and innovative mid-career artists. Converging in time continues OSW’s sculptural investigation…

Call for expressions of interest for community reference committees for City of Port Phillip

The City of Port Phillip is seeking expressions of interest for four Council Reference Committees. As part of its commitment to good governance, quality decision-making and community participation, Council has a range of committees with community and external representation. Reference Committee positions are voluntary and terms run from 2017 – 2019. Art Acquisition Reference Committee – provides advice and expertise to Council’s visual art acquisition program Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship Reference Committee – provides recommendations for the allocation of the Rupert Bunny Fellowship to artists Cultural Heritage Reference Committee – provides advice in relation to cultural heritage and…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 20th January 2017

Jobs Australia Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts, University of Western Australia – Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, School of Design – deadline 7th February 2017 Art Curator, UNSW Art Collection – deadline 5th February 2017 Curator 19th-century Australian Art, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 2nd February 2017 Travelling Exhibitions Coordinator, National Portrait Gallery of Australia – deadline 5th February 2017 Curator MAMA, Murray Art Museum Albury – deadline 10th February 2017 Curator, National Museum of Australia – deadline 26th January 2017 Gallery Officer, Exhibitions and Programs, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery – deadline 5th February 2017 International Danish Institute for Advanced Study:…

Unconference | Teacher as Artist | Art Education Victoria and the Victorian College of the Arts

Unconference | Teacher as Artist | Victorian College of the Arts 3rd Feb 2017, 9:00am – 10:00pm Art Education Victoria and the Victorian College of the Arts present Unconference | Teacher as Artist – a day of inspiration, collaboration, learning and development.   Morning | Teacher as Artist Ten exhibiting contemporary Melbourne artists have put their hands up to work with you. They were inspired by their art teachers, now it’s their opportunity to inspire you. You’ll learn exciting new skills, techniques and knowledge for your 2017 classroom. Choose who you want to work with for an immersive three hour workshop at the home of…

Book Launch | University Construction

University Construction was a one-day exhibition by David Homewood and Bronté Lambert. The exhibition was open from 11am to 7pm on 23 June 2015. It was held in a classroom of John Medley Building at the University of Melbourne. The exhibition presented a variety of readymade, found and modified objects—many sourced from the University campus—in geometric configurations on the classroom floor, accompanied by a flyer and information sheet. The publication University Construction is a record of the exhibition. It includes photographs of the exhibition, along with scans of the flyer and information sheet. The publication also includes More Minor Constructions, a…