Author: Katrina Grant

Call for Papers | Frenemies: Friendship, Enmity and Rivalry in British art 1769-2018 | Paul Mellon Centre

An International Conference, 19th – 20th July 2018, Paul Mellon Centre Website: http://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/whats-on/forthcoming/frenemies Deadline 5pm 14 December 2017 From the earliest histories of art, the friendships and rivalries of artists have been the subject of anecdote and gossip. For that reason they have been associated with the popular storylines of art, rather than with the scholarly discourse of art history. However, the wide-ranging re-evaluation of affect and emotion that is taking place in the humanities, and the increasing recognition of a synchronic, network model of understanding rather than a diachronic, emulative one in art history, have served to suggest that artistic friendships and rivalries are key agents in the production and reception of works of art. This methodological shift has helped art historians perceive the significance of interpersonal relationships to art-making. It has drawn attention to the sociability of artists, and…

Call for Papers | Perspective: actualité en histoire de l’art – ‘Destroying’

The next issue of the journal Perspective: actualité en histoire de l’art will focus on the theme “destroying”. It will open the exploration to all fields concerned by this notion that transcends geographical, historical and cultural boundaries. In the artistic field, the destruction concerns just as much the reception as the creation of the art. This call for contribution intends to create a set of proposals exploring the proposed theme in its widest range, from monuments and architectural production (“communist monuments”, etc.) to images (icons, etc.), including objects (readymades, self-destructive machines of Jean Tinguely, etc.), even the performances (Les “Colères” d’Arman”, etc.). Perspective wishes to privilege diachronic studies with multiple forms and stakes. The proposals could go from the synthetic article focusing on a particular point of the theme (25,000 signs) to the historiographical assessment of a geographical territory, a singular…

Call for Papers | Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now | University of Queensland, May 2018

University of Queensland, Brisbane, 17-18 May 2018 Conference convenors: Janina Gosseye, Helena Mattsson, John Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat This conference seeks to explore how concepts of freedom and liberal political and economic theories have intersected with architecture and the built environment from the nineteenth century to the present day.  The popular reaction against ‘neoliberalism’ understood as an economic structure has reignited academic debate as to whether architecture, bound up as it is in real estate speculation and the financing of building, has a capacity for critique. The present socio-political circumstances of architecture, however, ought to be understood in the longer and more varied history of liberalism and architecture’s imbrication with political and economic thought on freedom and the subjects of freedom. We seek contributions that might address, but need not be limited to: nineteenth-century constructions of citizenship in civic…

Lecturer in Art/Gallery Director | VCA – University of Melbourne

Victorian College of the Arts Faculty of VCA and MCM Salary: $98,775 – $117,290 p.a. plus 17% superannuation This is an academic position that contributes to the research mission and goals of the Faculty of VCA and MCM by developing and managing the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. This includes responsibility for realising the exhibition and associated programs, including the Historic and Ceramics Collections, and using the program to enable associated teaching into the VCA Art and academic collaboration with School of Culture and Communication. You will have a PhD in fine arts and/or arts administration, proven teaching experience and management experience in the small to medium arts sector and experience conceptualising and developing income generating opportunities. Expertise in developing and managing successful exhibitions and programs is also essential. This is a full time, continuing appointment. The position is based at the…

Job | Director | Art Gallery of Ballarat

The Art Gallery of Ballarat (AGB) is Australia’s oldest and largest regional gallery and is home to one of the most significant collections of Australian indigenous, post-colonial, and contemporary works of art in the country. The AGB also has, and is increasingly building, a reputation for curating its own exhibitions as well as hosting national exhibitions attracting significant local and intrastate and interstate visitors. The opportunity to be the next Director of the AGB presents at a very exciting time where the City of Ballarat is pursuing an arts and cultural agenda which aims to position Ballarat as the leading cultural destination for regional Australia with the AGB as the cornerstone. This position offers an exciting prospect for an incoming Director to lead the AGB with a fresh perspective and extensive business acumen to drive future growth and development of…

Job | Associate Professor/Professor in Art | VCA

Deadline: 3 Dec 2017 Victorian College of the Arts Faculty of VCA and MCM Salary: Level D $145,685 – $160,500 p.a. or Level E $187,654 p.a., plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to the appointee’s qualifications and experience. VCA Art has a significant national reputation and has long established a dynamic presence as forward-looking with a clear mission to prepare artists with a lifelong commitment as professional practitioners, to be positive contributors to the profession and the broader community. We are seeking an experienced practitioner and academic to lead artistic and pedagogical vision. You will have a doctoral qualification combined with demonstrated excellence in academic leadership and management. An international as well as national standing as a practitioner with high level academic experience is essential, with the demonstrated ability to lead the strategic development of the Art program.…

Job | Assistant Curator of Art – Affirmative Measures Position | Australian War Memorial

Deadline: Midnight on 1 December 2017 Website: https://www.awm.gov.au/get-involved/ASSCURART Note: This is an Affirmative Measures position and open only to Indigenous applicants. The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. Job Description Under general direction, the position will provide curatorial assistance in the management of, and support to, major Indigenous (and some non-Indigenous) art, photography, film and sound commissions and acquisitions. The role will also include collection research, documentation and management; participation in public programming; and responding to public enquiries. An important element of the role will be to assist in developing collection management protocols for Indigenous collection materials, and outreach and engagement with Indigenous stakeholders and communities Australia-wide. Responsibilities Contribute to the management of Indigenous collection material and participate in the strategic development and implementation of…

Job | Associate Dean, Fine Art | RMIT University

See the website for further details and application information: http://yourcareer.rmit.edu.au/caw/en/job/558879/associate-dean-fine-art Drive learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline Full-Time, fixed-term for 3 years with underlying continuing Professor/Associate Professor position * Academic level D/E plus 17% superannuation, based at RMIT’s CBD campus RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. Dating back to the foundation of RMIT as the Working Man’s College in 1887, the School of Art has an important place in the history of RMIT and the State of Victoria.  It delivers programs ranging from vocational education certificates through to PhDs covering the full range of art specialisations, including Photography, Art Theory and History, Fine Art Photography,…

Talk | Margaret Wertheim | Victoria University

Margaret Wertheim will give a talk as part of the Public Pedagogies Conference at Victoria University Footscray on Thursday 23rd November. See the eventbrite page for bookings and more information Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted writer, artist and curator whose work focuses on relations between science and the wider cultural landscape. The author of six books including “The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace,” a history of space from Dante to the Internet, and “Physics on the Fringe,” she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Aeon and many others. With her twin sister Christine she founded the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles-based practice devoted to the aesthetic and poetic dimensions of science and mathematics. (theiff.org.) Through the IFF, she has created exhibitions for the Hayward Gallery (London), Science Gallery (Dublin), MASS MoCA (MA), and Art Center…

Job | Assistant Curator at Heide – deadline Monday 20th November

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Assistant Curator The Assistant Curator is a multi-tasking role operating in a team environment. The primary focus of this position is to assist in the planning, development and delivery of exhibitions and related programs; and assist with the care, research, development and interpretation of the Heide art collection and archives. In addition to the Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, this position works closely with the Senior Curator, Head of Collections, Collections Manager, Curator, Registrar and Exhibitions Manager. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria (no longer than half a page per criterion) and be submitted by 5.00pm on Monday 20 November to: employment@heide.com.au

Australian War Memorial Launches ‘Art of Nation’

The Australian War Memorial has launched Art of nation: Australia’s official art and photography of the First World War, a digital interpretation of the earliest plans for the Memorial. Australian official war historian and Memorial founder Charles Bean sketched the design for this building in 1919 as he returned home to Australia following the First World War. During the war, artists and photographers were deployed to the front to witness and record the war first hand. Bean’s imagined building contains separate galleries housing the official war art and photography collections. The large paintings are exhibited in a dedicated art gallery for the first time. The photography gallery displays a recreation of the first major exhibition of Australian official war photography in London in May 1918. The paintings and photographs link to more information and maps that trace the journeys of…

Melbourne Masterclass – ‘Paris is the World’

Melbourne Masterclass: “Paris is the World”- The history of Old Regime and revolutionary Paris (17th and 18th centuries) | 9-12 January 2018 | The University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria ‘Paris is the world’ wrote Marivaux in 1734. “The rest of the earth is merely its suburbs.” His soaring elegy to the French capital captured the city’s central place in the imagination of the Enlightenment. This masterclass will examine how Paris became synonymous with gleaming architectural wonders, harmonious facades, and numerous public squares, in the context of France’s social, political, and cultural upheavals during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Beginning with Henri IV’s and Louis le Grand’s search for urban grandeur, Paris was transformed by and for its elites into a new Rome. At the same time, a Paris of the people, particularly in the overcrowded ghettos of the…

Job | Program and Events Officer role at the Power Institute

Applications are now open for the Program and Events Officer role at the Power Institute. Manage a vibrant program of art talks and symposia Expand our audience and engage the art community with your communication skills Part time (2.5 days per week, flexible hours but with some evening work required); fixed term of five years Remuneration package of $84k pa (pro rata), Camperdown / Darlington Campus We are looking for a skilled event and communications professional to coordinate the logistics of Power’s dynamic public program and to engage with a variety of audiences via various platforms. As the Program and Events Officer, you will be responsible for coordinating the public program; hosting a range of high profile speakers for lectures, seminars and symposia; managing key partnerships with universities, galleries and donors; and developing the public face of the Institute through a range of online…

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research | Rijksmuseum

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship welcomes outstanding PhD candidates working on the art history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable one PhD candidate annually to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum. Applications should include an outline of the proposed research, related to the Rijksmuseum’s holdings, in which objects are fundamental. A suitable project might entail research into art objects as artistic or historical sources or object-related archival research. The Fellow’s progress will be assessed in consultation with his/her supervisors at the university and the Rijksmuseum, to determine if the renewal of the Fellowship for a second year is desirable. The Fellowship will preferably result in a publication, the content and form of which will be decided by the Fellow and his/her academic supervisors in consultation with the…

Fellowships | Metropolitan Museum of Art

Almost 150 years after its founding in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is as strongly committed as ever to its educational mission of supporting scholarly investigation and research into its encyclopedic collection, and to contributing to broader academic discourses. Join a community of scholars in the fields of art history, archaeology, museum education, conservation, and related sciences, as well as scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met collection. Fellowships include: Art History Fellowships | For qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships | For qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art | For doctoral and postdoctoral scholars studying Cubism. Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship…