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Exhibition | For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation | Art Gallery of Ballarat

April 15, 2014
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Keeley Halswelle The Heart of the Coolins 1886 oil on canvas National Gallery of Victoria

The exhibition For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation is now on at the Art Gallery of Ballarat until July 27. About the Exhibition For Auld Lang Syne brings together artworks and objects from across Australia and overseas to mark the extraordinary contribution by the Scots to the cultural, social and...
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Artist Talk | Dominic Kavanagh, Natasha Madden and Zac St. Clair | BLINDSIDE Gallery

April 15, 2014
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Dominic Kavanagh, The Beehive

 Dominic Kavanagh, Natasha Madden and Zac St. Clair | BLINDSIDE Gallery Dominic Kavanagh’s The Beehive is an installation inspired by and sourced from urban ruins. It metaphorically relates the lifeless urban scrapheap to the contrastingly buzzing, complex and teeming circumstance of an archetypal beehive. More about the exhibition here. Natasha Madden and Zac St. Clair create...
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Lecture | Infinite social landscape: Chinese contemporary art on the global stage – Professor Yiyang Shao

April 14, 2014
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Zhan Wang,“My Universe” (2011) via en.cafa.com.cn

Infinite social landscape: Chinese contemporary art on the global stage Professor Yiyang Shao China has been a land of radical changes in the past 30 years, from its economy to society, from its culture to individual life. Chinese contemporary art has become one of the most intensive and challenging parts of such a great...
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Art and Art History Opportunities | Jobs, Funding Calls for Papers | April 11th 2014

April 11, 2014
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Jobs UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Women – deadline 19th May 2014 UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - deadline 19th May 2014 Departmental Lecturer in the History of Art, University of Oxford – deadline 8th May 2014 Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Visualisation of Cultural Heritage, Nanyang Technological University- deadline 30th June 2014 Associate Professor...
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ACCA Future Forum #2 | ‘Melbourne Tomorrow’

April 9, 2014
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FUTURE FORUM #2: MELBOURNE TOMORROW  Ayse Erkmen, Plan B, 2011. Installation at the Pavilion of Turkey, 54th Biennale di Venezia. Water purification units with extended pipes and cables. Photo Roman Mensing / artdoc.de

  Future Forum #2: Melbourne Tomorrow   What will Melbourne’s contemporary art world look like in the future? What differentiates Melbourne’s contemporary art ecosystem from other states? How will it look in the next decade? Is there too much duplication or is abundance our strength? How do we keep it thriving? Speakers  Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director,...
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Seminar | Zoffany’s portrait of Elizabeth Farren – Vivien Gaston | Melbourne Portrait Group

April 8, 2014
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Seminar | Zoffany’s portrait of Elizabeth Farren – Vivien Gaston | Melbourne Portrait Group

Melbourne Portrait Group Seminar: ‘Portraits and Reanimation: Johann Zoffany’s Portrait of Elizabeth Farren as Hermione in Shakespeare’s ‘A Winter’s Tale’, c. 1780‘ Johan Zoffany’s portrait of Elizabeth Farren as Hermione in Shakespeare’s ‘A Winter’s Tale’ represents one of the most striking, controversial and memorable scenes in all of Shakespeare’s plays. It is also a...
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Art and Art History News | April 4th 2014

April 4, 2014
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Fortunato Depero, Skyscrapers and Tunnels

Art and Art History News Katrina Grant A round-up of portrait news (rediscovered Seurat self-portrait, new book by James Hall and an Artemeisia self portrait acquisition) from the  the Melbourne Portrait Group. A good review of the current Futurism show on at the Guggenheim ‘What is most interesting about Futurism is not, then, the element...
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Art and Art History Opportunities | Jobs, Funding,Calls for Papers | April 4th 2014

April 4, 2014
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Jobs Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney – deadline 14th April 2014 Blogger in Residence (Salzburg, 21 Jul-30 Aug 14)- deadline 21st April, 2014 Project Head for Digital Art History, National Gallery of Art (Washington), Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts – no set deadline, applications open 1st April. Genius Before...
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Conversations | Balancing development and urban heritage in Melbourne – Gerard Vaughan and Ray Tonkin | Newman College

April 3, 2014
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This public ‘conversation’ will be the first of a trio to be held at Newman College over the next few months on the theme of ‘conserving the past, ensuring the future’. In this first event in the series, Professor Gerard Vaughan discusses with Ray Tonkin, former executive director of Heritage Victoria, some of the...
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Conversation | Stuart Ringholt in conversation with Charlotte Day | MUMA

April 2, 2014
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Image credit: Stuart Ringholt, Club Purple (detail) 2014. Photo: Andrew Curtis. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Stuart Ringholt in conversation with Charlotte Day Stuart Ringholt is one of Australia’s most fearless contemporary artists. His practice has involved leading audiences in naturist gallery tours, anger workshops, and performances that place the artist in embarrassing situations. Here Ringholt will discuss the two major new commissions for his exhibition Kraft – a monumentally...
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