Author: Katrina Grant

Funding | Sainsbury Sculpture Grant

sainsbury sculpture grant

The Sainsbury Sculpture Grant was established in memory of Madeline Olive Taylor through her estate, to provide financial support for emerging Australian artists and groups working in sculpture and/or installation to further their professional skills. Applications are open to visual arts, craft and design practitioners.    Individual applicants can apply for up to $2,000 + GST each. Groups/collectives can apply for up to $4,000 + GST. A total of $8,000 will be awarded.   Deadline: 17th September 2016 Apply online here:

Exhibition | Louis Kahan: Art, Theatre and Fashion | Town Hall Gallery

Louis Kahan Still Life on Palette II, 1994 Oil on canvas on marine ply 70.5 x 91.5 cm © Courtesy of Louis Kahan/Licensed by Viscopy 2016.

A new exhibition opens this weekend at the Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn. This exhibition explores the work of Australian-based artist Louis Kahan. Kahan is well known for his work as a portrait artist and painter, however, this exhibition will focus on his work as a fashion illustrator and theatre designer. The exhibition tells the little-known story of his work with the great fashion houses and celebrities in early twentieth-century Europe. The exhibition has been curated by Laura Jocic, (previously a curator in the department of Australian Fashion and Textiles at the NGV) with assistance from Kahan’s family, who are now based in the…

Rose Nolan, Jon Campbell and Vernon Ah Kee among finalists in the R & M McGivern Prize

Jon Campbell On For Young & Old 2016 enamel paint, cottonduck 150x150cm Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery

  Twenty-seven finalists are in the running for the prestigious $25,000 R & M McGivern Prize for 2016, the winner of which will be announced at the finalists’ exhibition launch, at 6pm on Friday 16 September at ArtSpace, Realm. The R & M McGivern Prize is awarded every three years for an outstanding artwork in oil, gouache, acrylic or watercolour. This year’s theme of “text” attracted entries from more than 200 emerging, mid-career and established artists from across Australia. The shortlist draws together artists working with text – or the idea of text – from a variety of perspective. Texta Queen’s work (below)…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 17 Helen Grogan | RMIT Design Hub

HELEN GROGAN’s practise is informed by studies in philosophy and choreography, it operates critically and dynamically with exhibition formats and institutional conditions. She uses sculptural, photographic, and choreographic means to approach spatial and temporal experience as material. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; Art Gallery of New South Wales; 20th Biennale of Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria International; Gertrude Contemporary; 2nd Tbilisi Triennial; Liquid Architecture; Alaska Projects; Gertrude Glasshouse; Slopes; West Space; Rijksakademie; Stockholm Kulturhuset; Kontext Festival Berlin; VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery; C3; La Macedora, amongst others. “Grogan’s practice is a continuous…

Duldig Sculpture Lecture | Sculpture and the Museum: From Fortunate Son to Runaway Child – Christopher Marshall | University of Melbourne

Image: Interior view, Gipsoteca canoviano, Possagno (Treviso)

In 2005, the Director of the National Gallery, London, signalled the long-standing eclipse of sculpture in favour of painting when he noted that “sculpture is what you fall over when you step back from the paintings”. The expanded field of contemporary sculptural practice, including installations, conceptual art and commissioned artist interventions, has nonetheless re-energised and revitalised the potential of sculpture to engage with the historical, institutional and even commercial dimensions of the museum. This lecture will consider the long and complex development from the Renaissance to today with a particular focus on the key role played by sculpture in communicating…

Masterclasses at Melbourne University | Martin Scorsese

Melbourne Masterclasses  Martin Scorsese   Faculty of Arts

Martin Scorsese | 17th September 2016 The Faculty of Arts, in association with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, presents a one day masterclass on American director, producer, screenwriter, and film conservationist, Martin Scorsese in celebration of ACMI’s SCORSESE exhibition. The day will consist of two sessions focussing on Scorsese’s mastery of storytelling through creative process and collaborations. Each session will entail a lecture discussing specific films, followed by Q&A and discussion. A light lunch and course handout notes will be provided. SESSION DETAILS Session 1: Scorsese Sights, Sounds and the Manufacture of Emotion In this lecture Dr Mark…

Symposium | Colonization & Wilderness: Nineteenth-Century American and Australian Landscape Painting | Art Gallery of Western Australia

Arthur Streeton Sirius Cove c1890 oil on cedar panel 12.0 x 22.3 cm State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased 1975

Colonization & Wilderness: Nineteenth-Century American and Australian Landscape Painting – 27-28 September 2016 An international symposium held at Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, convened by Emeritus Professor Richard Read An international symposium organised by the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and the Visual Arts, University of Western Australia, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Terra Foundation for American Art. This two-day symposium with leading scholars from America, Australia and Europe will provide innovative intercultural exchange on aesthetic and environmental issues prompted by thirty original American and Australian nineteenth-century landscape paintings brought together in Continental Shift (30 July 2016 –…

Book Launch | Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art | MUMA

Ian McLean's latest book, Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art

Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art, Ian McLean Join MUMA for the launch of Ian McLean’s latest book,Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art. As Senior Research Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Wollongong and Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia, McLean is an internationally recognised scholar. His previous books include Double Desire: Transculturation and Indigenous Art (2014), How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art (2011) and White Aborigines: Identity Politics in Australian Art (2009). He will be joined in conversation with Rex Butler, Professor (Art History & Theory), Monash University. Date:…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 19th August 2016

[Exhibition of art at the National Gallery of Victoria] [picture] / Mark Strizic.
Author/Creator: Mark Strizic 1928-2012 photographer.
Date: ca.1957 
via State Library of Victoria

Jobs Australia Arts and Culture Program Coordinator, Bayside City Council – deadline 22nd August 2016 Associate Registrar – Loans & Exhibitions, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 25th August 2016 Manager, Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Sydney – deadline 14th September 2016 International Research Fellowships in History of Art, University of Cambridge – St John’s College – deadline 30th September 2016 Assistant Professor in Early Modern Art History (0,8 fte), Utrecht University – deadline 20th September 2016 Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies, University of Cambridge (tenable for 9 months commencing 1st October 2017) – deadline 18th November 2016 Senior…

Funding | PhD Scholarship in the field of contemporary curatorial practice | UNSW and MCA

Hayden Fowler, Dark Ecology, 2015/2016, installation view, New Romance: art and the posthuman, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, mixed media, CCTV cameras, 4-channel video, monitor, image courtesy and © the artist, photograph: Alex Davie

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and UNSW Art & Design are partnering to offer a PhD Scholarship in the field of contemporary curatorial practice. Based in Sydney, this is a unique opportunity for an outstanding candidate to contribute to the vibrant and growing field of curatorial scholarship. The candidate will have extensive access to MCA staff, audiences, collections, archives and other resources to conduct their research. The $20,000 scholarship will be awarded in addition to an Australian Post Graduate Award (APA) scholarship, and consists of $15,000 stipend (tax exempt) over three years and $5,000 towards research expenses. Partners: UNSW Art…

Conference | Moving Image Cultures in Asian Art | ANU

Goangming Yuan, Before Memory (detail), four channel video installation, 6:43 min

Dates: Friday, August 26, 2016 – 18:00 –Sunday, August 28, 2016 – 17:00 Venue: Sir Roland Wilson Building (#120), ANU Presented by the Australian Consortium on Asian Art, this conference addresses historical and contemporary manifestations of spatio-temporality in Asian art. It results from an understanding of sustained trajectories of spatio-temporal practices in various art traditions in the Asian region. In addition to the relatively recent international visibility of ‘new media’ art, there are pronounced instances of time and space being addressed together in various art traditions in across the Asian region, ranging from the murals of Ajanta and Dun Huang…

Symposium | Hidden Traces of Shared History: Rethinking Asia Pacific through 19th and early 20th century photographs | University of Melbourne

Image: Frank Hurley, Canal in Old Batavia (with boats and ‘Dat Zee En Brand Assurantie Mij’ sign on wall, 1913), National Library of Australia, CD-7798497

Hidden Traces of Shared History: Rethinking Asia Pacific through 19th and early 20th century photographs | Academic Symposium 29 August 2016, 9:30am-4:30pm, Japanese Room, MSD Building Register here for the Symposium and Keynote attendance Keynote Address: Professor Geoffrey Batchen, Victoria University of Wellington 29 August 2016, 5:30-7:00pm, Singapore Theatre, MSD Building Register here for the Keynote Address attendance only This symposium brings together leading researchers who are working on 19th and early 20th century collections of Asia Pacific photographs. Alongside a broader consideration of the significance of the history of photography in the region, explorations of visual and built traces of…

Masterclass | Greek Mythology – Religion and Art in Ancient Greece | University of Melbourne

Attic black-figure kylix with Dionysiac procession on sides and satyr in tondo c. 500 BCE Ceramic 8.0cm (H) x 25.0cm (W) x 18.5cm (D) The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of David and Marion Adams, 2009. 2009.0233.000.000 © Reproduction enquiries should be forwarded to the Ian Potter Museum of Art

The Faculty of Arts, in partnership with The Ian Potter Museum of Art, present a four-part masterclass on Greek mythology and the significance of religion in daily life through the study of myths and ceramics. Each week case studies on figural vases from The University of Melbourne’s collection will be used to explore the relationship between religion and art in ancient Greece. Imagery, object function and use, and Greek mythology from an archaeological perspective will be examined. Supplementary material, such as coins, a variety of ancient ceramics, and teaching collection sherds will be used to illustrate the broader themes addressed in the…

Language talk | Moving ideas – Ancient ruins and mystic landscapes in the Baillieu Library’s print collection

Sadeler, Aegidius II (unknown copier)
Mountain landscape with hermit (1590-1620)
Bailieu Library, Marion and David Adams Collection
© Reproduction enquiries should be forwarded to the Baillieu Library

Apologies for the short notice – for Italian speakers interested in prints there is a talk in Italian at the Baillieu library tomorrow by Angelo Lo Conte. Date: Friday 19 Aug 2016, 11.00- 12.00pm Venue: Baillieu Library, Leigh Scott Room Presented at the Baillieu Library in Italia Please join us for a series of talks which offer an immersive language experience with specialist art historians.This program will be presented at the Baillieu Library in Italian. Moving ideas: ancient ruins and mystic landscapes in the Baillieu Library’s print collection This seminar investigates the essential role played by prints in the circulation of…

Lecture | Charles Green – Biennales, Triennales and documenta: The Exhibitions That Created Contemporary Art | NGV International

biennials triennials

Two main questions overlap in this lecture. What is the impact of biennials on contemporary art? And how have biennials changed in the course of the appearance of contemporary art? We will sum up the issues that we see played out in different biennials between 1955 to now. We will work through a typology of biennial formats, noting that each appears in turn as an answer to a set of problems and contingencies, whether these are artistic, political, or economic, but always in relation to globalisation (a process that we carefully distinguish from globalism, as the desire to be recognisably…