Author: Katrina Grant

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…

CFP | Women in the Creative Arts | August 2017 at ANU

Women in the Creative Arts | 10-12 August 2017 | Australian National University The School of Music at the Australian National University, is pleased to announce a call for papers and submissions for an innovative research conference on “Women in the Creative Arts” to be held at the school from 10-12 August, 2017. Papers and proposals are invited from scholars and industry practitioners from the creative arts. The topical focus for this conference is the creative work of artists who identify as women. Delegates of all gender identities are invited to submit proposals for papers. Research papers will receive 30 minutes of…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 13th January 2017

Jobs Australia Gallery Manager, Australian Print Workshop – deadline 6th February 2017 Senior Lecturer In Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education School of Design, University of Western Australia – deadline 7th February 2017 Exhibitions Manager (readvertised), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) – deadline 23rd January 2017 Curatorial Manager (new role), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) – deadline 23rd January 2017 Assistant Conservator (new role), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) – deadline 23rd January 2017 Assistant Curator- Territory History (new role) 4 days per week, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory…

Call for Papers | Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories | Sydney October 2017

Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories | An international symposium hosted by the Power Institute, University of Sydney, Australia, 11–13 October 2017 Proposals due 28 February 2017 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 hitherto been insufficient discursive intersection between these two fields. Topics discussed may include: 1. Accounts of individual artists and collectives whose work engages with gender; 2. Investigations of gender in the exhibitionary, critical, and historiographical receptions of works…

Symposium | Agency and aesthetics: A symposium on the expanded field of photography | Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

With more photographs circulating than ever before, what do photographers want their images to do? How are artists retaining agency amongst the changing ontology of photography and its conventions and technologies? Does photography either in an art gallery or online still offer a democratic potential in its ability to alter or resist existing positions? As part of considering the shifting politics and aesthetics of photography the event is an opportunity to consider the current nature of subjectivity in image worlds. If the selfie is the “the first format of the new global majority” as Niholas Mirzoeff has stated, how has…

Panel Discussion | Collectivism and the art of the poster making | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Convenor: Roger Butler AM, Senior Curator of Australian Prints and Drawings, NGA Speakers: Exhibiting artists Carole Wilson, Dianna Wells, Nicholas Mau, Wendy Black, Julie Sheils Join Roger Butler and some of the artists exhibiting in the exhibition for a discussion of the power of this community art movement as a mode of social commentary and how they went about designing and printing posters, pamphlets, postcards, t-shirts, banners and fabric to disseminate their views. Don’t Be Too Polite: Posters and activism features works by printmaking collectives Redletter Community Workshop Inc. (1977-1991), Another Planet Posters (1985-1991) and Red Planet Inc. (1992-2001) spanning…

Jobs, Funding and Season’s Greetings

The Nativity, Hans Kamensetzer, c. 1470 linden, h 60.0cm × w 55.0cm × d 30.0cm.

This will be the last post for a few weeks over the Christmas  and New Year break. As always you can find me on Twitter and Facebook where I will post anything of interest I spot over the break. Below are some last opportunities for the year, and good luck to anyone squeezing job, funding application and abstract writing into their festive period. I want to thank everyone for reading, commenting, subscribing and sharing posts. It is honestly a pleasure to have spent another year highlighting the many and varied events, exhibitions, publications focused on art and art history happening…

Request for Information | Heide seeks missing Blackman painting

Heide Museum of Modern Art is requesting any information or assistance on the whereabouts of Charles Blackman’s Sleeping Schoolgirl 1954 (pictured), for inclusion in an upcoming exhibition that reunites the artist’s celebrated Schoolgirl series for the first time since its creation in the early 1950s. Sleeping Schoolgirl 1954 was sold in the 1960s by Julian Sterling, Melbourne to a British collector, and it subsequently came up at auction at Christies, London on 12 December 2007, listed as ‘the property of a lady’. It was sold at that point and is thought to have returned to Australia, but efforts to find…

News | New Executive Director at Craft Victoria

The Chair of Craft Victoria has announce the appointment of Richard Ferguson as the new Executive Director at Craft Victoria.  Richard will be commencing his role in mid-February 2017. From Craft Victoria Richard has been involved in the cultural, heritage and education sectors for more than 30 years in both Australia and England. He is also a craft and arts practitioner. His initial tertiary training was at the National Art School in ceramics.  Later training in visual arts and photography enabled him to undertake original research and Antarctic field work, on five expeditions, on the use of photography on polar…

Emerging Curator Program and Emerging Maker Program at Craft Victoria | Applications now open

EMERGING CURATOR PROGRAM Due date is Friday 20 January 2017.  Expressions of Interest are accepted from Victorian-based emerging curators (in the first 5 years of career) to oversee the curatorial management of the emerging maker exhibitions that will run from 22 April to 27 May, 2017. These applications will be considered by an exhibition advisory committee that includes the Craft Director, Craft Exhibitions Manager, Craft Grants Manager and a representative from Craft’s Board of Management as well as two independent artists or curators. The emerging curator will be mentored through the project by Craft Exhibitions – Curator Manager Olivia Poloni.…

AICCM Symposium and Workshops | Shock of the New: Modern Materials, Media and Methods | Melbourne February 2017

The AICCM Objects and Electron Special Interest Groups welcome you to register for the AICCM symposium the Shock of the New: Modern Materials, Media and Methods, to be held at the Royal Exhibition Building Theatrette in Melbourne, Australia from 8-9 February 2017. The program includes over 20 presentations from conservators and researchers around Australia and the worlds, as well as renowned invited speakers Dragan Espenschied (Rhizome, USA) and Kate Dunn (UNSW, Australia). Registration costs include morning and afternoon tea, as well as lunch for the two days. On 10 February 2017 three workshops will be held in association with the…

Conference | Enchanted isles, fatal shores: Living Versailles | NGA March 2017

Friday 17 – Saturday 18 March 2017 | National Gallery of Australia, Canberra On the occasion of the Versailles: Treasures from the Palace exhibition at the NGA, which brings major works of art from the Palace of Versailles to Canberra, this conference showcases the latest ideas about the lives of past people and objects, as well as the living culture of Versailles today. See the website for full details and to register: http://nga.gov.au/symposia/versailles/ Staged in Canberra, which like Versailles is a planned capital city, centre of government and culture, this is a unique opportunity to explore the enduring influence and…

Call for Papers | Atlantic Studies: Global Currents Special Issue: “Colonial Caribbean Visual Cultures”

Image: James Hakewill, Haughton Court, Hanover, Jamaica, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

This multidisciplinary collection will examine the creation and circulation of colonial visual cultures from the Caribbean during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The era of Caribbean slavery placed the islands at the centre of the production and movement of goods, ideas, money and peoples, as well as cultural conflicts, exchanges and hybridities which created new challenges for artists, and new ways of looking. As a cornerstone of European imperial expansion the Caribbean had an enormous imaginative influence on Europe and the wider world. Tropical vistas and diverse peoples provided new visual subjects, and the art of the Caribbean participated in…