Author: Katrina Grant

Lecture | Turn! Turn! Turn! Reconsidering Art as Historiography, Dieter Roelstraete | MPavilion

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MUMA Boiler Room Lecture Thursday 15 December 2016, 6.00 – 7.30pm MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne FREE. No bookings required. Website. Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and The Saturday Paper are pleased to present the lecture, Turn! Turn! Turn! Reconsidering Art as Historiography, by visiting international curator Dieter Roelstraete. In his talk Roelstraete will revisit a series of articles first published online in the spring of 2009 that considered the so-termed ‘historiographic turn’ in art; a powerful trend in contemporary art in the first decade-and-a-half of the 20th century. The best known of these essays was Roelstraete’s “The Way…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 2nd December 2016

Jobs Michael Buxton Curator, University of Melbourne – 15th January 2016 Museum Curator Collections, Yarra Ranges Council – deadline 12th December 2016 Principal Lecturer in Art / Creative Arts, University of Worcester – Institute of Education – deadline 19th December 2016 Funding Residential Awards to study art history, history, archaeology, society and culture of Italy at the British School at Rome (for senior, PhD and ECR scholars) – deadline 17th January (though a few are later so please double check) Goethe-Institut Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst (1 year fellowship) – deadline 12th December 2016 The David Wilkie Scholarship for the…

Online Resource | Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Digitised Collection

Thomas William Roberts, Ulverstone Beach, 1931, oil on canvas on composition board. Purchased with funds from the Launceston Museum and Art Gallery Foundation, 2008 (detail).

The Queen Victoria Art Gallery in Launceston has announced that they have digitised 684 paintings and made them available online. The collection strengths are described on their website as Tasmanian Colonial Art (this collection documents the artistic heritage of Tasmania through paintings, works on paper and sculpture), Modern and Contemporary Australian Art (this collection documents the history of Australia’s postcolonial art of aesthetic value through paintings, works on paper, sculpture and multi-media, and, International Art (a small but significant collection of international paintings and works on paper). The online collection is mainly focused on Australian art, with a small number of European paintings. It…

Classics Summer School at the University of Melbourne with Frank Sear and Christopher Gribbin

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Held over one intensive week in January, the Classics Summer School will present classes in four different subjects focussing on the great archaeological discoveries of ancient Greece and Rome, the fascinating history of the Roman province of Dalmatia, the domestic life of ancient Greeks and Romans, and finally a practical workshop to develop your argumentation skills in the style of Socrates. Book here: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/engage/extended-and-community-learning-programs/short-courses-and-melbourne-masterclasses/classics-summer-school Presenters Emeritus Professor Frank Sear and Dr Christopher Gribbin 1. Uncovering the past: Great archaeological discoveries – Presented by Emeritus Professor Frank Sear Many Greek and Roman sites were uncovered by archaeologists, for example Heinrich Schliemann at…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 25th November 2016

Jobs Australia Gallery Director Bunjil Place, City of Casey (Melbourne) – position open until filled Curator, Rockhampton Art Gallery – deadline 8th January 2016 Senior Lecturer, Ceramics, School of Art, ANU – deadline 27th November 2016 Visual Arts Educator, Shepparton Art Museum – deadline 2nd December 2016 International Lecturer in Art History (Modern and Contemporary Art) (Teaching-Focused), The University of Manchester – deadline 29th November 2016 Funding Library Fellowships (on primary source material within the special collections in Palace Green Library and/or Durham Cathedral), Durham University – Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies – deadline 15th January 2016 Calls…

Lecture | Lady and the Unicorn – Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye | Australian Tapestry Workshop

Lady and the Unicorn Tapestry from the Musee Moyenage

As part of the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s fortieth anniversary celebrations, the world-renowned art historian and director of the National Museum of the Middle Ages in Paris (Musée national du Moyen Âge, formerly Musée de Cluny), Dr Élisabeth Taburet-Delahaye will present a public lecture in November about the recent restoration of the magnificent The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a series of six wool and silk tapestries created in the 16th century and are considered to be the most important tapestry series woven in Middle Ages Europe. Featured as part of the National Museum…

RMIT University School of Art Graduate Exhibition

Photo by Keelan O'Hehir

RMIT University School of Art Graduate Exhibition  Exhibitions and performances will be located throughout various spaces at the RMIT City campus. Opening night: Wednesday 23 November 2016 Venue: RMIT City Campus, 6.00pm to 9.00 pm Programs:  Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours) Master of Fine Art (by coursework) Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) (Opening 6.00pm – 8.00pm) Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts (Opening 5.30pm – 7.30pm) Find out more info on our Facebook event  Exhibition dates: Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and (Honours) Wednesday 23 November to Wednesday 7 December 10.00am to 4.00pm (Monday to Friday)…

Call for Proposals | Science Gallery Melbourne – Blood

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The new Science Gallery Melbourne has put out its first call for projects by artists, scientists, local residents and innovators that match Science Gallery’s three core aims: to Connect, Participate, and Surprise, and that are relevant to our core target audience of 15-25 year olds. Open for submissions from – 14th November 2016, 9:30am GMT to 8th January 2017, 5:00pm GMT Keywords: taboo, stigma, giving, identity, health, sport More information on their website: https://opencall.sciencegallery.com/ A SCIENCE GALLERY LONDON AND SCIENCE GALLERY MELBOURNE SEASON BLOOD is the first cross-network season for Science Gallery, inspired by the original exhibition BLOOD: NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED at Science Gallery Dublin in 2015. Blood…

Discussion | The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Sonia Payes, Bronwyn Oliver, 2006. C-type photograph, edition of 10, 127 x 127cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Join guest curator Julie Ewington for a special discussion on The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver and enjoy the unique opportunity of viewing, and learning about Oliver’s exquisite works in this much-awaited exhibition. The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver presents over 50 sculptures drawn from public and private Australian collections, from the mid-1980s to the artist’s final solo exhibition in 2006. It will reveal Oliver as the most significant sculptor of her generation. At a time when many artists were turning to installation, video and other ephemeral art forms, Oliver resolutely pursued making inventive and substantial works in metal, which became her signature material. Guest…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 18th November 2016

Jobs Australia Objects Conservator, Australian War Memorial – deadline 7th December 2016 CEO, National Film and Sound Archive – deadline 12th December 2016 Collection Manager, Indigenous Collections AccessHumanities Department; Collections, Research and Exhibitions Division, Museum Victoria – deadline 1st December 2016 International Stanford University Arts Research Fellowships – 2017-18 Fellowship Theme ‘Creative Cities: The Role of Art in Reimagining Cities’ – deadline 10th January 2017 Funding and Prizes The Jo-Anne Duggan Essay Prize, Australasian Centre for Italian Studies – deadline 3rd March 2017 Calls for Papers Making Women’s Art Matter: New approaches to the careers and legacies of women artists (London,…

Film screening | Nature in the Dark 2 | SAB Cinema RMIT

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NITD 2 artists: Jenny Fraser, Radiance (Rose Staff), Olaf Meyer, Kim Munro, Michael Carmody, Hugh Davies & Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier Curator: Dr Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier NITD 2 (2015) is based on underwater survey material from marine national parks along the Victorian shore – length: about 23 minutes Showcasing animal life from Victoria, Australia, Nature in the Dark (NITD) invited artists to create video works inspired by ecological habitat surveys from the Victorian National Parks land and water. Video and photographs originally used to identify animals and population sizes are now creatively re-purposed to create works of art. Entering this art/science…

Publication | New Issue of Unlikely – Journal for Creative Arts

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Field work, issue 2 of Unlikely – Journal for Creative Arts is out now Guest editors: Brogan Bunt & Lucas Ihlein Contributions from: Adva Weinstein, Campbell Drake & Jock Gilbert, Becky Nevin Berger, David Barzier & Kelda Free,  Dominic Redfern, Marnie Badham & Kate Hill & Ted Purves & Susanne Cockrell & Amy Spiers, Laura Fisher, Alinta Krauth, Sean Lowry, Nancy Mauro-Flude, Maria Miranda, Meghan Moe Beitiks, Vanessa Berry, Johanna Hällsten & Catherine Clover & Shauna Laurel Jones. “Fields”: arenas for action; social discourses; professional areas of practice; knowledge disciplines. Field Trips: tours, excursions, forays. Research trips, adventures, residencies. Working in the forest, in old mining towns, in…

Conversation | Judy Watson and Kimberley Moulton in Conversation at Monash University Museum of Art

Image: Judy Watson, the keepers 2016 (still) Courtesy of the artist, Milani Gallery, Brisbane and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

Judy Watson’s the keepers 2016 is a new video work featured in the current MUMA exhibition Life inside an Image. It includes documentary film footage shot in the Aboriginal Australian archives of the British Museum in London. In this informal discussion with curator Kimberley Moulton, Watson will discuss the keepers, her engagement with Aboriginal artefacts in cultural collections, and share her ideas around institutional responsibility, redress and repatriation. Judy Watson is a Brisbane-based Waanyi artist who was born in Mundubbera, Queensland in 1959.  Renowned for her paintings;on un-stretched canvas, Watson’s work is often concerned with unearthing hidden histories of Indigenous Australian experiences…

Seminar | Beit Haim: the new permanent Holocaust Exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum – Dr Avril Alba | Deakin University City Campus

Deakin Cultural Heritage Asia–Pacific Network presents teh following seminar. Please join us for the last seminar of the year “Beit Haim: the new permanent Holocaust Exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum” organised by the Deakin Cultural Heritage Asia–Pacific Network, to mark the end of our 2016 season of seminars. Dr Avril Alba (biography below) from The University of Sydney will speak about the new permanent Holocaust Exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum. This special event is organised in partnership with the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne. Before the seminar, there will be drinks and nibbles to come together and celebrate another busy year. Dr Avril Alba is Lecturer in…

Hybrid Worlds: When Art and Science Collide | 2016 Ursula Hoff Contemporary Lecture | RMIT

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As part of the RMIT Gallery exhibition Morbid Artis: Diseases of the Arts, RMIT Gallery, the 2016 Ursula Hoff Contemporary Art Lecture four speakers will address the challenges of identity, culture and interspecies relationships in today’s ‘super connected’ global society. Date: 22nd November 5:30pm Venue: RMIT Storey Hall Lecture Theatre, Level 1, 336-348 Swanston Street Free but register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hybrid-worlds-when-art-and-science-collide-tickets-28881964734 Speakers Dr Drew Berry, biomedical animator at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. You might know Drew’s work fromthe music videos he’s made for Bjork. Drew’s work features in the RMIT Gallery exhibition Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts(17 November  2016 – 18…