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Forum | Art of a Nation – Hermitage Exhibition | NGV International

Alexander Roslin
Swedish 1718–1793
Portrait of Catherine II 1776–77
oil on canvas
271.0 x 189.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Acquired, 1918 (Inv. № ГЭ-1316)

Catherine and her art collection played a vital role defining Russian nationhood in a time of drastic social, political and cultural changes. Even now, the State Hermitage Museum’s exquisite collection and iconic architecture is linked to understandings of Russian identity. Join visiting international and Australian specialists as they explore the relationship between art collections, the buildings that house them, nationhood and cultural identity. Speakers Senior Curator Maria Menshikova, Department of Oriental Art and Culture of the State Hermitage Museum Assistant Professor Tijana Vujosevic, University of Western Australia; and Professor Professor Jennifer Milam, University of Sydney. Date: Saturday 1st August, 2–5pm Venue: NGV International, Ground level, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium Tickets: $30 academic, student and concession / $35 Adult / $28 NGV…

Artist Talk | Julie Rrap – Remaking the World | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Julie Rrap will talk about her new exhibition Remaking the World. this Friday 31st July, 1 – 1.30pm, at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne. All welcome. Free talk. About the Exhibition Julie Rrap has been working across painting, photography, sculpture and video since the 1970s. Her art often focuses on the naked human form and examines the ways in which the human body is perceived and represented in the history of Western art. Her work uses humour and a sense of irony to encourage the viewer’s to engage with themes such as gender, fetish, sexuality and death. Julie Rrap: Remaking the World at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, examines the creative process…

Lecture | The Artist as Collector: Sir Joshua Reynolds and his Collection of Art | Donato Esposito

Self-portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., ca. 1780
Oil on panel, 1270 X 1016 mm. Given by Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., 1780 . Royal Academy of Arts.

Dr Donato Esposito will present a lecture on Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), the first and most famous President of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, focussing upon his activities as a collector of art. Dr Donato Esposito was a curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, London (1999-2004). He co-curated the exhibition “Sir Joshua Reynolds: the acquisition of genius” at Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery in 2009. He was recently an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He is currently working on a monograph on Reynolds as an art collector. Date: Wednesday 29th July, 6:30pm Venue: theatre D, Old Arts Building, University of…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | July24th 2015

Jobs Project Curator (Gallery of the First Australians redevelopment), National Museum of Australia – deadline 3rd August 2015 Collections and Exhibitions Officer, The City of Newcastle – deadline Sunday 2nd August 2015 Curator in the Exhibitions Team, The National Library of Australia – deadline 9th August 2015 Researcher, Decorative Arts and Material Culture, Royal Museums Greenwich – deadline 16th August 2015 Professor for Medieval Art History, Universitaet Bern – deadline 24th August 2015 Funding CAA-Getty International Program Conference Travel Grant Program – deadline 17th August 2015 Society Architectural Historians, Travel Grants for Conference Attendance – deadline 31st August Calls for Papers Artists on the Market (Berlin, 13-14 Nov 15) – deadline August 31st, 2015 Franco-German exchanges in fashion (Paris/Berlin 2016)…

Exhibition | From the Collection: Gertrude Regional Residencies, Chapter Two | Latrobe Regional Gallery

Lauren Berkowitz, Weeds and Wildflowers, 2014.

Exhibition Dates: 1 August–20 September 2015 Opening Celebration: Friday 14 August, 6–8pm Gertrude Contemporary and the Latrobe Regional Art Gallery are pleased to present From the Collection: Chapter Two, a new exhibition curated by Emily Cormack that invites three leading contemporary artists/artist collectives to respond to objects within the Latrobe Regional Art Gallery collection and the physical, historical and social context of the Latrobe Valley. Many of the objects in the Gallery’s collection reflect the shifting attitudes towards land use—whether it be mining or farming—in this highly active landscape, and the artists in this exhibition provoke these dynamics. OSW began their thinking by focusing on an approximately 23 million year old, partially fossilised Kauri log that was dug up from…

Exhibition | Julie Rrap – Remaking the World | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Julie Rrap, Remaking the World #1, 2015, digital print. Courtesy the artist, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne, and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

23rd July until Sunday 25th November 2015. Curator Vincent Alessi. Julie Rrap has been working across painting, photography, sculpture and video since the 1970s. Her art often focuses on the naked human form and examines the ways in which the human body is perceived and represented in the history of Western art. Her work uses humour and a sense of irony to encourage the viewer’s to engage with themes such as gender, fetish, sexuality and death. Julie Rrap: Remaking the World at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, examines the creative process and the notion of the artist as genius. In the exhibition Rrap has used the architecture of the museum to create two spaces analogous to…

Exhibition | Impressions of Paris: Lautrec, Degas, Daumier, Atget | Monash Gallery of Art

impressions of paris

MONASH GALLERY OF ART| 17 July—20 September 2015 The exhibition Impressions of Paris: Lautrec, Degas, Daumier, Atget is now open at the Monash Gallery of Art. The exhibition features over 120 prints, posters and photographs drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. The exhibition focuses on the work of artists Honoré-Victorin Daumier (1808–1879), Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864– 1901) and Eugène Atget (1857–1927). Lautrec, Degas and Daumier were consummate draughtsmen whose innovative compositions and embrace of modern subject matter played a significant role in artistic developments in France over the nineteenth century. Atget, the only specialist photographer among these artists, spent much of his life documenting the streets of Paris as they underwent modernisation. The generation…

Event | Flinders Lane Artwalk for NiteArt 2015

Philip Wolfhagen, Landscape Reinvention no. 29 (2015), oil on board, 46 x 49 cm, courtesy Karen Woodbury Gallery

As part of Nite Art 2015 exhibition spaces along Flinders Lane will be open from 6pm until late. Eight venues on Flinders Lane will show photography, video, paintings and site-responsive installations. At Flinders Lane Gallery Jon Eiseman and Josh Robbins will be working on new pieces in the gallery space, and Melinda Schawel will guide visitors through creating their own paper-based art. Karen Woodbury Gallery will have an exhibition by Philip Wolfhagen called Other Worlds, a new collection of landscape works that are inspired by the artist’s experiences in Tasmania’s Skullbones Plains. Blindside ARI (in the Nicholson Building) and the Chin Chin Wall of Art will show video art. Blindside’s Screen Series is curated by Xanthe Dobbie and Anabelle Lacroix…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | July 17th 2015

Jobs Acting Director (three months), SAM Shepparton (pdf link) – expressions of interest welcome Head of Arts Learning, Arts Centre Melbourne – deadline 28th July 2015 Casual Artist Educators, Digital Programs, Museum Contemporary Art, Sydney – deadline19th July Senior Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory, Oxford Brookes University- deadline 7th August 2015 Frank Knox Fellowships UK, Harvard University Graduate Schools – deadline 28th October 2015 Kennedy Scholarships 2016-17, Harvard & MIT – deadline 28th October 2015 Teaching Fellow in Design, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art – deadline 5th August 2015 Lecturer in Fine Art (0.7FTE), Birmingham City University- deadline 20th July 2015 Reader/Professor in Design, Lancaster University, Institute for Contemporary Arts – deadline 20th September 2015 Calls for Papers…

Call for Papers | Anonymous: The Void in Visual Culture – Fusion Issue 9 2016


Deadline: Aug 3, 2015 Editors: Dr Sam Bowker & Professor Craig Bremner, Charles Sturt University Ever since Vasari published the ‘Vite’ in 1550, art history has been skewed in favour of named individuals whose biographies can be unveiled or re-evaluated. However, the majority of contributions to visual culture do not fit this criterion. If it is impossible to determine an artists’ name, some of the most significant cultural and commercial imperatives for new scholarship are lost. Due to related methodological prejudices, analyses primarily drawn from material culture have been reserved for ‘inferior’ contributions to visual culture. The presentation of anonymous objects has been avoided or maligned by art galleries, because the public wants names. Museums, by contrast, do not appear…

Exhibitions | Kate Newby, Sean Peoples, Ishmael Marika | Gertrude Contemporary

Kate Newby

New exhibitions opening at Gertrude Contemporary this Friday 17th July. Exhibition opening: Friday 17 July 2015, 6–8pm Exhibition dates: 17 July–29 August 2015 Main galleries: Kate Newby, Always humming Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present a new, major exhibition by New Zealand artist Kate Newby, featuring a newly commissioned collaboration with composer Samuel Holloway. Titled Always humming, the exhibition takes over both downstairs galleries and extends to the rooflines of buildings on Gertrude Street, and into its back alleyways, creating a fluid relation between indoors and outdoors. Always humming is an exercise in creating an atmospheric experience rather than a series of discrete objects. Its force is anti-climactic, continuous, infectious; what Jennifer Kabat has described as ‘radically slight.’ In contrast…

Lecture | Philip Brophy Voiding Effects & Terrorised Language: Video and the Unreality of ISIS (Part 2) | West Space


Part 2 of Brophy’s Discipline lecture at the Wheeler Centre, ‘Terror Vision: Video and the Unreality of ISIS’ by Philip Brophy, will take place at West Space this Thursday 16 July, from 6–8pm. This is an opportunity to hear the rest of Philip’s lecture, and for discussion. The clutch of late 2013/early 2014 ISIS videos have been near-unanimously accepted as being real—mostly out of fear that they might be real. Yet the videos employ multi-camera set-ups, pixel-tracking, void-compositing, particle effects and diffusion plug-ins which are utilised in Hollywood, television advertising and video art production—all of whom ape cinematic effects for various purposes. The contemporary dilemma is not whether one believes the videos to be real or unreal, but how one distinguishes…

Exhibition | Screen Series: Displaced Agency | BLINDSIDE

Pip Ryan, Happy Orang, 2015. Photography Matthew Stanton

For it’s fifth edition, BLINDSIDE’s annual project SCREEN SERIES features work by Italian artist Anna Franceschini, Australian artists Nathan Ceddia, Pip Ryan and Ryan Wilson, and Indonesian arts collective Tromarama. Curated by Anabelle Lacroix and Xanthe Dobbie, DISPLACED AGENCY will focus on the potential of the object. Demonstration is often central to the moving image, especially in the context of an exchange of information – whether tangible (educational, physical) or intangible (experiential, philosophical). What happens when figures are removed and objects enliven as props given agency? Can the performative act be delegated? Objects in situations with other objects create tensions. Can the object exist independently from the subject? And if so, is it an object at all? Who or what…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for papers | Art History and Curatorship | July 10th 2015

Jobs Head of School, Massey University – Whiti o Rehua School of Art – deadline 2nd August 2015 Assistant Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong – Department of Visual Studies – deadline 29th August 2015 Teaching Fellow in Modern/Contemporary Art, University of Edinburgh – deadline 15th July 2015 Lecturer: Fine Art (Painting), Norwich University of the Arts – deadline 16th July 2015 Senior lecturer: Fine Art (Sculpture and Media), Norwich University of the Arts – deadline 16th July 2015 Senior Lecturer: Fine Art (Painting), Norwich University of the Arts – deadline 16th July 2015 Funding Franz Roh Fellowships in Modern and Contemporary Art (19th-21st century) – deadline 5th August 2015 Calls for Papers Nineteenth-century photography, Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) – deadline 1st August 2015 Sculpting abroad…

Lecture | Monuments of Remembrance – Bronwyn Hughes | NGV Australia

Mornington War Memorial 1925, bronze medallion created in 1918 by Dora Ohlfsen (1867-1948),

photographed by Bronwyn Hughes, 2015. Background is of the Somme Valley near Peronne, photographed by Bronwyn Hughes, 2003.

Duldig Studio, in association with the National Gallery of Victoria, is proud to present the 2015 Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Monuments of Remembrance by Dr Bronwyn Hughes, art historian and heritage consultant. The Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture was established to commemorate the life and work of the internationally recognised sculptor Karl Duldig and his wife, the artist and inventor, Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz). In this Monuments of Remembrance lecture, Dr Bronwyn Hughes will examine the impetus and values that underpinned the First World War commemoration movement through war monuments of national importance to the seemingly insignificant local memorial. It will  explore how Australian expectations, economies and aesthetics changed in the 1920s and 1930s post-War society and compare commemorations…