Author: Katrina Grant

Symposium | Walker Evans: Reading the Magazine Work | CCP

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Walker Evans: Reading the Magazine Work unpacks the inventor of documentary style photography, offering three new readings of this crucial figure and a lively discussion with visiting British photography historian and curator David Campany. Presented on the occasion of the exhibitions, Walker Evans The Magazine Work curated by David Campany and The Documentary Take curated by Naomi Cass. Presented by Deakin Motion Lab Centre for Creative Arts Research, Deakin University and MADA, Monash University, as part of the 2016 Melbourne Festival. Date: Friday 7 October, 2pm—6pm Venue: Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065 Gold coin donation,…

News | Kirsty Grant to leave Heide MOMA at the end of 2016

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News that after only two years, Kirsty Grant is to step down as director and CEO of Heide. Press release After two years in the role of Director and CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art, Kirsty Grant will step down from the position in December 2016 in order to focus on freelance art and curatorial projects. At Heide, Kirsty has overseen a series of acclaimed exhibitions including Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper, Aleks Danko: My Fellow Aus-tra-aliens and the forthcoming O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism. Prior to joining Heide, Kirsty held curatorial positions at the National…

Forum | Beyond Rhetoric | Gertrude Contemporary

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This forum will explore the role of the contemporary curator in light of the findings of the CoUNTess Report on gender issues in the arts. The panel will question and discuss if a gendering of opportunities occurs, contemporary curatorial approaches within the broader arts infrastructure, and what meaningful action looks like beyond rhetoric. Speakers Virginia Fraser – artist, writer, editor and curator Camila Marambio – curator and PhD candidate, Monash Art Design & Architecture, MADA Hannah Mathews – curator, Monash University Museum of Art, MUMA Elvis Richardson – CoUNTess Patrice Sharkey – Director of West Space Chaired by Dr Rebecca…

Lecture | Unbeautiful Bodies in Ancient South Italy’ Ted Robinson | NGV International

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In the art of the Greek cities of South Italy, beautiful bodies are everywhere. The norms were subverted, though, when it came to representing the comic theatre, where the players are all shown as physically grotesque. There were many more vase-paintings which depicted comedy made in South Italy than in any other part of the Greek world, and several outstanding examples are in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria. This lecture will seek to explain their conventions, and understand why depictions of unbeautiful bodies were so common in South Italy, even on vases that were used as grave-offerings.…

Forum | Australian Printmaking Past and Present | NGV Australia

anet DAWSON Montant 1960 colour lithograph 80.2 x 45.8 cm irreg. (image) 90.6 x 63.4 cm (sheet) ed. 10/40 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Presented by the artist under the terms of the National Gallery of Victoria Travelling Scholarship, 1961 810-5 © Janet Dawson/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Saturday 8th October 2pm-4:30pm On the 50th anniversary of the Print Council of Australia, celebrate printmaking by looking at its history and contemporary practice. Revisit the history of the Council, founded in 1966, and hear practitioners and printers discuss contemporary trends. Speakers will include Elizabeth Cross, independent art historian, curator and writer; Michael Kempson, Senior Lecturer and Convenor of Printmaking Studies, University of New South Wales and Director, Cicada Press; Trent Walter, Director, Negative Press; John Nixon, artist; Raymond Arnold, printmaker; Sean Smith and Kylie Blackley, The Ownership Project; and, eX de Medici and Ros Atkins, print collaborators. Cost $16…

LECTURE POSTPONED | Writing and Concepts #20 | Lou Hubbard | RMIT Design Hub

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UPDATE – This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to a date after 6 October – exact details to be advised. Apologies for inconvenience caused.   Lou Hubbard …speculates on the role that writing plays in the development of the concepts in her work. RMIT Design Hub, L3 Lecture Theatre 5:00pm Thursday 22 September Link to Facebook event LOU HUBBARD makes assemblage sculptures, videos, and room-scape installations – sometimes photos and collages. The horse is a motif that has recurred often in her work that focuses on the dynamics of training, submission and the aesthetics of sentimentality. Objects…

Exhibition | Life Inside an Image | Monash University Museum of Art

Gerard Byrne, Jielemeguvvie guvvie sjisjnjeli (Film inside an image) 2015-16 (still) Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery, London

Exhibition dates 1 October – 10 December 2016 Opening function Saturday 8 October 2016 3-5pm Artists | Matthew Buckingham (USA), Gerard Byrne (IRL), Melvin Moti (NDL), Fiona Pardington (NZ), Elizabeth Price (UK), Amie Siegel (USA), Judy Watson (AUS) MUMA’s upcoming exhibition Life inside an Image, presented in association with Melbourne Festival, will bring together seven contemporary artists from six different countries whose work engages with significant cultural collections including the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersberg, the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford and the British Museum in London. The exhibition explores the function of the museum in relation to the camera. Museums,…

Lecture | Gareth Sansom and the Great Outdoors

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Gareth Sansom and the Great Outdoors A lecture by Rex Butler STATION 9 Ellis Street, South Yarra Saturday 17th September, 2:00pm “Most critics who write on the work of Gareth Sansom (and even Sansom himself) speak about the final aesthetic unification of the various images and styles he scatters around his canvases. It would be as though he takes his works out to the furthest edge of stylelessness and disaggregation before in the end pulling them back in. But what if this wasn’t the way Sansom operated at all? What if, on the contrary, his project involved the difficult (almost…

Call for Community Participation | Women’s Mural Documentation Project

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The Women’s Mural Documentation Project will document the lifespan and significance of The Women’s Mural: From Bomboniere to Barbed Wire, located in Smith Street, Fitzroy. Created in 1986 by artists, Megan Evans and Eve Glenn, the mammoth 50 by 12 metre mural, a striking example of Melbourne’s world famous street art, was once again the source of much controversy in February 2016 when almost two-thirds of its area was defaced. The obliteration of many of the women from inner northern Melbourne depicted in the mural, provoked community outcry and reminded us of the importance of this women’s space.The City of…

Public Program | barrangal gyara (skin and bones) | Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

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Kaldor Public Art Projects has announced an expansive public program of free talks and events as part of the 32nd project barrangal dyara (skin and bones) created by Sydney-based Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones. The program is an integral part of the overall project that includes a vast sculptural installation of thousands of white shields presented over 20,000 square-metres of the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney from 17 September until 3 October 2016. The dynamic on-site public program – presented entirely free of charge to the public over 17 days – is designed to foster critical dialogues with a range of leading Indigenous…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 9th September 2016

Jobs Australia Curator, Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Victoria – deadline 30th September 2016 Gallery Manager, CCP – deadline 15th September 2016 Program Director, Gallery Development, National Museum of Australia – deadline 25th September 2016 International Associate Lecturer, BA(Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth University- deadline 12th September 2016 Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor – Arts and Humanities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – deadline 31st October 2016 Postdoctoral Opportunities in the Humanities 2016-19, University of Oxford- deadline 20th November 2016 Funding Bard Graduate Center Research Fellowship – deadline 1st November 2016 Terra Foundation for American Arts Visiting…

Lecture | Chari Larsson – Steve McQueen’s Ghostly Survivals with respondent Giles Fielke

Followed by the Melbourne launch of Broadsheet Journal 45.2 (September 2016), with opening remarks by Liz Nowell, Executive Director, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA), and Wendy Walker, Editor, Broadsheet Journal. Date: Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 6:00pm Venue: Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne Free to attend In 2003, British artist and filmmaker, Steve McQueen was selected as an official war artist by the Imperial War Museum to document the war in Iraq. The situation in Basra, however, was extremely unstable and dangerous, leaving McQueen unable to film and confined for the duration of the six-day trip. As a response, McQueen later…

Lectures | David Solkin and Mark Hallett on British Eighteenth-Century Art | University of Sydney

Joshua Reynolds, John Manners, Marquess of Granby (detail), 1766, oil on canvas, 247.5 x 210.2 cm, Collection of John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida

The Power Institute is pleased to present two lectures on British art of the eighteenth century, by Professors David Solkin and Mark Hallett. David Solkin – English or European? Portraiture and the Politics of National Identity in Early Georgian Britain Professor Solkin’s lecture examines a fundamental shift in British portraiture during the reign of George II, which saw painters and patrons turn away from the established native heritage of Van Dyck, Lely, and Sir Godfrey Kneller, in favour of embracing the latest trends in Continental art practice. Spearheading this development were several immigrant European portraitists, led by Jean-Baptiste Van Loo, who…

Exhibition | Ronnie Van Hout and Kate Mitchell | Gertrude Contemporary

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Ronnie van Hout, YOU! Exhibition dates: 9 September – 15 October 2015 Exhibition opening: Friday 9 September, 6–8pm Venue: Front Gallery, Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present You!, a solo project by Ronnie van Hout. As a leading figure in the Australasian art landscape for over two decades, van Hout has consistently brought into focus the presence of the artist within his practice. Frequently presenting himself within his extensive body of work, van Hout positions himself as the unwitting subject pervasively reappearing as a provocation to the artistic figure. The complexity of van Hout’s particular subversion…

Exhibition | EREWHON | Margaret Lawrence Gallery VCA

Tony Garifalakis, Woodland, From the series Hills Have Eyes 2014, Fabric collages, 177 x 112 cm

Exhibition Dates: 1st September 2016 – 1st October 2016 Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer & Justene Williams, Tony Garifalakis, Claire Lambe, Clare Milledge Curated by Vikki McInnes Erewhon is the (almost) return of Neverwhere, an exhibition that travelled to Istanbul last year, commissioned by Asialink as part of the ‘Australia in Turkey’ cultural festival. Neverwhere presented the work of eight contemporary Australian artists to disturb distinctions between our real and imagined selves, and between the authentic and the proposed. Narratives were informed by external – and often mysterious – forces, both seen and unseen; the exhibition shifted registers between sincerity and…