Author Archive for Katrina Grant

Lecture | A History of the Future ‘Imagining Melbourne’ – Clare Williamson


In 2016, the city of Melbourne’s future Melbourne 2026 project urges Melburnians to consider their city for the decade ahead. So what better time to reflect on the kind of futures that were imagined for Melbourne in the past. Some big dreams and ambitious visions have been realised, others have not – for better or for worse. And it’s not just the appearance of the city that these imaginings have shaped, but also how we interact with it, move through it and inhabit it. Melbourne looks back in order to look forward. For 180 years, city planners, architects, artists and writers have imagined a future Melbourne from the vantage point of their own time and place. The stories told here…

Lecture | Les Immatériaux: experiments in art and philosophy – Ashley Woodward | VCA


  Les Immatériaux: experiments in art and philosophy A public lecture by Ashley Woodward (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Dundee) | 28th July 2016   Les Immatériaux (‘The Immaterials’), was a major exhibition held at the Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, in 1985. It’s principal director was the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard. After several decades of little interest, this exhibition is increasingly becoming recognized as a landmark exhibition of the twentieth century, a recognition marked by a number of commemorative events in France, England, and Germany over the last several years to mark its 30th anniversary. The exhibition collected a wide array of ‘new materials,’ including artefacts developed with new technologies, artworks made with such technologies, and the new technologies themselves. As such,…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 22nd July 2016

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Jobs Australia Lecturer, Printmedia and Drawing, School of Art, ANU – deadline 14th August 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Heritage of the Built Environment, University of Melbourne – deadline 2nd October 2016 Registration Manager, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences – deadline 31st July 2016 Assistant Curator (Temporary Part-time, 6 months), Fairfield City Museum and Gallery – deadline 12th August 2016 International Associate Professor / Assistant Professor – Sculpture, Hong Kong Baptist University – deadline 6th August 2016 Funding NSW Government fellowship for established NSW artists – deadline 22nd August 2016 Calls for Papers Art and Ideology in the Twelfth-Century Western Mediterranean (Symposium at Bard Graduate Center, New York City, October 14, 2016) – deadline 29th July 2016 Amerasia Journal Special…

Editor Call Out: un Magazine 2017

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un Projects is currently seeking expressions of interest for an Editor of un Magazine issues 11.1 and 11.2, to be published in 2017. The Editor position is a unique and exciting opportunity to take a leading role in the development and production of one of Australia’s most respected contemporary arts publications. This role will be supported by the Magazine Advisory Committee, and un Projects Board and General Manager. Total remuneration is a $3,500 fee per issue. Download a detailed Position Description here. Submissions close Monday August 15th 2016, 5pm.

Artist Residency | Monash University Prato Centre

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The Monash University Prato Centre is once again offering its Italian residency for 3 months from September 2017. Open to Australian practitioners, the residency includes airfare, artist fee, studio and accommodation at the Monash University Prato Centre in Tuscany. Applications are welcomed from emerging and mid-career Australian artists, for a new project or inquiry that relates to the Prato context. The residency is offered in conjunction with the Monash faculty of Art Design & Architecture (MADA) and the Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA. Previous residents include David Rosetzky, Laresa Kosloff, Pat Foster & Jen Berean and Charlie Sofo. For information on how to apply visit the Monash website:

Heide Museum of Modern Art | Call for Volunteers

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Heide is currently recruiting for volunteers at Heide and would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved. Playing a vital role in the daily operations of the Museum, volunteers are valued members of the Heide team. In supporting the Museum, volunteers have the opportunity to become part of the Heide community and form a deeper connection with inspiring art, architecture and landscape. HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER 1. Attend a volunteer information evening on Wednesday 27 July at 6pm to learn more about the Heide Volunteer Program and meet staff and current volunteers. Please confirm your attendance here 2. Submit an application form along with a concise resume and a brief document addressing the Key Selection…

Lecture | How Pre-Raphaelite Frames Influenced Degas and the Impressionists | NGV International

Ford Madox BROWN The finding of Don Juan by Haidée (1869-1870) {retouched (1871) and later}  watercolour and gouache over pencil 47.5 x 57.6 cm (sheet) Bennett A91 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1905 210-2

Enter the world of picture framing through a lecture by British art historian and specialist Lynn Roberts. Although often ignored, picture frames have a huge impact on our viewing and perception of pictures. This fact was well appreciated by many artists connected with the British Pre-Raphaelite and the French Impressionist movements, including Edgar Degas. For these artists, framing was a critical aspect of their art, and literally integral to it. In different ways their frames radically contrasted to the conventional, ornate frames in which pictures were hung in official exhibitions such as the Salon in Paris and Royal Academy in London. Explore the connections between the frame designs of the British Pre-Raphaelites and those of the French Impressionists, as seen in original Pre-Raphaelite…

Symposium | FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation | NGV International


AICCM – FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Melbourne 2016. A symposium on the picture frame. 24-26 August 2016 Hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia The AICCM Conservation Framing and Gilded Objects special interest groups will hold this international symposium encompassing both traditional framing as well as broader concepts of framing for the presentation of modern and contemporary art and design. This wide-ranging theme will appeal to artists, conservators, curators, designers, frame makers and historians. Our symposium will coincide with the exhibition Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2016 – Degas: A New Vision. It is anticipated that some of our speakers will focus on the frames designed by Degas for his artworks, further enriching our understanding of the artist and…

News | Boost for Victoria’s Regional Galleries and Performing Arts centres

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The Victorian Government seems determined to buck the federal trend of cutting arts funding by providing support for the arts across the state. Last week the state government announced funding for 90 independent arts companies (including organisations such as CCP that lost federal funding earlier in the year). Today, the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, announced funding for regional galleries across the state, saying ‘We want to ensure that all Victorians – no matter where they live – have the opportunity to unlock their creative potential and experience the benefits of creative activity. We are supporting some of our oldest art galleries and theatres alongside recently established and redeveloped cultural centres. Funding ensures these venues maintain their place at the heart of…

Book Launch | Talking Contemporary Curating | Ian Potter Museum of Art


Friday 29 Jul 2016, 6.00- 8.00pm Terry Smith, Rebecca Coates & Tara McDowell In 2015, Terry Smith launched his second publication, Talking Contemporary Curating, as part of ICI’s series Perspectives in Curating. To accompany the Melbourne launch of this important publication, Terry Smith will be speaking with Rebecca Coates (curator and writer, Fellow, School of Culture and Communication, UoM, and Director, SAM, Shepparton Art Museum) and Tara McDowell(Associate Professor, Curatorial Practice, MADA, Monash University). The conversation will be moderated by Professor Charles Green. Talking Contemporary Curating offers timely reflections by curators, art historians, critics, and artists on emergent debates in curatorial practice around the world. Featuring arts industry professionals and theorists deeply immersed in reflecting upon the demands of their…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 12 Helen Johnson | RMIT Design Hub

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Helen Johnson Helen Johnson is an artist, writer and teacher based in Melbourne. Painting is at the centre of her practice. Recent solo exhibitions include Barron Field as part of the 2016 Glasgow International and Slow Learners at Château Shatto, Los Angeles in 2015. She has recently exhibited work as part of June: A Painting Show at Sadie Coles, London; In my absence at Jocelyn Wolff, Paris; and Pleasure and Reality at the NGV. In 2017 Johnson will present a solo exhibition at the ICA in London. In 2015 she launched a book titled Painting is a Critical Form, developed from a PhD in Fine Art completed at Monash University in 2014, where she is also a lecturer. Johnson is…

Funding | Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists


Each year 4 x $5,000 scholarships are awarded to emerging artists to assist with the cost of overseas travel to: • undertake formal study or • undertake a residency or mentorship (planned program with a professional artist) or • undertake informal study for a planned research project. Funding Available: Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of up to $5000 + GST. Important Dates: Applications will open in May and close at 23:59 AEST Saturday 30th July 2016. Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Terms and Conditions (68.7 KB) Apply Online Previous winners

Exhibition | Limits to Growth – Nicholas Mangan | MUMA

Nicholas Mangan, Matter over mined 2012 C-print on cotton paper 69 x 103cm Courtesy the artist; Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland and LABOR, Mexico city

Exhibtion Dates: 20 July – 17 September 2016 Opening celebration: Wed 20 July, 6pm. With remarks by Dr Amelia Barikin, Lecturer in Art History, School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland Limits to Growth is the first survey exhibition of Melbourne-based artist, Nicholas Mangan. With a strong research base in both history and science, Mangan’s work addresses a range of themes, including the ongoing impacts of colonialism, humanity’s relationship with the natural environment, contemporary consumptive cultures and the complex dynamics of the global political economy. The exhibition brings together several key projects (the eldest dating to 2009-10) in conversation with a new commission, Limits to Growth. This latest work explores the relationship between two monetary currencies: Rai, large stone coins…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 15th July 2016


Jobs Australia Lecturer in Digital Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney – deadline 9th August 2016 Gallery and Administration Coordinator, Gertrude Contemporary – deadline 28th July 2016 Events & Professional Development Coordinator, NAVA – deadline 21st July 2016 International Print Curator: Northern European Prints, Monument Trust, The British Museum – deadline 18th July 2016 Lecturer in European / Non-Western Art, 1700 – 1900 (Teaching-focused), The University of Manchester – deadlien 19th July 2016 Funding Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers to carry out research in Germany – no deadline specified Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (25 Junior and Senior Fellowships) – deadline 15th September 2016 Calls for Papers CAA in New York, 2017 – 105th Annual Conference of the College…

AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators


Deadline: Oct 15, 2016 Applications are now open for the inaugural term of the AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators, made possible with major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The two-year Program will accept three non-US based curators and three US Liaisons working on or having worked within exhibitions and projects that explore historic American Art (c. 1500-1980), including painting; sculpture; works on paper, including prints, drawing and photography; decorative arts; and excluding architecture; design; and performance. Applications are now open for International Awardees and US Liaisons, and are due by October 15, 2016. Through fostering international relationships between curators, the Program aims to not only provide opportunities for professional development and exchange within the curatorial…