Author: Katrina Grant

Job: One-year position in Renaissance Art (University of Pittsburgh, US)

Position in Renaissance Art (University of Pittsburgh) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 29, 2011-April 30, 2012 Application deadline: Jul 22, 2011 The department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh is currently seeking a one-year replacement at the rank of visiting assistant professor, in the field of European or global Renaissance, for the academic year 2011-12 (with a start date of August 29, 2011 and an end date of April 29, 2012). The teaching load is two courses per term, with an additional expectation of some interaction with graduate students working on premodern European topics. PhD and teaching experience are required. We are particularly interested in attracting emerging scholars with innovative approaches to their field, and with an interest in connecting their area of specialty to larger intellectual frameworks that cut across field and disciplines. The dept has…

Artworks on ABC Radio National presents MONA Free Forum at the Wheeler Centre

MONA free forum at the Wheeler Centre An adult Disneyland, a bold experiment in the way contemporary art is displayed, a temple to sex and death or one man’s obsessive folly? David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) outside  Hobart has attracted almost 200,000 visitors since it opened in January with the local art world’s most lavish party. So what’s it all about and can the interest be sustained? Presenter of ABC Radio National’s Artworks program, Amanda Smith, will join philosopher John Armstrong,  Juliana Engberg (director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art) and artist Peter Hill in a debate about MONA. Venue: Wheeler Centre  176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, on Date: Thursday July 14 at 6pm. Entry is free. The event will launch the new MONA issue of Island, Tasmania’s literary magazine. For more information and to…

FULL PROGRAM: David Nichol Smith Conference in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Melbourne July 4-7 2011

David Nichol Smith Conference in Eighteenth-Century Studies Melbourne, 4-7 July 2011 The full program for the conference has now been finalised. Papers will be presented over four days from Monday 4th July to Thursday 7th July. Attendees can take out either a full four-day registration or a single day, receptions and conference dinner must be booked in addition to conference attendance. A registration form can be downloaded here David Nichol Smith conference registration 2011 (pdf). Single tickets for the keynotes held at the National Gallery of Victoria can be booked via the NGV, see their website for more detail. There are concession prices for student, unwaged and retired attendees. For all enquiries and to register please contact Jennifer Ellis jennifer.ellis@latrobe.edu.au Keynote Speakers Monday 4th July 9:30am Welcome. Keynote by Robert Shoemaker (University of Sheffield): Criminal Lives and the Making of Modern…

Job: Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow Art History Liverpool Hope University, UK

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Art History Liverpool Hope University, UK Closing Date: An initial review of applications will take place during week commencing 18th July and short-listed candidates will be invited for interview as soon as possible thereafter. The application process will remain open, however, until a suitable candidate is found. Liverpool Hope University is a vibrant community with high scholarly standards.  We are proud of our past, confident in our present and ambitious for our future. Research is central to our curriculum development and enhancement and all academic staff at the University engage in research. We are now preparing for the 2014 REF and strengthening even further our research degree programme (PhD and EdD) following the award of RDAP. This developing research expertise builds upon and complements our already well established reputation for excellence in teaching and learning.…

Lecture: James Elkins ‘Art and Science: Issues in Cross-Disciplinary Research’

Free public lecture on Art and Science Art and Science: Issues in Cross-Disciplinary Research, or Why Artists Don’t Speak to Scientists Professor James Elkins Professor James Elkins holds the Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This lecture will draw on Professor Elkins’ related book on the topic of the intersection of art and science, summarizing six case-studies about the problematics of cross-disciplinary representation and the problems faced by researchers in communicating across disciplines, drawing on images in painting, photography, microscopy, astronomy, particle physics, and quantum mechanics. Event details Date: Wednesday 6 July, 2011 Venue: Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts, Grant St, Southbank Free Admission but please email vcam-research@unimelb.edu.au to register your attendance. For further information see the website http://www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au/events?id=191 or see James Elkins’ website http://www.jameselkins.com/

Melbourne Open House Speaker Series 2011

Melbourne Open House Speaker Series The Melbourne Open House Speaker Series returns for 2011. This year there will be two free evenings of informative and stimulating discussion about Melbourne’s built environment. Evening One – Good Design Case Studies Date: 6.30pm, July 5, 2011 Venue: Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston Street Presented By: Melbourne Open House + DPCD This is an opportunity for the people of Melbourne to listen to some of our great architects and designers discuss the ideas behind their work. Speakers will present their work and capture your imagination. Come, learn and be inspired. 6:30pm Tim Leslie Melbourne Open House 6:35pm Moderator Chair 6:45pm Kerstin Thompson Kerstin Thompson Architects Webb Street Townhouses, Fitzroy 6:55pm Clare McAllister and Karen Alcock MA Architects (formerly of Neometro) Wynnstay Road Apartments, Prahran 7:00pm George Metaxas Metaxas Architects Former Tram Engine House, Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne…

Call for Papers: AAANZ Annual Conference, 2011 – Wellington, New Zealand

AAANZ Annual Conference, 2011 – ‘Contact’ 7-9 December 2011, Victoria University of Wellington Announcing the 2011 Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual conference, on the theme of ‘Contact’ to be held at Victoria University, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Wellington, New Zealand Delegates are advised that the format of the 2011 conference is different from recent conferences in that there is no Call for Sessions, only a Call for Papers. Delegates are asked to address one of the major strands of the conference in their proposals. Papers will be placed into cognate groupings within these broad strands. This form is being adopted in the interests of coherence and to streamline the timetabling of sessions. Your cooperation is appreciated. The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand 2011 Annual conference is focused on the single overarching theme Contact. ‘Contact’ evokes encounters between…

Conference: David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Melbourne July 4-8, 2011

14th Australasian David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies Melbourne 4-8 July 2011 UPDATED: Full Program now available here. Hosted by La Trobe University with international speakers from England, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, New Zealand, Turkey, and America who will present papers on a range of topics on the long Eighteenth Century. Keynote Speakers Robert Shoemaker, University of Sheffield Elena Marasinova, Moscow State University and Insitute of History, Russian Academy of Science Douglas Fordham, University of Virginia Vincent Denis, University of Paris – Sorbonne Constantine Michaelides, Washington University in St Louis Shirine Hamadeh, Rice University, Texas and The American University in Beirut Chloe Chard, London Wendy Bracewell, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London Karin Wolfe, British School at Rome Mark Ledbury, University of Sydney Conference Sessions Include: Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism Sensibilities and Sociabilities [1] Lived, [2]…

Call for Papers: Art Against the Wall

Call for Papers Art Against the Wall The Courtauld Institute of Art, London Call for Papers Deadline: 15 July 2011 Conference to take place: Saturday, 19 November 2011 Art Against the Wall is the third symposium of The Courtauld’s Early Modern department. The symposium will provide an occasion for established and emerging scholars to present and discuss their research together. This one-day symposium will explore the relationship between walls and art in early modern visual culture. During the period 1550-1850 the interplay between work and wall became increasingly complex as art objects began to pull away from the walls which had previously defined them. The enduring association between artistic skill and craft production meant that many art works were often still regarded as elements in overarching decorative schemes; paintings installed in eighteenth-century English domestic interiors, for example, continue to be described…

Exhibition Review: Manet, the Man who Invented Modernity, Paris Musee D’Orsay – Victoria Hobday

Exhibition Review Manet, the Man who Invented Modernity Paris, Musée D’Orsay, 5 April – 17 July 2011 Reviewed by Victoria Hobday Spring weather has at last come to Paris and the Musée d’Orsay, on the banks of the Seine, is exhibiting one of France’s best-loved artists to welcome the season. Manet: The Man Who Invented Modernity, promises a fresh look at the work of this central artist of the late nineteenth century. The choice of a spring exhibition sits well with the vibrant palette and breezy brushwork of Manet. With the staging of the exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay or ‘Impressionism central’ many would indeed say that it is a return to the fold for the great Impressionist artist … mais non, non, non! As any student of  ‘Art History 101- From the Pyramids to Picasso’ thought they knew, Manet…

Funding: Kunsthistorisches Institut Doctoral Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship on Human Aging

Kunsthistorisches Institut Doctoral Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship on Human Aging Doctoral Fellowship (3 years) & Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 years) In conjunction with the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging), the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (Max-Planck-Institut) seeks to appoint a doctoral and a postdoctoral fellowship to pursue studies in Art History with a focus on human aging starting in January 2012. The MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) is an international graduate program launched by the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging). The program focuses on topics of aging ranging across the full spectrum of the behavioral and social sciences, biology, law and the humanities. Each fellow enrolled in the MNARS will be affiliated with one participating Max Planck Institute. During the first six months of the MNARS all doctoral and postdoctoral fellows will study together at the Max…

NGV Lecture: The Poussin Project

NGV Lecture The Poussin Project Carl Villis, Conservator or European paintings before 1800 Nicholas Poussin’s Crossing of the Red Sea (c. 1634) is one of the National Gallery of Victoria’s most prized paintings. For NGV conservator Carl Villis, thanks to a special grant from French bank BNP Paribas, a full year has been set aside to complete restoration of the work, and to publish weekly updates on the NGV website. Join Carl for a discussion of the work undertaken so far, and the opportunity to ask questions. Speaker: Carl Villis, Conservator or European paintings before 1800. Date: Saturday 4 June, 2pm. Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International. Cost: $12 NGV Member / $18 non-member. Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily. Event code: M1127 or see website. For further information on the Poussin project see the NGV website.

Lecture: Predicaments of Painting Indigenous Presence in Central Australia: Early Papunya Boards in Circulation, Fred Myers

Predicaments of Painting Indigenous Presence in Central Australia: Early Papunya Boards in Circulation Professor Fred Myers, Silver Professor of Anthropology, New York University This paper considers a predicament in the constitution of Aboriginal acrylic painting in Central Australia. Begun in 1971 as a translation of ritually-based designs into a new medium, the international success of the painting movement attests to their recontextualization from ‘ritual’ to ‘art.’ While much of the iconography in the early acrylic paintings was later considered inappropriate to have circulated – even in the art world – the paintings themselves have continued to be exhibited, and they are considered to be the most authentic forms of presenting authentic indigeneity. At the same time as Western Desert painters have always insisted on the paintings as revealing the indigenous claims to identification with the land, changing styles of painting and…

Symposium: Scoping the future of cultural enrichment through cultural materials conservation

Symposium Scoping the future of cultural enrichment through cultural materials conservation 16th June 2011, Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, The University of Melbourne Background Understanding the conservation of material culture is framed by the values obtained from diverse and broad disciplines. Together the values identify the line of best fit to inform our understanding of a material that is uniquely constructed and aged in an array of climatic conditions. This one-day conservation symposium organised by the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (CCMC) includes five panels on current materials based research in Australia across the themes of conservation methodologies, data management, climate and materials, imaging and non-destructive analysis and materials analysis. Research draws on a number of research grants awarded by the Australian Research Council including The Twentieth Century in Paint, and strong institutional engagement across Australia, Southeast Asia, the UK…

Melbourne Conversations: Talk Blak, Talking back: Conversations on Political Blak Art

Media commentary and debate around Indigenous identity and history is a topical subject. Join the conversation around the contribution that politically engaged urban based contemporary Indigenous visual artists have made to issues of identity, culture, racism and history. Date: Thursday 2 June 2011 Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Entry from 5.30pm Venue: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne Panellists: Mr Vernon Ah Kee – Visual Artists and member of collective proppaNOW, Queensland. Ms Bindi Cole – Visual Artist, Melbourne. Dr Tony Birch – Writer, Historian and Curator, Melbourne. Moderator: Daniel Browning, Producer/Presenter of Awaye! ABC Radio National. For more information see the Melbourne Conversations website.