Author: Katrina Grant

Call for Papers: Johan Zoffany and his international contexts

Call for Papers Johan Zoffany and his international contexts Conference, 14 May 2012, at the Royal Academy of Arts and Geological Society, London The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, will be co-hosting a conference on Monday 14 May 2012 to accompany a major exhibition on the eighteenth-century Anglo-British artist Johan Zoffany (1733-1810). The exhibition, Johan Zoffany RA. Society Observed, is curated by Martin Postle (Paul Mellon Centre) with Gillian Forrester (Yale Center for British Art), and MaryAnne Stevens (Royal Academy), and will be held at the Yale Center for British Art from 27 October 2011 to 12 February 2012, and at the Royal Academy of Arts from 10 March to 10 June 2012. Born in Frankfurt in 1733, Johan Zoffany trained as an…

News: BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation launch Your Paintings website

BBC and Public Catalogue Foundation launch Your Paintings website This new initiative from the BBC, the Public catalogue foundation and participating collections and museums from across the UK is not yet finished but it promises to be a fantastic resource for art historians working across a range of topics. The website states that ‘Your Paintings is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country.’ Paintings that will be included on the database are any that are owned by state and local authorities as well as those held in charitable trusts for the benefit of the public. It will include the collections of the major national museum collections,…

Lecture: From Court to Street-gang- Men’s Fashion in 18th-century West Europe Peter McNeil

From Court to Street-gang- Men’s Fashion in 18th-century West Europe Peter McNeil, Professor of Design History, University of Technology, Sydney This lecture explores a range of men’s dress cultures, from the rake to the macaroni; from the servant to the courtier; from the Incroyable to the Revolutionary street gangs called the jeunesse dorée (gilded youth) and the muscadins, who retained aspects of court dress as an affront to the authorities and the sans-culottes. Date: Sat 9 Jul, 3.30pm Cost: $18 Adult / $12 NGV Member / $14 Concession & Student. Bookings 8662 1555 (10am-5pm daily) (Event Code P1192) Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International

Lecture: Kent Larson ‘Changing Places: Responsive housing, mobility systems, and networked intelligence for future cities’

Special Public Lecture Changing Places: Responsive housing, mobility systems, and networked intelligence for future cities Professor Kent Larson To meet the profound sustainability, demographic, and health challenges of the future, new strategies must be found for creating responsive places where people live and work, and the mobility systems that connect them. Professor Kent Larson will present the work of his MIT Media Lab research group to explore the intersection of high-performance housing with urban mobility-on-demand systems, including persuasive electric bike-lane vehicles to encourage exercise, the transformable live-work “CityHome” that functions as if it were much larger, and autonomous parking/charging technology. He will also review the group’s “Living Lab” experiments to better understand and respond to human activity in natural environments including sensing, algorithms, and interfaces for proactive health and energy conservation. Professor Larson brings his insights as an architect, researcher…

‘Audience’ SAHANZ Conference, State Library Queensland, Brisbane July 2011

Audience: The XXVIIIth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, July 7-10, 2011 Conference Theme: Who are the audiences of architectural history? This international conference includes over 70 papers addressing the relationship between architectural history and its audience, inviting reflection upon works of architecture, ideas about architecture and the roles that architects, historians and critics play in projecting audiences for our built past. Keynote Speakers: Mark Jarzombek – Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Associate Dean, MIT School of Architecture and Planning Taro Igarashi – Department of Architecture and Building Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University (supported by the Japan Foundation) Conference Sessions: Australian and New Zealand audiences for modern architecture/ Adaptive re-use as architectural history/ Urban architecture and its histories/ Landscapes of performance and invention for the…

NGV Seminar: Ceramics and their Usages in America and Britain – Lesley B. Grigsby

NGV Seminar: Ceramics and their Usages in America and Britain Lesley B. Grigsby, Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur Museum, Delaware Presented in conjunction with the Ceramics and Glass Circle of Australia. Discover ceramics and their usage in America and Britain in this series of lectures from an internationally acclaimed, earthenware expert. 1. English Drinking Vessels & Traditions in Colonial America Imported English drinking vessels—from slipware to delftware, salt-glazed stoneware and soft paste porcelain – were employed in modest homes and taverns as well as in more elegant settings and at formal public and private celebrations. 2. English and Continental Tin-Glazed Earthenwares An attractive range of delft shapes and decorative motifs will be examined through images of documented objects, archaeological material and period references. 3. Cobalt Ornament on Tin-Glazed Earthenware This talk begins with early, Middle Eastern use of cobalt…

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…