Author: Katrina Grant

Funding: RIBA Research Trust Awards

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Trust Awards Objective The intention of the awards scheme is to support recent architecture graduates who are pursuing research in the field of Architecture. It is anticipated that award winners may in subsequent years undertake a career as skilled researchers in the architectural field. The RIBA may also award applicants who are already further into their careers. Awards may be given to teachers and practising architects with some research interest. Eligibility The awards scheme is open to applicants interested in a wide range of subject matter relevant to the advancement of architecture, and connected arts and sciences, in the United Kingdom. The RIBA Research Trust Award is for a closely defined piece of architectural research. The committee will support practice-led or academic research, but it will not support course fees and subsistence costs for PhD/MPhil or Masters programmes. Awards are given only…

Lecture Series: Inner Worlds – Portraits and Psychology

Inner Worlds – Portraits & Psychology This intriguing exhibition highlights points of intense connection between psychology and portraiture in Australian art and social history. It includes portraits of influential women and men of psychology from World War I to the 1950s, and portraits by artists inspired by the inner worlds of the subconscious from the 1940s to now. In conjunction with the exhibition the National Portrait Gallery is hosting a series of lectures. Saturdays in May and June, 2:00 – 3:00pm. All lectures are free. For further information and enquiries visit the NPG website: http://www.portrait.gov.au/site/programs_category.php?categoryId=47 Lecture series The art of Inner Worlds Date: Saturday 7 May, 2.00 – 3.00pm Venue: Liangis Theatre Dr Christopher Chapman NPG Curator of Inner Worlds explains the development of an exhibition that spans from Surrealism to contemporary art. Christopher discusses the work of Australian artists Albert Tucker,…

Funding: Postdoctoral Research Associates at CASVA (US)

Postdoctoral Research Associates at CASVA The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art seeks to appoint two postdoctoral research associates to support CASVA projects for two-year terms (renewable for a third year). Incumbents conduct full-time advanced scholarly research under the direction of a dean and as defined by the parameters of long-term research projects of the Center. Research associates are employees of the National Gallery of Art and are entitled to full use of the Gallery’s research facilities and services. As members of the Center’s scholarly community, research associates are expected to participate in the ongoing activities of the Center. They are also encouraged to pursue their own scholarly research. The positions require a PhD in one of the following fields: Early modern Italian art and architecture 18th- and 19th-century architecture and…

Call for Papers: Renaissance Society of America 2012, Washington

Call for Papers The Fifty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America Washington, D.C. 22-24 March 2012 The Program Committee invites submissions for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Renaissance Studies, or the era ca. 1300-1650. You need not be a member of RSA to submit a proposal, but if your paper is accepted you must become a member and register for the conference. Proposals are evaluated by the Program Committee for their scholarly contribution to an aspect of the field. Each proposed paper must include: contact information for author; title; abstract (150 word maximum); keywords; and a one-page curriculum vitae. Proposals may be submitted by individual scholars, by RSA Discipline Representatives, or by Representatives of Associate Organizations. Only individuals may submit single papers, and they may submit one proposal; Disciplines and Associate Organizations submit complete sessions only. Any…

Exhibition: Vernacular Cultures and Contemporary Art from Australia, India and the Philippines

Vernacular Cultures and Contemporary Art from Australia, India and the Philippines 3 May – 17 June LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art Curated as part of La Trobe University’s 2011 Festival of Ideas, this exhibition features contemporary artists whose work incorporates expressions of indigenous and/or locally specific popular cultures. Examining diverse practices that engage themes including surf culture, tattoo designs, informal architectural and colloquial language, the exhibition asks how contemporary artists remobolise vernacular cultures to interrogate and mediate the cultural ethics of globalisation. La Trobe University Museum of Art La Trobe University Ground floor, Glenn College Bundoora Campus Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm. Free admission http://www.latrobe.edu.au/luma

Art Talk: Penny Byrne

Art Talks: Free Lunchtime Lecture Penny Byrne Penny Byrne has been described as a political cartoonist who uses ceramics. Highly regarded as a leading authority on ceramic restoration, Byrne started making her own work in 2001; it covers a range of contemporary issues from the environment to Australian and American politics and lampoons the failings of contemporary society. The artist’s reworked ceramic figurines – often made from the kitsch remnants of someone else’s interior design disaster – have captured people’s imagination and incited much commentary with their witty and unapologetic imagery. Penny Byrne will be speaking about her career as an artist and conservator (and the move from the latter to the former) in a free public lecture at the Chadstone campus. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and learn more about one of Australia’s most talented sculptors. When: 12.30…

EVCS: David R. Marshall ‘Eugene Von Guérard and Daylesford: His Paintings for W.E. Stanbridge’

David R. Marshall Eugene Von Guérard and Daylesford: His Paintings for W.E. Stanbridge This paper, which arises from research for the catalogue for Ruth Pullin’s Eugene Von Guérard exhibition, currently on display at the NGV, examines Von Guérard’s views of the Daylesford district and their preparatory studies. It explores the interaction between Von Guérard’s training as a topographical artist in Italy and Germany and the picturesque mindset of the colonial public to whom his paintings were addressed. It also looks at the role of W.E. Stanbridge of Wombat Park as patron. Date: 6:30pm, Monday 2nd May Venue: Room 150 Elisabeth Murdoch Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville All Welcome Drinks and nibbles provided (gold coin donation appreciated). The seminar will be followed by dinner in Lygon St. Please RSVP Mark Shepheard (shepm@unimelb.edu.au) if you plan to join us for dinner.

Lecture: Dale Kent ‘Images of Friendship from Renaissance Florence from Dante to Michelangelo’

Joseph Burke Lecture, 2011 Images of Friendship from Renaissance Florence from Dante to Michelangelo Professor Dale Kent The question of whether true friendship could exist in an era when patronage shaped most social relations occupied Renaissance Florentines as it had the ancient Greeks and Romans whose culture they admired and emulated. Rather than attempting to measure Renaissance friendship against a universal ideal defined by essentially modern notions of disinterestedness, intimacy and sincerity, I will explore the meaning of love and friendship as they were represented in Renaissance images, drawn from a repertoire of Christian and classical themes, and embracing the relationship between heavenly and human friendship. Dale Kent has returned to live in Melbourne after a distinguished academic career in the United States of America where she held positions as Professor of History, University of California, Riverside and then Professor Emerita…

Lecture: The tale of the 1880 Atlas des Plans de Paris

The tale of the 1880 Atlas des Plans de Paris Michael Shirrefs Atlas des Plans de Paris is a remarkable book containing reproductions of ancient maps showing the development of Paris, from its beginnings in Roman times as a village in the middle of the Seine. Former Creative Fellow Michael Shirrefs will discuss his research into the book’s origins. This talk is part of the Collection Reflections series, in which State Library Creative Fellows and staff discuss the Library’s amazing collections and display fascinating collection items. It’s a free event, but bookings are required. Date: Tuesday 3 May 2011, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Cost: Free Bookings and Enquiries: Book online; Email bookings@slv.vic.gov.au; Tel 03 8664 7099. Venue: State Library of Victoria, Cowen Gallery, Level 2a (wheelchair accessible).

Call for Papers:Experimental Arts Conference

Call for Papers Experimental Arts Conference 19-20 August 2011  Main Conference and Discussion Forum and 17-18 August 2011 National Postgraduate Conference, both at  Scientia Building, UNSW Deadline for Abstracts: 27 April 2011 “We have entered the experimental age…Experiments are no longer conducted just in the laboratory. They have become collective experiments that concern each and every one of us.” Bruno Latour, 2004 What is experimentation? What makes art ‘experimental’? What are the results of aesthetic experiments and why do we need them? Could artists invent new modes of experimentation with/for science? What are the differences between experiments and inventions; experiments and failures; experiment and innovation? How do we set up ethico-scientific-aesthetic experiments? This conference will showcase and discuss innovative arts projects by leading practitioners, thinkers and research groups that model new forms of transdisciplinarity and offer new ways of addressing real-world issues.…

Funding: Scholarships at the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: Change Program Scholarships Scholarships are available in the new ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, working with Professor David Lemmings in the OChange¹program. Value Opportunities include: ·      Full scholarship to the value of $26,000 per annum; or ·      Supplementary scholarship to the value of $5,500 per annum. Each scholarship offers the recipient a travel/accommodation allowance of up to $13,500 in order to conduct research in Europe. The type and number of scholarship(s) will be determined in consideration of the available funding and the number of suitable applications. Term Up to three years, with a possible six month extension. Discipline/Research Topic The topics for study should relate to emotions in Europe (including Britain), 1100-1800 and particularly to collective emotion and its influence on major socio-cultural, political and economic change. Eligibility is not limited to candidates in…

Funding: Caroline Villers Research Fellowship Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Caroline Villers Research Fellowship Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London The Courtauld together with the Trustees of the Caroline Villers Research Fellowship, has established a Research Fellowship in memory of Caroline Villers. The purpose of the Fellowship is to promote research in the interdisciplinary field of Technical Art History: the application of technical, scientific and/or historical methods, together with close observation, to the study of the physical nature of the work of art in relation to issues of making, change, conservation and/or display. Research proposals for the Fellowship will be welcomed from researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines that relate to the study and conservation of works of art. The Fellowship is not intended to provide funding for any part of a PhD thesis. The length of project and level of funding will depend on the candidate, their availability and…

Call for Papers: Early Modern Merchants as Collectors

Call for Papers Early Modern Merchants as Collectors Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, June 15-16, 2012 Deadline: May 31, 2011 Context In 1615, Vincenzo Scamozzi highlighted the importance in Venice of the merchant-collectors Bartolomeo dalla Nave and Daniel Nijs by including descriptions of their collections in his L’Idea della architettura universale.  Scholarship has also moved beyond the consideration of the artist and the patron as the principal protagonists in the history of collecting.  As a result, merchants are now being regarded by historians as influential collectors in their own right. With the 1985 publication of The Origin of Museums, a collection of conference papers edited by Oliver Impey and Arthur MacGregor, the Ashmolean Museum became established as a leading institution for research in the history of collecting. Recently re-opened with innovative galleries displaying objects exploring the theme ‘Crossing Cultures Crossing Time’, the new Ashmolean now affords an opportunity to re-visit the 1985 conference topic and not only to…

Conference: Transformations in Cultural Communication, RMIT 14th – 15th April, 2011

Transformations in Cultural Communication RMIT 14th – 15th April, 2011, Melbourne The first few years of social media brought new approaches to audience engagement, emphasising knowledge sharing through open platforms. As organisations explored the potential of social media, they focused on the impact this would have on their internal practices. Today there is growing emphasis on how these seemingly democratic forms of communication can support and develop culturally diverse audiences. Transformations in Cultural Communication offers a unique opportunity to draw together leading researchers and professionals in the field of cultural communication to explore the tangible ways in which social media can engage culturally diverse audiences. It draws on national and international experience in mobile technologies, education, cultural diversity and industry/community partnerships to address cultural diversity beyond the polemics of inclusion. This symposium provides an excellent opportunity to address highly charged and…

Lecture: Jan Gehl ‘Cities for People’

Cities for People Jan Gehl In his new book Cities for People, Gehl writes “City life and regard for people in city space must have a key role in the planning of cities and built-up areas.” Renowned Danish architect Jan Gehl, and frequent visitor to  Melbourne, will discuss his new book, his life long experience of urban development and the increasing connections between physical form and human behaviour. Join this timely conversation as Melburnians grapple with the issues of growth, liveability and sustainability. Moderators: Professor Rob Adams, Director of City Design for the City of Melbourne and Jill Garner, Associate Victorian Government Architect, The Office of Victorian Government Architect will form a panel discussion with Jan Gehl following his lecture. Time: 6.00 to 7.15pm – entry from 5.30pm Date: Monday 2 May 2011 Venue: Lower Town Hall, Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne Free Entry – RSVP essential:…