Author: Katrina Grant

Funding: Summer Scholarships at the National Library of Australia

Summer Scholarships at the National Library of Australia The National Library of Australia offers annual summer scholarships to tertiary students.  These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the family of the late Norman McCann (a former National Library Council Member), and of John and Heather Seymour. The summer scholarships were established to support younger scholars undertaking any research which can be supported by the Library’s collections.  Preference for Norman McCann Scholarships will be given to those working in the disciplines of Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies. Preference for Seymour Scholarships will be for those undertaking biographical research. The scholarships are tenable for a period of six weeks commencing on the first working day of January each year. Who can apply? The scholarships are open to tertiary students who have commenced postgraduate study and are…

Funding: Study Grants to work with Japanese Collections at National Library of Australia

Study Grants to work with Japanese Collections at National Library of Australia Applications for the 2011-12 Japan Study Grant program are now open and will close on 30 September 2011. The purpose of the grants is to support research by scholars based outside the Canberra area who wish to use the National Library’s Japanese collections for their study. Applicants must be resident in Australia. Information for applicants and referees Japan Study Grants are open to postgraduates, honours students, academic staff or independent researchers in Australia who wish to use the Japan-related collections of the National Library for their research. Japan Study Grants are offered for periods of up to four weeks and support travel to Canberra and livings costs. Grants are not available to those living in the Australian Capital Territory or Queanbeyan. Grant holders will receive an honorarium to…

Behind the Scenes In the Department of Photography at the NGV

Behind the Scenes In the Department of Photography at the NGV Join NGV curators for a rare behind the scenes look at some early photographs and an informal conversation in the Department of Photography with Larry J Schaaf, Director of The Correspondence of William Fox Talbot Project and photo historian. Speakers Prof Larry J Schaaf and Isobel Crombie, Senior Curator, Photography, NGV Date: 2pm, Friday 14 October, 2011 Venue: Meet Information Desk, Ground Level, NGV International Cost $20 Adult / $16 NGV Member / $18 Student (bookings essential, places limited) Program Bookings 03 8662 1555 – Event code P11249

Lecture: ‘I have captured a shadow!’ William Henry Fox Talbot and the invention of photography

NGV Lecture ‘I have captured a shadow!’ – William Henry Fox Talbot and the invention of photography Frustrated by his appalling draughtsmanship, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) was compelled to invent the art of photography. Drawing on extensive archives of original photographs, manuscripts and letters, Larry J Schaaf argues that beyond the necessary act of invention, Talbot grew into the first artist to be taught by photography. Speaker Prof Larry J Schaaf, Director of The Correspondence of William Fox Talbot and independent photo historian and consultant based in Baltimore, Maryland. He taught photography and photographic history at The University of Texas at Austin, where he worked with the Gernsheim Collection of photography. Dr. Schaaf is the author of numerous books and journal articles on the early history of photography. Since 1999, he has been the Editor of ‘The Correspondence of…

News: Gerard Vaughan announces retirement from NGV in July 2012

Gerard Vaughan announces retirement from NGV in July 2012 Press Release from the NGV reads: After thirteen years as Director National Gallery of Victoria, Dr Gerard Vaughan today announced he would retire from his role as Director in July 2012. Dr Vaughan was originally appointed Director of the NGV in 1999. Dr Vaughan said today that he believed the time was right to retire from his role: “In any field of endeavor knowing when to leave a role is crucial. I believe this is the right time to bow out. “I am very proud of our achievements over the past 12 years, and am confident the NGV is in good shape for the future. It has been a great privilege and pleasure to serve Victoria in the role of NGV Director. “In 2011 NGV celebrated its 150th anniversary, a very…

Exhibition – Parole Viaggiante: Angela Cavalieri’s Travelling Words

Opening and Public Programs Parole Viaggiante: Angela Cavalieri’s Travelling Words 14 September – 28 October Opening of “Parole Viaggianti: Angela Cavalieri’s Travelling Words” To be opened by professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History at the Australian National University. Date: Monday 19th September 2011, 6-8pm. Venue: LUMA Latrobe University Museum of Art Public Programs Angela Cavalieri in Conversation Date: Friday 7th October 2011, 2-3pm. Venue: LUMA Latrobe University Museum of Art Maroondah Art Gallery Curator Wendy Garden will talk to Angela Cavalieri about the literary, architectural and cultural sources of the works forming the focus of the current exhibition. Following the discussion visitors are invited to enjoy afternoon tea with Angela and LUMA staff. About the exhibition Angela Cavalieri’s work explores the art of writing and storytelling. In this exhibition Cavalieri draws on her Italian…

Call for Papers: Framing Lives 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association

Call for Papers Framing Lives: The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association 17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia Deadline for paper and panel proposals: 15 November 2011 Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2011 Conference website: http://www.iaba2012.com The Humanities Research Centre and National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, present Framing Lives, the 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association. The field of auto/biography and life narrative studies is dynamic and interdisciplinary. Founded in 1999, the International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) is the leading international forum for scholars, critics and practitioners. The Framing Lives conference will feature distinguished international speakers and events at the National Portrait Gallery and other national collecting institutions. Framing Lives draws attention to the extraordinary turn to the visual in contemporary life narrative: to graphics and animations, photographs and…

Book launch: Grace McQuilten ‘Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design’

Book launch Grace McQuilten ‘Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design‘ Anthony White, Senior Lecturer, Art History, School of Culture and Communication, the University of Melbourne will launch Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design. In this book, McQuilten asks the contemporary art world to be honest about the pervasive effects of co modification and the difficulty of staging critique. The book examines the collusion of ‘art’ and ‘design’ in contemporary artistic practices in order to find avenues of critique in a commercially driven cultural landscape. Date: Thursday 15th September, 6:30pm Venue: Readings Bookshop, Carlton Free no need to book. An exhibition curated by Grace McQuilten is currently on at the Ian potter Museum at the University of Melbourne – http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/art_exhibitions_browse.aspx?category=current http://www.readings.com.au/event/grace-mcquilten-book-launch-of-art-in-consumer-culture-mis-design

Funding: Doctoral fellowship and student assistant position, Florence

Doctoral fellowship and student assistant position, Florence Florence, Italy, December 01, 2011 Application deadline: Sep 15, 2011 The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut seeks to appoint a doctoral fellowship (1-2 years) and a student assistant position (80h/month) to pursue studies in Art History. The positions will be affiliated to the Max Planck Research-Group Objects in the Contact Zone: The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things One of the major challenges facing art history today is the issue of globalization with its cultural implications – both regarding retrospective historical narratives and contemporary methods. As scholarship and museum audiences alike are becoming more and more internationalized, a (self-) critical analysis of disciplinary standpoints seems more important than ever and is at the center of ongoing discussions within and beyond academia. Starting December 1, 2011, the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut will establish…

CFP: Temporality in public arts practice (Newcastle, 29-30 Mar 12)

Temporality in public arts practice (Newcastle, 29-30 Mar 12) Newcastle upon Tyne, March 29 – 30, 2012 Deadline: Sep 30, 2011 Duration: an international, interdisciplinary conference exploring the temporality of contemporary public arts practice. The conference is part of AV Festival 2012. Please e-mail abstracts (300 words) for 20 minute presentations of papers, reflections on practice or proposals for 1hr workshops to info@intersectionspublicart.org.uk Intersections invites papers and presentations of work that explore the tensions between permanence and temporality in contemporary public arts practice. Public Art engages with issues of societal change, policy-making and environmental specificities, all of which unfold at a unique pace. Critical practice and new technologies can engage, disrupt or challenge this pace by working across time and space. Possible themes include, but are not restricted to: Permanent / Ephemeral: how do ephemeral practices disrupt, agitate or question the permanence…

Funding: Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, New York

Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, New York Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Application deadline: Nov 1 2011, 2011 The Institute of Fine Arts announces a postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the A. W. Mellon Foundation. This award will be for academic years 2012 – 2014. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be in residence at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. The fellowship is held in conjunction with the IFA/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation review of research and teaching in the fields of art history, archaeology and conservation. This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience at a graduate level and while participating in a major international research initiative. The Fellow is expected to carry out research on a project leading to a major publication. The…

Funding: Trebilcock-Newton Trust Research Fellowship

Trebilcock-Newton Trust Research Fellowship Pembroke College (Cambridge, UK) hopes to elect not later than 1 January 2012 to the following Fellowship with tenure from 1 October 2012:The Trebilcock-Newton Trust Research Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a doctoral degree. The tenure of the Fellowship will be for three years. The holder will be expected to do a limited amount of teaching for the College, but would require the permission of the Governing Body to undertake other paid work. The stipend currently ranges from £20,409 to £23,661 and is reviewed annually. Research Fellows are offered subsidized accommodation, in college if unaccompanied, in college-owned flats or houses if partnered; where accommodation is not required the Trebilcock-Newton Trust Research Fellow will be provided with a study in College. Research Fellows, like…

Funding: Research Associates at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Research Associates at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Two postdocs at University of Western Australia may be of interest to art historians. Research Associate (Historical Curation), ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Shaping the Modern Program • 3 year appointment • Salary: $74,713 p.a. • Plus 17% superannuation • Closing date: Friday 30 September 2011 Full details (pdf) – Research Associate Historical Curation position description The successful candidate will participate on a project under the leadership of Winthrop Professor Susan Broomhall, analysing modern curatorial strategies for interpreting and conveying emotions of the medieval and early modern period, working on Australian, European and post-colonial exhibition spaces. The appointee will bring expertise specifically in medieval or early modern colonial encounters, including relevant languages and will examine how interpretations of medieval and early modern European…

EVCS: Callum Reid ‘Annibale Carracci’s Holy Family at the National Gallery of Victoria’

Callum Reid ‘Annibale Carracci’s Holy Family at the National Gallery of Victoria’ This paper examines the little- studied Holy Family by Annibale Carracci (1560-1609), which hangs in the National Gallery of Victoria, and discusses its style, iconography and position within the artist’s oeuvre. The subject of the ‘Holy Family’ was repeated several times during the artist’s transition from a Bolognese to a Roman style, and it provides a means of studying this development closely through a comparison between each painting: the constancy of theme and figures serves to highlight the critical changes in style. This paper presents the Melbourne Holy Family within the context of these smaller devotional works, considering both the social and personal transitions that they represent. It also brings to light new documents concerning the painting’s provenance and artistic reception. Date: Monday 5th September, 2011, 6:30pm. Venue: Rm 150, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, the University of Melbourne, Parkville. All Welcome. Drinks and nibbles provided (gold coin…

Melbourne Writers Festival – Printmaking and Artists’ Books in Melbourne 1999 – 2010

Melbourne Writers Festival – Art Related Events Printmaking and Artists’ Books in Melbourne 1999 – 2010 Professor Sasha Grishin discusses how print-making and artists’ books have flourished in response to influences including Indigenous printmaking, new technologies, Asian art and zines. Professor Sasha Grishin is Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History at Australian National University. He studied art history at the universities of Melbourne, Moscow, London and Oxford and has served several terms as visiting scholar at Harvard University. He works internationally as an art historian, art critic and curator. In 2004 he was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 2005 he was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Australian art and art history and in 2008 he was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. He has published 17 books…