Author: Katrina Grant

Funding | Power Publications Dissertation Prize for Indigenous Art Research

Power Publications is pleased to announce that it will award a dissertation prize for the best PhD, DPhil or Master by Research written on Indigenous art. Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, this prize supports new research and writing on Indigenous art within a scholarly context. The prize is not restricted to authors of Indigenous heritage. Academic supervisors will be invited to nominate candidates and a jury led by Professor Ian McLean, of the University of Melbourne, will select an awardee. The prize will be financial ($2,000) and the winning author will be invited to present their research at the University of Sydney. Application requirements: The 2017 round of the award is currently open and applications can be made via Submittable Applicants for the 2017 award must have completed and defended their dissertation in the calendar year 2016 Applications for the 2017…

Call for Papers | FRANFEST (Feminist Renewal Art Network) Symposium: Feminism, Art and Activism 40 years | Art Gallery of South Australia

16-17 September 2017 | Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary feminist practices: 16 September Gender and the Museum: 17 September FRANFest to be held in South Australia, is a month-long, multi-venue event highlighting the work of women (and gender-diverse and non-binary) artists from 25 August-24 September 2017.  The aim of the festival is to survey the history and contemporary practice of art that is aligned with feminist concerns and, where relevant, to acknowledge Adelaide-based developments. FRANFest commemorates an event 40 years ago, The Women’s Show (1977), an Adelaide-based, nation-wide, open-selection exhibition associated with second-wave feminism. The 2-day symposium (16-17 September) is being held in conjunction with the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Australian Institute of Art History and the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, University of Adelaide.   Day 1 (Saturday 16/9) covers contemporary feminist art practices, feminist histories…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 14th July 2017

Jobs Australia Curator (designated role for Australian First Nations Curator), ACCA, Melbourne – deadline 4th August 2017 Grimwade Collection Curator, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne – deadline 6th August 2017 Curator, Published Collections, Australian War Memorial – deadline 24th July 2017 International Writer in Residence 2018, Victoria University of Wellington (Writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society and culture, are eligible to apply) – deadline 30th September 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher in Tibetan Art, SOAS University of London – deadline 2nd August 2017, “Art Studies” Full-Time Fixed-Term Position (Associate Professor), Ritsumeikan University, Osaka – deadline 20th July 2017 Funding and Awards Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art – deadline 25th October 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowshipship “History of Knowledge” (Lund Univ.) – deadline 15th September 2017…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 7th July 2017

Jobs Australia Executive Director, NAVA – deadline 4th August 2017 Director, Public Programs, National Archives of Australia – deadline 14th July 2017 International Curator, Early Modern Collections, British Library – deadline 11th July 2017 Research Fellow: Intangible Cultural Heritage, University of Hertfordshire – deadline 21st August 2017 Research Fellow: Art and Public Engagement, University of Hertfordshire – deadline 21st August 2017 Calls for Papers Building the Scottish Diaspora (University of Edinburgh, 17-18 Nov 2017) – deadline 24th July 2017 Jewellery Matters – Context and Material Research (Amsterdam, November 16 – 17, 2017) – deadline July 31, 2017 The Tableau Vivant: Across Media, History, and Culture (Columbia University, New York, 30 November – 2 December 2017) – deadline 30th July 2017 2018 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference (Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, 22–25 March 2018) – deadline 15th September 2017…

Workshop | Some Artists and Philosophers Walked into a Room | VCA

Some Artists & Philosophers Walked into a Room… Tuesday 11 July, 2017 – 9.30am-5.30pm Theme: A work might be experienced in numerous ways—in person, online, across multiple versions, as a record, diagram, report, description, witness account, podcast, video, plan, remix, or even as a scalable aggregate of elements. Perhaps, once we consider the world of a work of art as a constellation of elements, the indeterminacy of art is given a more conspicuous materiality. Where is a work of art? Is there an optimum or primary point of entry into a work of art? Chairs: Sean Lowry (VCA) and Jenny McMahon (Philosophy, Adelaide) Presenters: Barbara Bolt, Elizabeth Burns Coleman, Edward Colless, Cate Consandine, Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, Justin Clemens, Cynthia Freeland, Vanessa Godden, Andrew Goodman, Paul Guyer, Raafat Ishak, Kate Just, Tessa Laird, Claire Lambe, Sean Lowry, David Macarthur, Mohan Matthen,…

Lecture | Dr Christopher Heathcote – Discovering Dobell | TarraWarra Museum of Art

William Dobell Gentleman conversing with a prawn 1970 oil on panel 27.8 x 25.4 cm Private collection © Sir William Dobell Art Foundation

2pm, Saturday 22 July Dr. Christopher Heathcote, curator of Discovering Dobell, as he shares his fresh insights into the work of William Dobell. Exploring in detail Dobell’s London years, his portraits of Sydneysiders, and the more experimental New Guinea paintings, Heathcote’s lecture will present a close examination of the artist’s practice, shedding new light on the processes and methods by which the artist developed ideas from sketches to paintings. Exploring in detail Dobell’s London years, his portraits of Sydneysiders, and the more experimental New Guinea paintings, Heathcote’s lecture will present a close examination of the artist’s practice, shedding new light on the processes and methods by which the artist developed his ideas through several drawings and studies to reach one or more paintings. Dr. Christopher Heathcote is one of Australia’s foremost art critics and has written on a broad range of topics…

Call for Papers | Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art Open Issue 1 – 2018

Issue 1, 2018 Open Issue Issue editors: Professor Deborah Ascher Barnstone, (University of Technology, Sydney), and Dr Donna West Brett (University of Sydney). Journal aims and scope The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art (ANZJA) is published by the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ). AAANZ is Australia’s professional body for art and design historians, arts writers, artists, students of art history and theory, and museum professionals. The journal is Australasia’s principal refereed art history journal. ANZJA is dedicated to the study of art history and its various emanations including art practice, theory and exhibition. The editors seek research papers that engage with critical debates and frameworks across art-historical and theoretical enquiry within local and global contexts, plus review essays evaluating publications and exhibitions. Articles must be between 5,000 and 7,000 words (including endnotes) and should be…

Writing and Concepts | Yhonnie Scarce – Product of his Majesty | MUMA

Image: Yhonnie Scarce, Thunder raining poison 2015. Photograph by Janelle Low

Yhonnie Scarce presents: “Product of his Majesty” Thu 6 July 6:00pm at Monash University Museum of Art Ground Floor, Building F, 900 Dandenong Rode, Caulfield East VIC 3145 link to facebook event, follow us on Instagram, or visit our website WRITING & CONCEPTS YHONNIE SCARCE was born in Woomera, South Australia, and belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. Scarce holds a Master of Fine Arts from Monash University. She is one of the first contemporary Australian artists to explore the political and aesthetic power of glass, describing her work as ‘politically motivated and emotionally driven’. Scarce’s work often references the on-going effects of colonisation on Aboriginal people, In particular her research focus has explored the impact of the removal and relocation of Aboriginal people from their homelands and the forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their families. Scarce’s work…

Exhibition | dot, dot, dot […] | : SCA Galleries

Bronwyn Bancroft, Falling Through Time (Riverstone series), 2012. Courtesy of the artist.

The Papunya dot is a powerful symbol of social and cultural identity in Aboriginal art and culture. In a new exhibition at Sydney College of the Arts, a group of artists harness the power that the dot holds for Aboriginal people, as a starting point to explore their own beliefs and ideas that drive them as artists in Australian society. The exhibition titled dot, dot, dot […] is curated by the University of Sydney’s SCA Lecturer, Wingara Mura Fellow and Dharug artist Janelle Evans. It follows an exhibition in Paris in 2012 – Beyond the Papunya Dot curated by Geraldine Le Roux – that exposed the diverse and complex nature of contemporary Indigenous art through the work of nine artists including Janelle Evans. In contrast to the Paris show, dot, dot, dot […], which is a collaborative project of Janelle…

Exhibition and Art Talks | Call of the Avant-Garde Constructivism and Australian Art | Heide MoMA

As part of the soon-to-open ‘Call of the Avant-Garde’ exhibition at Heide MoMA there are a series of floor talks whhere visitors can learn about Russian constructivist art and ideas and key works in the exhibition withy exhibiting artists, social commentators and curators. All talks are included with museum admission. All free with admission, no bookings required. Call of the Avant-Garde | Sunday 9 July, 2pm | An overview of the exhibition with its curators curators Lesley Harding and Sue Cramer Writing and Concepts: Art in the Time Of Trump | Saturday 22 July, 2pm | One hundred years after the Russian revolution, writer and social commentator Ben Eltham discusses dissent and descensus in the current political landscape. (Please be aware that this program has limited capacity.) Rose Nolan and Kerrie Poliness | Saturday 5 August, 2pm | Artists Rose…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 30th June 2017

Jobs Australia Curator of Academic Programs, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne – deadline 23rd July 2017 Director, Art Collection and Exhibitions, Parliament House, Canberra ACT – deadline 9th July 2017 Exhibitions Officer, The Australian War Memorial – deadline 10th July 2017 Senior Art Consultant, Artbank (based in NSW) – deadline 5th July 2017 Collections Documentation and Loans Registrar, Arts Centre Melbourne – deadline 4th July 2017 Program Coordinator (non-ongoing 12month contract), National Portrait Gallery – deadline 10th July 2017 Part Time – Curator & Exhibitions Officer, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery. International Field Director, Hue – Site and Space in Southeast Asia, Power Institute project based in Vietnam – review of applications will begin on 1 August and continue until a successful candidate has been identified. Principal Curator and Head of Exhibitions /Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki…

CFP | PhD Student Workshop – The Transnational in Asian Art | Canberra

The Transnational in Asian Art: Historical and Contemporary Contexts around Migration, Diaspora, Mobility and Cultural Flows Date: 28 September 2017 Venue: Centre for European Studies, Australian National University and National Portrait Gallery, Canberra Conveners: Caroline Turner, Jacqueline Lo, Elly Kent, Alex Burchmore (ANU) Lead speaker: Emeritus Professor Margo Machida (University of Connecticut) The Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University Canberra is issuing a call to PhD scholars who would like to participate and present short papers on their thesis research, in an intensive one day Workshop on 28 September 2017 focussed on The Transnational in Asian Art. Themes Art in Asia has long responded to transnational contexts. The relatively recent delineation of national boundaries, and their permeation through globally imagined online communities, are layered over longstanding currents of migration, familial ties, trade, cultural, religious and educational exchange, war…

Two senior figures of the Australian gallery world receive top honours

Judith Ryan with Warna Jukurrpa (snake dreaming) by PeterJapanangka Blacksmith. Photo via theage.com.au

Two senior figures of the Australian gallery world received top honours in the recent 2017 Queen’s Birthday announcements. Judith Ryan, Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the visual arts, particularly to the museums and galleries sector, as a curator of Indigenous exhibitions, and as an author. Dr Anna Gray, former head of Australian art at the National Gallery of Australia was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant services to the visual arts, as a curator, scholar and historian, to Australian artists and to the promotion of cultural heritage.

Conference | Women in the Creative Arts | Australian National University

Research Conference 10-12 August 2017 School of Music, The Australian National University, Canberra Supported by Gender Institute, The Australian National University; College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University; Australia Council for the Arts The School of Music at The Australian National University is delighted to host this innovative research conference on the creative work of women. This event provides an opportunity for research professionals to gather, present their methodologies, discuss the unique issues surrounding the creative arena, and propose strategies to enhance and enrich their working lives as strong members of an international cultural and artistic voice. The gathering will feature a rich exchange of research ideas, including round-table discussions and panels that develop and enhance practices for women in the creative fields. This event is supported by the College of Arts and Social Sciences, and the…

Symposium | Academia and Bohemia: New Perspectives on the National Gallery School | Victorian College of the Arts

Image: Samuel Calvert, "Sketches at the School of Design [at the National Gallery School]", 30 April 1887, wood engraving, Illustrated Australian News; Source: State Library of Victoria

A free one-day symposium, which presents new perspectives on the National Gallery of Victoria’s Art School, is organised by the Australian Institute of Art History (AIAH) in the Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), as part of the celebrations in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Victorian College of the Arts. Founded in 1867, the National Gallery Art School has remained the leading continuous centre of academic art training in Australia, becoming the first school of the Victorian College of the Arts in 1973, and later affiliating with the University of Melbourne in 1991. You are invited to hear a group of experts, including Michael Varcoe-Cocks (National Gallery of Victoria), Professor Catherine Speck (University of Adelaide), Dr Stephen Mead (independent scholar), Dr Bronwyn Hughes (independent scholar), Ms Alexandra Ellem (University of Melbourne),…