Author: Katrina Grant

Robert Wilson Decorative Arts Lecture | The Throne Chair – Wolf Burchard | NGV International

The Throne Chair - A Symbol of Status from Antiquity to the Present Day for the Robert Wilson Annual Decorate Arts Lecture 2017. Queen Victoria’s Ivory Throne, India 1840-50, The Royal Collection © Her Majesty The Queen (RCIN 1561) © Her Majesty The Queen

Almost every human culture has created furniture or established seating arrangements that reflect hierarchical distinctions within their society. Wolf Burchard revisits the history of the throne chair from antiquity to the present day, and explores its function and design based on the most intriguing examples known to survive. Speaker Wolf Burchard, Furniture Research Curator, National Trust, London Date: Monday 20th March, 6.30PM Venue: NGV International, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt) Free but bookings required at: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/the-throne-chair-a-symbol-of-status-from-antiquity-to-the-present-day/

Discussion | What has Religion to do with Art?: A panel on Art and the Order of Existence | Power Institute, Sydney

Thomas Crow, Hannah Williams, and Dr. Florian Knothe in conversation with Mark Ledbury The Power Institute with Sydney Ideas is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on the role that religion plays in the making and understanding of art. This will be followed by the launch of Thomas Crow’s new book, No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art. Date: Wednesday 15th March 2017, 6-8pm Venue: Law School Foyer, Level 2 Law School Annex, Eastern Avenue,Camperdown Campus, The University of Sydney Cost: Free and open to all with registration requested here.   LECTURE ABSTRACT Much of what we call art today was created in religious contexts and for spaces of ritual or worship – and many artists of our own ‘secular’ age have been heavily inspired by religious ideas. For this panel the distinguished art historian Thomas Crow, author…

Bus Tour to Wil-im-ee Moor-ing (Mount William greenstone quarry, Lancefield): Open Spatial Workshop – Converging in time

Join Open Spatial Workshop (Terri Bird, Bianca Hester and Scott Mitchell) and guests on a bus tour to the important Wurundjeri heritage site of Wil-im-ee Moor-ing (Mount William greenstone quarry) near Lancefield in regional Victoria. For thousands of years Aboriginal people quarried greenstone (volcanic diorite) from Wil-im-ee Moor-ing/Mount William to make the hatchet heads for their axes. The quarry was the centre of an extraordinary trading network that extended 700 kilometres into New South Wales as well as into South Australia. In 1882 and 1884 Wurundjeri elder William Barak witnessed the final operations of the quarry, describing aspects of its custodial control to anthropologist, Alfred Howitt. On 23rd October 2012, the land title of the Wil-im-ee Moor-ing/Mount William quarry was handed back to Kulin elders and is now under  the  control  of  the Wurundjeri Tribe Land Cultural Heritage Council.More info here:https://www.monash.edu/muma/events/2017/osw-bus-tour Saturday 11 March 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm Pick up:…

Talk | Stray: Adrift in the Anthropocene – Barbara Creed | Power Institute

The Power Institute is pleased to invite you to a book launch and a talk by Barbara Creed, Stray: Human–Animal Ethics in the Anthropocene. Barbara Creed’s timely polemic Stray explores the relationship between human and animal in the context of the stray. To celebrate the launch this new Power Polemics title, Creed will be presenting a lecture exploring the concept of the stray through the visual arts, film and literature, introducing the concept of the anthropogenic stray and exploring the contradictions it embodies. LECTURE ABSTRACT A stray, to stray, the act of straying The stray is the outsider, other, exile, refugee—the one who lives apart from the mainstream or isolated in foreign lands. The idea of straying offers an unusual but rich concept with which to think about the shared animal–human condition and the possible fate of the earth and…

Melbourne Masterclass: Objects, Sounds and Stories of Love

Melbourne Masterclass: Objects, Sounds and Stories of Love Wednesdays 12, 19, and 26 April, 6.00pm-8.30pm Love, a complex emotion to say the least, has inspired artists and creative practitioners for centuries, generating countless artworks, objects, poems, books, musical compositions and films. Over three weeks this masterclass will explore the materiality, visions and sounds of love in response to the exhibition Love: Art of Emotion 1400-1800 held at the National Gallery of Victoria (March 31- June 18 2017); a collaborative project produced with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at the University of Melbourne. Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 draws upon the NGV’s diverse permanent collection to explore the theme of love in art, and the changing representations of this complex emotion throughout the early modern period in Europe. While popular conceptions of love tend to focus upon romantic love, Love: Art of…

Symposium | Mutable Truths -Perspectives on Philippine Contemporary Art Practice | Castlemaine

Mutable Truths -Perspectives on Philippine Contemporary Art Practice Artists – Poklong Anading, Martha Atienza, Lyle Buencamino, Charles Buenconsejo, Buen Calubayan, Marina Cruz, Kawayan de Guia, Leeroy New, Mark Salvatus, Ronald Ventura A decade-long partnership of reciprocal arts residencies between Ateneo de Manila University, through Ateneo Art Gallery, and La Trobe University is being celebrated during the 2017 Castlemaine State Festival. Featuring a group exhibition of contemporary Filipino visual art Mutable Truths at La Trobe University’s Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo and a temporary installation at the Castlemaine Art Museum, La Puerta del Laberinto by Leeory New, this unique project is also the focus for a visual art symposium. All 10 exhibiting artists will participate in the symposium at the Castlemaine Art Museum, providing rare and inspiring insights into contemporary Filipino art. Venue: Phee Broadway Theatre, 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine Date: Friday…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 3rd March 2017

Jobs Australia Kinnane Curatorial Intern, UQ Art Museum – deadline 12th March 2017 Director, Curatorial & Museums, Sydney Living Museums – deadline 19th March 2017 Project Coordinator – Collection Digitisation, Parliament House Art Collection, Parliament of Australia, Canberra – deadline 12th March 2017 Curator, Visual Art and Design (re-advertised), Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG), Launceston – deadline 10th March 2017 International Lecturer / Curator in European Architecture and Design, The University of Glasgow, College of Arts – deadline 19th March 2017 Conservator of Works of Art on Paper (Prints), The Fitzwilliam Museum – deadline 27th March 2017 University Lectureship in Japanese Art and Material Culture, University of Leiden – deadline 1st April 2017 Head of the Institute of Creative Arts, University of Worcester – deadline 23rd March 2017 Part-time Associate Professorships (Non-Tutorial Fellowships) in Fine Art (2 posts), University of Oxford – Ruskin School of…

Talk | Thomas Crow in conversation with Anne Dunlop and Charles Green: Theological Originality in Art?

Date: Friday 10 Mar 2017, 6.00- 7.30pm Venue: Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston St, University of Melbourne Join Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, and Associate Provost for the Arts, New York University in conversation with The University of Melbourne’s Anne Dunlop, Herald Chair in Fine Arts and Charles Green, Professor of Contemporary Art, for the launch of Professor Crow’s most recent publication, No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art. Thomas Crow’s research interests are both wide, spanning the 18th century to contemporary art, and deep. He has been a leader in reformulating art history and its research over recent decades. No Idols focuses on the inescapably linked but nonetheless distinct areas of art, theology and religion which, seeks to recover the theological import in the work of Sister Mary Corita Kent and five other essential artists…

Lecture | Syria: Ancient History – Modern Conflict – Andrew Jamieson | Melbourne Museum

In this lecture Andrew Jamieson will discuss the forthcoming exhibition Syria: Ancient History – Modern Conflict in the Ian Potter Museum of Art’s Classics and Archaeology Gallery at the University of Melbourne. He explores three decades of fieldwork conducted in the middle and upper Euphrates River valley, which ceased in the region in 2010 as a result of the conflict in Syria. In some cases, artefacts uncovered by the researchers stored on site have been lost or destroyed. The whereabouts of other objects transferred to the Aleppo museum before the war remains unknown. Syria: Ancient History – Modern Conflict seeks to illustrate the key archaeological findings of the Australian research projects in Syria. The exhibition will also draw attention to the current Syrian conflict and the destruction of cultural heritage, most notably at Palmyra. Andrew will also discuss his involvement…

Exhibition | ART & HERBARIUM – Creative Ecological Investigations | Lab 14 Gallery

ARt and HErbarium invite picture

Invite to an art exhibition at Lab-14 This unique collaboration between artists and science investigates how the arts and sciences can enliven each other in unexpected ways. Through its form, practice and reflection /Art & Herbarium/ shows how modes of scientific knowledge and of creative practice continue to be intertwined in this most challenging of centuries. The /Art & Herbarium/ exhibition show works by the artists, who engaged with the Herbarium collection with imagination, sensitivity and intelligence. This exhibition is part of the forthcoming issue of Unlikely – Journal for Creative Arts http://unlikely.net.au. Website: https://www.carltonconnect.com.au/art-herbarium-creative-ecological-investigations/ Exhibition Dates: 2-16 March, 2017 Artists: Tom Bristow, Rosalind Hall, Elizabeth Hickey, Jessica Hood, Bonny Cassidy, Harry Nankin, Josh Wodak Opening Night: 2 March, 6pm Venue: Lab 14 Gallery, 700 Swanston St, Carlton, Vic 3053 Curator: Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier Project team: Tom Bistow & Danielle Wyatt

Call for Submissions for Unlikely Issue 4 ‘Cancelled’

Issue 4: Cancelled Call for Proposals For Creative Art Works Guest Editor: Maia Nichols They say “[t]he time of heroes is over” [1], hoping to bury with it all forms of heroism. Certain key aspects of society are irretrievable, crossed out, eliminated. The exhibition invites artworks that consider how the fields of communication, hacking, design, architecture, activism, scientific or artistic practices produce effects through cancellation, deflection, or discretion. Works selected will be considered for how they approach the intersection between image, text and documentation, and how they address what is presented in the call. Proposals for Creative Works are due March 12th 2017, abstracts for papers are due March 19th 2017. Complete Call For Creative Works at http://unlikely.net.au/news/cancelled-call-for-creative-works Complete Call For Papers at http://unlikely.net.au/news/cancelled-call-for-papers

Call for Submissions | Art and Herbarium – Journal issue

Issue 3: Art and Herbarium Guest Editors: Danielle Wyatt and Thomas Bristow   ART AND HERBARIUM: CREATIVE ECOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS Herbaria and natural history archives must be more than repositories for artifacts and scientific information. Curators of these collections are aware that while the archives have always been invested with human passions, natural collections are now laden with distinctly contemporary affect as ‘nature’ comes under threat from global challenges like species extinction, habitat loss and the impacts of man-made climate change. While natural collections institutions aim to improve our ecological futures through scientific research, it is clear that ecological literacy also requires involving diverse publics in more embodied, empathetic and ethical relationships with the natural systems that sustain our life on this planet. Creative Ecological Investigations #1 (CEI#1) is an art project placing a multidisciplinary selection of artists in contact with…

CFP | New book series – The Material Culture of Art | Bloomsbury Academic

The Material Culture of Art New Book Series, Bloomsbury Academic Series Editor: Michael Yonan, University of Missouri The Material Culture of Art is devoted to scholarship that brings art history into dialogue with interdisciplinary material culture studies. The material components of an object – its medium and physicality – are key to understanding its cultural significance.  Material culture has stretched the boundaries of art history and emphasized new points of contact with other disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, consumer and mass culture studies, the literary movement called “Thing Theory,” and materialist philosophy.  The Material Culture of Art seeks to publish studies that explore the relationship between art and material culture in all of its complexity.  The series is a venue for scholars to explore specific object histories (or object biographies, as the term has developed), studies of medium and the procedures for making…

News | NGV announces inaugural NGV triennial to open December 2017

The NGV has announced the line-up for its inaugural triennial of contemporary art. From the NGV: Featuring the work of 60 artists and designers from 30 countries, the NGV Triennial surveys the world’s best art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives. The inaugural NGV Triennial will open in December 2017. It will be a free exhibition and celebration of contemporary art and design practice that traverses all four levels of NGV International, as well as offering a rich array of programs. The NGV Triennial explores cutting edge technologies, architecture, animation, performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry and sculpture. Visitors will have an opportunity to look at the world and its past, present and future through the eyes of some of the most creative minds working today. See the full list of artists here: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/triennial/ The triennial will also…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 24th February 2017

Jobs Australia Early Career Development Fellow in Art History (focus on contemporary (post-1945) photography), School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney – deadline 9th March 2017 Early Career Development Fellow in Heritage Studies, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney – deadline 12th March 2017 Judith Neilson Chair in Contemporary Art, COFA (Faculty of Art & Design), UNSW – deadline Kinnane Curatorial Intern, UQ Art Museum – deadline 12th March 2017 Gordon Darling Graduate Intern, Curatorial Assistant, Australian Prints, National Gallery of Australia – deadline 9th March 2017 Assistant Registrar, Loans & Exhibitions, National Gallery of Australia – deadline 9th March 2017 Curator of Manuscripts, National Library of Australia – deadline 5th March 2017 Curator/Gallery Team Leader, Bayside City Council – deadline 24th March 2017 Senior Curator – Latrobe Regional Gallery (temporary full time) – deadline 5th March…