Author: Katrina Grant

Symposium | The Art of Attribution: The Catalogue Raisonne in the 21st Century | National Gallery of Australia

The NGA and the Australian Institute of Art History at the University of Melbourne are co-hosting a one-day symposium on the significance and challenges of compiling a catalogue raisonné. Saturday, 15th July 2017 at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra FREE but registration essential https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-art-of-attribution-the-catalogue-raisonne-in-the-21st-century-tickets-34786859433 The catalogue raisonné is a comprehensive listing of the known works by an artist or group, and may be limited in its scope to a particular medium or date range. In Australia, a number of key catalogues raisonnés have been published on artists such as Tom Roberts, George Lambert, Margaret Preston, Bea Maddock, John Brack, and most recently Rupert Bunny. Dialogue around such projects, and their role in the 21st century, provides a meeting point for academia, the museum sector and the wider art world. As the first forum solely focused on the catalogue raisonné…

News | Mardi Nowak New Director of NETS Victoria

NETS Victoria has announced the appointment of Mardi Nowak as Director. From NETS Ms Nowak who trained as an artist has worked as a curator and gallery manager for more than 16 years in the public gallery and local government sector most recently at the Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn. Over the past decade she has developed over 100 exhibitions and programs, working closely with gallery staff, artists and organisations on collection building, artist-in-residence programs and overseeing public art commissions. Sarah Bond, Chair of NETS Victoria: “The Board was won over by Mardi’s significant professional achievement, commitment to the sector and vision. She brings a wealth of management and curatorial experience to the role. We’re looking forward to working with Mardi to deliver our current slate of ambitious and stimulating exhibitions and shape the program going forward.” Mardi Nowak: “I’m really…

2017 Banyule Award for Works on Paper

Calling all Artists – ENTRIES NOW OPEN.   TOTAL PRIZE POOL: $12,000 The Banyule Award for Works on Paper is awarded biennially to an outstanding contemporary work on paper.  It is an acquisitive prize, with the winning artwork entered into the Banyule Art Collection. The Banyule Art Collection is a contemporary collection of art works by leading and emerging Australian artists, including the likes of John Wolseley, Pat Brassington, Brook Andrew, Daniel Moynihan, John Nixon, and Peter Booth, just to name a few. While it includes a range of media it is distinguished by its collection of works on paper. The Banyule Award for Works on Paper capitalises upon this strength by developing this aspect of the collection further. In 2017, the curatorial theme for Banyule Council’s Arts & Culture Program is ‘water’. Water has helped shape and define Banyule, with the Yarra…

Digital Art History Summer School (Málaga, 4-13 Sep 17)

Málaga (Spain), September 4 – 13, 2017 Deadline: Jun 30, 2017 Following the success of the first edition last year, the International Summer School on Digital Art History (DAHSS), a joint initiative of the University of Málaga and the University of Berkeley, will celebrate the second edition from September 4 to 13 (2017), in Málaga (Spain). Under the title of Data-Driven Analysis and Digital Narratives, DAHSS pursues two objectives: a) to configure an interdisciplinary framework to expand the IT skills of students, scholars and professionals dealing with the production, representation and communication of knowledge in the fields of Art History, Visual Culture and Cultural Heritage; b) to build a environment where creative, innovative and collaborative research practices are encouraged and promoted. The course has a theoretical-practical orientation: theoretical exchange and critical discussions will be combined with practical sessions (lab-based sessions), through which…

Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowships 2018 | Australian National University

2018 Theme | Imagining Science and Technology 200 Years after Frankenstein  In 2018, the Humanities Research Centre will be looking at the humanities’ engagement (and failure to engage) with the accelerating fields of science and technology. The questions we will ask concern our understanding and imagining of the implications of our own rapid scientific and technological development. Do we understand the motivation for a billion-dollar medical science industry, for example, one that promises more and more radical forms of genetic engineering? How have artificial intelligence and robotics redefined what it means to be, and to act, human? To what extent is the development of science and technology culturally and ideologically inflected? Does science and technology––should science and technology––contribute to social equity and justice? Where are we in the debate about the mutually abrasive existence of ‘two cultures’? What control do we…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 9th June 2017

Jobs Australia General Manager, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy – deadline 14th July 2017 Deputy Director, Buxton Contemporary, University of Melbourne – deadline 4th July 2017 Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Business Manager – deadline 13th June 2017 Director, Exhibitions and Collections, Australian Centre for the Moving Image – deadline 26th June 2017 Exhibitions Coordinator, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 16th June 2017 International Lecturer in History and Archival Practice, University of Plymouth, Department of History and Art History – deadline 20th June 2017 Teaching Fellow in History and Theory of Art, University College London – Slade School of Fine Art – deadline 15th June 2017 Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication, Leeds College of Art – deadline 22nd June 2017 Funding/Fellowships TRANScuratorial Academy Mumbai – an initiative of KfW Stiftung in collaboration with Goethe-Institut (September 2017) – deadline 14th June 2017 Architecture & … –…

Writing and Concepts | Carolyn Eskdale ” : before : room : after : ” | RMIT Design Hub

Carolyn Eskdale presents: ” : before : room : after : ” Date: Thu 8 June 6:00pm at RMIT Design Hub Venue: Level 3 Lecture Theatre, Building 100, Cnr Victoria and Swanston Streets Carlton More information: link to facebook event or follow on Instagram CAROLYN ESKDALE’S practice encompasses drawing, photography, sculpture, and intervention, working in tension with site as a context and reference. She engages with processes of transformation and reconstruction of actual, remembered and imagined actions, objects, and architectures. Since 1995 Eskdale has worked on an ongoing series of installations and residencies in relation to the domestic interior. Her works feature a systematic use of transference of surface and relations of space & form, through the trace of hand from one surface to another. This represents a formal mechanism or language that enables a reconstruction of material memory. Carolyn…

Exhibition | No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch | Deakin University ‘Pop Up’ Gallery

An exhibition staged by  Deakin University Art Gallery in partnership with community arts organisation The Torch to showcase artworks by Indigenous artists in its latest pop-up exhibition at Deakin’s Downtown site. Open until Friday 14 July, the exhibition “No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch” features works by 11 Indigenous artists who participated in The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prison and Community program. The program supports current and former Indigenous offenders in Victoria by focusing on cultural strengthening and artistic expression in the rehabilitation process. Manager of the Deakin University Art Gallery, Leanne Willis, said the Deakin University Art Gallery was proud to support The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prison and Community program. No Turning Back is a testament to the success of The Torch’s cultural and arts vocational support for Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders. The exhibition provides participants with…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 2nd June 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980, National Gallery of Victoria – deadline 13th June 2017 Assistant Curator of Manuscripts, The National Library of Australia – deadline 18th June 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 16th June 2017 Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 16th June 2017 , Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 14th June 2017 Geelong Gallery, Exhibitions Manager (Part time) – deadline 9th June 2017 Project Manager to deliver Digital Access to Collections Project, GLAM Peak – deadline 14th June 2017 Head of School, School of Literature, Art and Media, University of Sydney – deadline 23rd July 2017 International Lecturer in Art History, University of Sussex – deadline 30th June 2017 (KTP Associate) Academic Research and Engagement Coordinator (National Trust), The University of Manchester – deadline 9th June 2017 Funding/Residencies 2017/18…

Online Resource | Jewish Museum of Australia launches digitised collection

Always excitied to share collection digitistion news, and the Jewish Museum of Australia (based in Melbourne) has recently launched a new website that includes online access to around 3000 objects from their collection, with plans for mroe to be added. We couldn’t be more excited to launch our digital collection, along with a very smart looking new website. Senior Curator and Collection Manager Juliette Hanson (pictured) says: The Internet Museum (IMu) is a very exciting and important project for the Jewish Museum. It will increase the level of access to our collection immeasurably by opening it up to international audiences, as well as allowing local researchers and visitors to engage with the collection before and after their visit to the Museum. Our remarkable collection contains over 20,000 objects and stories. For the past year the collections team have been busily working to make…

News | Zara Stanhope appointed as new Head of Asian and Pacific Art at QAGOMA

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines has announced that renowned curator Zara Stanhope (most recently Principal Curator and Head of Programmes, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki) as the Gallery’s Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art. From QAGOMA ‘We are delighted to welcome Zara, who has over 20 years’ experience in curatorial and collection management in lead roles in art institutions in Australia and New Zealand,’ Mr Saines said. ‘Along with an expansive curatorial practice focusing on Australian, New Zealand and Pacific art, she will bring to the Gallery a great depth of strategic thinking, management experience and strong local and international networks. ‘As head of the Gallery’s dynamic Asian and Pacific art team, Zara will have responsibility for QAGOMA’s flagship exhibition series, The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, and its world…

Writing & Concepts | Anthony Carew – ‘So, What Did You Think?’: Asshole Opinions and Critical Criticism | Neon Parc

Anthony Carew presents: “So, What Did You Think?”: Asshole Opinions and Critical Criticism. Saturday 3 June 3:00pm at Neon Parc, 15 Tinning Street Brunswick link to facebook event or follow us on Instagram ANTHONY CAREW is a Melbourne-based writer, critic, broadcaster, DJ, and music consultant. Since 2000, he has hosted the weekly radio show The International Pop Underground on RRR FM. He’s DJ’d events from album launches to museum exhibitions, house parties to weddings. And, in recent years, covertly curated countless playlists for a top-secret online streaming service. As well as writing the scathing movie-review column Film Carew, he is a regular contributor to The Music, The Age, The Big Issue, Metro, and Screen Education, typing about music and cinema without fear or favour. He has hosted Q&As at MIFF, spoken at the Emerging Writers Festival, and presented a paper…

News | Wiradjuri artist, Amala Groom joins the board of NAVA

Wiradjuri artist, Amala Groom, has been elected unopposed as the first Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Representative Director on the board of the NAVA. From NAVA Amala Groom is a New South Wales based conceptual artist whose practice is informed by, and reflects, Aboriginal methodologies, epistemologies and ways of being. Her work, as a form of passionate activism, delivers insightful commentary on contemporary society, politics and race relations. Groom said today, “It is both an honour and a privilege to have been nominated to hold the first dedicated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Director’s position on the NAVA Board. I bring to the role both my personal expertise as a practitioner and my background in Aboriginal political and legal advocacy. My voice is one of the many thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual artists, curators, writers,…

Entries open for this year’s Bowness Photography Prize

Entries are now open for the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. This year the winner of the prize will take home $30,000 – which is $5,000 more than previous years. For the first time in the history of the prize, Monash Gallery of Art will acquire the winning entry. Established by MGA Foundation in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the prize is open to any Australian photographer – established or emerging – and all genres of photography are eligible, as long as the work has been produced in the past year. There are no thematic restrictions. The exhibition of finalists also highlights some of the most interesting work being created by Australian photographers today. In this respect, the Bowness Photography Prize has become an important annual survey of contemporary photography in Australia. Previous winners include Valerie Sparks, Joseph McGlennon, Petrina Hicks and Pat Brassington. This year’s judge panel consists of…

Call for Papers | The Art Residency in Context

While art residencies are often used as experimental sites for cultural exchange and social engagement, and sometimes also as “laboratories” for ecology or cooperation between art and sciences, their relevance has also been questioned due to the infinitely overlapping, global and seemingly inconsequential political territory they inhabit. For our next issue, we invite contributors from diverse disciplines to submit essays and reviews that discuss the global phenomenon of the art residency from a high variety of possible angles, including (not restricted to): The political meaning of cooperation in art residencies as international forms of cultural exchange. Types of residencies; themes, formats and ways of organizing residencies; their public programmes, exhibitions and events. The idea of “site” and of local political and cultural interaction in art residencies. Art residencies in context: art, geopolitics and neoliberalism. The relationship between residencies and local…