Author: Katrina Grant

Photography in Focus | National Gallery Victoria

Saturday 20 May, 10am – 4.30pm, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International What photography trends are inspiring current photography practice and what can we expect to see in future? Explore key areas of photography including portraiture, performance and the role of the artist as curator in a series of talks and discussions. Program Introduction to NGV Festival of Photography Susan van Wyk, Senior Curator, Photography, NGV Eye of the Beholder: The Photographic Portrait (Session One) Dr Daniel Palmer, Associate Professor, Art Theory Program, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University David Rosetzky , artist Susan van Wyk, Senior Curator, Photography, NGV The Artist as Curator as Artist (Session Two) Dr Kyla McFarlane, Acting Curatorial Manager, Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Patrick Pound, artist Maggie Finch, Curator, Photography, NGV  Photography and the Question of Making Visible…

Cancelled – Writing & Concepts at RMIT Design Hub | Bryce Ives – Restrictions x Freedom

From the organisers – This event has been cancelled due to illness and will be rescheduled to a later date – apologies for any inconvenience caused. Bryce Ives presents: Restrictions x Freedom at the RMIT Design Hub Level 3 Lecture Theatre, Building 100, Cnr Victoria and Swanston Streets Carlton link to facebook event BRYCE IVES is the Director of the Gippsland Centre of Art and Design and the Ballarat Arts Academy at Federation University Australia. Federation University plays a unique role in regional Victoria for its studio-based undergraduate and graduate programs in visual arts, graphic and communication design, acting and music theatre. Sought after as a theatre maker, facilitator, broadcaster, and writer; the breadth of Ives’ work is interdisciplinary. Ives successfully led the strategic development of Australia’s leading youth participation projects, including SYN Youth Media (2003 to 2007 as General…

Talk and Launch | Barbara Creed – Stray: Human–Animal Ethics in the Anthropocene

The Power Institute and the Ian Potter Museum of Art are pleased to invite you to a talk by Barbara Creed to mark the launch of her book ‘Stray: Human–Animal Ethics in the Anthropocene’ Barbara Creed’s timely polemic explores the relationship between human and animal in the context of the stray. To celebrate the launch of this new publication, Creed, with respondent Dr lynn mowson, Vice Chair of the Australasian Animal Studies Association, will discuss 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. Following the talk, Stray will be officially launched by curator Victoria Lynn, Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art. 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…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 12th May 2017

Jobs Australia Program Manager, West Space, Melbourne – deadline 31st May 2017 Director Duldig Studio – museum + sculpture garden, Melbourne – deadline 29th May 2017 Head, Sculpture Discipline, Australian National University – deadline 14th May 2017 Professor of Screen Studies, University of Melbourne – deadline 20th June 2017 Collections and Curatorial Manager, University of Wollongong Art Collection – deadline 22 May 2017 Lead Curator, State Library Victoria  – deadline 30th May 2017 Curator Officer, RMIT – deadline 21st May 2017 Exhibition Support Officer, SSJG Heritage Centre Broome – deadline 29th May 2017 Head of Experience and Learning, Sydney Living Museums – deadline 15th May 2017 International Director, The Warburg Institute, London – deadline 30th May 2017 Lecturer in Art History, University of Essex – deadline 13th June 2017 Lecturer in Visual Cultures (Post 1) (particularly contemporary problematics of performance art, for example, around sexuality,…

Lecture Series | A Life in Pictures – Vincent Alessi on Van Gogh | NGV International

A LIFE OF PICTURES – Saturday 13th, Sunday 21st and Saturday 27th MAY, 2-3pm Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium – NGV International Journey through Van Gogh’s multifaceted career as an artist in a series of illustrated lectures by Dr Vincent Alessi. Dr Vincent Alessi is a Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts at La Trobe University and an alumni of The University of Melbourne. His research interests include the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, mid-late nineteenth century European art, nineteenth century popular graphic illustration and Australian contemporary visual art and curatorial practice. Vincent completed his PhD on Van Gogh’s collection of black-and-white popular illustrations and is currently undertaking research on the influence of Charles Dickens on Van Gogh. Alessi has also held numerous positions within cultural institutions including Curatorial Manager at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne…

Writing & Concepts at Bus Projects – talk by Daniel von Sturmer

Daniel von Sturmer presents the talk: “Electric Light (facts/figures)” (2017). at Bus Projects 25-31 Rokeby Street, Collingwood 4 May at 18:00–19:30 link to facebook event DANIEL VON STURMER’S practice involves a range of media and approaches including video, photography and installation. His works orchestrate a field of relations between things and people, light and space, video and time, where the encounter between audience and artwork tests the ways in which we conventionally view artworks in a gallery. Born in New Zealand in 1972, von Sturmer has been based in Melbourne as a practising artist since 1994. In 2007 he represented Australia at the 52nd Venice Biennale, showing in the Australian Pavilion. He has exhibited at numerous public venues including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; The Gothenburg Museum…

Talk | Eastern & Western Art | La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre

Thomas Sheard Great Britain 1866-1921 The Arab Blacksmith c.1900 oil on canvas 115.0 x 163.0 cm Purchased 1903 1903.1

Venue: La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre Date: 6 May Saturday, 12.30pm – 1.30pm Adam Bushby, lawyer and art history graduate, will speak about the theme of Orientalism in painting, starting with the Gallery collection and then tracing the long history of representing Islamic and other Eastern people and culture in Western painting. Free. Bookings essential. 03 5434 6088 | bendigoartgallery@bendigo.vic.gov.au La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, 121 View Street, Bendigo Bookings: 03 5434 6088 | bendigoartgallery@bendigo.vic.gov.au

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 28th April 2017

Jobs Australia Curator | Part-time (0.8), Monash University Museum of Art – deadline 9th May 2017 Education and Public Programs Officer, UQ Art Museum – deadline 17th May 2017 International Professorship in the History of Art, Science and Folk Practice – Mellon Chair, University of London – The Warburg Institute – deadline 21st May 2017 Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer – General Education (Humanities/Social Science), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – deadline 18th June 2017 Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer – General Education (Art History/Film Studies), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – The School of Humanities and Social Science – deadline 18th June 2017 Funding Applications are now open for the Power Institute 2018 Terrence and Lynette Fern Cité Internationale des Arts Residency Fellowships – deadline 20th July 2017 Calls for Papers The Histories of Loans: Mempories and Challenges of…

News | Ian McLean appointed to the Hugh Ramsay Chair of Australia Art History

More big news in art history appointments from the University of Melbourne with Ian McLean announced as the inaugural Hugh Ramsay Chair of Australian Art History, based in the Art History Program at the University of Melbourne.   Ian has published extensively on Australian art and particularly on Indigenous art. His books include Indigenous Archives: The Making and Unmaking of Aboriginal Art, with Darren Jorgensen (2017); Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art(2016); Double Desire: Transculturation and Indigenous art (2014); How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art (2011); White Aborigines Identity Politics in Australian Art (1998); and The Art of Gordon Bennett, with a chapter by Gordon Bennett (1996). He is a superb addition to the Art History Program, to Indigenous Studies, and to our School as a whole.   The Hugh Ramsay Chair of Australian Art History is an endowed Chair, based in…

Ian Potter Museum of Art to host Richard Bell’s Embassy this weekend

The Ian Potter Museum of Art is pleased to host Richard Bell’s Embassy from 28 – 30 April 2017. Website: http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/public-programs/current-events/prgm-date/2017-04-28/prgm/richard-bell-embassy Taking inspiration from the Aboriginal Tent Embassy assembled by activists on the lawn of Parliament House in Canberra in 1972, Richard Bell’s Embassy is a mobile art installation that both reflects upon a pivotal moment in the Indigenous Australian land rights movement, and reveals the extent to which the struggle for self-determination continues today, in Australia and internationally. Since its launch in 2013, Bell’s green canvas tent, with its sign declaring, “White invaders you are living on stolen land”, has been steadily touring the world – from Sydney and Brisbane to New York, Venice and Jerusalem. Bell’s Embassy provides a platform for presentations, discussions, screenings and performances which explore topics such as the high rates of suicide among Aboriginal…

Registrations close tomorrow Friday 28th for The Emotions of Love in the Art of Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

The Emotions of Love in the Art of Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe Date: Thursday 4 May ‒ Saturday 6 May 2017 Venue: Thursday and Friday – The University of Melbourne, Woodward Conference Centre, 10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106), 185 Pelham Street, Carlton Venue: Saturday – The National Gallery of Victoria, Clemenger Auditorium, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Convenors: Charles Zika and Angela Hesson Contact: Julie Davies (daviesja@unimelb.edu.au) See the conference website for full information: http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/events/the-emotions-of-love-in-the-art-of-late-medieval-and-early-modern-europe/ Registrations: http://alumni.online.unimelb.edu.au/emotionsoflove Please register by Friday 28 April. Registrations will not be available at the venue. Costs Full Reg – 3 days: Full $80, Students and unwaged $50 Daily Reg Day one: Full $30, Students and unwaged $20 Day two: Full $30, Students and unwaged $20 Day three (at NGV): Full $40, Students and unwaged $25 Conference Dinner Full $80, Students and unwaged $45 The Conference dinner will be held at…

Lecture | Cecilia Vicuña, About to Happen – Julia Bryan-Wilson | University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson will give a lecture on Chilean artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña. Her lecture will discuss Vicuña’s sculptural work looking closely at her textile-based work from the 1970s to think through issues of production and materiality. Drawing on her forthcoming book, Fray: Art and Textile Politics, Julia Bryan-Wilson investigates how Vicuña’s use of knotted threads and strings signified politically during the Pinochet dictatorship and in relation to Andean systems of knowledge production. She explores a range of art and performance from several decades of Vicuña’s practice to illuminate how textiles unravel preconceived ideas about handicraft, industry, and memory. Julia Bryan-Wilson’s writing has appeared in Afterall, Aperture, Artforum, Art Journal, Bookforum, October, Oxford Art Journal, and Parkett. Her work centres on feminist and queer theory, artistic labour, performance, and craft histories. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War…

News | NGV to receive funding boost in upcoming Victorian Budget

Martin Foley has announced major funding boost for the National Gallery of Victoria to build on its growth in recent years, saying that ‘Melbourne is renowned as the nation’s arts and cultural capital – and that’s in no small part because of the NGV.’ From the government press release Australia’s most popular gallery – and now one of the world’s most visited – is set to continue its success thanks to a funding boost in the Victorian Budget 2017/18. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced that the Andrews Labor Government will invest $28.7 million over two years to support the NGV to build on its incredible growth of recent years. Five years ago, NGV hosted 28 exhibitions per year – in 2016 that number rose to 49. This growth has encouraged more visits than ever, rising from just…

News | Jennifer Milam appointed new Head of the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne

Jennifer Milam

News from the University of Melbourne that art historian Professor Jennifer Milam has been appointed as the new Head of the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. She will take up the position from 1 January 2018. Jennifer is currently an ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Art History and Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Sydney. She has published articles on art, gardens and aesthetic ideas during the Enlightenment in journals such as The Art Bulletin, Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, Art History, Burlington Magazine, Eighteenth-Century Studies and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. Her books include studies of Rococo art and architecture, the French painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and a co-edited volume on women artists and patrons in eighteenth-century Europe. Her previous roles at the University of Sydney include Chair of Department of Art History and…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 21st April 2017

Jobs Australia Curatorial and Collections Officer, Griffith Artworks (GAW) – deadline 26th April 2017 Director, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston – deadline 28th April 2017 Registrar, Bunjil Place Gallery, City of Casey – deadline 12th April 2017 International Artistic Director, Te Tuhi, New Zealand – deadline 29th May 2017 Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in History and History of Art, Oxford Brookes University – deadline 19th May 2017 Senior Lecturer in Fine Art (including the role of Academic Course Leader in MA Fine Art), University of Gloucestershire – deadline 23rd May 2017 Funding Rae and George Hammer Memorial Visiting Research Fellowship for research in the Fryer Library, University of Queensland – deadline 28 April 2017. Calls for Papers OPEN ISSUE: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Issue 1, 2018 – deadline 30th July 2017 Fluctuating alliances: art, politics, and diplomacy in the…