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Conference | Asia Pacific Tropical Climate Art Conservation Research Network (APTCCARN) in Taiwan


Staff and recent graduates of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC), University of Melbourne are taking part in the 4th Asia Pacific Tropical Climate Art Conservation Research Network (APTCCARN) conference. From November 25-27 APTCCARN will hold their 4th meeting at the Conservation Centre, Cheng Shiu University, Taiwan. With a focus on Asia Pacific’s diverse climate and history, the meeting aims to embrace cultural materials conservation in the region, lessons learnt and ways forward. Issues such as developing a regional practice of conservation within the needs, resources, communtities and geographic place will be addressed for locally informed decision making. This is in light of recent extreme weather events, the current reality of the environment and sustainable practices. It is…

Conference |Society of Architectural Historians 2016 Annual International Conference | Pasadena April 2016

image The SAH 2016 Annual International Conference will take place in Pasadena/Los Angeles, April 6-10, with the theme New Local/Global Infrastructures. The conference will engage participants from around the world with the rich, evolving legacy of the region’s built environment. With the scheduled completion of the Metro Expo Light-Rail Line west to Santa Monica in early 2016, Pasadena will be connected to downtown LA and the rest of Los Angeles County. This infrastructure, building on historic right-of-ways, will provide new ways to see the broad range of the region’s architecture and urbanism. The conference will include 42 sessions on built environment topics from antiquity to the critical present, roundtables, tours of the region’s architecture and landscapes, and more. UCLA professor…

Call for Panels | AAANZ Conference 2015 | Brisbane, November 24-25


About the AAANZ 2015 Conference The conference will be held at QAGOMA in Brisbane from November 24th-November 25th and will run in conjunction with the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. The Call for Panels is now available. Deadline for proposals is COB Friday 8th May 2015. The 2015 conference is organised by The Brisbane Consortium Contact: For updates and further inormation please visit the conference webpage or the AAANZ facebook page. Image Space Body After the many ends of art history, we begin again. The conjunction of the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art’s 8th Asia-Pacific Triennial (APT 8) and the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand annual conference presents opportunities to re-examine art history and generate innovative perspectives on histories and cultural traditions.…

Symposium | The Known World: The Eighth Australian Print Symposium | National Gallery of Australia

Alison Alder, The known world 2015, screenprint, printed in nine colour inks, from two photo-stencils, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2015.

Prints were once the prime means of communicating information about the unknown world, but how does print production operate today? This three-day symposium will explore various strategies that contemporary print artists have adopted to make sense of our world. Symposium Convenor: Roger Butler AM, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Australia Keynote address: Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, University Art Gallery, The University of Sydney, will launch the symposium with a reflection on the impact of the visionary Bauhaus model on the circulation and production of prints by Australian artists who explore the spaces between present knowledge and future possibilities. Speakers include: Chris de Rosa, Brian Robinson, Patsy Payne, Lonnie Hutchinson, Jake Holmes & Cassie Alvey [Tooth…

Symposium | The Legacy of Hugh Ramsay | National Gallery of Australia

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Hugh Ramsay’s life was short but his impact endures. In celebration of the endowment of a chair in Australian art history at the University of Melbourne in his name, by his great niece Patricia Fullerton, the Australian Institute of Art History together with the National Gallery of Australia present this one day symposium reassessing his legacies. Date: Monday 30th March 2015, 9:00am – 5.00 pm Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre Free to attend but bookings are essential. Register here. Program 9.45 – 11.00am SESSION ONE Hugh Ramsay and philanthropy Gerard Vaughan, Director, National Gallery of Australia The life of Hugh Ramsay Patricia Fullerton  Hugh Ramsay in an Australian Context Mary Eagle 11.30am – 12.30pm SESSION TWO Hugh Ramsay and George Lambert Anna Gray The portraiture…

Exhibition | Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum| State Library of Victoria

Yohji Yamamoto womenswear catalogue 1986, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Nick Knight/Trunk Archive

A new exhibition opens next week at the State Library of Victoria. This free exhibition showcases some of the world’s finest book art, graphics, photography and illustration. From London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Inspiration by Design celebrates 150 years of collecting by the National Art Library. Th exhibition will include a range beautiful books, from historic illustrated manuscripts and rare artists’ books to modern graphic design and fashion photography. The exhibition will present over 100 treasures including original hand-drawn illustrations from Beatrix Potter, a Pablo Picasso artist book, fashion sketches from Dior and Comme des Garçons, rare medieval manuscripts and much more. The exhibition will be complemented by a host of free public programming, including exhibition tours, film screenings, creative workshops…

Floor Talk | Tim Alves on Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour | Castlemaine Art Gallery

Ngak Ngak Announces the Exhibition 1996
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
200 x 219 cm
Private collection
© Estate of Ginger Riley
Reproduced with permission

Tim Alves, author of the catalogue essay ‘Ginger Riley, the Boss of Colour’ will present a floor talk on the exhibition, the artist and his work. Please meet at reception. Tim Alves is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University and a curator at Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne. Date:7 March 2015, 2.30pm Venue: Castlemaine Art Gallery RSVP or  (03) 5472 2292 About the exhibition Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour is the first major exhibition of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala’s work since the retrospective Mother Country in Mind: The Art of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1997, and the first survey exhibition in a public gallery since the artist passed away in 2002.It…

Registrations now open for AAANZ 2014 ‘GEOCritical’ (Launceston, December 2014)


Registrations for the 2014 AAANZ conference GEOcritical, being held in Launceston, Tasmania 5-7 December with an optional day in Hobart 8 December, are now open! Registration covers the full program, including all keynote lectures, lunches, entry to all evening events and the occasional bar token as well. Registrants should read the Hobart Optional Day document before finalising their plans. To register with TryBooking follow this link: bird registration closes on 7 November 2014, so make sure to finalise your plans soon. Bookings for the postgrad masterclasses are still open – details here. A full program is available here (word doc). Keynote Speakers Jeff Malpas, Distinguished Professor, University of TasmaniaMarian Pastor Roces, Curator and Critic, PhilippinesAmanda Ravetz, Anthropologist and Artist, Manchester School of Art, UKThe conference is hosted by the Tasmanian College of the Arts (TCotA) and…

Conversations | Face Talk: conversations with Archibald Prize finalists | Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Sophia Hewson
Artist kisses subject
Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW
© the artist

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is hosting a series of talks about portraiture to accompany its current exhibition of 2014 Archibald Prize finalists. The conversations will be moderated by Dr Vivien Gaston, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria. All talks will be held at the MPRG – see below for dates and times of individual events. The cost of each event is $45 (members) $50 (general), this includes drinks and nibbles 6pm–6.30pm, conversation 6.30pm–7.30pm, Archibald Prize 2014 viewing 7.30pm–8.30pm. Seating is limited and bookings are essential – book via the MPRG website:   Body Talk | Angus Trumble, Peter Daverington and Jason Benjamin, moderated by Dr Vivien Gaston Saturday 4 October,…

Sydney Event | Whitney Davis on Prehistoric Pictoriality


A Thin Red Line: The Presence of Prehistoric Pictoriality Whitney Davis The Power institute with Sydney Ideas is delighted to present a lecture by Whitney Davis, Professor of History & Theory of Ancient & Modern Art, University of California at Berkeley, and Visiting Professor, University of York (UK). Professor Davis’s lecture will address one of the most well-established and influential ideas about prehistoric (and specifically Paleolithic) pictorial representation, namely, the idea that their original makers and beholders did not take them and use them as pictures “in our sense” but instead considered them to be the “things themselves”, that is, the objects depicted – such as bison and other animals. But how do we reconcile this idea, which has some…

Conference | Nature in the Dark: a trans-disciplinary conference | La Trobe Bendigo


Nature in the Dark is a trans-disciplinary conference on animal perception at the intersection of the arts, science and conservation It is a spin-off from the Nature in the Dark – project, a continuing art/science/conservation collaboration between the Centre for Creative (CCA), La Trobe University, and the Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA), this conference will address our relationship to animals in a wider ecological context by approaching it from artistic, scientific and conservationist angles The yawning gaps in our understanding of the intricate connections of eco-systems, which we are still facing today, accentuate also the shortcomings of a cultural understanding of our environment in the time of rapid loss of habitat and biodiversity. It underlines the necessity to address these…

Symposium | Paul Klee in Peace and War: Tunisia and the German Home Front 1914-18 | Sydney

Paul Klee “A View Toward Hamamet” Tunisia

Paul Klee in Peace and War: Tunisia and the German Home Front 1914-18 22 July 2014, Art Gallery of NSW Proudly presented by The Power Institute, The University of Sydney with the generous support of the Consulate General of Switzerland, Sydney and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This forum, convened by Professor Roger Benjamin, will bring together an international panel to celebrate the centenary of Paul Klee’s famous voyage to Tunisia. Claimed by the artist himself as his ‘breakthrough to colour’, the Tunisian trip of April 1914 elicited brilliant work from Klee and his colleagues August Macke and Louis Moilliet. The artists transformed the genre of Orientalism by adapting the aesthetics of Cubism and the high-colour art of…

Lecture | The Ruination of Everything: Joseph Pennell, America and Illustration before the Great War – Eric Segal | Sydney University

IMAGE (detail): Joseph Pennell, Gatun Lock - end of the day, 1912

The Ruination of Everything: Joseph Pennell, America and Illustration before the Great War Eric Segal The Power Institute with Sydney Ideas is proud to present a talk by Eric Segal, of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida. Segal’s presentation will focus on the artist Joseph Pennell (U.S.A. 1857-1926). Pennell worked throughout Europe and England illustrating Old World cities and landscapes, whist at the same time rendering great American works of architecture and engineering. His dedication to a shabby Europe of the past and a gleaming New-World modernity, reflected contradictions and disappointments in his chauvinistic concerns about the faltering course of American cultural progress. The talk will explore how Pennell tied together thinking about the…

Workshops | Enlightenment Cosmopolitanisms and Sensibilities and Cosmopolitan Moments: Instances of Exchange in the Long Eighteenth Century Emerging Scholar Workshop | Sydney

Anicet Charles Gabriel Lemonnier, French, 1812, Salon de Madame Geoffrin, Oil on canvas, 51 x 77.2 in. MM 59.3.1

Two workshops on ideas of cosmopolitanism June 11-12 in Sydney. Enlightenment Cosmopolitanisms and Sensibilities The character of practiced cosmopolitanism during the Enlightenment often appears to amount to little more than an extension of early modern courtly internationalism infused with a new language of ideas. Further investigation reveals the desire on the part of Enlightenment cosmopolites to open borders in the name of economic, political, intellectual and artistic progress. This workshop explores cosmopolitanism in practice during the long eighteenth century in Europe and, through circulation, beyond its borders. It seeks out lived experiences of cosmopolitanism in the evidence of visual, social and textual expressions, and then asks how to interrogate this evidence. What were the opportunities through which border crossings became…

Public Lecture and Symposium | Scottish Australia | Art Gallery of Ballarat and University of Melbourne

Thomas WATLING Scottish, b.1762, Australia 1792–1797, d. c.1814 Scarlet and Green Parrot (1792-1797) watercolour on paper 21.7 x 20.1 cm Natural History Museum, London

Public Lecture ‘A country of enchantments’: Scottish Observations of Colonial Australia Dr Lizanne Henderson, University of Glasgow This public lecture will focus on the observations, perceptions and representations of the natural world by Thomas Watling (1762-c.1814), the Scottish born artist and engraver who was transported to Botany Bay for forgery in 1792. This will be done by investigating the late eighteenth-century intellectual and artistic contexts surrounding Watling’s life and works and the ways in which these influences might have shaped his opinions of Australia. Taking a multi- and interdisciplinary perspective, the lecture will ask, and attempt to answer, whether or not Watling should be regarded as an artist or an illustrator? Though not always flattering in his written descriptions of…