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

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 is also the first exhibition of Indigenous art at the Castlemaine Art Gallery. Riley (circa 1936- 2002) was a saltwater man,…

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: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=96970Early 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 the School of Architecture and Design (University of Tasmania) and the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston. The program…

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

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: http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/EVENTS   Body Talk | Angus Trumble, Peter Daverington and Jason Benjamin, moderated by Dr Vivien Gaston Saturday 4 October, 6pm–8.30pm   What does the body tell us about a person? How does an artist capture the distinctive traits of…

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 anthropological justification, with the visible activity of mark-making and of “painterliness” – of making visible the process of making the…

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 concerns from a broad and trans-disciplinary background – as this conference is programmed accordingly. The Nature in the Dark –…

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

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 the Blue Rider and Orphist avant-gardes to the North African scene. The ancient Islamic capital of Kairouan became the focus…

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

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 preservation of art, encroaching immigration and “wonders” of engineering, in an untidy package that led to complex and sometimes explosive…

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

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 fixed in the minds of participants and observers? How was Enlightenment cosmopolitanism in practice inflected with different forms of sensibility?…

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

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 his host nation Watling, like so many of his countrymen and women, was impressed by the sheer unusualness of the…

Forum | Claire Doherty, The New Rules of Public Art

MONA and TCotA present a special Arts Forum in Hobart Claire Doherty, The New Rules of Public Art Wednesday 26 March 2014 “Create space for the unplanned; Don’t make it for a community. Create a community; Demand more than fireworks; Get lost.” An organisation born in Bristol, UK, Situations re-imagines what public art can be and where and when it can take place. Claire Doherty, writer, curator and founder Director of Situations, gives a provocative introduction to the New Rules of Public Art – drawn from producing groundbreaking public art projects over the past fifteen years from New Zealand’s One Day Sculpture series to Nowhere island, the Cultural Olympiad’s most daring public art commission. Doherty is renowned as a leading voice in public art curating through Situations’ work and through her publications, Contemporary Art: From Studio to Situation (2004) and the…

Call for Applications | Graduate Seminar in British Print Culture in a Transnational Context, 1700-2014

British Print Culture in a Transnational Context, 1700-2014 Graduate Summer Seminar, 21 – 25 July 2014, The Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, 16 Bedford Square, London In July 2014, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art will offer a week-long graduate student seminar focusing on British print culture. This is open to doctoral candidates who are working on related topics, or whose research would benefit from a deeper knowledge of the subject. There is a substantial body of literature on British prints that takes the form of survey publications, monographic studies of individual printmakers, and studies of individual techniques, and a number of scholars and doctoral students are currently undertaking research related to these topics. However, the broad field of British print culture still remains relatively underexplored, and its importance for those working in other areas of…

Save the Date | AAANZ 2014 Conference | December 5-8

AAANZ Conference | 5-8 December 2014 | Tasmania The AAANZ 2014 Annual Conference will be hosted by the University of Tasmania (Tasmanian College of the Arts (TCotA, Launceston & Hobart) and the School of Architecture and Design) in partnership with the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston. The conference will focus on the intersections between architecture and art with a particular interest on how artists, architects, curators, writers and historians have and can navigate the social politics and histories of sites and landscapes. Keep an eye on AAANZ website and newsletter for more news coming soon. Website: aaanz.info

Symposium | Art Gallery of NSW – Revolutionary ideas Perspectives on the building of an American nation

Symposium: Revolutionary ideas Perspectives on the building of an American nation This symposium considers the role of the visual arts and other forms of cultural expression in building an idea of nationhood in America from its foundation as a colony through the beginning of the 20th century. It addresses the aims of portraiture, the meanings of landscape, the rise of genre subjects and the significance of garden projects in the contexts of relationships with Britain, claims of independence, pivotal wars and moments of dramatic social change. Presented in conjunction with the Sydney Intellectual History Network at the University of Sydney Date: Saturday 16 November 2013, 10.30am Venue: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Bookings: $65 non-member/ $50 member/ $30 full-time student/ 02 9225 1878 or via the website. Website: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/revolutionary-ideas/ Program 10.30am Registration and morning tea, Domain Theatre foyer 11am…

Lecture | Hero and Villain: Lafayette’s Legacies by Laura Auricchio

Hero and Villain: Lafayette’s Legacies by Laura Auricchio Laura Auricchio, Associate Professor of Art History and Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at The New School in New York. Co-presented by Sydney University and the Sydney Intellectual History Network (SIHN@Sydney) Americans have long hailed the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) as an extraordinarily admirable figure – a wealthy French nobleman who, at the age of 19, volunteered to fight in the War of Independence and prodded his king to support the rebel cause. But in France, Lafayette is seen by partisans on both the left and the right as an opportunist, a misguided dreamer, even a traitor. In her talk, Auricchio will consider how Lafayette, a man who lived by a principle that he called ‘moderation’, could have garnered such disparate reputations. While part of the answer lies in the very…

Open Gardens | Stuart Rattle’s Musk Farm and Paul Bangay’s Stonefields

On the weekend 23-24 November 2013 both Stuart Rattle’s ‘Musk Farm’ and Paul Bangay’s ‘Stonefields will be open to the public. Musk Farm As one of Australia’s leading interior designers Stuart Rattle’s unique country garden reflects his style of classic elegance, relaxed harmony and an element of creative whimsy. Proceeds from tickets for Musk Farm go toward the restoration of the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens in Daylesford. Directions: 11 School Rd, Musk (Look for sign between Bullarto and Daylesford). Stonefields At Stonefields visitors will be able to spend the day exploring Paul’s seven acres of garden, boasting terraced parterres, white garden, blue perennial entrance borders, apple walk, circular woodland garden, walled rose garden, rear terrace with sweeping country views, twin pool lawns and an established vegetable garden. Directions: Stonefields, Mains Road, Denver Date: 10am – 4:30pm, 23-24 November 2013 Bookings:…