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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:…

Symposium | Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art A Symposium in Honour of Professor John Clark Organised by the Power Institute, University of Sydney, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Friday 29 November, 2013 | University of Sydney Saturday 30 November, 2013 | Art Gallery of New South Wales Website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/power/about/symposiums.shtml The Power Institute in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, is proud to present Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art. Tilting the World is an ambitious symposium, which will bring to Sydney international experts and emerging scholars to discuss the past, present and future of Asian art. Collectively, this symposium asks: what is at stake in the study of modern and contemporary Asian art cultures today, particularly as we head into what is being styled “the Asian Century”? This significant event has been organised…

Symposium | The TWMA Animate/Inanimate Symposium

The TWMA Animate/Inanimate Symposium TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA) will present a unique public program to accompany the Animate/Inanimate exhibition at TWMA in conjunction with Healesville Sanctuary, its neighbour in the Yarra Valley, just four kilometres away as the bird flies. This symposium will present a day of lively discussions about the meanings, histories and vulnerabilities of the natural world through the eyes of artists, cultural theorists and environmental scientists, and coincides with Animate/Inanimate which presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the impact of global economic and climatic change on our natural environments and ask; can we find a ‘spirit’ in the inanimate? Animate/Inanimate is the first exhibition to launch the inaugural TarraWarra International and features 6 leading artists from Australia, the USA, India and China who have created haunting and beautiful works that consider the profound interconnections…

Symposium | Minimal, Conceptual, Pop: A symposium on American Art 1960–80

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is joining with the Art Gallery of New South Wales to mount an international symposium on the Gallery’s American art collections of the 60s and 70s. This period of radical experiment gave rise to many practices and aesthetics underpinning contemporary art. Enriched by the John Kaldor gift of 2009, the Gallery boasts the world’s finest museum collection of Sol Lewitt. Major pieces by Lewitt, Carl Andre, Christo, Donald Judd, Edward Ruscha, Richard Serra, Frank Stella and Laurence Weiner are on display during the symposium. Three leading American experts, Alexander Alberro (Columbia), Charles W. Haxthausen (Williams) and Robert Slifkin (NYU) will travel to Sydney for the event. They will be joined by Australian scholars including Sue Best, Keith Broadfoot, Rachel Kent, Chris McAuliffe, Meredith Morse, and Ann Stephen. Convened for the US…

Conference | Addressing the Sacred through Literature and the Arts 2013

Addressing the Sacred through Literature and the Arts 2013 Friday 2 August – Saturday 3 August 2013, Australian Catholic University ‘Addressing the Sacred through Literature and the Arts’ is the second conference presented by The Sacred in Literature and the Arts (SLA), a community of interest that aims to bring Australian and international writers, artists, musicians, academics, religious and members of the public together for a fruitful dialogue about the interplay between the arts and the sacred. Definitions of the sacred extend from the narrow to the broad, from referring exclusively to a deity or religious ceremony to describing that mystery which is at the core of existence and has the power to transform our understanding of life. It is both a technical term used in the scholarly study of religion and a popular term used to describe something that…

19th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sydney June 2013

19th International Symposium on Electronic Art Sydney Australia, 7 – 16 June 2013 The 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art — presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) and supported by Destination NSW to align with Vivid Sydney — will showcase the best media artworks and future-focused ideas from Australia and around the world Projects will take place at the Powerhouse Museum, The Rocks Pop-Up, Carriageworks, 107 Projects, the College of Fine Arts UNSW, COFA’s Kudos Gallery, Tin Sheds Gallery, Verge Gallery, UTS Gallery and DAB LAB, Artspace as well as at a Parramatta hub. Projects will also link to Darwin, the Tasmanian Wilderness and Indonesia to Sydney. The ISEA 2013 exhibition program will showcase the works of over 150 innovative Australian and international artists. See the website for further information http://www.isea2013.org/ Conference Central to ISEA2013 is a thought-provoking…

Vibrant Matter: Artists in Conversation | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Jon Cattapan, Robert Owen and Yvonne Audette whose works are currently on show in the TWMA feature exhibition Vibrant Matter, will join curator Anthony Fitzpatrick for a lively conversation about the development of Australian abstract art. Jon Cattapan, who recently won the $80,000 Bulgari Art Award, is renowned for his contemporary cityscapes; Robert Owen, whose work is distinguished by a celebration of geometric colour, represented Australia at the 38th Venice Biennale; Senior Australian artist Yvonne Audette who has been described as Australia’s most dynamic and exciting abstract expressionist, has had over 60 years experience as an artist and is known for lyrical abstract paintings richly layered with marks and symbols. Date: Sunday 2nd June, 4.00-5.20pm Artists in Conversation, 5.20-6.00pm Refreshments Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville VIC 3777 Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students- event includes refreshments…

Symposium | Sculpture: Place and Space

 Sculpture: Place and Space Australian National University, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, the ANU School of Art and the National Gallery of Australia National Gallery of Australia, May 10 – 12, 2013 The symposium is a highlight of the 2013 Centenary of Canberra program TOUCH: Sculpture and the Land that has been designed to celebrate sculpture in all its forms. TOUCH: Sculpture and the Land is taking place in venues across Canberra in May 2013 and includes special exhibitions at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery and School of Art Gallery, various activities and events at ACT Galleries and Art Centres, artists in residence, walks, talks and tours of sculpture collections on the ANU Campus and International Sculpture Park and the NGA Sculpture Garden. Opportunities to visit Canberra’s public sculpture collections in Civic, Parliament House, New Acton and the Australian…

Symposium | ‘Of Loves and Ladies, Knights and Arms’: The Renaissance Effect

The Power institute is proud to present in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute, Sydney, the forthcoming free symposium titled ‘Of Loves and Ladies, Knights and Arms’: The Renaissance Effect.

When we think of Renaissance art, we may think of individual examples of great painting and sculpture, but these works were often planned within complex decorative ensembles.

Symposium | Bacon’s Bodies

Francis Bacon symposium: Bacon’s bodies Perspectives on the continuing significance of the art of Francis Bacon to coincide with the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ current exhibition Francis Bacon: five decades. This symposium considers the body as subject, the physicality of painting and the continuing significance of Francis Bacon’s body of work. Speakers will address this theme in relation to Bacon’s material practice, his studio (now preserved at Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane), as well as history, politics, food, and sexuality. Speakers Anthony Bond (director, curatorial Art Gallery of NSW & curator, Francis Bacon: five decades) | Nicholas Chare (Department of Gender Studies, University of Melbourne) | Barbara Dawson (director, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane) | Andrew Durham (conservator, ArtLab Australia, formerly of the Tate Gallery, London) | Macushla Robinson (assistant curator, Francis Bacon: five decades) Date: Saturday 9…

Lecture | Jeffrey Smart: A voyage around stillness | Barry Pearce

Jeffrey Smart: A voyage around stillness Barry Pearce SOLD OUT but tickets available for lecture on March 10th by Leon van Schaik Exhibition on until March 31st 2013.   Lecture by Barry Pearce, Curator of Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940-2011 and Emeritus Curator, Art Gallery of NSW. This special lecture by the exhibition curator will focus on Jeffrey Smart’s preoccupation with time and stillness, and the eternal contradiction of those two elements within his technological landscape vision, which is finally resolved in the artist’s very last painting, Labyrinth, completed just before his retirement in 2011. Date: 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Sunday 10 February 2013 Venue: Tarrawarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville – Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville Bookings: Bookings essential, limited numbers, $20 adults, $15 students. Book online at www.twma.com.au or email museum@twma.com.au or phone (03) 5957 3100 About the Exhibition: TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA),…

Lecture | John Swindells – Film in Service of the Sacred

Barbara Blackman Temenos Foundation 16th Annual Lecture Tour Film in service of the sacred John Swindells John Swindells is an acclaimed writer, producer and director of documentary films and new media projects. This lecture explores the potential of film to serve the sacred. Swindells observes that although many filmmakers have tried to represent the sacred, few have truly succeeded. Rather than simply enumerating films that tell spiritual stories, however, Swindells’ presentation will address how the spiritual can enter into stories of the everyday, infusing the film’s characters and spaces and inspiring the audience. The lecture will tour Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. Please contact the venues below if you have any queries. Lecture tour program Sydney Date: Sunday 25 November, 11am Venue: The Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of New South Wales No bookings required For more information, please go to: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/temenos-lecture-2012/  Canberra…

Symposium | The Meaning of Materials in Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

The Meaning of Materials in Modern and Contemporary Art  The 2012 AICCM Paintings Group + 20th Century in Paint Symposium will explore questions around artists’ intentions towards the materials they use, including the social significance of material choices. Speakers represent major collecting and research institutions and private conservators from Australia, Holland, New Zealand, the Philippines, the UK and the USA. The symposium immediately follows the weekend of opening events for ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (8–9 December) at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Symposium Themes artists’ intent toward their materials the impact of culture and geography on artists’ material choices the conservation implications of material choices tools for understanding materials Date: 10-11 December, 2012 Venue: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Early-bird registration (before 2 November 2012): AICCM Members $250 AUD…