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Symposium – Public interactions: Dialogues on art and public space, ANU School of Art, Canberra, 20 July – 23 July 2011

Public interactions: Dialogues on art and public space ANU School of Art, Canberra, 20 July – 23 July 2011 The Australian National University School of Art presents Public interactions: Dialogues on art and public space, an international symposium to be held in Canberra from the 20th to the 23rd of July 2011. International and local artists, architects, designers and public intellectuals will converge to explore the role of art in the public spaces of the contemporary community. Diverse practices will be revealed across digital, relational, guerrilla, ephemeral, heritage, commemorative and architectural spaces. Participants will discover Canberra’s vibrant public art scene, as well as glimpsing the failed dreams of those projects that might have been. Canberra, Australia’s capital, was planned at a time when faith in the role of art and design in perfecting inhabited space was at its zenith. A remnant…

Conference: The World and World-Making in Art, Canberra 11-13 August, 2011

The World and World-Making in Art Sir Roland Wilson Building, The Australian National University, Canberra 11-13 August, 2011 This international conference coincides with the Humanities Research Centre’s theme for 2011 on ‘The World and World-Making in the Humanities and the Arts’. It complements two further HRC conferences in 2011 on World Literature and World History. The conference will explore a number of key issues in art discourses today and also address a central concern of the HRC’s theme in invoking the idea of world-making beyond cultural divides and instead, speaking ‘to a domain of human connectivity’. We seek to explore the significance of connectivities and differences in the field of art: its practices, histories, institutions, inclusions and exclusions, ethical concerns and theoretical and methodological approaches under the overarching theme of ‘the World and World-Making’. Much of the focus of the conference…

Lecture Series: Inner Worlds – Portraits and Psychology

Inner Worlds – Portraits & Psychology This intriguing exhibition highlights points of intense connection between psychology and portraiture in Australian art and social history. It includes portraits of influential women and men of psychology from World War I to the 1950s, and portraits by artists inspired by the inner worlds of the subconscious from the 1940s to now. In conjunction with the exhibition the National Portrait Gallery is hosting a series of lectures. Saturdays in May and June, 2:00 – 3:00pm. All lectures are free. For further information and enquiries visit the NPG website: http://www.portrait.gov.au/site/programs_category.php?categoryId=47 Lecture series The art of Inner Worlds Date: Saturday 7 May, 2.00 – 3.00pm Venue: Liangis Theatre Dr Christopher Chapman NPG Curator of Inner Worlds explains the development of an exhibition that spans from Surrealism to contemporary art. Christopher discusses the work of Australian artists Albert Tucker,…

Photography and Place Symposium at AGNSW (Sydney)

Photography & place symposium Subject and object in 21st century photography What do subject and object mean (or what can they mean) in photography in the 21st century? Photography is a constantly mutating medium, reacting to (and sometime precipitating) changes in art, society, politics and technology. In the 21st century, photographic practice has come into increasingly close contact with other art forms and, through the virtual environment, an increasingly diverse audience. However, few new theoretical frameworks for considering contemporary photography have arisen to push photographic theory beyond the seminal work of writers such as Barthes, Benjamin, Sontag and Krauss. This symposium, the first of a new annual series of symposia dedicated to photography, explores new ways of thinking about the medium in the 21st century. Have new frameworks for considering contemporary photography arisen? If so, what are they? The exhibition Photography…

Deanna Petherbridge – The Primacy of Drawing

Lectures Deanna Petherbridge – The Primacy of Drawing Deanna Petherbridge is an artist, writer and curator primarily concerned with drawing. Her recent book The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice is about the direct experience of artists, the historical role of drawing and its relationship to the sciences. From the publisher’s website: This important and original book affirms the significance of drawing as visual thinking in western art from the fifteenth century to the present through an examination of its practice: how and why it is made, how it relates to other forms of visual production and theories of art, and what artists themselves have written about it. The author herself is a practicing artist, and through scrutinizing a wide range of drawings in various media, she confirms a long historical commitment to the primal importance of sketching in…

Stop (the) Gap curator and artist talks – Adelaide

Stop(the)Gap curator and artist talks Stop(the)Gap curator Brenda L Croft and international Indigenous curatorial advisors Kathleen Ash-Milby (USA), David Garneau (Canada) and Megan Tamati-Quennell (Aotearoa/NZ) are joined by participating Stop(the)Gap artists including Genevieve Grieves, Alan Michelson, Lisa Reihana, r e a and Warwiick Thornton. To be chaired by Hetti Perkins. For further information 08 8302 0870, unisa.edu.au/samstagmuseum Venue: Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Building, University of South Australia, City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide Date: 3.30pm Saturday 26 February 2011 All welcome, free admission About the exhibition Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion, 24 February – 21 April 2011, Gallery 1 – 3 Some of the most provocative and illuminating moving image work today is being created by Indigenous new media artists – yet there has been no major international focus on this work until now. Stop(the)Gap is a major international Indigenous moving image project,…

Symposium: The Naked Face at the NGV

Symposium The Naked Face: self-portraits: Art, emotion, identity What can self-portraits tell us about the human mind, body and identity? One of the liveliest current debates concerns the nature of human consciousness. How do we acquire and maintain individual identity? How is art subject to memory, emotion, historical and cultural circumstance? Does art expand the mind and can our neurological structures change? Join philosophers, critics and artists to discuss the creative process. Speakers Prof John Sutton, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science Assoc. Prof, Adrian Martin, film and cultural critic Julie Rrap, artist Lewis Miller, artist De Christopher Marshall, art historian Dr Vivien Gaston, curator Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International Date: Saturday 19 February 1.30-4.30pm Cost: $54 Adult / $50 NGV Member / $52 Concession / $50 Student (includes afternoon tea, bookings essential). Bookings essential: Program bookings 03 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily.

Conference: AAANZ Adelaide 2010 – Full Program now available

AAANZ Conference, December 1-4, Adelaide Tradition and Transformation The full program for the AAANZ (Art Association Australia and New Zealand) is now available to download from their website here The program for Wednesday/Thursday is here (pdf) Friday/Saturday here (pdf). The conference covers a wide range of topics, both Australian and International, contemporary and historical from both established and emerging scholars. For details about registration or any other enquiries please see the AAANZ website. The keynote speakers are (full detail here): December 1st 6pm:  Professor Evelyn Welch (Professor of Renaissance Studies and Vice Principal for Research and International Affairs, Queen Mary, University of London) – ‘Copycat Culture: Creating Fashion in Renaissance Europe’ December 2nd 5:30: Professor John Paoletti (Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus Professor of Art History, Wesleyan University) – ‘Michaelangelo’s David: Naked Men in Piazza’ Friday 3rd 9:15am: Dr…

Symposium: The Lighter Side of the Middle Ages (ANU)

The Lighter Side of the Middle Ages Symposium, Australian National University, Canberra An interdisciplinary symposium to celebrate the launch of Chaucer’s Landscapes, a collection of essays by renowned medievalist Professor Ralph W.V. Elliot. It was not all plague and penury in the Middle Ages Some of them were having a very good time. The full program is below or can be viewed with full abstracts here (pdf) There is no registration fee for the symposium, but for catering purposes please send an email by Wednesday 24th November to confirm that you are attending this event. The launch of Professor Elliott’s book will be held at 6:00pm in the Common Room, University House, ANU on Thursday 25th November, followed by a symposium dinner in the Fellows’ Bar and Cafe. Please email attendances for the launch and dinner. Email and enquiries Dr…

Talk: Wayne Qulliam ‘Indigenous Artists in the Art World’

Wayne Qulliam Former Indigenous Artist of the Year and Walkely Award Winner Indigenous Artists in the Art World To be held in conjunction with the closure of the Utopia Art Exhibition, a collaboration between the University, Desert Knowledge And Mbantua Fine Art Gallery and Cultural Museum. Date: Thursday 21 October 2010m 5.30-7.30pm Venue: University Library, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus (Bundoora) RSVP: Mick Coombes, La Trobe University, ph. 03 0479 6678 or email m.coombes@latrobe.edu.au Enquires: Mick Coombes, La Trobe University ph. 03 0479 6678 OR Miranda Daniels, Mbantua Foundation ph. 0437 729 601

Conference ‘Courage and Cowardice’ Australian Early Medieval Association

Australian Early Medieval Association ‘Courage and Cowardice’ Seventh Annual Conference, Thursday 18 to Friday 19 November 2010, The University of Western Australia AEMA’s seventh annual conference will be held from 18-19 November 2010 at the Old Senate Room, Irwin Street Building, The University of Western Australia. This symposium will explore the subject of courage and cowardice in the early medieval world, c.300-1100, across a range of disciplines. Conference Convenor:  Shane McLeod, University of Western Australia – conference@aema.net.au. Plenary Speakers Professor Andrew Lynch, Director of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The University of Western Australia. Dr Stefano Carboni, Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia (Islamic art specialist). Free Public Lecture Dr Jane Hawkes (The University of York)- ‘Framing the Image: Anglo-Saxon Sculpture and the Early Christian Icon’ Joint AEMA/UWA lecture at UWA at 7:30 pm on…

Symposium: ‘A Beautiful Line: Italian Prints from Mantegna to Piranesi’ Art Gallery of South Australia

A Beautiful Line: Italian Prints from Mantegna to Piranesi Date: Saturday 21 August, 1-4pm Venue: Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide The Art Gallery of South Australia’s European print collection was founded more than 120 years ago and its large holdings feature works by leading masters of the European printmaking tradition. Join us for an afternoon of fine scholarship on a range of stimulating topics, view the exhibition and enjoy a glass of wine to cap off a perfectly agreeable day. 1pm Welcome 1.10pm Dr Lisa Mansfield, University of Adelaide – After Michelangelo: The Reproduction and Reception of the Sistine Ceiling and Last Judgment 1.50pm Dr Justin Clements, University of Melbourne – Print Apocalypse: image and text as agents of Reformation 2.30pm Maria Zagala, Art Gallery of South Australia – ‘Disegni stampati’: Prints as drawings and…

Conference ‘Charles Darwin and the Art of Evolution’

Charles Darwin and The Art of Evolution Conference, 9-11 September 2010 Art Gallery of New South Wales Conference presented by the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts, the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (NSW Chapter) and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in association with National Institute of Dramatic Art. During Charles Darwin’s five-year round-the-world voyage, he surveyed the fauna and flora of many countries, particularly in South America and Australia. He was, in fact, the first British scientist to study a platypus in its natural environment – a creek at Bathurst. These observations formed the basis for his theory of evolution by natural selection. From publication of The Origin of Species, most intellectual disciplines have been transformed by his theories of evolution. This is most potently revealed by visual cultures in the form…

UPDATED Imaging Identity: Symposium at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

This symposium explores the possibilities and challenges of the digital age to the way we image identity. Hosted by the National Portrait Gallery and the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, in conjunction with the exhibition Present tense: An imagined grammar of portraiture in the digital age and the 17th Biennale of Sydney. The keynote lectures are: Thursday 15th July, 6pm:  Migration, law and the image: beyond the veil of ignorance – WJT Mitchell Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago. Friday 16th July, 6pm: Who am I? What day is it? – David Elliott Independent curator and artistic director 17th Biennale of Sydney. Saturday 17th July, 2pm: Rembrandt, or the portrait as encounter- Didier Maleuvre Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of California. Venue: National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace (Canberra) Cost/Bookings:…