Category: Melbourne Events

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Melbourne Open House – Speaker Series

Speaker Series – No 1 Design City! Built Melbourne Melbourne Open House presents two free speakers series in an expanded programme for 2010. Date: Tuesday 6 July 2010 Topic: Design City! Built Melbourne Time: Doors open at 6.00pm and close at 9.00pm Presentations start at 6.30pm sharp Event Location: Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston, St Melbourne 3000 Presented By: Melbourne Open House (MOH) + The Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) Further details: See the MOH website http://moh.org.au/cms-speaker-series/speaker-series-no-1-design-city-built-melbourne.phps This is a unique opportunity for the people of Melbourne to listen to some of our great architects and designers discuss the ideas behind their built works in a relaxed and friendly forum. Each evening eight key speakers will have just 10 minutes to present their work and capture your imagination – come and be inspired Our first speaker series of the season…

NGV Talk this Thursday: The Long Portrait Gallery with Curator Laurie Benson

The NGV has recently re-hung a portion of their extensive portrait collection to create ‘The Long Portrait Gallery: Renaissance and Barqoue Faces’. The new space includes works by Bernini, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, EL Greco, Titian, Tintoretto and Rubens. Join curator Laurie Benson at this talk and gain a greater insight into the artist’s practices and colourful stories of their sitters featured in this newly presented space. Speaker: Laurie Benson, Curator of International Art, NGV. Cost: Free Time: Thursday 1st July, 12:30pm Venue: Exhibition Space, Level 1, NGV International

Australian Art Industry Networks: Artists, Agents, Markets and Museums

Australian Art Industry Networks: Artists, Agents, Markets and Museums Keynote Speakers: The Hon Peter Garrett, AM, MP, Minister for the Arts and Sam Leach, 2010 Archibald and Wynne Prize winner Thursday 15 – Friday 16 July, 2010, University of Melbourne Australian Art Industry Networks brings together a broad range of specialist speakers from all corners of the art world to discuss and debate a host of current issues affecting the industry today. It will investigate the inter-connections between various elements of the Australian art world – from artists and collectors, to commercial galleries and the auction houses, through to critics, government agencies and museums. Topics to be considered include the implications of the recently introduced resale royalty scheme, the current state of the Australian Aboriginal art industry, the potential impact of the Cooper Review recommendations, and the recent legal rulings…

Talk: David Hansen – ‘Seeing Truganini’

ABR Calbre Prize: Seeing Truganini The Wheeler Centre Auditorium Thursday 24th June The Australian Book Review’s Calibre Prize is an annual celebration of an outstanding essay. Dr David Hansen, discusses his winning essay ‘Seeing Truganini’ and the stigmas surrounding indigenous art with curators Brenda L Croft and Tony Brown. Further details are on the Wheeler Centre website. Chaired by Peter Mares. David Hansen Over the course of his career Dr David Hansen has curated or managed more than 80 exhibitions, including landmark projects such as John Glover and the Colonial Picturesque (2003), The Fifth Australian Sculpture Triennial (1993) and The Face of Australia (1988). Venue: The Wheeler Centre Auditorium, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Time: 6:15pm -7:15pm, Thursday 24th June. Cost: Free but bookings are recommended, see the website for details http://wheelercentre.com/calendar/event/abr-calibre-prize-seeing-truganini

Duldig Sculpture Lecture now Saturday 19th, 3pm

Please note the Duldig Sculpture lecture by Dr Felix Krämer, Head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century and Modern Painting and Sculpture, is now on Saturday 19th June at 3pm. For full details of the lecture see the previous post here.

UPDATED DATE CHANGE: The 2010 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Städel Sculpture

Please Note the lecture is now on Saturday 19th at 3pm, after the Städel Symposium. Felix Krämer Head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century, Modern Painting and Sculpture The 2010 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Städel Sculpture The annual lecture of Sculpture is presented jointly by the Duldig Studio and the National Gallery of Victoria. This lecture will be presented by Felix Kramer head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century, Modern Painting and Sculpture. He will focus upon sculptures from within the collection of the Städel Museum collection by eminent European artists including Rodin, Renoir, Degas and Beckmann. Time: Saturday 19th June, 3pm Venue: Clemenger BBDO AUditorium, NGV Internation (St Kilda Rd, enter North entrance via the Arts Centre forecourt). Cost: Free (complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival). Enquiries and Bookings: 03 8662 1555, 10am –…

Talk: Hugh Hudson ‘”The Del Beccuto of Florence: More on the Maternal Family of the Renaissance Artist Paolo Uccello”

The next meeting of the Early Modern Circle for 2010 will take place this Monday 21 June at 6.15pm in the Tutorial room, ground floor, Baillieu Library, the University of Melbourne. Dr Hugh Hudson “The Del Beccuto of Florence: More on the Maternal Family of the Renaissance Artist Paolo Uccello” The Del Beccuto family ancestry can be traced to twelfth-century Florence. Although they made significant contributions to the city’s government during the Middle Ages, it was in the early Renaissance that they produced their most singular contribution to its culture and international renown, through the figure of one of their sons, the artist Paolo Uccello. This paper presents a wide-ranging discussion of the family, its social and political affiliations, its patronage and benefaction, and the influence it had on Uccello’s career, art, and identity. Please come along for a drink…

NGV Talk: Mark Shepheard – ‘Jacopo Amigoni and his portrait of Farinelli and Friends’ (June 25th 12:30pm)

Mark Shepheard will give a floor talk on Jacopo Amigoni’s Portrait group: The singer Farinelli and friends, c. 1750-52. He will discuss the many faces of Farinelli, and the place of the this painting within the singer’s extensive portrait collection. Speaker: Mark Shepheard, The University of Melbourne Cost: Free Meet: Information Desk, Ground level, NGV International (St Kilda Rd). Date: Friday 25th June, 12:30pm.

Symposium: Alternative Practices in Design: The Collective – Past, Present & Future

Alternative Practices in Design: The Collective – Past, Present & Future 9-10 July 2010 RMIT University, Melbourne The rise of social networking and peer-2-peer technology development, the return of community focused activities (eg. gardens, knitting groups, food cooperatives) and creative collectives across the fields of the visual and performing arts has reawakened the discourse around human capital, flat structures and collectives. In response to this an international Symposium on the theme of the design collective is being convened at RMIT University in July 2010 with participants from Europe, the UK, and Australasia. The Collective offers a powerful model to conceptualise and experience the practice of design. Recent, high-quality research will be presented which uncovers historical and contemporary examples: real, virtual or theoretical; cultural and organisational theories; and, associated collective modes of practice and their ramifications for gender and political activism.…

Symposium – European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th – 20th Century

Symposium European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th-20th Century Saturday 19th June – NGV International European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century comes to the NGV as part of the highly successful Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. The exhibition brings together a remarkable collection from the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, one of the finest art collections in Europe. Alongside the great German masters Friedrich, Stuck, Corinth, Heckel and Beckmann, European Masters includes beautiful Impressionist works by Monet, Renoir, Degas and Cézanne, as well as important paintings by Klinger, Munch and Bonnard. This is an unprecedented opportunity to see a spectacular array of the finest European art spanning the dynamic and transformative years of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Join us for the rare and exciting opportunity to hear about this spectacular exhibition from the Director and Curator of the Städel Museum and others. Program…

Architecture and Philosophy: Professor Jane Rendell ‘May Mo(u)rn’

ARCHITECTURE + PHILOSOPHY May Mo(u)rn: A Site-Writing Professor Jane Rendell Time: 6.30pm, Thursday June 10th Venue:  RMIT 8.11.68 (Building 8, 360 Swanston St. Level 11, lecture theatre 68, to the right of the lifts) May Mo(u)rn is a site-writing which takes a collection of abandoned black and white photographs of modernist architectural icons found in a derelict arts and crafts house called ‘May Morn’ as a starting point for a discussion of the modernist project and its socialist ideals. Morn and mourn are homonyms, one suggests a beginning, the other an ending. Morning begins the day, while mourning – in grieving the loss of something or someone – marks an ending. Due to their deteriorating material states, the May Morn house and the paper of the photographs point towards their own disintegration – or endings, yet the buildings contained within…

The 2010 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Städel Sculpture

Felix Krämer Head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century, Modern Painting and Sculpture The 2010 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Städel Sculpture The annual lecture of Sculpture is presented jointly by the Duldig Studio and the National Gallery of Victoria. This lecture will be presented by Felix Kramer head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century, Modern Painting and Sculpture. He will focus upon sculptures from within the collection of the Städel Museum collection by eminent European artists including Rodin, Renoir, Degas and Beckmann. Time: Monday 21st June, 6pm for a 6:30pm start. Venue: Clemenger BBDO AUditorium, NGV Internation (St Kilda Rd, enter North entrance via the Arts Centre forecourt). Cost: Free (complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival). Enquiries and Bookings: 03 8662 1555, 10am – 5pm.

Call for Papers: Italian Studies – New Directions

Italian Studies – New Directions The Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) Sixth Biennial Conference The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus, 13 – 16 July 2011. The 2011 ACIS conference explores the most recent directions taken by the multifarious and interdisciplinary research areas within ‘Italian Studies’ (including Italian literature, history, art history, linguistics, translation studies, migration and border studies, cinema studies, anthropology, sociology). Confirmed speakers include: Prof Margherita Ganeri (Università della Calabria) Prof David Moss (Università degli Studi di Milano) Prof Nerida Newbigin (Sydney University) Prof Gary Radke (Syracuse University) Prof Sharon Wood (University of Leicester) The committee of the 2011 ACIS Conference invites submissions of session proposals for the 2011 Conference. The sessions may be on any of the following areas: Italian language teaching, Linguistics, Migration and border studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Literature, Business, Cinema studies, Cultural studies, Translation…

Lecture: Sophie Matthieson ‘Drawing a Long Bow? Boccherini and the Madrid Visit’

The Friends of the Gallery Library ‘Drawing a Long Bow? Boccherini and the Madrid Visit’ Sophie Matthiesson Curator, International Art, National Gallery of Victoria Thursday 27 May, 2010, 6pm for 6.30pm This lecture follows the young virtuoso composer and cellist Luigi Boccherini to the Spanish court, where he arrived in 1768, aged twenty-four. The glittering cultural scene of Madrid and its surrounding royal palaces boasted some of Europe’s finest artists and attracted a stream of noble and diplomatic visitors and many key figures of the Enlightenment. In such a cosmopolitan milieu numerous opportunities existed for a portrait of this musical celebrity to be painted. The origins of the National Gallery of Victoria portrait of Luigi Boccherini continue to elude scholars and curators. This discussion opens up a new and unexplored avenue of inquiry, by proposing a Spanish context for its…

Architecture and Philosophy: Lauren Brown ‘Listening and Silence in the built environment’

ARCHITECTURE+PHILOSOPHY Listening and silence in the built environment Lauren Brown Time: 6:30pm Thursday, 27 May 2010 in Venue: RMIT 8.11.68 (Building 8, 360 Swanston St. Level 11, lecture theatre 68, to the right of the lifts). Following her Masters research into sound in the public realm, Lauren will be discussing the act of listening, the changing spaces for quiet and the unchanging need for contemplation in the built environment. Looking at natural, urban and technospaces like the grotto, the cloister, the autobahn and the set of headphones, Lauren will unpack the nature of sound in the public realm and how we listen in contemporary cities. Lauren’s project-based work is influenced by conceptual and installation art practice. Based in Melbourne and (soon to be) Berlin, she is a recent Masters graduate from the RMIT Art in Public Space program. Lauren has…