Category: Melbourne Events

Art and Art History related events in Melbourne. We welcome submissions in this category. If you are organising or know of an event that would be of interest to our readers please see ‘Contact Us’ for detail on how to submit an item.

Free Public Lecture: Lorraine Connelly-Northey

Lorraine Connelly-Northey Free Public Lecture at Holmesglen Thursday 5th August, 2010 For all enquiries and bookings (essential) please call Holmesglen: 03 9209  5605 Lorraine Connelly-Northey reinterprets traditional Aboriginal implements and clothing using found materials included discarded fencing wire, rusted tin and weathered iron. The artist’s practice is ecologically sound and references the traditional grass and sedge weaving techniques indigenous to the women of the Mallee and the Riverina. Lorraine will be speaking at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus. Refreshments will follow the lecture. Flier as pdf Lorraine Connelly-Northey Lecture pdf Venue: C1.2.02, Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, 488 Batesford Road, Chadstone 3148, Melway ref: 69 E1. Time: 6pm, Tursday 5th August, 2010.

State of Design festival: Art related events

The State of Design festival begins tomorrow and runs till the 25th of July. Below are a few of the more art-related events. For a full program and further details about the below events see the website – Some events may attract an entry fee. 175 Years of Design – Part exhibition, part open forum. The 30-metre long installation reflects on Victoria’s design history and encourages visitors to share their stories. The exhibition draws on photographs, archival materials, graphics and sketches to retell tales of design in our daily life from 1835 to present day. 17-18 July, 10am-5pm ($10 entry fee for public). Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson St, Carlton. 3D Stencil Project – Your average two-dimensional stencil artist goes out on the street with a cardboard stencil and a can of spray paint. With the 3D Stencil,…

Lecture: Dr Meredith Fletcher – ‘Jean Galbraith Writing for Gardeners’

Dr Meredith Fletcher ‘Jean Galbraith: Writing for Gardeners’ Thursday July 15 (6 for 6.30 pm) Venue: Mueller Hall, The Herbarium, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra Cost per lecture: $15 members AGHS, $20 Non-members, $5 Students-with student card. All Enquiries to Kathy Wright: 9596 2041 As a botanist, gardener and conservationist, Jean Galbraith spent a lifetime writing about plants in the bush and the garden. Her first gardening article was published in 1926, when she was nineteen, and she was still writing for gardeners in the 1990s. This talk explores Jean Galbraith’s contribution to Australian garden writing, including her passionate promotion of growing native plants, her autobiographical style and her celebration of beauty in even-day life. It considers the source of her inspiration and her ability to evoke a flower, a colour or a scent that delighted and informed readers for…

FINAL PROGRAM – Australian Art Industry Networks: Artists, Agents, Markets and Museums

Australian Art Industry Networks: Artists, Agents, Markets and Museums Thursday 15th – Friday 16th July 2010, The University of Melbourne See below for sessions or download the entire timetable with all speakers, abstracts and bios as a pdf AIAH final program Please direct any enquiries to Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios Day 1: Thursday 15 July Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Lecture Theatre Session One (9.15 am-12.30 pm) The Aboriginal Art Industry: Challenges and Opportunities Now and Into the Future Keynote Address (10.00-11.00 am): Peter Garrett, AM, MP, (Labor Member for Kingsford Smith, Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts ): The Aboriginal Visual Arts Industry and the Implementation of the Resale Royalty Legislation Session One (cont) (11.30-11.50 am): The Aboriginal Art Industry: Challenges and Opportunities Now and Into the Future Session Two (1.30-3.30 pm): Selling and Reselling Art: Auction Houses, Dealers…

Saints and Singers: The crisis of Oratorian style during their patronage of Borromini

The European Visual Culture Seminar presents: Caitlin Breare Saints and Singers: The crisis of Oratorian style during their patronage of Borromini Despite now being renowned as a Baroque genius, architect Francesco Borromini suffered an exasperating and tumultuous career involving numerous personal conflicts and the subsequent loss of several commissions. One of these losses also happened to be his longest project as architect of the Oratory of the Filippini, an appointment that ended after some 15 years of partnership. Founded in 1575, the Congregation of the Oratory was one of several religious groups that emerged in sixteenth-century Italy. Characterised by their eccentric yet charismatic founder, Filippo Neri, and novel in many ways, their values initially seemed well suited to the idiosyncratic architect. This paper attempts to unravel the complex mechanisms of patronage at work, focusing on the problematic development of the…

Contemporaneity and Art

CONTEMPORANEITY AND ART Two days of public lectures, panel discussions and seminars for the initiative to establish the Australian Institute of Art History and the VCAM, University of Melbourne. Free admission. Thursday 22 July, 2010 HISTORIES OF CONTEMPORARY ART Keynote lecture: “Histories of contemporary art: paradoxes, antinomies, contingencies” –  Terry Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Pittsburgh. Time: 6pm Venue: Elizabeth Murdoch Theatre A, University of Melbourne Parkville.

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 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

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.…