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Call for Nominations | CHASS Prizes 2017

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Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), a national advocacy body that supports the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sector in Australia. CHASS are now inviting nominations for this year’s CHASS Australia Prizes. Nominations are currently open for the 2017 CHASS Australia Distinctive Work Prize, which is for an exceptional artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution to arts policy in 2016. This cash prize of $3,500 is being sponsored by Routledge. The nominated work must have some relevance to Australian cultural and intellectual life. More details here http://www.chass.org.au/2017-australia-prizes/. 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader –  for an individual under 30 years of age who is demonstrating leadership skill and potential in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. I have attached a poster with more information, trust you will find it useful. CHASS Australia Prize for a Book in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences ($3,500) Nominees in this category must have published a non-fiction book/e-book…

The Japan Art Catalogue Project | University of Sydney Library

The Japan Art Catalogue Project | University of Sydney Library The Japan Art Catalogue (JAC) project was established in 1996 to support art researchers across the globe by collecting publications related to Japanese exhibitions. These include both major exhibitions of Japanese art of all periods but also important exhibitions of Western art shown in Japan, including in particular modern and contemporary art. These include some of the most comprehensive exhibitions of such art world-wide, and the catalogues are very well illustrated and of the highest standards of production. In addition to the Japanese texts they often include texts in European languages by collaborating curators or English translations of texts by Japanese  curators. Currently managed by the National Art Centre, Tokyo, the JAC project provides access to rich and invaluable resources, most of which are not ordinarily distributed widely outside the…

News | ACMI announces new commissioning program for Australian artists worth $240,000 over 3 years

ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) has announced the $80,000 Mordant Family VR Commission, in partnership with Catriona and Simon Mordant AM, the City of Melbourne and ACMI, for new works by Australian artists and filmmakers. Building on ACMI’s existing commissioning initiatives, this program heralds a new era of artist support at ACMI for emerging platforms. The Mordant Family VR Commission invites visual artists to produce bold new and ambitious works using virtual reality (VR) and associated technology. Open to mid-career and established visual artists, the Mordant Family VR Commission supports gallery-based practitioners to move into VR, encouraging experimentation and enabling the creation of ambitious artworks that push the limits of technology to engage audiences in new ways. ACMI, through these partnerships, is providing unique opportunities in contemporary Australian film practice with this commission. ACMI Director and CEO Katrina…

CFP | New book series – The Material Culture of Art | Bloomsbury Academic

The Material Culture of Art New Book Series, Bloomsbury Academic Series Editor: Michael Yonan, University of Missouri The Material Culture of Art is devoted to scholarship that brings art history into dialogue with interdisciplinary material culture studies. The material components of an object – its medium and physicality – are key to understanding its cultural significance.  Material culture has stretched the boundaries of art history and emphasized new points of contact with other disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, consumer and mass culture studies, the literary movement called “Thing Theory,” and materialist philosophy.  The Material Culture of Art seeks to publish studies that explore the relationship between art and material culture in all of its complexity.  The series is a venue for scholars to explore specific object histories (or object biographies, as the term has developed), studies of medium and the procedures for making…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 13th January 2017

Jobs Australia Gallery Manager, Australian Print Workshop – deadline 6th February 2017 Senior Lecturer In Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education School of Design, University of Western Australia – deadline 7th February 2017 Exhibitions Manager (readvertised), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) – deadline 23rd January 2017 Curatorial Manager (new role), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) – deadline 23rd January 2017 Assistant Conservator (new role), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) – deadline 23rd January 2017 Assistant Curator- Territory History (new role) 4 days per week, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) – deadline 23rd January 2017 International Public Lead, Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand – deadline 10th February 2017 Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Scotland’s Rock Art, Historic Environment Scotland – deadline 25th January 2017 Curator of Dutch and Flemish Painting, 1600 to…

Lecture | Shoreline Landscapes and the Edges of Empire – Rachel DeLue | Power Institute Sydney

The Power Institute with Sydney Ideas is pleased to present a lecture by American art specialist Rachael DeLue, that considers the significance of the shoreline in the work of prominent nineteenth century Australian and American artists.  Defined as the line where a body of water meets the land, a shoreline is a space of contact, marking the point of convergence between different terrains, peoples, and ecosystems.  Shorelines also engender diverse forms of knowledge, including the outer limits of nation states, the geologic history of the earth, or the effect of climate change on global sea levels.  Depending on one’s point of view, a shoreline can be a beginning or an end, a view in or a view out, a frontier or a familiar place.  In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, landscape artists in Australia and the United States regularly depicted…

Book Launch | Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting – Dr Christopher R. Marshall | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Book cover of Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting: The World in the WorkbenchBy Dr Christopher R. Marshall

Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting: The World in the Workbench | Dr Christopher R. Marshall Date: Thursday 20 Oct 2016, 6.00- 8.00pm Venue: Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston St, University of Melbourne, Parkville Free but RSVP essential: http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/public-programs/current-events/prgm-date/2016-10-20/prgm/book-launch-baroque-naples-and-the-industry-of-painting-the-world-in-the-workbench Join Dr Gerard Vaughan AM, Director, National Gallery of Australia for the Melbourne launch of Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting: The World in the Workbench by Dr Christopher R. Marshall. In Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting, Marshall presents a new reading of seventeenth-century Italian Baroque art that explores the social, material, and economic history of painting, revealing how artists, agents, and the owners of artworks interacted to form a complex and mutually sustaining art world. Through such topics as artistic rivalry and anti-foreign labour agitation, art dealing and forgery, cultural diplomacy, and the rise of the independently arranged art exhibition,…

Lecture | Chari Larsson – Steve McQueen’s Ghostly Survivals with respondent Giles Fielke

Followed by the Melbourne launch of Broadsheet Journal 45.2 (September 2016), with opening remarks by Liz Nowell, Executive Director, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA), and Wendy Walker, Editor, Broadsheet Journal. Date: Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 6:00pm Venue: Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne Free to attend In 2003, British artist and filmmaker, Steve McQueen was selected as an official war artist by the Imperial War Museum to document the war in Iraq. The situation in Basra, however, was extremely unstable and dangerous, leaving McQueen unable to film and confined for the duration of the six-day trip. As a response, McQueen later began composing a new commemorative project, Queen and Country (2007–2009), with the goal of giving representation to the men and women who had died serving in Iraq. McQueen created sheets of postage stamps, seeking to circulate miniature portraits of the…

New Journal on Art History Pedagogy and Practice (AHPP)

A new journal on teaching and pedagogy in art history. Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR), in partnership with the Office of Library Services at the City University of New York (CUNY), is excited to announce the launch of Art History Pedagogy and Practice (AHPP) on Academic Works’ Digital Commons platform. Published by AHTR, a practitioner-led, open-educational resource for educators who address art history, visual culture, and material culture, AHPP is the first academic journal dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning in art history (SoTL-AH). The result of a two-year initiative, AHPP responds to a long-standing need to advance, collect, disseminate, and demonstrate pedagogical research specific to the discipline. The call for papers for the inaugural issue, forthcoming in fall 2016, is available on the AHTR website. You can also read the recent AHTR white paper the Need for a…

NGV Appeal to buy François Marie Poncet’s 1782 Vénus

The NGV is asking for donations to support its acquisition of François Marie Poncet’s 1782 ‘Vénus’. Poncet was a French sculptor who was a pupil of the famous Etienne-Maurice Falconet at the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris. He left for Rome in 1760 and spent much of his career in Italy. His first fifteen years in Rome seem to have been spent at the fringes of the Académie de France (he had twice entered the Prix de Rome but been unsuccessful), in contact with British, German and Scandinavian Neo-classical artists. In 1771 he was elected to the Accademia degli Arcadi, and on a journey to Paris in 1775, Poncet stopped in Lyon, where he was received (reçu) as a member of the Lyon academy. At Ferney he made a bust of Voltaire, a striking masterpiece of great realism and vitality. In…

Lecture | Floods, Rats, White Ants, All Seem To Conspire Against Us | RMIT Design Hub

The Empire Remains is a long-term project by Cooking Sections that started in 2013. It explores the infrastructure and cultural imaginaries that were set up by the British Empire to promote the food and agricultural industry between home and overseas territories through powerful visual arts, film and graphic propaganda. The Empire Remains attests to the ways global food networks have evolved up to today and affected the construction of the natural and built environment – like the relationship between megaports and invasive species or between greenhouses and the end of traditional seasons. By looking at bananas, sugar, rum, tobacco, cacao, fruits and spices, Cooking Sections explore the spatial legacy of such trade networks and how they affect the world we live in. Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) is a duo of spatial practitioners based in London. Their practice was born out of The Centre for…

Masters Degree in Digital Art History at Duke University

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Historical & Cultural Visualization: Digital Art History Track   The Wired! Lab offers a Digital Art History track as part of the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies’ Master of Arts degree in Historical and Cultural Visualization. The department also offers a track in Computational Media. The 18-month Digital Art History program integrates historical disciplines and the study of cultural artifacts with digital visualization techniques for the analysis and presentation of research. The program builds on courses and well-developed strengths at Duke University, and requires 10 courses over three semesters in addition to summer research. Students affiliate with an existing faculty research initiative, from which they will develop their own independent research project for the M.A. thesis. Common themes that unite the various projects are the visualization of process, the representation of change over time, recontextualizing displaced objects…

Exhibition | Nick Austin & Patrick Lundberg | TCB

FRONT AND BACK SPACE | ZERO TO HERO | NICK AUSTIN – PATRICK LUNDBERG Curated by Chloe Geoghegan Exhibition dates: 20 January ˆ February 6, 2016 Zero to Hero addresses the individual practices of Patrick Lundberg and Nick Austin as continuously intersecting at certain points within one narrative system. Accompanied by a brief curatorial text, Zero to Hero uses the convention of space to form a conversation around the inevitability of location. Based in Dunedin, Chloe Geoghegan runs Blue Oyster Art Project Space. Across the road, Nick Austin paints in his studio. In 2014, Patrick Lundberg had a studio in Dunedin too, but now he lives in Auckland. Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 20th January 2016 Address: TCB art Inc. level 1/12 Waratah place, Melbourne Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 12-6pm Website: http://tcbartinc.org.au/zero-to-hero/

Survey | Wellcome Trust survey on Third Party Image Permissions for Electronic Publications

A survey by the Wellcome Trust aims to gather information about the challenges faced by researchers who want to publish images in ebooks and online. We are trying to learn about the challenges researchers face when wanting to use images from third parties in electronic publications such as e-books and online articles. “Third party” includes image providers like the Tate, V&A, Wellcome Images, Getty Images, etc. We want your feedback to help us find out how best we can alleviate some of these problems. You can take the survey here: https://dotmailer-surveys.com/032pxje8-451bez96

Conference | Artist and Empire: New Dynamics 1790 to the present day | Tate Britain 24-26 November 2015

  International conference | Artist and Empire: New Dynamics 1790 to the present day Tate Britain, Clore Auditorium – 24 – 26 November 2015 We are pleased to announce that Tate is holding a major conference in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London and Culture at King’s College London, to mark the opening of the exhibition Artist and Empire. Scholars, curators and artists from around Britain and the world will consider art created under the conditions of the British Empire, its aftermath, and its future in museum and gallery displays. Scholarship has expanded over the last two decades across a span of disciplines and locations. This conference takes the historic opportunity of the exhibition, featuring diverse artists from the sixteenth century to the present day, to bring together people to meet and share the latest research being developed around this subject. The papers,…