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.

Lecture | Turn! Turn! Turn! Reconsidering Art as Historiography, Dieter Roelstraete | MPavilion

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MUMA Boiler Room Lecture Thursday 15 December 2016, 6.00 – 7.30pm MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne FREE. No bookings required. Website. Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and The Saturday Paper are pleased to present the lecture, Turn! Turn! Turn! Reconsidering Art as Historiography, by visiting international curator Dieter Roelstraete. In his talk Roelstraete will revisit a series of articles first published online in the spring of 2009 that considered the so-termed ‘historiographic turn’ in art; a powerful trend in contemporary art in the first decade-and-a-half of the 20th century. The best known of these essays was Roelstraete’s “The Way…

Classics Summer School at the University of Melbourne with Frank Sear and Christopher Gribbin

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Held over one intensive week in January, the Classics Summer School will present classes in four different subjects focussing on the great archaeological discoveries of ancient Greece and Rome, the fascinating history of the Roman province of Dalmatia, the domestic life of ancient Greeks and Romans, and finally a practical workshop to develop your argumentation skills in the style of Socrates. Book here: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/engage/extended-and-community-learning-programs/short-courses-and-melbourne-masterclasses/classics-summer-school Presenters Emeritus Professor Frank Sear and Dr Christopher Gribbin 1. Uncovering the past: Great archaeological discoveries – Presented by Emeritus Professor Frank Sear Many Greek and Roman sites were uncovered by archaeologists, for example Heinrich Schliemann at…

Lecture | Lady and the Unicorn – Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye | Australian Tapestry Workshop

Lady and the Unicorn Tapestry from the Musee Moyenage

As part of the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s fortieth anniversary celebrations, the world-renowned art historian and director of the National Museum of the Middle Ages in Paris (Musée national du Moyen Âge, formerly Musée de Cluny), Dr Élisabeth Taburet-Delahaye will present a public lecture in November about the recent restoration of the magnificent The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a series of six wool and silk tapestries created in the 16th century and are considered to be the most important tapestry series woven in Middle Ages Europe. Featured as part of the National Museum…

RMIT University School of Art Graduate Exhibition

Photo by Keelan O'Hehir

RMIT University School of Art Graduate Exhibition  Exhibitions and performances will be located throughout various spaces at the RMIT City campus. Opening night: Wednesday 23 November 2016 Venue: RMIT City Campus, 6.00pm to 9.00 pm Programs:  Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours) Master of Fine Art (by coursework) Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) (Opening 6.00pm – 8.00pm) Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts (Opening 5.30pm – 7.30pm) Find out more info on our Facebook event  Exhibition dates: Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and (Honours) Wednesday 23 November to Wednesday 7 December 10.00am to 4.00pm (Monday to Friday)…

Discussion | The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Sonia Payes, Bronwyn Oliver, 2006. C-type photograph, edition of 10, 127 x 127cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Join guest curator Julie Ewington for a special discussion on The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver and enjoy the unique opportunity of viewing, and learning about Oliver’s exquisite works in this much-awaited exhibition. The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver presents over 50 sculptures drawn from public and private Australian collections, from the mid-1980s to the artist’s final solo exhibition in 2006. It will reveal Oliver as the most significant sculptor of her generation. At a time when many artists were turning to installation, video and other ephemeral art forms, Oliver resolutely pursued making inventive and substantial works in metal, which became her signature material. Guest…

Film screening | Nature in the Dark 2 | SAB Cinema RMIT

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NITD 2 artists: Jenny Fraser, Radiance (Rose Staff), Olaf Meyer, Kim Munro, Michael Carmody, Hugh Davies & Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier Curator: Dr Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier NITD 2 (2015) is based on underwater survey material from marine national parks along the Victorian shore – length: about 23 minutes Showcasing animal life from Victoria, Australia, Nature in the Dark (NITD) invited artists to create video works inspired by ecological habitat surveys from the Victorian National Parks land and water. Video and photographs originally used to identify animals and population sizes are now creatively re-purposed to create works of art. Entering this art/science…

Conversation | Judy Watson and Kimberley Moulton in Conversation at Monash University Museum of Art

Image: Judy Watson, the keepers 2016 (still) Courtesy of the artist, Milani Gallery, Brisbane and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

Judy Watson’s the keepers 2016 is a new video work featured in the current MUMA exhibition Life inside an Image. It includes documentary film footage shot in the Aboriginal Australian archives of the British Museum in London. In this informal discussion with curator Kimberley Moulton, Watson will discuss the keepers, her engagement with Aboriginal artefacts in cultural collections, and share her ideas around institutional responsibility, redress and repatriation. Judy Watson is a Brisbane-based Waanyi artist who was born in Mundubbera, Queensland in 1959.  Renowned for her paintings;on un-stretched canvas, Watson’s work is often concerned with unearthing hidden histories of Indigenous Australian experiences…

Seminar | Beit Haim: the new permanent Holocaust Exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum – Dr Avril Alba | Deakin University City Campus

Deakin Cultural Heritage Asia–Pacific Network presents teh following seminar. Please join us for the last seminar of the year “Beit Haim: the new permanent Holocaust Exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum” organised by the Deakin Cultural Heritage Asia–Pacific Network, to mark the end of our 2016 season of seminars. Dr Avril Alba (biography below) from The University of Sydney will speak about the new permanent Holocaust Exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum. This special event is organised in partnership with the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne. Before the seminar, there will be drinks and nibbles to come together and celebrate another busy year. Dr Avril Alba is Lecturer in…

Hybrid Worlds: When Art and Science Collide | 2016 Ursula Hoff Contemporary Lecture | RMIT

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As part of the RMIT Gallery exhibition Morbid Artis: Diseases of the Arts, RMIT Gallery, the 2016 Ursula Hoff Contemporary Art Lecture four speakers will address the challenges of identity, culture and interspecies relationships in today’s ‘super connected’ global society. Date: 22nd November 5:30pm Venue: RMIT Storey Hall Lecture Theatre, Level 1, 336-348 Swanston Street Free but register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hybrid-worlds-when-art-and-science-collide-tickets-28881964734 Speakers Dr Drew Berry, biomedical animator at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. You might know Drew’s work fromthe music videos he’s made for Bjork. Drew’s work features in the RMIT Gallery exhibition Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts(17 November  2016 – 18…

Lecture | Artist, Actress, Lover Johan Zoffany’s Portrait of Elizabeth Farren as Hermione in Shakespeare’s ‘A Winter’s Tale’ (c.1780) – Vivien Gaston

Zoffany's portrait of Elizabeth Farren

Rae Alexander Lecture 2016 Zoffany’s Portrait of Elizabeth Farren as Hermione in Shakespeare’s ‘A Winter’s Tale’ in the NGV depicts one of the most striking scenes in all of Shakespeare’s plays, the moment when Hermione is returned to life. Vivien Gaston’s lecture will probe the work’s context in the life of the artist, the sitter and its owner and reveal the way a portrait can shape and direct the aspirations of all three. Celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, the lecture will also show the continued impact of his plays and the nature of portraits as role-playing and performance. The Rae Alexander…

TWO CULTURES: A forum on global cultural collaborations with art & science | University of Melbourne

image: Yiyun Chen, Sick Better 2015-2016. Current Asialink Arts resident based at Symbiotica

Asialink Arts (AA) in partnership with The Carlton Connect Initiative (CCI) present a free one-day forum focused on sharing ideas, experiences and interrogating the role of art in science. Science and scientific ideas have long inspired art and artists. By exploring the evolving world of art, science and technology; we must ask how the contemporary artist can engage meaningfully with scientific researchers and vice versa. The forum title is drawn from the seminal and somewhat controversial C.P.Snow publication ‘The Two Cultures’ from 1959 originally presented as a Cambridge University Rede Lecture. Its thesis was that “the intellectual life of the…

Conversation | All About Hockney with John McDonald

David Hockney English 1937– 4 blue stools 2014 photographic drawing printed on paper, mounted on Dibond edition 5 of 25 170.3 x 175.9 cm (image) Collection David Hockney Foundation © David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmid

The NGV presents a major solo exhibition of one of the most influential living artists, David Hockney. The exhibition (opens this Friday) features more than 700 works from the past decade of the artist’s career. Learn more about David Hockney’s life and work as renowned art critic John McDonald shares his thoughts on one of Britain’s greatest living painters before speaking in conversation with exhibition curator Simon Maidment. John McDonald is an art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald and film critic for the Australian Financial Review. He has written for many Australian and international publications, worked as an editor and…

Full Program for Art, Objects, Emotions | University of Melbourne 15-16 November

mage: Reliquary bust of one of Saint Ursula’s virgins, anonymous, c. 1325 - c. 1349. Copyright Rijksmuseum.

The full program (download pdf) is now available for the conference Art, Objects and Emotions, 1400-1800 at the University of Melbourne. Registrations for the conference and conference dinner are now open, please register ASAP if you plan to attend. Conference details Date: Tuesday 15 November to Wednesday 16 November 2016 Venue: Woodward Conference Centre, 10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106), 185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC 3053 Contact: Ms Julie Davies (daviesja@unimelb.edu.au), 03 8344 5981 Download event program ‘Art’ wrote Susanne Langer ‘is the objectification of feeling.’  A century earlier, Paul Cezanne had made the more extravagant claim ‘A work of art…

Lecture | Professor Dr. Apinan Poshyananda – Thai-Tanic-Three: Contemporary Thai Art in the Age of Constraints.

Photo of Professor Apinan Poshyananda

Professor Apinan Poshyananda will deliver the Keir Foundation Lecture on the emergence of Thai contemporary art. This lecture will close the three-day Symposium Regions of the Contemporary: Transnational Art Festivals and Exhibitions in 1990s Southeast Asia, Saturday 5–Monday 7 November 2016, at the University of Melbourne. Free Public Lecture – All Welcome – Registration required as seating is limited. To register visit: http://alumni.online.unimelb.edu.au/keirfoundation Date: Monday, 7 November 2016, 3-4pm Venue: Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Swanston Street, University of Melbourne Professor Dr. Apinan Poshyananda is former Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Thailand. He is art historian, critic,…

Open Garden | Bank House Newlyn

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5th and 6th November,  675 Dean Newlyn Rd Newlyn 3364 (Between Ballarat and Daylesford) At Bank House formal allees are juxtaposed with woodland glades and walks. There is a meadow garden and a lush, ornamental vegetable garden. The extensive garden combines formal structure with exuberant plantings to create a romantic garden design. As one moves up the gentle slope behind the house a secret world unfolds, in a series of surprises concealed behind hedges of hornbeam, privet and japonica. Join the Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens for a delightful day in the country. $10 entry – children free   See more here http://www.wombathill.org.au/