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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.

Artist Talk | Dominic Kavanagh, Natasha Madden and Zac St. Clair | BLINDSIDE Gallery

April 15, 2014
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Dominic Kavanagh, The Beehive

 Dominic Kavanagh, Natasha Madden and Zac St. Clair | BLINDSIDE Gallery Dominic Kavanagh’s The Beehive is an installation inspired by and sourced from urban ruins. It metaphorically relates the lifeless urban scrapheap to the contrastingly buzzing, complex and teeming circumstance of an archetypal beehive. More about the exhibition here. Natasha Madden and Zac St. Clair create...
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Lecture | Infinite social landscape: Chinese contemporary art on the global stage – Professor Yiyang Shao

April 14, 2014
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Zhan Wang,“My Universe” (2011) via en.cafa.com.cn

Infinite social landscape: Chinese contemporary art on the global stage Professor Yiyang Shao China has been a land of radical changes in the past 30 years, from its economy to society, from its culture to individual life. Chinese contemporary art has become one of the most intensive and challenging parts of such a great...
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ACCA Future Forum #2 | ‘Melbourne Tomorrow’

April 9, 2014
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FUTURE FORUM #2: MELBOURNE TOMORROW  Ayse Erkmen, Plan B, 2011. Installation at the Pavilion of Turkey, 54th Biennale di Venezia. Water purification units with extended pipes and cables. Photo Roman Mensing / artdoc.de

  Future Forum #2: Melbourne Tomorrow   What will Melbourne’s contemporary art world look like in the future? What differentiates Melbourne’s contemporary art ecosystem from other states? How will it look in the next decade? Is there too much duplication or is abundance our strength? How do we keep it thriving? Speakers  Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director,...
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Conversations | Balancing development and urban heritage in Melbourne – Gerard Vaughan and Ray Tonkin | Newman College

April 3, 2014
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This public ‘conversation’ will be the first of a trio to be held at Newman College over the next few months on the theme of ‘conserving the past, ensuring the future’. In this first event in the series, Professor Gerard Vaughan discusses with Ray Tonkin, former executive director of Heritage Victoria, some of the...
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Conversation | Stuart Ringholt in conversation with Charlotte Day | MUMA

April 2, 2014
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Image credit: Stuart Ringholt, Club Purple (detail) 2014. Photo: Andrew Curtis. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Stuart Ringholt in conversation with Charlotte Day Stuart Ringholt is one of Australia’s most fearless contemporary artists. His practice has involved leading audiences in naturist gallery tours, anger workshops, and performances that place the artist in embarrassing situations. Here Ringholt will discuss the two major new commissions for his exhibition Kraft – a monumentally...
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Lunchtime Talk | Marketing and Dürer connecting business and the arts – Louise Box | Ian Potter Museum of Art

April 2, 2014
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Durer Woodcut

Marketing and Dürer connecting business and the arts Louise Box Louise will share some of her recent research on the Albrecht Dürer woodcuts held in the University of Melbourne’s print collection. Linking book and print history, she will also discuss how these sixteenth-century art objects can be compelling learning and teaching tools for business...
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Lecture | William Blake in the 21st century – Peter Otto | NGV International

April 1, 2014
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William Blake illustration 'Dante running from Three Beasts'

Keynote Lecture: William Blake in the 21st century        This lecture introduces Blake as artist, poet, and prophet by mapping his attempts radically to transform traditional understandings of the book, from the Songs of Innocence (1789) to the Laocoön engraving (c.1815). The interactive, open-ended, multi-media forms he created are a radical response to the modern, commercial culture of...
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Lecture | Murujuga Marni – the Burrup Petroglyphs in Context Australia’s Oldest Rock Art Under Threat? | Ken Mulvaney

March 31, 2014
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Murujuga Marni – the Burrup Petroglyphs in Context: Australia’s Oldest Rock Art Under Threat? Dr Ken Mulvaney, archaeologist and cultural heritage specialist, will explain the global significance of the rock art of the Burrup Peninsula/Murujuga. Ken Mulvaney lives in Dampier and is Rio Tinto’s Cultural Heritage specialist. His PhD in archaeology was on the...
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Nude Gallery Tour with Stuart Ringholt – limited places remaining

March 28, 2014
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Image credit: Preceded by a tour of the show by artist Stuart Ringholt, 4-5pm (the artist will be naked. Those who wish to join the tour must also be naked. Adults Only.) 2011. Performance still, MCA, Sydney, 2012. Image courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery.

Nude Gallery Tour with Stuart Ringholt –  limited places remaining Join artist Stuart Ringholt for a nude tour of his solo exhibition Kraft.  Ringholt will commence the private tour with an introduction to his practice spanning over 15 years and finish with a dancing session in ‘Club Purple’, his nude disco in the museum....
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Conversation | Istanbul Biennale curator Fulya Erdemci, Dr Charles Green and Dr Rebecca Coates

March 25, 2014
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In conversation with 2013 Istanbul Biennale curator Fulya Erdemci, Dr Charles Green & Dr Rebecca Coates Asialink Arts invites you to a conversation between 2013 Istanbul Biennale curator Fulya Erdemci, Dr Charles Green & Dr Rebecca Coates. 2015 has been designated a special year for cultural exchange between Australia and Turkey. Asialink Arts is...
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