Launch: Australian Book Review ‘Art Issue’

Unveiling ABR’s Art issue Australian Book Review invites you to the launch of the Art Issue  by Brian Johns AO (Board Member and former Chair, Copyright Agency Limited, former Publishing Director at Penguin Books and Managing Director of the ABC.) Special Feature: Celebrated artist Bill Henson writes for the Art issue. ABR will publish an edited version of his 2010 Melbourne Art Foundation lecture. One of his photographs also appears on the cover. Christopher Menz, a former Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia is co-editor of the Art issue. This special issue of ABR features a range of articles, reviews and commentaries on Australian and International art. Contributors include: Helen Ennis, Carol Cains, Justin Clemens, Daniel Thomas, Patrick McCaughey, Angus Trumble, Jane Clark, Brenda L. Croft, and Vivien Gaston. Date: Thursday 4th November, 6:00pm Venue: Readings Hawthorn (701…

Lecture: Jon Cattapan ‘Night Visions’

Holmesglen TAFE Art Talks Free Public Lecture Night Visions Jon Cattapan Jon Cattapan is one of Australia’s foremost artists. He is well known for his rich, luminous cityscapes that explore the interrelationship and intersection of human activity and the increasingly pervasive networks of digital exchange. In  2008, the  artist was commissioned by the Australian War Memorial to complete a body of work based on his experiences as a guest of the Australian peace keeping forces in Timor Leste. Cattapan will be speaking about his most recent exhibition – inspired significantly by his time with the forces – and his life as a practising artist. Refreshments will follow the lecture. Date: 6.30pm, Thursday 28 October 2010 Venue: Latitude Theatre, Hemisphere Conference Centre and Hotel, Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin 3189 – Melway Ref: 77 G5 Bookings are essential T:…

Call for Papers: Romanesque and the Eastern Mediterranean

Call for Papers Romanesque and the Eastern Mediterranean Palermo, 16-18 April, 2012 The British Archaeological Association will hold the second of the biennial International Romanesque conferences in Palermo on 16-18 April, 2012. The theme is Romanesque and the Eastern Mediterranean, and the aim is to examine points of contact between the Latin West and the Byzantine and Islamic worlds in the 11th and 12th centuries. These took many forms: the widespread importation of artefacts, including textiles, ceramics, ivories and metalwork, the recruitment of eastern painters and mosaicists, and the emulation of eastern Mediterranean forms and buildings, particularly those in Jerusalem. Crusading themes are likely to be important, as are  commercial and artistic contacts with the southern Mediterranean, and the conference welcomes papers on interactions between Islamic and Christian cultures in Spain and North Africa, as well as in the eastern…

Talk: Wayne Qulliam ‘Indigenous Artists in the Art World’

Wayne Qulliam Former Indigenous Artist of the Year and Walkely Award Winner Indigenous Artists in the Art World To be held in conjunction with the closure of the Utopia Art Exhibition, a collaboration between the University, Desert Knowledge And Mbantua Fine Art Gallery and Cultural Museum. Date: Thursday 21 October 2010m 5.30-7.30pm Venue: University Library, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus (Bundoora) RSVP: Mick Coombes, La Trobe University, ph. 03 0479 6678 or email m.coombes@latrobe.edu.au Enquires: Mick Coombes, La Trobe University ph. 03 0479 6678 OR Miranda Daniels, Mbantua Foundation ph. 0437 729 601

Lecture: Ann Galbally ‘Shackled and Set Free: Art, Music and Theatre in Melbourne in the 1890s’

Ann Galbally Shackled and Set Free: Art, Music and Theatre in Melbourne in the 1890s A free public lecture in conjunction with a symposium  on G. W. L. Marshall-Hall. Composer, conductor, critic and littérateur, Marshall-Hall was Melbourne’s leading musician for more than twenty years until his death in 1915. His bohemian lifestyle and outspoken views sparked intense and sometimes vitriolic public debate, and his career was marred by misfortune and errors of judgement. Dr Ann Galbally, Professorial Fellow in Art History at the University of Melbourne and author of Charles Conder: The Last Bohemian (2002) as well as books on Arthur Streeton, John Peter Russell and Frederick McCubbin, will speak about art and bohemianism in turn-of-the-century Melbourne. Date: 7.30 pm, Thursday 11 November 2010 Venue: Buzzard Theatre, Trinity College, University of Melbourne Enquiries: marshall-hall@unimelb.edu.au OR www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au/marshallhall Download the pdf for…

Lecture: Doug Hall ‘Contemporary Asian Art and Australia: 25 years to now’

Doug Hall Contemporary Asian Art and Australia: 25 years to now Australia’s engagement with contemporary Asian art has exploded over the past 25 years. Queensland Art Gallery’s Asia Pacific Triennal has been fundamental to this engagement and positioned Australia as a leading exhibiting platform for cutting edge contemporary Asian art.  Doug Hall will discuss Australia’s engagement with contemporary Asian art and the road taken to get to where we are now. Doug Hall is Australian Commissioner for the Venice Biennale, 2011; he was director of the Queensland Art Gallery (1987-2007) and was the initiator of the Asia Pacific Triennials which began in 1993; he conceived the idea and oversaw the development and opening of the Gallery of Modern Art; he now lives in Melbourne. Date: Wednesday 17 November, 6pm Venue: MiFA, Level 1, 278 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000. Free but…

EVCS: Ryan Johnston ‘ Pop Art and Surrealism: Eduardo Paolozzi in the 1950s’

Ryan Johnston Pop Art and Surrealism: Eduardo Paolozzi in the 1950s In 1966 the critic David Irwin published an article in Studio International titled “Pop Art and Surrealism” in which he raised the broad question of how the two movements might be related.  However in the forty five years since the publication of Irwin’s article it is instead the relationship between pop art and dada that has attracted the majority of art historical attention, and the precise legacy of surrealism in this respect remains relatively unclear and ill-attended.  With this paper I seek to begin addressing this lacuna by focusing on one of the artists Irwin identified as manifesting both surrealist and pop tendencies: Eduardo Paolozzi. Paolozzi has been widely considered a ‘father of pop’ ever since Mario Amaya began his highly influential 1965 book Pop Art… And After with…

Lecture: John Paoletti ‘Clothing Michelangelo’s David: History, Iconography, Context’

John Paoletti Macgeorge Fellow at The University of Melbourne Clothing Michelangelo’s David: History, Iconography, Context The Margaret Manion Lecture 2010, November 17th 6:30 Michelangelo’s David has become so much an image of Renaissance genius in art and civic awareness, so much a cultural icon, and so frequently tied to modern sexual politics that it has become impossible to see clearly. Can we figuratively clothe the statue with new meanings if we look not only at the history of art or the politics of the time, but also the lived activities of ordinary contemporary Florentines, those people who have no history, but to whom the statue was addressed? John Paoletti is a  Macgeorge Fellow at The University of Melbourne,  Australian Institute of Art History. He is the Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus and Professor of Art History, Emeritus at Wesleyan…

Call for Papers: Conference of Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand

Call for Papers Audience: The 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, July 6-9, 2011 Abstracts due 19 November 2010. Since 1985 the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand has fostered a vital and broad discussion of architecture amongst its membership – making of itself an audience for architectural history. The work of the Society has obvious significance beyond this constituency yet how is this greater audience shaped or constituted, and in what terms? And how has audience and notions of reception framed architecture as something historically situated, something positioned in its past? The 28th Annual SAHANZ Conference in Brisbane, 2011, takes ‘Audience’ as its broad theme, inviting papers that reflect on architectural history and its critical points of address. Who are the audiences of architectural history?…

Talk: Susan Scollay ‘Roses in Paradise: Gardens and Garden Culture in the Islamic World’

Roses in Paradise: Gardens and Garden Culture in the Islamic World Susan Scollay Susan Scollay will outline the historical role of the large and elaborate gardens that have been an intrinsic part of the royal palaces of the Near and Middle East for millennia. Garden themes also dominated literary culture and the design repertoire of all the arts and crafts Susan Scollay is an independent art historian and curator specialising in Islamic art and culture. She is a contributing editor of HALI, the London-based journal of carpet, textile and Islamic art, and is currently completing a Ph.D. at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Date: Thursday 28 October at 10 for 10.30 am Venue: Mueller Hall, National Herbarium Cost: Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens $15 Non members $25 Morning tea will be served before the talk. Bookings/enquiries: Booking form (PDF –…