Nicholas Building Open Days

Visit the studios in the Nicholas Building Dates: Thursday 19th & Friday 20th August 2010,4pm – 9pm (both nights) Address: 37 Swanston St,Melbourne 3000. Corner of Flinders Lane & Swanston St. Lift access via Cathedral Arcade. For more detail click on the program below.

Symposium: ‘A Beautiful Line: Italian Prints from Mantegna to Piranesi’ Art Gallery of South Australia

A Beautiful Line: Italian Prints from Mantegna to Piranesi Date: Saturday 21 August, 1-4pm Venue: Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide The Art Gallery of South Australia’s European print collection was founded more than 120 years ago and its large holdings feature works by leading masters of the European printmaking tradition. Join us for an afternoon of fine scholarship on a range of stimulating topics, view the exhibition and enjoy a glass of wine to cap off a perfectly agreeable day. 1pm Welcome 1.10pm Dr Lisa Mansfield, University of Adelaide – After Michelangelo: The Reproduction and Reception of the Sistine Ceiling and Last Judgment 1.50pm Dr Justin Clements, University of Melbourne – Print Apocalypse: image and text as agents of Reformation 2.30pm Maria Zagala, Art Gallery of South Australia – ‘Disegni stampati’: Prints as drawings and…

Event – Harrell Fletcher ‘The sound we make together (Melbourne)’

This September, the National Gallery of Victoria will be presenting the latest project of US based contemporary artist Harrell Fletcher, The sound we make together (Melbourne). Harrell Fletcher is best known through his work with people outside the art world, where he has created art through collaboration and participation. Harrell Fletcher’s first Australian project will be a collaboration with seven Melbourne based community groups including Arts Project Australia, CERES, Crooked Rib Art, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Grainger Museum, Hell Gallery, RISE, and two individuals, Herb Patten and Jeff Sparrow. The participants will each reveal an aspect of contemporary and historical Melbourne, whether it is immigration, art and community, identity, urban agriculture and sustainability, urban history and politics, and even music. In addition to reflecting Melbourne’s past and present through an assortment of organisations and individuals, the project is ultimately situated…

Miegunyah Lectures on Architecture and Cities- Professor Attilio Petruccioli and Professor Claudio D’Amato Guerrieri

Miegunyah Lectures Melbourne School of Design Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning The University of Melbourne Lecture 1 – Tuesday 17th August Professor Attilio Petruccioli (Head, Department of Civil Engineering and Architectural Science, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy) ‘The Genetics of Walls: Urban DNA and social features’ In the 1950s, Saverio Muratori created the ‘urban typology school’ to study the morphological evolution of the city of Venice through the centuries. This lecture will use the main tenets of Muratori’s theory to read the historic and contemporary fabric of Balkan, Middle Eastern and Central Asian cities. Through the analysis of their structural skeleton, light will be shed on the spatial complexity and social richness of specific urban textures, from Bosnia to Jerusalem, many of which have been scarred by recent events in world history. By reflecting on their cultural value and environmental…

NGV Lecture Isobel Crombie ‘The World Turns: Contemporary Asian Photography’

Dr Isobel Crombie Senior Curator, Photography, NGV The World Turns: Contemporary Asian Photography Thursday 19 August, 2010, 6pm for 6.30pm Presented by The Friends of the Gallery Library, National Gallery of Victoria. Mapping is an essential part of life. We create maps to help locate us geographically but we also construct them to orient us politically and even artistically. The art world has a map which, until recently, was dominated by New York, London and Paris. In recent years, however, this map has started to change: and it is clear that the art world is no longer centralised in the way that it once was. The advent of biennales in Istanbul, Shanghai, Fukuoka and Delhi are evidence that the art world is turning and the spotlight is moving to the Asia Pacific. In this lecture, I will be looking at…

Exhibition: ‘Charles Nodrum Selects’ LUMA

Charles Nodrum Selects Exhibition of works from the La Trobe University Art Collection and talk by Charles Nodrum La Trobe University Museum of Art 14 July – 29 August 2010 In a personal collection, unless you are a masochist, you are not going to hang a work on your wall that you don’t like, just because it happens to be an ‘important painting’ by an ‘important artist’ – Charles Nodrum 20 August 2010 – 11.30 am Charles Nodrum will be appearing at the La Trobe Museum of Art (Bundoora) to discuss his approach to the art of building a personal collection. This is a FREE event but please book to ensure availability of seating (see contact details below). In 1969 Charles Nodrum arrived from England and walked off the street and into a job at Joseph Brown’s prominent Melbourne art…

Reminder EVCS Seminar Monday 9th – Caitlin Breare on Borromini’s Oratory

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. Click here for the full abstract. All Welcome Date: 6:30pm,  Monday 9th August, 2010 Venue: Rm 150, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus) Drinks and Nibbles provided, gold coin donation appreciated for snacks. Wine generously donated by Eugene Barilo von Reisberg. The seminar will be followed by dinner in Lygon St. Further Enquiries: Mark Shepheard shepm@unimelb.edu.au

Call for Papers: ‘Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World’ Perth 2011

Call for Papers – Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World 8-11 June, 2011, The University of Western Australia, Perth Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Western Australia Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group. This conference will explore the subject of emotions in the medieval and early modern world, c.500-1800, across a range of disciplines. Within the field, paper proposals from any relevant areas of study are welcome. Possible approaches and themes may include: the theory of pre-modern emotions; emotions in social and political history; religion and emotion; representations in literature, theatre and the arts; scientific, philosophical and theological understandings; the public performance of emotion; gender and emotion; emotion and the body; policing and punishing emotion; disordered emotions, and other related themes. The confirmed plenary speakers…

Preserving The Ephemeral – Street Art and Urban Space Forum and Tour

Preserving The Ephemeral Street Art and Urban Space Public Forum+Tour Sunday 22 August, 11am – 1pm Fitzroy and 3.00pm – 5.00pm at the University of Melbourne Preserving the Ephemeral – a collaborative initiative between City of Yarra and The University of Melbourne – is a public forum to discuss the relationship between street art and architecture; the regeneration of urban space; and the merits or otherwise of street art conservation. Program Guided Tour of Melbourne Street Art: Sunday August 22, 11am – 1pm, Fitzroy, $39 per person (Bookings essential contact Anthony White for more information about the bookings). Public Forum: Sunday 22 August 2010, 3.00pm – 5pm, James Hardie Theatre, Architecture Building at The University of Melbourne. Free entry The tour and forum are part of a University of Melbourne three-day conference – Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East…