Studio Open Day | Gertrude Contemporary

Image David Brazier and Kelda Free, Untitled, film still, 2014.

SATURDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2014, 12.00PM–4.30PM Gertrude Contemporary’s Studio Artists will open their studios to the public for the afternoon of Saturday 29 November 2014, 12–4.30pm. This is an exclusive opportunity to visit the sixteen studios upstairs, view works in progress, and meet with the artists. It complements the annual Gertrude Studios exhibition, Part Two of which is currently on display. Gertrude’s current Studio Artists are Ross Coulter, Sean Bailey, Tully Moore, Claire Lambe, Sarah CrowEST, Jess Johnson, Sean Peoples, Scott Miles, Danae Valenza, Helen Grogan, Søren Dahlgaard, Hamishi Farah, Bridie…

Melbourne Portrait Group Seminar | Emily Wubben: ‘Artistic Souls: Baronne Madeleine Deslandes and her portrait by Edward Burne-Jones’

Edward Burne-Jones, Portrait of Baronne Madeleine Deslandes, 1895-96. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Please note venue change – seminar will now be held in the Visual Resource Centre in the John Medley building. Time and date are the same. This paper will investigate Sir Edward Burne-Jones’s enigmatic portrait of Baronne Madeleine Deslandes (1895-96), which was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in late 2005. Baronne Deslandes (1866–1929) was the celebrated hostess of a cultured Parisian salon that was frequented by renowned artists, poets and composers. Using contemporary accounts of Deslandes, this paper will explore the degree to which her portrait by Burne-Jones reflected…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | November 21st 2014

Jobs Australia Curator (Exhibitions, Residencies, International Visitors Program and Partnerships), ARTSPACE, Sydney – deadline 8th December 2014 Curator (Exhibitions, Project Space, Publishing and Online), ARTSPACE, Sydney – deadline 8th December 2014 Director, Griffith Artworks, Queensland College of Art – deadline 14th January 2014 International Project Curator: Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Collections, The British Museum – Britain, Europe and Prehistory – deadline 27th November 2014 Postdoctoral Fellowships, Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices, Berlin – deadline January 12th, 2015 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities – deadline 10th January 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Studies…

Conversation | Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses | NGV International

Andy Warhol (American, 1928 – 1987), Sarah Bernhardt, from Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century, 1980, screenprint on paper, 40 x 32 in. (101.6 x 81.3 cm). The Jewish Museum, New York. Gift of Lorraine and Martin Beitler, 2006-64.9 ©2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York / feldmangallery.com

Held in conjunction with The Jewish Museum’s exhibition Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses (20 Nov 2014-24 May 2015), join the Director of the Jewish Museum of Australia Rebecca Forgasz in conversation with the Director of the Jewish Museum Vienna Danielle Spera. Danielle Spera was appointed Director of the Jewish Museum Vienna in 2010. From 1978 till 2010 she worked as a journalist, correspondent, reporter, and anchorwoman at ORF-TV Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation. She is the author of numerous books and articles on contemporary art, Jewish topics, and for the magazine NU. Since…

Discussions and Workshops for the opening of Emily Floyd: The Daw at NGV

Emily Floyd, The Dawn (Maquette) 2014, wood, synthetic polymer paint
37.5 x 60.0 x 70.0 cm (overall), Collection of the artist, Melbourne. © Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

Celebrate the opening weekend of Emily Floyd: The Dawn at the National Gallery of Victoria with a series of discussions and hands-on workshops. About the Exhibition | Emily Floyd: The Dawn is a survey exhibition of the work of Melbourne-based artist Emily Floyd. The exhibition will feature works dating from 2001 to 2014 including lesser-known early works, major installations and a newly commissioned children’s project based on Feminist activism from the 1970s and 80s. Floyd works across the mediums of sculpture and printmaking and is known for her installations and public…

Ursula Hoff Dinner | University of Melbourne

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The Art History discipline at the Faculty of Artsis hosting a dinner to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Dr Ursula Hoff’s arrival in Australia from London in December 1939. Dr Hoff was sponsored by the University Women’s College (now University College), at the University of Melbourne. Dr Hoff went on to have a distinguished career at the University and at the National Gallery of Victoria. This dinner is an opportunity to acknowledge Dr Hoff’s unique contribution to Australian culture. During the dinner, Kelly Gellatly, the Director of the University’s Ian…

News | Kirsty Grant appointed new Director and CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art

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Heide has announced that Kirsty Grant has been appointed the new Director and CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art. Kirsty Grant is currently the Senior Curator of Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980 at the NGV. She recently curated the very successful Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design and the current retrospective of the work of Robert Jacks. She will take up her new role in January 2015. From Heide Chair of the Board, Jennifer Darbyshire, said that Ms Grant’s expertise in modern Australian art and significant curatorial…

Discussion | Micky Allan, Ponch Hawkes and Ruth Maddison on feminist politics and art photography | MGA

Community: Ruth Maddison's Vehicle Builders Union Ball, Collingwood Town Hall, Melbourne 1979, from the series Let’s dance. 27.0 x 18.0 cm Photo: Ruth Maddison

Given the vitality of both feminist politics and art photography during the 1970s, it is not surprising that they entered into a lively exchange that extended into the 1980s. Monash Gallery of Art is hosting a discussion around the work and ideas of three of leading photographers, Micky Allan, Ponch Hawkes and Ruth Maddison. Date: 3pm, 23rd November Venue: Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill Victoria 3150. Website: http://www.mga.org.au/event/index/view/event/372 Free event. Bookings preferred please email: mga@monash.vic.gov.au

Lecture | Museums for Contemporary Art in Central Europe – Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska | University of Melbourne

Royal Castle in Budapest – seat of the Hungarian National Gallery and first seat of the Ludwig Museum

For countries in Central Europe the revolution in 1989 meant a new freedom in cultural activity and artistic creation, the beginning of transparent principles in financing culture, the end of censorship, as well as unhampered access to international cooperation. It is certainly one of the most symbolic dates in history. A period of transition began, when fully democratic states and societies were built. As an important element of civil societies, culture was also involved in the process of adaptation to the rules of free-market economy. But it does not mean…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | November 14th 2014

Jobs Teaching Fellow in Fine Art (Fine Art Media) (Part time) at University College London – 20th November 2014 Digital Communities Coordinator, NGV – deadline 27th November 2014 Museum Officer – National Trust of Australia (NSW) (Casual) – deadline 21st November 2014 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in History & Theory of Art and Design Bath Spa University – deadline 16th November 2014 Emerging Curatorial Postdoctoral Fellowship with a focus on Asia, University of British Columbia – deadline 5th December 2014 Funding and Prizes AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships at the State Library…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | November 7th 2014

Jobs Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History - The Warburg Institute – long term Frances A. Yates Fellowship – deadline 28th November 2014 Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History – The Warburg Institute – short term – deadline 28th November 2014 Research Collaborator (pre-doctoral, part-time), The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (KHI) – deadline 8th December 2014 Funding One-year fellowship in Lecce - Marmora Phrygiae. Byzantine sculpture in Hierapolis – deadline 19th November 2014 Calls for Papers Art and Freedom of Expression: Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics, issue 8 –…

Conference | Re-structure 2014

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Budget cuts proposed by the Abbott government have instigated a proliferation of restructures across the public sector. These restructures will have far reaching impacts on culture and education. The Centre for Creative Arts at La Trobe University is organising a conference to discuss the current re-structuring in the arts, culture, creative sector in Australia. This conference looks at the current state of the arts, and considers alternative modes of culture and knowledge production within times of shrinking public expenditures. Featuring participants from performance, fashion, creative arts, gaming, media and community intervention, the event explores both broader…

Online Resources | Europa Inventa Database: Early European Objects in Australasian Collections

A new resource for people working on European art history and history via the ANZAMEMS website. Australasian libraries, galleries and museums hold many thousands of unique and irreplaceable European manuscripts, art works and historic objects dating from the eleventh to the eighteenth centuries. They are of great value to researchers – both in Australasia and in Europe – not just for their contents but for what they reveal about the persistence of the Early European heritage in Australasia. Collectively and individually, they are unique national treasures of Australia and New…

Melbourne Portrait Group Seminar | Alison Inglis: Portraiture and the colonial collection

‘Additions to the Public Library buildings’, Australasian Sketcher, 18 April 1889 State Library of Victoria)

Associate Professor Alison Inglis | ‘Portraiture and the Colonial Collection: Searching for Portraits in the National Gallery of Victoria in the Nineteenth Century This paper will investigate the significance of the portrait during the early years of the National Gallery of Victoria by reconstructing this aspect of the collection prior to Federation. To what extent did the Trustees of Victoria’s leading colonial institution (consisting of the Public Library, Museum and National Gallery combined) seek to fulfill the role of a national portrait gallery by adopting such traditions as ‘the hall…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | October 31st 2014

Jobs Australia Director, Tamworth Regional Gallery & Powerstation Museum – deadline 21st November 2014 Griffith Regional Art Gallery Coordinator Job in Wagga Wagga & Riverina – deadline 7th November Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), based at Faculty of Arts at UWA – deadline 24th November 2014 International Historian of Modern and Contemporary Art in East Asia or Middle East at School of the Art Institute of Chicago – deadline 15th December 2014 Postdoctoral fellowship in Posthuman Aesthetics at University of Aarhus – deadline…