Writing and Concepts | Carolyn Eskdale ” : before : room : after : ” | RMIT Design Hub

Carolyn Eskdale presents: ” : before : room : after : ” Date: Thu 8 June 6:00pm at RMIT Design Hub Venue: Level 3 Lecture Theatre, Building 100, Cnr Victoria and Swanston Streets Carlton More information: link to facebook event or follow on Instagram CAROLYN ESKDALE’S practice encompasses drawing, photography, sculpture, and intervention, working in tension with site as a context and reference. She engages with processes of transformation and reconstruction of actual, remembered and imagined actions, objects, and architectures. Since 1995 Eskdale has worked on an ongoing series of installations and residencies in relation to the domestic interior. Her works feature a systematic use of transference of surface and relations of space & form, through the trace of hand from one surface to another. This represents a formal mechanism or language that enables a reconstruction of material memory. Carolyn…

Exhibition | No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch | Deakin University ‘Pop Up’ Gallery

An exhibition staged by  Deakin University Art Gallery in partnership with community arts organisation The Torch to showcase artworks by Indigenous artists in its latest pop-up exhibition at Deakin’s Downtown site. Open until Friday 14 July, the exhibition “No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch” features works by 11 Indigenous artists who participated in The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prison and Community program. The program supports current and former Indigenous offenders in Victoria by focusing on cultural strengthening and artistic expression in the rehabilitation process. Manager of the Deakin University Art Gallery, Leanne Willis, said the Deakin University Art Gallery was proud to support The Torch’s Indigenous Arts in Prison and Community program. No Turning Back is a testament to the success of The Torch’s cultural and arts vocational support for Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders. The exhibition provides participants with…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 2nd June 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980, National Gallery of Victoria – deadline 13th June 2017 Assistant Curator of Manuscripts, The National Library of Australia – deadline 18th June 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 16th June 2017 Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 16th June 2017 , Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 14th June 2017 Geelong Gallery, Exhibitions Manager (Part time) – deadline 9th June 2017 Project Manager to deliver Digital Access to Collections Project, GLAM Peak – deadline 14th June 2017 Head of School, School of Literature, Art and Media, University of Sydney – deadline 23rd July 2017 International Lecturer in Art History, University of Sussex – deadline 30th June 2017 (KTP Associate) Academic Research and Engagement Coordinator (National Trust), The University of Manchester – deadline 9th June 2017 Funding/Residencies 2017/18…

Online Resource | Jewish Museum of Australia launches digitised collection

Always excitied to share collection digitistion news, and the Jewish Museum of Australia (based in Melbourne) has recently launched a new website that includes online access to around 3000 objects from their collection, with plans for mroe to be added. We couldn’t be more excited to launch our digital collection, along with a very smart looking new website. Senior Curator and Collection Manager Juliette Hanson (pictured) says: The Internet Museum (IMu) is a very exciting and important project for the Jewish Museum. It will increase the level of access to our collection immeasurably by opening it up to international audiences, as well as allowing local researchers and visitors to engage with the collection before and after their visit to the Museum. Our remarkable collection contains over 20,000 objects and stories. For the past year the collections team have been busily working to make…

News | Zara Stanhope appointed as new Head of Asian and Pacific Art at QAGOMA

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines has announced that renowned curator Zara Stanhope (most recently Principal Curator and Head of Programmes, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki) as the Gallery’s Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art. From QAGOMA ‘We are delighted to welcome Zara, who has over 20 years’ experience in curatorial and collection management in lead roles in art institutions in Australia and New Zealand,’ Mr Saines said. ‘Along with an expansive curatorial practice focusing on Australian, New Zealand and Pacific art, she will bring to the Gallery a great depth of strategic thinking, management experience and strong local and international networks. ‘As head of the Gallery’s dynamic Asian and Pacific art team, Zara will have responsibility for QAGOMA’s flagship exhibition series, The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, and its world…

Writing & Concepts | Anthony Carew – ‘So, What Did You Think?’: Asshole Opinions and Critical Criticism | Neon Parc

Anthony Carew presents: “So, What Did You Think?”: Asshole Opinions and Critical Criticism. Saturday 3 June 3:00pm at Neon Parc, 15 Tinning Street Brunswick link to facebook event or follow us on Instagram ANTHONY CAREW is a Melbourne-based writer, critic, broadcaster, DJ, and music consultant. Since 2000, he has hosted the weekly radio show The International Pop Underground on RRR FM. He’s DJ’d events from album launches to museum exhibitions, house parties to weddings. And, in recent years, covertly curated countless playlists for a top-secret online streaming service. As well as writing the scathing movie-review column Film Carew, he is a regular contributor to The Music, The Age, The Big Issue, Metro, and Screen Education, typing about music and cinema without fear or favour. He has hosted Q&As at MIFF, spoken at the Emerging Writers Festival, and presented a paper…

News | Wiradjuri artist, Amala Groom joins the board of NAVA

Wiradjuri artist, Amala Groom, has been elected unopposed as the first Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Representative Director on the board of the NAVA. From NAVA Amala Groom is a New South Wales based conceptual artist whose practice is informed by, and reflects, Aboriginal methodologies, epistemologies and ways of being. Her work, as a form of passionate activism, delivers insightful commentary on contemporary society, politics and race relations. Groom said today, “It is both an honour and a privilege to have been nominated to hold the first dedicated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Director’s position on the NAVA Board. I bring to the role both my personal expertise as a practitioner and my background in Aboriginal political and legal advocacy. My voice is one of the many thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual artists, curators, writers,…

Entries open for this year’s Bowness Photography Prize

Entries are now open for the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. This year the winner of the prize will take home $30,000 – which is $5,000 more than previous years. For the first time in the history of the prize, Monash Gallery of Art will acquire the winning entry. Established by MGA Foundation in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the prize is open to any Australian photographer – established or emerging – and all genres of photography are eligible, as long as the work has been produced in the past year. There are no thematic restrictions. The exhibition of finalists also highlights some of the most interesting work being created by Australian photographers today. In this respect, the Bowness Photography Prize has become an important annual survey of contemporary photography in Australia. Previous winners include Valerie Sparks, Joseph McGlennon, Petrina Hicks and Pat Brassington. This year’s judge panel consists of…

Call for Papers | The Art Residency in Context

While art residencies are often used as experimental sites for cultural exchange and social engagement, and sometimes also as “laboratories” for ecology or cooperation between art and sciences, their relevance has also been questioned due to the infinitely overlapping, global and seemingly inconsequential political territory they inhabit. For our next issue, we invite contributors from diverse disciplines to submit essays and reviews that discuss the global phenomenon of the art residency from a high variety of possible angles, including (not restricted to): The political meaning of cooperation in art residencies as international forms of cultural exchange. Types of residencies; themes, formats and ways of organizing residencies; their public programmes, exhibitions and events. The idea of “site” and of local political and cultural interaction in art residencies. Art residencies in context: art, geopolitics and neoliberalism. The relationship between residencies and local…

Call for Papers | Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment The David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVI

Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment – The David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVI The Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Griffith University and the University of Queensland | Brisbane, Australia |13-15 December 2017 Keynote Speakers: Deidre Lynch (Harvard University), Jan Golinski (University of New Hampshire), Georgia Cowart (Case Western Reserve University), Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Cambridge) Website: https://anzsecs.com/conference/dnsxvi/ A preoccupation with the idea and use of ‘nature’ was an important characteristic of the Enlightenment.  Long considered a pivotal moment in the development of modernity, the Enlightenment is now also regarded as a turning point in the emergence of the Anthropocene, as new conceptions of the relationship between human society and the natural world influenced all manner of discourses and practices, from politics to aesthetics, theology to botany, gardening to pet-keeping, and industrial production to colonial governance. But the meanings and purposes of…