Call for Papers and Activities | iDARE – Creative Arts Research and the Ethics of Innovation

iDARE – innovation.design.art.research.ethics

iDARE – Call for Papers Creative Arts Research and the Ethics of Innovation Conference Date: 27th – 28th September, 2016 Venue: VCA and MCM Southbank campus, 234 St Kilda Road, SOUTHBANK We invite you to submit a proposal for iDARE—Innovation in Design and Art Research Ethics—a conference that asks you to tackle the burning “ethical” issues for contemporary artists, designers and performers working in the academy and beyond. The conference aims to generate robust discussion around the relationship between ethics and creative practice research. It will showcase and test innovative pedagogical approaches to ethics education and training in the area of PhDs in creative practice in a quest to foster the development of ethically informed research cultures in the creative and performing…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | April 15th 2016

Productie van kopergravures, Philips Galle, c. 1598 - c. 1593, Rijksmuseum.

Jobs Australia Senior Cultural Development Producer, National Trust of Australia Head Office (Vic) – deadline 6th May 2016 Program Director, Canberra Glassworks – deadline 18th April 2016 Program Manager, Museum of Brisbane – deadline 7th May 2016 International Lecturer Fine Art: Sculptural Practice, York St John University – Faculty of Arts – deadline 5th May 2016 Course Leader – Art Museums, Galleries and Curating Semester Course, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London – deadline 2nd May 2016 Lecturer in Art and Design, International Academy of Art & Design, Chengdu – deadline 30th April 2016 Funding and Fellowships National Library of Australia Fellowships – deadline 2nd May 2016 National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship – deadline 1  July 2016 Calls for Papers 2016 ACUADS Conference: Adaptation…

Exhibition | Making History – The Angry Penguins | Heide Museum of Modern Art

Arthur Boyd, Butterfly Man, 1943. Oil on muslin on cardboard, 55.5cm x 75.5cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. Bequest of John and Sunday Reed ©Bundanon Trust. Image via Heide Museum of Modern Art website.

Making History celebrates the influential role of Heide founders John and Sunday Reed in the development of Australian art and intellectual culture from the 1930s right up to the early 1980s. The Reeds’ first home at Heide, the Victorian farmhouse now referred to as Heide I, provides the setting for a changing selection of art works, archival material and personal effects which reveal the range of their activities and commitments: as art collectors and benefactors; as instigators of significant cultural organisations; and as cultivators of their extensive property, developed so that one day it would become a public gallery and park for all to enjoy. The first display features works by the revolutionary and now highly acclaimed artists who congregated…

Wednesday Art News Round Up | April 13th 2016 | Caravaggio etc

The painting Judith Beheading Holofernes at its presentation in Paris. It may have been painted by Caravaggio (1571-1610) and could be worth €120m. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The big art history news today is that in France a painting has surfaced that is being touted as the lost Caravaggio painting of Judith Beheading Holofernes, known to have been painted while he was in Naples after fleeing Rome. The expert touting the discovery, Eric Turquin (who is also a dealer) claims that the painting was found stashed away in an attic and has since undergone two years of cleaning and close examination. The story in the Guardian points out that Caravaggio expert Nicola Spinoza supposedly supports the attribution, whereas Mina Gregori does not. There is some suggestion the painting might be by the Flemish artist Louis Finson, a painter and art dealer who worked in Naples at the same time…

Symposium | Photography.Ontology.Symposium | University of Sydney, June 2016

Symposium — Photographic Cultures

Based at the University of Sydney the Photographic Cultures Research Group partners with the Art and the Document Research Cluster at Sydney College of the Arts to profile research into the photographic. The Photography.Ontology.Symposium takes place on 2 and 3 June 2016 at the University of Sydney. Photography.Ontology.Symposium. engages in critical debate with international scholars and specialists on the photographic medium. It will explore the relationship between photography’s ontology, the camera as a human perceptual apparatus and the unconscious through themes of evidence, the archive, photographic practice and theory. Dates: 2-3 June 2016 Venue: University of Sydney Keynotes: Shawn Michelle Smith and Andrés Zervigón Plenary Address: Melissa Miles Speakers: Katherine Biber, Donna West Brett, Helen Grace, John di Stefano, Danie Mellor…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 6 Jessie Bullivant | RMIT Design Hub

The Scheme was a Blueprint for Future Development Programs, designed in collaboration between Simon Browne and Agatha Gothe-Snape, 2015 (photo by Simon Browne).

Jessie Bullivant Jessie Bullivant produces socially responsive works that interrogate the subtle ways power manifests and operates in different contexts – across the political, social and personal. Her work responds to the conditions of the gallery space, as well as collaborating with professionals from diverse fields such as construction, cleaning, transport, advertising, radio, and customer service. Through acts of complication, inversion and mediation, Jessie aims to reveal the unconscious or immaterial logics, social contracts and hierarchies at play in everyday situations. In 2015 she exhibited at ACCA as part of NEW15, producing a work that engaged the gallery invigilators and encompassed the multi-platform advertising campaign. Jessie completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at RMIT in 2011, and Honours at…

Call for Papers | AICCM – FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation – a symposium | Melbourne, August 2016

Nicolas Poussin, The Crossing of the Red Sea, 1632-34, o/c, 155.6 × 215.3 cm., National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Felton Bequest, 1948 (1843-4). Frame corner of French Régence frame, c.1710

Update: Please  note that the CFP deadline is now the 13th May. A symposium on the picture frame AICCM – FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Melbourne 2016, will be convened on 24-26 August 2016 at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Convenors: Louise Bradley (AICCM), Barbara Dabrowa (Senior Conservator of Frames at Art Gallery of NSW) and Holly McGowan-Jackson (Senior Conservator of Framing, NGV) Call for Papers The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material, Conservation Framing and Gilded Objects (special interest groups) will hold this international symposium, encompassing both traditional framing as well as broader concepts of framing for the presentation of modern and contemporary art and design. This wide-ranging theme will appeal to many potential speakers and delegates…

Call for Contributions | Dangerous Women

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Do you work on a dangerous woman? The ‘Dangerous Women’ project (run by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh) is calling for contributions from students and researchers that reflect on the question ‘what does it mean to be a dangerous woman?’   From ANZAMEMS Responses will be published on the Dangerous Women Project website, linking International Women’s Day 2016 with International Women’s Day 2017. Each daily post should explore, examine or critique the ‘dangerous women’ theme. We invite creative responses, reflections, and research-led posts by or about women of diverse backgrounds and identities. Research-based submissions are curated under a special category accessible at http://dangerouswomenproject.org/tag/research-led. With posts attracting over 2,000 readers per week (and growing),…

Call for field editors for CAA Reviews

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caa.reviews invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to join its Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a term ending June 30, 2019. An online journal, caa.reviews is devoted to reviewing books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to art history, visual studies, and the arts. The journal seeks field editors for books in the following subject areas: early modern Iberian and Latin American art; design history; American art; architecture and urbanism, pre-1800; eighteenth-century art; and Japanese art. The journal also seeks field editors for exhibitions in the following areas: modern and contemporary art; New York and international; and west coast pre-1900. Candidates may be artists, art or design historians, critics, curators,…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | April 8th 2016

Productie van kopergravures, Philips Galle, c. 1598 - c. 1593, Rijksmuseum.

Jobs Australia Manager, Collections and Exhibitions, New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) – deadline 15th April 2016 International Conservator, Objects, M+ & Exhibition Centre Department, West Kowloon – deadline 13th May 2016 Conservator, Paper, M+ & Exhibition Centre Department, West Kowloon – deadline 13th May 2016 Conservator, Time-based Media, M+ & Exhibition Centre Department, West Kowloon – deadline 13th May 2016 Senior Conservator, M+ & Exhibition Centre Department, West Kowloon – deadline 13th May 2016 Calls for Papers Confluences, Connections, and Correspondences: Music and Visual Culture (University of Toronto, Canada, October, 2016) – deadline July 17, 2016 What do Pictures Do? Remediating Images, June, 2017, Université de Bordeaux Montaigne) – deadline 15th June 2016 The Cycle of Life in Art, Literature and Science (Coventry University, July 2016)…

Floor Talk Series | Redefining Whistler | NGV International

James McNeill Whistler, Nocturne: Palaces, (1880-1886); printed 1886, plate from A set of twenty-six etchings (or The second Venice set), 1886

Starting this Sunday there are several floor talk from curators and other experts on aspects of the current ‘Whistler’s Mother’ exhibition at NGV. With his long mane of curly dark hair, monocle, tailored coat and French top hat, James McNeil Whistler was a showman and self-described ‘dandy’ Along with his theatrical public persona, he was an extraordinary painter and printmaker; creating some of the nineteenth century’s most radical and influential works. At a time when moral lessons and storytelling dominated British art, Whistler was an uncompromising aesthete. He believed in the visual and sensual qualities of art and design over practical, moral or narrative considerations. Hear contemporary voices and curators explore the mark made by Whistler on style, art and…

News | NGV attendance figures rank alongside major international museums

Image of visitro figures from the Art Newspaper

The annual Art Newspaper report on attendance figures always makes for interesting reading. There are the unsurprising results (the Louvre remains the most visited museum in the world with 8.6 million over the year), alongside the news that the NGV nabbed three positions in the list of the most popular Contemporary Art Exhibitions of 2015, with the David Shrigley exhibition in top place, followed by Carlo Amorales and Ryan Trecartin, and its Medieval Moderns (based on the NGV’s permanent collection) garnering over 350k visitors. All three were free exhibitions. As Michaela Boland in The Australian has already pointed out these figures are based on the numbers of visitors to the gallery while the exhibition was on, not on actual visitors to…

Book Launch | Art as Enterprise: Social and Economic Engagement in Contemporary Art | RMIT Project Space

Art as Enterprise book cover

Art as Enterprise: Social and Economic Engagement in Contemporary Art  The Centre for Art, Society and Transformation (CAST), RMIT School of Art invites you to the launch of the book Art as Enterprise: Social and Economic Engagement in Contemporary Art, written by Dr. Grace McQuilten in collaboration with Dr. Anthony White.  To be launched by Professor Julian Goddard, Head of the School of Art Date: Thursday, 14 April, 5:30 pm  Venue: RMIT Project Space / Spare Room, Building 94, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton Drinks and nibbles provided  To be launched by Professor Julian Goddard, Head of the School of Art  “Art is produced, circulated, consumed and disseminated within an economic system – it depends on money for its creation, for the livelihood of its makers,…

Call for Applications | Australian early-career writers, curators and artists | 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Image: The studios of internationally renowned Chinese-Australian artist Shen Shaomin. Photo: 2015 Beijing Studio resident Angela Tiatia

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is pleased to announce that applications are now open for three exciting opportunities: Emerging Writer’s Project Curator’s Intensive Beijing Studio Program 4A Director Mikala Tai said 4A was proud to offer these opportunities as part of the Centre’s commitment to supporting the development of artists and industry professionals. ‘These programs form a key part of 4A’s mission to contribute to a vibrant and globally connected sector,’ said Ms Tai. ‘This is an excellent opportunity for arts professionals to receive support for their professional development and gain international exposure.’ Emerging Writer’s Project Ahead of the November 2016 launch of the online publication The 4A Papers, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is supporting an Australian emerging writer to…