Talks | Echo Chamber: Emerging Research on Photography | CCP Australia

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Thursday 25 June 2015, 6pm Centre for Contemporary Photography Free event, no bookings required. CCP’s Echo Chamber represents a series of occasional, ongoing public programs showcasing current emerging research in all areas of photography, including historical research, technology, communications and contemporary discussion. Applications to present research for future Echo Chamber public programs are welcome. Chair: PIPPA MILNE, Curator, Centre for Contemporary Photography Speakers HANNAH WILLIAMS Does the policy fit the crime? Government responses to high-profile offending EVIL! MONSTER! PERVERT! GROVELING MURDERER! This research seeks to explore the relationship between high profile crime, the media and criminal justice policy change in Australia. While there is a wealth of literature on each of the themes, little scholarly attention has focused on examining…

Exhibition | Halcyon Days: Heide in the 1940s | Heide MOMA

Sidney Nolan
Bathers
1943
ripolin enamel on canvas
62.9 x 75.5 cm
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
© The Sidney Nolan Trust
Bequest of John and Sunday Reed 1982

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 20 June – Sunday 13 September 2015 Throughout the 1940s, John and Sunday Reed’s home, Heide, formed a focal point for some of Australia’s most avant- garde artists, who rejected conventional ways of living and learning and spearheaded the modernist movement in Melbourne. This constellation of rising talent included the young Sidney Nolan, cerebral painter Albert Tucker and his partner Joy Hester, the quiet yet passionate Arthur Boyd and free-spirited John Perceval. Each developed a distinctive practice and came to hold an undisputed place in the canon of Australian art. Such was John and Sunday’s belief in this group that they supported them financially and materially and in some instances formed close attachments to them. As poet…

Exhibition and Talk | Andy Drewitt ‘Displaced Pastimes’ | Maroondah Art Gallery

Mariam, Andy Drewitt

Exhibition launch | 2-4pm Saturday 20 June As part of the opening celebrations, we welcome several dance groups from the Burmese and African communities in Maroondah. Guest speakers at the opening include Mariam Issa, a Somali-born community activist who is included in the exhibition, and Judy McDougall from the Migrant Information Centre. This will be a very welcoming and inclusive event for everyone in the community, and there will also be children’s activities as part of the celebrations. About the Exhibition Displaced Pastimes is a poignant collection of twenty-four images and video footage celebrating the migrants and refugees who have made Australia their home. The series depicts migrants and refugees undertaking their hobbies; from coconut carving to bonsai, from playing soccer…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | June 12th 2015

Jobs Director, Warrnambool Art Gallery – deadline 19th June 2015 Exhibition Manager, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney – deadline 15th June 2015 Professor of Photographic History, De Montfort University – deadline 18th September 2015 Research post, The Warburg Institute, University of London – deadline 1st July 2015 Lecturer A in Medieval Art and Architecture, Birkbeck College, University of London – deadline 24th June 2015 Postdoctoral Researchers (2-3 positions, 0.6 fte), Faculty of Humanities, Institute for History, University of Leiden – deadline 1st September 2015 Lectureships in Art History (2 positions), University of St Andrews – deadline 10th July 2015 Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture (E&S), University of Exeter – deadline 17th June 2015 Sackler Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London…

Conference | Grounding the Sacred through Literature and the Arts | Sydney July 2015

© Shirley Purdie, Gurragurrag, 120x120 cm, natural ochre and pigment on canvas, 2013, courtesy Warmun Art Centre.

The conference will bring together writers, artists, musicians, academics, researchers, religious and members of the public to discuss where creativity sits in relation to religion and the search for meaning. Invited speakers and performers include Imam Afroz Ali, Carmel Bird, Kathleen Deignan (Iona Spirituality Institute), Kevin Hart (Virginia), David Jasper (Glasgow), Vivien Johnson, Dr Rachael Kohn, Dr Genevieve Lacey, David Malouf, Michael McGirr, and Thaddeus Metz (Johannesburg). An exhibition of paintings by Papunya Tula Artists and the Warlayirti Artists of Balgo will be shown at the McGlade Gallery during the Conference. Date: Thursday 23 July to Sunday 26 July, 2015 Venue: Australian Catholic University, 25A Barker Road, Strathfield, NSW 2135 Program highlights Thursday 23 July | Postgraduate seminar on Grounding the Sacred.…

Lecture | Martin Jolly Spectral Stories: A Melbourne Spiritualist’s carte-de-visite album | MUMA

Frederick Hudson Mrs Houghton and Spirit 1872
spirit photograph of Georgiana Houghton, albumen silver photograph 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, NGA Photography Fund: Farrell Family Foundation donation

To mark the exhibition Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, MUMA, in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Photography are co-presenting a lecture by Martin Jolly, Spectral Stories: A Melbourne Spiritualist’s carte-de-visite album as part of the 2015 Glen Eira Storytelling Festival. Martyn Jolly is the head of Photography and Media Arts at the ANU School of Art, and is fascinated by the craze for spirit photography in the late 19th century. For this program he will discuss forgotten Victorian era artist Georgiana Houghton and her presence in Australia via the carte-de-visite album of a spiritualist in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. In most carte-de-visite albums portraits of intimate friends rubbed shoulders with portraits of…

Talk | Stein Rønning | CCP Australia

Stein Rønning, Renient 1 2014, inkjet print, 42.5 x 42cm, courtesy the artist.

Resituating time, lost time re-embedded, or how Chronos eats his stone Since Bernd and Hilla Becher, fine art photography has been practiced with great fervour. It has been disseminated and analysed, and as an art form, it has become an auto-critical practice. It’s even started to find its own way of dying as its very mode of existence, in much the same way as painting has for quite some time. Modern photography appeared as a potential artistic medium (plate photography in the 1820s) much at the same time as a modern systemic concept of art is settled (Hegel’s lectures on aesthetics delivered between 1818—29 and the famous notion that art is something of the past). Now with photography’s referent being…

News | Mikala Tai appointed new director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney

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Mikala Tai has been announced as the new director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney. She currently lectures and tutors at RMIT and University of Melbourne in Contemporary Art and Contemporary Asian Art in both the undergraduate and masters programs. She is the founding director of Supergraph – Australia’s Contemporary Graphic Art Fair and has also worked with the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. She has recently submitted her PhD at UNSW Art & Design examining how the social and economic character of major Chinese cities have influenced their local art scenes. From 4A Mikala will move to Sydney from Melbourne to take up the new role,…

News and Writing on Art and Art History | June 9th 2015

Image courtesy of the Art of Brandis twitter account @ArtofBrandis

A round-up of some of the news and stories on art and art history from the past week. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney has cancelled their Marina Abramovic retrospective that was planned for 2016. In a comment made to Fairfax Media Abramovic  said ‘They say that it is complicated. One reason was there were two exhibitions in Australia. It was too much to make a third one. The trustees they didn’t want any more.’ Her work is the focus of two upcoming exhibitions, one in Sydney at Kaldor Art projects, and another at MONA. Is one reason (or even the main reason?) for the cancellation a symptom of our museums wanting exclusives? A great article by Griselda Pollock…

Lecture | The beginning of the Qing Dynasty | NGV International

Giuseppe CASTIGLIONE
Italian 1688–1766, worked in China 1714–66
Qianlong Emperor in ceremonial armour on horseback 清人画弘历戎装骑马像轴Qing dynasty, Qianlong period 1739
coloured inks on silk
322.5 x 232.0 cm
The Palace Museum,

Join the President of NGV Voluntary Guides, Ramona Chua, for an in depth exploration of the beginning of the Qing Dynasty. Discover the history of the Manchus, where they came from and how they came to rule China for 268 years. The Qianlong Emperor’s long 60-year reign (1736–1795) was a particularly fascinating time in China’s history where he was a leader of the Golden Age of China. Take a closer look at the paintings and objects created during Qianlong’s reign, and featured in the exhibition. Speaker Ramona Chua, President, NGV Voluntary Guides Date: 11am–12pm, 21st June 2015 Venue: NGV International, Ground Level, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium Tickets: Cost $16 M / $20 A / $18 C, Code P1539 Booking required: Ph…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | June 5th 2015

Jobs Curator, Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane – deadline 19th June 2015 Two postdoctoral research associates, RMIT Europe in digital and social change and one in urban research – deadline 22nd June 2015 Lecturer in Art History (Including Gallery Studies), University of East Anglia – School Of Art, Media and American Studies – deadline 22nd June 2015 Funding Research Fellowships at the University of Melbourne Archives – deadline 18th July 2015 Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, NAVA – deadline 20th June 2015 MPavilion/Art Monthly Australia Writing Award, NAVA – deadline 30th June 2015 Calls for Papers, Participation Centres of Diplomacy, Centres of Culture I: The Habsburg and Papal Courts c.1450 to c.1630 (Oxford, September 2015) – deadline…

Research Day in 18th Century Studies at the University of Sydney

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Topic: 18th Century Philosophy in Dialogue Date: 28 August 2015 The Sydney Intellectual History Network (SIHN) is sponsoring a Research Day in Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Sydney on 28 August 2015. The event supports the efforts of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies (ANZSECS) in building a new community of scholars and postgraduate studies from a broad range of disciplines within the humanities. The Research Day will begin with an interdisciplinary panel discussion with experts from a number of fields speaking on the relationships between philosophy, music, literature, art and architecture during the eighteenth century. Led by Dalia Nassar (Philosophy), the panel features visiting scholar Justin Smith (Université Paris Diderot – Paris VII) engaged in discussion…

Floortalk | Inspiration by Design| State Library of Victoria

Yohji Yamamoto womenswear catalogue 1986, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Nick Knight/Trunk Archive

Floor talk: Exhibition co-curator Elizabeth James, Victoria and Albert Museum Join special guest Elizabeth James from the Victoria and Albert Museum as she shares her intimate knowledge of the exhibition. Elizabeth James is the Senior Librarian in charge of National Art Library Collections, and one of the lead curators for the exhibition Inspiration by Design. Her research interests centre on the history of the book and book arts since 1800, including museum publications and artists’ books. About the Exhibition Inspiration by Design: Word and Image (until 14th June) from the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases some of the world’s finest book art, graphics, photography and illustration. The exhibition celebrates 150 years of collecting by the Victoria and Albert Museum’s National Art…

News | Monash Gallery of Art appoints new director

The MGA has announced their new director is Kallie Blauhorn. She comes from a business and marketing background rather than a curatorial one. From MGA Mayor Paul Klisaris said the appointment of Ms Blauhorn followed an intensive search among high calibre applicants. “I’m delighted to welcome Ms Blauhorn to the Monash team and I believe her enthusiasm and drive will take our much-admired gallery to new heights,” Cr Klisaris said. “In this, the 25th year of the Monash Gallery of Art, I’m excited about the vision Ms Blauhorn has for cementing the gallery’s place as one of Australia’s most significant public places.” Ms Blauhorn has a strong background in business, marketing and fundraising development through her previous role as Senior Development Manager with…