Current and Upcoming Exhibitions at No Vacancy

Minela Krupic, 'No Words', 2015

Current and upcoming exhibitions at No Vacancy Gallery. Rituals of Belonging (HRAFF) Artists: Amona Hassab, Suzana Jacmenović, Minela Krupić, Alesh Macak, Linda Studena, Nela Trifković, and Elmedin Žunić Location: No Vacancy Gallery, Project Space: Tenancy 32, The Atrium, Federation Square, Federation Dr, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 10 May to Sunday 15 May Rituals of Belonging showcases an immersive visual, sound and performance experience from Australian contemporary artists and refugee perspectives. This exhibition explores and unravels memories of culture abandoned and reformed within an Australian context. Against the backdrop of current global refugee migrations, this exhibition looks at issue of dislocation nostalgia and home. The artists encourage the audience to question whether Australian xenophobia is sustainable and what the…

Wednesday Art News Round Up | May 11th 2016 | Arts Funding, Leonardo madness, those Aussie posters + more

Hans Heysen’s home, The Cedars in Hahndorf image via The Australian

A great piece from the sporadically posting but always entertaining Grumpy Art historian on reviewing the reviewers. He takes issue with the gushing nonsense becoming increasingly common in reviews of art exhibitions and the way that they really don’t engage critically with much of the art or exhibitions that they profess to review (the piece is also a very good review in and of itself of the current royal Academy Giorgione exhibition). A thoughtful article by William Scates Frances on those ‘Aussie’ posters by artist Peter Drew that have been popping up around the streets of Australian cities. He points out that taking these images of historical figures and simply labeling them as Aussie raises (or ignores) broader issues and…

News | Major Georgia O’Keefe, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington-Smith exhibition to tour Australia in 2016-2017

Georgia O’Keeffe Ram’s Head, Blue Morning Glory 1938 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Burnett Foundation © Georgia ’Keeffe Museum

O’Keeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith: Making Modernism The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery have partnered with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. O’Keeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith: Making Modernism. The exhibition will open at Heide Museum of Modern Art on 12th October 2016 until 17th February 2017, after which it will travel to the Queensland Art Gallery from 11 March – 11 June 2017 and the Art Gallery of New South Wales between 1 July – 1 October 2017. The exhibition will include the art of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most significant American painters of the twentieth century, alongside modernist masterpieces by Australian artists Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington-Smith. The paintings of…

Short Course with Frank Sear | The Glory that was Greece | University of Melbourne

parthenon sculptuers

Short Course: The Glory that was Greece – Greek Art and Architecture This six week course traces the development of Greek art from its beginnings in the Dark Ages to the Classical perfection of the 5th century BC. It also looks at how Greek art changed in the 4th century BC and the radical transformations which occurred as a result of the conquests of Alexander the Great, which extended the Greek world over the whole eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. Each session includes two 50-minute evening lectures with Q&A and a break with light refreshments. Course handouts and further reading material will be available throughout the duration of the course. Presenter: A world-renowned architectural historian and former Chair of Classics at the University of Melbourne,…

WRITING & CONCEPTS | Lecture 10 Lisa Radford | 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).

Lisa Radford LISA RADFORD completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts in 1999 and is a current PhD Candidate at Monash University. From 2011-2014 she was a member of un Magazine’s Editorial Committee and Next Wave’s Kickstart Advisory Board. She has also served as a Board Member of Melbourne artist-run initiative TCB art inc (2000-2014) and was a participant in the collaborative art group DAMP (1999- 2010). She currently lectures in the Painting Department at the Victorian College of the Arts. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1998. Recent selected exhibitions include: Approx. Geez Louise, Sutton Projects, Melbourne, 2015; The Museum is the Region, the Region is the Museum, curated by Dany Lacy, Liang…

New Exhibitions at Gertrude Contemporary | Ua numi le fau and Andrea Simmons

Image: Frédéric Nauczyciel, A Baroque Ball [Shade] (film still), 2014

Ua numi le fau Exhibition dates: 6 May – 25 June 2016 Curated by: Léuli Eshraghi Artists: Yuki Kihara, Carlos Motta, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Mandy Nicholson, Dale Harding, Atong Atem, Megan Cope and Robbie Thorpe. Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present, Ua numi le fau, an exhibition developed through Next Wave’s Emerging Curators Program with Gertrude Contemporary for Next Wave Festival 2016. The exhibition title, Ua numi le fau, is a Sāmoan expression, literally translating to ‘the string tying the lupe pigeon (prized in Sāmoa) is entangled’ yet metaphorically meaning ‘the affair is complicated and difficult’. Ua numi le fau considers bodies and kinships through sexuality, spirituality and ecology. Articulated in multiple local and migrant languages and mediums this exhibition reflects on the heritage and practice of Aboriginal civil…

News | MUMA unveils new public artwork by DAMP and Monash Art Projects

Gormenghast, 2016
Damp and Monash Art Projects (MAP)
Commissioned by MAP with support from Curatorial Practice, MADA and MUMA
Hosted by Monash University Museum of Art in the Ian Potter Sculpture Court
Curated by Rosemary Forde
April – September 2016

The new work, called Gormenghast is by the artist group Damp and Monash Art Projects (MAP) and can now be seen at the Ian Potter Sculpture Court at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). The work is a a temporary and evolving architectural structure and will be a key site for Art holds a high place in my life | Damp: study of an artist at 21 – a series of exhibitions and events curated by Rosemary Forde, a Monash University Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) PhD candidate. Throughout the year, the two-level structure at Caulfield campus will provide a base for Forde’s curatorial project, with exhibitions, events, and study group seminars to take place at the site. The program presents a survey of new and…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship| May 6th 2016

Jobs Australia Lecturer (Level B), Digital Humanities with art history specialisation, ANU, Canberra – deadline 31st May 2016 Lecturer in Art Curatorship, University of Melbourne – deadline 2nd June 2016 Research Assistant, Transformative Technologies Research Unit, University of Melbourne – deadline 19th May 2016 Exhibitions Coordinator (part time), The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 12th May 2016 Curator, Bega Valley Regional Gallery – deadline 10th May 2016 International Sackler Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London – deadline 31st May 2016 Lecturer A in the History of Architecture, 1400-1800, Birkbeck, University of London, History of Art – deadline 22nd May 2016 Funding Terrence and Lynette Fern Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, Residency for artists, art historians – deadline…

Survey on art historical data usage

Survey on art historical data usage

There is a survey being run by the University of Oregon on art historical data usage. This short survey seeks to gauge information about the usage and users of open data and datasets from museums and other cultural heritage institutions. The primary survey groups are those working and researching in art history. However, researchers in all disciplines are encouraged to respond.   You can do the survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iD3XuuvSwCWyE_kgKdNqX1iJvJmQ6JVDl_Wmno2qnyM/viewform?c=0&w=1

Exhibition Review | Whistler’s Mother | NGV International

Installation view of Whistler’s Mother at NGV International, 25 March – 19 June 2016.
Photo: Brooke Holm

The National Gallery of Victoria’s latest loan exhibition is based around a single painting by James McNeil Whistler – his Arrangement in grey and black no. 1 of 1871, popularly known as the Portrait of the artist’s mother, or just ‘Whistler’s Mother’. Compared to the just-closed Warhol/Wei Wei summer blockbuster, this is a small, intimate exhibition. The painting is on loan from the Musée d’Orsay and the exhibition is filled out with etchings, prints, paintings, furniture and decorative arts from the NGV’s permanent collection. The exhibition sets this single painting into a fresh context, one that enriches our understanding of Whistler and allows us to see works from the NGV collection in a new light. I find it impossible to really talk…

Performance | A song of Two Eyeballs presented by Michelle Usher | Heide Museum of Modern Art

Michelle Ussher, Costume for Ugo 2014, Courtesy of the artist and Station Gallery, Melbourne

Composed by Huw Hallam, Libretto by Michelle Ussher Performed by Darcy Carroll and Zachary McCulloch Based on a short story by artist Michelle Ussher, this ten minute opera is a surreal, psychological romance between two eyeballs, performed by two singers who embody the psyche of Ussher’s porcelain sculptures Camilla, 2014, and Ugo, 2014. Date: Mothers’ Day, Sunday 8 May, 2pm & 3pm Venue: Heide III: Central Galleries, Heide Museum of Modern Art, FREE with admission to Heide. Website: https://www.heide.com.au/events/performance-song-two-eyeballs-presented-michelle-ussher

Eugene Y. Wang lecture at Melbourne Uni|A Drop in the Ocean: How Did a Seascape Make Waves in China and Beyond?

Tianjin Railway Station. Ceiling of entrance hall. via wikimedia 秦征 Qin Zheng, 王玉琦 Wang Yuqi, 吴恩海 Wu Enhai, 马园 Ma Yuan, 王小杰 Wang Xiaojie, 高冬人 Gao Dongren (天津美术学院 Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Tianjin)

A Drop in the Ocean: How Did a Seascape Make Waves in China and Beyond? Professor Eugene Y. Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University This lecture is also being presented in Sydney, see this post for more information. This lecture, by renowned scholar of Asian Art, Eugene Wang, will consider the coming together of Western artistic traditions and traditional Chinese culture and legend. As Professor Wang explains in the introduction to his presentation: The daughter of a prehistorical sage-king, so an ancient Chinese tale goes, is accidentally drowned in the Eastern Sea. Her afterlife spirit turns into a vengeful bird with a mission. She picks up—one at a time—a piece of wood or rock from the…

Exhibitions | Janina Green, Pushing the Sky | Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Janina Green - installation view from CCP.

New exhibitions opening this weekend at Horsham Regional Art Gallery. Both exhibitions run from 6th May until 10th July 2016. Dark Matters: Selected Photographs by Janina Green Photography is always present. One picks up a camera and takes it on their rounds, at times hauling it to unexpected spots—under a waterfall—or setting up scenes for it with models who are close at hand—a daughter, a neighbour. And one way or another, photography seeps into aspects of domesticity, motherhood, reading, teaching high school art, exploring local landscape, all the while reflecting these elements back through a knowing lens. Seeping into such work are also darker observations of sexual politics, theory and psychology. Curated by Naomi Cass & Pippa Milne, from the…

Lecture | A Drop in the Ocean: How Did a Seascape Make Waves in China and Beyond? – Eugene Y. Wang | University of Sydney

Tianjin Railway Station. Ceiling of entrance hall. via wikimedia 秦征 Qin Zheng, 王玉琦 Wang Yuqi, 吴恩海 Wu Enhai, 马园 Ma Yuan, 王小杰 Wang Xiaojie, 高冬人 Gao Dongren (天津美术学院 Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Tianjin)

A Drop in the Ocean: How Did a Seascape Make Waves in China and Beyond? Professor Eugene Y. Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University This lecture is also being presented in Melbourne, see this post for further information. This lecture, by renowned scholar of Asian Art, Eugene Wang, will consider the coming together of Western artistic traditions and traditional Chinese culture and legend. As Professor Wang explains in the introduction to his presentation: The daughter of a prehistorical sage-king, so an ancient Chinese tale goes, is accidentally drowned in the Eastern Sea. Her afterlife spirit turns into a vengeful bird with a mission. She picks up—one at a time—a piece of wood or rock from the…