Exhibition | Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in Time | MUMA

Image: John Glew's clay pit near Hodgson Street, Brunswick in operation between 1849-1857. Image courtesy of Moreland City Library, Brunswick.

OPEN SPATIAL WORKSHOP: CONVERGING IN TIME Dates: 11 February – 8 April 2017 Opening function: Saturday 11 February, 3-5pm – With remarks by Professor Lynette Russell, Director, Faculty of Arts Monash Indigenous Studies Centre. Website: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop In February 2017 MUMA I Monash University Museum of Art presents Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in time, the first major museum exhibition by Open Spatial Workshop (comprising artists Terri Bird, Bianca Hester and Scott Mitchell). The exhibition is part of MUMA’s much anticipated annual survey exhibition series that presents the practices of Australia’s most exciting and innovative mid-career artists. Converging in time continues OSW’s sculptural investigation…

Call for expressions of interest for community reference committees for City of Port Phillip

The City of Port Phillip is seeking expressions of interest for four Council Reference Committees. As part of its commitment to good governance, quality decision-making and community participation, Council has a range of committees with community and external representation. Reference Committee positions are voluntary and terms run from 2017 – 2019. Art Acquisition Reference Committee – provides advice and expertise to Council’s visual art acquisition program Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship Reference Committee – provides recommendations for the allocation of the Rupert Bunny Fellowship to artists Cultural Heritage Reference Committee – provides advice in relation to cultural heritage and…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 20th January 2017

Jobs Australia Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts, University of Western Australia – Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, School of Design – deadline 7th February 2017 Art Curator, UNSW Art Collection – deadline 5th February 2017 Curator 19th-century Australian Art, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 2nd February 2017 Travelling Exhibitions Coordinator, National Portrait Gallery of Australia – deadline 5th February 2017 Curator MAMA, Murray Art Museum Albury – deadline 10th February 2017 Curator, National Museum of Australia – deadline 26th January 2017 Gallery Officer, Exhibitions and Programs, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery – deadline 5th February 2017 International Danish Institute for Advanced Study:…

Unconference | Teacher as Artist | Art Education Victoria and the Victorian College of the Arts

Unconference | Teacher as Artist | Victorian College of the Arts 3rd Feb 2017, 9:00am – 10:00pm Art Education Victoria and the Victorian College of the Arts present Unconference | Teacher as Artist – a day of inspiration, collaboration, learning and development.   Morning | Teacher as Artist Ten exhibiting contemporary Melbourne artists have put their hands up to work with you. They were inspired by their art teachers, now it’s their opportunity to inspire you. You’ll learn exciting new skills, techniques and knowledge for your 2017 classroom. Choose who you want to work with for an immersive three hour workshop at the home of…

Book Launch | University Construction

University Construction was a one-day exhibition by David Homewood and Bronté Lambert. The exhibition was open from 11am to 7pm on 23 June 2015. It was held in a classroom of John Medley Building at the University of Melbourne. The exhibition presented a variety of readymade, found and modified objects—many sourced from the University campus—in geometric configurations on the classroom floor, accompanied by a flyer and information sheet. The publication University Construction is a record of the exhibition. It includes photographs of the exhibition, along with scans of the flyer and information sheet. The publication also includes More Minor Constructions, a…

CFP | Women in the Creative Arts | August 2017 at ANU

Women in the Creative Arts | 10-12 August 2017 | Australian National University The School of Music at the Australian National University, is pleased to announce a call for papers and submissions for an innovative research conference on “Women in the Creative Arts” to be held at the school from 10-12 August, 2017. Papers and proposals are invited from scholars and industry practitioners from the creative arts. The topical focus for this conference is the creative work of artists who identify as women. Delegates of all gender identities are invited to submit proposals for papers. Research papers will receive 30 minutes of…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 13th January 2017

Jobs Australia Gallery Manager, Australian Print Workshop – deadline 6th February 2017 Senior Lecturer In Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education School of Design, University of Western Australia – deadline 7th February 2017 Exhibitions Manager (readvertised), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) – deadline 23rd January 2017 Curatorial Manager (new role), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) – deadline 23rd January 2017 Assistant Conservator (new role), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) – deadline 23rd January 2017 Assistant Curator- Territory History (new role) 4 days per week, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory…

Call for Papers | Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories | Sydney October 2017

Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories | An international symposium hosted by the Power Institute, University of Sydney, Australia, 11–13 October 2017 Proposals due 28 February 2017 Studies focused on gender in Southeast Asian societies have emerged, in recent decades, in approximate concurrence with the development of regionally focused Southeast Asian art histories. The founding premise of this international symposium is that there has hitherto been insufficient discursive intersection between these two fields. Topics discussed may include: 1. Accounts of individual artists and collectives whose work engages with gender; 2. Investigations of gender in the exhibitionary, critical, and historiographical receptions of works…

Symposium | Agency and aesthetics: A symposium on the expanded field of photography | Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

With more photographs circulating than ever before, what do photographers want their images to do? How are artists retaining agency amongst the changing ontology of photography and its conventions and technologies? Does photography either in an art gallery or online still offer a democratic potential in its ability to alter or resist existing positions? As part of considering the shifting politics and aesthetics of photography the event is an opportunity to consider the current nature of subjectivity in image worlds. If the selfie is the “the first format of the new global majority” as Niholas Mirzoeff has stated, how has…

Panel Discussion | Collectivism and the art of the poster making | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Convenor: Roger Butler AM, Senior Curator of Australian Prints and Drawings, NGA Speakers: Exhibiting artists Carole Wilson, Dianna Wells, Nicholas Mau, Wendy Black, Julie Sheils Join Roger Butler and some of the artists exhibiting in the exhibition for a discussion of the power of this community art movement as a mode of social commentary and how they went about designing and printing posters, pamphlets, postcards, t-shirts, banners and fabric to disseminate their views. Don’t Be Too Polite: Posters and activism features works by printmaking collectives Redletter Community Workshop Inc. (1977-1991), Another Planet Posters (1985-1991) and Red Planet Inc. (1992-2001) spanning…