Call for Community Participation | Women’s Mural Documentation Project

Image via Yarra City Arts | Image: Courtesy of Megan Evans.

The Women’s Mural Documentation Project will document the lifespan and significance of The Women’s Mural: From Bomboniere to Barbed Wire, located in Smith Street, Fitzroy. Created in 1986 by artists, Megan Evans and Eve Glenn, the mammoth 50 by 12 metre mural, a striking example of Melbourne’s world famous street art, was once again the source of much controversy in February 2016 when almost two-thirds of its area was defaced. The obliteration of many of the women from inner northern Melbourne depicted in the mural, provoked community outcry and reminded us of the importance of this women’s space.The City of…

Public Program | barrangal gyara (skin and bones) | Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

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Kaldor Public Art Projects has announced an expansive public program of free talks and events as part of the 32nd project barrangal dyara (skin and bones) created by Sydney-based Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones. The program is an integral part of the overall project that includes a vast sculptural installation of thousands of white shields presented over 20,000 square-metres of the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney from 17 September until 3 October 2016. The dynamic on-site public program – presented entirely free of charge to the public over 17 days – is designed to foster critical dialogues with a range of leading Indigenous…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 9th September 2016

Jobs Australia Curator, Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Victoria – deadline 30th September 2016 Gallery Manager, CCP – deadline 15th September 2016 Program Director, Gallery Development, National Museum of Australia – deadline 25th September 2016 International Associate Lecturer, BA(Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth University- deadline 12th September 2016 Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor – Arts and Humanities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – deadline 31st October 2016 Postdoctoral Opportunities in the Humanities 2016-19, University of Oxford- deadline 20th November 2016 Funding Bard Graduate Center Research Fellowship – deadline 1st November 2016 Terra Foundation for American Arts Visiting…

Lecture | Chari Larsson – Steve McQueen’s Ghostly Survivals with respondent Giles Fielke

Followed by the Melbourne launch of Broadsheet Journal 45.2 (September 2016), with opening remarks by Liz Nowell, Executive Director, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA), and Wendy Walker, Editor, Broadsheet Journal. Date: Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 6:00pm Venue: Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne Free to attend In 2003, British artist and filmmaker, Steve McQueen was selected as an official war artist by the Imperial War Museum to document the war in Iraq. The situation in Basra, however, was extremely unstable and dangerous, leaving McQueen unable to film and confined for the duration of the six-day trip. As a response, McQueen later…

Lectures | David Solkin and Mark Hallett on British Eighteenth-Century Art | University of Sydney

Joshua Reynolds, John Manners, Marquess of Granby (detail), 1766, oil on canvas, 247.5 x 210.2 cm, Collection of John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida

The Power Institute is pleased to present two lectures on British art of the eighteenth century, by Professors David Solkin and Mark Hallett. David Solkin – English or European? Portraiture and the Politics of National Identity in Early Georgian Britain Professor Solkin’s lecture examines a fundamental shift in British portraiture during the reign of George II, which saw painters and patrons turn away from the established native heritage of Van Dyck, Lely, and Sir Godfrey Kneller, in favour of embracing the latest trends in Continental art practice. Spearheading this development were several immigrant European portraitists, led by Jean-Baptiste Van Loo, who…

Exhibition | Ronnie Van Hout and Kate Mitchell | Gertrude Contemporary

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Ronnie van Hout, YOU! Exhibition dates: 9 September – 15 October 2015 Exhibition opening: Friday 9 September, 6–8pm Venue: Front Gallery, Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present You!, a solo project by Ronnie van Hout. As a leading figure in the Australasian art landscape for over two decades, van Hout has consistently brought into focus the presence of the artist within his practice. Frequently presenting himself within his extensive body of work, van Hout positions himself as the unwitting subject pervasively reappearing as a provocation to the artistic figure. The complexity of van Hout’s particular subversion…

Exhibition | EREWHON | Margaret Lawrence Gallery VCA

Tony Garifalakis, Woodland, From the series Hills Have Eyes 2014, Fabric collages, 177 x 112 cm

Exhibition Dates: 1st September 2016 – 1st October 2016 Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer & Justene Williams, Tony Garifalakis, Claire Lambe, Clare Milledge Curated by Vikki McInnes Erewhon is the (almost) return of Neverwhere, an exhibition that travelled to Istanbul last year, commissioned by Asialink as part of the ‘Australia in Turkey’ cultural festival. Neverwhere presented the work of eight contemporary Australian artists to disturb distinctions between our real and imagined selves, and between the authentic and the proposed. Narratives were informed by external – and often mysterious – forces, both seen and unseen; the exhibition shifted registers between sincerity and…

Exhibition | The Jesus Trolley | City Gallery

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The Jesus Trolley | 30 years of Desmond Hynes pushing art and Jesus on the streets of Melbourne curated by Joanna Bosse Melbourne has been a stomping ground for street preachers for more than a century. In recent decades, Desmond Hynes has been the Nº. 1 evangelist, proselytising through both the oral and written word. The lately ‘retired’ Hynes combines the visual power of art and advertising on hand-painted signs and shopping trolleys covered in Jesus slogans. Unrefined and yet savvy, his unique hand-lettering is urgent and compelling, transcending the religious content of his god-fearing message. Opening Night: Thursday 8th…

Discussion | Migration Nation: Arts and Politics of Difference

Leslie Morgan, Manoora For Fremantle
122 x 137cm, oil, 2013 via https://lesm48.wordpress.com/anglo-indians-sail-into-australia-1947/

Join us as we explore the politics of representation and the representation of politics. Panellists: Dr Leslie Morgan, Steven Rhall, Nur Shkembi, Daniella Trimboli Dr Sara Wills will be our Master of Ceremonies for the evening. She is Course Coordinator for the Executive Master of Arts, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and a lecturer in Australian Studies at Melbourne University. BREXIT, Trumpism, the rising success of so-called ‘neo-nationalist’ parties across Europe and Pauline Hanson’s resurgence into Australian politics – these events are compelling us to assess how we view fellow citizens as the Others within.  At a more local…

Lectures | David Solkin, Kate Retford and Martin Myrone on Portraiture | National Gallery of Victoria

Edward Haytley, The Brockman family at Beachborough, c. 1744-46. Oil on canvas, 52.7 x 65 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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A trio of public lectures on portraiture by three leading art historians: David H. Solkin FBA (Courtauld Institute of Art), Kate Retford (Birkbeck, University of London) and Martin Myrone (Tate Britain). These scholars are coming to Melbourne as part of the University of Melbourne’s international conference, Human Kind: Transforming Identity in British and Australian Portraits, 1700-1914 and will present three free lectures at the NGV. Information and bookings for the full Human Kind conference can be found here. David Solkin: English or European? Portraiture and the Politics of National Identity in Early Georgian Britain. Thursday 8 September, 6:00pm. Clemenger Theatre, National Gallery…