Call for Papers | Atlantic Studies: Global Currents Special Issue: “Colonial Caribbean Visual Cultures”

Image: James Hakewill, Haughton Court, Hanover, Jamaica, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

This multidisciplinary collection will examine the creation and circulation of colonial visual cultures from the Caribbean during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The era of Caribbean slavery placed the islands at the centre of the production and movement of goods, ideas, money and peoples, as well as cultural conflicts, exchanges and hybridities which created new challenges for artists, and new ways of looking. As a cornerstone of European imperial expansion the Caribbean had an enormous imaginative influence on Europe and the wider world. Tropical vistas and diverse peoples provided new visual subjects, and the art of the Caribbean participated in…

Talk and Launch | MTALKS – Dwelling as a Political Form: The Work of Archie Moore

Come to MPavilion for the presentation of the 2016 MPavilion/Art Monthly Writing Award to Tess Maunder, who will be joined in conversation by Art Monthly editor Michael Fitzgerald. This award, administered by NAVA, celebrates writing that explores the nexus between art and design, and Tess’s winning essay explores the conceptual idea of ‘dwelling’ in the practice of Indigenous artist Archie Moore. The conversation will also launch the December 2016 edition of Art Monthly Australasia, in which Tess’s essay is proudly published. Date: 6.15pm – 7.15pm, Tuesday 20 December 2016 Venue: MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Vic Bookings: Free…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 16th December 2016

Jobs Australia Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art – deadline January 13, 2017 Manager, Warmun Art Centre, East Kimberley, Western Australia – deadline 16 January 2017 Gallery Coordinator, Warmun Art Centre, East Kimberley, Western Australia – deadline 16 January 2017 Art Centre Manager, Tjala Arts, Amata, APY lands, Central Australia – deadline 1 February 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow with ARC project DP170102796 Art precincts and cultural participation in networked public space, University of Melbourne – deadline 3rd January 2017 Education Coordinator, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 19th January 2017 Registrar, Queen Victoria Museum…

NGV calls for public help to find art from 1968 exhibition ‘The Field’

The Field Original Poster

The National Gallery of Victoria is planning to re-stage the 1968 exhibition The Field in 2018 as The Field Revisited and is calling for help finding the final 14 missing works of art. See the NGV Find The Field website for details of the missing works: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/findthefield/ From the NGV The Field is regarded as a landmark exhibition in Australian art history – a radical showcase of 74 abstract and conceptual, colour field, geometric and hard edge artworks. Influenced by the American origins of abstract art, the exhibition opened to much controversy at the NGV in 1968 with its silver foil-covered walls and…

Online Resource | Morgan Library and Museum launch new website and improved access to digitised collection

The Morgan Library and Museum has launched a new website which offers vastly improved access to its digitised collections. The images of the collection are high quality and can be zoomed in to see fine detail. In many cases the backs of objects have also been photographed. Some objects, such as the ancient seals, have been photographed in three dimensions and can be rotated. As well as an important collection of Rembrandt drawings the Morgan also hold a large number of illuminated manuscripts, music manuscripts and rare books. Some aspects of the search are a bit basic (it is easy…

News | New gallery for the State Library of Victoria

A new gallery space will be constructed at the State Library of Victoria, which will include the re-opening of the Russell Street entrance. Full details below or read more here. A partnership between the Victorian State Government and the John and Myriam Wylie Foundation is delivering a funding boost of $13 million to State Library Victoria and is set to reinvigorate an historic Melbourne precinct. The John and Myriam Wylie Foundation has donated $8 million to reopen the Russell Street entrance and to thoroughly transform the eastern end of the Library with the creation of a new world-class exhibition gallery…

CFP | EMAJ 10

Call for papers | EMAJ 10 The editors of EMAJ (www.emajartjournal.com) are seeking articles for their upcoming issue EMAJ 10. This is an open issue and the editors welcome articles on any topic relating to art history and visual culture. Articles will be published in April 2017. EMAJ welcomes monographic articles about specific artists or art collectives as well as thematic or theoretical analyses of art history from any historical period. Established and emerging researchers working within the fields of art history, architectural history, curatorship, aesthetics, visual culture, and museum studies are encouraged to submit. EMAJ is dedicated to providing…

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

Jobs Australia Head of Collections & Exhibition Management, Arts Centre Melbourne – deadline 8th January 2016 Lecturer (Art History and Curating), Monash University – deadline 1st February 2017 Collection System Officer, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 16th December 2016 Business Manager, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) – deadline 9th January 2016 Communications Manager, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) – deadline 9th January 2016 Principal Curator, History, Industry and Technology, Queensland Museum – deadline 16th January 2017 Senior Collections Manager, Collections Management, Museums & Cultural Engagement, University of Sydney – deadline 13th December 2016 Visual Arts and Design – Curator, Queen Victoria…

Open Weekend | TarraWarra Museum of Art | 10-11 December

TarraWarra Museum of Art annual OPEN WEEKEND Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 December 2016, 11.00pm to 5.00pm    TarraWarra Museum of Art will host its second annual Open Weekend, welcoming visitors with free entry to the Museum and the rare opportunity to picnic in the Museum’s beautiful grounds. The Open Weekend features FREE ENTRY to the TarraWarra Museum of Art summer feature exhibition, The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver  and stimulating indoor and outdoor creative activities inspired by this exhibition. Sculpture workshops Saturday 10th 11am to 4pm Patterns in Nature 1 with Kate James and Clare James Healesville-based artists Clare James and Kate James will…

New Book | Saige Walton – Cinema’s Baroque Flesh Film, Phenomenology and the Art of Entanglement

New book by Saige Walton Cinema’s Baroque Flesh Film, Phenomenology and the Art of Entanglement published by Amsterdam University Press. To coincide with the Australian launch of the book, AUP are offering a 20% discount that is valid until 31st December – download the flyer here (pdf) What is the relationship between cinema and the baroque? How might it be figured and felt? Foregrounding the baroque as a vital undercurrent of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy, Cinema’s Baroque Flesh opens up new avenues of embodied film theory that can make room for formal and experiential structure, signification, intelligence and sight, as well as the…