CFP | Risk Anything!’: Modernist Women between Centre and Periphery | UNSW April 2018

A symposium presented by the Australasian Modernist Studies Network Friday 6 April 2018, University of New South Wales Keynote: A/Prof Natalya Lusty (The University of Sydney) “Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” The peripatetic New Zealand modernist Katherine Mansfield wrote these words towards the end of her life, urging herself to be courageous, to pursue her creative convictions. Mansfield’s approach to life and work is an example of the countless creative women who embraced, employed and drove the modernist cultural experiment. Nearly a century later, our own era is equally defined by contingency and risk, offering a unique opportunity to reflect on the history and legacies of creative behaviour that defines itself in terms of risk. We invite…

DATE CHANGE – Lecture | Pae White – 2017 Hancock Lecture | Australian Tapestry Workshop

  Venue: Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262-266 Park St, South Melbourne Date: 5pm, Saturday 16th December 2017. Free. Bookings required.  www.austapestry.com.au  Phone:  9699 7885 Pae White is an internationally renowned multi-media artist who creates large-scale installations in a variety of media; from large-scale machine-loomed tapestries to ceramics to tinfoil.  Her practice merges art, design, craft and architecture to create works that transcend traditional boundaries. The Hancock Fellow, established by the Tapestry Foundation in 1998 in honour of former Chairman Arnold Hancock OBE, allows opportunities to bring internationally recognised artists in tapestry, textile and design to visit the ATW and share their expertise. Previous Hancock Fellow have included Reiko Sudo, NUNO Corporation, Beverly Gordon and Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye. As the 2017 Hancock Fellow, White will provide insight into her long career with a focus on some recent projects that use textiles as…

Exhibition | water + wisdom Australia India | RMIT Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 1st December 2017 – 10th March 2018 Opening night: Thursday 30th November, 6 – 8 pm. Drawing on extensive research by experts from India and Australia, water + wisdom Australia India presents a poetic dimension on ancient wisdom regarding water management in both continents, as seen through the work of visual artists, creative writers and researchers who have incorporated these issues into their work. Artists including Ravi Agarwal, Sandra Aitken, Clare Arni, Badger Bates, Lado Bai, Atul Bhalla, Paddy Bedford, Vicki Couzens, Hannah Donnelly, Vibha Galhotra, Bhavani G.S, Connie Hart, Victoria Lautman, Rebecca Mayo, Djambawa Marawilli, Wanyubi Marika, Jennifer Mullett, Lorna Fencer Napurrurla, Glenda Nicholls, Justine Philip, Parthiv Shah, Jangarh Singh Shyam, Cop Shiva, K.R. Sunil, Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi, Hanna Tuulikki, Carmel Wallace, Judy Watson, Asim Waqif, Liyawaday Wirrapanda. Public program Friday 1st December 12.30 -1.30 pm Hanna…

Call for Papers | Frenemies: Friendship, Enmity and Rivalry in British art 1769-2018 | Paul Mellon Centre

An International Conference, 19th – 20th July 2018, Paul Mellon Centre Website: http://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/whats-on/forthcoming/frenemies Deadline 5pm 14 December 2017 From the earliest histories of art, the friendships and rivalries of artists have been the subject of anecdote and gossip. For that reason they have been associated with the popular storylines of art, rather than with the scholarly discourse of art history. However, the wide-ranging re-evaluation of affect and emotion that is taking place in the humanities, and the increasing recognition of a synchronic, network model of understanding rather than a diachronic, emulative one in art history, have served to suggest that artistic friendships and rivalries are key agents in the production and reception of works of art. This methodological shift has helped art historians perceive the significance of interpersonal relationships to art-making. It has drawn attention to the sociability of artists, and…

Call for Papers | Perspective: actualité en histoire de l’art – ‘Destroying’

The next issue of the journal Perspective: actualité en histoire de l’art will focus on the theme “destroying”. It will open the exploration to all fields concerned by this notion that transcends geographical, historical and cultural boundaries. In the artistic field, the destruction concerns just as much the reception as the creation of the art. This call for contribution intends to create a set of proposals exploring the proposed theme in its widest range, from monuments and architectural production (“communist monuments”, etc.) to images (icons, etc.), including objects (readymades, self-destructive machines of Jean Tinguely, etc.), even the performances (Les “Colères” d’Arman”, etc.). Perspective wishes to privilege diachronic studies with multiple forms and stakes. The proposals could go from the synthetic article focusing on a particular point of the theme (25,000 signs) to the historiographical assessment of a geographical territory, a singular…

Call for Papers | Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now | University of Queensland, May 2018

University of Queensland, Brisbane, 17-18 May 2018 Conference convenors: Janina Gosseye, Helena Mattsson, John Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat This conference seeks to explore how concepts of freedom and liberal political and economic theories have intersected with architecture and the built environment from the nineteenth century to the present day.  The popular reaction against ‘neoliberalism’ understood as an economic structure has reignited academic debate as to whether architecture, bound up as it is in real estate speculation and the financing of building, has a capacity for critique. The present socio-political circumstances of architecture, however, ought to be understood in the longer and more varied history of liberalism and architecture’s imbrication with political and economic thought on freedom and the subjects of freedom. We seek contributions that might address, but need not be limited to: nineteenth-century constructions of citizenship in civic…

Lecturer in Art/Gallery Director | VCA – University of Melbourne

Victorian College of the Arts Faculty of VCA and MCM Salary: $98,775 – $117,290 p.a. plus 17% superannuation This is an academic position that contributes to the research mission and goals of the Faculty of VCA and MCM by developing and managing the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. This includes responsibility for realising the exhibition and associated programs, including the Historic and Ceramics Collections, and using the program to enable associated teaching into the VCA Art and academic collaboration with School of Culture and Communication. You will have a PhD in fine arts and/or arts administration, proven teaching experience and management experience in the small to medium arts sector and experience conceptualising and developing income generating opportunities. Expertise in developing and managing successful exhibitions and programs is also essential. This is a full time, continuing appointment. The position is based at the…

Job | Director | Art Gallery of Ballarat

The Art Gallery of Ballarat (AGB) is Australia’s oldest and largest regional gallery and is home to one of the most significant collections of Australian indigenous, post-colonial, and contemporary works of art in the country. The AGB also has, and is increasingly building, a reputation for curating its own exhibitions as well as hosting national exhibitions attracting significant local and intrastate and interstate visitors. The opportunity to be the next Director of the AGB presents at a very exciting time where the City of Ballarat is pursuing an arts and cultural agenda which aims to position Ballarat as the leading cultural destination for regional Australia with the AGB as the cornerstone. This position offers an exciting prospect for an incoming Director to lead the AGB with a fresh perspective and extensive business acumen to drive future growth and development of…

Job | Associate Professor/Professor in Art | VCA

Deadline: 3 Dec 2017 Victorian College of the Arts Faculty of VCA and MCM Salary: Level D $145,685 – $160,500 p.a. or Level E $187,654 p.a., plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to the appointee’s qualifications and experience. VCA Art has a significant national reputation and has long established a dynamic presence as forward-looking with a clear mission to prepare artists with a lifelong commitment as professional practitioners, to be positive contributors to the profession and the broader community. We are seeking an experienced practitioner and academic to lead artistic and pedagogical vision. You will have a doctoral qualification combined with demonstrated excellence in academic leadership and management. An international as well as national standing as a practitioner with high level academic experience is essential, with the demonstrated ability to lead the strategic development of the Art program.…

Job | Assistant Curator of Art – Affirmative Measures Position | Australian War Memorial

Deadline: Midnight on 1 December 2017 Website: https://www.awm.gov.au/get-involved/ASSCURART Note: This is an Affirmative Measures position and open only to Indigenous applicants. The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. Job Description Under general direction, the position will provide curatorial assistance in the management of, and support to, major Indigenous (and some non-Indigenous) art, photography, film and sound commissions and acquisitions. The role will also include collection research, documentation and management; participation in public programming; and responding to public enquiries. An important element of the role will be to assist in developing collection management protocols for Indigenous collection materials, and outreach and engagement with Indigenous stakeholders and communities Australia-wide. Responsibilities Contribute to the management of Indigenous collection material and participate in the strategic development and implementation of…