News | Denton Corker Marshall wins new SAM architecture competition

Yesterday the Greater Shepparton City Council announced that Denton Corker Marshall has won the architetural competition to build the new Shepparton Art Museum. From SAM The architectural competition for a new SAM (Shepparton Art Museum) and building jury recommendation was endorsed at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 18 April following a comprehensive design competition spanning several months. The seven member expert jury report noted that the Denton Corker Marshall proposal was unanimously selected as the winning proposal for the Stage 2 Concept Design Competition after a robust and rigorous assessment of the five design concepts against the agreed criteria. The Denton Corker Marshall proposal stood out because it combined a powerful and relevant conceptual idea – well-resolved and compelling in its sculptural expression and detail – with a highly adaptable, functional, safe and efficient solution, according to the report. The…

News and Exhibition | Sidney Nolan’s man behind Ned Kelly mask revealed | Heide MoMA

Recent research by Paula Dredge and Kendrah Morgan with assistance from the Australian Synchrotron has revelead a face behind the mask of one of Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly paintings. From April 22 to May 14 Heide will host a virtual reality display that will allow visitors to explore this ‘face behind the mask.’ From Heide Working in collaboration with the scientific research centre Australian Synchrotron, and utilising its state of the art technology, art conservators have imaged pigments buried underneath layers of paint to reveal a face behind the mask of Sidney Nolan’s painting Ned Kelly, “Nobody knows anything about my case but myself” 1945. When examining the painting in 2012, Paula Dredge, Paintings Conservator at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and Kendrah Morgan, Curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne noticed brush strokes underneath the…

Lecture | Something on High: Van Gogh, Nature and the Seasons – Sjraar van Heugten | NGV International

Vincent van Gogh A wheatfield, with cypresses early September 1889 Saint-Rémy oil on canvas 72.1 x 90.9 cm F 615, JH 1755 National Gallery, London Bought, Courtauld Fund, 1923 (NG3861) © The National Gallery, London Photo: The National Gallery, London

Something on High: Van Gogh, Nature and the Seasons Sjraar van Heugten Date: Saturday 29th April 2017, 2pm  Venue: Clemenger BBDO AUditorium, NGV International Tickets $16 M / $20 A / $18 C (Book here http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/something-on-high/) The seasons had profound meaning for Vincent van Gogh: they represented the circle of life within nature – birth, bloom, maturity and death. For the artist, this ongoing cycle represented the greatness of nature and the existence of a higher force. Celebrate the opening weekend of Van Gogh and the Seasons as exhibition curator Sjraar van Heugten explores Van Gogh’s love of nature in both his life and work and the role of the seasons in his oeuvre. Sjraar van Heugten is an independent art historian and former Head of Collections at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Sjraar joined the Van Gogh Museum in…

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

Jobs Australia Design And Creative Practice ECP Postdoctoral Scholarship, RMIT – deadline 30th May 2017 Arts Administrator, Art Galleries Association of Australia (AGAA) (permanent part-time) – deadline not specified Art and Heritage curator, Flemington Heritage Centre – deadline 7th May 2017 International CMRS Career Development Fellowship in Renaissance History, University of Oxford – deadline 18th May 2017 Funding Henry Moore Foundation-BSR Fellowship in Sculpture, British School at Rome (open to British and Commonwealth citizens) – deadline 17th May 2017 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Emerging Writers Program – deadline 30th June 2017 Studio Residency (Oberegg), Switzerland, November 1 – 30, 2017 (for national and international cultural workers (individuals or teams with a max. of four persons) in all disciplines (visual arts, literature, new media, music, theatre, dance, design, architecture, film, photography, applied arts, and art-related academic fields) – deadline May 31,…

Seminar | “In that vile place”: The Miraculous Image of Santa Maria delle Carceri at the Prison in Prato – Shannon Gilmore | University of Melbourne

An upcoming Upcoming Early Modern Circle that may be of interest. Wed 19 April at 6:15 pm in the North Theatre, Room 239 Old Arts, University of Melbourne. (Please note the altered date due to the Easter holidays) Shannon Gilmore, Ph.D Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara (*Wednesday due to Easter Holidays) “In that vile place”: The Miraculous Image of Santa Maria delle Carceri at the Prison in Prato In the summer of 1484, a fresco of the Madonna and Child Enthroned in the Tuscan town of Prato miraculously came to life. Hoping to receive relief from their troubles, pilgrims from the surrounding countryside began gathering around the image, which was painted on an abandoned prison and located in an impoverished area of town. Despite the marginal nature of the fresco’s location, the image’s devotees insisted that the prison’s structure…

Registrations now open for Symspoium – The Emotions of Love in the Art of Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!– Upcoming symposium presented by The Centre for the History of Emotions at the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria Date: Thursday 4 May – Saturday 6 May 2017 Venue: Thursday and Friday – University of Melbourne, Woodward Conference Centre, 10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106), 185 Pelham Street, Carlton Venue: Saturday – The National Gallery of Victoria, Clemenger Auditorium, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Convenors: Charles Zika and Angela Hesson Contact: Julie Davies (daviesja@unimelb.edu.au) Website: http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/events/the-emotions-of-love-in-the-art-of-late-medieval-and-early-modern-europe// Registrations: http://alumni.online.unimelb.edu.au/emotionsoflove Costs: Full Reg 3 days: Full $80, Students and unwaged $50 Daily Registration Day one: Full $30, Students and unwaged $20 Day two: Full $30, Students and unwaged $20 Day three (at NGV): Full $40, Students and unwaged $25 Conference Dinner Full $80, Students and unwaged $45. The Conference dinner will be held at the Carlton Wine Room on Thursday evening. Please register by 2 May for…

Exhibition | Plotting the island: dreams, discovery and disaster

Plotting the island: dreams, discovery and disaster navigates both real and imaginary voyages, seeing the island of Australia as a pivotal destination. The Indigenous inhabitants had long established profound connectedness and history to this island, yet in the Western mind it was shrouded in mystery and imagined through art and literature. It was the lucrative spice trade and the opportunities for territorial expansion that brought Europeans to the Pacific and onto Australia, sometimes purposefully, other times by fateful accident. Their cartographic developments began to transform the world’s map. The era of exploration encompassed another age, that of the Enlightenment. This in turn gave rise to a great desire to collect; voyages were a course leading to the collection of scientific specimens from natural history and objects of culture. The subsequent and often disastrous shipwrecks, mutinies and encounters between Europeans and…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 7th April 2017

Jobs Australia Design And Creative Practice ECP Postdoctoral Scholarship, at RMIT University – deadline 30th May 2017 Curator, Arts Space Wodonga (Part time) – deadline 21st April 2017 Curator, Indigenous Collections, Museum Victoria – deadline 24th April 2017 Exhibitions and Collection Officer (part time), Maroondah – deadline 30th April 2017 International Head of Public Engagement / Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, Auckland – deadline 30th April 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Digital Humanities (includes art history), University of Exeter – College of Humanities – deadline 27th April 2017 Professor in Digital Humanities (includes art history), University of Exeter – College of Humanities – deadline 27th April 2017 Dean – College of Arts, University of Guelph, Toronto – deadline 27th May 2017 Lecturer in Contemporary Art, University of Bristol – deadline 2nd May 2017 Teaching Fellow/Curator in History of Art, Heritage and Museums, University of Bristol…

Call for Sessions | Art and Its Directions | AAANZ, Perth, December 2017

The AAANZ Conference Committee would like to invite proposals for panel sessions for the AAANZ 2017 Conference in Perth. The deadline for session proposals is COB Monday 22 May 2017 Please see the submission instructions below. All enquiries to conf@aaanz.info. CONFERENCE THEME | ART AND ITS DIRECTIONS This year’s conference theme Art and its Directions is broadly conceived against the backdrop of debates relating to national sovereignty and globalisation. Rather than purely a focus on politically based art in this context, we turn to the question of directions in art, where directions refer both to geography and chronology. The aim is to investigate artistic production and exchange in relation to the geographical, conceptual and imaginative relationships between north, south, east and west, so as to encompass discussion of transnational and global art histories; and the binaries of centre and periphery, modern and traditional. The theme…

Dissect Journal 3 Launch | Gertrude Contemporary

Dissect Journal 3 Launch Thursday 6 April, from 6pm Gertrude Contemporary ALL WELCOME Join us at Gertrude Contemporary to celebrate the launch of Dissect #3. Thirteen months in the making, this 300-page special issue focuses on subjectivity and the body as a site of production. In addition to the much anticipated celebration, the evening will feature performance-readings from Dissect 3 contributors, Spencer Lai, Natasha Madden and Eva Birch. Editors – Audrey Schmidt, Chloe Sugden and Zoe Theodore RSVP on Facebook Publication designed by Clare Wohlnick. Dissect 3 features work by: Philip Auslander, Dodie Bellamy, Eva Birch, Cristine Brache, Ramsay Burt, Travis Chamberlain, Amy Charlesworth, James Ferraro, Karen Finley, Andrea Fraser, Tim Gentles, Isabelle Graw, Amelia Groom, Aurelia Guo, K8 Hardy, Chris Kraus, Ruth O’Leary and Phebe Schmidt, Tanja Ostojić, Carol Que, Ander Rennick, Audrey Schmidt,  Eleanor Ivory Weber, Katie West, Amelia Winata, and Jarrod Zlatic.