Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 26th May 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, Collections and Exhibitions, Koori Heritage Trust – deadline 14th June 2017 Curatorial Assistant, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery – deadline 9th June 2017 Museum Officer, Tasmanian Wool Centre – deadline 30th June 2017 International Senior Registrar, Waikato Museum, Te Whare Taonga o Waikato – deadline 5th June 2017 Motesiczky Postdoctoral Fellow (Central or Eastern European Cultural History or Humanities) Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London- deadline 16th June 2017 Head of Exhibition (ArtScience Museum), Singapore – deadline not specified Teaching Fellow in Renaissance and Early Modern Art (fixed term 22 months), University of Birmingham – deadline 2nd June 2017 Teaching Fellow in Modern European and North American Art (fixed term 22 months), University of Birmingham – deadline 2nd June 2017 Calls for Papers all-over. Magazin fuer Kunst und Aesthetik, Number 13 – deadline 16th July 2017 OAR:…

VCA’s ART150 | NGV Floor talks

On 28 May 2017, the Victorian College of the Arts and the National Gallery of Victoria will present a series of floor talks by VCA Art staff, including VCA Director Su Baker, Jon Cattapan, Elizabeth Gower, Stieg Persson, Raafat Ishak, Kate Daw, Lou Hubbard, Bernhard Sachs, Cate Consandine and Jon Campbell, as part of the VCA’s ART150 celebrations in 2017. Artists on Art is at the National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Melbourne, on 28 May 2017, 1pm–3pm, free admission. See the VCA events listing for more information. As both practising artists and teachers, the speakers will provide new insights and share their thoughts on iconic Australian works of art by National Gallery School and VCA Art alumni that are held in the NGV collection. Artists include Fred Williams, Howard Arkley, Sidney Nolan, Margaret Preston, John Brack, Noel Counihan, Rosslynd…

Darebin Art Prize – $10k Acquisitive Art Award –

Calling visual artists across Australia to enter the Darebin Art Prize – $10k Acquisitive Art Award The Gallery Manager of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Ella Hughes says ‘The Darebin Art Prize presents outstanding contemporary art. The winning work becomes part of the Darebin Art Collection which inspires and connects the Darebin community in an appreciation of the visual arts. The prize pool includes not only $10,000 to the winning work but also a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Darebin is proud to support the work of living Australian artists. We’re anticipating a competitive process attracting artists from all stages in their career, from emerging to more established artists.’ The judging panel will include David Cross, Professor of Art and Performance at Deakin University, high-profile artist Lou Hubbard and Claire Watson, Curator of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. The Darebin Art Prize is one…

News | Dr Christian Thompson announced as the recipient of inaugural Mordant Family VR Commission

ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) has announced that the recipient of the inaugural $80,000 Mordant Family VR Commission is Dr Christian Thompson, one of Australia’s leading visual artists. The commission, created in partnership with Catriona and Simon Mordant AM, the City of Melbourne and ACMI, builds on ACMI’s existing commissioning initiatives, and heralds a new era of artist support at ACMI for emerging platforms. The Mordant Family VR Commission will allow Thompsons’ practice to extend into the exciting medium of VR for the first time. Thompson is a contemporary artist whose work explores notions of identity, cultural hybridity, and history; often referring to the relationships between these concepts and the environment. Formally trained as a sculptor, Thompson’s multidisciplinary practice engages mediums such as photography, video, sculpture, performance, and sound. His work focuses on the exploration of identity, sexuality,…

Box Hill Community Arts Centre Artist in Residence Program 2018

Applications are now open local and international artists for the Box Hill Community Arts Centre (BHCAC) Artist in Residence Program 2017.  Artists can nominate the duration of the residency being from 1 – 12 months from January – December, 2018. UPDATED Applications close 26 June 28th July, 2017. Applications will be accepted from both local and international artists for the BHCAC Artist in Residence Program 2018.  Artists can nominate the duration of the residency being from 1 – 12 months from January – December, 2018. The AIR studio dimensions are 4.3 metres x 3.3 metres – workspace and 4 metres x 3.4 metres – storage area. We also have other art rooms that can be utilised. We are able to accept artists using most types of mediums. BHCAC has a large ceramics studio with three kilns –  2 gas and one electric…

Resource | Renaissance Manuscript Studies Collection at Allan & Maria Myers Academic Centre | St Mary’s and Newman Colleges

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Studies Collection Allan & Maria Myers Academic Centre | St Mary’s and Newman Colleges The University of Melbourne The Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Studies Collection is located in the Allan & Maria Myers Academic Centre (nicknamed the “Accy”) jointly serving St Mary’s and Newman Colleges.  It is a specialist library assembled by Emeritus Professor Margaret Manion over her career teaching and researching on the history of the book before printing. The emphasis of the collection is on medieval liturgical and devotional book illumination; the relationship of text, decoration and illustration in illustrated manuscripts, and the interaction between social and patronal contexts and manuscript production. The objective of the Collection is to support teaching and research in Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. It is available to Honours and Postgraduate students of the University of Melbourne and can also…

Medieval Renaissance Art Forum at the University of Melbourne

A new Medieval and Renaissance Reading Group is being set up at the Univeristy of Melbourne, see below for more detail. A proposal is being considered to form a reading group at the University of Melbourne to discuss medieval and early modern art and art history, with the working title the “MedRen Art Forum”. If you are a graduate student, scholar, art history graduate, or simply have an interest in this area, we would be interested in meeting with you. The forum will be open to all. Please come along to our first general meeting to share your thoughts about possible activities, readings, formats: Thursday, 1 June 2017 5.30-6.15 pm University of Melbourne, Medley building, room W202 Medley is building number 191 on campus maps, easily accessed through University Gate 10 on Grattan Street. If you have any queries please…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 19th May 2017

Jobs Australia McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (Applicants must have been awarded a PhD from a university other than the University of Melbourne by the closing date) – final deadline 25th September 2017 Assistant Curator Aboriginal Interpretation Projects, Sydney Living Museums – deadline 29th May 2017 Head of Indigenous Relations, Sydney Living Museums – deadline 29th May 2017 Senior Curator of Asian Art, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 30th June 2017 Senior Curator International Paintings, Sculpture & Design, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 30th June 2017 International Professor of Arts-based Research and Pedagogy, Aalto University – deadline 8th June 2017 Senior Lecturer, Critical & Contextual Studies in Contemporary Art Practice, University of Dundee – deadline 6th June 2017 Senior Lecturer and Director of Liberal Arts (Education and Research), University of Exeter – deadline 7th June 2017 Sackler Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art, –…

Funding | Capstone Editing’s Available Grants for Academic Women

Capstone Editing is happy to announce the launch of two new research grants for female academics. An Australian business established to support female academics is offering two grants to ease pressures that often force women out of academia. Capstone Editing was founded by Dr Lisa Lines, a former history lecturer and mother of two who—like many women—struggled to balance motherhood with an academic career. ‘Women are significantly under-represented in the senior levels of academia in Australia and around the world’, Dr Lines said. ‘It is no secret that the primary reason for the “leaky academic pipeline”, whereby women leave academia or aren’t promoted to the higher levels, is motherhood’. Academic workloads are huge. Almost all academics work more than 40 hours a week, with more than half working 50–80 hours. This is impossible for many women to sustain, even in…

Boiler Room Lecture | Ritual intimacy – Conversation with Christian Thompson, Professor Sarah Joseph, Hettie Perkins

Thursday 18 May 2017, 6:00-7.30pm Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, Conference Centre, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne FREE. Bookings required: muma.rsvp@monash.edu MUMA is pleased to present a special conversation between leading Australian artist Christian Thompson and Professor Sarah Joseph, Director for the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University, convened by curator and writer Hetti Perkins. The conversation will traverse ideas of cultural hybridity, the ethics of working with cultural material from museum collections, Australia’s colonial history, the environment and the importance of country and language. This event coincides with the exhibition, Christian Thompson: Ritual intimacy, the first major survey exhibition by the artist at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), curated by Charlotte Day and Hetti Perkins. Christian Thompson, of the Bidjara people, works across photography, video, sculpture, performance and sound to explore notions of identity, race and…