Writing and Concepts | Lecture 15 Callum Morton| RMIT Design Hub

Callum Morton, The Other Side, 2014, mixed media, dimensions variable. Installation view of the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) at Cockatoo Island. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney. This project was made possible through the generous support of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, Juliana Engberg and Kay Campbell, and with assistance from Monash Art Design & Architecture. Photograph: James Horan/Destination NSW. Via https://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/19bos/artists/morton/

Callum Morton …explores the potential of writing, as both a process and an outcome, in his practice. CALLUM MORTON was born in 1965 in Montreal, Canada. He completed a BFA at Victoria College, Prahran in 1988 and an MFA in Sculpture at RMIT, Melbourne in 1999. He is currently Professor of Fine Art at MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) Melbourne. Morton’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally for over 25 years. In 2007 he was one of three artists to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale. In 2008 he completed the work Hotel on the…

Talk | Digitalising the Roman Campagna | University of Melbourne

Detail of Giovani Battista Cingolani della Pergola’s 'Topografia Geometrica dell’Agro Romano' of 1704 , British School at Rome.

Collaborative Learning Room 356 Arts West In their presentation Lisa and Katrina will discuss the geo-mapping project, ‘Digitalising the Roman Campagna’, which is being developed in conjunction with the British School at Rome library. The aim ultimately is to create a digital map of the Roman Campagna that could function as a database and repository of information about both the classical and early modern Campagna. The aim is to take two rare, and rarely seen, maps of the Roman Campagna in the early modern period and transform them into new forms of technology and interdisciplinary resources for generations of scholars.…

BLINDSIDE Festival | On the Verge | 24 August – 3 September 2016

Sarah Rudledge | Repeat 1, 2016. Performance stills. Photographs by Brent Edwards

Gain an insight into domestic life through an open lounge room window, enter Dante’s inferno in an upstairs storeroom, or hear strains of music as a fragmented choir serenades you throughout the city. BLINDSIDE presents the third iteration of the BLINDSIDE Festival, On The Verge – an experimental art festival of chance encounters, immersive soundscapes and intimate creative exchanges. For 11 days art will materialise in the alleyways and byways of Melbourne’s CBD. New works and site-responsive performances will disrupt, alter and transform the spaces we take for granted. On The Verge showcases the talents of emerging and established artists…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 5th August 2016

MAMA SEE Projection Wall via https://mamalbury.com.au/who-is-mama/the-making-of-mama/mamas-skin/mama-see

Jobs Australia Director, Murrary Art Museum Albury (MAMA) – deadline 19th August 2016 Curator, Murrary Art Museum Albury (MAMA) – deadline 26th August 2016 Public Programs Officer, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre – deadline 21st August 2016 Curator, Rockhampton Art Gallery – deadline 21st August 2016 Museum Curator – York Residency Museum – deadline 19th August 2016 International Lecturer in History of Art (Curatorial Theory and Practice), University of Edinburgh – deadline 25th August 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher in Tibetan Art, SOAS, University of London – deadline 31st August 2016 Lectureship in Digital Humanities, University College Cork – deadline 23rd August 2016 Professor and Head of The…

Lecture | The Art of Travel in the Name of Science – Sarah Thomas | University of Melbourne

Image: Ferdinand Bauer, Brown's Leatherjacket (Acanthaluteres brownii), c1811, London watercolour on paper. Reproduced with the Permission of the Natural History Museum, London (Library and Archives).

This public lecture explores the significance of mobility to an understanding of visual culture in the colonial period with a particular focus on the works of art produced by British landscape painter William Westall (1781-1850) and Austrian botanical artist Ferdinand Bauer (1760-1826) on board Matthew Flinders’ inaugural circumnavigation of Australia between 1801 and 1803. Considering the status of the travelling artist as eyewitness in the period this paper will also examine the mobility of visual culture itself and the implications for art history in a globalised world. Date: Tuesday 16 August 2016, 6.30pm – 7.30pm Venue: Singapore Theatre, Melbourne School of Design, The University…

Lecture | Claude Perrault’s Royal Observatory and the Intractable Challenge of Comets by Claire Goldstein | University of Sydney

'Presentation of the Members of the Academy of Sciences to Louis XIV in 1667' by Henri Testelin

The Power Institute is pleased to invite you to a public lecture by Claire Goldstein, Associate Professor in the Department of French & Italian at the University of California, Davis. Louis XIV is one of the most iconic figures in European history. Styled the Sun King, he is remembered for his extravagant building projects, particularly those centred on the Chateau of Versailles, a site which came to function as a symbol of his long reign. At Versailles, Louis XIV shone most brilliantly, and prominent thinkers have long taken a critical interest in the ways the early years of his rule…

Always Was … Activism Through Art Forum | Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Megan Cope The Blaktism 2014 HD Video work, 8 min Courtesy of the artist and This is no Fantasy Via http://www.bundoorahomestead.com/exhibition/always-was-activism-through-art-forum/#sthash.KsQJNRsi.dpuf

Always Was … Activism Through Art Forum Can activism be expressed through contemporary art? Artists from across Victoria will come together for a special forum based around the ground breaking exhibition, Re-visioning Histories, to discuss the role of activism in art within an Indigenous context on Sunday 21 August 2016. The forum will tackle some of the big questions and offer an artist perspective.  They will discuss whether artists have a responsibility to raise awareness of issues that are not frequently discussed in mainstream media? What dialogues are formed through integrating political activism and art-making? Who controls these dialogues? This…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 14 Tom Nicholson | RMIT Design Hub

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Tom Nicholson TOM NICHOLSON is an artist who lives and works in Melbourne. His recent work has been shown in the 2015 Jakarta Biennial, curated by Charles Esche; Fractures: Jerusalem Show VII, part of the 2014 Qalandiya International; Allegory of the Cave Painting at Extra City in Antwerp, 2014, curated by Mihnea Mircan; Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks: Meeting points 7, curated by WHW at 21er Haus in Vienna, the Beirut Art Centre, and at M HKA in Antwerp, 2013-14; in a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, 2014; Melbourne Now…

Let’s Talk Contemporary Art Organisations | NAVA Event at The Gunnery

Poster for lets talk contemporary art organisations event

This is your chance to join the Directors of Contemporary Art Organisations (CAO) from across Australia in a conversation that is focused on how we should value the small to medium sector. This sector makes a significant contribution to expanding artists careers, engaging audiences and developing new works. This is something that should not be overlooked. Let’s Talk will be facilitated by Blair French, Director, Curatorial & Digital, MCA Australia | Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace and Chair, CAO | Dr. Lizzie Muller, Director, UNSWAD Art & Design Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership Program | Brianna Munting, Deputy Director, NAVA…

Exhibition Review | The APW George Collie Memorial Award – Sheridan Palmer | Australian Print Workshop

Jennifer Marshall, Shipwreck (after Claude)

An exhibition of limited edition prints by two of Australia’s most prominent printmakers, Jennifer Marshall and the late Bea Maddock (1934-2016) is currently being shown at the Australian Print Workshop in Gertrude Street, Fitzroy (until 20th August). The APW presents the annual George Collie Memorial Award in recognition of artists who have made an outstanding contribution to contemporary Australian printmaking. It has previously been awarded to Noel Counihan and Rick Amor in 2014 and Grahame King and Jan Senbergs in 2015, and this year the prestigious honour is awarded to two women. Bea Maddock studied at the Hobart Technical College…