Exhibition Proposals Call-Out | Bundoora Homestead Art Centre


Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is calling for applications from artists and curators to present projects across all visual arts media and craft. We welcome innovative ideas and a critical approach to contemporary arts practice. We encourage applications for solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and curated exhibitions. Your ideas can translate to a range of spaces within the Centre. We encourage you to visit before submitting a proposal so that you can select the best space to fulfill your ideas. A floor plan of the various gallery spaces is available here. Before submitting a proposal, you are welcome to discuss your ideas with us first. PROCESS FOR SELECTION AND ELIGIBILITY Criteria for determining successful proposals include: • Proposals that promote innovation, diversity…

Exhibition and Forum | The Material Turn | Margaret Lawrence Gallery

Image: Helen Johnson, Return to interpreting the world more explicitly, Digital video still, dimensions variable, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Sutton Gallery.

Artists: Sarah crowEST, 3-ply,  Carolyn Eskdale, Nathan Gray, Bianca Hester, Helen Johnson, Katie Lee with Andrew Sainsbury, Elizabeth Newman, Sophie Takách, Isadora Vaughan. Curator: Rebecca Coates Opening Celebration: Thu 10 Sept, 5.30–7.30 PM Exhibition Dates: 11 September to 3 October 2015 What influence does critical theory have on contemporary art and artists? Conceived as an expanded proposition, this exhibition explores one of the current ‘critical turns’, New Materialisms. What is this New Materialisms beyond a literary or theoretical series of positions and how might it inform an artistic process? How does the material practice of art speak back to critical theory? The exhibition examines the dialogue between practice and theory through the lens of new materialisms within an academic, practice-led…

Call for Papers | Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, intergenerational and transnational contexts | Fiji April 2016

Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, intergenerational and transnational contexts is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of Fiji (www.unifiji.ac.fj) in conjunction with the Institute of Interdisciplinary Inquiry (I.I.I. NZ: www.iiinz.org). Diasporas of the Pacific refers both to indigenous departures (including disenfranchisement and diasporic dispersals from traditional homelands under colonialism and/or within modern nations) in or bordering the Pacific and to girmit-driven arrivals like those begun in the Victorian era. The conference takes an interdisciplinary approach and aims to explore the multilateral, intergenerational and transnational contexts of diaspora in the Pacific. Diasporas of the Pacific invites papers that give attention both to broader contextualisations and to focused accounts of the issues and experiences relevant to the topic of diaspora in…

Symposium | Art Curatorship Now and Beyond | University of Melbourne

Image Credit: MA students on first Advanced Art Fieldwork: Contemporary China trip, 2015. Photograph courtesy of 
Ashlee Baldwin.

Art Curatorship Now & Beyond: A symposium celebrating 25 years of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne Thursday 17–Saturday 19 September 2015 This symposium celebrates 25 years since art curatorship was first offered as a degree at The University of Melbourne. As well as recognising this legacy through reflection and debate, the symposium program provides the opportunity to construct a new roadmap for contemporary curating through dynamic interaction and the exploration of new ideas. Engage with professional colleagues from a range of Australia’s leading art museums and visual arts institutions to examine past, present and future directions in art curatorial research, teaching, and the career development of visual arts professionals. The symposium welcomes academic colleagues, professional peers, art curatorship students and graduates…

Exhibition |Fingerprints on the Surface of the Brain – Antony Riddell | BLINDSIDE Sound Series

Antony Riddell

Fingerprints on the Surface of the Brain | Antony Riddell | 9 – 26 SEPT 2015 | Curated by Jared Davis + Liquid Architecture Liquid Architecture presents Fingerprints on the Surface of the Brain, the first ever solo exhibition by the artist, writer and musician Antony Riddell. Showing a rare selection of recordings, footage, drawings and reading material from throughout Antony Riddell’s prolific career. OPENING + ARTIST PERFORMANCE | Saturday 12 September, 2.30pm Join the artist and curators at the opening of Fingerprints on the Surface of the Brain, with readings by artist, writer and musician Antony Riddell and musical support from Rosalind Hall, Dave Brown, Francis Plagne, Christopher LG Hill + more. All welcome.

Lecture Series to accompany An Illumination – The Rothschild Prayer Book & other works from the Kerry Stokes Collection c.1280–1685


A lecture series to accompany the current exhibition of art from the Kerry Stokes collection on at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. See the website to register for individual lectures. All lectures are free to attend. Tuesday 8 September 2015 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Kate Challis | Down the Rabbit Hole: An intimate look at Rothschild Prayer Book within a new era of art production and society The Rothschild Prayer Book has been called “exceptional”, “exquisite”, “legendary” and “one of the most important manuscripts to be offered at auction”. This lecture reveals the reasons for these accolades by providing an intimate look at the miniatures and borders. Central to appreciating the Rothschild Prayer Book is an understanding of its historical…

Lecture | Herzschmerz – Love And Pain: Representing the Heart in Early Modern Art | Dagmar Eichberger

Heart Emblem, from A Collection of Emblemes, George Wither, 1635

This paper investigates the contexts in which the image of a heart-shaped object could be used in order to evoke a range of different meanings. Human love and magic, divine love and faith, the passion of Christ and the sorrows of the Virgin Mary are some of the most prominent associations invoked by the heart in the early modern period and beyond. The heart can also be used in a more allegorical context to signify wrath and envy. Thus the heart is often employed as a symbol for compassion (or lack of compassion), a tradition that continued well into the modern period as Wilhelm Hauff’s novel Cold Heart and other literary texts convey. Dagmar Eichberger is part of an EU-funded research project, Artifex, at the University of Trier and is Professor in the Department of…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | September 4th 2015

Jobs Australia and New Zealand Curator, Rare Books, The University of Melbourne – deadline 9th September 2015 Exhibitions Officer, Australian War Memorial – deadline 17th September 2015 Consultant Exhibition Curator (pdf link), Australian War Memorial – deadline 10th September 2015 Registrar, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – deadline 15th September 2015 Assistant Registrar (ACMI) – deadline 20th September 2015 Research Fellow – Architectural History (postdoctoral), University of Auckland – deadline 24th September 2015 International Lecturer in Art, Context & Theory, Glasgow School of Art – deadline 18th September 2015 Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Museum Studies, University College London – UCL Qatar – deadline 11th September 2015 Amherst College, Art and the History of Art, Assistant Professor in…

Generational Gestures: contemporary artists and their fathers | MUMA

Lisa Radford (with Charles Radford) 
I should've done this years ago (I asked him to make some signs for me, I asked him to make a sign for himself) 2007

Saturday 5 September, 2-4pm FREE event, includes afternoon tea RSVP essential muma.rsvp@monash.edu or 03 9905 4217 Celebrate fathers and creativity at this informal discussion as contemporary artists reflect on their relationships with their fathers, the roles their fathers have played in their work and their fathers’ influence on their respective artistic practices. Participating artists: Catherine Bell, Leslie Eastman, Sanja Pahoki, Nikos Pantazopoulos, Spiros Panigirakis and Lisa Radford. The program coincides with the current MUMA exhibition Dominik Lang: Girl with Pigeon, which takes a work of the Czech artist’s father Jiří Lang (1927-1996) as the departure point for the installation. Catherine Bell ‘When my father passed away on Father’s Day 2003, I was in the early stages of my PhD at…

Study Day | Remembrance and The Expressive Arts | University of Melbourne

ShinYoung An, Candlelit, 2011, Oil on Prepared Newspaper, Mounted on Canvas. © ShinYoung An

This innovative study day, which is open to scholars and the public alike, offers an opportunity to share research insights as well as critical reflection on practices and policies that engage the expressive arts for therapeutic uses in the act of remembrance. The day will include presentations by musicians, artists, writers, therapists, psychologists and history of emotions scholars and will engage the audience assembled in debate and information exchange. Date: Friday 11 September 2015 Time: 9.30am-5pm Venue: Theatre 227, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, 234 Queensberry Street (close to Lincoln Square and Queensberry Street tram stops, with some metred parking available on Queensberry Street, Carlton) This event will be FREE and a light buffet lunch with be provided. Registration and…

Floor Talks | From Russia with Love – Russian Art, Architecture and Culture | NGV International

Anthony van DYCK
Flemish 1599–1641
Portrait of Philadelphia and Elizabeth Wharton 1640
oil on canvas
162.0 х 130.0 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (Inv. no. ГЭ-533)
Acquired from the collection of Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall, 1779

Three floor talks at the National Gallery of Victoria from Melbourne-based art historians as part of the current Masterpieces from the Hermitage Exhibition. Floor talks will take place in the exhibition, they are free but you need to pay the exhibition entrance fee. No bookings are required, for further details see the website. Sunday 13th September 1pm | Italy, the North, and 18th Century Taste in Russia The large royal collections that were assembled, arranged and exhibited across Europe during the second half of the eighteenth century now act as documents of taste from the time. Among other things, a strong taste for Baroque art, in particular from Italy and the Northern countries was ever-present in Catherine the Great’s collection in St Petersburg,…

Exhibition | From the Collection – Gertrude Contemporary Regional Residencies Chapter Three | Benalla Art Gallery

Sarah crowEST, Strap on paintings, 2015.

This weekend is the opening of the third chapter of the Gertrude Contemporary Regional Residencies at Benalla Art Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Emiuly Cormack and includes artists Sarah crowEST, DAMP, Nathan Gray, and Dylan Martorell. Benalla Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla, Victoria Exhibition dates: 5 September–25 October 2015 Opening celebration: Saturday 5 September 2015, 2–5.30pm Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present From the Collection: Chapter Three at Benalla Art Gallery, which is the third and final exhibition in the From the Collection series. This series of exhibitions has seen eighteen of Australia’s most innovative contemporary artists explore the permanent collections of three regional art galleries (previous venues are Warnambool Art Gallery and Latrobe Regional Gallery), using them as…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | August 28th 2015

Jobs Australia Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts, Charles Darwin University- deadline 10th September 2015 Manager, Rare Books and Special Collections, The University of Sydney- deadline 5th October 2015 Curator, AIATSIS, ACT – deadline 31st August 2015 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in History and Theory in Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania – deadline 14th September 2015 Senior Curator, South-eastern Australia Aboriginal Collections, Museum Victoria – deadline 27th September 2015 International Senior Lecturer (Fine Art and Art History), Manchester Metropolitan University – deadline 7th September 2015 Lecturer in Wall Painting Conservation, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London – deadline 24th September 2015 Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor, University of Oxford- deadline 30th September 2015 Emmanuel College Research Fellowships 2016, University…

News | Rebecca Coates appointed Acting Director at Shepparton Art Museum

New Acting Director SAM, Dr Rebecca Coates and Greater Shepparton City Council Director Community Kaye Thomson.

Congratulations to Dr Rebecca Coates who has been appointed Acting Director at SAM (Shepparton Art Museum). The Greater Shepparton City Council announced the appointment with Community Director Kaye Thomson saying that, ‘To attract someone with Rebecca’s experience and knowledge is a coup for the museum. We look forward to Rebecca’s input and guidance whilst we commence the recruitment process for a permanent SAM Director.’ Dr Coates is an established curator, writer and lecturer, with over twenty years experience working for art museums and galleries in Australia and overseas. She is currently a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne in Art History and Art Curatorship and has a PhD in Art History. She has previously worked for the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; the Melbourne International Arts…