Job | Associate Dean, Fine Art | RMIT University

See the website for further details and application information: http://yourcareer.rmit.edu.au/caw/en/job/558879/associate-dean-fine-art Drive learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline Full-Time, fixed-term for 3 years with underlying continuing Professor/Associate Professor position * Academic level D/E plus 17% superannuation, based at RMIT’s CBD campus RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. Dating back to the foundation of RMIT as the Working Man’s College in 1887, the School of Art has an important place in the history of RMIT and the State of Victoria.  It delivers programs ranging from vocational education certificates through to PhDs covering the full range of art specialisations, including Photography, Art Theory and History, Fine Art Photography,…

Talk | Margaret Wertheim | Victoria University

Margaret Wertheim will give a talk as part of the Public Pedagogies Conference at Victoria University Footscray on Thursday 23rd November. See the eventbrite page for bookings and more information Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted writer, artist and curator whose work focuses on relations between science and the wider cultural landscape. The author of six books including “The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace,” a history of space from Dante to the Internet, and “Physics on the Fringe,” she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Aeon and many others. With her twin sister Christine she founded the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles-based practice devoted to the aesthetic and poetic dimensions of science and mathematics. (theiff.org.) Through the IFF, she has created exhibitions for the Hayward Gallery (London), Science Gallery (Dublin), MASS MoCA (MA), and Art Center…

Job | Assistant Curator at Heide – deadline Monday 20th November

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Assistant Curator The Assistant Curator is a multi-tasking role operating in a team environment. The primary focus of this position is to assist in the planning, development and delivery of exhibitions and related programs; and assist with the care, research, development and interpretation of the Heide art collection and archives. In addition to the Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, this position works closely with the Senior Curator, Head of Collections, Collections Manager, Curator, Registrar and Exhibitions Manager. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria (no longer than half a page per criterion) and be submitted by 5.00pm on Monday 20 November to: employment@heide.com.au

Australian War Memorial Launches ‘Art of Nation’

The Australian War Memorial has launched Art of nation: Australia’s official art and photography of the First World War, a digital interpretation of the earliest plans for the Memorial. Australian official war historian and Memorial founder Charles Bean sketched the design for this building in 1919 as he returned home to Australia following the First World War. During the war, artists and photographers were deployed to the front to witness and record the war first hand. Bean’s imagined building contains separate galleries housing the official war art and photography collections. The large paintings are exhibited in a dedicated art gallery for the first time. The photography gallery displays a recreation of the first major exhibition of Australian official war photography in London in May 1918. The paintings and photographs link to more information and maps that trace the journeys of…

Melbourne Masterclass – ‘Paris is the World’

Melbourne Masterclass: “Paris is the World”- The history of Old Regime and revolutionary Paris (17th and 18th centuries) | 9-12 January 2018 | The University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria ‘Paris is the world’ wrote Marivaux in 1734. “The rest of the earth is merely its suburbs.” His soaring elegy to the French capital captured the city’s central place in the imagination of the Enlightenment. This masterclass will examine how Paris became synonymous with gleaming architectural wonders, harmonious facades, and numerous public squares, in the context of France’s social, political, and cultural upheavals during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Beginning with Henri IV’s and Louis le Grand’s search for urban grandeur, Paris was transformed by and for its elites into a new Rome. At the same time, a Paris of the people, particularly in the overcrowded ghettos of the…

Job | Program and Events Officer role at the Power Institute

Applications are now open for the Program and Events Officer role at the Power Institute. Manage a vibrant program of art talks and symposia Expand our audience and engage the art community with your communication skills Part time (2.5 days per week, flexible hours but with some evening work required); fixed term of five years Remuneration package of $84k pa (pro rata), Camperdown / Darlington Campus We are looking for a skilled event and communications professional to coordinate the logistics of Power’s dynamic public program and to engage with a variety of audiences via various platforms. As the Program and Events Officer, you will be responsible for coordinating the public program; hosting a range of high profile speakers for lectures, seminars and symposia; managing key partnerships with universities, galleries and donors; and developing the public face of the Institute through a range of online…

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research | Rijksmuseum

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship welcomes outstanding PhD candidates working on the art history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable one PhD candidate annually to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum. Applications should include an outline of the proposed research, related to the Rijksmuseum’s holdings, in which objects are fundamental. A suitable project might entail research into art objects as artistic or historical sources or object-related archival research. The Fellow’s progress will be assessed in consultation with his/her supervisors at the university and the Rijksmuseum, to determine if the renewal of the Fellowship for a second year is desirable. The Fellowship will preferably result in a publication, the content and form of which will be decided by the Fellow and his/her academic supervisors in consultation with the…

Fellowships | Metropolitan Museum of Art

Almost 150 years after its founding in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is as strongly committed as ever to its educational mission of supporting scholarly investigation and research into its encyclopedic collection, and to contributing to broader academic discourses. Join a community of scholars in the fields of art history, archaeology, museum education, conservation, and related sciences, as well as scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met collection. Fellowships include: Art History Fellowships | For qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships | For qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art | For doctoral and postdoctoral scholars studying Cubism. Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship…

Symposium | The Transit Lounge of Photography and Magic Lantern Performance | CCP Fitzroy

A symposium on the ever-changing states of photography from the invention of the medium to the digital present. From the magic lantern to Instagram and ‘connected photography’ this symposium unpacks a little history of the transmission of images. The Transit Lounge of Photography examines where the medium of record has been and asks: how is it travelling. The Transit Lounge of Photography is all about making connections with photographic images and reading their vapor trails, presenting a series of projections on images and ideas in the share-house of photography. Join us for an afternoon looking through photographs and at photography ending in a live magic lantern show in the evening. Coordinated by Patrick Pound (Deakin Motion Lab Centre for Creative Arts Research) and the CCP. Presented by Deakin Motion Lab Centre for Creative Arts Research Saturday 21 October, 3pm–7:30pm Bookings required,…

Lecture | James Elkins – Limits of the Criticism of Writing in the Humanities | University of Melbourne

Ever since new criticism, literary study has been developing ideas of close reading. Since the inception of poststructuralism there has been wide acknowledgment of the constructed nature of the text. In the last 15 years there have been even more models for understanding texts, including ‘distance reading’ and ‘surface reading’. Given that amazing richness of interpretive possibilities, it is strange that the humanities continue to teach writing on a rudimentary level, stressing clarity, concision, and organisation – basic pedagogy that was already out of date 100 years ago. This talk is an informal survey of the absence of the tools of literary theory and rhetoric in fields such as sociology, anthropology and art history, with special reference to examples such as Rosalind Krauss, Alex Nemerov, T.J. Clark, Stephen Greenblatt, Steven Pinker and Saul Kripke. James Elkins’ lecture is coordinated in…