Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | June 13th 2014

Jobs Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A), ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), University of Sydney – deadline 6th July 2014 Curator, Modern & Contemporary International Art, Art Gallery of NSW – deadline 23rd June 2014 Exhibition Assistant, RMIT Design Hub (part time) – deadline 16th June 2014 Head of Department: Art and Design, University of Derby – deadline 20th June 2014 Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Worcester – deadline 25th June 2014 Senior Teaching Fellow in History of Art (part time), University of Edinburgh  – deadline 24th June 2014 Teaching Fellow in History of Art, University of Edinburgh (part time)- deadline 24th June 2014 Teaching Fellow in Fine Art, Newcastle University (part…

Lecture | Fame and Beauty in Victorian Society: Portraits by George Frederic Watts | Barbara Bryant

G. F. Watts, Alfred Tennyson, 1858, NGV

Fame and Beauty in Victorian Society: Portraits by George Frederic Watts Dr Barbara Bryant 2014 Ursula Hoff Lecture in partnership with the Ursula Hoff Institute In his own lifetime the reputation of English painter G.F. Watts (1817-1904) was international in its reach, thanks to exhibitions around the world from Europe to America. From 1879 onward Watts’s work was regularly seen in Australia, prompting major acquisitions for growing museum collections, with the earliest occurring in 1888 here in Melbourne with a portrait of the British Poet Laureate, Alfred Tennyson, and a version of Love and Death. Although noted for his poetic and symbolic allegories, Watts was perhaps best known as a portrait painter. His self-conscious exploration of the genre of portraiture…

Exhibition Review | Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice | David Packwood

Paolo Veronese (1528-1588) 'The Family of Darius before Alexander', 1565-7 Oil on canvas. 236.2 x 474.9 cm © The National Gallery, London

Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice David Packwood Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice is on at the National Gallery, London, 2014 until the 15th June 2014. It was written,  then, on my page in the Book of Fate that at two in the afternoon of the sixth day of June in the year 2014 that I, along with a friend, should attend an exhibition of Paolo Veronese for the first time within the hallowed halls of the London, National Gallery. “Veronese” is no longer just a name to me, or a reproduction in a book, or a digital image floating on a computer screen. In this exhibition I begin to grasp the man behind the banquets, the purveyor of large altarpieces,…

Call for Papers | AAANZ 2014 ‘GEOcritical’

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Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference 5-8 December 2014 Launceston and Hobart, Tasmania The Annual Conference of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand will be held in Launceston, Tasmania, 5-7 December 2014, with an optional day in Hobart, 8 December 2014. The conference will be based at the Inveresk Precinct, hosted by the University of Tasmania (Tasmanian College of the Arts and the School of Architecture and Design) and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Sessions have been set for one and a half hours, with the expectation (although not the rule) being for three twenty-minute papers, each followed by ten minutes of questions, discussion, explication or commentary from a designated discussant. Session Convenors…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | June 6th 2014

Jobs Senior Lecturer, Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art, Queensland College of Art – deadline 26th June 2014 Poussin Project Assistant, Research Assistant (Part Time, 3 days per week, Fixed Term), Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge – deadline 30th June 2014 Public Art Officer, City of Port Phillip – deadline 16th June 2014 Funding The Malevich Society Research and Publication Grants – deadline 30th September 2014 Calls for Papers Building with Light: The Legacy of Robert Elwall – An International Symposium on Architectural Photography (London, November 2014) – deadline 31st July 2014 Temporäre Kunstzentren/Temporary Art Centres (Irsee, 20-22 Mar 15)- deadline August 31, 2014 KAPSULA Magazine: Not for sale – deadline June 20th, 2014 Museums in Cinema- Cinema facing Museum (Paris, 15-17 Dec 14)-…

Lecture | Delffse Porceleyne: Dutch Delftware of the 17th Century – Robert Aronson | NGV International

Jar  (17th century)  from Delft,  Medium earthenware, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1939

The Robert Wilson Annual Decorative Arts Lecture Delffse Porceleyne: Dutch Delftware of the 17th Century – Robert Aronson  The lecture will provide an overview of 250 years (1600-1850) history of ceramic production in the town of Delft and a focus on the second half of the seventeenth century when the small town of Delft became the centre of ceramic production in Europe, with production influenced by events from Europe to China. During this time potteries began selling to the nobility and royal courts all over Europe and their products in turn became the source of inspiration for earthenware factories all over Europe. Robert Aronson is Director of Aronson Antiquairs, one of the leading firms for Dutch delftware of the 17th and…

Floor Talk | Voices of Sue Ford – Ponch Hawkes | NGV Australia

Sue Ford, Annette, 1962; Annette, 1974 (1962-1974); (1974) {printed}  from the Time series (1962-74) gelatin silver photograph 11.1 x 20.1 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with the assistance of the Visual Arts Board and the KODAK (Australasia) Pty Ltd Fund, 1974 PH170.a-b-1974 © Courtesy of the artist

Floor Talk Series: Voices of Sue Ford  Artist or Artworker? How did practitioners see themselves in the 60’s or 70’s Speaker Ponch Hawkes, artist Ponch Hawkes developed her photographic practice in the 1970s, informed by counter-cultural, feminist, documentary and community art contexts. Join her as she discusses artistic life in the 70s and the revolution that redefined artists as workers during this period. Date: Sunday 15th June, 12.30pm Venue: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, Level 2, Temporary Exhibitions Free. All Welcome. No bookings required. Website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/floor-talk-series-voices-of-sue-ford/date-1443 About the Exhibition Sue Ford was a pioneer of Australian photography, and one of the most important practitioners to emerge in the wave of 1970s feminist photographers. This retrospective exhibition celebrates her artistic…

InSEA 2014 – Appeal for Homestay hosts for delegates

The 34th World Congress of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA2014) is being held in Melbourne in July. The theme is Diversity Through Art: Change / Continuity / Context. There are approximately 500 delegates registered from over 40 countries, many who have struggled just to find funds to get here. The conference convenors are appealing for help from the Melbourne Arts Community to help provide friendly homestay accommodation. There are about 25 international guests who need a Homestay – a bed, directions about how to use public transport and possibly a simple breakfast. They will be out all day at the conference and most evenings we have social activities planned. Go to http://insea2014.com/homestay.html and register your interest as soon as possible, and we will…

Exhibition Review | Genius and Ambition. The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1768–1918 | David R. Marshall

John Frederick Lewis, The Door of a Cafe in Cairo, 1865, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Genius and Ambition. The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1768–1918 David R. Marshall   At the Bendigo Art Gallery 2 March–9 June 2014. (Closes 9 June; an exhibition of antique sculpture from the British Museum follows on 2 August.) The regional galleries have some interesting exhibitions on at the moment. At the Ballarat Art Gallery is Auld Lang Syne while at Bendigo, with only a few days to run, is Genius and Ambition, which consists largely of works from the Royal Academy, London and is an exhibition generated by Bendigo and the only Australian venue. Following the success of its fashion shows, especially Grace Kelly, the Bendigo Gallery has stimulated an arts-led tourism industry serving day-trippers from Melbourne who come…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | 30th May 2014

Jobs Collection Research Editor, Tate Britain, London – deadline 17th June 2014 Associate Lecturer/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (three early career positions)  UNSW COFA – deadline 6th June 2014 Professor / Associate Professor and Deputy Director (Learning & Teaching), Queensland College of Art, Griffith University – deadline 18th June Postdoctoral Fellow: Arc Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne (project on  emotions and visual culture, c.1450-1750) – deadline 7th July 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow: Arc Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne (project on the representation and expression of emotion on the human face, in literature, drama, art, or sculpture, or in early scientific discourses, between 1100 and 1800) – deadline 7th July 2014 Senior Curator, Indigenous Collections &…

Talk | Why Being Real Matters: Art and Authenticity in Australia | Robyn Sloggett

Why Being Real Matters: Art & Authenticity in Australia Robyn Sloggett In this talk, Associate Professor Robyn Sloggett presents an outline of the history of art and cultural heritage fraud in Australia. She examines the ways in which scholarship intersects (or does not intersect) with art fraud investigations and what is at stake when art fraud goes unreported. With the Australian indigenous art market estimated at around $500 million and with estimates for the amount of problematic art in the market at about 10%, the issue is significant in both economic and social terms. This talk looks at these issues and at the current options for dealing with the problem of art fraud in the Australian market. Associate Professor Robyn Sloggett is Director of the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, which delivers industry-focused…

Exhibition | Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design | NGV Australia

Grant Featherston Living room setting at Hotel Federal exhibition 1953 type C photograph Featherston Archive, Melbourne

Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design is the first major exhibition dedicated to Australian furniture of the 1940s to the 1970s. This was a period of dynamic social change as Australians embraced a new, cosmopolitan mode of living. The design of the period are characterised by innovative and flexible approach to furniture design. Mid-century furniture design turned its back on the overstuffed and ornate examples of previous decades and, in doing so, revolutionised the contemporary Australian interior.  New methods of furniture design took hold in Australia after World War Two prompted in part by both the availability of new materials and  the shortages of others. New production techniques were developed and the influx of European immigrants who were skilled in the…

Lecture | The Ruination of Everything: Joseph Pennell, America and Illustration before the Great War – Eric Segal | Sydney University

IMAGE (detail): Joseph Pennell, Gatun Lock - end of the day, 1912

The Ruination of Everything: Joseph Pennell, America and Illustration before the Great War Eric Segal The Power Institute with Sydney Ideas is proud to present a talk by Eric Segal, of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida. Segal’s presentation will focus on the artist Joseph Pennell (U.S.A. 1857-1926). Pennell worked throughout Europe and England illustrating Old World cities and landscapes, whist at the same time rendering great American works of architecture and engineering. His dedication to a shabby Europe of the past and a gleaming New-World modernity, reflected contradictions and disappointments in his chauvinistic concerns about the faltering course of American cultural progress. The talk will explore how Pennell tied together thinking about the…

Panel Discussion and Book Readings | Concrete | MUMA

Igor Grubic  Monument 2014  video still  courtesy of the artist

Panel Discussion: Concrete Panel: Rueben Berg, Dr Nurin Veis and Professor Alistair Thomson To coincide with Concrete this panel discussion will interrogate some of the exhibition’s key themes and concerns. Guest panellists include: Rueben Berg, co-founder and Director of Indigenous Architecture Victoria, Dr Nuris Veis, Manager Scienceworks and Professor Alistair Thomson, Head of School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University. The panel discussion will be convened by Geraldine Barlow, Senior Curator MUMA. Date: 6:30-8:30pm, Wednesday 11 June 2014 Venue: Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield campus FREE event, bookings required muma.rsvp@monash.edu or 03 9905 4217  Book Reading and Discussion: Maria Tumarkin and Geraldine Barlow: The Geography of Trauma ‘Traumascapes are a distinctive category of places transformed physically and psychically by suffering, part of a scar tissue…