Call for Sessions | AAANZ Conference 2013 ‘Interdiscipline’

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Interdiscipline AAANZ 2013, Melbourne, December 7-9 The 2013 AAANZ annual conference will take place in Melbourne, December 7-9. It is being hosted by the University of Melbourne (VCA and Art History), National Gallery of Victoria and RMIT. It will include sessions on the history of art and other visual disciplines, art theory, and practice-based research in art, design and architecture. Keynote Speakers | Professor David Joselit is a leading scholar and critic who has written about pivotal movements in modern art ranging from Dada to the emergence of globalization and new media; he contributes regularly to Artforum and Art in America, and is currently Carnegie Professor and Chair of the History of Art department at Yale University and an editor of October.…

Design the Logo for AAANZ Conference 2013

The AAANZ conference committee is calling for submissions from design students or other designers to create a logo for the 2013 conference, to be held in Melbourne in December. All applicants are required to follow the logo design brief and submission guidelines below. Logo design brief The purpose of the competition is to design a logo for the AAANZ conference 2013, ‘interdiscipline’. The logo should reflect the theme of the conference, ‘inter-discipline’. The logo will be used online and in print. Flexibility is a key requirement, including the need to re-size easily and to look effective in black and white as well as colour. The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high quality printing. Colours…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | April 18th 2013

Jobs Museum Collection Officer, Macleay Museum, University of Sydney – deadline 24th April 2013 Collections & Exhibitions Project Registrar, Arts Centre, Melbourne – deadline 24th April 2013 Curatorial fellowship at Artspace, Sydney – deadline 8th May 2013 Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow for African American Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Curatorial Department – deadline 17th June 2013 Funding Australian Federation of University Women, Freda Bage fellowship for female postgraduate students – deadline 31st May 2013 Calls for Papers Design and Research in Architecture (Hannover, 13-15 Jun 2013) – deadline 5th May 2013 Beyond the Cut-Up: William S. Burroughs and the Image (London, February 2014) – deadline 1st July 2013 Gall and Guts: Entrails and Digestion (Paris, 21-22 March 2014) – deadline…

Public art forum | Invasion or integration? Public art in urban spaces | Ian Potter Museum of Art

World, new public space by Mark Pimlott, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1.Commissioned by Modus Operandi for the BBC. 2002 - 2012. Image: Mark Pimlott

Invasion or integration? Public art in urban spaces Vivien Lovell, Vanessa Walker Vivien Lovell is the founder of Modus Operandi, an independent arts unit curating and producing site-specific artistic interventions. Based in London, Modus Operandi has delivered more than 110 projects over the past 12 years throughout Britain, Europe and Japan. In this presentaion, Vivien will focus on current approaches to urban public art, contrasting the role of integrated art and the concept of place-making with the notion of the ‘placed’ object as ‘space-invader’. Case studies, including BBC Broadcasting House, the Phoenix Initiative in Coventry, the Marunouchi Art Project in Tokyo, Oxford University’s Radcliffe Observatory Quarter and The Fourth Plinth project in Trafalgar Square, will explore the notion of artist-designed…

Joseph Burke Lecture | Possessions and sacred signs in the art of Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) | Paul Hills

Lorenzo Lotto, Portrait of Andrea Odoni, 1527, Oil on canvas, 104 x 117 cm Royal Collection, Hampton Court

Possessions and sacred signs in the art of Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Paul Hills, Courtauld Institute of Art Active in northern Italy in a period when the function of sacred images was challenged by reformers, Lorenzo Lotto (c.1480-1556/7) was a painter who was inventive in recasting religious imagery. This lecture will argue that Lotto’s career sheds a vivid light on the shifting relation between authorship, ownership and devotion in Early Modern Italy. Moving between religious subjects and portraiture, Lotto suggests an enfolding of the self within the dwelling place of garments. All manner of textiles, including fashionable clothes and furnishings, are displayed as tokens personal possession, yet at the same time Lorenzo Lotto discovers domestic equivalents ­– in towels, handkerchiefs, and…

Update | Matthew Martin The Jacobite Court in exile, in France and Italy

Lecture: The Jacobite Court in exile, in France and Italy  Dr Matthew Martin, Assistant Curator, International Decorative Arts and Antiquities Please note that this event was originally advertised as starting at 11:30am but in fact starts at 11am at the NGV – this Sunday Following the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the Stuart kings James II and James III maintained a royal government in exile, first in France and later in Italy. This court-in-exile formed the political and diplomatic centre of efforts to return the Stuart monarchs to their thrones in Britain culminating in the nearly-successful 1745 military uprising led by Bonnie Prince Charlie. This lecture explores the life and culture of the Stuart court at the Palace of St Germaine in France…

Lecture | Paul Hills ‘Varieties of Venetian Colour: Titian and Veronese’

Titian, Assumption of the Virgin, 1515-18, Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice.

Varieties of Venetian Colour: Titian and Veronese Professor Paul Hills, The Courtauld Institute of Art Venetian painters of the Renaissance are celebrated above all others for their colour and for their handling of the medium of oil paint. This lecture explores how Titian embodied this aesthetic both in his religious images and in his mythological nudes. Typically his corporeal colour engages the sense of touch as well as sight. The younger master Paolo Veronese responded to Titian’s colorism but also departed from it. The son of stonecutter from Verona, he responded to the new fashion for whiteness in the architecture of Palladio. I will argue that shifts in colour preference in sixteenth-century Venice may be related to changes in material…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | April 11th 2013

Jobs Lecturer in Fine Arts, Tasmanian School of Art (Hobart) – deadline 15th April 2013 Exhibition Assistant, RMIT Design Hub – deadline 19th April 2013 Aboriginal Emerging Curator and Artist Liaison, Sydney Biennale – deadline 26th April 2013 Lecturer in Art and Visual History, Plymouth University, School of Humanities and Performing Arts – deadline 6th May 2013 Funding Roberti Longhi Foundation for History of Art Fellowships 2013-14 – deadline 15th May 2013 Calls for Papers Synaesthesia. Discussing a Phenomenon in the Arts, Humanities and (Neuro-)Science (Berlin, July, 2013) – deadline 29th April 2013 The Business of Art in the ‘Third Reich (Los Angeles/Hamburg, September 2013) – deadline 10th May 2013 Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity (Tel Aviv, December, 2013) – deadline…

Talks | Robert Rooney at CCP

Robert Rooney Children, Hawthorn East 1 1958, courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney. Image via http://www.ccp.org.au/news.php?id=200

Robert Rooney: A Night of Talks As part of the 
Centre for Contemporary Photography’s new exhibition Robert Rooney: The Box Brownie Years 1956-58 CCP is holding a night of talks. Artist Philip Brophy, writer and curator David Homewood and Martyn Jolly, Head of Photography and Media Arts, ANU School of Art, will speak on and around the work of Robert Rooney. Children and adolescents are often seen as ragged kid-flaneurs, re-mapping familiar urban or suburban spaces. Using a diverse range of historical Australian sources, Martin Jolly will explore these secret, under the adult radar, territories and trajectories. Martyn Jolly is Head of Photography and Media Arts at the ANU School of Art. He is an artist and writer. His book Faces…

Exhibition | Northern Lights | Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Image: Polixeni Papapetrou, The Provider, pigment ink print edition of 8, 2009, City of Darebin art collection

Northern Lights Friday 1 March – Sunday 5 May, 2013 In a search for the sublime, subliminal and seminal, Northern Lights celebrates the creative wealth of women artists in the northern suburbs of Melbourne whose diverse backgrounds and experiences are connected by location. The majestic landscape and its human intervention are seen in the work of Rosalind Atkins, Peta Clancy, Georgina Cue, Aunty Gwen Garoni, Siri Hayes, Anna Hoyle, Rebecca Mayo and Polixeni Papapetrou. Interior explorations – architectural, domestic and anatomic – are revealed in the work of Louise Blyton, Katherine Hattam, Viv Miller, Hilary Jackman and Clare Rae. Characterisation and the investigation of personality and psyche can be discovered in the work of Helen Kocis Edwards, Rachel Feery, Jacqui…

Exhibition Review┃Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart, Paintings 1940-2011. Reviewed by Chris van Rompaey

Approaching Storm by Railway, 1955, oil on canvas, 60.2 x 73 cm, Private collection

Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart, Paintings 1940-2011 Chris van Rompaey Jeffrey Smart’s work has long been notable for its hard-edged representation of urban wastelands in a manner that is at once poetically resonant and uncompromisingly classical. A recent retrospective, originally shown at two Adelaide venues and subsequently, in part, at the TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, will be remembered as a fitting tribute to the career of this major Australian artist. Curated by Barry Pearce, the exhibition was split between the formative work of Smart’s Adelaide years and that of the five plus decades following his move to Sydney. It is the latter period, from 1955 to 2011 and encompassing his time in Sydney, Rome and Tuscany, that formed the…

Seminar | ‘Space, Memory, Narrative: The Oratorians and the Memorialization of San Filippo Neri in Rome, Florence and Naples’ Glenys L. Adams

Space, Memory, Narrative: The Oratorians and the Memorialization of San Filippo Neri in Rome, Florence and Naples Glenys L. Adams, University of Melbourne PhD Completion Seminar, Art History, School of Culture and Communication The Rooms of San Filippo Neri at the Roman Oratory in the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella (Chiesa Nuova) Rome were reconstructed between 1635 and 1643. This thesis is an examination of these rooms and argues that the relationship established between the architecture of the spaces, framed in relation to the carefully positioned relics, objects and paintings on display in these rooms, served an important means of legitimizing Filippo Neri’s mysticism and the creation of an Oratorian narrative that became the model for how the memory…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | April 4th 2013

Jobs Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria (link to general NGV jobs page, scroll down for job) – deadline 15th April 2013 Postdoctoral research collaborator, The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence – deadline 10th May 2013 Research Fellow, University of Warwick -History of Art – deadline 30th April 2013 Lecturer in Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics, University of Kent -School of Arts – deadline May 3rd 2013 Research Fellowship 2013, University of Cambridge -Downing College (includes History of Art) – deadline 1st May 2013 Manager, Conservation – Museum Victoria – deadline 19th April 2013 Gallery Curator at Counihan Gallery, Moreland City Council (link to Moreland Council employment page, scroll down for job)- deadline April 15th 2013 Funding H. Allen Brooks Travelling…