Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | February 22nd 2013

Jobs West Space Gallery Manager – deadline 8th March 2013 Lecturer in Museum & Gallery Studies & the History of Art or Design, University of St Andrews – deadline 4th March 2013 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Asian Art (1000-1750), Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London – deadline 18th March 2013 Assistant Professor, Medieval Art and Architecture, University of California – Irvine – deadline 15th March 2013 Funding Society Architectural Historians/Mellon Author Awards (for help with the cost of image rights, permissions, and reproductions for monographs on the history of the built environment) – deadline 1st June 2013 Funding Opportunities 2013/14, British Institute at Ankara – deadline 1st May 2013 Calls for Papers The re/turn of the nonhuman in the study of…

Art History Seminar Series at Melbourne University | Semester 1 Program

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Art History Seminars at the School of Culture and Communication, Melbourne University Semester 1, 2013 Wednesdays 1-2 pm Venue: ‘The Linkway‘, John Medley Building, 4th Floor All Welcome 6 March | Robert Gunn, George Chaloupka Fellow, Museums & Art Galleries of NT | The Jawoyn rock art project 13 March | Susan Russell | Former Assistant Director, British School at Rome | Herman van Swanevelt, Gaspard Dughet and Bad Weather 27 March | Kathleen Kiernan | University of Melbourne | Refashioning Dutch Art into the English Landscape: The Commercialisation of Landscape Prints in Eighteenth-Century London 17 April | Michael Varcoe-Cocks| Conservator, National Gallery of Victoria | Japonisme wilt: The history, analysis and treatment of John Peter Russell’s Almond tree in blossom  c1887 8 May | Hasan Niyazi & Felicity Harley-McGowan…

Art History Lectures and Discussion at Melbourne Free Uni

Raphael, The Engagement of Virgin Mary, 1504 Oil on panel, 170 x 117 cm Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

The Melbourne Free University is running a series of free lectures and discussions on art history as part of its 2013 program. These will run on Tuesdays from February 19th until March 26th. Details of some of the sessions are below, see the MFU website for further updates. Dates: Tuesdays from 19th February, 6:30-8pm Venue: Some Velvet Morning, 123 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill About MFU The Melbourne Free University runs courses on a range of different topics. Scroll down the page to see all the courses we’ve run in the past, and click on the links for full details of each course, including recordings of each session. Sessions generally include a 45 minute presentation, followed by a 45 minute open…

Floortalks on Love for Valentines Day at NGV International

CHELSEA PORCELAIN FACTORY, London (manufacturer) English c.1744-1769 Joseph WILLEMS (modeller) Flemish/English c.1715-1766 Masqueraders, pair of figures c.1758-60 porcelain (soft-paste) (a) 19.1 x 8.2 x 7.4 cm (b) 19.6 x 7.4 x 61. cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Collection of Mr Kenneth Reed

The NGV is holding three floortalks around the theme of love for Valentines Day this Thursday (February 14th). For further information see the website. 11.30am Love, lust and desire | Speaker Elizabeth Cross, Senior Researcher, International Art 12.30pm Sex in ceramics: Soft porn in hard paste | Speaker Dr Matthew Martin, Assistant Curator, Decorative Arts 2pm Romeo & Juliet | Speaker Roger Leong, Curator, International Fashion and Textiles Venue: NGV International, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne Date: Thursday 14th February at times indicated above. Free. No booking required. Meet at Information Desk on ground floor.

Review | Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania. Reviewed by Anna Drummond

Julius Popp, Bit.Fall, MONA. Image via flickr.

The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania’s much-hyped art museum of sex and death, has just turned two. Built to house the personal collection of gambling millionaire David Walsh, MONA was opened to much fanfare and speculation in 2011. Two years on, has the gallery grown into a contrary toddler peddling the smutty and macabre, or a robust and confident youth cementing its place in the Australian cultural landscape?

News and Writing on Art and Art History | February 8th 2013

The Kongouro from New Holland by George Stubbs. Potential buyers need to find £5.5m to keep it and its companion picture of a dingo in Britain via The Guardian.

News and Writing on Art and Art History Katrina Grant The Art Gallery of New South Wales has chosen not to replace Senior Curator of Asian Art Jackie Menzies after she retires, a decision that has surprised many, considering the gallery’s large collection of Asian Art (there will continue to be two curators of Asian Art). Perhaps, though, this role is to be absorbed into the recently advertised position for a Director of Collections at AGNSW. Liberal arts degrees may not come with a job description attached, but you are just as likely to end up employed and probably a more well-rounded person as well – Nicolaos Jones On the Liberal Arts and the Advantages of Being Useless (may need to…

Exhibition | ‘Community and Context’ at Monash Art Design and Architecture Gallery

Neil Emmerson, (I must confess…) II, 2011, digital and screen print on arches velin. Courtesy of the artist.

The significance of printmaking in the context of contemporary art and design will be explored at an exhibition in Melbourne this month. From February 6th the Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) Gallery will present Community & Context, an exhibition featuring the work of twenty four Australian artists. eX de Medici and Rosalind Atkins’s collaborative work Our Corporate Who Art in Heaven, combines etching and engraving, botanical illustration and gas masks to subversive effect. Printmaking as sculpture is also explored in Ruth Johnstone’s work Mining Robert Sticht’s Dürer Archive, which employs engraving, photocopy and kinetic sculpture to explore the vocabulary of Dürer’s vast print catalogue. The exhibition includes other print methods in the work Delicate Cutting by artist Sally Smart,…

Symposium | ‘Of Loves and Ladies, Knights and Arms': The Renaissance Effect

Parade Shield, late 15th century AD, Flanders or Burgundy, London: British Museum

The Power institute is proud to present in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute, Sydney, the forthcoming free symposium titled ‘Of Loves and Ladies, Knights and Arms': The Renaissance Effect.

When we think of Renaissance art, we may think of individual examples of great painting and sculpture, but these works were often planned within complex decorative ensembles.