Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | September 25th 2015

Jobs Australia Lecturer in Art (Drawing & Printmedia) (0.5), Victorian College of the Arts – deadline 4th October 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow positions at ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) – deadline 1st November 2015 Director, Geelong Art Gallery – no deadline specified Research Associate Emotions on the Medieval and Early Modern Stage in Britain and Ireland at The University of Western Australia – deadline Sunday 25 October International Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship, American Philosophical Society, Museum – deadline 9th November 2015 Bard Graduate Center/AMNH Fellowship in Museum Anthropology – deadline 1st November 2015 University of…

Conversation | Collecting thoughts: Suhanya Raffel & Gene Sherman in dialogue | University of Melbourne

Dialogue with Absence, Chiharu Shiota, installation view at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation. Photo: Brett Boardman, 2013

Suhanya Raffel, Deputy Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales and curator of Go East: The Gene & Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection and Gene Sherman, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation – share ideas on their stimulating and fruitful collaboration in realising an exhibition from the Sherman collection. This conversation will provide a glimpse into the genesis and shaping of the Sherman collection, as well as identifying the curatorial role in framing artworks for national and international audiences. Suhanya Raffel is Deputy Director and Director of Collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Previously, she was at the Queensland…

Seminar | S. T. Gill as eyewitness: art as historical evidence | State Library of Victoria

Diggers on the way to Bendigo, ST Gill, 1869

This seminar is part of the Making Public Histories series. Celebrating the first-ever retrospective of one of Australia’s forgotten artists, S. T. Gill, this seminar reflects on Gill as an ‘eyewitness’ to colonial life in nineteenth century Australia. Join us for the inside story on how historians have used Gill’s works to make sense of the colonial past, from the Victorian goldfields to horse-racing. Chair: Associate Professor Alison Inglis, University of Melbourne Speakers: Emeritus Prof. Sasha Grishin (ANU, Exhibition curator), Dr Jan Croggon (Historian, Sovereign Hill Museums Association) and Dr Andrew Lemon (professional historian) This is a free event, but…

Exhibition | Katherine Hattam | Deakin University Art Gallery

Personal pronouns, 2015
Charcoal on paper
163.5 x 164 cm
Collection of the artist
Image courtesy the artist and Daine Singer
Photography: Clare Rae

A new exhibition has just opened at Deakin University Art Gallery Katherine Hattam: Desire first: 1978–2015, which is a survey of Hattam’s career to date. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. In the exhibition viewers can see the development of Hattam’s distinct style. Recurring motifs in her work include chairs and other domestic objects, which she combines with references to literature, feminism, art history and modern psychoanalysis to create work that is personally symbolic. The artist and her experiences have some kind of presence in many of the works; anthropomorphic chairs stand in for a range of family…

New Exhibitions and Talks at RMIT Gallery | Power to the People and Performing Mobilities


Power to the People! September 24th until 24th October 2015 Spanish artist Julio Falagán’s work questions power and the established status quo through humour and irony. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to become participants and collectors by photocopying and stamping the artist’s work in the gallery.Come along and start your very own art collection – along with discussions about production/reproduction/ copyright and artist’s moral rights and remuneration. All coin donations collected will be sent to the  RMIT Scholarship Philanthropy Fund to support disadvantaged undergraduate students. Power To The People Pre-Opening Discussion Be the first to print your very own…

Read | Words + Pictures from ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory

Counterparts: A photographic exhibition of the work of Mikhaila Jurkiewicz and Sarina Reisinger. - CAHAT Blog - ANU 2015-09-22 08-23-08

A new-ish (three months old) website from the ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory is publishing student reviews of exhibitions and discussions about art. Description from the website: Words + Pictures is a student run initiative of the ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory. The blog aims to become a platform to showcase and discuss both the written and visual work of the students of the School of Art. Words + Pictures includes exhibition reviews, previews for student exhibitions, and will serve to facilitate and document connections between students across the School of Art. You can…

Symposium | Asian Art Research in Australia and New Zealand: Past, Present, Future | University of Sydney

Ian Fairweather (1891-1974), Untitled (West Lake, Hangchow), 1941. Mixed media on paper, 41.6 x 42.6. National Gallery of Australia collection.

Date: 15 October 2015 A day-long symposium presented by the Power Institute and Department of Art History, at the University of Sydney ABSTRACT Since at least the 1940s, Asia has become an increasingly important point of orientation for Australia and New Zealand: politically, economically, demographically, and, of course, culturally. In this context, there has long been strong public interest in Asian art, sustaining dedicated galleries, significant original exhibitions, specialist organisations, arts festivals, and numerous exchange programmes. Nonetheless, the study of Asian art in Australia and New Zealand appears stubbornly diffuse. Australia and New Zealand boast successive generations of specialists working…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | September 17th 2015

Jobs Australia Lecturer in Art History (expertise in the areas of photography/film and contemporary art of the Asia-Pacific), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Queensland – deadline 12th October 2015 Assistant Curator, City of Sydney’s Civic Collection – deadline 27th September 2015 Registration Manager, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences – deadline 5th October 2015 Events & Public Programs Coordinator, University of Melbourne/Ian Potter Museum of Art – deadline 27th September 2015 International Full Professorship in Medieval Visual Cultures (W3), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – deadline 25th September 2015 Full Professorship in Modern Art History (W3), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin…

Exhibition Review | An Illumination: the Rothschild Prayer Book & other works from the Kerry Stokes Collection c.1280-1685| Ian Potter Museum of Art

Fols 231v-232r_St Margaret

An Illumination: the Rothschild Prayer Book & other works from the Kerry Stokes Collection c.1280-1685 until Sunday 15th November 2015 It is always interesting to get a glimpse of a private collection and in this small but well-curated exhibition we are able to view a selection of art from the collection of Kerry Stokes. The objects on display are mostly religious in subject and have been chosen by curator (and leading expert on illuminated manuscripts) Margaret Manion to complement the display of the Rothschild Prayer Book, which Stokes bought in 2014. The exhibition is displayed across several galleries at the…

Lectures on The Origins and Development of Ceramic Design – Leslie B. Grigsby | NGV

The Netherlands
Garniture 1680–1700
earthenware (tin-glazed)
(a) 64.3 x 29.5 x 29.2 cm (vase)
(b-c) 65.1 x 39.1 x 38.6 cm (overall) (covered vase)
(d) 64.6 x 28.9 x 29.5 cm (vase)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 2015

John Kenny Memorial Lectures | The Origins and Development of Ceramic Design | Saturday 26th September from 10am at NGV International Speaker Leslie B. Grigsby, Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur Museum, Delaware, USA Book online here – $75 members/ $85 full Explore the development of design in glass and earthenware in these three special lectures by Leslie B. Grigsby, Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur Museum, Delaware, USA .Presented by The Ceramics and Glass Circle of Australia. 10am: “An Adoration of the Orient: The Chinese Taste Reflected in Western Ceramics” Focussing on Chinese ceramics and selected other Asian artwork such as lacquer ware, in this…