Jobs, Funding, Calls for papers | Art History and Curatorship | July 10th 2015

Jobs Head of School, Massey University – Whiti o Rehua School of Art – deadline 2nd August 2015 Assistant Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong – Department of Visual Studies – deadline 29th August 2015 Teaching Fellow in Modern/Contemporary Art, University of Edinburgh – deadline 15th July 2015 Lecturer: Fine Art (Painting), Norwich University of the Arts – deadline 16th July 2015 Senior lecturer: Fine Art (Sculpture and Media), Norwich University of the Arts – deadline 16th July 2015 Senior Lecturer: Fine Art (Painting), Norwich University of the Arts – deadline 16th July 2015 Funding Franz Roh Fellowships in Modern and Contemporary Art (19th-21st century) – deadline 5th August 2015 Calls for Papers Nineteenth-century photography, Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) – deadline 1st August 2015 Sculpting abroad…

Lecture | Monuments of Remembrance – Bronwyn Hughes | NGV Australia

Mornington War Memorial 1925, bronze medallion created in 1918 by Dora Ohlfsen (1867-1948),

photographed by Bronwyn Hughes, 2015. Background is of the Somme Valley near Peronne, photographed by Bronwyn Hughes, 2003.

Duldig Studio, in association with the National Gallery of Victoria, is proud to present the 2015 Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Monuments of Remembrance by Dr Bronwyn Hughes, art historian and heritage consultant. The Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture was established to commemorate the life and work of the internationally recognised sculptor Karl Duldig and his wife, the artist and inventor, Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz). In this Monuments of Remembrance lecture, Dr Bronwyn Hughes will examine the impetus and values that underpinned the First World War commemoration movement through war monuments of national importance to the seemingly insignificant local memorial. It will  explore how Australian expectations, economies and aesthetics changed in the 1920s and 1930s post-War society and compare commemorations…

Exhibition | Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper | Heide MOMA

Melinda Harper, Untitled 2011, oil on canvas, 153 x 182 cm, Courtesy of the artist and NKN Gallery, Melbourne

Exhibition dates: Saturday 27 June – Sunday 25 October 2015 Over the last three decades, Melinda Harper has developed a distinctive and widely admired body of abstract works animated by brilliant colour relationships and dazzling arrangements of geometric shapes. While Harper is best known as a painter, this exhibition will reveal the diversity of her practice through its inclusion of drawings, collages, screenprints, experimental photographs, painted assemblages and exquisite hand stitched embroideries. It also marks the first time in recent years that Heide will present a solo exhibition of an artist whose work is entirely abstract. Harper’s first exhibition was in 1987 at Pinacotheca gallery in Melbourne and she was a leading member of the Store 5 artists’ group in…

Lecture | The Smithsonian Institution’s Provenance Research Initiative – Jane Milosch

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This lecture will give an overview of the Smithsonian Institution’s Provenance Research Initiative. As a leader within the area of provenance research and theory Milosch is an unparalleled example to curators and the wider museum sector. Provenance research provides a powerful lens through which to look at and learn about art, the history of collecting, and museums. The Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative (SPRI) aims to expand its focus beyond the WWII era, to assist with current provenance issues, and to explore the implications of provenance research for art history and connoisseurship. We anchor the museum in its core missions: stewardship, education, and appreciation of all cultures. Jane Milosch was also Fulbright Scholar in Munich, Germany, where she has studied and…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | July 23rd 2015

Jobs Allen Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art – deadline 17th July 2015 Cornell University, Society for the Humanities, Society Fellowships, 2016 – 2017, focal theme “SKIN” – deadline 1st October 2015 Contemporary Calgary seek a Director & CEO – deadline 31st August 2015 Non-Stipendiary Fellowships Visiting Fellowships 2016–2017, All Souls College – deadline 4th September 2015 Calls for Papers Borderless Futures: Reimaging the Citizen, Second Ballarat International Foto Biennale Symposium (29 August 2015, Ballarat) – deadline (extended) 8th July 2015 Lilith: A Feminist History Journal: 2016 Issue – deadline 30th September 2015 Munch: Van Gogh, Amsterdam (Van Gogh Museum, November 9 and 10, 2015) – deadline 15th August 2015 InVisible Culture, Issue 25: Security and…

Call for Papers | AAANZ Conference 2015 | Image Space Body

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Deadline: 28th August 2015 The Annual Conference of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand will be held in Brisbane, Queensland, 24-25 November 2015. The conference venue will be Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and is hosted by The Brisbane Consortium for Visual Arts (a collaboration between art history/theory departments at The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and QAGOMA). Sessions will run for one and a half hours, and will generally include three twenty-minute papers, each followed by ten minutes of questions and discussion. Session convenors will tailor the session to best address the concerns set out in the session abstract and with acknowledgement of the conference theme, Image | Space | Body. Download the full list of sessions here (pdf). Download…

Boiler Room Lecture | Raqs Media Collective

Image: Raqs Media Collective Coronation Park 2015
La Biennale di Venezia - 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy

MUMA in partnership with AsialinkArts and IMA are pleased to co-present a keynote lecture by Raqs Media Collective members Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. The lecture will be convened by Natalie King, Senior Research Fellow, Victorian College of the Arts/Senior Curator MPavilion. Date: Tuesday 7 July 2015, 6.00-7.30pm Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria Conference Centre, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne FREE event but bookings essential: muma.rsvp@monash.edu or ph. 03 9905 4365 The Raqs Media Collective enjoys playing a plurality of roles; often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs. They make contemporary art and films, curated exhibitions, edited books, staged events, collaborated with architects, computer programmers, writers and theatre directors and have founded processes…

News | NGV announces Andy Warhol | Ai Wei Wei Summer Exhibition

Andy WARHOL
Self-portrait no. 9 (detail) 1986
synthetic polymer paint and screenprint on canvas
203.5 x 203.7 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the National Gallery Women’s Association, Governor, 1987
IC3-1987
© Andy Warhol/ARS, New York. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney and Ai Weiwei (detail)
© Gao Yuan

The National Gallery has announced that their summer exhibition this year will feature Andy Warhol and Ai Wei Wei. The exhibition has been developed by the NGV and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and Ai Wei Wei himself. The exhibition will open in December at the NGV and then at The Andy Warhol Museum in June 2016. From the NGV  Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, developed by the NGV and The Warhol, with the participation of Ai Weiwei, will explore the significant influence of these two exemplary artists on modern and contemporary life, focussing on the parallels, intersections and points of difference between the two artists’ practices. Surveying the scope of both artists’ careers, the exhibition at the NGV will present over 300 works, including major…

News | Draft Guidelines released for National Program of Excellence in the Arts

Image courtesy of the Art of Brandis twitter account @ArtofBrandis

The draft guidelines for the new NPEA were released yesterday. The draft suggests that, amongst otehr things, some funding allocations will be kept secret, that groups asking for funding from the NPEA will also be expected to attract private funding, and that it wil not, under any circumastance, fund video games despite (as Alison Croggon wryly pointed out on twitter) that fact that the guidelines demand ‘audience appeal’. The minister will have the final word on all funding from teh NPEA. More detail from Ben Eltham in Crikey (subscribers only), who also points out that neither Rupert Myer or Robyn Archer have been reappointed as directors of the Australia Council. See also Nancy Groves’ overview in The Guardian here.

Exhibitions | Linda Marrinon and Dominik Lang | MUMA

Revolutionist 2014
tinted and painted plaster
Monash University Collection

Two new exhibitions opening next week at MUMA. Exhibition Dates: 11 July – 19 September 2015 Opening function Wednesday 15 July 2015, 6-8pm. With remarks by Robyn McKenzie, writer and art historian Linda Marrinon: Figure Sculpture 2005-2015 A key figure in Australian art since the mid-1980s, Linda Marrinon has developed an idiosyncratic language of painting and drawing steeped in postmodernist irony and feminist wit. Over the last decade, Marrinon has concentrated her attention on a significant body of entrancing and enigmatic figurative sculptures, forty-eight of which are brought together from public and private collections around Australia at the Monash University Museum of Art for Linda Marrinon: Figure Sculpture 2005-2015. Like many of her peers who established their reputations in the 1980s, Marrinon draws…

News | Kirsten Paisley appointed Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Australia

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News that Kirsten Paisley has been appointed as the new Deputy Director at the National Gallery of Australia. She has been at the Shepparton Art Museum as Director since 2007 and led the organisation through a period of change and growth. She has previously worked at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and The Art Gallery of Ballarat. SAM stated that they were ‘very proud (and sad) to share the news’ of her new appointment. From the NGA: “Kirsten brings significant expertise in arts management and a successful career in fundraising and we are very pleased to be welcoming her to the NGA in Canberra,” said Gerard Vaughan, NGA Director. “I am excited about the opportunity I have been afforded, and…

Conference | ST Gill and the colonial world conference | State Library of Victoria

Coach parties turning into Bourke Street from Elizabeth Street, ST Gill, 1867

In this free conference, curators and art historians discuss the art, life and times of the nineteenth-century Australian artist ST Gill, whose work is showcased in the Australian sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of ST Gill exhibition (17 July to 25 October 2015). The conference will feature papers and discussions presented by Professor Sasha Grishin, art historian and curator of Australian sketchbook; David Hansen, Associate Professor, Centre for Art History and Art Theory, Australian National University; Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, National Gallery of Australia; Angus Trumble, Director, National Portrait Gallery; Daniel Thomas, art historian and curator; Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, National Gallery of Victoria; Alisa Bunbury, Curator, National Gallery of Victoria; Associate Professor Alison Inglis, University of Melbourne;…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | June 26th 2015

Jobs Teaching Fellow in History and Theory of Art (2 posts), University College London – deadline 28th June 2015 Research Associate, Special Collections (John Rylands Library), The University of Manchester – deadline 17th July 2015 Research Fellow in Digital Humanities/Digital History, University of Sussex – deadline 13th July 2015 Lecturer in Architectural History/Theory, University of Auckland – deadline 31st Juy 2015 Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Henry Moore Institute in Leeds – deadline 7th September 2015 Funding Scholarships for PhD, Honours, Postgraduate Diploma and MA by coursework (including full and top-up PhD scholarships) from the Centre for the History of Emotions – no set deadline Calls for Papers ‘Territories & Transitions’, Melbourne Historical Journal, Vol. 43 – deadline 14th July 2015 Framing the…

Symposium | Medieval Moderns – The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood | NGV International

Edward Robert Hughes, 'The princess out of school', (c. 1901) 
gouache and watercolour with some scratching out
(52.0 x 95.3 cm) (sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1901
103-2

The National Gallery of Victoria has an outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite art (ranging from paintings and drawings to textiles and stained glass) – as is demonstrated by the current exhibition, Medieval Moderns: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. In conjunction with this exciting exhibition, various academics, curators and specialists will come together in a symposium to discuss the British Pre-Raphealite movement and its significance in Australia. The symposium will include a keynote lecture by visiting scholar Dr Barbara Bryant on Australia’s Pre-Raphaelite Collections: the People behind the Portraits. Full details here. Beginning with a guided tour of the exhibition Medieval Moderns: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with curator Laurie Benson on the Friday morning, the program includes six sessions of speakers over two days. A detailed program available…