Publication | Discipline No. 4


Congratulations to the Discipline team on another issue. Discipline No. 4 launches are being held in both Melbourne and Brisbane next week. Launch Melbourne Tuesday, 29th March 2016, 6:00–9:00pm | The Alderman, Melbourne Launch Brisbane Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 3:00–5:00pm | Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane Discipline is pleased to launch its fourth issue, published in December 2015. Edited by Nicholas Croggon, David Homewood and Helen Hughes, with a guest edited section by Ferdiansyah Thajib of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, designed by Robert Milne, and eighteen months in the making, Discipline No. 4 features: Michael Ascroft, Amelia Barikin, Gordon Bennett, Rex Butler, Prihatmoko ‘Moki’ Catur, Centre for Style, Angus Cerini, John Citizen, Fiona Connor, Juan Davila, A.D.S. Donaldson, Giles…

Screening | Aura Satz: In and out of Synch | Gertrude Contemporary and Liquid Architecture

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Liquid Architecture and Gertrude Contemporary present an evening of films and sound with London-based artist Aura Satz who is in Australia as part of the Biennale of Sydney. Aura Satz’s work encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. Her works explore the relationship between esoteric technologies (Chladni plates, Rubens’ tubes, theremins, mechanical music machines, phonographs, dial tones, drawn/optical sound) and the human body (heightened perceptions, sensory disorientations, psychoacoustics). Satz is interested in the question of how both technologies and the body are mediated by notation systems, languages and codes. Some incredible artists feature in these works incluing Lis Rhodes, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, Daphne Oram and more. Satz has shown at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Hayward Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery,…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | March 18th 2016

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Jobs Australia Director, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture, Western Sydney University – deadline 31st March 2016 Artspace Gallery Director, Mackay Regional Council – deadline 24th March 2016 Head of Collections Management, Arts Centre Melbourne – deadline 29th March 2016 Collections Manager, Orange Regional Gallery – deadline 20th March 2016 International Curator of the Indigenous Arts of Australia at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virgina – deadline 8th April 2016 Head of the School of Art, University of Brighton – College of Arts and Humanities – deadline 6th April 2016 Fari Sayeed Visiting Fellow In Islamic Art (1 year), Pembroke College, Cambridge – deadline 10th April 2016 Chancellor’s Fellow (Digital Arts and Humanities), University of Edinburgh – deadline 11th April 2016 The Scott…

Exhibition | If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR | Gertrude Contemporary

Old photo of 3CR billboard.

If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR is a collaboration between Fitzroy’s oldest community radio station, 3CR and one of Fitzroy’s oldest galleries and studio complexes, Gertrude Contemporary. Celebrating 40 years of 3CR, the exhibition will explore the station’s history of radical broadcasting and how it has thrived in its endeavour to foreground the often unheard voices of Aboriginal people, women, workers, ethnic and GLBTIQ communities, differently abled people, environmentalists, artists and musicians. The exhibition will present a combination of recordings, technological hardware, and photographic, written and graphic documents from the station’s vast historical archive.

Screenings | Art + Film | ACMI

Steve Carr | Stretching Time

ACMI is presenting a series of one-off screening of short and feature-length films by Australian and international artists. In coming months ART+FILM will present Taiwanese conceptual artist Chen Chieh-jen’s seminal film Factory (2003), in partnership with the 20th Biennale of Sydney,  as well as two intense, hyper-sensory videos by New Zealand-born artist Steve Carr, in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Photography.  ACMI’s May ART+FILM offering will comprise highlights from Carriageworks’ 24 Frames per Second exhibition, with each work highlighting the exhilarating physicality of dance as it is presented on screen.   ACMI’s monthly ART+FILM program will continue to provide unique insights into the work of local and international artists. Sessions are free, but bookings are required.   Details of upcoming screenings are below.   Chen Chieh-jen…

Exhibitions | Lucina Lane – Yona Lee – Economy – Sofi Basseghi | West Space

Lucina Lane, Untitled (Snake), Acrylic on canvas, 2016, image credit: Christo Crocker.

New exhibitions opening tonight (Thursday 17th) at West Space. Exhibition Dates 18th March – 16th April 2016. loosen the earth Lucina Lane Working within the expanded concept of painting and its material structure, Lucina Lane’s new body of work beckons the audience to experience the painting as an object, putting pressure on the frame of the work and its edges. Employing both slight and unruly painterly gestures upon unstretched canvas, Lane teases out how a painting can behave when it is no longer beholden to the pictorial frame. Artist bio here:   Line on display | Yona Lee Using the architectural features of the Front Space gallery as a guide, Yona Lee’s new installation Line on display responds to the spatial dynamics of this particular…

Conversation | Jan Senbergs and Patrick McCaughey | NGV Australia

Jan SENBERGS Altered Parliament House 1 1976  synthetic polymer paint and oil screenprint on canvas 182.5 x 243.5 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Presented by Mrs Adrian Gibson as the winner of the 1976 Sir William Angliss Memorial Art Prize, 1977 A25-1977 © Jan Senbergs/Licensed by  VISCOPY, Australia

Jan Senbergs with Patrick McCaughey Artist in Conversation One of Australia’s leading artists, Jan Senbergs held his first exhibition in Melbourne in 1960. Acclaimed as a painter, printmaker and draughtsman, Senbergs’s work is characterised by its humanist vision, finely-honed sense of the absurd and the artist’s wide ranging curiosity. Hear from this eminent artist as he reflects on his artistic career with renowned art historian Patrick McCaughey, author of Voyage and Landfall: The Art of Jan Senbergs. The conversation will be followed by a book signing with Jan Senbergs and Patrick McCaughey. Date: Sunday 20 Mar, 2pm Venue: NGV Australia Theatre. Book via the NGV website:

Writing and Concepts Lecture 3 | Robert Nelson | RMIT Design Hub

The Scheme was a Blueprint for Future Development Programs, designed in collaboration between Simon Browne and Agatha Gothe-Snape, 2015 (photo by Simon Browne).

Associate Professor Robert Nelson is Associate Director Student Learning Experience at Monash University. His training was in the history and theory of art and architecture, which he has taught for over 25 years. Making use of philological methods, Robert’s research connects the aesthetic and the moral in art and architecture and education. He has a specially interest in the way language reveals intuitions about space (e.g. ‘The courtyard inside and out: a brief history of an architectural ambiguity’, Enquiry, vol. 11, issue 1, 2014, pp. 8–17), and especially where public awareness of very common circumstances is weak (e.g. ‘The language of the street’, Chora 7, 2016). Robert’s books include Instruments of contentment: furniture and poetic sustainability (Craft Victoria 2014), The…

Screening Session with the Artist [TONIGHT] | Amelia Saul ‘Pinocchio made me a self-portrait of myself’ | VCA Southbank

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Amelia Saul is a video artist and writer based in New York. Saul writes scripts that become videos, performances and objects. The resulting hybrid work explores mirroring and power-play, posturing and humor, and patterns of accord and discord that accumulate into social landscape. Although not overtly political, loaded histories come up just as they would in any conversation, particularly the Native American experience, European Fascism, and the conservative backlash that engendered the current political climate. Her work looks at large groups as single characters, and single characters in terms of the many people speaking through them. Multiplicity extends to discordant conceptions of time: subjectively in each character, and also through narrative or formal composition. orn and raised in Seattle, Saul attended New York University for her…

Exhibition | Borders, Barriers, Walls | Monash University Museum of Art

Image: Tony Schwensen Border Protection Assistance Proposed Monument for the Torres Strait (Am I ever going to see your face again?) 2002 Image courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Exhibition Dates: 30 April – 2 July 2016  CURATOR: Francis E. Parker ARTISTS: Lawrence Abu Hamdan (LBN), Allora & Calzadilla (USA & CUB), Karen Black (AUS), Gunter Christmann (AUS), Jin Chul Kyu (KOR), Shilpa Gupta (IND), Guan Wei (CHN), Khaled Hourani (PSE), Raafat Ishak (AUS), Isaac Julien (UK), Sonia Leber & David Chesworth (AUS), Kai Löffelbein (DEU), Ricky Maynard (AUS), Carlos Motta (USA), Tony Schwensen (AUS), Amy Spiers & Catherine Ryan (AUS), Danae Stratou (GRC), Judy Watson (AUS) Borders, barriers and walls delineate this group exhibition of Australian and international artists. It reflects on how these contested and complex forms shape the world, producing situations of separation, isolation or thwarted passage across the globe. Whether they be physical constructions, psychological constructs or…

Exhibitions | Marcin Wojcik – Anna Horne – Paula Hunt – David Attwood and Clare Peake – Carla Adams | Bus Projects

Malleable Scenario | Marcin Wojcik

  Exhibition Dates: Opening Wednesday 16 6-8pm until April 2nd. Malleable Scenario. Marcin Wojcik. Gallery 1. Reaching ‘the scene’ attempts to manifest the elusive state available only to those who commit themselves to a moment’s endurance. Going alone with eyes set on some enigmatic endpoint on a set course / line / road. In this body of work, the re-constructed scenario’s pits the solitary athlete (a cyclist) against multiple horizons (the scene) in a perpetual pursuit. Here the cast cyclist peddles endlessly forward around a velodrome, up a mountain as well as attempting to chase the unattainable. The aim of the task is to commit and give everything – to practice and exercise through the pain and the zen of repetition. Further,…

Lecture | André Lepecki André Lepecki The Future of Disappearance | MUMA Boiler Room Lecture at SLV

Image: André Lepecki © Studium Generale Rietveld Academie

The Future of Disappearance – Reflections on the ephemeral and the precarious at the 20th Biennale of Sydney 2016 Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) in association with Sharing Space and the Biennale of Sydney are pleased to present a special lecture by André Lepecki, Associate Professor at the Department of Performance Studies, New York University. Following the lecture Hannah Mathews, Senior Curator, MUMA and curator, Sharing Space will convene a Q&A session. Performance theory has conceived disappearance as a movement towards the past. But what if disappearance is the condition for making futures – the necessary act through which the struggles over present conditions of living take place? In this case, the future of disappearance would have to be planned,…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | March 11th 2016

Jobs Australia Curator, Post WWII British Migration to Australia Exhibition, Museum Victoria – deadline 22nd March 2016 Gallery Art Administrator, University of Newcastle (2 days per week) – deadline 29th March 2016 International Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Coventry University – deadline 30th March 2016 Lecturer in Fine Art, De Montfort University – deadline 18th March 2016 I M Pei Professorship in Islamic Art and Architecture, University of Oxford – deadline 11th April 2016 Keeper & Lecturer in Design History, University of Brighton – deadline 28th March 2016 Assistant Professor in Cultural History and Digital Humanities, Utrecht University – deadline 25th March 2016 Principal Lecturer in History & Theory of Architecture, University of Lincoln – deadline 3rd April 2016 Lectureship in Iranian Islamic Art History, University of…

Publication | Australian Institute for the Conservation of the Cultural Materials Conservation Bulletin

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The most recent issue of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of the Cultural Materials Conservation Bulletin is available now. This issue ranges from  Robyn Sloggett on national conservation policy to studies of Boorun’s Canoe by Steaphan Paton and Cameron Cope, of a work by Ron Mueck and of several paintings by the pioneering Singapore artist Georgette Chen. See Taylor & Francis online: (You will need a subscription to read full text).   Robyn Sloggett  ‘A national conservation policy for a new millennium—building opportunity, extending capacity and securing integration in cultural materials conservation’ Susanna Collis ‘Revisiting conservation treatment methodologies for waterlogged archaeological wood: an Australian study’ Samantha Hamilton and Steaphan Paton ‘Boorun’s Canoe’ Amanda Pagliarino and Michael Marendy ‘Ron Mueck in…