Symposium on art and creativity in Aboriginal communities to promote Healing Ways

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The healing power of art made by Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples is the subject of a Symposium at The Dax Centre on 19 and 20 September. This is a new exploration of the significance of Aboriginal art. The symposium will address a range of urgent and relevant topics on Indigenous art including art as therapy, community art projects, the role of arts centres in healing and Australian Indigenous contemporary art practices. The inspiring two-day symposium titled Healing Ways: Art with Intent will be opened by Professor Ian Anderson,…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | September 5th 2014

Jobs Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, Charles Sturt University – deadline 5th October 2014 Director, Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 22 September 2014 Director – Albury’s new Art Gallery – deadline 26th September 2014 Research Fellowships – Humanities, University of Cambridge – deadline 30th September 2014 Emmanuel College Research Fellowships 2015, University of Cambridge – deadline 2nd October 2014 Funding Winterthur Library Fellowship program – deadline 15th January 2015 Terra Foundation for American Art Essay Prize – deadline 15th January 2015 Wolfsonian Institute Fellowships - deadline 31st December 2014 Dumbarton…

AAANZ Prizes 2014 | Deadline 26th September

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Deadline for 2014 AAANZ Prizes extended to Friday 26 September Did you write a book in 2013? Or a catalogue? Was your PhD conferred? Nominations for AAANZ Book and PhD prizes are now open. Book Prize The annual Book and Journal Prizes are awarded at the conference and are keenly awaited by delegates and the publishing sector. We are the only body in Australasia to focus on art-historical studies, including museum catalogues and monographs. The categories cover catalogues, anthologies, work by an Indigenous Australian or New Zealand Maori, and artist…

CFP | Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art – Open Issue

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To be published July 2015. Articles must be suitable for a scholarly-refereed journal. Articles from 5,000 to 7,000 words in length including endnotes should be submitted to Editorial Assistant at journal@aaanz.info Deadline: 31st October 2014 Editors: Dr Donna West Brett and Dr Jacqueline Millner See the Journal submission guidelines (pdf link) for details. Submissions not conforming to the guidelines will not be considered. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art is published by the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand. The Journal is Australasia’s principal refereed art history journal. The…

Exhibition Review | TarraWarra Biennial 2014: Whisper In My Mask | Denise M. Taylor

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TarraWarra Biennial 2014 | Whisper In My Mask | AT TWMA until 16th November 2014 Reviewed by Denise M. Taylor Face masks of dough, wire and the Australian flag; portraits of royalty dripping with black paint; veils, dots and paper cut-outs masking memory and identity; videos hinting at masked abuses in Australia’s history—these are a few of the contemporary art works by approximately 20 Australian artists on display at the TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA) Biennial 2014 exhibition, ‘Whisper in my Mask’—a clever take on a line from Grace Jones’…

Exhibition | Living Museum of the West. The Museum is the Region, the Region is the Museum

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West Space presents a project at the Living Museum of the West - The Museum is the Region, the Region is the Museum Artists: Avni Dauti, Lisa Radford and Kim Munro and Sam George, Susan Jacobs, Mikhail Karikis & Uriel Orlow, Kerrie Poliness, Geoff Robinson. Curated by Danny Lacy, Liang Luscombe & Patrice Sharkey Exhibition Dates: Sunday 7 September – Sunday 5 October 2014 (12-5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday)Location: The Living Museum of the West is located at Pipemakers Park, Van Ness Avenue, Maribyrnong. Melway Map 28 B10. See the Westpace website for more detail directions and a…

Symposium | Rooms for Thought: Radical Uses of Museum Collections

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Rooms for Thought examines recent curatorial initiatives with collections, undertaken both by artists and curators alike. We are delighted to bring Dr Clémentine Deliss to Australia to discuss her groundbreaking work with ethnographic collections at Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, as well as Jaroslaw Suchan, whose unconventional curatorial approach to the collections at Muzeum Sztuki has brought great attention to this artist-initiated regional museum in Lodz, Poland. These keynote speakers will be joined by Australian and New Zealand artists, academics and curators in a program designed to look at the movement away from…

Symposium | Cultural materials conservation: China and Australia programs

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The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation together with the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, Henan Provincial Administration of Cultural Heritage and the School of History at Zhengzhou University, China will present their internationally significant research on cultural materials excavation, research and conservation in China. The three organisations are internationally recognised institutes located in China’s material culture heartland and have investigated over 30,000 archaeological sites, including the tomb of the First Emperor of China and his terracotta army, the mausolea of Han and Tang emperors, as well as palace sites, Buddhist temples, kiln…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | August 29th 2014

Jobs Postdoctoral Fellowship Curatorial Assistant, Kensington Palace, Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) – deadline 15th September 2014 Exhibition Project Coordinator x 2, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney – deadline 8th September 2014 Curatorial Fellowship, Canberra Glassworks – deadline 12 September 2014 Funding/Prizes The Hakluyt Society Essay Prize – deadline 1st November 2014 2015-2016 Getty Research Institute Scholar Grant and Fellowship, Los Angeles - deadline 3rd November 2014 Calls for Papers Lost Museums Colloquium, (Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 7–8 May 2015) – deadline 15 September 2014 MuseumNext (19–21 April 2015, Geneva, Switzerland) – deadline 31st August 2014 Artists’ Homes…

Exhibition Review | Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino at Palazzo Strozzi and Baccio Bandinelli at The Bargello: an appreciation | Esther Theiler

On the left is Rosso Fiorentino, Madonna and Child with Four Saints (Spedalingo Altarpiece), 1518, oil on canvas, 172 x 141.5 cm., Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, and on the right Pontormo, Sacred Conversation (Pucci Altarpiece), 1518, oil on canvas, 221.5 x 189.5 cm., Church of San Michele Visdomini, Florence

Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino: Diverging Paths of Mannerism and Baccio Bandinelli, Sculptor and Master (1493-1560) Reviewed by Esther Theiler Palazzo Strozzi and the Bargello have provided not only welcome respite from the heat in Florence this summer but also rewarding opportunities for appraising the threads of influence of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo as they metamorphosed into the style most often characterised as mannerist. The curators at the Palazzo Strozzi have made a considered decision to call this style the “modern manner” rather than mannerism, in accordance, they believe,…

Lecture | Sound Matters: One Energy Among Others – Douglas Kahn

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Gertrude, Discipline and Liquid Architecture – Theories and Histories of Sound Douglas Kahn will give the second lecture in a series presented by Gertrude Contemporary, Discipline and Liquid Architecture festival on the theories and histories of sound. This exploratory talk will follow from Douglas Kahn’s most recent book, Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts (University of California Press, 2013). The book, over a decade in the making, is a fundamental reworking in the histories of science, communications, music and the arts to account for the…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | 22nd August 2014

Jobs Lecturer in Art History, The University of Queensland – deadline 7th September 2014 Exhibitions Administration Officer/Curator, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery – deadline 1st September 2014 Lecturer in Conservation, Cardiff University – School of History, Archaeology and Religion – deadline 31st August 2014 Andrew W Mellon Foundation/Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellow (Activities Coordinator), Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London- deadline 2nd October 2014 Research Fellowships, 2015, University of Cambridge – St John’s College – deadline 30th September 2014 Lecturer in Wall Painting Conservation, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London…

Symposium | Kiffy Rubbo and The George Paton Gallery: Curating the 1970s

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A dynamic and unique force in Australian art, Kiffy Rubbo was director of the Ewing (later the George Paton) Gallery, at the University of Melbourne Student Union, 1971-1980. For the first time, her major role in Australian visual culture as well as her legacy are explored. Her curatorial strategies and the narratives she proposed about contemporary art are investigated together with the Gallery’s radical agenda. With Meredith Rogers, assistant director (1974-1979), Rubbo devised an innovative and inclusive program presenting a wide range of artforms. Under Rubbo’s leadership, the Gallery became…

Panel Discussions on Culture and Heritage

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A series of Panel Discussions are being held as a precursor to the ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference 2014 (http://www.icom-cc2014.org/). The events are jointly organised by The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne and The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM). The panel discussions are open to the public for participation. The events expand on the conference theme of ‘Building strong culture through conservation’ that celebrates the preservation of culture as a powerful and positive force in strengthening society, enhancing people’s sense of identity,…