Entries open for this year’s Bowness Photography Prize

Entries are now open for the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. This year the winner of the prize will take home $30,000 – which is $5,000 more than previous years. For the first time in the history of the prize, Monash Gallery of Art will acquire the winning entry. Established by MGA Foundation in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the prize is open to any Australian photographer – established or emerging – and all genres of photography are eligible, as long as the work has been produced in the past year. There are no thematic restrictions. The exhibition of finalists also highlights some of the most interesting work being created by Australian photographers today. In this respect, the Bowness Photography Prize has become an important annual survey of contemporary photography in Australia. Previous winners include Valerie Sparks, Joseph McGlennon, Petrina Hicks and Pat Brassington. This year’s judge panel consists of…

Call for Papers | The Art Residency in Context

While art residencies are often used as experimental sites for cultural exchange and social engagement, and sometimes also as “laboratories” for ecology or cooperation between art and sciences, their relevance has also been questioned due to the infinitely overlapping, global and seemingly inconsequential political territory they inhabit. For our next issue, we invite contributors from diverse disciplines to submit essays and reviews that discuss the global phenomenon of the art residency from a high variety of possible angles, including (not restricted to): The political meaning of cooperation in art residencies as international forms of cultural exchange. Types of residencies; themes, formats and ways of organizing residencies; their public programmes, exhibitions and events. The idea of “site” and of local political and cultural interaction in art residencies. Art residencies in context: art, geopolitics and neoliberalism. The relationship between residencies and local…

Call for Papers | Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment The David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVI

Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment – The David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVI The Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Griffith University and the University of Queensland | Brisbane, Australia |13-15 December 2017 Keynote Speakers: Deidre Lynch (Harvard University), Jan Golinski (University of New Hampshire), Georgia Cowart (Case Western Reserve University), Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Cambridge) Website: https://anzsecs.com/conference/dnsxvi/ A preoccupation with the idea and use of ‘nature’ was an important characteristic of the Enlightenment.  Long considered a pivotal moment in the development of modernity, the Enlightenment is now also regarded as a turning point in the emergence of the Anthropocene, as new conceptions of the relationship between human society and the natural world influenced all manner of discourses and practices, from politics to aesthetics, theology to botany, gardening to pet-keeping, and industrial production to colonial governance. But the meanings and purposes of…

Expressions of Interest for exhibitions at Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Box Hill Community Arts Centre are currently seeking Expressions of Interest from artists to exhibit in our light-filled professional gallery in 2018. Located in the award-winning Box Hill Community Arts Centre (BHCAC) building the gallery comes equipped with a hanging system, display cabinets, professional lighting and an adjoining lounge /kitchen area. BHCAC encourages exhibitions that: Promote and support traditional and contemporary art forms Explore new ideas and techniques Support emerging artists Showcase mid-career and established artists’ practice Tell a story, relate a message and encourage conversations around current social community issues Promote social inclusion and cultural diversity Support local, state and interstate artists APPLICATION CLOSE Friday 14 July 2017. For more information and to download the Exhibitions Expressions of Interest form go to http://bhcac.com.au/whats-on/exhibitions/, pick one up in person from the office or phone 9895 8888 to request a copy.

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 26th May 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, Collections and Exhibitions, Koori Heritage Trust – deadline 14th June 2017 Curatorial Assistant, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery – deadline 9th June 2017 Museum Officer, Tasmanian Wool Centre – deadline 30th June 2017 International Senior Registrar, Waikato Museum, Te Whare Taonga o Waikato – deadline 5th June 2017 Motesiczky Postdoctoral Fellow (Central or Eastern European Cultural History or Humanities) Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London- deadline 16th June 2017 Head of Exhibition (ArtScience Museum), Singapore – deadline not specified Teaching Fellow in Renaissance and Early Modern Art (fixed term 22 months), University of Birmingham – deadline 2nd June 2017 Teaching Fellow in Modern European and North American Art (fixed term 22 months), University of Birmingham – deadline 2nd June 2017 Calls for Papers all-over. Magazin fuer Kunst und Aesthetik, Number 13 – deadline 16th July 2017 OAR:…

VCA’s ART150 | NGV Floor talks

On 28 May 2017, the Victorian College of the Arts and the National Gallery of Victoria will present a series of floor talks by VCA Art staff, including VCA Director Su Baker, Jon Cattapan, Elizabeth Gower, Stieg Persson, Raafat Ishak, Kate Daw, Lou Hubbard, Bernhard Sachs, Cate Consandine and Jon Campbell, as part of the VCA’s ART150 celebrations in 2017. Artists on Art is at the National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Melbourne, on 28 May 2017, 1pm–3pm, free admission. See the VCA events listing for more information. As both practising artists and teachers, the speakers will provide new insights and share their thoughts on iconic Australian works of art by National Gallery School and VCA Art alumni that are held in the NGV collection. Artists include Fred Williams, Howard Arkley, Sidney Nolan, Margaret Preston, John Brack, Noel Counihan, Rosslynd…

Darebin Art Prize – $10k Acquisitive Art Award –

Calling visual artists across Australia to enter the Darebin Art Prize – $10k Acquisitive Art Award The Gallery Manager of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Ella Hughes says ‘The Darebin Art Prize presents outstanding contemporary art. The winning work becomes part of the Darebin Art Collection which inspires and connects the Darebin community in an appreciation of the visual arts. The prize pool includes not only $10,000 to the winning work but also a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Darebin is proud to support the work of living Australian artists. We’re anticipating a competitive process attracting artists from all stages in their career, from emerging to more established artists.’ The judging panel will include David Cross, Professor of Art and Performance at Deakin University, high-profile artist Lou Hubbard and Claire Watson, Curator of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. The Darebin Art Prize is one…

News | Dr Christian Thompson announced as the recipient of inaugural Mordant Family VR Commission

ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) has announced that the recipient of the inaugural $80,000 Mordant Family VR Commission is Dr Christian Thompson, one of Australia’s leading visual artists. The commission, created in partnership with Catriona and Simon Mordant AM, the City of Melbourne and ACMI, builds on ACMI’s existing commissioning initiatives, and heralds a new era of artist support at ACMI for emerging platforms. The Mordant Family VR Commission will allow Thompsons’ practice to extend into the exciting medium of VR for the first time. Thompson is a contemporary artist whose work explores notions of identity, cultural hybridity, and history; often referring to the relationships between these concepts and the environment. Formally trained as a sculptor, Thompson’s multidisciplinary practice engages mediums such as photography, video, sculpture, performance, and sound. His work focuses on the exploration of identity, sexuality,…

Box Hill Community Arts Centre Artist in Residence Program 2018

Applications are now open local and international artists for the Box Hill Community Arts Centre (BHCAC) Artist in Residence Program 2017.  Artists can nominate the duration of the residency being from 1 – 12 months from January – December, 2018. UPDATED Applications close 26 June 28th July, 2017. Applications will be accepted from both local and international artists for the BHCAC Artist in Residence Program 2018.  Artists can nominate the duration of the residency being from 1 – 12 months from January – December, 2018. The AIR studio dimensions are 4.3 metres x 3.3 metres – workspace and 4 metres x 3.4 metres – storage area. We also have other art rooms that can be utilised. We are able to accept artists using most types of mediums. BHCAC has a large ceramics studio with three kilns –  2 gas and one electric…

Resource | Renaissance Manuscript Studies Collection at Allan & Maria Myers Academic Centre | St Mary’s and Newman Colleges

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Studies Collection Allan & Maria Myers Academic Centre | St Mary’s and Newman Colleges The University of Melbourne The Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Studies Collection is located in the Allan & Maria Myers Academic Centre (nicknamed the “Accy”) jointly serving St Mary’s and Newman Colleges.  It is a specialist library assembled by Emeritus Professor Margaret Manion over her career teaching and researching on the history of the book before printing. The emphasis of the collection is on medieval liturgical and devotional book illumination; the relationship of text, decoration and illustration in illustrated manuscripts, and the interaction between social and patronal contexts and manuscript production. The objective of the Collection is to support teaching and research in Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. It is available to Honours and Postgraduate students of the University of Melbourne and can also…