BLINDSIDE call for exhibition proposals

Deadline Extended | BLINDSIDE IS CALLING FOR 2016 EXHIBITION PROPOSALS Now Due SUNDAY 31 MAY  BLINDSIDE is calling for proposals from artists and curators—emerging and established—local, interstate and international—solo or collaborative. We welcome proposals by practitioners working in all fields of creative endeavour, from painting to sound to somewhere in between. BLINDSIDE welcomes proposals from artists, collectives and curators for solo and group exhibitions and performances across one or both gallery spaces. Alternatively, we welcome artists and curators to contact us to discuss exhibition ideas that are still in the planning stages. BLINDSIDE will assist artists and curators to seek funding and sponsorship and we help provide advice and letters of support. Please contact BLINDSIDE if you would like to discuss…

Symposium | The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie | ACMI

Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy.

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will host a two-day symposium bringing together artists, academics and cultural commentators, in conversation and performance, to reflect upon the cultural and artistic significance of ‘David Bowie’ in rock, pop, film, art, fashion and performance. Coinciding with the exclusive Australasian season of the David Bowie is exhibition at ACMI, The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie, will take place on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 July 2015. The symposium brings together a range of international and local scholars and performers with keynote speakers including Dr Will Brooker, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University; Robert Forster, the Australian singer-songwriter best known for his work as a co-founder and songwriter of The Go-Betweens; Angela Ndalianis, Head of Screen and…

News | Anne Dunlop announced as next Herald Chair of Fine Arts at Melbourne University

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Exciting news that Melbourne University has appointed Anne Dunlop to be the next Herald Chair of Fine Arts within the Art History and Art Curatorship discipline. Anne Dunlop teaches and writes about Italian art and culture from the fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth century. Her research interests include Europe’s relations with Asia and Africa in the Mongol era, early secular art and culture, the visual shift of circa 1300, and Renaissance ideas of gender. She has held fellowships at Harvard’s Villa I Tatti, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC, the British School at Rome, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and at the Getty Research Institute. She served on the International Evaluation Committee for Art History of…

Gertrude Contemporary–Discipline 2015 Lecture #4 | David Raskin – Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Inhuman Photographs

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In asking why responses to Sugimoto’s photographs turn on a dime from awe to scorn, I suggest that these strange works of art manage to escape human desires. My hope is that by moving the conversation away from entrenched dichotomies such aesthetics or anti-aesthetics and toward an analysis of the nature of objects and feelings, I can suggest the ethical and practical consequences of inhuman art. David Raskin is Mohn Family Professor of Contemporary Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Editor-in-Chief of caa.reviews. He is author of Donald Judd (Yale University Press, 2010), and other scholarly publications, including essays on Noriyuki Haraguchi, Ad Reinhardt, Jo Baer, Olle Baertling, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Carl Andre, and…

Jobs, Funding and Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | May 15th 2015

Jobs Australia Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Artbank (Sydney) – deadline 25th May 2015 Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer, Interactive Media, Queensland College of Art – deadline 3rd July 2015 International Senior Lecturer in Museum, Gallery and Heritage Education, UCL Institute of Education- deadline 21st May 2015 Lecturer in the History of British Art since 1850, Queen Mary, University of London – School of History – deadline 4th June 2015 Lecturer in European / Non-Western Art, 1600-1900, The University of Manchester – deadline 21st May 2015 Senior Lecturer in Arts Management, Goldsmiths, University of London – deadline 3rd June 2015 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer posts in 3D Digital Art, Liverpool John Moores University – deadline 4th June 2015 Funding and Residencies One month…

Keeping Culture Strong – discussion series for ATSI artists and Cultural Leaders

The Australia Council for the Arts will be hosting discussion sessions across the country about the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts – and Executive Director of ATSI Arts, Lydia Miller, is inviting ATSI artists and cultural leaders to attend. “One of the goals is that Australians cherish Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures and we want input from Indigenous artists and cultural leaders to help shape and realise that goal,” Lydia Miller said “These conversations are important to the work of the Australia Council and to the arts sector more broadly to ensure Indigenous arts and cultures receive the support and recognition they deserve. “Participants are welcome to extend an invitation to their colleagues who…

Lecture Series at NGV | The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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The NGV is running a lecture series exploring the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as part of their current exhibition Medieval Moderns: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.  Sat 16 May: Laurie Benson, Curator, International Art ‘The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in the National Gallery of Victoria’ The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood are widely recognised as a the most dynamic group of artists to ever work in Britain. They radically shifted the goal-posts of the British art world, changing it forever. The NGV’s holdings of works by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood are world renowned. The Gallery has been consistently acquiring these works since the 1880s until today. Medieval Moderns is the first comprehensive exhibition of the NGV’s Pre Raphaelites for more than forty years and this talk will focus on the collecting of…

Boiler Room Lecture | Charles Esche | Artistic freedom and cultural critique in the context of corporatism in the art world

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Monash University Museum of Art [MUMA] and Monash Art, Design and Architecture [MADA] are pleased to co-present in partnership with the Research Unit in Public Cultures [RUPC] and the School of Culture and Communications at the University of Melbourne, a keynote lecture by Charles Esche, Director, the Van Abbemuseum, the Netherlands. This lecture will be introduced by Charlotte Day, Director MUMA, and followed by a discussion and Q&A with Charles Esche convened by Nikos Papastergiadis, Professor, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne. For almost two decades, Charles Esche has been a protagonist in reshaping the curatorial landscape. His work as a director of important European institutions, curator of major biennials and both writer and publisher of critical…

News | Australia Council loses $104.8 million in funding

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News that the Australia Council will lose around $100 million in funding under the federal budget handed down last night. This money isn’t going to be take away from the arts, instead it will be reallocated to a new ‘National Centre for Excellence in the Arts’. The suggestion at this stage is that the proposed centre will more-or-less duplicate the role of the Australia Council, but instead of funding being allocated by a panel of experts it will be allocated at the discretion of the Arts Minister of the day. Is this partly a response to the artists who boycotted the Sydney Biennale last year? There are also cuts to the funding of several major arts bodies including Screen Australia…

2015 Trendall Lecture | Professor Tyler Jo Smith – More Celebrated than Actually Known': Sir John Soane’s Greek Vases

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The 19th Trendall Lecture will be given by Professor Tyler Jo Smith, Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Virginia, USA, will present the lecture titled ‘More Celebrated than Actually Known: Sir John Soane’s Greek Vases. This lecture is hosted by the A.D. Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at La Trobe University. Sir John Soane (1753–1837) launched his career as an antiquities collector with the purchase of a large red-figure vase manufactured in southern Italy during the 4th century BC. Known as the Cawdor Vase, the monumental vessel is arguably the first object among numerous Classical antiquities on show to greet visitors to Sir John Soane’s Museum at no. 13 Lincoln Inn’s Fields, London.…

Lecture and Symposium | Tim Barringer Lecture and Gallipoli Gelibolu Symposium | Sydney

Image: George W. Lambert, Cartoon for The Charge of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, 1920 (detail).

On Sunday 25 April 1915, Anzac troops began landing on the Turkish coast at Gallipoli (Turkish name, Gelibolu) in what has become a defining campaign of World War I. The Power Institute is proud to be supporting a special symposium with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which brings together leading Turkish and Australian academics to explore the impact of that event on Australian and Turkish art, architecture and material culture and to critically assess the role of visual culture in mediating the conflict’s significance within both polities. By creating a dialogue between Turkish and Australian scholars, Gallipoli Gelibolu aims to encourage new approaches to the narrative of an event of shared national significance. Participants will explore a range of themes…

Lecture and Discussion | Art in the Time of Colony | Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll in conversation with Brook Andrew

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Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll in conversation with Brook Andrew In this lecture Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll presents her method of writing the history of Australian art in the time of (post)colony as one of perpetual anachronism. Through a history of anachronic exhibitions of colonial material in Melbourne by contemporary artists the argument traces shifts between alienation in the museum vitrine and irreverent vitrinizations. The evening’s discussion also marks the launch of the book ‘Art in the Time of Colony’ by focusing on how anachronistic artists engage in a process of disalienation. Brook Andrew will moderate a debate about the taboo and critical import of working with Aboriginal archives. Date: Thursday 14 May, 2015, 6.00 – 7.00pm Venue: 
William Macmahon Ball Theatre, Room 107…

Jobs, Funding and Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | May 8th 2015

Jobs Faculty Positions in Digital Humanities, EPFL (Lausanne) – no specified deadline Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, Art Gallery of South Australia – deadline 16th May 2015 Collection Manager, Museum of Brisbane – deadline 30th May 2015 Assistant Curator, Museum of Brisbane – deadline 16th May 2015 Funding and Fellowships Caroline Villers Research Fellowship, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London – deadline 4th June 2015 4th Duchamp Research Scholarship by the Friends of the Staatliches Schwerin e.V – deadline 30th June 2015 Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, David Saunders Founder’s Grant – deadline 1st June 2015 Calls for Papers From Argument to Image (Bonn, 4-5 Dec 15) – deadline June 30th, 2015 The Venice Biennale as an Art Market: Anatomy of a Complex…

West Space Annual Fundraiser 2015

Tom Polo, The Decision Makers (Hands Held High) 2015, acrylic and Flashe on clapboard, 36 x 28cm. Courtesy of the artist and STATION, Melbourne

West Space is proud to present our 2015 Annual Fundraiser. Originally called A4 Art, the West Space Annual Fundraiser is a curated exhibition that includes artworks by over 100 artists. Works for sale are of diverse size and medium, including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting and videos and prices range from as low as $40 through to $3,000. Artists generously choose to donate either 50% or 100% of the proceeds to West Space. The West Space Annual Fundraiser is a unique opportunity to collect an artwork from a wide selection of emerging and established Australian artists, while also supporting one of Australia’s oldest and most respected artist-led initiatives. This event is a crucial fundraising opportunity for us to raise essential funds to…