Exhibition Opening | MUMA | Stuart Ringholt: KRAFT

February 5, 2014
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Image: Stuart Ringholt, Anger Workshops 2008/12, courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery. Photo: Nick McGrath

Stuart Ringholt: Kraft at MUMA Curators - Charlotte Day and Robert Leonard Dates: 14 February – 17 April 2014 Opening Event: Saturday 15th February, 3-5pm Venue: MUMA, Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University, Caulfield Campus 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East VIC 3145 Australia Website: http://www.monash.edu.au/muma/exhibitions/2014/stuart-ringholt.html  About the Exhibition: Stuart Ringholt is one of Australia’s most fearless...
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Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | January 24th 2014

January 24, 2014
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Jobs Mellon Newton Research Fellowship x 2 (Fixed Term), University of Cambridge -Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities – deadline 27th February 2014 Chancellor’s Fellowships: Art, University of Edinburgh -Edinburgh College of Art – deadline 7th February 2014 Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology of Asian Art, SOAS, University of London...
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Exhibition | Future Memorials at TarraWarra Museum of Art

January 23, 2014
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Tom Nicholson Towards a monument to Batman’s Treaty 2008-2013 (detail) 101 A0 sheets pasted to the museum wall 3456 used bricks collected by citizens in and around Healesville Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

The exhibition ‘Future Memorials’ is currently showing at the TarraWarra Museum of Art until 9th February. The exhibition has been developed by Sydney-based Wiradjuri-Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones and Melbourne-based non-Aboriginal artist Tom Nicholson in collaboration with senior Wurundjeri Elder Prof. Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy AO. The exhibition stems from the proximity of TWMA to...
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NGV Lecture Series | Creative Shifts in Cultural Cities-Rome

January 21, 2014
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Creative Shifts in Cultural Cities A series of lectures about cities, art and the concept of place, part of the NGV’s Melbourne Now ‘Talk Now’. There are numerous reasons cities become social and creative centres at any given time in history. As we celebrate contemporary art and culture in our city, Melbourne Now provides...
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Artist’s Talks | BLINDSIDE Gallery

January 21, 2014
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BLINDSIDE Gallery | Summer Studio Artist Talk Artists: Diego Ramirez, Emma Collard, Cherie Peele, Natalie Turnbull. BLINDSIDE Gallery opens its doors to summer and the New Year with a burst of colour and performance. Summer Studio Artists have adopted the Gallery space as their studios over the summer break and we welcome you to...
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Seasons Greetings and Holiday Break

December 23, 2013
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Victor of Crete, Nativity  (1660-1676), oil on wood panel, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1949 Gallery Location 14th - 16th Century Gallery - Painting & Decorative Arts Level 1, NGV International

To all our regular visitors and subscribers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. MAN will be having a short break over Christmas, but will be back in mid-January. Our subscriber base has grown considerably over the past year – we now have almost 1000 email subscribers (you can subscribe by popping your...
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Exhibitions and Symposium | ‘Rome: Piranesi’s Vision’ at the SLV and ‘The Piranesi Effect’ at the Ian Potter

December 20, 2013
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Remains of the aqueduct of Nero, 1760-78, etching, Baillieu Library Print Collection, the University of Melbourne.

In February 2014 two exhibitions on the eighteenth-century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi will open in Melbourne. The State Library of Victoria will host ‘Rome: Piranesi’s Vision’ – an exhibition of Piranesi’s prints, with a particular focus on his Vedute di Roma. This exhibition will draw on the collections of the State Library of...
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Exhibition Review | ‘America: Painting a Nation’. Reviewed by Diane Kirkby.

December 18, 2013
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America: Painting a Nation Diane Kirkby  America: Painting a Nation is at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 8th November 2013 – 9th February 2014. At a time when historians are increasingly displacing nation-building as the purpose for knowing the past, it could seem a retrograde step to make this the foundation principle through...
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Floortalks | Melbourne Now – Mark Hilton, Penny Byrne, Nick Braun-Sibling

December 12, 2013
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Floortalks | Melbourne Now – Mark Hilton, Penny Byrne, Nick Braun-Sibling Designer Floor Talk- Nick Braun, Sibling SIBLING is a Melbourne design collective that works at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, cultural analysis and graphic communication to produce new and unexpected spatial outcomes. SIBLING’s approach insists on intelligent forms developed from a positive, socially...
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Event | Feral – Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University

December 11, 2013
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The Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University, invites you to Feral, an evening of live performance and artistic presentations. This is the inaugural live event for the Centre’s new peer-reviewed journal Unlikely Event Details  Date: Thursday December 12th 2013, Doors open at 6:15pm for light refreshments, Live Performances to start at 7pm Venue:...
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Lecture | Pat Simons ‘The Crone, the Witch and the Library in Renaissance Italy’

December 11, 2013
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The Crone, the Witch and the Library in Renaissance Italy Professor Pat Simons, University of Michigan This paper examines ways in which renewed attention to antiquity during the Renaissance re-invigorated misogynist stereotypes of old women as well as bringing new evidence to the emerging discourse about witches, hence shaping for the hag a vivid...
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Exhibition | Darebin Art Show

December 4, 2013
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The Darebin Art Show is a biennial showcase of contemporary art produced by artists who live, work or learn in the City of Darebin. Presented at the historic Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, this year’s Darebin Art Show features a record number of 134 entries. Through a myriad of media, the artists have conveyed their...
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Launch | un Magazine 7.2

December 3, 2013
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Issue 7.2 of un Magazine will be launched this Friday. Date: 6 – 9pm Friday 6th December 2013 Venue:  Magic Johnston, 27-29 Johnston St,  Collingwood Issue 7.2 of un Magazine explores relationship between contemporary art and anachronisms. The launch will feature live performances from Armour Group and Tom Ellard! un Magazine 7.2 is edited by Jarrod Rawlins, sub-edited...
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Conference | Spectres of Evaluation

December 3, 2013
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The Centre for Cultural Partnerships, VCA & MCM, University of Melbourne & Footscray Community Arts Centre jointly present the conference ‘Spectres of Evaluation’, to be held on the banks of the Maribyrnong River at Footscray Community Arts Centre in Melbourne, Australia, February 6-7, 2014. About the Conference Today, the making of art is haunted by spectres...
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Talk and Book Launch | Recurating: When Exhibitions Become Reified

December 2, 2013
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Recurating: When Exhibitions Become Reified Terry Smith, Andrew W Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Pittsburgh with Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director, Curatorial Practice, MADA and Rebecca Coates, Independent curator and lecturer, Art History, University of Melbourne This talk examines the recent phenomenon of restaging historical exhibitions, culminating in...
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Book Launch | Impresario: Paul Taylor, The Melbourne Years, 1981–1984

December 2, 2013
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Monash University Museum of Art and Surpllus are pleased to present Impresario: Paul Taylor, The Melbourne Years, 1981–1984. This new publication focuses on Paul Taylor, the Australian editor, writer, curator and impresario. In particular, the book analyses Taylor’s important and influential early years in Melbourne, which included the founding of Art & Text, the...
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Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | November 29th 2013

November 29, 2013
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Jobs Principal Tutor, Arts and Cultural Management Program, University of Melbourne – deadline 2nd December 2013 Principal Tutor, Art Curatorship Program, University of Melbourne – deadline 2nd December 2013 Part Time Collections Manager, Benedictine Community New Norcia – deadline 20th December 2013 Casual curatorial assistants at the State Library of Victoria – deadline 6th December 2013 Head...
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AAANZ Conference 2013 | Full conference program released

November 27, 2013
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The 2013 AAANZ annual conference will take place in Melbourne, December 7-9. It is being hosted by the University of Melbourne (VCA and Art History), National Gallery of Victoria and RMIT. It will include sessions on the history of art and other visual arts disciplines, art theory, and practice-based research in art, design and...
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Lecture | A Multitude of Images – David Joselit

November 27, 2013
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A Multitude of Images Professor David Joselit Individual tickets are available for David Joselit’s keynote lecture for the 2013 AAANZ conference. A multitude denotes a plurality of people or things. According to the Oxford English Dictionary it signifies ‘the character, quality, or condition of being many.’ The subject of this lecture will be the...
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