Public Lecture | Challenging time: Melbourne’s contribution to the conservation of visual culture at home and beyond | Newman College

The Bushrangers, William Strutt 1852, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

Challenging time: Melbourne’s contribution to the conservation of visual culture at home and beyond Robyn Sloggett, Nicole Tse and Susanna Collis Associate Professor Robyn Sloggett has been at the heart of the developments of teaching, research and conservation practice at the University of Melbourne for more than two decades. She presents here, together with specialist colleagues Dr Nicole Tse and Susanna Collis, some of the achievements, challenges and future directions offered by this exacting and exciting discipline. Date: Tuesday 3 June 2014, 5–6pm Venue: The Oratory, Newman College, University of Melbourne…

Symposium | Feeling Exclusion: Emotional Strategies and Burdens of Religious Discrimination and Displacement in Early Modern Europe

Image Credit: Hans Holbein, The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, woodcut, in Les  Simulachres et Historiées Faces de la Mort, Lyon: Melchior and Caspar Trechsel, 1538.

Feeling Exclusion: Emotional Strategies and Burdens of Religious Discrimination and Displacement in Early Modern Europe 29-31 May 2014, University of Melbourne Discrimination and exclusion have long been strategies used by authorities to maintain authority and control. Fundamental to the success of such strategies, and ultimately also to their removal, is the role of emotion. The aim of this symposium is to explore an important stage in the European history of exclusion between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, a time when political and religious upheaval forced an unprecedented number of people to…

Symposium | Recent Research on Prints | University of Melbourne

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Research on prints: students give presentations on their recent research into aspects of print culture You are invited to attend a half-day symposium at the University of Melbourne, as part of the public program accompanying the current exhibition – Radicals, Slayers, Villains: Prints from the Baillieu Library. The symposium showcases recent research undertaken by postgraduate students in the School of Culture and Communication into prints and print culture. Date: Tuesday  27 May 2014, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Venue: Leigh Scott Room, First Floor, Baillieu Library This event is free, but you are…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | May 23rd 2014

Jobs Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Fine Art, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Arts University Bournemouth – deadline 17th June 2014 Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Art History (Contemporary Art AND Curating), University of Essex – deadline 19th June 2014 Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Art History, University of Essex – deadline 19th June 2014 The Truby & Florence Williams Curator of Children’s Programs, National Gallery of Victoria – deadline 30th May 2014 Funding ANZAMEMS Postgraduate Travel Bursary Funding 2014 – deadline 28th May 2014 Residency Monash University Prato Centre…

Workshops | Enlightenment Cosmopolitanisms and Sensibilities and Cosmopolitan Moments: Instances of Exchange in the Long Eighteenth Century Emerging Scholar Workshop | Sydney

Anicet Charles Gabriel Lemonnier, French, 1812, Salon de Madame Geoffrin, Oil on canvas, 51 x 77.2 in. MM 59.3.1

Two workshops on ideas of cosmopolitanism June 11-12 in Sydney. Enlightenment Cosmopolitanisms and Sensibilities The character of practiced cosmopolitanism during the Enlightenment often appears to amount to little more than an extension of early modern courtly internationalism infused with a new language of ideas. Further investigation reveals the desire on the part of Enlightenment cosmopolites to open borders in the name of economic, political, intellectual and artistic progress. This workshop explores cosmopolitanism in practice during the long eighteenth century in Europe and, through circulation, beyond its borders. It seeks out…

Public Lectures | Melissa Hyde and Richard Taws | Sydney Intellectual History Network

François Boucher A young lady holding a pug dog (presumed portrait of Madame Boucher) mid 1740. Art Gallery of NSW.

Two lectures on eighteenth and nineteenth-century French art history in Sydney in June. Painted Women in the Age of Madame de Pompadour | Melissa Hyde In this lecture, Prof Melissa Hyde considers the role that cosmetics played in the court politics and social identities of women at the court of Versailles. Focusing largely on portraits of the most famous mistresses of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry, Hyde will discuss ‘making up’ the face as a symbolic practice. The lecture also considers the historical irony and significance…

Exhibition | From the Home of Mirka Mora | Heide Museum of Modern Art

Mirka Mora in her studio Photograph: Fred Kroh (2014)

‘To me, painting and drawing are natural, I’ve done them for as long as I can remember’. Mirka Mora About the Exhibition | Mirka Mora is one of Melbourne’s best-loved artists and most colourful personalities. This special exhibition, drawn from the treasure trove that is her home studio spans her entire practice, from her first surviving painting through her most recently completed works and includes paintings, drawings, soft sculptures, tapestries, sketchbooks and ceramics. Rarely seen in public before, the works will be displayed in the former home of Mirka’s close friends…

Update and Reminder | CFP for David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV

The Fountain of Love; Francois Boucher, French, 1703 - 1770; 1748; Oil on canvas

David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV 10-13 December 2014, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Keynotes are now confirmed and a reminder of the June 15 abstract deadline. Keynote Speakers John Dixon Hunt (University of Pennsylvania) | Sophia Rosenfeld (University of Virginia) | Michael McKeon (Rutgers University) | Erika Naginski (Harvard University) The Sydney Intellectual History Network and ‘Putting Periodisation to Use’ Research Group at the University of Sydney invite you to the Fifteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar (DNS), with the theme ‘Ideas and Enlightenment’. Inaugurated and supported by the National Library of Australia, the…

News | Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 400k images available for free download

Diana and Cupid by Pompeo Batoni  (Italian, Lucca 1708–1787 Rome) Date: 1761. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced last week that “more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis.” Press release here. The Met joins a growing number of art museums, such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the National Gallery of Art in…

Public Lecture | Wreckage and Reclamation: Politics and Art in Brisbane 1987-1997 | Doug Hall

TYNDALL, Peter, Australia b.1951, detail A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/ someone looks at something... QLD: 1979 (PUPPET CULTURE FRAMING SYSTEM), 1979 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/ someone looks at something... CULTURAL CONSUMPTION PRODUCTION Oil on canvas and enamel on wood with braided nylon cord 177 x 56.6cm, Acc. 2002.115 Gift of the artist through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2002. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program Collection: Queensland Art Gallery, © The artist

“The greatest thing that could happen to this State – and the Nation – is when we can get rid of the media. Then we could live in peace and tranquility, and no one would know anything.”  Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, former Queensland Premier, the Spectator, London, 12 December 1987. “This, December 2, 1989, is the end of the Bjelke-Petersen era.” Wayne Goss, election victory speech, 2 December, 1989. The one-liner, ‘it could only happen in Queensland’, is now but a well-worn and a meaningless cliché. The conduct that it supposedly…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | May 16th 2014

Jobs Junior Research Fellowship, Leeds College of Art – deadline 1st September 2014 Lectureship in the History of Art, University of Oxford (fixed term and preference for 19th-20th century French art specialists) – deadline 12th June Senior Curator, State Library of NSW – deadline 25th May 2014 Head of Fine Arts & Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor, School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, NZ – deadline 30th June 2014 Associate Lecturer/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, COFA, UNSW – deadline 6th June 2014 Professor and Head of School of the Tasmanian College of the Arts,…

Lecture and Discussion Series | Italian art and Spanish patronage, 1500-1800 | NGV Melbourne

Titian Italian 1485/90–1576 Philip II (Filippo II) 1551 oil on canvas 193.0 x 111.0 cm Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P00411) Spanish Royal Collection © Museo del Prado 2009

In association with the  exhibition Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado’  the NGV is presenting a series of lectures on Italian art and Spanish patronage, 1500-1800. The lectures will touch on topics including art and patronage, Renaissance painting, the art of the Italian Baroque, and more. The Saturday lectures will be followed by Monday night Discussion Groups that will take place in the exhibition space. The lectures will be presented by local art historians who are recognised international experts on the history of Italian art and Spanish patronage…

Reminder | Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court | Symposium and Opening Weekend Events

Andrea di Lione Italian 1610–1685 Elephants in a circus (Gli Elefanti in un circo) c.1640 oil on canvas 229.0 x 231.0 cm Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P00091) Spanish Royal Collection

Symposium | Friday 16th May 1:30pm Delve into the main themes of the show with papers presented by key international and local speakers. Venue: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Ground Level Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily, Booking Code P1454 Website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/symposium-italian-masterpieces-from-spains-royal-court,-museo-del-prado ‘The father of the Prado is Titian’: Italian Renaissance painting at the Museo del Prado | Speaker Miguel Falomir Faus, Head of Italian & French Painting Department (after 1700), Museo del Prado, and guest co-curator While the Prado opened its doors in 1819, and is thus contemporaneous with other…

Melbourne Portrait Group Seminar | Mark Shepheard on Mengs

Melbourne Portrait Group Seminar: ‘A tale of two portraits: Mengs and Don Luis de Borbón’. The National Gallery of Victoria has recently acquired a superb portrait by Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-79), one of the eighteenth century’s greatest portrait painters. The sitter is the Infante Don Luis de Borbón (1727-85), brother of the Spanish king, Carlos III. Don Luis was a major patron of the arts, employing the cellist and composer Luigi Boccherini, as well as being an early supporter of the young Goya. Meng’s portrait of the Infante was painted…

Lunchtime Artist Talks at MUMA exhibition ‘Concrete’

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Artist talks at MUMA’s new exhibition Concrete About the Exhibition | MUMA’s second exhibition for 2014, Concrete brings together the work of sixteen artists, both Australian and international. The exhibition explores the concrete, or the solid and its counter: change, the flow of time. As we prepare to mark the centenary of the First World War, the exhibition considers the impact of time upon built and monumental form, reading between materiality and emotion, form and memory Callum Morton and Nicholas Mangan Date: Tuesday 13 May 2014 Time:12.30-1.15pm Venue: Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield campus FREE…