Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 24th February 2017

Jobs Australia Early Career Development Fellow in Art History (focus on contemporary (post-1945) photography), School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney – deadline 9th March 2017 Early Career Development Fellow in Heritage Studies, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney – deadline 12th March 2017 Judith Neilson Chair in Contemporary Art, COFA (Faculty of Art & Design), UNSW – deadline Kinnane Curatorial Intern, UQ Art Museum – deadline 12th March 2017 Gordon Darling Graduate Intern, Curatorial Assistant, Australian Prints, National Gallery of Australia – deadline 9th March 2017 Assistant Registrar, Loans & Exhibitions, National Gallery of Australia – deadline 9th March 2017 Curator of Manuscripts, National Library of Australia – deadline 5th March 2017 Curator/Gallery Team Leader, Bayside City Council – deadline 24th March 2017 Senior Curator – Latrobe Regional Gallery (temporary full time) – deadline 5th March…

Meet the Artist – Louise Hearman | TarraWarra Museum of Art

TarraWarra Museum of Art presents the first survey exhibition of Louise Hearman’s work, curated by Anna Davis and organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, MCA from 18 February – 14 May 2017, with paintings and drawings from across her 25-year practice. Meet the artist and join Fiona Gruber posing questions to curator and artist and gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the work in this exhibition. Compere: Fiona Gruber, journalist and producer with twenty years experience writing and broadcasting across the arts as a commentator, profile writer, and reviewer Guests: Louise Hearman, artist and Anna Davis, Curator, MCA and Curator Louise Hearman exhibition Date: Saturday 18 March, 2pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, Tickets: $20 / $15 concession – book via twma.com.au Telephone (03) 5957 3100 Email museum@twma.com.au  

CCP Lectures | Echo Chamber: Emerging Research on Photography

Thursday 2 March, 6pm | Centre for Contemporary Photography Gold-coin doantion, no bookings required. CCP’s Echo Chamber represents a series of occasional, ongoing public programs showcasing current emerging research in all areas of photography, including historical research, technology, communications and contemporary discussion. Chair | MICHELLE MOUNTAIN | Program Manager, Centre for Contemporary Photography Speakers Kate Golding | The camera obscura: past, present, future A precursor to photography as we know it today, the camera obscura is a naturally occurring optical phenomenon. Through her research, Golding has examined historical and contemporary applications of this “darkened chamber” from astronomical observation, seaside recreation, scientific and military uses through to art making. This research has extended to experimentations with the creation of several camera obscura both fixed and portable. However, the camera obscura is more than just a photographic apparatus or mechanical device, it…

Seminar | Garin Nugroho’s Satan Jawa: Remediating Art and History in Contemporary Indonesian film

Thursday 23rd February 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm From January to April, Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennal of Performing Arts will be held in Melbourne, an artistic celebration of Australia’s relations with contemporary Asia. One of the main goals of Asia TOPA is to foster cultural understanding between Australia and Indonesia (see https://www.asiatopa.com.au/about). One of the highlights of Asia TOPA is the film Satan Jawa by award-winning Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho, a black and white film accompanied by live gamelan music. Satan Jawa was inspired by the German black and white silent cinema tradition, such as Nosferatu, as well as wayang kulit, the Indonesian shadow puppet theatre. Satan Jawa is an interdisciplinary production, merging filmmaking, music, dance, theatre, fashion and visual arts. Themes such as colonialism, magic realism, mysticism, mythology, and sensuality are set in a historical context. This panel discussion…

State Library of Victoria Fellowships | Applications Open and Information Night

If you are thinking of applying for a State Library Fellowship they are holding an information night on Tuesday 28 February, 6pm to 7.30pm in the Village Roadshow Theatrette, where they will share information about the 2017 fellowships program, including application dates, selection criteria and Q&A with previous fellows. Fellowship applications now open The State Library’s fellowship program is one of the most substantial in Australia. Each year, the Library offers Creative Fellowships to encourage the original and imaginative use or development of the Library’s collections for new work. The Library also provides a number of specialist fellowships to support and recognise the importance of scholarly endeavour in areas ranging from children’s literature and social history to the visual arts, theatre, 19th-century Victoria and Ukrainian studies. This year, a new Digital Fellowship will be offered for the first time, established to…

News | Judith Neilson creates Chair in Contemporary Art at UNSW

News from UNSW that founder of the White Rabbit Gallery has donated money to create The Judith Neilson Chair in Contemporary Art, which will focus on contemporary Chinese art and culture. Philanthropist and White Rabbit Gallery founder Judith Neilson AM has made her second major donation to UNSW with the announcement of The Judith Neilson Chair in Contemporary Art. The Professorial Chair will work between UNSW Art & Design and Sydney’s internationally recognised White Rabbit Gallery to lead rigorous scholarly research. White Rabbit Gallery is home to one of the world’s most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art and UNSW Art & Design is ranked in the top 30 art and design schools in the QS World University Rankings. With privileged access to the White Rabbit collection, The Judith Neilson Chair in Contemporary Art will develop new knowledge and a…

Exhibition | High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion | RMIT Design Hub

  Exhibition Dates: Friday 17 February – Saturday 18 March Project Rooms 1 & 2, Level 2, RMIT Design Hub More information: http://designhub.rmit.edu.au/exhibitions-programs/high-risk-dressing-critical-fashion High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion looks at the ideas and community coalescing within contemporary fashion practice today through the lens of the Fashion Design Council (FDC). The FDC (1983–1993) was a membership-based organisation established to support, promote and provoke avant-garde Australian fashion, founded by Robert Buckingham, Kate Durham and Robert Pearce. By using the FDC materials housed within the RMIT Design Archives as a leaping off point, the exhibition opens up and queries ideas promoted by the FDC while looking at the relevance of the Council to contemporary practice today. Rather than looking back with nostalgia at this rich period of fashion practice, Design Hub will be transformed into a ‘set’ for a month-long program of fashion provocations,…

MADA Master of Fine Art Graduate exhibition and Fine Art Postgraduate Symposium

MADA’s Master of Fine Art Graduate exhibition includes both emerging and established contemporary artists who have completed their Master’s of Fine Art. This is an opportunity for industry professionals, future students, educators and the general public to see our graduating students’ work. – Belle Bassin – Sophia Dacy-Cole – Melissa Deerson – Marnie Edmiston – Christopher L G Hill – Kym Maxwell – Rosina Prestia The Fine Art Postgraduate Symposium 2017 presents a day of papers by Monash graduate researchers working across art history and theory, curatorial and fine art practice. The papers span a broad spectrum of research and practice, but share an attention to some of the most vital and compelling aspects of contemporary life and culture. Schedule: Thursday 16 February Fine Art Postgraduate Symposium 2017 9.00am Welcome 9.15–10.15am Keynote: Agatha Gothe-Snape Session 1: Robert Vidas, An Examination of…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 10th February 2017

Jobs Australia Curator of Art, Australian War Memorial – deadline 22nd February 2017 Curator, La Trobe Art Institute (Bendigo) – deadline 5th March 2017 Program Officer Childrens Art Centre, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane – deadline 22nd February 2017 Lecturer in Architectural History, University of Edinburgh – deadline 28th February 2017 Collection System Officer, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 23rd February 2017 International Lecturer in Art and Design Practice, University of Bedfordshire – deadline 17th February 2017 Birmingham Fellows – College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham – deadline 31st March 2017 Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean of Arts, Design and Humanities, De Montfort University – deadline 5th March 2017 Lecturer in Photography and the Moving Image, University of Huddersfield – deadline 1st March 2017 Head of Painting and Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art – deadline 17th March 2017 Funding Humanities Travelling Fellowships, Australian…

Sydney Asian Art Series Talks | Marketing Pleasure for Profit – Julie Nelson Davis

9 March, 6.00pm –Sydney Asian Art Series Marketing Pleasure for Profit: The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared – Julie Nelson Davis The University of Sydney China Studies Centre, The Power Institute and VisAsia is proud to present the first of our Sydney Asian Art Series talks, with a lecture by Professor Julie Nelson Davis. In Marketing Pleasure for Profit, Professor Davis will explore the production of the now famous eighteenth-century Japanese book of ‘performing beauties’ prints, The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared. LECTURE ABSTRACT Today, The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared is regarded as one of most remarkable printed books of eighteenth-century Japan. Featuring sumptuous illustrations by two leading ukiyo-e artists, Kitao Shigemasa and Katsukawa Shunshō, the book exploited full-color multiple block printing to represent the glamorous ‘beauties’ of the licensed Yoshiwara pleasure district. In her presentation, Professor Davis will discuss…