Wednesday Art News Round Up | April 20th 2016 | David Hockney at NGV, Copyright Wins and Losses, etc

David Hockney, 'Self-portrait, 20 March 2012', iPad drawing, Collection of the artist © David Hockney

Yesterday the NGV announced their main exhibitions for the Spring and Sunmmer this year. The major summer exhibition at the NGV International will be a major solo exhibition of art by David Hockney (opening 11 November 2016 at NGV International). The exhibition, curated by the NGV in collaboration with David Hockney and his studio, will feature more than 700 works from the past decade of the artist’s career – some new and many never exhibted before in Australia. The exhibition will include paintings, digital drawings, photography and video works. One major work inclluded will be The Four Seasons, Woldgate Woods, a video work that shows the changing landscape of Hockney’s native Yorkshire, each season comprised of nine high-definition screens. Over at the NGV…

Launch |un Magazine 10.1 | ACCA

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Pia van Gelder, Theoretical Waveform Instrument for Earth Generation (detail) 2016. Copper, paper, wire, carbon

Everyone is invited to celebrate the launch of un Magazine issue 10.1 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Issue 10.1 reflects on recent philosophical and artistic investigations into the productive forces of the material world and the potential of objects. Join contributors Dr Andrea Eckersley, Tristen Harwood, Emily Castle, along with ACCA curator, Annika Kristensen, in discussion with the editors. Venue: ACCA, 111 Sturt St. Southbank , Melbourne Date: From 6pm, Tuesday 26 April 2016 FREE Website: http://www.unprojects.org.au/news-announcements/announcements/un-magaine-10-1-launch/ View this event on Facebook. un Magazine 10.1 LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS Michael Ascroft, Deborah Birch, Jessie Bullivant, Deirdre Cannon, Emily Castle, Sophia Dacy-Cole, Saskia Doherty, Jeremy Eaton, Andrea Eckersley, Kelly Fliedner, Lucy Forsberg, Richard Frater, Chris Griffiths, Tristen Harwood, Taloi Havini, Helen Hughes, Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, Susan Jacobs,…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 7 Esther Anatolitis | RMIT Design Hub

The Scheme was a Blueprint for Future Development Programs, designed in collaboration between Simon Browne and Agatha Gothe-Snape, 2015 (photo by Simon Browne).

Esther Anatolitis Esther Anatolitis is a writer and curator with an abiding interest in how art creates public space in all its forms. Her practice rigorously integrates professional and artistic modes of working to create collaborations, projects and workplaces that promote a critical reflection on practice. With a focus on both system and constructive disruption, she has presented or collaborated on works across media and across the world. Esther’s writing has been published and translated widely in Australia and overseas. While experimentation is her writerly love, her influential blog spans critique, politics and culture. In 2016 she will exhibit her twenty-year INDEX-SYSTEM project at Mailbox 141. In 2017, she is a keynote speaker for Writing as Performance at the College…

Open call for artists | Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab

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The City of Melbourne are calling for artists to apply for the inaugural Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab. We encourage early mid-career artists to imagine and develop new encounters with the city in this bold new initiative led by Chief Curator Natalie King. Selected artists will spend two weeks in June in a laboratory setting, to develop their concepts under the mentorship of leading national and international public art experts, including Claire Doherty from Situations UK. Up to 10 temporary works of art conceived in the Biennial Lab will then be created and installed at the Queen Victoria Market during the Melbourne Festival in October. A series of public programs will run alongside both lab stages, inviting the wider Melbourne community to share in…

Public Forum | Panorama Forum | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Judy Watson mt riddell 2016, pencil and acrylic on canvas, 240 x 148 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

While the Australian bush has traditionally exerted a powerful mystique over the popular imagination, suburbia has gradually usurped the natural landscape as the site of the day-to-day lives and experiences for the majority of Australians. Nevertheless, the landscape genre featured in Panorama and Judy Watson: the scarifier persists as a subject not only reflecting on the changes wrought on the Australian landscape since colonisation, but also the transformation of its social, economic and cultural functions. Moreover, these works call into question the very nature of our relationships to, and conceptions of the landscape, challenging us to consider its role in the delineation of personal, community and national identities. In the forum, panellists Judy Watson, Danie Mellor and Imants Tillers will…

Job | Sessional Lecturer needed for Modern Art: The Politics of the New at Melbourne University

Pablo Picasso, The Blue Room, 1901 © Estate of Pablo Picasso

The Art History program at The University of Melbourne is seeking a sessional lecturer to teach AHIS10002 Modern Art: The Politics of the New in second semester 2016. The opportunity arises as a result of a staff member being on leave for the semester. The appointee will be expected to have a PhD in a relevant area and will be required to deliver two lectures per week and co-ordinate a group of tutorial staff and take at least one tutorial. Payment will be at the sessional lecturer rates in the University of Melbourne Enterprise Agreement. Please email an expression of interest to Associate Professor Kate MacNeill cmmacn@unimelb.edu.au with a CV that outlines your teaching experience in the areas referred to…

Call for Papers and Activities | iDARE – Creative Arts Research and the Ethics of Innovation

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iDARE – Call for Papers Creative Arts Research and the Ethics of Innovation Conference Date: 27th – 28th September, 2016 Venue: VCA and MCM Southbank campus, 234 St Kilda Road, SOUTHBANK We invite you to submit a proposal for iDARE—Innovation in Design and Art Research Ethics—a conference that asks you to tackle the burning “ethical” issues for contemporary artists, designers and performers working in the academy and beyond. The conference aims to generate robust discussion around the relationship between ethics and creative practice research. It will showcase and test innovative pedagogical approaches to ethics education and training in the area of PhDs in creative practice in a quest to foster the development of ethically informed research cultures in the creative and performing…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | April 15th 2016

Productie van kopergravures, Philips Galle, c. 1598 - c. 1593, Rijksmuseum.

Jobs Australia Senior Cultural Development Producer, National Trust of Australia Head Office (Vic) – deadline 6th May 2016 Program Director, Canberra Glassworks – deadline 18th April 2016 Program Manager, Museum of Brisbane – deadline 7th May 2016 International Lecturer Fine Art: Sculptural Practice, York St John University – Faculty of Arts – deadline 5th May 2016 Course Leader – Art Museums, Galleries and Curating Semester Course, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London – deadline 2nd May 2016 Lecturer in Art and Design, International Academy of Art & Design, Chengdu – deadline 30th April 2016 Funding and Fellowships National Library of Australia Fellowships – deadline 2nd May 2016 National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship – deadline 1  July 2016 Calls for Papers 2016 ACUADS Conference: Adaptation…

Exhibition | Making History – The Angry Penguins | Heide Museum of Modern Art

Arthur Boyd, Butterfly Man, 1943. Oil on muslin on cardboard, 55.5cm x 75.5cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. Bequest of John and Sunday Reed ©Bundanon Trust. Image via Heide Museum of Modern Art website.

Making History celebrates the influential role of Heide founders John and Sunday Reed in the development of Australian art and intellectual culture from the 1930s right up to the early 1980s. The Reeds’ first home at Heide, the Victorian farmhouse now referred to as Heide I, provides the setting for a changing selection of art works, archival material and personal effects which reveal the range of their activities and commitments: as art collectors and benefactors; as instigators of significant cultural organisations; and as cultivators of their extensive property, developed so that one day it would become a public gallery and park for all to enjoy. The first display features works by the revolutionary and now highly acclaimed artists who congregated…

Wednesday Art News Round Up | April 13th 2016 | Caravaggio etc

The painting Judith Beheading Holofernes at its presentation in Paris. It may have been painted by Caravaggio (1571-1610) and could be worth €120m. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The big art history news today is that in France a painting has surfaced that is being touted as the lost Caravaggio painting of Judith Beheading Holofernes, known to have been painted while he was in Naples after fleeing Rome. The expert touting the discovery, Eric Turquin (who is also a dealer) claims that the painting was found stashed away in an attic and has since undergone two years of cleaning and close examination. The story in the Guardian points out that Caravaggio expert Nicola Spinoza supposedly supports the attribution, whereas Mina Gregori does not. There is some suggestion the painting might be by the Flemish artist Louis Finson, a painter and art dealer who worked in Naples at the same time…

Symposium | Photography.Ontology.Symposium | University of Sydney, June 2016

Symposium — Photographic Cultures

Based at the University of Sydney the Photographic Cultures Research Group partners with the Art and the Document Research Cluster at Sydney College of the Arts to profile research into the photographic. The Photography.Ontology.Symposium takes place on 2 and 3 June 2016 at the University of Sydney. Photography.Ontology.Symposium. engages in critical debate with international scholars and specialists on the photographic medium. It will explore the relationship between photography’s ontology, the camera as a human perceptual apparatus and the unconscious through themes of evidence, the archive, photographic practice and theory. Dates: 2-3 June 2016 Venue: University of Sydney Keynotes: Shawn Michelle Smith and Andrés Zervigón Plenary Address: Melissa Miles Speakers: Katherine Biber, Donna West Brett, Helen Grace, John di Stefano, Danie Mellor…

Writing and Concepts | Lecture 6 Jessie Bullivant | RMIT Design Hub

The Scheme was a Blueprint for Future Development Programs, designed in collaboration between Simon Browne and Agatha Gothe-Snape, 2015 (photo by Simon Browne).

Jessie Bullivant Jessie Bullivant produces socially responsive works that interrogate the subtle ways power manifests and operates in different contexts – across the political, social and personal. Her work responds to the conditions of the gallery space, as well as collaborating with professionals from diverse fields such as construction, cleaning, transport, advertising, radio, and customer service. Through acts of complication, inversion and mediation, Jessie aims to reveal the unconscious or immaterial logics, social contracts and hierarchies at play in everyday situations. In 2015 she exhibited at ACCA as part of NEW15, producing a work that engaged the gallery invigilators and encompassed the multi-platform advertising campaign. Jessie completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at RMIT in 2011, and Honours at…

Call for Papers | AICCM – FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation – a symposium | Melbourne, August 2016

Nicolas Poussin, The Crossing of the Red Sea, 1632-34, o/c, 155.6 × 215.3 cm., National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Felton Bequest, 1948 (1843-4). Frame corner of French Régence frame, c.1710

Update: Please  note that the CFP deadline is now the 13th May. A symposium on the picture frame AICCM – FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Melbourne 2016, will be convened on 24-26 August 2016 at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Convenors: Louise Bradley (AICCM), Barbara Dabrowa (Senior Conservator of Frames at Art Gallery of NSW) and Holly McGowan-Jackson (Senior Conservator of Framing, NGV) Call for Papers The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material, Conservation Framing and Gilded Objects (special interest groups) will hold this international symposium, encompassing both traditional framing as well as broader concepts of framing for the presentation of modern and contemporary art and design. This wide-ranging theme will appeal to many potential speakers and delegates…

Call for Contributions | Dangerous Women

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Do you work on a dangerous woman? The ‘Dangerous Women’ project (run by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh) is calling for contributions from students and researchers that reflect on the question ‘what does it mean to be a dangerous woman?’   From ANZAMEMS Responses will be published on the Dangerous Women Project website, linking International Women’s Day 2016 with International Women’s Day 2017. Each daily post should explore, examine or critique the ‘dangerous women’ theme. We invite creative responses, reflections, and research-led posts by or about women of diverse backgrounds and identities. Research-based submissions are curated under a special category accessible at http://dangerouswomenproject.org/tag/research-led. With posts attracting over 2,000 readers per week (and growing),…