Petition | Save the Warburg Collection

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There is currently a petition from the Friends of the Warburg calling upon the University of London to withdraw their legal challenge of its own deed of trust concerning the care and integrity of the Warburg Institute. Possible results of this action include the dispersal of the library, or its relocation abroad. There is more information on the history of this important library and research institution and the threats it faces in the Times Higher Education: The future of a “unique and extraordinary” library saved from Nazi Germany lies in the…

Help the State Library of Victoria purchase La Fin du Monde

La Fin du Monde

The State Library of Victoria holds an annual appeal to help acquire, conserve and display significant collection items. This year one of the items they wish to acquire is an important twentieth-century illustrated book ‘La Fin du Monde’. La Fin du Monde The State Library of Victoria holds one of the most significant collections of secondary material on art history in the country. Since its foundation it has striven to bring the civilisations of Europe and Asia here to the people of Victoria and to make this a centre of…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | June 20th 2014

Jobs Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Architecture & Design: History & Theory, University for the Creative Arts – School of Architecture, Canterbury (UK) – deadline 23rd June 2014 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship competition 2014-2015, University of Oxford – deadline 11th August 2014 Bus Projects, Gallery Curator (0.4) – deadline 27 June 2014 Gallery director – Moree Plains Gallery, NSW – deadline 30th July 2014 Museum Curatorial Officer (part time), Albury City Council – deadline 27th Jun 2014 Assistant Keeper – Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge – deadline…

Symposium | Paul Klee in Peace and War: Tunisia and the German Home Front 1914-18 | Sydney

Paul Klee “A View Toward Hamamet” Tunisia

Paul Klee in Peace and War: Tunisia and the German Home Front 1914-18 22 July 2014, Art Gallery of NSW Proudly presented by The Power Institute, The University of Sydney with the generous support of the Consulate General of Switzerland, Sydney and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This forum, convened by Professor Roger Benjamin, will bring together an international panel to celebrate the centenary of Paul Klee’s famous voyage to Tunisia. Claimed by the artist himself as his ‘breakthrough to colour’, the Tunisian trip of April 1914 elicited…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | June 13th 2014

Jobs Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A), ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), University of Sydney – deadline 6th July 2014 Curator, Modern & Contemporary International Art, Art Gallery of NSW – deadline 23rd June 2014 Exhibition Assistant, RMIT Design Hub (part time) – deadline 16th June 2014 Head of Department: Art and Design, University of Derby – deadline 20th June 2014 Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Worcester – deadline 25th June 2014 Senior Teaching Fellow in History of Art (part time), University…

Lecture | Fame and Beauty in Victorian Society: Portraits by George Frederic Watts | Barbara Bryant

G. F. Watts, Alfred Tennyson, 1858, NGV

Fame and Beauty in Victorian Society: Portraits by George Frederic Watts Dr Barbara Bryant 2014 Ursula Hoff Lecture in partnership with the Ursula Hoff Institute In his own lifetime the reputation of English painter G.F. Watts (1817-1904) was international in its reach, thanks to exhibitions around the world from Europe to America. From 1879 onward Watts’s work was regularly seen in Australia, prompting major acquisitions for growing museum collections, with the earliest occurring in 1888 here in Melbourne with a portrait of the British Poet Laureate, Alfred Tennyson, and a…

Exhibition Review | Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice | David Packwood

Paolo Veronese (1528-1588) 'The Family of Darius before Alexander', 1565-7 Oil on canvas. 236.2 x 474.9 cm © The National Gallery, London

Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice David Packwood Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice is on at the National Gallery, London, 2014 until the 15th June 2014. It was written,  then, on my page in the Book of Fate that at two in the afternoon of the sixth day of June in the year 2014 that I, along with a friend, should attend an exhibition of Paolo Veronese for the first time within the hallowed halls of the London, National Gallery. “Veronese” is no longer just a name to me, or a…

Call for Papers | AAANZ 2014 ‘GEOcritical’

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Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference 5-8 December 2014 Launceston and Hobart, Tasmania The Annual Conference of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand will be held in Launceston, Tasmania, 5-7 December 2014, with an optional day in Hobart, 8 December 2014. The conference will be based at the Inveresk Precinct, hosted by the University of Tasmania (Tasmanian College of the Arts and the School of Architecture and Design) and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Sessions have been set for one and a half…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | June 6th 2014

Jobs Senior Lecturer, Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art, Queensland College of Art – deadline 26th June 2014 Poussin Project Assistant, Research Assistant (Part Time, 3 days per week, Fixed Term), Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge – deadline 30th June 2014 Public Art Officer, City of Port Phillip – deadline 16th June 2014 Funding The Malevich Society Research and Publication Grants – deadline 30th September 2014 Calls for Papers Building with Light: The Legacy of Robert Elwall – An International Symposium on Architectural Photography (London, November 2014) – deadline 31st July 2014 Temporäre Kunstzentren/Temporary…

Lecture | Delffse Porceleyne: Dutch Delftware of the 17th Century – Robert Aronson | NGV International

Jar  (17th century)  from Delft,  Medium earthenware, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1939

The Robert Wilson Annual Decorative Arts Lecture Delffse Porceleyne: Dutch Delftware of the 17th Century – Robert Aronson  The lecture will provide an overview of 250 years (1600-1850) history of ceramic production in the town of Delft and a focus on the second half of the seventeenth century when the small town of Delft became the centre of ceramic production in Europe, with production influenced by events from Europe to China. During this time potteries began selling to the nobility and royal courts all over Europe and their products in…

Floor Talk | Voices of Sue Ford – Ponch Hawkes | NGV Australia

Sue Ford, Annette, 1962; Annette, 1974 (1962-1974); (1974) {printed}  from the Time series (1962-74) gelatin silver photograph 11.1 x 20.1 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with the assistance of the Visual Arts Board and the KODAK (Australasia) Pty Ltd Fund, 1974 PH170.a-b-1974 © Courtesy of the artist

Floor Talk Series: Voices of Sue Ford  Artist or Artworker? How did practitioners see themselves in the 60′s or 70′s Speaker Ponch Hawkes, artist Ponch Hawkes developed her photographic practice in the 1970s, informed by counter-cultural, feminist, documentary and community art contexts. Join her as she discusses artistic life in the 70s and the revolution that redefined artists as workers during this period. Date: Sunday 15th June, 12.30pm Venue: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, Level 2, Temporary Exhibitions Free. All Welcome. No bookings required. Website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/floor-talk-series-voices-of-sue-ford/date-1443 About the Exhibition…

InSEA 2014 – Appeal for Homestay hosts for delegates

The 34th World Congress of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA2014) is being held in Melbourne in July. The theme is Diversity Through Art: Change / Continuity / Context. There are approximately 500 delegates registered from over 40 countries, many who have struggled just to find funds to get here. The conference convenors are appealing for help from the Melbourne Arts Community to help provide friendly homestay accommodation. There are about 25 international guests who need a Homestay – a bed, directions about how to use public transport and possibly a simple…

Exhibition Review | Genius and Ambition. The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1768–1918 | David R. Marshall

John Frederick Lewis, The Door of a Cafe in Cairo, 1865, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Genius and Ambition. The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1768–1918 David R. Marshall   At the Bendigo Art Gallery 2 March–9 June 2014. (Closes 9 June; an exhibition of antique sculpture from the British Museum follows on 2 August.) The regional galleries have some interesting exhibitions on at the moment. At the Ballarat Art Gallery is Auld Lang Syne while at Bendigo, with only a few days to run, is Genius and Ambition, which consists largely of works from the Royal Academy, London and is an exhibition generated by Bendigo…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | 30th May 2014

Jobs Collection Research Editor, Tate Britain, London – deadline 17th June 2014 Associate Lecturer/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (three early career positions)  UNSW COFA – deadline 6th June 2014 Professor / Associate Professor and Deputy Director (Learning & Teaching), Queensland College of Art, Griffith University – deadline 18th June Postdoctoral Fellow: Arc Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne (project on  emotions and visual culture, c.1450-1750) - deadline 7th July 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow: Arc Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne (project on the representation and expression of…

Talk | Why Being Real Matters: Art and Authenticity in Australia | Robyn Sloggett

Why Being Real Matters: Art & Authenticity in Australia Robyn Sloggett In this talk, Associate Professor Robyn Sloggett presents an outline of the history of art and cultural heritage fraud in Australia. She examines the ways in which scholarship intersects (or does not intersect) with art fraud investigations and what is at stake when art fraud goes unreported. With the Australian indigenous art market estimated at around $500 million and with estimates for the amount of problematic art in the market at about 10%, the issue is significant in both economic and social terms. This talk looks at these issues and…