Exhibition | Pierre Huyghe | TarraWarra International 2015

Pierre Huyghe, A Journey that wasn't, 2005. Film. Courtesy of the Artist.

Exhibtion Dates – 29th August – 22nd November 2015 | Curated by Amelia Barikin and Victoria Lynn The first major Australian solo exhibition by internationally renowned contemporary French artist Pierre Huyghe will be presented at TarraWarraMuseum of Art, 29 August – 22 November 2015. This will be the second exhibition in the TarraWarra International series, designed to showcase leading contemporary art practice in a global context. The exhibition, which will occupy the entire space at TarraWarra, is described by the curators Amelia Barikin and Victoria Lynn describe as being ‘about time: geological time, historical time, subjective time, non-human time, and the time of art.’ The curatorial starting point for the exhibition is Huyghe’s founding of The Association of Freed Time in 1995, a collaborative proposal for…

Exhibition | In Fond Memory: The Barbara Tucker Gift

Albert Tucker, Barbara Tucker in the banana shed, Springbrook, Queensland c.1970, gelatin silver photograph, 30.5 x 40.7 cm

Heide Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Barbara Tucker 2001, © Estate of Barbara Tucker, Courtesy of Sotheby’s Australia

From 22 August 2015, Heide Museum of Modern Art will present In Fond Memory: The Barbara Tucker Gift, an exhibition that will commemorate Barbara Tucker’s extraordinary contribution to Heide and celebrate her continuing presence in the life of the museum. On 16 May 2015 Heide Museum of Modern Art sadly lost one of its most treasured friends and supporters. Barbara Tucker had a long association with Heide, initially as a personal acquaintance of John and Sunday Reed with her late husband, artist Albert Tucker, then during the evolution of the museum as Heide Fellow (2000), Life Benefactor (2004) and Co-Patron. Prior to Albert’s death in 1999, the Tuckers offered Heide a major donation of artworks, to be transferred progressively over a…

News | National Gallery London makes 2385 images available for free download

Landscape with Aeneas at Delos, 1672, Claude

The National Gallery in London has announced that it is making images of their collection free to download for personal use. It is great to see that this includes non-profit publication and includes (non-profit) publication online. However, it is a disappointing that the image sizes are restricted to 800 pixels on the longest size. This renders them useless for close study (the image reproduced below at its maximum size, any larger and it starts to pixelate). It is smaller than is generally recommended for online reproduction and far too small for many print publications. Presumably if you want a larger image to publish or to study in detail you still have to pay, which rather diminishes the gesture of making them freely…

Talk | Anthony White – Beyond the Present | Heide Museum of Modern Art

Melinda Harper, Untitled 2011, oil on canvas, 153 x 182 cm, Courtesy of the artist and NKN Gallery, Melbourne

Dr Anthony White, senior lecturer at the School of Culture and Communication, the University of Melbourne, discusses the art practice of Melinda Harper, from her earliest paintings of geometric shapes on pieces of found wood or board, to her most recent large canvases with their brilliant colours and dazzling formal arrangements. Reflecting on the relationship between Harper’s work and the history of modernism, Dr White will respond directly to the works in the exhibition, exploring the expressive vitality of abstract painting today. Date: Sunday 30 August, 2pm Venue: Heide Museum of Modern Art FREE with admission More about the Melinda Harper exhibition at Heide here.

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | August 14th 2015

Jobs Australia Senior Curator, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences – deadline 24th August 2015 Public Programs Producer, Art Gallery of NSW – deadline 21st August 2015 Cultural Director, Maitland Regional Art Gallery – deadline 23rd August 2015 Curator of Academic Programs, Ian Potter Museum of Art – deadline 1st September 2015 Collections Officer, Ian Potter Museum of Art – deadline 2nd September 2015 Curatorial Manager, Ian Potter Museum of Art – deadline 30th August 2015 International Professorship in Medieval Art History, Hamburg University – deadline 27th August 2015 Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art and Illustration, University of Huddersfield – School of Art, Design & Architecture – deadline 19th August 2015 Senior Lecturer (Fine Arts), Manchester Metropolitan University – deadline 17th…

Symposium and Concert | Goya and Spanish Music | NGV and VCAM

Anonymous, 'Portrait of Luigi Boccherini', c.1764-1767. Oil on canvas, 133.8 x 90.7 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Everard Studley Miller Bequest, 1962.

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and National Gallery of Victoria are delighted to host a program of specialist talks and music performance, exploring music in the time of Spanish artist Francisco de Goya, and the impact of his art on the emergence of Hispanic musical modernity in the early twentieth century. Symposium: Goya and Spanish Music (9.30am – 2.45pm) Speakers: Convened by Michael Christoforidis the speakers include distinguished Spanish scholars Francesc Cortes* (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Miguel Ángel Marín (Universidad de La Rioja), Luisa Morales (FIMTE), and local experts from the University of Melbourne and the NGV, including Michael Christoforidis, David Irving, Liz Kertesz, Geraldine Power, and Yolanda Acker. Download the full program here (pdf) Tickets: Free, no booking required Venue:…

Launch | Gertrude Glasshouse and exhibition by Tully Moore

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Exhibition dates: 24 July–29 August 2015 Launch: Thursday 13 August 2015, 6pm Gertrude Contemporary is proud to announce the launch of a new off-site gallery and project space, Gertrude Glasshouse, which opened to the public on Friday 24 July 2015 with the exhibition What noise does a pig make? by Gertrude Studio Artist Tully Moore. The official launch of the space and Moore’s exhibition will take place on Thursday the 13th of August from 6pm. Located in Collingwood just five minutes from the organisation’s Fitzroy headquarters, Gertrude Glasshouse will serve as a transitional space as Gertrude Contemporary moves closer to its anticipated move from the address that gave it its name thirty years ago. The Glasshouse venture is supported by long-term…

Lecture | The Hours of Jeanne de Navarre, Three Medieval Queens and Hermann Goering – Christopher de Hamel | University of Melbourne


Early Books of Hours, especially those made for women, have long been a speciality of Professor Margaret Manion, who in 1998 published a major article on the famous fourteenth-century Book of Hours of Queen Jeanne of Navarre, in the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris (ms n.a. lat. 3093). This lecture takes up her lead and it asks why and when this beautiful manuscript was made, and why it includes some very rare components and extraordinary pictures, then unparalleled in medieval art. It follows the history of this Book of Hours in directions hitherto unsuspected, tracing its descent through the possession of at least four different reigning queens, of Navarre, France and England. Using entirely unknown material, it follows the astonishing journey…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | August 7th 2015

Jobs Associate Director, Museums Content, University Museums, University of Sydney – deadline 26th August 2015 Curator, State Library of NSW – deadline 9th August 2015 Curator, Gosford City Council – deadline 19th August 2015 Lecturer in Art History & Visual Culture – Two Positions, Loughborough University – deadline 16th September 2015 University Academic Fellow in Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage, University of Leeds – deadline 30th September 2015 The Christensen Fellow in Chinese Painting, University of Oxford – deadline 4th September 2015 Research Fellowship (includes Arts), University of Cambridge – Jesus College – deadline 28th August 2015 Calls for Papers Framing the Face: New Perspectives on the History of Facial Hair (Friend’s Meeting House, London, 28 November 2015)…

Boiler Room Lecture | Jalal Toufic Which Is the More Difficult in the Christian Era: to Resurrect or to Bury? | State Library of Victoria

Jalal Toufic, Self Portrait? (2007)

Monash University Museum of Art [MUMA] in partnership with Monash Art Design & Architecture [MADA] are pleased to co-present a keynote lecture by Lebanese artist, writer and thinker Jalal Toufic, whose influence in the Beirut artistic community over the past two decades has been immense. The lecture will be introduced by Callum Morton, MADA Head of Department, and will be followed by a screening of Toufic’s video Attempt 137 to Map the Drive (7 minutes, 2011; made in collaboration with Graziella Rizkallah Toufic). Jalal Toufic is a thinker and a mortal to death. He was born in 1962 in Beirut or Baghdad and died before dying in 1989 in Evanston, Illinois. His books, many of which were published by Forthcoming…

Exhibitions | Fleur Summers – Bon Mott – Post-tourist | Kings ARI

Fleur Summers, bean bag bicycling (2015), bean bag, pedals, synthetic grass.

Exhibition Dates: 8 – 29 August 2015 Opening Night: Friday 7 August, 6 – 8pm Fleur Summers | Dissociative Dialogues Daydreaming is a kind of mild dissociation… you forget where you are and what you’re doing… your mind wanders, thoughts bubble up and float by, subconscious plans coalesce, new ideas emerge and problems are solved… Dissociative Dialogues employs recognisable social objects and processes to encourage physical interaction in novel ways. Everyday activities such a walking promote thinking through mild dissociation. As we rely on procedural memory and suppress active thought, we allow the mind to consider alternate, potentially rhizomatic, ideas Fleur Summers is a Melbourne based-artist and is currently undertaking a PhD in the School of Art at RMIT University.…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | July 31st 2015

Jobs Curator, The National Library of Australia – deadline 9th August 2015 Gallery Registrar, Art Gallery of Ballarat – deadline 7th August 2015 Regional Coordinator Art Galleries and Cultural Services , Toowoomba – deadline 10th August 2015 Objects Conservator, Australian War Memorial – deadline 12th August 2015 Curator Drawings, Paintings and Prints, Alexander Turnbull Library (Wellington, New Zealand) – deadline 3rd August 2015 Collections Curator, The Aigantighe Art Gallery (Canterbury, New Zealand) – deadline 10th August 2015 Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellowships, European University Institute – deadline 25th October 2015 Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies, Kingston University – Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture – deadline 9th August 2015 Teaching Fellow in Asian Art History, University of Leeds – School of Fine…

Lecture | Conservation of cultural heritage, Henan Province, China – Chen Jiachang and Lan Wanli | University of Melbourne

Diseased archaeological site

Disease types and the conservation status of archaeological site museums | Professor CHEN Jiachang,  Director,  Henan Provincial Conservation Centre for Cultural Relics, Henan, China This lecture will introduce types of disease and the current conservation status of archaeological earthen sites in Henan province. It will discuss current approaches to conservation as well as proposed improvements to treatment methods. Professor CHEN was elected Fellow of the China Association for Preservation Technology of Cultural Relics (CAPTCR) in 2012. Professor CHEN has overseen numerous conservation projects including the in situ preservation of large scale earthen relics; the exploration of new methods and materials for shape recovery of collapsed, archaeological wood ware and the preservation of metal relics. Conservation of cultural relics and tombs…

Forum | Art of a Nation – Hermitage Exhibition | NGV International

Alexander Roslin
Swedish 1718–1793
Portrait of Catherine II 1776–77
oil on canvas
271.0 x 189.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Acquired, 1918 (Inv. № ГЭ-1316)

Catherine and her art collection played a vital role defining Russian nationhood in a time of drastic social, political and cultural changes. Even now, the State Hermitage Museum’s exquisite collection and iconic architecture is linked to understandings of Russian identity. Join visiting international and Australian specialists as they explore the relationship between art collections, the buildings that house them, nationhood and cultural identity. Speakers Senior Curator Maria Menshikova, Department of Oriental Art and Culture of the State Hermitage Museum Assistant Professor Tijana Vujosevic, University of Western Australia; and Professor Professor Jennifer Milam, University of Sydney. Date: Saturday 1st August, 2–5pm Venue: NGV International, Ground level, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium Tickets: $30 academic, student and concession / $35 Adult / $28 NGV…