Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 11th November 2016

Jobs Australia Curator Collections and Exhibitions, Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne – deadline 27th November 2016 Research Associate – Collecting the West, University of Western Australia (part time)- deadline 25th November 2016 International Curator of Contemporary Art, Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, New Zealand – deadline 9th December 2016 The Philippe Jabre Visiting Professorship in Art History and Curating, American University of Beirut- deadline 15th January 2017 Postdoctoral Opportunities in the Humanities 2016-19, University of Oxford – The Colleges of the University of Oxford – deadline 20th November 2016 Funding Juliane and Franz Roh Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary Art…

Letter from North America | The Reopening of the Yale Center for British Art – Felicity Harley-McGowan

After a sixteen-month closure, the Yale Center for British Art reopened to the Yale University community on the afternoon of Monday May 9. The excitement was palpable. People of all ages from all quarters of the university wove their way from bottom to top to bottom of the building – students, staff, faculty, donors, all transfixed and enthused by the space, and what they discovered in that space. It was a kind of viewer utopia I had not experienced before: strangers smiled and spoke to each other, people audibly admired and made remarks to each other as they marvelled at…

Call for Papers | Latecomers Anita Brookner Then and Now | Melbourne – March 2017

As we approach the first anniversary of Anita Brookner’s death, this first international and interdisciplinary conference devoted to Brookner seeks to explore the meaning and significance of Brookner’s vast legacy, in both fiction and non-fiction. Presented by The University of Melbourne Venue: National Gallery of Victoria (International) The work of Anita Brookner occupies an ambiguous place in the literary field. Brookner has a cult status, was a Booker-Prize winner and best-selling novelist, and yet her work received what she herself deemed ‘censorious’ reviews and limited critical attention. Brookner’s death was accompanied by conflicted accolades that appeared to celebrate her life…

Conference program for AAANZ 2016 now available

The conference program for the 2016 AAANZ conference is now available. The 2016 conference will be held at the School of Art at the Australian National University, Canberra from Thursday, December 1 to Saturday, December 3, 2016, 9-5 pm. Please see the program is available here: http://aaanz.info/aaanz-home/conferences/2016-conference/work-art-2016-conference-program/ Detailed abstracts and biographies for each session will be available soon. Thursday December 1 is the dedicated Postgraduate Student Day to which all conference registrants are warmly invited to attend. On Thursday December 1 at 6pm Dr Melissa Chiu will be presenting the Keynote Address at the James O’Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia. Dr…

TWO CULTURES: A forum on global cultural collaborations with art & science | University of Melbourne

Asialink Arts (AA) in partnership with The Carlton Connect Initiative (CCI) present a free one-day forum focused on sharing ideas, experiences and interrogating the role of art in science. Science and scientific ideas have long inspired art and artists. By exploring the evolving world of art, science and technology; we must ask how the contemporary artist can engage meaningfully with scientific researchers and vice versa. The forum title is drawn from the seminal and somewhat controversial C.P.Snow publication ‘The Two Cultures’ from 1959 originally presented as a Cambridge University Rede Lecture. Its thesis was that “the intellectual life of the…

Conversation | All About Hockney with John McDonald

David Hockney English 1937– 4 blue stools 2014 photographic drawing printed on paper, mounted on Dibond edition 5 of 25 170.3 x 175.9 cm (image) Collection David Hockney Foundation © David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmid

The NGV presents a major solo exhibition of one of the most influential living artists, David Hockney. The exhibition (opens this Friday) features more than 700 works from the past decade of the artist’s career. Learn more about David Hockney’s life and work as renowned art critic John McDonald shares his thoughts on one of Britain’s greatest living painters before speaking in conversation with exhibition curator Simon Maidment. John McDonald is an art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald and film critic for the Australian Financial Review. He has written for many Australian and international publications, worked as an editor and…

Full Program for Art, Objects, Emotions | University of Melbourne 15-16 November

The full program (download pdf) is now available for the conference Art, Objects and Emotions, 1400-1800 at the University of Melbourne. Registrations for the conference and conference dinner are now open, please register ASAP if you plan to attend. Conference details Date: Tuesday 15 November to Wednesday 16 November 2016 Venue: Woodward Conference Centre, 10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106), 185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC 3053 Contact: Ms Julie Davies (daviesja@unimelb.edu.au), 03 8344 5981 Download event program ‘Art’ wrote Susanne Langer ‘is the objectification of feeling.’  A century earlier, Paul Cezanne had made the more extravagant claim ‘A work of art…

Online Resource | The Artist’s Handbook from Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis/Routledge have put together a range of popular and important articles on art history and art theory published in the various journals that they publish. This collection has been called ‘The Artist’s Handbook’ (why not the  The Art Historian’s Handbook?) and is divided into four sections on Genres, Eras, Icons (actually ‘Artists’ really) and How-to (Materials and Techniques probably a better name). These categories (and the descriptions of them) are all rather basic*, but the positive aspect of this initiative is that all articles included in the collections have apparently been made open access to read online or…

Online Resource | University of Melbourne Cultural Collections

The University of Melbourne has launched a new website dedicated to providing information about the objects in the university’s various collections, and information/suggestions on how these might be used in teaching across a variety of disciplines. The website is (unsurprisingly) primarily aimed at people teaching and studying at the University of Melbourne, but all information is readily available to anyone and the high-quality reproductions, potted histories of the objects, and links to further reading are likely to be of interest to a broader audience. You can browse the objects included here http://library.unimelb.edu.au/teachingobjects#home From the website: Teaching with unique collections provides resources, an online…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 4th November 2016

Jobs Australia Senior Curator, Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney – deadline 9th November 2016 Project Manager, Chau CHak Wing Museum, University of Sydney – deadline 9th November 2016 Lecturer, Master of Arts (Industry Fellow), RMIT University – deadline 10th November 2016 Special Projects Curator, Jewish Museum of Australia – deadline 23rd November 2016 Assistant Curator, Samstag Museum, University of South Australia – deadline 16th November 2016 Administrator, Samstag Museum, University of South Australia – deadline 9th November 2016 Senior Exhibitions Manager, The Science Creativity Education Studio, University of South Australia – deadline 7th November 2016 Digital Exhibitions Manager, The Science Creativity Education Studio, University of…