Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | February 3rd 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, MAMA (Albury) – deadline 10th February 2017 Curator, QUT Art Museum – deadline 8th February 2107 International Head Conservator, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu – deadline 12th February 2017 Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Arts and Humanities (Interdisciplinary Role), Duke Kunshan University (China) – 26th March 2017 Basil Gray Curator: Chinese Paintings, Prints and Central Asian Collection, The British Museum – deadline 27th February 2017 Curator of African Arts, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Fowler Museum – deadline 26th February 2017 Funding and Other Opportunities TSummer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise (Hosted by: the ERC ARTECHNE project and the Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University, The Netherlands ) – deadline 22nd February 2017 Australian Book Review fellowships – various deadlines Calls for Papers Full Circle: The Medal in Art History (New York, 8-9 September 2017, The Frick Collection) –…

News | Dr Natasha Cica appointed as new Director and CEO of Heide MoMA

Photo of Dr Natasha Cica

The Board of Directors at Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide) have announced that will Dr Natasha Cica will take the helm at Heide as the new Director and CEO of the museum, following the departure of Kristy Grant last year. Dr Cica does not come directly from an art curatorial background and the press release describes her as a ‘thought leader’ (always a rather meaningless term in my opinion). Her educational background is more legal and policy focused than arts or curatorial (she is an adjunct professor in the ANU College of Law), but she certainly has a strong background in the cultural sector in Australia and internationally. Is this part of a shift away from appointments art gallery directors exclusively from the ranks of senior curators? For instance the recent-ish appointments at the Monash Gallery of Art of Kallie Blauhorn in…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | Friday 27th August 2017

Jobs Australia Associate Lecturer, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Design, University of New South Wales – deadline 28th February 2017 Curator & Visual Arts Co-ordinator, Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial (Sydney) – deadline 10th February 2017 Musuem Digitisation Officers, University of Sydney, Collections Management, Museums & Cultural Engagement – deadline 30th January 2017 International Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Humanities, Zhejiang University – College of Humanities and Social Science – deadline 16th March 2017 Career Development Fellows (3 posts), Birkbeck, University of London – deadline 18th March 2017 Head of Faculty for the Faculty of Art History, New College of the Humanities (London) – deadline 28th February 2017 Public Lead, Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand – deadline 10th March 2017 Funding and Prizes Postdoctoral Associateship Program, The Aha Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) (Harvard, 2017-18) (unpaid associate positions) – deadline 1st March 2017 Schulman and Bullard…

Appointment | Australian Centre for Photography appoints Cherie McNair as Director

The Australian Centre for Photography has announced Cherie McNair as their new director. From ACP: The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) today announced the appointment of respected arts professional Cherie McNair as permanent Director. Ms McNair commences in early February 2017, taking over from Catherine Baldwin who has acted as Interim Director since July 2015. Cherie McNair joins ACP from the Queensland Museum Network where she holds the role of Head of Exhibitions and Creative Services, with previous roles including Head of Exhibitions and Design, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh and Project Manager, Exhibitions, Tate and Victoria and Albert Museum, London and early career at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Commenting on her appointment Cherie McNair said: ‘I am humbled and excited to be joining ACP at this pivotal stage in the organisation’s development. I look forward to working with…

Exhibition | Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in Time | MUMA

Image: John Glew's clay pit near Hodgson Street, Brunswick in operation between 1849-1857. Image courtesy of Moreland City Library, Brunswick.

OPEN SPATIAL WORKSHOP: CONVERGING IN TIME Dates: 11 February – 8 April 2017 Opening function: Saturday 11 February, 3-5pm – With remarks by Professor Lynette Russell, Director, Faculty of Arts Monash Indigenous Studies Centre. Website: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop In February 2017 MUMA I Monash University Museum of Art presents Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in time, the first major museum exhibition by Open Spatial Workshop (comprising artists Terri Bird, Bianca Hester and Scott Mitchell). The exhibition is part of MUMA’s much anticipated annual survey exhibition series that presents the practices of Australia’s most exciting and innovative mid-career artists. Converging in time continues OSW’s sculptural investigation into the forces of material formation. Drawing on earth sciences research and studies of the Anthropocene, this new exhibition explores the relationship between the mineral make-up of a site and the societies they produce and sustain. This approach is particularly…

Call for expressions of interest for community reference committees for City of Port Phillip

The City of Port Phillip is seeking expressions of interest for four Council Reference Committees. As part of its commitment to good governance, quality decision-making and community participation, Council has a range of committees with community and external representation. Reference Committee positions are voluntary and terms run from 2017 – 2019. Art Acquisition Reference Committee – provides advice and expertise to Council’s visual art acquisition program Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship Reference Committee – provides recommendations for the allocation of the Rupert Bunny Fellowship to artists Cultural Heritage Reference Committee – provides advice in relation to cultural heritage and local history programs Esplanade Market Reference Committee – provides guidance for the St Kilda Esplanade Market Terms of Reference and Expression of Interest application forms for these Reference Committees are available at www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/advisory_committees.htm. Expressions of interest close at midnight Sunday…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 20th January 2017

Jobs Australia Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts, University of Western Australia – Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, School of Design – deadline 7th February 2017 Art Curator, UNSW Art Collection – deadline 5th February 2017 Curator 19th-century Australian Art, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 2nd February 2017 Travelling Exhibitions Coordinator, National Portrait Gallery of Australia – deadline 5th February 2017 Curator MAMA, Murray Art Museum Albury – deadline 10th February 2017 Curator, National Museum of Australia – deadline 26th January 2017 Gallery Officer, Exhibitions and Programs, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery – deadline 5th February 2017 International Danish Institute for Advanced Study: Assistant Professor (Medieval Literature, History of Art or History) – deadline 15th February 2017 Spatial Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University, Humanities Research Center – deadline 6th March 2017 Funding Bard Graduate Center Visiting Fellowships – deadline March 1st 2017 The Bibliotheca…

Unconference | Teacher as Artist | Art Education Victoria and the Victorian College of the Arts

Unconference | Teacher as Artist | Victorian College of the Arts 3rd Feb 2017, 9:00am – 10:00pm Art Education Victoria and the Victorian College of the Arts present Unconference | Teacher as Artist – a day of inspiration, collaboration, learning and development.   Morning | Teacher as Artist Ten exhibiting contemporary Melbourne artists have put their hands up to work with you. They were inspired by their art teachers, now it’s their opportunity to inspire you. You’ll learn exciting new skills, techniques and knowledge for your 2017 classroom. Choose who you want to work with for an immersive three hour workshop at the home of art education, the Victorian College of the Arts. 1 Jon Cattapan: The Figure | The City | The Landscape 2 Kate Daw: Text based Art 3 Elizabeth Gower: Geometries of Pattern Logic 4 Rafaat Ishak: Intersections | Urban environments through…

Book Launch | University Construction

University Construction was a one-day exhibition by David Homewood and Bronté Lambert. The exhibition was open from 11am to 7pm on 23 June 2015. It was held in a classroom of John Medley Building at the University of Melbourne. The exhibition presented a variety of readymade, found and modified objects—many sourced from the University campus—in geometric configurations on the classroom floor, accompanied by a flyer and information sheet. The publication University Construction is a record of the exhibition. It includes photographs of the exhibition, along with scans of the flyer and information sheet. The publication also includes More Minor Constructions, a series of photographs taken several weeks after the exhibition closed, in the classroom where the exhibition was held. The publication serves a documentary function; it also builds a discursive context around the exhibition. It features texts by David Homewood, Helen…

CFP | Women in the Creative Arts | August 2017 at ANU

Women in the Creative Arts | 10-12 August 2017 | Australian National University The School of Music at the Australian National University, is pleased to announce a call for papers and submissions for an innovative research conference on “Women in the Creative Arts” to be held at the school from 10-12 August, 2017. Papers and proposals are invited from scholars and industry practitioners from the creative arts. The topical focus for this conference is the creative work of artists who identify as women. Delegates of all gender identities are invited to submit proposals for papers. Research papers will receive 30 minutes of presentation time – papers should be presented within 20 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for questions. Submissions are also invited for poster presentations, seminar panels, roundtable presentations, networking events, or creative workshops that might be of interest to delegates in this…