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…

Exhibition | Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design | NGV Australia

Grant Featherston Living room setting at Hotel Federal exhibition 1953 type C photograph Featherston Archive, Melbourne

Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design is the first major exhibition dedicated to Australian furniture of the 1940s to the 1970s. This was a period of dynamic social change as Australians embraced a new, cosmopolitan mode of living. The design of the period are characterised by innovative and flexible approach to furniture design. Mid-century furniture design turned its back on the overstuffed and ornate examples of previous decades and, in doing so, revolutionised the contemporary Australian interior.  New methods of furniture design took hold in Australia after World War Two prompted…

Lecture | The Ruination of Everything: Joseph Pennell, America and Illustration before the Great War – Eric Segal | Sydney University

IMAGE (detail): Joseph Pennell, Gatun Lock - end of the day, 1912

The Ruination of Everything: Joseph Pennell, America and Illustration before the Great War Eric Segal The Power Institute with Sydney Ideas is proud to present a talk by Eric Segal, of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida. Segal’s presentation will focus on the artist Joseph Pennell (U.S.A. 1857-1926). Pennell worked throughout Europe and England illustrating Old World cities and landscapes, whist at the same time rendering great American works of architecture and engineering. His dedication to a shabby Europe of the past and a…

Panel Discussion and Book Readings | Concrete | MUMA

Igor Grubic  Monument 2014  video still  courtesy of the artist

Panel Discussion: Concrete Panel: Rueben Berg, Dr Nurin Veis and Professor Alistair Thomson To coincide with Concrete this panel discussion will interrogate some of the exhibition’s key themes and concerns. Guest panellists include: Rueben Berg, co-founder and Director of Indigenous Architecture Victoria, Dr Nuris Veis, Manager Scienceworks and Professor Alistair Thomson, Head of School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University. The panel discussion will be convened by Geraldine Barlow, Senior Curator MUMA. Date: 6:30-8:30pm, Wednesday 11 June 2014 Venue: Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield campus FREE event, bookings required muma.rsvp@monash.edu or 03 9905 4217  Book…

Reminder | Spiros Zournazis Memorial Fellowship for research at the Australian War Memorial

Spiros Zournazis Memorial Fellowship Applications close 5pm, 30 May 2014. The Spiros Zournazis Memorial Fellowship has been initiated to support research into the Australian War Memorial’s extensive art collection by early career scholars. The Fellowship is open to honours or postgraduate students undertaking a thesis as part of their degree, or those who have completed a PhD since January 2012. Fellows are free to determine their own course of research provided it focuses primarily on the Memorial’s art collection. Scholars working in the fields of art history, cultural studies, museology, sociology…

Public Lecture | Challenging time: Melbourne’s contribution to the conservation of visual culture at home and beyond | Newman College

The Bushrangers, William Strutt 1852, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

Challenging time: Melbourne’s contribution to the conservation of visual culture at home and beyond Robyn Sloggett, Nicole Tse and Susanna Collis Associate Professor Robyn Sloggett has been at the heart of the developments of teaching, research and conservation practice at the University of Melbourne for more than two decades. She presents here, together with specialist colleagues Dr Nicole Tse and Susanna Collis, some of the achievements, challenges and future directions offered by this exacting and exciting discipline. Date: Tuesday 3 June 2014, 5–6pm Venue: The Oratory, Newman College, University of Melbourne…

Symposium | Feeling Exclusion: Emotional Strategies and Burdens of Religious Discrimination and Displacement in Early Modern Europe

Image Credit: Hans Holbein, The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, woodcut, in Les  Simulachres et Historiées Faces de la Mort, Lyon: Melchior and Caspar Trechsel, 1538.

Feeling Exclusion: Emotional Strategies and Burdens of Religious Discrimination and Displacement in Early Modern Europe 29-31 May 2014, University of Melbourne Discrimination and exclusion have long been strategies used by authorities to maintain authority and control. Fundamental to the success of such strategies, and ultimately also to their removal, is the role of emotion. The aim of this symposium is to explore an important stage in the European history of exclusion between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, a time when political and religious upheaval forced an unprecedented number of people to…

Symposium | Recent Research on Prints | University of Melbourne

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Research on prints: students give presentations on their recent research into aspects of print culture You are invited to attend a half-day symposium at the University of Melbourne, as part of the public program accompanying the current exhibition – Radicals, Slayers, Villains: Prints from the Baillieu Library. The symposium showcases recent research undertaken by postgraduate students in the School of Culture and Communication into prints and print culture. Date: Tuesday  27 May 2014, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Venue: Leigh Scott Room, First Floor, Baillieu Library This event is free, but you are…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | May 23rd 2014

Jobs Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Fine Art, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Arts University Bournemouth – deadline 17th June 2014 Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Art History (Contemporary Art AND Curating), University of Essex – deadline 19th June 2014 Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Art History, University of Essex – deadline 19th June 2014 The Truby & Florence Williams Curator of Children’s Programs, National Gallery of Victoria – deadline 30th May 2014 Funding ANZAMEMS Postgraduate Travel Bursary Funding 2014 – deadline 28th May 2014 Residency Monash University Prato Centre…

Workshops | Enlightenment Cosmopolitanisms and Sensibilities and Cosmopolitan Moments: Instances of Exchange in the Long Eighteenth Century Emerging Scholar Workshop | Sydney

Anicet Charles Gabriel Lemonnier, French, 1812, Salon de Madame Geoffrin, Oil on canvas, 51 x 77.2 in. MM 59.3.1

Two workshops on ideas of cosmopolitanism June 11-12 in Sydney. Enlightenment Cosmopolitanisms and Sensibilities The character of practiced cosmopolitanism during the Enlightenment often appears to amount to little more than an extension of early modern courtly internationalism infused with a new language of ideas. Further investigation reveals the desire on the part of Enlightenment cosmopolites to open borders in the name of economic, political, intellectual and artistic progress. This workshop explores cosmopolitanism in practice during the long eighteenth century in Europe and, through circulation, beyond its borders. It seeks out…

Public Lectures | Melissa Hyde and Richard Taws | Sydney Intellectual History Network

François Boucher A young lady holding a pug dog (presumed portrait of Madame Boucher) mid 1740. Art Gallery of NSW.

Two lectures on eighteenth and nineteenth-century French art history in Sydney in June. Painted Women in the Age of Madame de Pompadour | Melissa Hyde In this lecture, Prof Melissa Hyde considers the role that cosmetics played in the court politics and social identities of women at the court of Versailles. Focusing largely on portraits of the most famous mistresses of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry, Hyde will discuss ‘making up’ the face as a symbolic practice. The lecture also considers the historical irony and significance…

Exhibition | From the Home of Mirka Mora | Heide Museum of Modern Art

Mirka Mora in her studio Photograph: Fred Kroh (2014)

‘To me, painting and drawing are natural, I’ve done them for as long as I can remember’. Mirka Mora About the Exhibition | Mirka Mora is one of Melbourne’s best-loved artists and most colourful personalities. This special exhibition, drawn from the treasure trove that is her home studio spans her entire practice, from her first surviving painting through her most recently completed works and includes paintings, drawings, soft sculptures, tapestries, sketchbooks and ceramics. Rarely seen in public before, the works will be displayed in the former home of Mirka’s close friends…