Melbourne Masterclass: Van Gogh’s Four Seasons

Monday, 1 & 8 May and Wednesday, 17 & 24 May 2017, 6.00pm–8.30pm In partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Winter Masterpiece exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons, the Faculty of Arts is pleased to present a masterclass exploring the life and art of one of the most recognisable artists of the 20th century, Vincent van Gogh. The four seasons run like a thread throughout Van Gogh’s art work and for the artist represented the circle of life in all its beauty and majesty. By focussing on a different season each week this four-part masterclass, Van Gogh’s Four Seasons, will explore the artist’s work and the varied shades of his personality and life experiences. Each session includes evening lectures and talks by some of the University of Melbourne’s finest scholars and NGV’s Senior Curators, light refreshments and the privilege…

Baroque and golden age prints with Dr Miya Tokumitsu | University of Melbourne

This informal object-based learning seminar examines works of art from the Baillieu Library Print Collection first hand. European prints by artists such as Goltzius, Rembrandt and Rubens are spotlighted. The discussion will enhance our understanding of the technical and stylistic achievements of these major practitioners of the Baroque and Dutch golden age periods. Dr Tokumitsu is Lecturer Art History (Renaissance & Early Modern) and coordinator of the subject The Age of Golden Ages: Art in Europe. Please note that food, drink, bags and biros are not permitted near the works of art. Date: Thu. 6 April 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEST Add to Calendar Venue: Leigh Scott Room, Level 1, Baillieu Library, Parkville Campus, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, Free event, but registration required here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/baroque-and-golden-age-prints-with-dr-miya-tokumitsu-tickets-32877269799

Online Resource | Fifty artworks from the Monash University Collection

Monash University Museum of Art has published a new writing project Fifty artworks from the Monash University Collection. This online publication presents a suite of specially commissioned texts by art historians, curators and artists. From Helen Hughes, Research Curator MUMA’s new writing project, Fifty artworks from the Monash University Collection, presents a suite of specially commissioned texts by art historians, curators and artists. In inviting these responses, our desire was to open the Collection up to a broad range of voices and perspectives – from those who have had close contact with it over five decades, to those new to it. The fifty selected artworks include some of the most well-known and seen of the Collection, as well as others that deserve greater attention. Without being too prescriptive, the selection reflects the material, conceptual, cultural and temporal diversity and scope of…

News |  Major painting by renowned artist eX de Medici donated to Australian War Memorial

One of the most significant artwork donations in the Memorial’s history, Cure for pain, by renowned Australian artist eX de Medici, is now on display at the Australian War Memorial. Donated by Erika Krebs-Woodward through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, Cure for pain is a detailed, multi-layered work that reflects the themes of mortality and equality in death throughout a century of Australian military history. At more than four metres long the painting is also the largest work produced by de Medici, who was appointed official war artist to the Solomon Islands in 2009 and is one of Australia’s most celebrated contemporary artists. Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson said the donation added to the Memorial’s world-class art collection, and that the work is an important tool in our evolving understanding of the Australian experience of war.…

Lecture | Contemporary Art and the Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai and its Biennale – John Clark | University of Sydney

Image of Mu Boyan, Fatty Series, shown at the Eighth Shanghai Biennale in 2010

Modern and contemporary art is founded on a pre-history of art types and concepts of the modern which in the case of Shanghai go back to the 1850s. The Shanghai Biennale emerges in 2005 from this historical dynamic which is marked in the 2000s by several stages of building new, large art museums of contemporary art. The way the state, large collectors and corporations provided these museums and the extent to which their exhibitions were influenced by the Shanghai Biennale, by international art works and notions of curatorial practice, form the principal, intertwined subjects of this paper. The role of spectacular spaces in requiring spectacular art works, and the subsequent ‘Biennalization’ of private museum art practices is also examined, together with some suggestions made about the way Biennales might develop in future. Emeritus Professor John Clark John Clark, is Professor…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 24th March 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, Public Programs, ACCA, Melbourne – deadline 3rd April 2017 Curatorial Manager, Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane – deadline 14th April 2017 2 x 0.5 Lecturer (Lecturer B, Arts Management), RMIT University – deadline 9th April 2017 Director, NETS Victoria – deadline 10th April 2017 ACMI X Studio Coordinator, Australian Centre for the Moving Image – deadline 20th April 2017 Gallery Director, Noosa Regional Gallery – deadline 3rd April 2017 International Lecturer in Art History (pre 1750), University of St Andrews, School of Art History – deadline 24th April 2017 Lecturer in Art History (post 1750), University of St Andrews, School of Art History – deadline 24th April 2017 Lecturer in Art History (Museum and Gallery Studies), University of St Andrews, School of Art History – deadline 24th April 2017 Lecturer of…

2017 Victorian Craft Awards open for applications

Artists are currently invited to submit entries until Monday 27 March. The Victorian Craft Awards is a biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria and supported by the state government. Now in its second year, the Victorian Craft Awards present and celebrate excellence in contemporary craft practice. The Awards welcome applications from emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople across the state of Victoria. Applications of individual works and installations utilising craft skills, processes and materials are welcome. Established in 2015, this year the Awards will again select up to 100 artists for a finalists exhibition in June and July 2017. The Victorian Craft Awards have created a new demonstrable standard for excellence within the crafts. The Awards play an essential role in delivering a focused, peer-reviewed opportunity for makers and collectors, and have enabled finalists to leverage new creative and commercial opportunities beyond the scope of the…

Call for Nominations | CHASS Prizes 2017

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Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), a national advocacy body that supports the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sector in Australia. CHASS are now inviting nominations for this year’s CHASS Australia Prizes. Nominations are currently open for the 2017 CHASS Australia Distinctive Work Prize, which is for an exceptional artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution to arts policy in 2016. This cash prize of $3,500 is being sponsored by Routledge. The nominated work must have some relevance to Australian cultural and intellectual life. More details here http://www.chass.org.au/2017-australia-prizes/. 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader –  for an individual under 30 years of age who is demonstrating leadership skill and potential in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. I have attached a poster with more information, trust you will find it useful. CHASS Australia Prize for a Book in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences ($3,500) Nominees in this category must have published a non-fiction book/e-book…

Heritage Roadshow

Do you have wartime artefacts at home? Do you know their significance or how to care for them? Learn from Australia’s top preservation experts about how to keep your family’s wartime heritage items safe in your home for future generations to enjoy, and bring your objects along for personalised advice. Australia’s experience of war, especially in the First and Second World Wars, helped shape our sense of ourselves as a nation and as a community with a distinctive ethos and way of life. To provide opportunities for future generations to understand, investigate and value these experiences, we must ensure that siginificant material relating to Australia’s war heritage is preserved, not just in official national and state institutions, but also in personal, family and community collections. The Department of Premier and Cabinet – Veterans Branch and the Grimwade Centre for Cultural…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 17th March 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, NETS Victoria – deadline 27th March 2017 Gallery Administrator/Manager, Station Gallery, South Yarra – deadline 22nd March 2017 International Teaching Fellows in History of Art (3 fixed term posts), University College London – deadline 24th March 2017 Lecturer in Literature and Visual Culture, University of Cambridge – Faculty of English – deadline 20th March 2017 Principal Research Fellow in Interdisciplinary Art and Science, University of Westminster – Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media – deadline 5th Paril 2017 Funding Visiting Research Fellowship Program at MAAS Museum, Sydney – deadline 24th April 2017 or 16th October 2017 National Library of AUstralia Fellowships 2017 (various areas of research including curatorial research) – deadline 30th April 2017 Calls for Papers Art Institutions & Performance Art: International workshop for PhD candidates, (Justus Liebig University, Giessen, June 22 –…