Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | February 6th 2015

Jobs Senior Exhibitions Manager, NETS Victoria – deadline 18th February 2015 Collections Officer, Campbelltown Arts Centre – deadline 16th February 2015 Section Editors, Art Market Dictionary, 13 Section Editors for the Art Market Dictionary – no deadline specified. Funding and Residencies Call for art critic in residence (Vienna, August 15 – September 12, 2015) – deadline May 16, 2015 Sound Art Residency Open Call 2015, The Goethe-Institut London and SPACE – deadline February 16th 2015 Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Visiting Senior Scholar Program – deadline 1st June 2015 Bodleian Libraries Visiting Fellows Programme – deadlines various, see website Calls for Papers Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (British Columbia, Canada, 25 October, 2015) – deadline 15th April 2015 2016 Annual Meeting Of The…

Lecture | Terence Maloon on Tony Tuckson and Ian Fairweather at TarraWarra Museum of Art

Tony Tuckson
Black on white, large upright c. 1958-1961
Oil on composition board,
183 x 122.4 cm
Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO 2003,
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

‘Tuckson, Fairweather and the Crisis of the Easel Picture’ | Terence Maloon, Director, ANU Drill Hall Gallery and Art Collection To celebrate the exhibitions Ian Fairweather: The Drunken Buddha and Tony Tuckson: Paintings and Drawings, the curator, art historian and critic Terence Maloon will present a keynote lecture on these two major Australian artists. In particular, he will discuss how each artist responded to, and acted out, what the critic Clement Greenberg described in 1948 as the ‘crisis of the easel picture’. The lecture followed by refreshments. Date: 8th February, 4-5pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville -Yarra Glen Road, Healesville. Website: Tickets $20.00 adult / $15 concession (Pension & Student card holders). Includes Museum entry, lecture &…

Gosia Wlodarczak performs a drawing | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Gosia Wlodarczak
A Room Without A View 2013
a 17-day drawing performance at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
pigment marker on board
dimensions of the room: 340 x 220 x 260(h) cm
Photo: Longin Sarnecki
Courtesy the artist, RMIT Gallery and Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne

Gosia Wlodarczak will make a performance drawing this weekend (6-8 Feb) on TarraWarra’s iconic window.The drawing will frame the landscape of Long Gully. The work will be called Long Gully, Frost Drawing for TarraWarra. Gosia draws continuously from 11am until 5pm (with an hour lunch break), taking inspiration from her surroundings, both in the gallery and beyond the window. Dates: Friday 6th until Sunday 8th February, 11am-5pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville Website:

Talks on Fashion, Art and Design for the final weekend of the Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the NGV

On closing night, Sunday 8 February, the exhibition will be open from 6pm-10pm with gourmet food, drinks and entertainment. The exhibition will also be open 6pm-10pm on the closing night of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, Sunday 8 February. Talks on Saturday 7 February 11am – Mermaids and Madonnas with NGV curator Paola Di Trocchio 12pm – Sex, Identity and the Body in JPG with LaTrobe University Professor Denis Altman (Altman is an author and gay rights activist and was listed by The Bulletin as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever in 2006.) Talks on Sunday 8 February 11am – Odyssey with NGV Senior Curator, Fashion and Textiles, Katie Somerville 12pm – Thierry-Maxime Loriot at The…

Exhibition | Justene Williams: The Curtain Breathed Deeply at MUMA

Yves Klein Eyes
(film still) courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier
Gallery, Sydney

The Curtain Breathed Deeply at Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA from 7th February – 2nd April 2015 Opening function: Saturday 7 February 2014, 3-5pm. With opening remarks by Anne Loxley, C3West Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia The Curtain Breathed Deeply is an exhibition of a series of newly commissioned video installations by Sydney artist Justene Williams. In this rich environment of pattern, colour and texture, curtains and screens act as thresholds between the energy of one realm and another. For Williams, the curtain and the exhibition pay tribute to her father, to his life and work, as well as the hospital curtain that marked the final stage of his life when he passed away from mesothelioma. The…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | January 29th 2015

Jobs Australia Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre (link to Darebin Council – search for ‘Curator’) – deadline 9th February 2015 Director, Tamworth Regional Gallery & Powerstation Museum – deadline 9th February 2015 Curator/Research Fellow with Centre for the History of Emotions at The University of Melbourne, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies – deadline 17th February 2015 Assistant Curator (fixed term, 6 months), Queensland College of Art – deadline 11th February 2015 Director, Griffith Artworks, Queensland College of Art – deadline 13th February 2015 Operations Manager, IMA Brisbane – deadline 13th February 2015 International Head of Collection Care, Auckland War Memorial Museum/Tamaki Paenga Hira – deadline 1st February 2015 Early Career Lecturer in Early Modern History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London…

Exhibition Openings and Artist Talks | Gertrude Contemporary Art

mage: Marrnyula Mununggurr, Ganybu, 2015, natural ochres on bark, dimensions variable, courtesy the artist and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala.

New exhibitions open tonight at Gertrude Contemporary in Fitzroy. Tomorrow (31st January) there will be a series of artist talks. All exhibition run from 30 January – 14 March 2015, details below. Gertrude Contemporary | 200 Gertrude street Fitzroy | Opening hours Tuesday-Friday 11.00-5.30pm, Saturday 11.00-4.30pm Friday 30th January: Exhibition Openings from 6pm Saturday 31st January:  Artist talks, painting demonstration, studio sale  1.00pm | David Egan will discuss his exhibition Actually Energy Help Light with curator Helen Hughes and the public. 1.30pm | Marrnyula Mununggurr will talk about her exhibition Ganybu with curator Helen Hughes and the public, as well as give a painting demonstration using natural Yolngu ochres and bark. 11.30–4.30pm | Sarah crowEST (the current exhibiting artist in Studio 12) will be holding a sale…

News | McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery seeks new Director


Another Victorian gallery director position is vacated – this time Robert Lindsay of McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery has announced his intention to finish up in the middle of this year. From McClelland Lyn Williams, the Chair of McClelland Board of Trustees, today announced that Robert Lindsay the present Director of McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery will not be seeking re-appointment at the end of his contract, which expires 1 July 2015. Robert Lindsay has been Director of McClelland since 2006. He joined McClelland in 2002 as Deputy Director and Senior Curator and in the following year initiated the McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award exhibition, which has emerged as the most important and prestigious sculpture Biennale in Australia. Working with supporters and donors such as…

MRelay | 12 hours of conversation at the MPavilion for its final weekend


In a sports relay, a team covers a distance in turns—a baton passing from one runner to the next. MRelay is an intellectual team sport bringing together leading thinkers, philosophers, fashionistas, mavericks, activists, provocateurs, architects and doyennesto share insights and ideas throughout a marathon conversation relay on Saturday 31 January 2015 from 11am to 11pm. Speakers from diverse fields will participate in rapid conversations (interviewing a fellow guest for 15 minutes, and then another for 15 minutes) to form a 12-hour chain reaction of ideas, murmurings and proclamations.The conversations will revolve around Pavilions, Intimate Publics, Dreaming and Nocturne. Audiences can attend at any point of MRelay—you can pop in for 30 minutes to see someone in particular or, if you’re game, join the marathon and stay the…

Exhibition | Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour at the Castlemaine Art Gallery

Ngak Ngak Announces the Exhibition 1996
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
200 x 219 cm
Private collection
© Estate of Ginger Riley
Reproduced with permission

Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour is currently on display at the Castlemain Art Gallery. This is the first major exhibition of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala’s work since the retrospective Mother Country in Mind: The Art of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1997. It is the first survey exhibition of his work in a public gallery since the artist passed away in 2002 and the first exhibition of Indigenous art at the Castlemaine Art Gallery. Riley (circa 1936- 2002) was a saltwater man, from Marra country in the gulf region of the Northern Territory. He is recognised for his strikingly bright and bold paintings of his Mother country. The paintings in the exhibition demonstrate Riley’s vibrant and powerful depictions of country, which…

Merry Christmas from MAN

BAROCCI, Federico Fiori The Nativity  1597 Oil on canvas, 134 x 105 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid

Merry Christmas from MAN. Thanks for reading, and thanks to everyone who sent in reviews, news and notices over 2014. Have a pleasant break and MAN will be back in early January. If you need something to read about art over the break here are a few good articles from around the web I have been reading over the past few weeks. The debate over the restoration at Chartres, which began in the New York Review of Books with an article by Martin Filler, a response from Madeline H. Caviness and Jeffrey Hamburger, and this recent article in the Guardian. Another debate, this time over Computer Vision and Art History. Griselda Pollock wrote an article back in August arguing that although…

News | Provenance projects at the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia

One of the works to be researched. Chola dynasty (9th-13th centuries)
India, The sacred bull Nandi, vehicle of Shiva
11th-12th century
Tamil Nadu, India
sculptures, granite
Technique: granite
80.5 h x 110.5 w x 55.0 d cm ; weight 545 kg
Purchased with the assistance of Roslyn Packer AO 2009
Accession No: NGA 2009.56

The National Gallery of Australia has announced an independent review into its Asian Art Collection to address issues of provenance. From the NGA The Asian art collection holds approximately 5,000 items. A preliminary internal assessment has identified 54 significant South Asian works which are now public on its website, for which further information and documentation is sought. None of these works is subject to claim. Through the initiatives announced today, the NGA will pursue thorough and detailed research into the provenance of its Asian collection working with appropriate experts and authorities. The Gallery will also work with relevant donors. It is expected that the detailed research of this kind will take several years to complete. ‘The NGA acknowledges that there are…

Online Resource | Smithsonian Asian Art collection goes online

A story from the Art Newspaper that the Smithsonian Museum’s extensive collection of Asuian Art will all be available to browse online from 1 January next year. Part of a project by the Smithsonian to make its entire collection available online with open access.   The Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art in Washington, DC, are due to release their entire collections online on 1 January 2015. More than 40,000 works, from ancient Chinese jades to 13th-century Syrian metalwork and 19th-century Korans, will be accessible through high-resolution images without copyright restrictions for non-commercial use. The vast majority—nearly 35,000 objects—have never been seen by the public. The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the first Smithsonian museums and…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | December 19th 2014

This will be the last Opportunities post for 2014, it will return on January 16th. In the meantime any interesting conferences, jobs or funding that I stumble across will be posted to Twitter and Facebook – Katrina Grant  Jobs Australia and New Zealand The Hugh Williamson Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design – deadline 2nd January 2015 The Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design – deadline 2nd January 2015 Curator – Dunedin Public Art Gallery – deadline 16th January 2015 Director Albury Art Museum – deadline 9th January 2015 International Editor – The Burlington Magazine – deadline 27th February 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Washington D.C. on  topics in American, European, or non-western art, including photography, from 1780 to the present – deadline January…