SYMPOSIUM PODCASTS — Photographic Cultures

The Photography.Ontology Symposium held earlier this year in Sydney has made the keynote talks available as podcasts. Download or listen via this link http://www.photographiccultures.com/podcasts/ Professor Shawn Michelle Smith Looking Forward and Looking Back: Rashid Johnson and Frederick Douglass on Photography This talk was a key note address for the 2016 Photography.Ontology symposium that took place at the University of Sydney on 2 June 2016. Professor Smith considers Frederick Douglass’s propositions about the social power of photography. Looking back at Douglass’s lecture “Pictures and Progress” through the lens of contemporary artist Rashid Johnson’s homage to the nineteenth-century orator, the talk examines Douglass’s…

Conference | Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference | Glasgow 2017


Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference June 7-11, 2017 | Glasgow, Scotland, UK www.sah.org/2017  The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7–11, 2017. Meeting in Glasgow reflects the increasingly international scope of the Society and its conference, and we expect SAH members from all over the world to join us in Scotland’s largest city, world renowned for its outstanding architectural heritage. This is the first time that SAH has met outside North America since 1973, when it planned a joint meeting in Cambridge with the Society of Architectural Historians…

Opportunity | BLINDSIDE Calling for Nominations for new Board Member


BLINDSIDE IS CALLING OUT FOR A DYNAMIC AND ENERGETIC BOARD MEMBER TO FILL THE ROLE OF DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR BLINDSIDE is an independent contemporary arts space located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. For over a decade BLINDSIDE has supported and promoted contemporary art practice and a thriving arts community through exhibitions, events, workshops and critical writing. We are seeking a committed individual who are passionate about contemporary art practice, and willing to give their time on a voluntary basis towards an organisation that is focused on innovative practice that provokes, inspires and challenges. THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP BLINDSIDE provides a grassroots…

Lecture | A History of the Future ‘Imagining Melbourne’ – Clare Williamson


In 2016, the city of Melbourne’s future Melbourne 2026 project urges Melburnians to consider their city for the decade ahead. So what better time to reflect on the kind of futures that were imagined for Melbourne in the past. Some big dreams and ambitious visions have been realised, others have not – for better or for worse. And it’s not just the appearance of the city that these imaginings have shaped, but also how we interact with it, move through it and inhabit it. Melbourne looks back in order to look forward. For 180 years, city planners, architects, artists and…

Lecture | Les Immatériaux: experiments in art and philosophy – Ashley Woodward | VCA


  Les Immatériaux: experiments in art and philosophy A public lecture by Ashley Woodward (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Dundee) | 28th July 2016   Les Immatériaux (‘The Immaterials’), was a major exhibition held at the Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, in 1985. It’s principal director was the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard. After several decades of little interest, this exhibition is increasingly becoming recognized as a landmark exhibition of the twentieth century, a recognition marked by a number of commemorative events in France, England, and Germany over the last several years to mark its 30th anniversary. The exhibition collected a wide array of…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 22nd July 2016

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Jobs Australia Lecturer, Printmedia and Drawing, School of Art, ANU – deadline 14th August 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Heritage of the Built Environment, University of Melbourne – deadline 2nd October 2016 Registration Manager, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences – deadline 31st July 2016 Assistant Curator (Temporary Part-time, 6 months), Fairfield City Museum and Gallery – deadline 12th August 2016 International Associate Professor / Assistant Professor – Sculpture, Hong Kong Baptist University – deadline 6th August 2016 Funding NSW Government fellowship for established NSW artists – deadline 22nd August 2016 Calls for Papers Art and Ideology in the Twelfth-Century Western…

Editor Call Out: un Magazine 2017

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un Projects is currently seeking expressions of interest for an Editor of un Magazine issues 11.1 and 11.2, to be published in 2017. The Editor position is a unique and exciting opportunity to take a leading role in the development and production of one of Australia’s most respected contemporary arts publications. This role will be supported by the Magazine Advisory Committee, and un Projects Board and General Manager. Total remuneration is a $3,500 fee per issue. Download a detailed Position Description here. Submissions close Monday August 15th 2016, 5pm.

Artist Residency | Monash University Prato Centre

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The Monash University Prato Centre is once again offering its Italian residency for 3 months from September 2017. Open to Australian practitioners, the residency includes airfare, artist fee, studio and accommodation at the Monash University Prato Centre in Tuscany. Applications are welcomed from emerging and mid-career Australian artists, for a new project or inquiry that relates to the Prato context. The residency is offered in conjunction with the Monash faculty of Art Design & Architecture (MADA) and the Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA. Previous residents include David Rosetzky, Laresa Kosloff, Pat Foster & Jen Berean and Charlie Sofo. For information on…

Heide Museum of Modern Art | Call for Volunteers

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Heide is currently recruiting for volunteers at Heide and would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved. Playing a vital role in the daily operations of the Museum, volunteers are valued members of the Heide team. In supporting the Museum, volunteers have the opportunity to become part of the Heide community and form a deeper connection with inspiring art, architecture and landscape. HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER 1. Attend a volunteer information evening on Wednesday 27 July at 6pm to learn more about the Heide Volunteer Program and meet staff and current volunteers. Please confirm your…

Lecture | How Pre-Raphaelite Frames Influenced Degas and the Impressionists | NGV International

Ford Madox BROWN The finding of Don Juan by Haidée (1869-1870) {retouched (1871) and later}  watercolour and gouache over pencil 47.5 x 57.6 cm (sheet) Bennett A91 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1905 210-2

Enter the world of picture framing through a lecture by British art historian and specialist Lynn Roberts. Although often ignored, picture frames have a huge impact on our viewing and perception of pictures. This fact was well appreciated by many artists connected with the British Pre-Raphaelite and the French Impressionist movements, including Edgar Degas. For these artists, framing was a critical aspect of their art, and literally integral to it. In different ways their frames radically contrasted to the conventional, ornate frames in which pictures were hung in official exhibitions such as the Salon in Paris and Royal Academy in…