Exhibitions | Lucina Lane – Yona Lee – Economy – Sofi Basseghi | West Space

Lucina Lane, Untitled (Snake), Acrylic on canvas, 2016, image credit: Christo Crocker.

New exhibitions opening tonight (Thursday 17th) at West Space. Exhibition Dates 18th March – 16th April 2016. loosen the earth Lucina Lane Working within the expanded concept of painting and its material structure, Lucina Lane’s new body of work beckons the audience to experience the painting as an object, putting pressure on the frame of the work and its edges. Employing both slight and unruly painterly gestures upon unstretched canvas, Lane teases out how a painting can behave when it is no longer beholden to the pictorial frame. Artist bio here: http://westspace.org.au/event/loosen-the-earth/   Line on display | Yona Lee Using the architectural features of the Front Space gallery as a guide, Yona Lee’s new installation Line on display responds to the spatial dynamics of this particular…

Conversation | Jan Senbergs and Patrick McCaughey | NGV Australia

Jan SENBERGS Altered Parliament House 1 1976  synthetic polymer paint and oil screenprint on canvas 182.5 x 243.5 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Presented by Mrs Adrian Gibson as the winner of the 1976 Sir William Angliss Memorial Art Prize, 1977 A25-1977 © Jan Senbergs/Licensed by  VISCOPY, Australia

Jan Senbergs with Patrick McCaughey Artist in Conversation One of Australia’s leading artists, Jan Senbergs held his first exhibition in Melbourne in 1960. Acclaimed as a painter, printmaker and draughtsman, Senbergs’s work is characterised by its humanist vision, finely-honed sense of the absurd and the artist’s wide ranging curiosity. Hear from this eminent artist as he reflects on his artistic career with renowned art historian Patrick McCaughey, author of Voyage and Landfall: The Art of Jan Senbergs. The conversation will be followed by a book signing with Jan Senbergs and Patrick McCaughey. Date: Sunday 20 Mar, 2pm Venue: NGV Australia Theatre. Book via the NGV website: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/artist-in-conversation-jan-senbergs-with-patrick-mccaughey/

Writing and Concepts Lecture 3 | Robert Nelson | RMIT Design Hub

The Scheme was a Blueprint for Future Development Programs, designed in collaboration between Simon Browne and Agatha Gothe-Snape, 2015 (photo by Simon Browne).

Associate Professor Robert Nelson is Associate Director Student Learning Experience at Monash University. His training was in the history and theory of art and architecture, which he has taught for over 25 years. Making use of philological methods, Robert’s research connects the aesthetic and the moral in art and architecture and education. He has a specially interest in the way language reveals intuitions about space (e.g. ‘The courtyard inside and out: a brief history of an architectural ambiguity’, Enquiry, vol. 11, issue 1, 2014, pp. 8–17), and especially where public awareness of very common circumstances is weak (e.g. ‘The language of the street’, Chora 7, 2016). Robert’s books include Instruments of contentment: furniture and poetic sustainability (Craft Victoria 2014), The…

Screening Session with the Artist [TONIGHT] | Amelia Saul ‘Pinocchio made me a self-portrait of myself’ | VCA Southbank

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Amelia Saul is a video artist and writer based in New York. Saul writes scripts that become videos, performances and objects. The resulting hybrid work explores mirroring and power-play, posturing and humor, and patterns of accord and discord that accumulate into social landscape. Although not overtly political, loaded histories come up just as they would in any conversation, particularly the Native American experience, European Fascism, and the conservative backlash that engendered the current political climate. Her work looks at large groups as single characters, and single characters in terms of the many people speaking through them. Multiplicity extends to discordant conceptions of time: subjectively in each character, and also through narrative or formal composition. orn and raised in Seattle, Saul attended New York University for her…

Exhibition | Borders, Barriers, Walls | Monash University Museum of Art

Image: Tony Schwensen Border Protection Assistance Proposed Monument for the Torres Strait (Am I ever going to see your face again?) 2002 Image courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Exhibition Dates: 30 April – 2 July 2016  CURATOR: Francis E. Parker ARTISTS: Lawrence Abu Hamdan (LBN), Allora & Calzadilla (USA & CUB), Karen Black (AUS), Gunter Christmann (AUS), Jin Chul Kyu (KOR), Shilpa Gupta (IND), Guan Wei (CHN), Khaled Hourani (PSE), Raafat Ishak (AUS), Isaac Julien (UK), Sonia Leber & David Chesworth (AUS), Kai Löffelbein (DEU), Ricky Maynard (AUS), Carlos Motta (USA), Tony Schwensen (AUS), Amy Spiers & Catherine Ryan (AUS), Danae Stratou (GRC), Judy Watson (AUS) Borders, barriers and walls delineate this group exhibition of Australian and international artists. It reflects on how these contested and complex forms shape the world, producing situations of separation, isolation or thwarted passage across the globe. Whether they be physical constructions, psychological constructs or…

Exhibitions | Marcin Wojcik – Anna Horne – Paula Hunt – David Attwood and Clare Peake – Carla Adams | Bus Projects

Malleable Scenario | Marcin Wojcik

  Exhibition Dates: Opening Wednesday 16 6-8pm until April 2nd. Malleable Scenario. Marcin Wojcik. Gallery 1. Reaching ‘the scene’ attempts to manifest the elusive state available only to those who commit themselves to a moment’s endurance. Going alone with eyes set on some enigmatic endpoint on a set course / line / road. In this body of work, the re-constructed scenario’s pits the solitary athlete (a cyclist) against multiple horizons (the scene) in a perpetual pursuit. Here the cast cyclist peddles endlessly forward around a velodrome, up a mountain as well as attempting to chase the unattainable. The aim of the task is to commit and give everything – to practice and exercise through the pain and the zen of repetition. Further,…

Lecture | André Lepecki André Lepecki The Future of Disappearance | MUMA Boiler Room Lecture at SLV

Image: André Lepecki © Studium Generale Rietveld Academie

The Future of Disappearance – Reflections on the ephemeral and the precarious at the 20th Biennale of Sydney 2016 Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) in association with Sharing Space and the Biennale of Sydney are pleased to present a special lecture by André Lepecki, Associate Professor at the Department of Performance Studies, New York University. Following the lecture Hannah Mathews, Senior Curator, MUMA and curator, Sharing Space will convene a Q&A session. Performance theory has conceived disappearance as a movement towards the past. But what if disappearance is the condition for making futures – the necessary act through which the struggles over present conditions of living take place? In this case, the future of disappearance would have to be planned,…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | March 11th 2016

Jobs Australia Curator, Post WWII British Migration to Australia Exhibition, Museum Victoria – deadline 22nd March 2016 Gallery Art Administrator, University of Newcastle (2 days per week) – deadline 29th March 2016 International Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Coventry University – deadline 30th March 2016 Lecturer in Fine Art, De Montfort University – deadline 18th March 2016 I M Pei Professorship in Islamic Art and Architecture, University of Oxford – deadline 11th April 2016 Keeper & Lecturer in Design History, University of Brighton – deadline 28th March 2016 Assistant Professor in Cultural History and Digital Humanities, Utrecht University – deadline 25th March 2016 Principal Lecturer in History & Theory of Architecture, University of Lincoln – deadline 3rd April 2016 Lectureship in Iranian Islamic Art History, University of…

Publication | Australian Institute for the Conservation of the Cultural Materials Conservation Bulletin

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The most recent issue of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of the Cultural Materials Conservation Bulletin is available now. This issue ranges from  Robyn Sloggett on national conservation policy to studies of Boorun’s Canoe by Steaphan Paton and Cameron Cope, of a work by Ron Mueck and of several paintings by the pioneering Singapore artist Georgette Chen. See Taylor & Francis online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ybac20/current#.Vti54k3VyUk (You will need a subscription to read full text).   Robyn Sloggett  ‘A national conservation policy for a new millennium—building opportunity, extending capacity and securing integration in cultural materials conservation’ Susanna Collis ‘Revisiting conservation treatment methodologies for waterlogged archaeological wood: an Australian study’ Samantha Hamilton and Steaphan Paton ‘Boorun’s Canoe’ Amanda Pagliarino and Michael Marendy ‘Ron Mueck in…

Exhibition | Panorama | TarraWarra Museum of Art

(in two parts) 12 March - 31 July 2016 CURATED BY: ANTHONY FITZPATRICK AND VICTORIA LYNN Image: Fred Williams Red trees 1963 oil and tempera on composition board 121 x 127.2 cm Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO 2001, TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

Part One: 12 March – 15 May 2016 Part Two: 19 May – 31 July 2016 Part one of a new exhibition opens this weekend at TarraWarra Museum of Art curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick and Victoria Lynn. A panorama is a wide angle view or representation of a physical space, whether in painting, drawing, photography, film or seismic images. For this exhibition, the term panorama will create a context for how artists see the landscape – not simply as a depiction of it, but also an evocation of the layers of history within it. The term panorama will also be used to understand the broader question of TarraWarra Museum of Art itself – its panoramic views, and its site ‘Panorama’…

Workshop | Objects of Conversion/Objects of Emotion | University of Melbourne

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From their first entrance in, even to their final end, the lives of our early modern forebears were bound up with matter: with material, tangible, resonant things. Utensils made of wood and pewter, clothing designed from wool and silk, books formed of parchment and ultimately paper. Likewise, the materiality of human bodies, even in death, preoccupied the early modern psyche, as the ubiquity of the memento mori in Renaissance art and theatre attests and as church reliquaries, to this day, still demonstrate. In this cross‐disciplinary workshop, Benjamin Schmidt and Paul Yachnin lead off a hands‐on examination of the emotional and conversional power of material objects. They will speak to particular objects of their research, and they will also interrogate the…

Lecture | Céline Condorelli – The Artist As… | MUMA Boiler Room Lecture at SLV

Image: Céline Condorelli, Average Spatial Compositions 2015. Installation view, Henie Onstadt Museum, Oslo.

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) in association with the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane and Curatorial Practice at Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) are pleased to present a special illustrated lecture by visiting international artist, Céline Condorelli. Condorelli’s work is fundamentally informed by architecture, a discipline in which she holds numerous degrees, including a PhD from Goldsmiths College, London. Her broad practice often merges ideas of exhibition-making, politics, public space, fiction, discussion and installation across a variety of projects. Throughout the artist’s work there is an overarching interest in the nature of ‘support’ or ‘supporting’. Date: Thursday 10 March 2016, 6.00-7.30pm   Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette State Library of Victoria, Conference Centre, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne…

Lecture | Writing and Concepts Lecture 2 – HANNAH BERTRAM | RMIT Design Hub

The Scheme was a Blueprint for Future Development Programs, designed in collaboration between Simon Browne and Agatha Gothe-Snape, 2015 (photo by Simon Browne).

Hannah Bertram completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003 and a Masters of Fine Art in 2005 at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She is currently a PhD candidate at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. The primary medium for her temporary decorative installations is dust, but her practice also includes site-responsive installations, drawing, video, performance and spoken word. During her ten years as a professional visual artist, her works have been exhibited throughout Australia and Internationally. Her ephemeral installations have been displayed in ARIs, commercial galleries, university galleries, public space, and contemporary art museums including most recently her site-specific work ‘Phoenix in Ruins’ at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She has been awarded several prizes and in 2015…

Exhibition | MYTHO-POETIC – Glen Skien | Deakin University Art Gallery

Glen Skien, Archive of the Unfamiliar, 2013, altered postcards, thread, ink, encaustic, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Dates: 25 February – 31st March A new exhibition of artist books, collages, and etching by Queensland artist Glen Skien has recently opened at Deakin University Art Gallery. Open until 31 March, MYTHO-POETIC interrogates the human condition with assemblages and installations that bring to life social histories and vexing questions of Australian identity, place, and myth. Dr Jess Berry, Lecturer at the Queensland College of Art, explained that Skien is highly respected in the national printmaking community and the delicacy and sensitivity of his images spark immediate affinity. She observes that, ‘As with atlas cartographers, Skien’s images of the past are fleeting, recuperated from lost and forgotten sources. In their reconfigured state, the original images become almost unrecognisable, echoing the way memory plays…