Conference | Fire Stories

November 26, 2013
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Fire, by Giuseppe Arcimboldi (1527 ca- 1593), oil on panel, © The British Library Board (11048399)

A conference convened by The Centre for the History of Emotions and the Australian Centre, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne  includes two keynotes who will speak on fire and visual and material culture. Dates: Thursday 5th December and Friday 6th December 2013, ‘Fire Stories’. Venue: Alan Gilbert Building, Grattan Street, the University...
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Exhibition Review | Masculin/Masculin: L’homme nu dans l’art de 1800 a nos jours. Reviewed by Victoria Hobday.

November 25, 2013
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MAN looks at Men: Masculin/Masculin: L’homme nu dans l’art de 1800 a nos jours (Masculine/Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day) Victoria Hobday Masculin/Masculin: L’homme nu dans l’art de 1800 a nos jours is on at the Musée d’Orsay (24 September 2013—2 January 2014) *Please note that this review includes...
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New Book | Building a new world: a history of the State Library of Victoria 1853–1913 – Harriet Edquist

November 21, 2013
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Building a new world: a history of the State Library of Victoria 1853–1913 By Harriet Edquist A free e-book published by the State Library of Victoria, November 2013 For the young colony of Victoria, the 1850s was a time of optimism and hunger for social change. Buoyed by gold-rush wealth and the freedom to...
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Panel Discussion | Madayin minytji: sacred body designs and Yolgnu art and ceremony

November 21, 2013
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Maama Mununggurr, Djan’kawu Sisters story: Djarrka (Water Monitor), 1942, natural pigments on bark, 186.2 x 109.5 cm. The Donald Thomson Collection, the University of Melbourne and Museum Victoria. © Courtesy the artist’s heirs and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala.

On Saturday 30 November the Ian Potter Museum are presenting a panel discussion on Yolngu bark paintings and sacred body designs, that will include senior Yolngu cultural leader and artist Wanyubi Marika from Yirrkala.   Panel Speakers | Lindy Allen, Howard Morphy, Wanyubi Marika This panel of renowned experts will discuss the cultural and...
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Fundraising campaign | New Journal on Art Conservation

November 20, 2013
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A team of around ten art conservation students and graduates from Melbourne University are working together to create a magazine about art conservation. Their intention is to connect artists, their use of materials, techniques and thoughts about conservation with the conservation and museum industry. The magazine is called ‘The Condition Report’ and they welcome...
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Exhibition | Melbourne Now Opening Weekend Events

November 19, 2013
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Launching Melbourne Now Public Programs Date: Fri 22, Sat 23 & Sun 24, 10am – 5pm Venue: NGV International & NGV Australia Melbourne Now is the largest and most far-reaching initiative ever undertaken by the National Gallery of Victoria. This unprecedented collaboration brings together over 30 curators alongside more than 300 artists, architects and...
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EVCS | Angelo Lo Conte, ‘Landscapes & Garlands of Flowers: an example of naturalistic Lombard devotion’.

November 18, 2013
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Angelo Lo Conte Landscapes & Garlands of Flowers: an example of naturalistic Lombard devotion. This paper explores the invention and the development of the garland of flowers in European art, characterizing it as an example of mutual synergy between Italian philosophy and Flemish art. During the second half of the sixteenth century, Christian philosophy...
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Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Friday 12th November 2013

November 15, 2013
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Jobs Program Curator, Westspace – deadline 4th December 2013 Curator Margaret Olley Art Centre and Collections Manager, Murwillumbah – deadline 29th November 2013 Lecturer in Creative Practice (Visual Arts), Deakin University (Geelong) – deadline 17th November 2013 Lecturer in Creative Practice (Visual Arts), Deakin University (Burwood) – deadline 17th November 2013 Curator Contemporary Art (fixed-term),...
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Conference | Baroque to Neo-Baroque: Emotion and the Seduction of the Senses

November 14, 2013
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Baroque to Neo-Baroque: Emotion and the Seduction of the Senses Both the historical baroque and the neo-baroque are increasingly serious areas of global intellectual enquiry. This conference contributes to a fuller picture of the relationship between the two phenomena and, in particular, explores the engagement of emotion in the cultural productions of the baroque...
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News | NGV 2014 Winter Masterpieces Revealed

November 11, 2013
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Raphael (Italian, 1483–1520), 'Holy Family with Saint John' or 'Madonna of the Rose' ('Sacra Famiglia con San Giovannino' o 'Madonna della Rosa'), c. 1516. Oil on canvas, 103 x 84 cm. Museo del Prado, Madrid (P00302). Image courtesy Museo del Prado, Madrid.

Italian Masterpieces from Spain coming to Melbourne Mark Shepheard The National Gallery of Victoria today announced the 2014 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition: Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado. This follows hot-on-the-heels of last year’s Portrait of Spain exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (and also at the Museum of Fine...
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Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | November 8th 2013

November 8, 2013
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Jobs Senior Lecturer / Lecturer to lead the new Postgraduate Diploma and Masters of Performance and Media Arts - Auckland University of Technology – deadline 22nd November Hugh Williamson Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne – deadline 10th December 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow within Humanities and Social Sciences, Örebro University (Sweden)...
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Lecture | Analyzing and transmitting medieval manuscripts in the digital age – Professor Bernard Muir, FAHA

November 7, 2013
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Analyzing and transmitting medieval manuscripts in the digital age Professor Bernard Muir, FAHA In this lecture Professor Muir will demonstrate a variety of challenges encountered when working with documents surviving from the Middle Ages, and the latest developments in the digital presentation such texts with specific reference to his published facsimiles; he will also suggest ways...
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Launch | Dissect Journal

November 6, 2013
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Dissect Journal is a new contemporary art publication that presents a range of longer essays, shorter reviews and artist pages. If it is true that contemporary art both reflects and refracts an image of the world, as it is both of it and provides more of it, then attempts to address contemporary art must...
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NGV Forum | How to look good naked – From Antiquity to the Renaissance

November 4, 2013
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Forum: How to look good naked- From Antiquity to the Renaissance Sat 9 Nov, 1-3.30pm Ancient Greeks Looking Good: Nudity, Clothing and Antiquities at the NGV The ancient Greeks celebrated the body beautiful – which, for males at least, also meant the naked body. Men exercised and competed at athletic games in the nude,...
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Lecture | Rethinking Russell Drysdale: TarraWarra Museum of Art Lecture by Dr Christopher Heathcote

November 1, 2013
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Rethinking Russell Drysdale: TarraWarra Museum of Art Lecture Dr Christopher Heathcote TWMA presents a special lecture by exhibition curator Dr Christopher Heathcote in which he explores TWMA’s ground-breaking new exhibition Russell Drysdale: Defining the Modern Australian Landscape. Heathcote will reveal that Drysdale, one of the most highly regarded artists of his generation both in...
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Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | November 1st 2013

November 1, 2013
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Jobs Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies (2014-15), University of Cambridge – deadline 22nd November 2013 Lecturer and Course Convenor, Visual Communication Design, Queensland College of Art – deadline 2nd December 2013 Curator, The University of Queensland Art Museum (UQAM) – deadline 8th November 2013 Art Collections Curator, Library Research and Information Services,...
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Floor talks to showcase the NGV’s new antiquities gallery

October 31, 2013
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The NGV has opened a new space the showcase their collection of antiquities. The new gallery is on Level 2 of NGV International. The collections are displayed across three areas, encompassing Mesoamerica, The Classical World and Egypt and the Near East. The two corridor cases that flank the gallery feature representative tomb groups from...
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Symposium | Art Gallery of NSW – Revolutionary ideas Perspectives on the building of an American nation

October 30, 2013
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Symposium: Revolutionary ideas Perspectives on the building of an American nation This symposium considers the role of the visual arts and other forms of cultural expression in building an idea of nationhood in America from its foundation as a colony through the beginning of the 20th century. It addresses the aims of portraiture, the...
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Lecture | Hero and Villain: Lafayette’s Legacies by Laura Auricchio

October 30, 2013
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Hero and Villain: Lafayette’s Legacies by Laura Auricchio Laura Auricchio, Associate Professor of Art History and Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at The New School in New York. Co-presented by Sydney University and the Sydney Intellectual History Network (SIHN@Sydney) Americans have long hailed the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) as an extraordinarily admirable figure...
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