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Melbourne Portrait Group Seminar Series | Ted Gott on Augustus John

March 18, 2014
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Next week, the Melbourne Portrait Group launches a series of seminars on various aspects of portraiture. The series opens with a paper from Ted Gott, Senior Curator of International Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, and further seminars are scheduled over the coming months. Monday 24 March, 6:30pm Ted Gott, Portraits of Augustus...
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Solitaire: Artists in Conversation | TarraWarra Museum of Art

March 5, 2014
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Heather B. Swann Lump and sticks 5 2013 metal, paper, resin, binder, pigment and marble dust 44 x 25 x 67 cm Courtesy of the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

TarraWarra Museum of Art is hosting a lively conversation with exhibition artist Heather B. Swann, poet Kevin Brophy and curator Anthony Fitzpatrick, as they tease out the themes of the Solitaire exhibition and broader aspects of the depiction of figuration in Australian art. Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art Date: 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 16 March...
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Talk | Art and Music in London’s Jazz Age with Professor Tim Barringer

February 17, 2014
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Untitled frontispiece depicting Harlequins with instruments, in a snow covered landscape,  from Facade by Edith Sitwell with a frontispiece by G. Severini - via General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

Art and Music in London’s Jazz Age Professor Tim Barringer, Yale University The Chelsea flat of the aristocratic Sitwell brothers, Osbert and Sacheverell, was the unlikely birthplace of a masterpiece of English modernism, Façade (first performed 1922). Abstract, rhythmic poems by the Sitwells’ sister Edith were matched by witty paraphrases and parodies of jazz,...
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Exhibition Review | ‘America: Painting a Nation’. Reviewed by Diane Kirkby.

December 18, 2013
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Fig. 3 Henry Inman, No-Tin (Wind), a Chippewa Chief, 1832-3 Oil on canvas, Gift of the 2008 Collectors Committee (M.2008.58), Los Angeles County Museum of Art

America: Painting a Nation Diane Kirkby  America: Painting a Nation is at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 8th November 2013 – 9th February 2014. At a time when historians are increasingly displacing nation-building as the purpose for knowing the past, it could seem a retrograde step to make this the foundation principle through...
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Lecture | A Multitude of Images – David Joselit

November 27, 2013
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A Multitude of Images Professor David Joselit Individual tickets are available for David Joselit’s keynote lecture for the 2013 AAANZ conference. A multitude denotes a plurality of people or things. According to the Oxford English Dictionary it signifies ‘the character, quality, or condition of being many.’ The subject of this lecture will be the...
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Lecture | Rethinking Russell Drysdale: TarraWarra Museum of Art Lecture by Dr Christopher Heathcote

November 1, 2013
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Russell Drysdale  Crucifixion 1946, oil on plywood, 76 x 101.6 cm  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney  © Estate of Russell Drysdale

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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Lecture | Between Surrealism and Pop: The early career of Eduardo Paolozzi – Ryan Johnston

October 25, 2013
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Paolozzi in his studio

Between Surrealism and Pop: The early career of Eduardo Paolozzi Ryan Johnston, Head of Art, Australian War Memorial This lecture will explore the early career and intellectual biography of Eduardo Paolozzi. Beginning with his experience of the Second World War, the lecture will trace his formative years in post-war Paris, where he sought out the...
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Masterclasses for Postgraduate Students with Paul Wood and David Joselit at 2013 AAANZ Conference

October 23, 2013
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Postgraduate students are invited to participate in exclusive Masterclasses led by the AAANZ 2013 conference Keynote Speakers, Professor David Joselit (Yale University), and Professor Paul Wood (Open University, London). David Joselit’s Masterclass focuses on Art in the Age of Big Data, C. 2013, and Irit Rogoff’s Masterclass will examine Conceptual Art and Conceptualism. Both...
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Exhibition Review | Australia at the Royal Academy of the Arts. Reviewed by Sheridan Palmer

October 15, 2013
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Fig. 1 Shaun Gladwell Approach to Mundi Mundi, 2007 Production still from two-channel HD video Photo Josh Raymond

Australia Sheridan Palmer The exhibition is on at the Royal Academy of the Arts from 21 September–8 December 2013. Entering the grand Georgian courtyard of Burlington House, flanked by the Society of Antiquaries, the Linnaean Society and the Society of Geographers, a large banner with Sidney Nolan’s iconic 1946 Ned Kelly greets the visitor...
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Exhibition | Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century at MUMA

September 25, 2013
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Marcel Duchamp, Bicycle wheel 1913 reconstructed 1964 painted wooden stool and bicycle wheel National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1973

Arguably the most influential artistic development of the twentieth century, the readymade was set in motion one hundred years ago when Marcel Duchamp mounted an upturned bicycle wheel on a stool. Duchamp’s conversion of unadorned, everyday objects into fine art completely inverted how artistic practice was considered. Suddenly, art was capable of being everywhere...
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