Tag: ANU

Updated – date corrected | Lecture | Jane Clark – Mona: The only certainty is change | ANU Sir William Dobell Annual Lecture

Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, is the largest private museum in Australia, with a collection ranging from antiquities through Australian modernism to contemporary international art. Its owner is Tasmanian-born David Walsh, who, in sharing his collection with the public and through an ambitious exhibition and publication program, seeks to challenge conventional approaches to art, to received wisdom and to the intersections between culture and biology. Mona is an experiment: questioning, unpredictable, and fun. When the museum opened in 2011, it was almost entirely subterranean, a structure you could hardly see until you were in it. There was one tunnel. All that has changed in 2018. The tunnels have multiplied, are longer, layered, turn corners; and are not yet finished. The underground interior has expanded and erupted, upward and outward, into the light. Jane Clark, Senior…

Call for Papers and Performances – The Magic Lantern in Australia and the World: An Interdisciplinary Conference | Canberra, September 2018

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 30 MARCH 2018 4-6 September 2018 | ANU School of Art & Design, Canberra Contact: elisa.decourcy@anu.edu.au Affect / Animation / Aparatuses & Technology /  Cinema / Digital Humanities /Entertainment / Evangelism / Exploration / Globalisation & Trade / Heritage Studies Media Archaeology / Performance & Reenactment / Photography / Illusion, Optics & Phantasmagoria / Science Communication / Missionary Histories From its development in the colonial period, to its echoes in today’s multimedia spaces, the magic lantern, along with its thousands of photographic and hand-painted slides, has had a pervasive and lasting impact on visual culture. Historians are just discovering its powerful presence in entertainment, education, science, religion, politics and advertising. Galleries, libraries and archives are uncovering untouched caches of slides in their collections. And artists and performers are rekindling the ‘magic’ of the technology. The Australian Research…

CFP | PhD Student Workshop – The Transnational in Asian Art | Canberra

The Transnational in Asian Art: Historical and Contemporary Contexts around Migration, Diaspora, Mobility and Cultural Flows Date: 28 September 2017 Venue: Centre for European Studies, Australian National University and National Portrait Gallery, Canberra Conveners: Caroline Turner, Jacqueline Lo, Elly Kent, Alex Burchmore (ANU) Lead speaker: Emeritus Professor Margo Machida (University of Connecticut) The Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University Canberra is issuing a call to PhD scholars who would like to participate and present short papers on their thesis research, in an intensive one day Workshop on 28 September 2017 focussed on The Transnational in Asian Art. Themes Art in Asia has long responded to transnational contexts. The relatively recent delineation of national boundaries, and their permeation through globally imagined online communities, are layered over longstanding currents of migration, familial ties, trade, cultural, religious and educational exchange, war…

CFP | Women in the Creative Arts | August 2017 at ANU

Women in the Creative Arts | 10-12 August 2017 | Australian National University The School of Music at the Australian National University, is pleased to announce a call for papers and submissions for an innovative research conference on “Women in the Creative Arts” to be held at the school from 10-12 August, 2017. Papers and proposals are invited from scholars and industry practitioners from the creative arts. The topical focus for this conference is the creative work of artists who identify as women. Delegates of all gender identities are invited to submit proposals for papers. Research papers will receive 30 minutes of presentation time – papers should be presented within 20 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for questions. Submissions are also invited for poster presentations, seminar panels, roundtable presentations, networking events, or creative workshops that might be of interest to delegates in this…

Digital Art History Workshop at ANU – Mobility Grants for Postgrads

ANU is offering five mobility grants for post-graduate students to attend an afternoon workshop on the use of digital technologies in the study and research of art and visual culture at the Australian National University on Tuesday, 3 November 2015. Five grants of $100, generously provided by the Power Institute at The University of Sydney, are aimed to subsidise the cost of transportation for interstate students to attend the workshop led by Dr Glenn Roe, Centre for Digital Humanities Research, ANU and Dr Robert Wellington, Centre for Art History and Art Theory, ANU, with a panel of international and interstate participants including: Dr Niall Atkinson, University of Chicago Professor Caroline Bruzelius, Duke University Dr Hussein Keshani, University of British Columbia Dr Mitchell Whitelaw, The University of Canberra Dr Stephen Whiteman, The University of Sydney The workshop invites postgraduate students to…

Funding: Visiting Fellows at Australian National University 2013

Applications for Visiting Fellows 2013 at Australian National University – Research School of Humanities and the Arts ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Humanities Research Centre The Humanities Research Centre is an international centre for excellence in the Humanities and a catalyst for innovative Humanities scholarship and research within the Australian National University. The HRC interprets the ‘Humanities’ generously, recognising that new methods of theoretical enquiry have done much to break down the traditional distinction between the humanities and the interpretive social sciences; recognising, too, the importance of establishing dialogue between the humanities and the natural and technological sciences, and the creative arts. One of its central functions is to bring to Australia scholars of international standing who will provoke fresh ideas within, and beyond, the academic community. Applications for Visiting Fellowships tenable at the HRC in 2013 are now…

Symposium – Public interactions: Dialogues on art and public space, ANU School of Art, Canberra, 20 July – 23 July 2011

Public interactions: Dialogues on art and public space ANU School of Art, Canberra, 20 July – 23 July 2011 The Australian National University School of Art presents Public interactions: Dialogues on art and public space, an international symposium to be held in Canberra from the 20th to the 23rd of July 2011. International and local artists, architects, designers and public intellectuals will converge to explore the role of art in the public spaces of the contemporary community. Diverse practices will be revealed across digital, relational, guerrilla, ephemeral, heritage, commemorative and architectural spaces. Participants will discover Canberra’s vibrant public art scene, as well as glimpsing the failed dreams of those projects that might have been. Canberra, Australia’s capital, was planned at a time when faith in the role of art and design in perfecting inhabited space was at its zenith. A remnant…

Deanna Petherbridge – The Primacy of Drawing

Lectures Deanna Petherbridge – The Primacy of Drawing Deanna Petherbridge is an artist, writer and curator primarily concerned with drawing. Her recent book The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice is about the direct experience of artists, the historical role of drawing and its relationship to the sciences. From the publisher’s website: This important and original book affirms the significance of drawing as visual thinking in western art from the fifteenth century to the present through an examination of its practice: how and why it is made, how it relates to other forms of visual production and theories of art, and what artists themselves have written about it. The author herself is a practicing artist, and through scrutinizing a wide range of drawings in various media, she confirms a long historical commitment to the primal importance of sketching in…

Funding: Humanities Research Centre (ANU) Visiting Fellowship Program 2012

Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University 2012 Visiting Fellowship Program The HRC is now accepting applications for the 2012 Visiting Fellowship Program. Deadline: Tuesday, 15th March 2011. Annual Theme: Ecological Enlightenment In the 1960s, James Lovelock formulated his Gaia hypothesis about the symbiosis of the earth’s intersecting ecosystems.  He posited a complex feedback loop that somehow maintains, as he put it, ‘an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet’. Little did he know then that the catastrophic role of human agency in upsetting this symbiosis would gain such centrality in scientific debates forty years later. The human as geological agent is a relatively recent formulation. The idea of a new geological age, the Anthropocene, was proposed only as recently as 2000. Today it is a given that the issue of climate change is no longer…

Symposium: The Lighter Side of the Middle Ages (ANU)

The Lighter Side of the Middle Ages Symposium, Australian National University, Canberra An interdisciplinary symposium to celebrate the launch of Chaucer’s Landscapes, a collection of essays by renowned medievalist Professor Ralph W.V. Elliot. It was not all plague and penury in the Middle Ages Some of them were having a very good time. The full program is below or can be viewed with full abstracts here (pdf) There is no registration fee for the symposium, but for catering purposes please send an email by Wednesday 24th November to confirm that you are attending this event. The launch of Professor Elliott’s book will be held at 6:00pm in the Common Room, University House, ANU on Thursday 25th November, followed by a symposium dinner in the Fellows’ Bar and Cafe. Please email attendances for the launch and dinner. Email and enquiries Dr…

Funding: Post-Doctoral Fellows at Australian National University

Post-Doctoral Fellows (2 Positions) The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking expressions of interest from humanities, social science and creative arts scholars to take up two exciting post-doctoral fellowship opportunities. These appointees will be provided with support and mentoring to assist them in establishing themselves as early career researchers. These positions will be based in Canberra and have a fixed term contract of 3 years. Closing Date 28 November 2010. Position Overview The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking expressions of interest from early career humanities, social science and creative arts scholars to take up two exciting post-doctoral fellowship opportunities. These appointees will be provided with support and mentoring to assist them in establishing themselves as early career researchers. Post-doctoral fellows are expected to carry out independent and/or team research within the field in…