Posts Tagged ‘ Australian Art ’

Exhibition | For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation | Art Gallery of Ballarat

April 15, 2014
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Keeley Halswelle The Heart of the Coolins 1886 oil on canvas National Gallery of Victoria

The exhibition For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation is now on at the Art Gallery of Ballarat until July 27. About the Exhibition For Auld Lang Syne brings together artworks and objects from across Australia and overseas to mark the extraordinary contribution by the Scots to the cultural, social and...
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Lecture | Murujuga Marni – the Burrup Petroglyphs in Context Australia’s Oldest Rock Art Under Threat? | Ken Mulvaney

March 31, 2014
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Murujuga Marni – the Burrup Petroglyphs in Context: Australia’s Oldest Rock Art Under Threat? Dr Ken Mulvaney, archaeologist and cultural heritage specialist, will explain the global significance of the rock art of the Burrup Peninsula/Murujuga. Ken Mulvaney lives in Dampier and is Rio Tinto’s Cultural Heritage specialist. His PhD in archaeology was on the...
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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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Fellowship | Spiros Zournazis Memorial Fellowship at the Australian War Memorial

February 19, 2014
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Spiros Zournazis as a young man, image via the Australian War Memorial

The Spiros Zournazis Memorial Fellowship has been initiated to support research into the Australian War Memorial’s extensive art collection by early career scholars. The Fellowship is open to honours or postgraduate students undertaking a thesis as part of their degree, or those who have completed a PhD since January 2012. Fellows are free to...
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Floortalks | Melbourne Now – Mark Hilton, Penny Byrne, Nick Braun-Sibling

December 12, 2013
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Penny Burne, iProtest, 2013-2013, via National gallery of Victoria

Floortalks | Melbourne Now – Mark Hilton, Penny Byrne, Nick Braun-Sibling Designer Floor Talk- Nick Braun, Sibling SIBLING is a Melbourne design collective that works at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, cultural analysis and graphic communication to produce new and unexpected spatial outcomes. SIBLING’s approach insists on intelligent forms developed from a positive, socially...
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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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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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Exhibition Review | ‘Exposing Thomas Clark: a colonial artist in Western Victoria’. Reviewed by David Hansen.

October 22, 2013
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Fig. 6 Thomas Clark, 'The Wannon Falls (Proscenium View)', c.1860, Oil on Canvas, Private Collection. Via exhibition website

Exposing Thomas Clark: a colonial artist in Western Victoria David Hansen The exhibition runs at Hamilton Art Gallery 21 September – 17 November 2013 At a small but intensely stimulating symposium hosted by the University of Melbourne in November last year, a variety of curators, scholars and writers met to share experiences, insights and...
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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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Art and Art History News | September 20th 2013

September 20, 2013
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Poussin’s Hannibal Crossing the Alps on a Elephant via Art History Today

 Art and Art History News Katrina Grant The Atlantic asked its readers to tell them why Humanities PhD programs (in the US) haven’t collapsed (and in some cases are growing) if there is no job market? They elicited an interesting range of responses, I think my favourite is ‘Perhaps there is simply an inverse...
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