Tag: Canberra

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…

Job | Assistant Curator, Kenneth E. Tyler Collection | National Gallery of Australia

Assistant Curator, Kenneth E. Tyler Collection NGA Level 4/5 Position number 4305 $61,706 – $73,064 pa The Kenneth Tyler collection comprises over 7000 editioned prints, proofs, drawings, paper-works, screens, multiples and illustrated books as well as a collection of rare candid photography, film and audio and reference material. The Assistant Curator’s role is to assist in developing web-based material and online access, assisting in and contributing to the digitisation and cataloguing of the film and sound component of the collection. The Assistant Curator’s role is to assist the Senior Curator and Curator in the preparation of exhibitions and publications related to the Tyler Collection. The position is located in the International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books Department of the International Art. To be successful in this role, applicants must demonstrate knowledge of American printmaking in general, the history of Kenneth…

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…

Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowships 2018 | Australian National University

2018 Theme | Imagining Science and Technology 200 Years after Frankenstein  In 2018, the Humanities Research Centre will be looking at the humanities’ engagement (and failure to engage) with the accelerating fields of science and technology. The questions we will ask concern our understanding and imagining of the implications of our own rapid scientific and technological development. Do we understand the motivation for a billion-dollar medical science industry, for example, one that promises more and more radical forms of genetic engineering? How have artificial intelligence and robotics redefined what it means to be, and to act, human? To what extent is the development of science and technology culturally and ideologically inflected? Does science and technology––should science and technology––contribute to social equity and justice? Where are we in the debate about the mutually abrasive existence of ‘two cultures’? What control do we…

CFP | Conference – Enchanted Isles, Fatal Shores: Living Versailles

Friday 17 – Saturday 18 March 2017 On the occasion of the Versailles: Treasures from the Palace exhibition at the NGA, which brings major works of art from the Palace of Versailles to Canberra, this conference showcases the latest ideas about the lives of past people and objects, as well as the living culture of Versailles today. Staged in Canberra, which like Versailles is a planned capital city, centre of government and culture, this is a unique opportunity to explore the enduring influence and resonance of Versailles, its desires and self-perceptions of modernity, from film to fashion to architecture. Gathering a generation of scholars whose work is shifting our perceptions of the art, culture and life of ancien-régime Versailles and its reception, this is the occasion for fresh and challenging research, and new perspectives on canon-defining works. 1664 is formative in the…

Call for Sessions | AAANZ 2016 Conference ‘The Work of Art’

Deadline for the Call for Sessions is May 20th 2016. Call for Sessions The Work of Art invites discussion on how works of art, craft, design and architecture operate and are operated on in different ways and contexts, historically, socially, politically, aesthetically, affectively. Given the location for the conference in Australia’s national capital with its concentration of national cultural institutions we would also welcome sessions on how art is made to work in institutional contexts. Conference sessions might consider issues such as: the function of art in broad social terms its affect, the ways in which art “works upon” its viewers the practice of art and the various processes of creation art in which labour or work is the subject the changing character of work and its impacts on art the economic frameworks of art production and development of different…

Symposium | The Known World: The Eighth Australian Print Symposium | National Gallery of Australia

Prints were once the prime means of communicating information about the unknown world, but how does print production operate today? This three-day symposium will explore various strategies that contemporary print artists have adopted to make sense of our world. Symposium Convenor: Roger Butler AM, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Australia Keynote address: Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, University Art Gallery, The University of Sydney, will launch the symposium with a reflection on the impact of the visionary Bauhaus model on the circulation and production of prints by Australian artists who explore the spaces between present knowledge and future possibilities. Speakers include: Chris de Rosa, Brian Robinson, Patsy Payne, Lonnie Hutchinson, Jake Holmes & Cassie Alvey [Tooth and Nail], Theo Tremblay, Kate Sweetapple, Tony Kanellos and Joan Ross. See the full details about the Programme and Speakers here. Dates:…

Symposium | The Legacy of Hugh Ramsay | National Gallery of Australia

Hugh Ramsay’s life was short but his impact endures. In celebration of the endowment of a chair in Australian art history at the University of Melbourne in his name, by his great niece Patricia Fullerton, the Australian Institute of Art History together with the National Gallery of Australia present this one day symposium reassessing his legacies. Date: Monday 30th March 2015, 9:00am – 5.00 pm Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre Free to attend but bookings are essential. Register here. Program 9.45 – 11.00am SESSION ONE Hugh Ramsay and philanthropy Gerard Vaughan, Director, National Gallery of Australia The life of Hugh Ramsay Patricia Fullerton  Hugh Ramsay in an Australian Context Mary Eagle 11.30am – 12.30pm SESSION TWO Hugh Ramsay and George Lambert Anna Gray The portraiture of Hugh Ramsay Angus Trumble 2.00 – 3.00pm SESSION THREE Conservation of Ramsay’s paintings at the NGV Michael Varcoe-Cocks Ramsay’s paintings…

Exhibition Review | Atua: sacred gods from Polynesia | David Hansen

  This is a ‘pre-print’ version of a review to be published by the University of Hawai’i Press in The Contemporary Pacific (vol. 17 no.1) in early 2015. Atua: sacred gods from Polynesia is on at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra from 23 May – 3 August 2014 As you pass between the split-text panels at the entrance to Atua: sacred gods from Polynesia, your first encounter is with two semi-abstract totemic figures from a ritual sanctuary or marae, carved by contemporary Cook Island artist Eruera Nia. Embedded in a low, square, grey plinth, these silver-weathered woodenarabesques or parentheses are at once descriptive and abstract, hieratic and dynamic, leaping up into vision and consciousness in a manner comparable to that of the Gallery’s modernist masterpiece, Constantin Brancusi’s Birds in Space. Then, as you turn right to enter the exhibition proper, you…

Internship | Gordon Darling Graduate Intern at the National Gallery of Australia

NGA Level 4 | Position No. 5040 | $61,706 – $67,075 pa The Gordon Darling Graduate Intern will be engaged in the areas of cataloguing,  acquisition documents and assisting with exhibition development and with an emphasis on web-based delivery of information on the Collection. Suitable applicants will have relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent and a demonstrated interest and knowledge of Australian Prints with a commitment to a career in print curatorship. Sound research skills, experience with database entry and a demonstrated knowledge of collection management databases, preferably KE EMu. This is a full time non-ongoing employment opportunity available for a period of 12 months from May 2014. Further information is available by contacting Roger Butler on(02) 6240 6414.  Information regarding eligibility requirements for employment at the Gallery together with documentation outlining duties and selection criteria which detail the skills, experience…

Symposium | Sculpture: Place and Space

 Sculpture: Place and Space Australian National University, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, the ANU School of Art and the National Gallery of Australia National Gallery of Australia, May 10 – 12, 2013 The symposium is a highlight of the 2013 Centenary of Canberra program TOUCH: Sculpture and the Land that has been designed to celebrate sculpture in all its forms. TOUCH: Sculpture and the Land is taking place in venues across Canberra in May 2013 and includes special exhibitions at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery and School of Art Gallery, various activities and events at ACT Galleries and Art Centres, artists in residence, walks, talks and tours of sculpture collections on the ANU Campus and International Sculpture Park and the NGA Sculpture Garden. Opportunities to visit Canberra’s public sculpture collections in Civic, Parliament House, New Acton and the Australian…

Funding | Fellowships to work at the Australian National Library

Fellowships to work at the Australian National Library Below are the fellowships most relevant to art historians, see the NLA website for details of all fellowships – follow the links for each fellowship to check details and eligibility. Community Heritage Grants – Due Date 4th May 2012 The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artifacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material. Harold White Fellowships – Due Date April 30th 2012 The National Library of Australia offers annual fellowships to established researchers and writers. Established by the Council of the National Library of Australia in 1983 as…

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…

Funding: Summer Scholarships at the National Library of Australia

Summer Scholarships at the National Library of Australia The National Library of Australia offers annual summer scholarships to tertiary students.  These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the family of the late Norman McCann (a former National Library Council Member), and of John and Heather Seymour. The summer scholarships were established to support younger scholars undertaking any research which can be supported by the Library’s collections.  Preference for Norman McCann Scholarships will be given to those working in the disciplines of Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies. Preference for Seymour Scholarships will be for those undertaking biographical research. The scholarships are tenable for a period of six weeks commencing on the first working day of January each year. Who can apply? The scholarships are open to tertiary students who have commenced postgraduate study and are…