Tag: Floor talk

Exhibition and Art Talks | Call of the Avant-Garde Constructivism and Australian Art | Heide MoMA

As part of the soon-to-open ‘Call of the Avant-Garde’ exhibition at Heide MoMA there are a series of floor talks whhere visitors can learn about Russian constructivist art and ideas and key works in the exhibition withy exhibiting artists, social commentators and curators. All talks are included with museum admission. All free with admission, no bookings required. Call of the Avant-Garde | Sunday 9 July, 2pm | An overview of the exhibition with its curators curators Lesley Harding and Sue Cramer Writing and Concepts: Art in the Time Of Trump | Saturday 22 July, 2pm | One hundred years after the Russian revolution, writer and social commentator Ben Eltham discusses dissent and descensus in the current political landscape. (Please be aware that this program has limited capacity.) Rose Nolan and Kerrie Poliness | Saturday 5 August, 2pm | Artists Rose…

Floor Talk Series | Redefining Whistler | NGV International

Starting this Sunday there are several floor talk from curators and other experts on aspects of the current ‘Whistler’s Mother’ exhibition at NGV. With his long mane of curly dark hair, monocle, tailored coat and French top hat, James McNeil Whistler was a showman and self-described ‘dandy’ Along with his theatrical public persona, he was an extraordinary painter and printmaker; creating some of the nineteenth century’s most radical and influential works. At a time when moral lessons and storytelling dominated British art, Whistler was an uncompromising aesthete. He believed in the visual and sensual qualities of art and design over practical, moral or narrative considerations. Hear contemporary voices and curators explore the mark made by Whistler on style, art and design in this floor talk series Redefining Whistler. Sun 10 Apr, 11am | Printmaking Past and Present Speakers Martin King, Senior…

Opening Weekend | Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei | NGV International

The NGV has organised a series of talks and lectures to celebrate the opening of their summer exhibition Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th at 11am | Curatorial Introduction to the exhibition . Learn more about the artistic practices of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei with a curatorial introduction by Max Delany, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art Cost $8 M / $12 A / $10 C. Bookings here. Saturday 12th December 3pm | Lecture – Andy Warhol: The Man and the Artist | Eric Shiner, Director, The Andy Warhol Museum Opening to the public only seven years after the artist’s death, The Andy Warhol Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist. Located in his hometown of Pittsburgh, the museum was set up to honour Warhol’s wish to help promote art and artists with the proceeds…

Floor Talks | From Russia with Love – Russian Art, Architecture and Culture | NGV International

Three floor talks at the National Gallery of Victoria from Melbourne-based art historians as part of the current Masterpieces from the Hermitage Exhibition. Floor talks will take place in the exhibition, they are free but you need to pay the exhibition entrance fee. No bookings are required, for further details see the website. Sunday 13th September 1pm | Italy, the North, and 18th Century Taste in Russia The large royal collections that were assembled, arranged and exhibited across Europe during the second half of the eighteenth century now act as documents of taste from the time. Among other things, a strong taste for Baroque art, in particular from Italy and the Northern countries was ever-present in Catherine the Great’s collection in St Petersburg, visible in the works she acquired as well as the manner in which they were displayed. This talk will examine…

Floor Talk | Tim Alves on Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour | Castlemaine Art Gallery

Tim Alves, author of the catalogue essay ‘Ginger Riley, the Boss of Colour’ will present a floor talk on the exhibition, the artist and his work. Please meet at reception. Tim Alves is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University and a curator at Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne. Date:7 March 2015, 2.30pm Venue: Castlemaine Art Gallery RSVP or  (03) 5472 2292 About the exhibition Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour is the first major exhibition of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala’s work since the retrospective Mother Country in Mind: The Art of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1997, and the first survey exhibition in a public gallery since the artist passed away in 2002.It is also the first exhibition of Indigenous art at the Castlemaine Art Gallery. Riley (circa 1936- 2002) was a saltwater man,…

Floor Talk| Kelly Gellatly on Richard Avedon People | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Join the Potter’s Director Kelly Gellatly for a director’s tour of Richard Avedon People. American photographer Richard Avedon (1923–2004) produced portrait photographs that defined the twentieth century. The exhibition Richard Avedon People explores Avedon’s work from 1949 to 2002. Avedon is best known for transforming fashion photography from the late 1940s onwards. The full breadth of Avedon’s renowned work is revealed in this exhibition of 80 black and white photographs. The exhibition include instantly recognisable portraits of artists, celebrities, and countercultural leaders as well as many of Avedon’s portraits that capture ordinary New Yorkers and the people of America’s West. Richard Avedon People pays close attention to the dynamic relationship between the photographer and his sitters and focuses on Avedon’s portraits across social strata, particularly his interest in counter-culture. At the core of his artistic work was a profound concern with the emotional and social freedom of the individual in society. The…

Floor Talks | Make it Last Longer: Conservation Conversations at the Ian Potter Museum of Art

If you want to know how to look after your collections, or how conservators analyse, preserve and conserve cultural material, you are welcome to attend this free event. Learn how art and science merge with a behind the scenes tour of our secretive laboratories. Led by the second year students in the Master of Conservation Cultural Materials at the University of Melbourne, this promises to be a fascinating insight into the preservation of culture. Meet in the foyer at the Potter and be taken on a series of lightning talks on selected works around the gallery. Then, head to the CCMC labs for a behind the scenes look at conservation science and practice. Attendance is free but RSVP essential via the Ian Potter Museum of Art website. Date: Friday, August 15 at 10 am Venue: The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.

Floor Talk with Vincent Alessi and winner of the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2014

Saturday Floor Talk | Basil Sellers Art Prize 2014 | Join Curator Vincent Alessi in conversation with the Basil Sellers Art Prize winner for 2014. Sixteen finalists have been selected for the fourth Basil Sellers Art Prize and are; Tony Albert, Narelle Autio, Zoe Croggon, Gabrielle de Vietri, Ivan Durrant, Shaun Gladwell, Richard Lewer, William Mackinnon, Rob McHaffie, Noel McKenna, Rob McLeish, Fiona McMonagle, Raquel Ormella, Khaled Sabsabi, Jenny Watson, and Gerry Wedd. The winner will be announced on 25 July 2014. Venue: Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston ST, Univeristy of Melbourne Parkville Date: Saturday 26 Jul 2014, 1.00- 2.00pm Free event | RSVP via this website.

Floor Talk | Voices of Sue Ford – Ponch Hawkes | NGV Australia

Floor Talk Series: Voices of Sue Ford  Artist or Artworker? How did practitioners see themselves in the 60’s or 70’s Speaker Ponch Hawkes, artist Ponch Hawkes developed her photographic practice in the 1970s, informed by counter-cultural, feminist, documentary and community art contexts. Join her as she discusses artistic life in the 70s and the revolution that redefined artists as workers during this period. Date: Sunday 15th June, 12.30pm Venue: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, Level 2, Temporary Exhibitions Free. All Welcome. No bookings required. Website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/floor-talk-series-voices-of-sue-ford/date-1443 About the Exhibition Sue Ford was a pioneer of Australian photography, and one of the most important practitioners to emerge in the wave of 1970s feminist photographers. This retrospective exhibition celebrates her artistic life and career. It brings together key photographs, digital prints, collages and films created over an almost fifty-year period, as…

Floor talks to showcase the NGV’s new antiquities gallery

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 West Mexico and ancient Egypt. To showcase these collections the NGV is holding floortalks and a forum featuring expert speakers. The new display of the National Gallery of Victoria’s antiquities collection, The Ancient World, showcases works from ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Italy and Mesoamerica. Celebrating the long awaited new galleries of curator floor talks. See details below. Floor Talk Series: Ancient World Egyptian Collection Speaker Amanda Dunsmore, Curator, Decorative Arts and Antiquities Date: Thursday 31st October, 12.30pm (Today) Near Eastern Collection Speaker Matthew Martin, Assistant Curator, Decorative Arts…