Tag: Garden and Landscape Studies

Symposium Keynote | Contemporary Architects and the Pavilion

A public forum with Bijoy Jain, Sean Godsell and Robert Grace. Moderated by Professor Philip Goad, Melbourne School of Design. On the eve of the launch of MPavilion 2016, hear three distinguished architects discuss the contemporary pavilion and its significance for audiences today. The speakers at this public forum have all experimented with the idea of the pavilion: Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai is the designer of the 2016 MPavilion; Sean Godsell of Sean Godsell Architects designed the 2014 MPavilion; and Robert Grace, of Robert Grace Architecture, designed the Garden Room at Woodchester House in 2011. This public conversation on the meaning of the Pavilion will be moderated by Professor Philip Goad, of the Melbourne Design School. Monday 3 October 2016, 6:15pm-7:15pm. Venue: Basement Theatre (B117), Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Parkville. Free event but booking essential via…

Symposium | Pavilions

To mark of the launch of the 2016 MPavilion, the University of Melbourne is hosting a symposium that brings together leading architects, artists, curators, architectural historians, cultural historians and art historians to focus on the theme of ‘The Pavilion’, an architectural structure with an ancient lineage and continuing contemporary resonance. Experts from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds will provide different perspectives on the ‘The Pavilion’ over three sessions. The first session—held at the University’s Melbourne School of Design—will include art historians and cultural historians; the second and third sessions—held at the VCA—will include architects, architectural historians and art historians, and artists and curators respectively. Tuesday 4 October 2016, 10:00am-6:00pm. An outline of the three sessions is provided below and full details can be found on the Australian Institute of Art History website. This is a free event but places are…

Symposium | Art Gallery of NSW – Revolutionary ideas Perspectives on the building of an American nation

Symposium: Revolutionary ideas Perspectives on the building of an American nation This symposium considers the role of the visual arts and other forms of cultural expression in building an idea of nationhood in America from its foundation as a colony through the beginning of the 20th century. It addresses the aims of portraiture, the meanings of landscape, the rise of genre subjects and the significance of garden projects in the contexts of relationships with Britain, claims of independence, pivotal wars and moments of dramatic social change. Presented in conjunction with the Sydney Intellectual History Network at the University of Sydney Date: Saturday 16 November 2013, 10.30am Venue: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Bookings: $65 non-member/ $50 member/ $30 full-time student/ 02 9225 1878 or via the website. Website: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/revolutionary-ideas/ Program 10.30am Registration and morning tea, Domain Theatre foyer 11am…

NGV Short Course | Visions of Paradise – The art and history of garden design

In conjunction with the  exhibition ‘Monet’s Garden’ the National Gallery of Victoria is running a short course on history of garden and landscape design. A series of nine lectures presented by art historians and academics in landscape architecture will explores the art and history of garden design from the Italian Renaissance to today. You can book for the whole course or individual lectures. See th full program below. Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, St Kilda Rd Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555 (10am-5pm daily), Event CodeP1341 Cost: $20 adult / $16 members / $18 concession (per lecture) | $170 adult / $125 members / $152 concession (full series) Website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/short-course-visions-of-paradise-the-art-and-history-of-garden-design Program Sat 25 May, 2pm | Nature as model: The Italian Renaissance garden Dr Luke Morgan, Monash University Sat 1 Jun, 2pm | The spectacle of nature: Italian Baroque gardens and their cultural…

Lecture | Landscape, Ancient Monuments and Memory in Early Modern Britain – Alexandra Walsham

Landscape, Ancient Monuments and Memory in Early Modern Britain  Professor Alexandra Walsham, Greg Dening Lecture In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the landscape of the British Isles was littered with mysterious remnants of the prehistoric past: stone circles, chambered tombs, and standing stones. This lecture explores the evolution of early modern ideas about the origin, function and significance of these monuments. It considers how attitudes towards the partly natural and partly man-made physical environment were shaped and transformed by the profound theological upheavals associated with the Protestant Reformation and by intellectual and cultural developments that fostered a growing fascination with the early history and archaeology of Britain and Ireland. Then, as now, people perceived and interpreted the landscape through the prism of their own moral and spiritual values and social and political preoccupations. The lecture will assess the critical importance…

Funding: Postdoctoral Research Associates at CASVA (US)

Postdoctoral Research Associates at CASVA The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art seeks to appoint two postdoctoral research associates to support CASVA projects for two-year terms (renewable for a third year). Incumbents conduct full-time advanced scholarly research under the direction of a dean and as defined by the parameters of long-term research projects of the Center. Research associates are employees of the National Gallery of Art and are entitled to full use of the Gallery’s research facilities and services. As members of the Center’s scholarly community, research associates are expected to participate in the ongoing activities of the Center. They are also encouraged to pursue their own scholarly research. The positions require a PhD in one of the following fields: Early modern Italian art and architecture 18th- and 19th-century architecture and…

EVCS: Katrina Grant ‘Verdi prati, selve almene’: Theatres in the Italian Baroque Garden’

Katrina Grant ‘Verdi prati, selve almene’: Theatres in the Italian Baroque Garden The links between theatre and the garden have long been recognised. The theatre as a feature of garden design can be traced back to the fifteenth century and its peak period of popularity was the seventeenth century. It remained a common feature of gardens well into the eighteenth century, and even saw a revival in the early twentieth century. In modern scholarship these theatres are often explained simply as a symptom of the Baroque period’s obsessive ‘theatricality’. However, a closer look reveals that the theatre in the Baroque garden was, rather, a manifestation of a specific ideological approach to the space of the garden and its accompanying art forms. Date: Monday 28  February 2011 6:30 pm Venue: Room 150 Elisabeth Murdoch Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville All Welcome…

Funding: Winterthur Fellowship

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Winterthur welcomes researchers. Academic, independent, and museum scholars, as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, and objects in literature. Winterthur’s collections are rich and diverse, and we welcome applications that offer fresh approaches to our resources. All applicants are strongly encouraged to search Wintercat, visit Winterthur, and contact staff members to discuss potential research projects. The suitability of a project to Winterthur’s collections is the primary consideration of the fellowship award committee. For further details see the website: http://www.winterthur.org/?p=418