Tag Archive for Lectures

Lecture | 2014 Duldig Lecture – Matthew Martin on Spanish Sculpture | NGV International

Guido Reni Italian 1575–1642 Saint Sebastian (San Sebastiano) 1615–20 oil on canvas 170.5 x 133.0 cm Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P00211) Spanish Royal Collection

Blood and Tears: Seventeenth-century Spanish sculpture Dr Matthew Martin, Curator, Decorative Arts & Antiquities at the NGV The Counter-reformation saw the rise of a new, more intense kind of realism in seventeenth-century Spanish art. Painters and sculptors sought to create images of Christ, the Virgin, and saints which were as lifelike and accessible as possible. This realism was starkly austere, emotionally gripping, and even gory, intended to shock the senses and stir the soul. While the painters of this period, like Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Zurbarán, are ranked amongst…

Lecture and Discussion Series | Italian art and Spanish patronage, 1500-1800 | NGV Melbourne

Titian Italian 1485/90–1576 Philip II (Filippo II) 1551 oil on canvas 193.0 x 111.0 cm Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P00411) Spanish Royal Collection © Museo del Prado 2009

In association with the  exhibition Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado’  the NGV is presenting a series of lectures on Italian art and Spanish patronage, 1500-1800. The lectures will touch on topics including art and patronage, Renaissance painting, the art of the Italian Baroque, and more. The Saturday lectures will be followed by Monday night Discussion Groups that will take place in the exhibition space. The lectures will be presented by local art historians who are recognised international experts on the history of Italian art and Spanish patronage…

Lecture Series | The Silk Route in History

Shirdar Medresa, Samarqand, Photograph Chris Wood.

The State Library and ASA Cultural Tours (Australians Studying Abroad) are presenting a series of illustrated lectures that explore the diverse economic, political, ethnic, religious, architectural and artistic interactions throughout the Silk Route. The Silk Route – also known as the Silk Road – played a vital role in world history as an economic network. It was also an important zone where diverse peoples and their beliefs and cultures interacted. These lectures address the Silk Route’s history over millennia as well as its present role in the post-Soviet republics and the…

Lecture | The Trauma of the Political – or, Catch Me I’m Falling (into the Ambivalent Arms of Law)

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Gertrude – Discipline Contemporary Art Lecture Series The Trauma of the Political – or, Catch Me I’m Falling (into the Ambivalent Arms of Law) Dr Juliet Rogers in conversation with Maria Tumarkin There is an excitement about falling that betrays itself in images and experiences of the flesh, from Richard Drew’s capture of the Falling Man during September 11, 2001, to climate change activists’ depictions of the psychosis of not believing we will hit the ground, and the suspended nature of the work of William Kentridge. Art and falling go…

Art History Lectures and Discussion at Melbourne Free Uni

Raphael, The Engagement of Virgin Mary, 1504 Oil on panel, 170 x 117 cm Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

The Melbourne Free University is running a series of free lectures and discussions on art history as part of its 2013 program. These will run on Tuesdays from February 19th until March 26th. Details of some of the sessions are below, see the MFU website for further updates. Dates: Tuesdays from 19th February, 6:30-8pm Venue: Some Velvet Morning, 123 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill About MFU The Melbourne Free University runs courses on a range of different topics. Scroll down the page to see all the courses we’ve run in the…

Lecture | Isobel Crombie – Shadow Catchers: The history of the photogram

Simone Douglas, 'Surrender (collision) 111, 1998, Type C photograph, 49 x 67cm.

Shadow Catchers – The history of the photogram This lecture explores the intriguing history of photograms and the resurgence of interest in these camera-less images by contemporary photographers. Speaker Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, NGV Cost $18 Adult / $12 NGV Members / $14 Concession / FREE for tertiary students just present student card at entrance to theatre. Date: Friday 14th September, 2pm Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Level G, NGV International Information & bookings Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily, Event Code P1282 ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on  

Lectures | CCP 2012 Lecture Series

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Join CCP for the 2012 Lecture Series, surrounded by the exhibition CCP Declares: On the Nature of Things, curated by Kyla McFarlane. Entry by gold coin donation. Hear from internationally renowned artists Richard Billingham (UK) and Anne Noble (NZ); Kim Simon, Curator of Gallery TPW, Toronto and Sandra Barnard (NSW), one of Australia’s formost fine art hand-printers. Thursday 23 August 6pm RICHARD BILLINGHAM (UK) Artist talk UK artist Richard Billingham speaks about his photographic, film and video practice. Richard Billingham graduated from Sunderland University, UK in 1994 with a degree in painting. In 1994,…

Pop Up Lecture Cycle | John C. Welchman on Mike Kelley: 1945-2012

Mike Kelley, Day is done, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2005

John C. Welchman on Mike Kelley: 1954-2012 Wednesday 22 August  2012 at MUMA, NGV and Ian Potter Museum of Art A pop-up lecture cycle on the life and work of celebrated Los Angeles contemporary artist Mike Kelley delivered by co-director of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts and Kelley scholar, Professor John C. Welchman, University of California San Diego. The cycle of three public lectures are a collaboration between Monash University, National Gallery of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. Extracurricular activities: Mike Kelley’s Day is Done (2005) 10am – 12 noon Venue:…

Lectures | Revealing the Collections of Melbourne University

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Revealing the Collections This program of lectures will showcase some of the rich but little known collections of art and visual culture held at the University of Melbourne. In addition to one of the largest art collections in Victoria, the University houses collections in such diverse areas as classics and archaeology, international Indigenous cultural material, decorative arts, 20th century poster designs, decorative arts, public sculpture and artists’ archives. Come and listen to a series of lectures by art historians, educators and students, who give their insights into the history and significance…

Public Lectures | Taylor and Sangster Lectures on two German Gardens

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Andrew Lowth on the Berlin Botanic Garden and David Marshall on the Garden Realm of Woerlitz The Garden Realm of Woerlitz is a group of ‘palaces’ and gardens in Anhalt Saxony whose origins lie in the Enlightenment of the late eighteenth century. This massive and fascinating cultural environment features extensive waterways, follies (including an erupting Vesuvius) and gardens based on the English landscape style. Woerlitz was established by Duke Leopold III for the pleasure and education of the public and has always welcomed visitors.  David Marshall Constructed between 1887 and 1910, the…

Public Lecture | Enjoy Your Diversity: the 1960′s Revisited – Patrick McCaughey

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Enjoy Your Diversity: the 1960′s Revisited Patrick McCaughey When Clem Greenberg came to Australia in 1968, he admired a lot of Australian painting, more the older moderns than the young mods. But his parting words were: “Enjoy your diversity.”  Few took much notice and the 60s has been generally characterised as the time of the young abstractionists with some pop thrown in, ending with the first bits and pieces of Conceptualism.  Indeed these were striking new forces on the landscape and so quickly embraced by the institutions.  Even the NGV…

Lectures | ASA International Scholar Lecture Series – The Ancient Mediterranean

Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete photo by Kristen Hellstrom. Via ASA website.

ASA International Scholar Lecture Series – The Ancient Mediterranean Speakers Dr Don Evely, Curator, British School of Athens at Knossos, Crete Dr Erin Gibson, a Landscape Archaeologist, with interest in past human activity in the Eastern Mediterranean Program 10.00 – 11.00 Lecture 1: A Tale of Two Islands: Cyprus and Crete in the Bronze Age by Dr Don Evely 11.00 – 11.30 Morning Tea 11.30 – 12.30 Lecture 2: A Layered Past: Reading the Landscapes of Cyprus and Turkey by Dr Erin Gibson 12.30 – 1.45 Lunch Break 1.45 –…

Public Lecture | Between Heaven and Earth: paintings from the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo on show at the National Gallery Australia

Giovanni Bellini, Madonna and Child, c.1475-76. Tempera on wood panel,  47.4 (h) x 33.8 (w) cm, Accademia Carrara, Bergamo. Via NGA website.

Between Heaven and Earth: paintings from the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo on show at the National Gallery Australia Dr Claire Renkin Art historian Dr Claire Renkin lectures in spirituality of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, at Yarra Theological Union. In this lecture she examines certain themes of Renaissance paintings with special reference to the exhibition showing at the National Gallery of Australia. Date: Monday 20 February 2012, 5–6pm Venue: The Oratory, Newman College, University of Melbourne, 887 Swanston Street, Parkville Bookings: Email agehrig@newman.unimelb.edu.au Online http://www.trybooking.com/20360 Phone 9342 1614 Lecture Presented by The…

Lecture: Sasha Grishin ‘Voices in artists’ books – the collaborative venture’

Wanderlust (detail), David Frazer & Martin Flanagan, Lexicon House, 2004. Image via State LIbrary Vic website http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/event/page-page-artists-books-viewing

Free Public Lecture at State Library of Victoria Voices in artists books – the collaborative venture  Sasha Grishin The artists book frequently brings together the creative endeavours of many individuals, who may include the artist, the poet, the letterpress artisan and the binder, amongst others.  Each of these ‘collaborators’ has a particular and distinctive ‘voice’.  In this lecture Professor Sasha Grishin explores some strategies involved in listening to voices in artists books. Professor Sasha Grishin AM FAHA is the Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History at the Australian National…

Professor Karen Franck: The Changing Design of Public Memorials

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Professor Karen Franck: The Changing Design of Public Memorials Professor Karen Franck, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Associate Professor Quentin Stevens, from RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design, are collaborating on a major research project on the design and use of public memorials. The project is unique in examining both temporary memorials erected by members of the public and official permanent memorials. It draws upon first-hand observations of both kinds of memorials at the sites of terrorist attacks in New York and London. The researchers also focus on visitor experience of recent abstract memorials,…