Tag: Lectures

Lecture: Richard Ovendon ‘The role of the book arts in a 21st-century research library’

Richard Ovendon FRSA FSA, Keeper of Special Collections and Director of the Centre for the Study of the Book at the Bodleian Libraries The role of the book arts in a 21st-century research library In the age of the iPad and Kindle, the future of the printed book is under threat. Distinguished librarian Richard Ovenden of Oxford’s Bodleian Library will examine the relevance of the physical book, and the ‘book arts’, in the digital age and in the context of a 21st-century research library. Is there still a place for design, typography and illustration? Are the quality of paper, ink and binding still important? Richard will also discuss the works of significant pioneers and contemporary innovators in the book arts. Richard Ovenden FRSA FSA is Keeper of Special Collections and Director of the Centre for the Study of the Book…

Lecture: Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye on ‘France 1500: Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance’

Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye Director of the Cluny Museum, Paris ‘France 1500: Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance’ Dr Taburet-Delahaye, visiting Hancock Fellow at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, is the principal curator of the exhibition France 1500 which opened at the Grand Palais in  Paris on 6 October 2010. This exhibition explores a time of unprecedented artistic contact and creative effervescence in France, and takes a close look at various aspects of the art of the time. The exhibition encompasses painting, sculpture, stained glass, tapestry, gold work and the art of the book. It will travel to the Art Institute of Chicago in February 2011. This lecture is the second of a three-part series to be presented in Melbourne by Dr Taburet-Delahaye, sponsored by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Academic Centre.  Please see each…

Lecture: Alison Inglis ‘The history of the Pre-Raphaelite collection in the NGV’

Alison Inglis Associate Professor in Art History, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne An important example of the Brotherhood – The history of the Pre-Raphaelite collection in the National Gallery of Victoria The Ursula Hoff Annual Lecture 2010 This lecture will provide an historical overview of the internationally significant collection of Pre-Raphaelite works in the National Gallery of Victoria International.  It will consider the historical context that produced the major works as well as the motivations that prompted their purchase. Date: 8th November, 6:00pm for 6:30pm. Venue: National Gallery of Victoria International (NGV International), Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, St Kilda Road, Melbourne (via the north entrance via Arts Centre Forecourt). Champagne will be served on arrival. Bookings essential – contact NGV Bookings 8662 1555   Event code M1070 The Ursula Hoff Annual Lecture 2010 is presented by The National…

Lecture: Jon Cattapan ‘Night Visions’

Holmesglen TAFE Art Talks Free Public Lecture Night Visions Jon Cattapan Jon Cattapan is one of Australia’s foremost artists. He is well known for his rich, luminous cityscapes that explore the interrelationship and intersection of human activity and the increasingly pervasive networks of digital exchange. In  2008, the  artist was commissioned by the Australian War Memorial to complete a body of work based on his experiences as a guest of the Australian peace keeping forces in Timor Leste. Cattapan will be speaking about his most recent exhibition – inspired significantly by his time with the forces – and his life as a practising artist. Refreshments will follow the lecture. Date: 6.30pm, Thursday 28 October 2010 Venue: Latitude Theatre, Hemisphere Conference Centre and Hotel, Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin 3189 – Melway Ref: 77 G5 Bookings are essential T:…

Lecture: Ann Galbally ‘Shackled and Set Free: Art, Music and Theatre in Melbourne in the 1890s’

Ann Galbally Shackled and Set Free: Art, Music and Theatre in Melbourne in the 1890s A free public lecture in conjunction with a symposium  on G. W. L. Marshall-Hall. Composer, conductor, critic and littérateur, Marshall-Hall was Melbourne’s leading musician for more than twenty years until his death in 1915. His bohemian lifestyle and outspoken views sparked intense and sometimes vitriolic public debate, and his career was marred by misfortune and errors of judgement. Dr Ann Galbally, Professorial Fellow in Art History at the University of Melbourne and author of Charles Conder: The Last Bohemian (2002) as well as books on Arthur Streeton, John Peter Russell and Frederick McCubbin, will speak about art and bohemianism in turn-of-the-century Melbourne. Date: 7.30 pm, Thursday 11 November 2010 Venue: Buzzard Theatre, Trinity College, University of Melbourne Enquiries: marshall-hall@unimelb.edu.au OR www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au/marshallhall Download the pdf for…

Lecture: Doug Hall ‘Contemporary Asian Art and Australia: 25 years to now’

Doug Hall Contemporary Asian Art and Australia: 25 years to now Australia’s engagement with contemporary Asian art has exploded over the past 25 years. Queensland Art Gallery’s Asia Pacific Triennal has been fundamental to this engagement and positioned Australia as a leading exhibiting platform for cutting edge contemporary Asian art.  Doug Hall will discuss Australia’s engagement with contemporary Asian art and the road taken to get to where we are now. Doug Hall is Australian Commissioner for the Venice Biennale, 2011; he was director of the Queensland Art Gallery (1987-2007) and was the initiator of the Asia Pacific Triennials which began in 1993; he conceived the idea and oversaw the development and opening of the Gallery of Modern Art; he now lives in Melbourne. Date: Wednesday 17 November, 6pm Venue: MiFA, Level 1, 278 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000. Free but…

Lecture: John Paoletti ‘Clothing Michelangelo’s David: History, Iconography, Context’

John Paoletti Macgeorge Fellow at The University of Melbourne Clothing Michelangelo’s David: History, Iconography, Context The Margaret Manion Lecture 2010, November 17th 6:30 Michelangelo’s David has become so much an image of Renaissance genius in art and civic awareness, so much a cultural icon, and so frequently tied to modern sexual politics that it has become impossible to see clearly. Can we figuratively clothe the statue with new meanings if we look not only at the history of art or the politics of the time, but also the lived activities of ordinary contemporary Florentines, those people who have no history, but to whom the statue was addressed? John Paoletti is a  Macgeorge Fellow at The University of Melbourne,  Australian Institute of Art History. He is the Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus and Professor of Art History, Emeritus at Wesleyan…

Lecture – Patrick McCaughey ‘In the end there is no such thing as art, only artists’

Public Lecture at The University of Melbourne Professor Patrick McCaughey ‘In the end there is no such thing as art, only artists’ In his lecture, Professor Patrick McCaughey will expatiate on the nature and significance of Art History – taking as his starting point the famous opening sentence from E. H. Gombrich’s The Story of Art (1950), ‘In the end there is no such thing as art only artists.’ Patrick McCaughey studied Fine Arts and English at the University of Melbourne and became art critic of The Age in 1966. After a period in New York on a Harkness Fellowship, he was appointed Professor of Visual Arts at Monash University in 1972 and went on to become Director of the National Gallery of Victoria in 1981. He left Australia in 1988 and was successively director of the Wadsworth Atheneum in…

Lecture – Catherine Mosbach (Landscape Architect) ‘Kinetic Bonds’

Dean’s Lecture Series 2010 Melbourne School of Design – Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, The University of Melbourne Catherine Mosbach Landscape Architect, Paris kinetic bonds Date: Tuesday 5 October 2010 @ 7pm Venue: Carrillo Gantner Theatre (Basement – Sidney Myer Asia Centre), The University of Melbourne. “The image, capable of producing the effect of strangeness, thus enacts a kind of experiment, by showing us that things are perhaps not what they seem, that it is up to us to see them otherwise and, through this openness, to transform them through imagination, then to make them truly different.” – Maurice Blanchot, L’effet d’étrangeté (1957-1960), L’Entretien infini, 1969. ‘Viewing projects as a juxtaposition of documents and realities, for us they form an iconographic montage of ‘kinetic bonds’. The image that we are proposing here is more of the nature of image…

Centre for Contemporary Photography Free Lectures

Penny Edmonds & Jane Lydon Date: Wednesday 15 September 6.15pm Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street, Fitzroy, Australia Further information: email: info@ccp.org.au Tel. 61 3 9417 1549 In their papers Penny Edmonds and Jane Lydon will address issues of Indigenous sovereignty and rights through colonial photography and performances. Chaired by Kate Darian-Smith. Penny Edmonds – ‘The Waitangi Treaty Photographic Tableau and the Idea of the ‘Maori Magna Carta” In 1923 a set of photographic tableaux illustrating key historical moments between settlers and Maori peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand was produced. Penny explores this series, in particular Signing the Waitangi Treaty. In this tableau vivant we see how the Treaty was performed as the ‘Maori Magna Carta’, portraying the apparent transference of English liberties and rights to Maori peoples. Dr Penny Edmonds is a historian at The University of Melbourne,…

Lecture – ‘Mughal Painting at its Zenith’ Oliver Everett

Mr Oliver Everett – Librarian Emeritus of the Royal Library, Windsor Castle The Life and Times of the Indian Emperor Shah Jahan Mr Oliver Everett, Librarian Emeritus of the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, United Kingdom, will be presenting the images as part of an international public lecture based on the Islamic manuscript, the Padshahnama (chronicle of the King of the World) which is the unique official history of the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, who ruled India from 1628 to 1658. He is best remembered for the building of the Taj Mahal as a tomb for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Padshahnama is illustrated with 44 of the finest Mughal paintings in the world.  They vividly depict the very dramatic events in the Emperor’s reign and the years before it. Most of the important individuals in Shah Jahan’s court can…

Lecture – ‘The Garden of Ideas’ Richard Aitken

Richard Aitken The Garden of Ideas: Collecting the Australian garden From the passions of colonial and immigrant gardenmakers to the concerns of 21st-century gardeners, the story of Australian garden style not only reflects our social and cultural history but also the extremes of our wide continent. In this lecture, garden historian Richard Aitken will share an engaging history of Australian garden design. Richard Aitken is an architect, historian and curator. He has prepared conservation plans for many of Australia’s most significant historic gardens, including the botanic gardens of Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. His books include The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens (2002), Gardenesque (2004), Botanical Riches (2006), and The Garden of Ideas: Four Centuries of Australian Style (to be published in October 2010). This lecture honours the life and work of Suzanne Hunt (1946–2008). She was a founding member of…

Lecture – Jane Wernwick ‘Engineering Delight – collaborations on projects to make you smile’

Melbourne School of Design –  Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning,  The University of Melbourne Jane Wernick Jane Wernick Associates, Consulting Engineers, London Engineering Delight – collaborations on projects to make you smile Tuesday 3 August Jane Wernick, one of the masterminds behind London’s Millennium Wheel, will give an intimate and engaging insight into her extraordinary engineering projects and consultative practice. ‘The talk will describe how structural engineering solutions for our projects are developed as a result of a series of conversations between us, the client, and the other members of the design team,’ Jane says. It will focus on a number of projects which ‘bring delight’ to those who experience them, and will describe how the structural designs evolved. Jane Wernick (FREng Hon FRIBA FRSA CEng FIStructE FICE) is a structural engineer who likes to collaborate with architects and…

Free Public Lecture: Lorraine Connelly-Northey

Lorraine Connelly-Northey Free Public Lecture at Holmesglen Thursday 5th August, 2010 For all enquiries and bookings (essential) please call Holmesglen: 03 9209  5605 Lorraine Connelly-Northey reinterprets traditional Aboriginal implements and clothing using found materials included discarded fencing wire, rusted tin and weathered iron. The artist’s practice is ecologically sound and references the traditional grass and sedge weaving techniques indigenous to the women of the Mallee and the Riverina. Lorraine will be speaking at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus. Refreshments will follow the lecture. Flier as pdf Lorraine Connelly-Northey Lecture pdf Venue: C1.2.02, Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, 488 Batesford Road, Chadstone 3148, Melway ref: 69 E1. Time: 6pm, Tursday 5th August, 2010.

Lecture: Dr Meredith Fletcher – ‘Jean Galbraith Writing for Gardeners’

Dr Meredith Fletcher ‘Jean Galbraith: Writing for Gardeners’ Thursday July 15 (6 for 6.30 pm) Venue: Mueller Hall, The Herbarium, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra Cost per lecture: $15 members AGHS, $20 Non-members, $5 Students-with student card. All Enquiries to Kathy Wright: 9596 2041 kwright1@bigpond.com. As a botanist, gardener and conservationist, Jean Galbraith spent a lifetime writing about plants in the bush and the garden. Her first gardening article was published in 1926, when she was nineteen, and she was still writing for gardeners in the 1990s. This talk explores Jean Galbraith’s contribution to Australian garden writing, including her passionate promotion of growing native plants, her autobiographical style and her celebration of beauty in even-day life. It considers the source of her inspiration and her ability to evoke a flower, a colour or a scent that delighted and informed readers for…