Tag: Melbourne

Lecture: Sophie Matthieson ‘Drawing a Long Bow? Boccherini and the Madrid Visit’

The Friends of the Gallery Library ‘Drawing a Long Bow? Boccherini and the Madrid Visit’ Sophie Matthiesson Curator, International Art, National Gallery of Victoria Thursday 27 May, 2010, 6pm for 6.30pm This lecture follows the young virtuoso composer and cellist Luigi Boccherini to the Spanish court, where he arrived in 1768, aged twenty-four. The glittering cultural scene of Madrid and its surrounding royal palaces boasted some of Europe’s finest artists and attracted a stream of noble and diplomatic visitors and many key figures of the Enlightenment. In such a cosmopolitan milieu numerous opportunities existed for a portrait of this musical celebrity to be painted. The origins of the National Gallery of Victoria portrait of Luigi Boccherini continue to elude scholars and curators. This discussion opens up a new and unexplored avenue of inquiry, by proposing a Spanish context for its…

Architecture and Philosophy: Lauren Brown ‘Listening and Silence in the built environment’

ARCHITECTURE+PHILOSOPHY Listening and silence in the built environment Lauren Brown Time: 6:30pm Thursday, 27 May 2010 in Venue: RMIT 8.11.68 (Building 8, 360 Swanston St. Level 11, lecture theatre 68, to the right of the lifts). Following her Masters research into sound in the public realm, Lauren will be discussing the act of listening, the changing spaces for quiet and the unchanging need for contemplation in the built environment. Looking at natural, urban and technospaces like the grotto, the cloister, the autobahn and the set of headphones, Lauren will unpack the nature of sound in the public realm and how we listen in contemporary cities. Lauren’s project-based work is influenced by conceptual and installation art practice. Based in Melbourne and (soon to be) Berlin, she is a recent Masters graduate from the RMIT Art in Public Space program. Lauren has…

NGV Talk: Nineteenth Century Furniture – Bugatti, Adnet and Koppel

Genevieve Tyack (Australian Academy of Design) will give a floor talk in the Decorative Arts galleries, which addresses how beauty dominates over function in the nineteenth-century furniture designs of Bugatti, Adnet & Koppel. All Welcome Date: Friday 21st May, 12:30pm Venue: NGV International – meet at Information Desk, Ground Level, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd.

CFP: Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference in Melbourne – July 2011

La Trobe University, School of Historicaland European Studies. History Program. 14th Australasian David Nicol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies Melbourne 4 – 8 July 2011 In the heart of the city @ State Library of Victoria and National Gallery of Victoria The conference convenors seek papers, please visit the conference website for further details – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/history/eighteenthcenturyconference.html The Occasion The David Nicol Smith seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies is a long-running quadrennial conference. Over the years, it has spawned many influential publications. We hope our 14th seminar will be the same. Inaugurated and supported by the National Library of Australia, the Nicol Smith is the major Australasian showcase for inter-disciplinary professional and academic discussion on eighteenth-century studies. The conference attracts scholars across all the Humanities’ disciplines of history, literature, art history, and musicology, studies of material culture and anthropology and archaeology. The…

Harrell Fletcher – Towards a tender society of thoughtful questions and answers

Harrell Fletcher – Towards a tender society of thoughtful questions and answers SATURDAY 20 MARCH, 12:30PM Clemenger BBDO auditorium NGV International 180 St Kilda Rd FREE Harrell Fletcher (b. 1967, lives and works in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.) creates art through collaboration and participation often with those outside the parameters of the art world. From installing a museum focusing on local peoples’ lives in a northern California shopping mall to working with an eight-year-old boy as the principle decision-maker for a work of public art created for a park in Brittany, France, Fletcher’s art is really all about you, rather than all about him. Fletcher is developing a project for the NGV that opens this September. “People often ask how I’m able to entice random strangers into working with me. The answer is that I appear to actually be interested in the…

Art History PhD Scholarship opportunity at The University of Melbourne: ‘Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Australia.’

Expressions of Interest – PhD Scholarship in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. Deadline 22 February 2010. Expressions of Interest are called for, for a three year full-time Ph.D scholarship at The University of Melbourne in connection with an ARC Linkage Grant administered by the University of Melbourne and to be conducted in partnership with the State Library of Victoria. The grant: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Australia: researching and relating Australia’s manuscript holdings to new technologies and new readers will begin in March, 2010. It involves research on the manuscripts in Australian collections, the digitisation of the Victorian holdings and research findings. The successful applicant for the Ph.D scholarship related to this project will be required to research a doctoral topic that is related to the objective of the grant.  Ideally they should have some training and experience in medieval manuscript…

emaj (electronic melbourne art journal) Call for Papers 2010

ART HISTORY CALL FOR PAPERS: EMAJ ISSUE 5 2010 www.melbournartjournal.unimelb.edu.au/E-MAJ SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: 31 March 2010 emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) is one of the only online, refereed art history journals in Australia. Published annually in association with the University of Melbourne, emaj aims to provide an international forum for the publication of original academic research in all areas and periods of art history. For the 2010 edition of emaj, the editors now seek submissions from researchers investigating the history of art. emaj welcomes monographic articles about specific artists or art collectives as thematic or theoretical analyses of art history from any historical period. Established and emerging researchers working within the fields of art history, architectural history, curatorship, politics and aesthetics, visual culture, philosophy, historiography and museum studies are encouraged to submit. Manuscripts must be submitted by email to emaj.editors@gmail.com, as word…

Anthony d’Offay talk at NGV International

Anthony d’Offay is here in Melbourne in association with the forthcoming Ron Mueck exhibition (22 January – 18 April 2010, NGV) and will present on the ARTIST ROOMS project. For more than 40 years Anthony d’Offay has been one of the world’s leading art dealers and is recognized as one of Britain’s most generous philanthropists.  He began dealing in contemporary art in the late 1960s and moved his ground breaking gallery into its Dering Street premises in 1969. ARTIST ROOMS is a new collection of international contemporary art which has been created through one of the largest and most imaginative gifts of art ever made to museums in Britain. The gift has been made by Anthony d’Offay, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), The Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments. ARTIST ROOMS will be…

emaj issue 4 is now LIVE

Issue 4 of emaj (electronic melbourne art journal) is now live. Established in 2005 it is the only fully online refereed art history journal in Australia. It is edited by PhD students and graduates from the Art History department at The University of Melbourne. It is dedicated to showcasing the work of both emerging and established scholars from Australia, New Zealand and internationally. It is now featured on the National Library of Australia website and on Wilson Art Abstracts. To read the current issue click here. Submissions for the next issue will be due in March 2010, click here for more details. http://bit.ly/70MSOEww