Tag: NGV Lectures

Bastille Day at the NGV

Bastille Day at the NGV To celebrate Bastille Day this Saturday, July 14th, the NGV International will be open until midnight with all tickets to the current winter masterpiece exhibition Napoleon: Revolution to Empire only $10 each from 5pm till midnight (until sold out more details here). As well as the Napoleon exhibition there are a range of programs. Some highlights include: Tours of the NGV Heroes and Legends Volunteer Guided Tours at 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm – Free, Meet Foyer, Ground Level NGV Collection Highlights Volunteer Guided Tour 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm & 7.30pm – Free, Meet Foyer, Ground Level Director’s Final Tour: Some recent acquisitions & re-attributions 9–10pm – Join Dr Gerard Vaughan, NGV Director on a Roaming Tour of the NGV Level 2 galleries – Free, Meet Foyer, Ground Level Talks Introductory Talk – Napoleon 5–5.45pm, 6–6.45pm…

Public Lecture | Modelling liberty – Clay sculptures in the prisons of the French Revolution Sophie Matthieson

2012 Duldig Lecture Modelling liberty – Clay sculptures in the prisons of the French Revolution Sophie Matthieson This lecture is associated with the 2012 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Napoleon: Revolution to Empire. Sophie Matthiesson, curator and art historian of the French Revolution presents a little-known body of aesthetic artefacts from the French Revolution and examines it, for the first time, in terms of its wider significance. This lecture focuses on a group of highly accomplished clay sculptures modelled by artists imprisoned during the Terror and asks three questions: Who made them? How were they made? Why were they made? Speaker Sophie Matthiesson, Curator, International Art, NGV Date: 3pm, Saturday 2nd June 2012 Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International Bookings: Free (bookings essential), Code P1278, Book at Information Desk or Ph +61 3 8662 1555 10am-5pm daily

NGV Lecture Series | Light Works

Light Works Sat 19 May, 2pm – Light-writing & shadow play – The poetics of light and darkness in photography This lecture looks at this special significance of light to the meaning and practice of photography historically, and considers how this fascination with the poetic, philosophical and emotional qualities of light continues in the work of contemporary photographic artists. Speaker Dr Melissa Miles, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, Monash University Sat 9 Jun, 2pm – Editing light, imagining colour This lecture compares the historical, psychological and metaphysical attributes of contemporary colour appearance models against industry leading photo-editing Adobe Photoshop software capabilities, and argues for a radical reconsideration of the practices currently employed in the artistic production of digital images. Speaker Les Walking, artist, educator & consultant Fri 14 Sep, 12.30pm – Shadow catchers – The history of the photogram…

Lecture | From Titian to Tartan – The National Galleries of Scotland, Michael Clarke

From Titian to Tartan – The National Galleries of Scotland Michael Clarke, Director, National Galleries of Scotland  Founded in 1850, the National Galleries of Scotland is now one of the leading galleries in Europe, embracing art from the early Renaissance to the present day. Their collection of fine art is amongst the best in the world. This lecture recounts that history, set against the background of Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh, the ‘Athens of the North’. This event is presented in association with the Friends of the Gallery Library (NGV). Michael Clarke has been Keeper and then Director of the Scottish National Gallery since 1987. He was educated at Manchester University and, prior to joining the National Galleries of Scotland, worked at the British Museum and Manchester University. His numerous publications include The Tempting Prospect: a social history of English watercolours…

NGV Lecture and Discussion | The language of things – Unexpected Pleasures with Deyan Sudjic, Susan Cohn, and Ab Rogers

Lecture and Discussion: The language of things To kick start Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery join us for this rare opportunity to view the exhibition after hours and hear Deyan Sudjic Director, Design Museum, London give a talk. This will be followed by a group discussion with Susan Cohn, Exhibition Curator and Ab Rogers, Exhibition Designer. About the Exhibition Unexpected Pleasures looks at what we mean by jewellery from a number of different perspectives.  Taking as its starting point the radical experiments of the Contemporary Jewellery Movement that challenged a conventional understanding of the language of personal adornment, and looking instead at the essential meanings of jewellery, the exhibition brings together important work from around the world, and looks at it from the point of view of the wearer as well as the maker. Contemporary  Jewellery in this sense is…

Dr Gerard Vaughan – Collecting Correggio

Collecting Correggio Dr Gerard Vaughan Join NGV Director Dr Gerard Vaughan to hear the stories behind the NGV’s recent acquisition, Renaissance masterpiece Madonna and Child with the infant Saint John the Baptist by Correggio. Date: Thursday 8th December, 2011, 6:00pm for a 6.30pm start. Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International (enter North Entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt) Cost: $20 NGV Member / $25 Adult (includes glass of sparkling wine on arrival) Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily Event code M1159 Website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/ngv-members-collecting-correggio

Lecture: ‘François Boucher, history painter’ Mark Ledbury, Power Professor, The University of Sydney NB Date CHANGE

Ursula Hoff Annual Lecture Ursula Hoff Annual Lecture: François Boucher, history painter Mark Ledbury, Power Professor, The University of Sydney For many, in the eighteenth century and after, Francois Boucher came to symbolize a malaise in French painting, an epoch where noble male ideals of history painting were abandoned in favour of the frivolous, the feminine, the decorative. But this is a skewed picture. This lecture seeks to reexamine Boucher’s career as a history painter, by exploring some overlooked or little known works by the painter, including the splendid pair in the NGV and by reconsidering what Boucher and his age understood history painting to be. It will also think about History painting as it was understood by Boucher’s predecessors and contemporaries to challenge some long held notions about what History painting is. Date: Wednesday 9th November 2011, 6:30pm Venue: Clemenger…

Lecture: Gerard Vaughan ‘Sex, Lies and Theft in the Late Eighteenth-Century: the Underbelly of the Taste for the Antique’

Sex, Lies and Theft in the Late Eighteenth-Century: the Underbelly of the Taste for the Antique Dr Gerard Vaughan AM, Director, National Gallery of Victoria The possession of antiquities of quality defined the taste of European elites of the late 18th century. As demand far outstripped supply, the search for antiquities often resulted in rampant forgeries, deception and criminal behaviour. Gerard Vaughan will offer a glimpse of the underbelly of neo-classical taste, discussing the antics of these passionate collectors and their dealers, and the strategies they devised to fulfil their desire. Presented by The Friends of the Gallery Library. Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 6pm for 6.30pm Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, (enter North entrance, via the Arts Centre forecourt) Cost: Friends of the Gallery Library: Free, please give your name and specify that you…

Lecture: ‘I have captured a shadow!’ William Henry Fox Talbot and the invention of photography

NGV Lecture ‘I have captured a shadow!’ – William Henry Fox Talbot and the invention of photography Frustrated by his appalling draughtsmanship, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) was compelled to invent the art of photography. Drawing on extensive archives of original photographs, manuscripts and letters, Larry J Schaaf argues that beyond the necessary act of invention, Talbot grew into the first artist to be taught by photography. Speaker Prof Larry J Schaaf, Director of The Correspondence of William Fox Talbot and independent photo historian and consultant based in Baltimore, Maryland. He taught photography and photographic history at The University of Texas at Austin, where he worked with the Gernsheim Collection of photography. Dr. Schaaf is the author of numerous books and journal articles on the early history of photography. Since 1999, he has been the Editor of ‘The Correspondence of…

Lecture: From Court to Street-gang- Men’s Fashion in 18th-century West Europe Peter McNeil

From Court to Street-gang- Men’s Fashion in 18th-century West Europe Peter McNeil, Professor of Design History, University of Technology, Sydney This lecture explores a range of men’s dress cultures, from the rake to the macaroni; from the servant to the courtier; from the Incroyable to the Revolutionary street gangs called the jeunesse dorée (gilded youth) and the muscadins, who retained aspects of court dress as an affront to the authorities and the sans-culottes. Date: Sat 9 Jul, 3.30pm Cost: $18 Adult / $12 NGV Member / $14 Concession & Student. Bookings 8662 1555 (10am-5pm daily) (Event Code P1192) Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International

NGV Seminar: Ceramics and their Usages in America and Britain – Lesley B. Grigsby

NGV Seminar: Ceramics and their Usages in America and Britain Lesley B. Grigsby, Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur Museum, Delaware Presented in conjunction with the Ceramics and Glass Circle of Australia. Discover ceramics and their usage in America and Britain in this series of lectures from an internationally acclaimed, earthenware expert. 1. English Drinking Vessels & Traditions in Colonial America Imported English drinking vessels—from slipware to delftware, salt-glazed stoneware and soft paste porcelain – were employed in modest homes and taverns as well as in more elegant settings and at formal public and private celebrations. 2. English and Continental Tin-Glazed Earthenwares An attractive range of delft shapes and decorative motifs will be examined through images of documented objects, archaeological material and period references. 3. Cobalt Ornament on Tin-Glazed Earthenware This talk begins with early, Middle Eastern use of cobalt…

NGV Lecture: The Poussin Project

NGV Lecture The Poussin Project Carl Villis, Conservator or European paintings before 1800 Nicholas Poussin’s Crossing of the Red Sea (c. 1634) is one of the National Gallery of Victoria’s most prized paintings. For NGV conservator Carl Villis, thanks to a special grant from French bank BNP Paribas, a full year has been set aside to complete restoration of the work, and to publish weekly updates on the NGV website. Join Carl for a discussion of the work undertaken so far, and the opportunity to ask questions. Speaker: Carl Villis, Conservator or European paintings before 1800. Date: Saturday 4 June, 2pm. Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International. Cost: $12 NGV Member / $18 non-member. Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily. Event code: M1127 or see website. For further information on the Poussin project see the NGV website.

Lecture: Alison Carroll, ‘The Revolutionary Century: Art in Asia 1900-2000’

Alison Carroll, curator and author, presents a lecture on Asian art in the twentieth century. There is a gap in our of knowledge of what connects the pre-twentieth century dominance of ‘traditional’ Asian arts and the rise of the internationally celebrated contemporary art of the region today. This lecture gives an overview of the main trends in the art of the region over the course of the twentieth century, from the iconoclastic young Japanese of the 1900s, to the passionate nation-building of artists in Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines mid century, and to the blossoming of artistic practice across all countries in the 1980s. Find out about a period too little known by us all, see images of near neighbours that parallel many artists in Australia and add to your understanding of this amazing region. Date: Wednesday May 18th, 6:30pm.…

NGV Lecture: The history of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection and presentation of modern art, from 1870 to the present

NGV Programs presents: The history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection and presentation of modern art, from 1870 to the present Gary Tinterow, Engelhard Chairman, Nineteenth Century, Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Join us for an evening lecture on twentieth century art by the 2011 Australian International Cultural Foundation Visiting Scholar and discover how The Met’s collecting practices aided in the creation of other New York institutions such as MoMA and the Whitney. This lecture is generously supported by the Australian International Cultural Foundation, an affiliate of Art Exhibitions Australia. Date: Thursday 24th March, 6pm. Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International (enter North Entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt), NGV International. Cost: Free. Bookings not essential but seats are limited.

Lecture: The Primacy of Drawing

Lecture The Primacy of Drawing Professor Deanna Petherbridge CBE, artist and writer The Primacy of Drawing is written from the perspective of a practitioner and by juxtaposing contemporary and historical works. Author, Deanna Petherbridge investigates how thinking and making are linked within the linearity and immediacy of drawing, the strategies and materials artists employ and how drawing relates to other forms of visual practice. See this post for details of her other lectures in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra http://melbourneartnetwork.com.au/2011/02/28/deanna-pethebridge-the-primacy-of-drawing/ http://www.deannapetherbridge.com/ Date: Monday 7th March, 6pm. Venue: NGV International, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International (enter North Entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt). Cost $18 Adult / $12 NGV Member / $14 Concession & Student Bookings: Program bookings 03 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily. Event code P1166.