Tag: Parkville

Exhibition | Brook Andrew – Sanctuary: Tombs of the outcasts | Ian Potter Museum of Art

A new exhibition at the Ian Potter Melbourne-based multi-disciplinary artist Brook Andrew explores an additional understanding of the ANZAC story, in a major new exhibition at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne. Sanctuary: Tombs of the outcasts challenges popular narratives around the ANZAC legend to reveal and highlight stories hidden over time. The exhibition seeks to give voice to other histories such as Indigenous and immigration that have become silent, and reveals Australia as a place of sanctuary.  It asks questions about what we remember, personally and collectively, and how we commemorate.The exhibition features new sculptural work from Andrew, as well as items selected by Andrew from his own archives and from the University of Melbourne Collections, including the University Art Collection, Archives, Maps, Rare Books, Zoology and the Baillieu Library Print Collection. For each day of…

Lecture | The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge: a case study in the evolution of the art museum – Duncan Robinson

The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge: a case study in the evolution of the art museum Dean’s Lecture | Duncan Robinson The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 by the bequest made to the University of Cambridge by a wealthy alumnus, Richard Viscount Fitzwilliam. In this lecture, Duncan Robinson traces its development, reflected in its architecture, from the private collection of an 18th Century aristocrat to its position today as one of Britain’s foremost art museums in which full, public access is combined with objects-based research, conservation facilities and teaching at all levels in order to fulfil its founder’s commitment to ‘the increase of learning.’ Duncan Robinson, CBE, FSA, was, until his retirement in 2012, the Master of Magdalene College Cambridge, and a Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. He is a graduate of both Cambridge and Yale Universities and a former…

Lecture | Stephen Orgel ‘Real Places in Imaginary Spaces: Architecture, Theatre and the World of Jonson and Shakespeare’

Real Places in Imaginary Spaces: Architecture, Theatre and the World of Jonson and Shakespeare Stephen Orgel The architect Inigo Jones’s settings for the fantastic masques he designed for the Stuart court often have a specific, recognizable topography, anchoring what Bacon called toys, Shakespeare called vanities, Samuel Daniel called punctilos of dreams, in a very solid social and architectural reality. Increasingly, moreover, the masque façades are buildings designed by Jones himself. This lecture, illustrated with slides of Jones’s architectural and stage designs, discusses the intersection of theatre and architecture at a critical moment in the development of the Renaissance stage. Stephen Orgel is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University. He has published widely on the political and historical aspects of Renaissance literature, theatre, and art history. His most recent books are Spectacular Performances (Manchester/ Palgrave, 2011), Imagining Shakespeare (Palgrave, 2003), and The…

Panel Discussion | Excellence and sustainability: the production and promotion of art through Aboriginal art centre programs

Excellence and sustainability: the production and promotion of art through Aboriginal art centre programs Saturday 24 August 2–3.30pm Several of the RAKA finalists are represented by Aboriginal owned and operated art centres in remote communities.  This discussion will explore the relationship between and interdependency of artists, art centres, gallerists and curators. How do these relationships affect the representation of Indigenous artists in art museums? Chair Janina Harding | Indigenous Art Program Manager, City of Melbourne and Executive Producer of Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival Panel Bill Nuttall | Director of Niagara Galleries, Chairperson of the Melbourne Art Foundation, 2009–2012, represents artists from Warmun Art Centre and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre. Suzette Wearne | Co-curator, Under the sun: the Kate Challis RAKA award 2013, Arts Administrator and Injalak Arts & Crafts Association, 2008–2010 Regina Pilawuk Wilson | Internationally exhibited artist, winner general painting category…

Symposium | Migration and Exchange: Symposium on early Australian Photography, Melbourne 29-30 November

Migration and Exchange: Symposium on early Australian Photography This symposium explores itinerant and sporadic image making in Australia (including those parts of the Pacific that Australia administered and that Australian photographers travelled to) in order to understand the effects of photographic transformation and exchange. It begins with images recruited to lend authority to colonial and indigenous elites and royals, includes the images created in the most intense period of Australia’s settlement – a period which includes the gold rush, the Great Exhibitions and Federation – and ends with the First World War which transformed relationships between foreign colonial powers, engendered a spirit of independence, and saw locals journeying to a European war carrying cameras and bringing back a new set of travel images with deep personal meaning. The symposium seeks to emphasise patterns of transformation and exchange. It includes the…

Symposium | A Body of Knowledge, Melbourne University

A Body of Knowledge Symposium The University of Melbourne Medical Science is much more than a single discipline, it intersects with art, technology philosophy and history. This symposium will consider the medical body from a number of perspectives. The morning sessions explore forensic and scientific innovations as well as considering the social and cultural history of the Melbourne Medical School. The afternoon sessions probe what happens when artists investigate the boundaries of anatomy, historically through models and images, and in the future, where technological evolution challenges our ideas of what it is to be human. See full details of the art history papers below. Session One 11.00 – 11.30 | The Demon in the Body Professor Mark Cook Chair of Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital 11.30 – 12.00 | The sick man thesis: bodies and disease in the nineteenth century Dr James…

Symposium | The Legacies of Bernard Smith

The Legacies of Bernard Smith A Collaborative International Symposium Thursday, 20 – Friday 21,September 2012, The Australian Institute of Art History, University of Melbourne Bernard Smith could be said to have established Australian Art History. His work was seminal for histories of Pacific encounter and he also was author to some of the country’s most eloquent memoirs. This Symposium brings together an international field of scholars from art history, anthropology, history and literature, as well as curators and writers, to discuss all aspects of Bernard Smith’s wide-ranging work and explore its impact and legacy. Date: Thursday, 20 September 2012, 9.30am -6.00pm and Friday, 21 September 2012 I 9.30am – 5.00pm Venue: Public Lecture Theatre, Old Arts Building, The University of Melbourne, Parkville To download the full Melbourne program, please click here (pdf). There will be a second symposium in Sydney on Friday 9th and Saturday…

Symposium | Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse

Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse The University of Melbourne, September 1st-2nd, 2012 This symposium will explore the different ways that communities and individuals understood disaster and mass death in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the impact of human emotions in shaping these understandings. Speakers Dagmar Eichberger (Trier), John Gagné (Sydney), Sigrun Haude (Cincinnati), Fredrika Jacobs (Virginia Commonwealth), Erika Kuijpers (Leiden), David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Dolly MacKinnon (UQ), Louise Marshall (Sydney), Una McIlvenna (Sydney), Gerrit Schenk (Heidelberg & Darmstadt), Peter Sherlock (MCD), Patricia Simons (Michigan – Ann Arbor), Jeffrey Chipps Smith (Texas at Austin), Jenny Spinks (Melbourne), Stephanie Trigg (Melbourne), Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge) and Charles Zika (Melbourne) (full program below). Venue: Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street, The University of Melbourne Dates: Saturday 1st   8.30 am – 6.00pm and Sunday 2 September 2012 9.00 am – 6.00 pm Convenors: Dr Jenny Spinks, Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, School of…

Lectures | Revealing the Collections of Melbourne University

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 of their favourite collections.This program of lectures is hosted by the Art History Program in the School of Culture and Communication. Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Lecture Theatre A, Melbourne University, Parkville. Date: Sunday 29 July 2012, 10.30am–12.00noon; 2.00pm–4.00pm Free Event. All Welcome. No Bookings required. Program 10.30am–10.35am Welcome – Speaker: Assoc Prof Alison Inglis,…

EVCS: Mark Shepheard, ‘Pompeo Batoni and his Roman Sitters: Portraits of the Sforza Cesarini’

Mark Shepheard ‘Pompeo Batoni and his Roman Sitters: Portraits of the Sforza Cesarini.’   This paper examines Pompeo Batoni’s two portraits of members of the Sforza Cesarini family: the portrait of Duke Gaetano II in Melbourne and that of a woman traditionally identified as Gaetano’s wife, which hangs today in Birmingham. It readdresses the question of the identity of the sitter in the Birmingham portrait, and explores the social function of portraiture within the Sforza Cesarini’s extensive art collection and the likely place of Batoni’s two portraits within that collection.The paper concludes with a discussion of Batoni’s portraits of Roman sitters and questions the oft-repeated view that the paucity of such portraits was the result of the low esteem in which portraiture was traditionally said to be held in eighteenth-century Italy. This paper is the result of research carried out…

The Art of Praise: Forum and Display on the Medieval Choir Book

The Art of Praise Forum and Display on the Medieval Choir Book The Advent Festival, in conjunction with the State Library of Victoria and The University of Melbourne, will host a forum and display on the Medieval Choir Book, convened by Margaret Manion.  Margaret Manion has published widely on medieval manuscripts and is preparing a publication on the medieval choir book, entitled The Art of Praise.  Shane Carmody, John Stinson, Elizabeth Melzer and Hugh Hudson will introduce the manuscripts, discussing their provenance, parchments, music and illuminations.  The forum will include a number of live examples of the music sung by John Weretka. At the forum’s conclusion, the manuscripts and leaves discussed will be available for inspection in the Oratory. Richly illuminated examples from the State Library of Victoria include: an eleventh-century manuscript of musical treatises by Boethius and others; a fourteenth-century French antiphonal made for…

Symposium in Honour of Ernst Kitzinger: Sites of Devotion | New Directions in Medieval Art History

Public Symposium in Honour of Ernst Kitzinger (1912-2003) Sites of Devotion | New Directions in Medieval Art History This symposium celebrates the centenary of the birth of Ernst Kitzinger (b. Munich 1912 – d. New York 2003), distinguished historian of Late Antique, Medieval and Byzantine art. It provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ongoing influence of his work in Australia, where he was interned as an enemy alien during World War II. Addressing the interests of both specialists and the wider public, papers will explore the ways in which Kitzinger’s interests in the study of art related to Christian devotion have influenced the teaching and research of four Melbourne-based scholars working across a range of fields including art history, archaeology and curatorship. Speakers from the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria will share recent directions their work has taken in…

Exhibition: Treasures – Antiquities from Melbourne private collections

Treasures: Antiquities from Melbourne Private Collections Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, 22nd October 2011 – 15th April 2012 Treasures: Antiquities from Melbourne Private Collections opens at the Ian Potter Museum of Art on October 22nd. the exhibition will feature objects from ancient Greece, Rome and the Near East – some over 5000 years old, and many presented for public display for the first time. The exhibition’s curator Dr Andrew Jamieson says that ‘Melbourne is fortunate to have a number of important private collections of antiquities. These intricately crafted works from various collections reveal fascinating insights into ancient societies.Treasures is a wonderful display of some of selected works from around the world. This exhibition allows us to explore the history and culture of each piece as though we were collectors ourselves.’ Venue: Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston St,…

Shane Carmody ‘To be a Pilgrim’ Margaret Manion Lecture 2011

Margaret Manion Lecture 2011 To be a Pilgrim Shane Carmody In this lecture Shane Carmody will explore the provenance and relevance of a medieval manuscript held in the collection of the State Library of Victoria: The pilgrimage of the lyfe of the manhode and The pilgrimage of the sowle. This manuscript dates from 1430 and is an English prose translation of the famous work written by the French Cistercian Guillaume de Deguileville a century earlier. The translation had a major impact on the English imagination through the upheaval of the Reformation and later religious conflicts, and its metaphors still resonate today. This crudely made and graphically illustrated book was conserved and restored for the State Library of Victoria’s exhibition The Medieval Imagination: Illuminated Manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand. An exhibition curated by Margaret Manion and seen by over 1000 000 people in 2008.…

Mis-Design Artist’s Forum

Mis-Design Artist’s Forum Guest curator Dr Grace McQuilten will be joined by local artists Flatland OK, Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle and Slow Art Collective for a discussion about their projects, their collaborations and their ideas. These artists are interested in challenging the “design” of contemporary art and the possibility of critique in contemporary consumer culture. They all employ artistic strategies which maintain a tension between art and contemporary architecture, fashion and interior design, focusing their production on issues of sustainability, human agency and social impact. Date: Saturday, 24 September | 2.00pm Venue: Multifunction room, Level 1, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne Register via this link before Thursday, 22September or contact Amanda Morris at the Potter at potter-events@unimelb.edu.au or 03 8344 0327. Mis-Design is currently showing at the Potter at The University of Melbourne, Parkville until 6th November 2011 http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/art_exhibitions_detail.aspx?view=179