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Talk | Eastern & Western Art | La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre

Thomas Sheard Great Britain 1866-1921 The Arab Blacksmith c.1900 oil on canvas 115.0 x 163.0 cm Purchased 1903 1903.1

Venue: La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre Date: 6 May Saturday, 12.30pm – 1.30pm Adam Bushby, lawyer and art history graduate, will speak about the theme of Orientalism in painting, starting with the Gallery collection and then tracing the long history of representing Islamic and other Eastern people and culture in Western painting. Free. Bookings essential. 03 5434 6088 | bendigoartgallery@bendigo.vic.gov.au La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, 121 View Street, Bendigo Bookings: 03 5434 6088 | bendigoartgallery@bendigo.vic.gov.au

Meet the Artist – Louise Hearman | TarraWarra Museum of Art

TarraWarra Museum of Art presents the first survey exhibition of Louise Hearman’s work, curated by Anna Davis and organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, MCA from 18 February – 14 May 2017, with paintings and drawings from across her 25-year practice. Meet the artist and join Fiona Gruber posing questions to curator and artist and gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the work in this exhibition. Compere: Fiona Gruber, journalist and producer with twenty years experience writing and broadcasting across the arts as a commentator, profile writer, and reviewer Guests: Louise Hearman, artist and Anna Davis, Curator, MCA and Curator Louise Hearman exhibition Date: Saturday 18 March, 2pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, Tickets: $20 / $15 concession – book via twma.com.au Telephone (03) 5957 3100 Email museum@twma.com.au  

Talk and Launch | MTALKS – Dwelling as a Political Form: The Work of Archie Moore

Come to MPavilion for the presentation of the 2016 MPavilion/Art Monthly Writing Award to Tess Maunder, who will be joined in conversation by Art Monthly editor Michael Fitzgerald. This award, administered by NAVA, celebrates writing that explores the nexus between art and design, and Tess’s winning essay explores the conceptual idea of ‘dwelling’ in the practice of Indigenous artist Archie Moore. The conversation will also launch the December 2016 edition of Art Monthly Australasia, in which Tess’s essay is proudly published. Date: 6.15pm – 7.15pm, Tuesday 20 December 2016 Venue: MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Vic Bookings: Free event.

Discussion | The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Join guest curator Julie Ewington for a special discussion on The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver and enjoy the unique opportunity of viewing, and learning about Oliver’s exquisite works in this much-awaited exhibition. The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver presents over 50 sculptures drawn from public and private Australian collections, from the mid-1980s to the artist’s final solo exhibition in 2006. It will reveal Oliver as the most significant sculptor of her generation. At a time when many artists were turning to installation, video and other ephemeral art forms, Oliver resolutely pursued making inventive and substantial works in metal, which became her signature material. Guest curator, Julie Ewington, describes Oliver as one of the most exciting and rewarding sculptors to work in Australia in the last decades of the twentieth century. Date: 2pm, 26th November 2016 Venue: TarraWarra Muesum of Art Bookings essential: $20 Adult, $15 Concession…

Talk | Adam Bushby – Creating a collection: portrait painting and the Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery

This talk will introduce the portrait paintings of the Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery at the Victorian Bar.  While this collection of past and present barristers is important to Victorian legal history, it is also a demonstration of movements in Australian art history.  It will be shown how this small but important collection displays interesting examples of the traditional and conservative, as well as the modern and contemporary. Adam Bushby is a lawyer and art history graduate.  He holds bachelor’s degrees in commerce, law and art history from the University of Melbourne, and a master’s degree in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art.  Adam is currently a Senior Parliamentary Counsel for the Victorian Government, and the Curator of the Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery at the Victorian Bar. Tuesday 8 November 2016 at 5.30 pm in the Gallery at Owen Dixon…

Discussion | Migration Nation: Arts and Politics of Difference

Join us as we explore the politics of representation and the representation of politics. Panellists: Dr Leslie Morgan, Steven Rhall, Nur Shkembi, Daniella Trimboli Dr Sara Wills will be our Master of Ceremonies for the evening. She is Course Coordinator for the Executive Master of Arts, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and a lecturer in Australian Studies at Melbourne University. BREXIT, Trumpism, the rising success of so-called ‘neo-nationalist’ parties across Europe and Pauline Hanson’s resurgence into Australian politics – these events are compelling us to assess how we view fellow citizens as the Others within.  At a more local level, 120 years ago, it was illegal for the Irish to travel on the No. 19 Tram. Since then many Morelandians have felt the tension of being the untrusted newcomers through the facade of Australia’s ‘Welcoming Wall’. Local tensions culminated…

Language talk | Moving ideas – Ancient ruins and mystic landscapes in the Baillieu Library’s print collection

Apologies for the short notice – for Italian speakers interested in prints there is a talk in Italian at the Baillieu library tomorrow by Angelo Lo Conte. Date: Friday 19 Aug 2016, 11.00- 12.00pm Venue: Baillieu Library, Leigh Scott Room Presented at the Baillieu Library in Italia Please join us for a series of talks which offer an immersive language experience with specialist art historians.This program will be presented at the Baillieu Library in Italian. Moving ideas: ancient ruins and mystic landscapes in the Baillieu Library’s print collection This seminar investigates the essential role played by prints in the circulation of ideas, discoveries and emotions in seventeenth century Europe, understanding them as a visual bridge between Northern and Southern European culture. By looking at works by artists such as Hieronymus Cock, Aegidius Sadeler and Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the paper highlights how…

Talk | Studies for masters: new research into old master drawings | University of Melbourne

The spotlight has been shone upon the approximately 100 drawings included in the Baillieu Library Print Collection – many of them gifted by Dr J. Orde Poynton in 1959 – by a series of research projects undertaken by participants in the Cultural Collections Projects Program. A selection of these exquisite drawings will be on display on the ground floor of the Baillieu Library from June 6th until July 24th 2016. A rare opportunity to hear more about how the drawings were made, their attribution and their previous owners will take place with a lunch time presentation by Jessica Cole and Callum Reid. Jessica Cole is a gallery professional and will reveal her findings on a 17th century study of a stone sculpture which adorns the Ponte Sant’ Angelo in Rome. Callum Reid is a doctoral candidate and will speak about…

Talk | Eugene Barilo von Reisberg: ‘Franz Xaver Winterhalter: Portraiture in the Age of Social Mobility’ | Melbourne University

Eugene Barilo von Reisberg (Art History Program, School of Culture & Communication), PhD Completion Seminar: ‘Franz Xaver Winterhalter: Portraiture in the Age of Social Mobility’. For nearly four decades, from the early 1830s to the early 1870s, Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873) was among the most popular and highly sought-after, internationally-renowned elite portrait specialists, who enjoyed the patronage of royal, aristocratic and middle-class elites. This seminar will demonstrate that the artist’s success and popularity among the highest echelons of society were contingent upon his mimetic abilities, the rigorous application of his academic training, as well as the bold innovations of his technical approaches that placed him hors concours among fellow portrait practitioners of the era. Further, by using evidence from the biographies of Winterhalter’s sitters, the seminar will reassess his works as visual documents whose iconographic narratives: encapsulate the status and social mobility of his sitters; illustrate…

Talk | Anthony White – Beyond the Present | Heide Museum of Modern Art

Dr Anthony White, senior lecturer at the School of Culture and Communication, the University of Melbourne, discusses the art practice of Melinda Harper, from her earliest paintings of geometric shapes on pieces of found wood or board, to her most recent large canvases with their brilliant colours and dazzling formal arrangements. Reflecting on the relationship between Harper’s work and the history of modernism, Dr White will respond directly to the works in the exhibition, exploring the expressive vitality of abstract painting today. Date: Sunday 30 August, 2pm Venue: Heide Museum of Modern Art FREE with admission More about the Melinda Harper exhibition at Heide here.

Exhibition and Curator’s Talk | Duldig Studio

As part of the 2015 National Trust Heritage Festival, Melinda Mockridge, co-curator of the award-winning Art Behind the Wire exhibition, will be giving talks on the exhibition at the Duldig Studio on 21 and 23 April and 5 and 7 May from 2.30pm- 4pm.  Bookings are required for the tours only as numbers are limited. Tickets are priced at $25 for adult, $20 for concession. About the Exhibition During WWII, the British and Australian Governments interned many people considered a threat to security as ‘enemy aliens’. In Victoria one internment camp was purpose built with funding from the British Government at Tatura near Shepparton in country Victoria. Sculptor Karl Duldig, his wife artist inventor Slawa and their young daughter Eva were one of the families interned – shipped from Singapore aboard the Queen Mary along with 60 other refugee families and…

Talk | Why Being Real Matters: Art and Authenticity in Australia | Robyn Sloggett

Why Being Real Matters: Art & Authenticity in Australia Robyn Sloggett In this talk, Associate Professor Robyn Sloggett presents an outline of the history of art and cultural heritage fraud in Australia. She examines the ways in which scholarship intersects (or does not intersect) with art fraud investigations and what is at stake when art fraud goes unreported. With the Australian indigenous art market estimated at around $500 million and with estimates for the amount of problematic art in the market at about 10%, the issue is significant in both economic and social terms. This talk looks at these issues and at the current options for dealing with the problem of art fraud in the Australian market. Associate Professor Robyn Sloggett is Director of the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, which delivers industry-focused teaching, research and consultancy programs related to cultural preservation. Her current research incorporates art authentication, the scientific and cultural analysis of…

Talk | For the Nobility, Gentry and Curious in General: Richard Dubourg’s Classical Exhibition, 1775-1819 | Melbourne Museum

History, Culture & Collections | Humanities Department Museum Victoria Seminar Series 2014 For the Nobility, Gentry & Curious in General: Richard Dubourg’s Classical Exhibition, 1775-1819 Dr Richard Gillespie and Sarah Babister Museum Victoria has a cork model of the Colosseum made by English artist Richard Duborg circa 1800. This extraordinary model was part of Dubourg’s collection of cork models of sites from classical antiquity, exhibited in London in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The exhibition brought the Grand Tour to London, aiming to educate and entertain a diverse audience – antiquarians, architects, nobility and gentry planning or recalling tours to the actual sites, families, tourists and students. Dubourg also adopted theatrical effects such as scenic set pieces and special lighting to create drama and movement in his models of the Temple of the Sibyls and Cascade at Tivoli and the…

Talk | Canada’s Worst Neighbourhood

How do we know our neighbourhood is getting better? Creative and participatory research in North Central Regina, ‘Canada’s Worst Neighbourhood’ Dr. Marnie Badham, Research Fellow, Centre for Cultural Partnerships Communities like North Central are challenged to develop a long-term coordinated planning vision when they are burdened by stigma, complex social issues, and the crisis of poverty that require immediate response. Developing a shared understanding of progress across multiple stakeholders with competing interests is essential to building resilient communities, but how can we engage disengaged residents in communicating their wishes for their futures when methods of planning have historically excluded them? This presentation explores a creative practice-led research approach in the development of locally-determined cultural indicators. Originally from Canada, Dr. Marnie Badham, works as an artist -researcher exploring representational practice (like policy, art, and research) and addressing social justice issues in collaboration…

Public art forum | Invasion or integration? Public art in urban spaces | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Invasion or integration? Public art in urban spaces Vivien Lovell, Vanessa Walker Vivien Lovell is the founder of Modus Operandi, an independent arts unit curating and producing site-specific artistic interventions. Based in London, Modus Operandi has delivered more than 110 projects over the past 12 years throughout Britain, Europe and Japan. In this presentaion, Vivien will focus on current approaches to urban public art, contrasting the role of integrated art and the concept of place-making with the notion of the ‘placed’ object as ‘space-invader’. Case studies, including BBC Broadcasting House, the Phoenix Initiative in Coventry, the Marunouchi Art Project in Tokyo, Oxford University’s Radcliffe Observatory Quarter and The Fourth Plinth project in Trafalgar Square, will explore the notion of artist-designed public spaces, the integration of art within architecture, and the role of the temporary installation in the public realm. Vivien…