Tag: VCA

Workshop | Some Artists and Philosophers Walked into a Room | VCA

Some Artists & Philosophers Walked into a Room… Tuesday 11 July, 2017 – 9.30am-5.30pm Theme: A work might be experienced in numerous ways—in person, online, across multiple versions, as a record, diagram, report, description, witness account, podcast, video, plan, remix, or even as a scalable aggregate of elements. Perhaps, once we consider the world of a work of art as a constellation of elements, the indeterminacy of art is given a more conspicuous materiality. Where is a work of art? Is there an optimum or primary point of entry into a work of art? Chairs: Sean Lowry (VCA) and Jenny McMahon (Philosophy, Adelaide) Presenters: Barbara Bolt, Elizabeth Burns Coleman, Edward Colless, Cate Consandine, Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, Justin Clemens, Cynthia Freeland, Vanessa Godden, Andrew Goodman, Paul Guyer, Raafat Ishak, Kate Just, Tessa Laird, Claire Lambe, Sean Lowry, David Macarthur, Mohan Matthen,…

Unconference | Teacher as Artist | Art Education Victoria and the Victorian College of the Arts

Unconference | Teacher as Artist | Victorian College of the Arts 3rd Feb 2017, 9:00am – 10:00pm Art Education Victoria and the Victorian College of the Arts present Unconference | Teacher as Artist – a day of inspiration, collaboration, learning and development.   Morning | Teacher as Artist Ten exhibiting contemporary Melbourne artists have put their hands up to work with you. They were inspired by their art teachers, now it’s their opportunity to inspire you. You’ll learn exciting new skills, techniques and knowledge for your 2017 classroom. Choose who you want to work with for an immersive three hour workshop at the home of art education, the Victorian College of the Arts. 1 Jon Cattapan: The Figure | The City | The Landscape 2 Kate Daw: Text based Art 3 Elizabeth Gower: Geometries of Pattern Logic 4 Rafaat Ishak: Intersections | Urban environments through…

Symposium | Art, Ethics and Indigeneity | VCA

A full day symposium to be held as part of the National Reconciliation Week program at the VCA and MCM. The symposium invites Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers working across the field of Indigenous arts and culture to address some of the key issues when working with Indigenous people, places and communities. It will address the importance of understanding and following protocols and will showcase some of the innovative research being undertaken by Indigenous scholars and artists, and by non-Indigenous researchers working with Indigenous people, places and communities. Guest speakers include Richard Frankland, Genevieve Grieves, Ngardarb Riches, Prof. Brian Martin, Janis Koolmatrie, Lilly Brown, Dr Sally Treloyn and Rona (Googninda) Charles (Ngarinyin, Nyigina), Wilton Foster OAM (Anangu) and Dr Susan Lowish with the Ara Irititja project team, Dr Sandy O’Sullivan, Prof. Estelle Barrett and Philip Morrissey. Website: http://vca-mcm.unimelb.edu.au/events?id=1140 Bookings: Free, registration essential via EventBrite…

Call for Papers and Activities | iDARE – Creative Arts Research and the Ethics of Innovation

iDARE – Call for Papers Creative Arts Research and the Ethics of Innovation Conference Date: 27th – 28th September, 2016 Venue: VCA and MCM Southbank campus, 234 St Kilda Road, SOUTHBANK We invite you to submit a proposal for iDARE—Innovation in Design and Art Research Ethics—a conference that asks you to tackle the burning “ethical” issues for contemporary artists, designers and performers working in the academy and beyond. The conference aims to generate robust discussion around the relationship between ethics and creative practice research. It will showcase and test innovative pedagogical approaches to ethics education and training in the area of PhDs in creative practice in a quest to foster the development of ethically informed research cultures in the creative and performing arts and design. This conference is part of an OLT Funded Project, Developing new approaches to ethics and research integrity…

News | Art & Australia given to VCA, will be relaunched in 2016

The University of Melbourne has announced that owner, editor and publisher of Art & Australia, Eleonora Triguboff, has given the journal to the VCA. It will be relaunched in 2016 with Professor Su Baker to take the role of editor- in-chief and Dr Edward Colless as editor. From 2016 the journal will focus critically on contemporary art, especially in its theoretical, socio-cultural and geo-political contexts. Ms Triguboff will become an honorary Chair of Art & Australia. From the University of Melbourne: Professor Baker said she was excited to take the journal into the next phase of its life. “I would like to thank Eleonora Triguboff for this remarkable gift and to pay tribute to her passion and dedication to ensuring Art & Australia remained the premier art journal of record. Under Eleonora’s stewardship, Art & Australia has fostered a truly global outlook…

News | A New Museum of Contemporary Art for Melbourne University

News that Melbourne University has received a $26 million gift of contemporary art from the property developer and art collector Michael Buxton. The collection will be housed in a new purpose-built museum on the VCA Southbank campus. The museum will operate in conjunction with the University’s Ian Potter Museum of Art. Director, Kelly Gellatly said, “The Collection, which has been established with curatorial rigour, will enable the establishment of an extraordinary museum. It will showcase exhibitions that embrace experimentation and explore some of the major concerns of the 21st Century. Through the activities of the Potter’s Academic Programs unit – unique within Australia – the museum will facilitate object-based learning for undergraduate and graduate students from the University’s diverse faculties and different campuses.” From the university The Buxton Collection is one of the most important private contemporary collections in Australia,…

re. reading – Patrick Pound at the Lenton Parr Library

As part of Melbourne Rare Book Week the Melbourne artist and book collector Patrick Pound will put together and exhibition at the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library at the University of Melbourne Southbank Campus (VCA). The exhibition will include subtle and poetic interventions in the library’s regular displays as well as art and ephemera related to the book and music collections, which explore the act of reading. Artist floor talk: Sunday 27 July, 2pm – Registrations for the talk are essential, bookings online  http://bit.ly/1scXAem The exhibition will run from the 17th July until the 30th July at the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library, The Hub Building, 234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank, 3006 Library opening hours during exhibition are 9am – 6pm, Monday – Friday | 1pm – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday (26 – 27 July). The event is part…

Symposium | Animals in Art and Philosophy Part 3 – Andrew Benjamin keynote

In Flesh and Blood: Animals in Art and Philosophy The third symposium in the series In Flesh and Blood: Animals in Art and Philosophy run by the Centre for Ideas at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) will take place on Friday 11th May. Keynote – Andrew Benjamin. Programme 10.30 am to 1 pm: Responding to Derrida and Animals Elizabeth Presa (CFI), ‘Skin deep’ Starting with Derrida’s discussion, in volume 1 of The Beast and the Sovereign, of a question once posed to Levinas: “Does the Animal have a face?”, I explore through Levinas, Rilke and others, how one might come to understand what a face can be and how such an understanding may contribute to a more imaginative engagement with other beings in the world. Keren Shlezinger (Monash Univ.), ‘The Shame of Being an Animal…

Symposium | Animals in Art and Philosophy Part 2 – Raimond Gaita keynote

In Flesh and Blood: Animals in Art and Philosophy The second symposium in the series In Flesh and Blood: Animals in Art and Philosophy run by the Centre for Ideas at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) will take place on Tuesday, 24 April. The draft program is as follows: Morning 10.30 – 1.30: Animals, the law and politics Justin Clemens ‘Man is a swarm animal’ What is it about ‘man’ that makes him a candidate for politics and the political? What makes human being-together a properly political question and not just a question of species-activity or genetic determinism? In this presentation, I examine a pun of Jacques Lacan. This is S1, l’essaim; S-one, the swarm. To date, this pun has, at best, been taken as a suggestive metaphor; at worst, as just another…

Symposium | In Flesh and Blood: Animals in Art and Philosophy

In Flesh and Blood: Animals in Art and Philosophy A symposium series convened by Dr Elizabeth Presa and Dr Louise Burchill in three parts with leading artists, writers and philosophers, focusing on animals in philosophy and art. The keynote speaker for the first symposium is Professor Peter Singer, the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. Presented by the Centre for Ideas Art & Philosophy Project funded by the Sidney Myer Foundation. Program 10.30 – 11.40: Ashley Woodward (MSCP and CFI), ‘Becoming-Animal in Peter Shaffer’s Equus‘ Jon Roffe (MSCP), ‘Everything You Wanted to Know About Deleuze and Guattari but were Afraid to Ask Lobsters’ Timothy Mathieson (art advisor to the Melbourne City Council), ‘The Pelican Machine of Helen Martin’s Owl House as an effectuation of Deleuze…

JOB: Lecturer in Art (Critical and Theoretical Studies)

Lecturer in Art (Critical and Theoretical Studies) School of Art – Faculty of the VCA and MCM Salary: Level A $57,351 – $77,825 p.a. or Level B $81,925 – $97,283 p.a. plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience. The position of Lecturer in Critical and Theoretical Studies will entail participation in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching program and contribution to the institution’s research and culture through honours and postgraduate supervision, mentoring and through the appointee’s own research initiatives and publications. Close date: 5 February 2012 For Position Description, Selection Criteria and application details see the Melbourne University website.

Exhibition: Victorian College of the Arts Masters Exhibition

Victorian College of the Arts Masters Exhibition 2011 Works by Masters students from the VCA School of Art, University of Melbourne, will be exhibited at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and throughout the School of Art Studios from 6 to 11 December. The Masters Exhibition features the work of 33 graduating students from the Master of Fine Art and the Master of Visual Art courses. Gallery goers can explore a variety of solo projects starting in the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and continue throughout the School of Art studios and installation spaces. The Masters Exhibition has been curated by two Masters students from the Curatorial Studies program led by Dr Alison Inglis from the School of Culture and Communication. The Awards for the Masters Exhibition will be announced on 5 December by VCA alumna Jennifer Higgie (MFA, 1991), novelist, screenwriter, and art…

Lecture – Jennifer Higgie: What’s So Funny?

What’s So Funny? – Why haven’t jokes, humour, wordplay and satire in the art of the last century been taken seriously? Jennifer Higgie VCA Alumna, now co-editor and staff writer of frieze magazine living in London It’s as impossible (or unbearable) to imagine a life – and by association, art – without laughter as it is to imagine a life without air. Yet, despite some important exceptions, there has been a surprising lack of discussion around the role of jokes, humour, wordplay and satire in the art of the last century. This is a small attempt to redress that lack. Date: Thursday 8th December 2011 Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm Venue: Federation Hall, Grant St, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank Free admission, no registrations Jennifer Higgie’s biography  A graduate from VCA in 1991, Jennifer Higgie is co-editor and staff writer of frieze magazine and lives in London. She has…

Art Forums at the Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank

Art Forums at the Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank The Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank is holding weekly Art Forums with speakers including artists, writers and curators. See the program of speakers below. All talks are free admission and open to the public. Venue: Art Auditorium, School of Art, Gate 4, Dodds Street, Southbank Further enquiries: 03 9685 9400 or email Scott Miles Free admission and all welcome Website – http://vca.unimelb.edu.au/events/category/Public%20Talks March 31st, 2011 12:30-1:30pm – Alex Baker ‘THINGS THAT I LIKE THAT MAKE ME WHO I AM’ Alex Baker will reflect upon the wide range of personal and cultural materials influencing his role as a curator and writer. Alex Baker is Senior Curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria. Formerly Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and associate curator at the…