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Keir Lectures on Art: Professor Ewa Lajer-Burcharth – Chardin’s Girls, University of Melbourne, March 8 2018

Free Public Lecture   Keir Lectures on Art:   Chardin’s Girls: The Ethics of Painting will be held Thursday, 8 March 2018.   Lecture: Professor Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University.   What did it mean to be a girl in the 18th century? Professor Ewa Lajer-Burcharth examines 18th-century French painter Jean- Baptiste-Siméon Chardin’s intriguing depictions of young adults as images of emergent subjectivity. Lajer-Burcharth’s lecture considers the complex ethics of these representations of a nascent gendered self.   Ewa Lajer-Burcharth is William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts in the […]

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Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (HASS) – ARC Centres of Excellence Workshop – ARC Majura Theatre – December 11, 2017

The Australian Academy of Humanities, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and Australian Research Council are convening a one-day workshop for potential HASS applicants for the forthcoming ARC Centres of Excellence rounds. The workshop will feature presentations and roundtable sessions with the ARC and Centre Directors, who will share insights on the application and assessment process, advice on developing bids and strategies for success. We would like to invite researchers and research teams applying in the 2018 round and those preparing for 2023 to attend. The workshop is also open […]

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Art of nation: Australia’s official art and photography of the First World War

The Australian War Memorial has launched Art of nation: Australia’s official art and photography of the First World War, a digital interpretation of the earliest plans for the Memorial. Australian official war historian and Memorial founder Charles Bean sketched the design for this building in 1919 as he returned home to Australia following the First World War. During the war, artists and photographers were deployed to the front to witness and record the war first hand. Bean’s imagined building contains separate galleries housing the official war art and photography collections. The large paintings are exhibited in a dedicated art gallery for the […]

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Diana Dethlof lecture: ‘Re-visiting Peter Lely’ – Melbourne University July 12 2017

Diana Dethlof, ‘ Revisiting Peter Lely’ a Dutch Painter in seventeenth-century London History of Art, University College, London The Dutch-born artist Peter Lely was an important figure in seventeenth-century British portrait painting. His position as Principal Painter at the court of Charles II, and his portraits of royal mistresses and privileged courtiers have, for many, come to define the Restoration period, as well as earning Lely the reputation of being nothing more than a fashionable face painter. This lecture aims to present a more balanced assessment of an artist who enjoyed a working life of almost forty years, only half […]

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Symposium: The Arts and Imagination – Art Gallery of SA – July 3

Outreach Session of the Australasian Association of Philosophy 2017, jointly organised with the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice (JMCCCP), the Art Gallery of South Australia, and partly sponsored by the Australian Research Council and the American Society for Aesthetics. Date: Monday afternoon July 3rd Time: 2.00-5.00 Venue: Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of SA (AGSA) Title: Myths, metaphors and tropes: the narratives which guide studio practice Cost: Free and all welcome. Tea and coffee will be provided. No registration required. The session is a component of a workshop on the Arts and Imagination which runs as part of the […]

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AAANZ Home

Annual Conference In 2018 the AAANZ Conference will be taking place in Melbourne, at RMIT University from the 5th to the 8th of December. Check the conference homepage for upcoming information.  Renew your AAANZ membership to enjoy the full membership benefits for 2018, including access to two issues of the Australian and New Zealand Journal […]

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