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Visiting Professor of Australian Studies – University of Tokyo

Visiting Professor of Australian Studies 2018-19 AND/OR 2019-20 Centre for Pacific and American Studies Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo Position: Visiting Professor Open to: Australian citizens and permanent residents Location: Centre for Pacific and American Studies, University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus Salary: Starting Salary ¥600,000 per month (before tax). Duration: Approximately 10 months Commencement of position: Early September 2018 or early September 2019. Applicants may apply for either term or both terms. This must be indicated clearly on your application. Closing date for applications: 5:00 pm, Friday 29 September 2017 Applications: Email applications to: k.darian-smith@unimelb.edu.au with the words “Confidential Visiting Professor Tokyo” in the […]

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The Long Dream of Waking – New Perspectives on Len Lye – Eds. Paul Brobbel, Wystan Curnow, Roger Horrocks

The Long Dream of Waking: New Perspectives on Len Lye Recognised internationally as one of the twentieth century’s great modernist innovators, New Zealand artist Len Lye is most famous for his avant-garde experimental films and for his astonishing and playful kinetic sculptures. Always fascinated by the interplay of movement and light, this extraordinary artist also expressed himself in photography, drawing, painting and poetry. During his lifetime he was better known in the art capitals of North America and Europe than in the country of his birth, but that has changed since the establishment of the foundation dedicated to his works […]

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New publication – Rick Amor: An Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints by Irena Zdanowicz

Rick Amor: An Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints by Irena Zdanowicz was launched on 15 July in Canberra at the National Gallery of Australia during the symposium ‘The Art of Attribution: The Catalogue Raisonné in the 21st Century’, organized jointly by the NGA and the Australian Institute of Art History at the University of Melbourne. This publication is the first online catalogue raisonné of prints to be published in Australia and is a work in progress. Its first phase documents Rick Amor’s intaglio prints and their 900-plus states; the relief prints and lithographs will be added in due course. […]

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AAANZ Advocacy Working Groups – Call For Participation

The AAANZ is aiming to increase its efforts to advocate for art history and the visual arts. As there are many issues that the Association could potentially address it is important to prioritise these and to enlist members to assist with the work of researching, communicating, and organising advocacy efforts. The Association will establish several advocacy working groups to address issues which have been identified by the membership and the executive as crucial. If you are interested to join one of these working groups please write to us and let us know. We will then put you in touch with other interested […]

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Postgraduate Symposium – Gerhard Richter: Questions for Painters – Griffith University

10 AM – 7 PM MONDAY 16 OCTOBER 2017   $65pp   Register here   Interested postgraduate students, early-career researchers and academics from universities throughout Australasia are invited to attend and contribute to a dynamic dialogue on art practice as framed through Richter’s example.   This postgraduate symposium focuses on practice-based research, and provides an opportunity to meet and hear from distinguished artists working at the nexus of practical and theoretical approaches to contemporary painting. Speakers will use their own research and practice-based methodologies as case studies in shaping this discussion.   The symposium is organised around two central themes […]

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Call for Papers | Association for Art History Conference | London April 2018

2018 Annual Conference Courtauld Institute of Art & King’s College London 5 – 7 April 2018, London About The 2018 AAH Annual Conference for art history and visual culture will be co-hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London. Academic sessions that papers will respond to the idea of ‘looking outwards’. This international 3 day event will look at art history in the broadest sense, and will incorporate a diverse range of speakers and perspectives. Call for Papers The 2018 Annual Conference for art history and visual culture will be co-hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art […]

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Art and Its Directions – AAANZ Conference Bursaries

GENERAL INFORMATION | KEYNOTE SPEAKERS | SPECIAL EVENT | CALL FOR SESSIONS CALL FOR PAPERS | REGISTRATION & ACCOMODATION | POSTGRADUATE DAY | POSTGRADUATE BURSARIES The Art Association of Australia New Zealand is happy to announce that it will award five bursaries to currently enrolled postgraduate students studying art history, art, or curatorship to deliver a paper at the Perth Annual Conference in December 2017. Each award will be a cash grant of $500 to be used towards travel expenses to attend the conference and give a paper. In order to be eligible for consideration applicants must be members of the Art Association […]

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Statement on the closure of the Castlemaine Art Museum

A letter from Professor Charles Green and Dr Lyndell Green, endorsed by AAANZ President Anthony White:   We are writing to express our deep and grave concern at the closure of the Castlemaine Art Museum and the sacking of its staff, due to the long-running crisis in the Museum’s finances.   The Board of the Gallery has emailed all its members announcing the Gallery’s closure (into a state akin to hibernation or mothballing, as opposed to being wound up) and, it seems, the sacking of the staff due to the Gallery’s inability to continue professional operations within its tiny income. The Board […]

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