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Free Public Lecture by Julia Bryan-Wilson: “Cecilia Vicuña, About to Happen” – Thursday 4 May 2017, University of Melbourne.

Free Public Lecture by Julia Bryan-Wilson: “Cecilia Vicuña, About to Happen” will be held Thursday 4 May 2017 at the University of Melbourne.   Keynote Speaker: Julia Bryan-Wilson, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley.   Associate Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson will give a lecture on Chilean artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña.    Bryan-Wilson’s lecture will discuss Vicuña’s sculptural work looking closely at her textile-based work from the 1970s to think through issues of production and materiality. Drawing on her forthcoming book, Fray: Art and Textile Politics, Julia Bryan- Wilson investigates how Vicuña’s use of knotted threads and strings signified politically […]

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CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN ISSUE: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Issue 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN ISSUE: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Issue 1, 2018. Submissions deadline: 30 July 2017 Issue 1, 2018 Open Issue Issue editors: Professor Deborah Ascher Barnstone, (University of Technology, Sydney), and Dr Donna West Brett (University of Sydney). Journal aims and scope The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art (ANZJA) is published by the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ). AAANZ is Australia’s professional body for art and design historians, arts writers, artists, students of art history and theory, and museum professionals. The journal is Australasia’s principal refereed art history journal. ANZJA […]

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Art and Revolution: A Symposium – Dunedin School of Art, October 13-14 2017

ART AND REVOLUTION A SYMPOSIUM DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART 13-14 October 2017 Following eight successful symposia held at the Dunedin School of Art, from ‘Illustrating the Unseeable: Reconnecting Art and Science’ (2009) to ‘Art and Future: Energy, Climate, Cultures’ (2016), the Dunedin School of Art, together with the scholars at the University of Otago, is organising an ninth symposium entitled ‘Art and Revolution.’ 2017 is a significant centenary year. One hundred years ago the Russian Empire was brought to an end by two events, the February and October Revolutions of 1917 that heralded the formation of the Bolshevik-led Soviet Union. […]

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Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Conference, ANU, September 2017

ACUADS Conference Australian National University School of Art & Design 28 & 29 September 2017 Conference theme: Value Australian university art and design schools are facing increasing economic and political challenges. The visible impact of these pressures on the sector is already evident and has been widely discussed. Inevitably, the careers of younger and emerging academics will unfold in a very different environment to their older and more established colleagues. Against the backdrop of this profound change it is important to establish and declare the continuing value to Australia of art and design, and therefore the continuing value of university […]

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Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship – La Trobe, History Program

Please find below the information regarding a new PhD scholarship being offered as part of Dr Liz Conor’s ARC Future Fellowship in History at La Trobe University.    The scholarship: We seek applications from innovative Indigenous scholars in any discipline relevant to visual and/or print history to join the research team of the newly established Graphic Encounters research project based in the history department at La Trobe University. The project is dedicated to the study of Australian print-making depicting Aboriginal Australians from ‘discovery’ to federation (1770-1901). This historical period encompasses an era of intercultural encounters imagined within the graphic medium […]

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The Japan Art Catalogue Project – University of Sydney Library

  The Japan Art Catalogue Project University of Sydney Library The Japan Art Catalogue (JAC) project was established in 1996 to support art researchers across the globe by collecting publications related to Japanese exhibitions. These include both major exhibitions of Japanese art of all periods but also important exhibitions of Western art shown in Japan, including in particular modern and contemporary art. These include some of the most comprehensive exhibitions of such art world-wide, and the catalogues are very well illustrated and of the highest standards of production. In addition to the Japanese texts they often include texts in European […]

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Colonization and Wilderness in Nineteenth-century American and Australian Landscape Painting

Podcasts of the symposium Colonization and Wilderness in Nineteenth-century American and Australian Landscape Painting, held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in September 2016, are now available under ‘Related Videos’ on the Terra Foundation for American Art website page. The exhibition has now moved to the The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, with new Australian paintings, under the title: Not As The Songs of Other Lands: 19th Century Australian and American Landscape Painting. Some of the same paintings are discussed in three blogs by Richard Read:  ‘Continental Shift 1: Colonization and Wilderness’, blog 1, Histories of […]

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