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2017 Conference Call for Sessions – DEADLINE EXTENDED

This year’s AAANZ Conference, ‘Art and its Directions’, is to be held at the University of Western Australia from the 6-8th of December.   The conference organisers wish to announce an extension of the deadline for the Call for Sessions.   The new deadline is the C.O.B. May 29, ie. next Monday.   Please visit the conference website for all the relevant details.   http://aaanz.info/aaanz-home/conferences/2017-conference/art-and-its-directions-call-for-sessions/

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Booklaunch: Barbara Creed – Stray

The Power Institute and the Ian Potter Museum of Art are pleased to invite you to a talk by Barbara Creed, followed by a book launch celebrating Stray: Human-Animal Ethics in the Anthropocene. Barbara Creed’s timely polemic explores the relationship between human and animal in the context of the stray. To celebrate the launch of this new publication, Creed, with respondent Dr lynn mowson, Vice Chair of the Australasian Animal Studies Association, will discuss the concept of the stray through the visual arts, film and literature, introducing the concept of the anthropogenic stray and exploring the contradictions it embodies. Following […]

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Australian National University – Head, Sculpture Discipline

Head, Sculpture Discipline Job no: 516230 Work type: Continuing Location: Canberra / ACT Categories: Academic Classification: Academic Level B or C Salary package: $94,287 to $127,025 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full Time, Continuing Position overview The position will lead/coordinate the Sculpture Workshop at the ANU School of Art and Design and contribute to teaching and research supervision within this dynamic and esteemed institution. The programs taught at the ANU School of Art & Design are a combination of engaged hands on making and leading-edge digital practice, unique in the Australian tertiary sector. The ANU School of Art & […]

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University of Queensland – ATCH Visiting Fellows Program 2018

ATCH Visiting Fellows Program 2018   The ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre invites Expressions of Interest for the Visiting Fellows Program 2018. The program welcomes Expressions of Interest from scholars with varying levels of experience who are carrying out critical research in architecture.   ATCH is located within the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. The Centre supports innovative and interdisciplinary research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Architecture and its place within a larger history of ideas is a strong focus within the Centre. Bringing together Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Fellows, Postgraduates […]

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Ian McLean appointed to the Hugh Ramsay Chair of Australian Art History, the University of Melbourne

Announcement by Peter Otto: I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ian McLean to the Hugh Ramsay Chair of Australian Art History, based in the Art History Program at the University of Melbourne.   Ian has published extensively on Australian art and particularly on Indigenous art. His books include Indigenous Archives: The Making and Unmaking of Aboriginal Art, with Darren Jorgensen (2017); Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art(2016); Double Desire: Transculturation and Indigenous art (2014); How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art (2011); White Aborigines Identity Politics in Australian Art (1998); and The Art of Gordon Bennett, with a chapter by Gordon […]

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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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