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Joseph Burke Lecture 2014 – Please Note the Change of Time and Venue

Posted by artsdiary365 on September 22, 2014

The Fine Arts Network, The Alumni Relations Team, Faculty of Arts and the Art History Program, the University of Melbourne, are pleased to announce the Joseph Burke Lecture 2014, which friends and patrons of the Ursula Hoff Institute are welcome to attend.

Thomas Woolner in Australia

Presented by Angus Trumble

Angus Trumble was appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2014. He was for 11 years in the Yale Centre for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, as senior curator of paintings and sculpture.

He is the author of A Brief History of the Smile (2003). His latest book co-edited with Professor Andrea Wolk Rager (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio), is Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century. He is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement, The Burlington Magazine, The Paris Review, Esopus Magazine and The Australian Book Review.

Background: Thomas Woolner (1825-1892), sculptor and poet, born 17 December 1825 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England. In 1842 he gained admission as a student at the Royal Academy. In 1847 Woolner met D. G. Rossetti and became an original member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Woolner arrived Melbourne 23 October 1852. He was at the diggings in the Ovens Valley and in the Fryer’s Creek, Castlemaine and Sandhurst areas. Woolner found some gold but after six months sold his tools and returned to Melbourne. He began to model medallions but had to dig the local clay, grind his own gypsum and make his own tools. He then cast reliefs in bronze of well-known citizens, charging twenty-five guineas each, and their influence and the patronage of Lieutenant-Governor Charles LaTrobe brought him commissions.

Date and Time: Thursday, 25 September 2014, 5:15 – 6:30 pm

Venue: Wright Lecture Theatre, Medical Building, the University of Melbourne

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: All Welcome

Enquiries Graham Ryles

(M) 0409 351 511 (E) ghr@unimelb.edu.au

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Advance Notice Joseph Burke Lecture 2014

Posted by artsdiary365 on September 11, 2014

The Fine Arts Network, The Alumni Relations Team, Faculty of Arts and the Art History Program, the University of Melbourne, are pleased to announce the Joseph Burke Lecture 2014, which friends and patrons of the Ursula Hoff Institute are welcome to attend.

Thomas Woolner in Australia

 Presented by Angus Trumble

Angus Trumble was appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2014.  He was for 11 years in the Yale Centre for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, as senior curator of paintings and sculpture.

He is the author of A Brief History of the Smile (2003).  His latest book co-edited with Professor Andrea Wolk Rager (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio), is Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century.  He is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement, The Burlington Magazine, The Paris Review, Esopus Magazine and The Australian Book Review.

Background: Thomas Woolner (1825-1892), sculptor and poet, born 17 December 1825 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England. In 1842 he gained admission as a student at the Royal Academy. In 1847 Woolner met D. G. Rossetti and became an original member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Woolner arrived Melbourne 23 October 1852. He was at the diggings in the Ovens Valley and in the Fryer’s Creek, Castlemaine and Sandhurst areas. Woolner found some gold but after six months sold his tools and returned to Melbourne. He began to model medallions but had to dig the local clay, grind his own gypsum and make his own tools. He then cast reliefs in bronze of well-known citizens, charging twenty-five guineas each, and their influence and the patronage of Lieutenant-Governor Charles LaTrobe brought him commissions.

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Public Lecture Theatre, the University of Melbourne

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: All Welcome  

Enquiries Graham Ryles

(M) 0409 351 511 (E) ghr@unimelb.edu.au

(W) fanunimelb.wordpress.com

 

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The Margaret Manion Lecture 2012: Snakes in Paradise: The Blake Prize and its religious and artistic controversies, by Rosemary Crumlin RSM, OAM

Posted by artsdiary365 on October 16, 2012

The Margaret Manion Lecture 2012:

Snakes in Paradise: The Blake Prize and its religious and artistic controversies,

by Rosemary Crumlin RSM, OAM

The Fine Arts Network and the Art History Program of the School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne, are pleased to announce the Margaret Manion Lecture 2012

Snakes in Paradise:

The Blake Prize and its religious and artistic controversies

Founded in 1951 to bring art and artists to the sacred spaces of (Christian) religion, the Blake Prize now carries little of its original dream. The Australian social and religious contexts have since shifted radically. The works which crowd the annual exhibition now represent the kaleidoscope of the religious and anti religious stances of those who enter (and more than 1200 try to do so each year).  Controversy is never far away.  Criticism is sometimes virulent, sometimes enthusiastic, often missing altogether. This lecture will explore three of the controversies that have threatened the Blake’s existence and continue to do so, yet it is within works submitted that both the serpent’s bite and the shedding of old skins and new life emerge.

Speaker: Rosemary Crumlin RSM, OAM, is an art curator and historian with a special interest in modern art and spirituality. Her publications include Images of Religion in Australian Art (1988), Aboriginal Art and Spirituality (1991), Beyond Belief: Modern Art and the Religious Imagination (1998) and, most recently, The Blake Book: Art, Religion and Spirituality in Australia (Macmillan Art Publishing, 2011). She has been awarded honorary doctorates from the Melbourne College of Divinity and the Australian Catholic University.

About The Blake Book: Art, Religion and Spirituality in Australia, Macmillan Art Publishing, Melbourne, 2011: “This book invites readers into a challenging and sometimes disconcerting process of curiosity and change. I see the book as an insightful approach to the huge changes that have occurred over the past 60 years.” Herman Lombaerts, Emeritus Professor of Theology, Louvain University, Belgium.

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE

All welcome – no bookings required

Elisabeth Murdoch Lecture Theatre

The University of Melbourne


Tuesday, 30th October 2012, 6.30 – 7.30 pm

Enquiries:  Dr Christopher Marshall,

Senior Lecturer in Art History and Museum Studies, Art History Program Director

(T) +613 8344 5224 (E) FAN-info@unimelb.edu.au

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Fine Arts Network, University of Melbourne

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Macgeorge Lecture 2012 @ The University of Melbourne – A/P Barbara Larson

Posted by artsdiary365 on July 27, 2012

MacGeorge Lecture 2012

To register for this free event, please visit:
http://alumni.online.unimelb.edu.au/s/1182/index.aspx?sid=1182&pgid=2382&gid=1&cid=3516&ecid=3516&post_id=0

 

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Cultural Treasures Festival 2012 @ The University of Melbourne

Posted by artsdiary365 on July 27, 2012

Cultural Treasures Festival 2012

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The Ursula Hoff Annual Lecture 2012

Posted by artsdiary365 on June 4, 2012

Ursula Hoff Lecture 2012

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2012 Joseph Burke Lecture by Colin Holden

Posted by artsdiary365 on April 25, 2012


JOSEPH BURKE LECTURE 2012

The Fine Arts Network and the Art History Program, School of Culture and Communication, the University of Melbourne, are pleased to announce the 2012 Joseph Burke Lecture:

 

“The Archbishop’s Piranesis: An Unlikely Collection for nineteenth-century Melbourne?”

 

presented by

Dr Colin Holden

 

The lecture focuses on the greatest single collection of art among the Baillieu Library¹s Rare Books, which is a complete set of the works of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) whose images of classical ruins and Roman baroque streetscapes distil much of the culture of the eighteenth-century Grand Tour, and are masterpieces of eighteenth-century printmaking. Besides their intrinsic aesthetic value, the provenance of this set has an interesting connection with the University they were part of the library of James Alipius Goold (1812-86), the first Catholic archbishop of Melbourne and a founding member of the University’s Council.

This lecture examines their wider context:  Goold¹s extensive library, his training in Italy, collecting of art and interest in classical architecture, and the presence in several other nineteenth-century Melbourne homes and collections of works by Piranesi including one other complete set of his prints. Ultimately, the presence of such works in Melbourne by the 1860s was one sign among many of the cultural sophistication that followed in the wake of the gold rush.

 

Speaker: Dr Colin Holden is a Senior Fellow of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies. His research as Redmond Barry Fellow at the University of Melbourne for 2010-11 on the Piranesi holdings at these two major institutions resulted in his appointment as a curator at the State Library to oversee a major exhibition there of Piranesi’s works in 2014, an exhibition in which the Baillieu Library will be the major partner. 

His publication lists includes seven substantial books, including The Outsider: A Portrait of Ursula Hoff (Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2009) and Lionel Lindsay in Spain: An Antipodean Abroad (Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2003). He has guest-curated exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Geelong Gallery, and is currently curator of In Search of the Picturesque the Architectural Ruin in Art (Geelong Gallery, 21 April-24 June 2012).

 

Wednesday, 2nd May 2012, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Elisabeth Murdoch Lecture Theatre, the University of Melbourne

 

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: All Welcome – No Bookings Required

 

Enquiries:  Associate Professor Alison Inglis:

(T) +613 8344 7448 (E) asi@unimelb.edu.au                                           
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Fine Arts Network, University of Melbourne

 

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PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM: Recent research on Italian paintings in the exhibition ‘Renaissance’ currently at the National Gallery of Australia.

Posted by artsdiary365 on March 3, 2012

Giovan MORONI | Portrait of a child of the house of Redetti [Ritratto di bambina di casa Redetti]

PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM: Saturday 10 March, 10:00am –  4:00pm. The Australian
Institute of Art History International Symposium on recent research on Italian
paintings in the exhibition ‘Renaissance’ currently at the National Gallery of
Australia. Public Lecture Theatre, Old Arts building. Enquiries: Tamsin
Courtney, 8344 8985 / tamsinc@unimelb.edu.au. For more information and
registration: http://alumni.online.unimelb.edu.au/renaissance.

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‘The People’s Doge: The Cultural Milieu of the Grand Chancellors of Venice’ by Professor Deborah Howard, University of Cambridge.

Posted by artsdiary365 on March 3, 2012

PUBLIC LECTURE: Friday 9 March 6:30pm. ‘The People’s Doge: The Cultural Milieu
of the Grand Chancellors of Venice’ by Professor Deborah Howard, University of
Cambridge. Public Lecture Theatre, Old Arts Building. For more information and
registration: http://alumni.online.unimelb.edu.au/deborahhoward. Enquiries:
Tamsin Courtney, 8344 8985 / tamsinc@unimelb.edu.au.

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Orientation Week event at The Ian Potter Museum of Art

Posted by artsdiary365 on February 16, 2012

The Master of Art Curatorship program
School of Culture and Communication
invites you to a special Orientation Week event at
The Ian Potter Museum of Art.

All Art Curatorship and Arts and Cultural Management students in the School of Culture and Communication are warmly invited to attend this special event, comprising:

The announcement of the recipients of

The inaugural Ursula Hoff Art History Scholarship

and the Ursula Hoff Intern for 2012

and lecture by special guest speaker:

Kate Fowle, Director,

Independent Curators International (ICI)

on the topic

“Independent Curators International: New Strategies for mobile institutions and the paracuratorial”

Independent Curators International (ICI) is traditionally known for developing new models for exhibitions on the move. In the last two years the organization has also been responding to the needs of the expanding curatorial field by diversifying its programming to encompass talks, conferences, think-tanks, short-course training programs, an on-line network and journal, and a Curatorial Hub in New York that offers a base for visiting curators. Through these new initiatives ICI is starting to create an international forum for the research and development of curatorial practices, connecting emerging and established professionals around the world and bringing behind-the-scenes curatorial discourse to new audiences.

Date: Tuesday 21 February 2012

Time: Refreshments at 3.30 followed by Event from 4.00 to 6.00 pm

Place: Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Swanston Street

Kate Fowle’s visit to Australia is supported by Gertrude Contemporary and the Australia Council for the Arts. This event has been supported by the School of Culture and Communication and the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne.

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday 17 February for catering purposes to:

A/P Alison Inglis. MA Curatorship Course Co-ordinator: asi@unimelb.edu.au

BIOGRAPHY OF SPEAKER:

Since 2009 Kate Fowle is the Executive Director of Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. Prior to this she was the inaugural International Curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing from 2007. From 2002- 07 she was the Chair of the MA Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, which she co-founded with Ralph Rugoff. In 2005 she also co-founded the backroom, an itinerant research-oriented project that provides access to over 70 international artist’s source materials. Before moving to the United States in 2001, Fowle was co-director of smith + fowle, a curatorial partnership based in London that developed exhibitions and commissions across the U.K. Between 1994-1996 Fowle was the assistant curator at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Recent exhibitions include The Backroom: Greater New York, PS1, NY (2010) Quid Pro Quo: Works by Stephen Kaltenbach and Lee Lozano at Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY (2010); Matt Bryans, Jack Hanley Gallery, NY (2009); Fia Backstrom, Mario Garcia Torres, Stephen Kaltenbach, Jack Hanley Gallery, NY (2009); Stray Alchemists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2008); Our Future: Works from the Ullens Collection, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2008); Real Life Magazine 1979-1990, Artists Space, NY (2007). Her recent writing includes catalogue texts on Doug Aitken, Robert Longo, Qiu Zhijie, Althea Thauberger, Harrell Fletcher, and Ari Marcopoulos. She has written on curating and exhibition practices for numerous magazines including Parkett, Modern Painters, Manifesta Journal, the Exhibitionist and Frieze.

Independent Curators International (ICI) connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration through the production of exhibitions, events, publications, and curatorial training. Headquartered in New York, the organization provides public access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in curating and exhibition-making around the world, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art. Since it was established in 1975, ICI has worked with over 1,000 curators and 3,700 artists from 47 countries worldwide. For further information go to http://www.curatorsintl.org

The Ursula Hoff Art History Scholarship: This scholarship has been named in honour of the late Dr Ursula Hoff AO OBE For further information about the scholarship see: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships-prizes/current-students/ursula-hoffscholarship. html

The Ursula Hoff Internship: Dr Ursula Hoff bequeathed funds to the University of Melbourne to establish an internship for the study and promotion of prints held in the print collections of the University of Melbourne and National Gallery of Victoria. For further information about the internship at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, see: http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/ursula_hoff.aspx

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