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News and views from the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

  April 2015

 
Peter Singer and Stephanie Cousins

2015 Arts Alumni Awards Announced

The Faculty of Arts is committed to recognising alumni who have achieved excellence in their chosen field, and who have made a considerable contribution to the Faculty, the University and their communities through their endeavours. From government, to business, the arts, media, community and not-for-profit organisations, we honour the legacy of the Faculty of Arts as we recognise the achievements of our alumni. More...

 
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Art Curatorship Now and Beyond

To acknowledge the quarter century milestone, the Art Curatorship and Art History Department is organising a symposium from 17-19 September 2015, titled ‘Art Curatorship Now and Beyond’. The symposium is both a celebration and a place for reflection on the teaching of art curatorship over the last 25 years at the University of Melbourne.

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Australian Pavillion at Venice Biennale

Direct from Venice Biennale: Interview with Professor Charles Green

Explore the fascinating world of the Venice Biennale with Professor Charles Green, an artist, art critic, and eminent scholar of art history and curatorship. Professor Green specialises in the history of international and Australian art after 1960, with a particular focus on photography, post-object and post-studio art.

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Fiona Hall and Philippa Brumby

An insider's perspective: Art Curatorship at Venice Biennale

The world’s oldest and most prestigious biennale of international contemporary art, the Venice Biennale offers unparalleled opportunities for emerging curators and arts professionals. Faculty of Arts alumnae Pippa Milne and Philippa Brumby share their experiences of working at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

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Claire Roberts

China, art history and curatorial practice: New Future Fellowship project

The Faculty of Arts extends its congratulations and welcome to Dr Claire Roberts, who will be returning to the Faculty in July as an ARC Future Fellow. Claire shares with us an insight into her ARC research project, which will use modern and contemporary Chinese art to understand intercultural communication in the 21st century.

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Faculty of Arts alumni shaping the Australian Art scene

Faculty of Arts alumni Kirsty Grant (Director and CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art) and Nicholas Thompson (Director of Nicholas Thompson Gallery) discuss the Australian art scene, the challenges involved with the notoriously hard-to-crack industry, and how they have built up their careers since studying at the University of Melbourne.

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Rembrandt at the NGV

Catherine the Great's Hermitage collection on display at the NGV

In 2015, over 400 works from the personal collection of Catherine the Great will travel to Melbourne from the Hermitage to present ‘Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great’. Dr Ted Gott (BA, PhD) explains his involvement with the incredible exhibition that features works from Rembrandt, Velasquez and Rubens.

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George Cruikshank illustration

S.T. Gill and the Colonial World: British prints expert Sheila O'Connell comes to Melbourne

In collaboration with the British Museum, and in partnership with the State Library of Victoria, the Faculty of Arts is excited to announce the S.T. Gill and the Colonial World conference, presented by the Australian Institute of Art History. Sheila O'Connell, curator of British prints before 1880 at the British Museum, will deliver the keynote lecture on the life and success of George Cruikshank.

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Water Diviner film poster

The Water Diviner: Exclusive screening and Q&A with the authors

Beat the winter chill at a private cinema screening of The Water Diviner, followed by an exclusive Q&A with authors, Faculty of Arts alumni Andrew Anastasios and Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios. Make yourself comfortable with a box of popcorn, a choc top and a glass of wine (all included in the ticket price!), and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the story of The Water Diviner. Special prices for UoM alumni available!

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Connect online

Connect with us on our social media channels to reconnect with your alumni cohort. Stay informed of the latest news and events and all the exciting developments happening in the Faculty of Arts.

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Message from the Dean

In celebration of the 25 year anniversary of art curatorship at the University of Melbourne, from conferences and symposia, to key international research projects and linkages, the Faculty is proud to share with you news about our connections with arts institutions, organisations and individuals across the globe.
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Upcoming lectures and events

Wednesday 26 August
5.30-7.00pm

Sino-Korean Film Connections - A History in Fragments

Thursday 27 August
5.30-7.00pm

Keynote Lecture: The Included-outs

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Access Connections Mentoring Program
Would you like to mentor a student from an under-represented background in Semester 2, 2015? The Access Connections Mentoring Program is seeking Arts alumni from a variety of specialisations to mentor undergraduate students. Learn more about the program and apply to be a mentor before 28 June 2015.

Cultural Evaluation Masterclass
An Executive Education program presented by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Research Unit in Public Cultures. Cultural Evaluation focuses on working with cultural policies in ways that capture and incorporate the motivations and experiences of cultural participants into evaluation design. Faculty of Arts alumni receive a 10% discount. Learn more.

Internships in Focus
Learn more about how internships provide a partnership for mutual benefit, as students engage with industry and provide a fresh perspective for hosting organisations. Read more.

 

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