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Farewell Michelle Antoinette

The Centre held a farewell on 9 August for Michelle Antoinette, DECRA scholar and Asian art expert, seen here with Caroline Turner. Michelle has been appointed Lecturer, Art History and Art Theory Program at Monash Art Design and Architecture in Melbourne.  We congratulate her and wish her well for the future.  

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David Hansen curates Dempsey’s People: a folio of British Street Portraits 1824-1844, now showing at the National Portrait Gallery

Dr David Hansen, Associate Professor at the Centre for Art History and Art Theory, has curated Dempsey’s People: a folio of British Street Portraits 1824-1844, now showing at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition presents 52 watercolours of the British urban poor, by painter, miniaturist and...

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Associate Professor David Hansen Chief Investigator on ARC Research Project

Associate Professor David Hansen from the ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory is a Chief Investigator on a research project announced as one of 61 successful recipients of Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects Scheme funding. Projects funded by Linkage Projects Scheme involve collaboration and significant partnerships...

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Robert Wellington's book reviewed in international publications

Centre for Art History and Art Theory lecturer Dr. Robert Wellington's book, Antiquarianism and the Visual Histories of Louis XIV: Artifacts for a Future Past (2015), has lately received international attention in a number of positive reviews published in The Burlington Magazine, Renaissance Quarterly, The Court Historian, and Revue...

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Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2016

  The ANU School of Art EASS Awards were announced at the opening of the Graduating Exhibition on November 25 2016. Award winners are selected for their work in the Graduating Exhibition by EASS Patrons, who offer support through residencies, exhibition, materials, subscriptions, acquisitions, and cash prizes.  For more...

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PhD candidate Grace Blakeley-Carroll appointed Exhibitions Officer at the National Library of Australia

Congratulations to Grace Blakeley-Carroll who has been appointed Exhibitions Officer at the National Library of Australia. Grace is currently a PhD student at CAHAT and is researching the work of Australian artist Christian Waller.

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Art Monthly Australasia ACT focus edition guest-edited by Raquel Ormella

Art Monthly Australasia's November Issue has been guest-edited by ANU School of Art staff member Raquel Ormella focusing on the theme 'Canberra Contemporary'. The magazine was launched last night at Craft ACT with the opening of a specially commissioned exhibition The Uniform Project by Canberra based artists Alison...

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ANU School of Art researchers awarded Australian Research Council funding

Dr Michelle Antoinette and Dr Ursula Frederick have been awarded Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRAs) and Dr Robert Wellington is a key participant in a successful Discovery Project in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding. Dr Michelle Antoinette, Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Art...

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David Hansen presents keynote lecture at the National Gallery of Victoria

Dr David Hansen, Associate Professor, CAHAT, delivering his keynote lecture 'Skin and Bone' at the National Gallery of Victoria/University of Melbourne international conference 'Human Kind: Transforming Identity in British and Australian Portraits 1700-1914' on 10 September 2016.

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Position Doubtful by Kim Mahood - Book Launch at the ANU School of Art

How do places shape people? In Position Doubtful, Kim Mahood explores the different ways in which white and Indigenous people conceptualise and experience Australian land. Journey to the heart of the writer’s relationship with the country, and uncover the connection between place and belonging. Imagine the document you have before...

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Burnt Umber by Paul Hetherington - Book Launch at the National Library of Australia

Helen Ennis is launching Paul Hetherington’s latest book of poetry, Burnt Umber, at the National Library of Australia on 31 August, 2016 at 6pm. Paul is Associate Professor of Writing at the University of Canberra.

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Human Kind International Conference

David Hansen and Helen Ennis are both presenting at the international conference Human Kind: Transforming Identity in British and Australian Portraits 1700-1914 convened by the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria, September 8-11, 2016. http://culture-communication.unimelb.edu.au/human-kind-conference

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Helen Ennis to speak in Olive Cotton and Max Dupain forum at the Ian Potter Museum of Art

Professor Helen Ennis is presenting in a forum associated with the exhibition of photographs by Olive Cotton and Max Dupain at the Ian Potter Museum of Art.  She will be joined by Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, National Gallery of Victoria and Shaune Lakin, Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia....

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Centre for Art History and Art Theory academics present at Asian Studies Association of Australia conference

The 21st Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Asian Studies featured a strong representation from ANU School of Art last week, with six members of the Centre for Art History and Art Theory (CAHAT) presenting papers. Papers were presented by academics Charlotte Galloway and Chaitanya Sambrani, PhD students Lucie Folan and...

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Visiting Fellow Dr. Cheah Hwei-Fen curates Nyonya Needlework exhibition

ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory Visiting Fellow Dr Cheah Hwei-Fen is the curator of the exhibition Nyonya Needlework: Embroidery and Beadwork in the Peranakan World, now showing at the Peranakan Museum in Singapore. This exhibition explores the art of nyonya needlework, a vibrant part of Peranakan Chinese heritage. It...

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Dr David Hansen to present Newcastle Art Gallery Society annual lecture

Dr David Hansen, from the ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory, will present the Newcastle Art Gallery Society annual lecture on the topic 'Silent Witness: Images of Australia’s Frontier Wars'.   To coincide with the exhibition Black White & Restive, the talk will include images of 19th century paintings...

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Call for papers: Moving Image Cultures in Asian Art

The Moving Image Cultures in Asian Art conference will take place at the ANU from 26-28 August 2016. Proposals for papers (30 minutes) or for panels of up to three papers are being accepted. 150-200-word abstracts (for individual papers) and 350-500 word abstracts (for panels) are due by Tuesday 26 July, 2016.  Presented...

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Masters student Chelsea Hopper appointed Emerging Curator of HERE&NOW17

ANU School of Art Masters of Art History and Curatorial Studies student Chelsea Hopper has been appointed the Emerging Curator of the HERE&NOW17 exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in Perth, opening in April 2017. This is the first time the HERE&NOW exhibition has been offered nationally to early career curators. HERE...

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David Hansen’s Corroboree workshop held at ANU

David Hansen’s Corroboree workshop at the Centre for Art History and Art Theory on 14-15 April brought together 20 academics, curators and performers from across Australia. The workshop provided the opportunity for two days of theoretical discussion and concept planning for a major project to research, document, exhibit and make...

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PhD candidate Magda Keaney appointed Senior Curator of Photography at the Australian War Memorial

ANU School of Art congratulates Magda Keaney on her appointment as Senior Curator of Photography at the Australian War Memorial (AWM). Magda studied Art History at ANU and undertook her Masters at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She is currently a PhD student in the Centre's Art History and Theory program. Magda brings a...

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Professor Emeritus Anthea Callen elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK

Anthea Callen, Professor Emeritus at ANU School of Art, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, a great tribute to her scholarship and standing. She was also recently acknowledged with the award of a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship 2016-18 enabling her to research a new edition of her major book The Art of...

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David Hansen to be keynote speaker at portrait conference

David Hansen has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the forthcoming interdisciplinary conference Human Kind: Transforming Identity in British and Australian Portraits 1700-1914l, to be held at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in September 2016. The conference is jointly organised by the University of Melbourne and...

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Chaitanya Sambrani launches Art Monthly Australasia

Chaitanya Sambrani launched Art Monthly Australasia at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney on 19 March. The magazine, which is based at ANU School of Art, has widened its focus to Asia and the Pacific. The March bumper edition explores Australia’s historic and contemporary engagement with Asia across the visual arts, with...

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Shan Crosbie wins CASS Honours Scholarship

We are are delighted to announce that Shan Crosbie has been awarded a highly competitive CASS Honours Scholarship to support her candidature in a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Art History and Curatorship at the ANU School of Art Centre for Art History and Art Theory (CAHAT). For her honours project, Shan is conducting a...

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David Hansen's Jan Senbergs catalogue essay published

David Hansen’s ‘Catching the jellyfish: presence and absence in the work of Jan Senbergs’ essay has just been published in the catalogue of the artist’s retrospective 'Jan Senbergs: observation-imagination', which opened last week at the National Gallery of Victoria. Dr Hansen has previously published on...

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Oscar Capezio awarded the Janet Wilkie Prize for Art History

ANU School of Art alumnus Oscar Capezio has been awarded the Janet Wilkie Prize for Art History. Oscar was the highest achiever in his Honours year in Art History and Curatorship in the Centre for Art History and Art Theory in 2015. His thesis was on artist Alex Danko’s self-portraiture between 1970 and 2013. In March 2016,...

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Helen Ennis to participate in ACT Election Forum arts panel

Director of the ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory Helen Ennis is participating in a forum organised by The Childers Group to discuss what’s planned and what’s needed for the arts in the ACT region.  It will be held with candidates from the three main political parties: Dr Chris Bourke MLA, Minister for Small...

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Dr Robert Wellington presents at Bard Graduate Centre, New York

Dr Robert Wellington, from ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory has presented at the Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures on 18th- and 19th-Century French Decorative Arts and Culture at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. His talk, entitled “Sun King to Moon King: Emulating the Grand Siècle in the...

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Dr David Hansen awarded funding for Corroboree project workshop

Dr David Hansen, Associate Professor at the ANU School of Art Centre for Art History and Art Theory, has been awarded $9,460 from the College of Arts and Social Sciences internal grants scheme for a two-day meeting of key colleagues in 2016 as part of the Corroboree project. The Corroboree project will research, record and present a...

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Grace Blake awarded 2016 New Colombo Plan scholarship

ANU School of Art student Grace Blake has been awarded a 2016 New Colombo Plan scholarship. The scholarship program offers Australian undergraduate students the opportunity to travel to participating Indo-Pacific locations to pursue study, internships and mentorships. Grace, who is studying a BVA/BA majoring in Print Media and Drawing...

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Endeavour Mobility Grant recipients announced

The ten recipients of the Centre for Art History and Art Theory's Endeavour Mobility Grants have been announced. The ANU School of Art was awarded funding for the grants to subsidise travel costs for ten students enrolled in the 2016 in-country course ‘Art of the European Courts, 1500-1815’.  The course is a two-week...

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Dr Chaitanya Sambrani presents at APT8 Conference

Dr Chaitanya Sambrani, Senior Lecturer in the ANU School of Art Centre for Art History and Art Theory, presented recently at the APT8 Conference at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. The conference is held in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) exhibition,...

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Graduating Exhibition Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards 2015

The School of Art's Emerging Artist Support Scheme, otherwise known as EASS, offers a range of awards and prizes to graduating students. Patrons of EASS viewed the Graduating Exhibition on Wednesday 25 November and selected the recipients of their awards, which range from subscriptions, cash and materials through to exhibitions...

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ANU School of Art at AAANZ conference

The 2015 Art Association of Australia & New Zealand (AAANZ) annual conference takes place at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane from 25-26 November and features ANU School of Art staff and students presenting on a range of topics. The theme of this year’s conference is 'Image Space Body' and it...

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ANU School of Art farewells Emeritus Professor Anthea Callen

The School of Art and the Centre for Art History and Art Theory have farewelled Emeritus Professor Anthea Callen after a very productive visit to ANU during October and November 2015. Anthea is currently working on the final stages of her book on the male body and issues of masculinity for Yale University Press. She was recently awarded...

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Anthea Callen in BBC1's Fake or Fortune

Emeritus Professor Anthea Callen appeared in BBC1's Fake or Fortune on Sunday July 12th 2015, on an early 'plein air' oil study of the Seine river at Argenteuil by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, which was viewed by just under 5 million people. Anthea discussed the painter's techniques, drawing and brushwork, and provided behind-...

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Inaugural EASS Margaret Munro Prize offered to graduating students

The inaugural Emerging Arts Support Scheme (EASS) Margaret Munro Prize will be offered to students graduating from ANU School of Art in 2015. It offers students a $2,000 cash prize and the opportunity to be part of a group show in the ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery in 2016.  Margaret Munro has had a long association with the School...

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New book by Robert Wellington launched

The Centre for Art History and Art Theory launched Robert Wellington's marvellous new book Antiquarianism and the Visual Histories of Louis XIV: Artifacts for a Future Past at a function on 3 November 2015. Dr Lisa Beaven, post-doctoral research fellow at Melbourne University, gave the speech celebrating Robert's achievements....

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ANU School of Art awarded Endeavour Mobility Grants

The ANU School of Art’s Centre for Art History and Art Theory has been awarded funding for ten Endeavour Mobility Grants to assist students enrolling in the 2016 in-country course ‘Art of the European Courts, 1500-1815’. The Endeavour Mobility Grants, valued at $2,000 each, will subsidise travel costs for ten students...

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Postgraduate workshop in digital art history

ANU School of Art will host a workshop that builds on the growing prominence of digital approaches to the field of art history. The workshop invites postgraduate students to discuss the application of digital technologies to the study of art, architecture, and visual culture with a panel of international and interstate scholars working...

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SoA staff present papers at 2015 ACUADS conference

Researchers from ANU School of Art have presented papers at the 2015 Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) conference this week at the University of South Australia. Over two days of panels, workshops, keynote lectures and special events, the conference addresses the challenges and opportunities for art and...

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ANU Burma study tour with Dr Charlotte Galloway

Charlotte Galloway is currently leading the Centre’s first in-country intensive for undergraduate and graduate students. They are spending 11 days in Burma, starting in Yangon where they are visiting key historic sites and then traveling to other areas to study Buddhist art and architecture. They are concluding with visits to...

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ANU farewells visiting PhD candidate Nigel Meager

The Centre will soon be farewelling Nigel Meager, PhD candidate at Cambridge University, who has spent three months at ANU developing his project on the art education of children. He is particularly interested in the ways children's imagery evidences their capacity for deep speculative, abstract and philosophical thinking as they...

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Chaitanya Sambrani chapter in Art in Baroda

Chaitanya Sambrani’s chapter “Art in Baroda: Provincial Location, Cosmopolitan Aspiration” has just been published in the book Baroda: A Cosmopolitan Provenance in Transition edited by Priya Maholay-Jaradi, Bombay: Marg Publications, 2015. This anthology frames the story of Baroda’s visual culture from the early...

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David Hansen on Danh Vo’s Slip of the Tongue in Venice

David Hansen’s review of Danh Vo’s ‘Slip of the Tongue’ in Venice has just been published. » Read the full review: David Hansen on Danh Vo’s Slip of the Tongue in Venice

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Moonlight and Memory: S. T. Gill’s corroboree pictures

Associate Professor David Hansen is one of the speakers at the forthcoming conference  S.T. Gill and the Colonial World organised by the Australian Institute of Art History. It will be held at the State Library of Victoria on Saturday 18 July 2015. Associate Professor Hansen's paper is entitled Moonlight and Memory: S. T. Gill...

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Art Gallery NSW | The spread of Buddhist art lecture series

Dr Charlotte Galloway from the Centre for Art History and Art Theory is presenting in The spread of Buddhist art lecture series at the Art Gallery of NSW. From India to Myanmar Wednesday 5 August 2015 12pm – 1pm​ Dr Charlotte Gallow​ay This talk will consider the transfer of ideas related to Buddhism from India to Myanmar...

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The story of Rama

Melanie Eastburn, Curator, Asian Art at the National Gallery of Australia and PhD candidate at the Centre, and Dr Chaitanya Sambrani, Senior Lecturer at the Centre, introduce the new exhibition of Indian miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi now on display at the National Gallery. June 4 at 12.45pm, Orde Poynton Gallery,...

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Behind Olive Cotton's iconic and sensual photograph

Olive Cotton, who is the subject of Helen Ennis's forthcoming biography, is featured in the exhibition 'The photograph and Australia', curated by Judy Annear and currently on show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. » Read Helen Ennis's full comments in the Sydney Morning Herald

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School of Art presentations at Art Historians' Association annual conference.

PhD Candiate Kirsten Farrell (left), Emeritus Professor Anthea Callen (right) Professor Helen Ennis, Director, Centre for Art History and Art Theory, all gave papers at the annual conference of the Art Historians' Association, 9-11 April 2015. This year the conference was held at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.Find out more...

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Book launch of Contemporary Asian Art and Exhibitions: Connectivities and World-making

On 11 March the Centre was delighted to host the launch of the book 'Contemporary Asian Art and Exhibitions: Connectivities and World-making', edited by Michelle Antoinette and Caroline Turner, pictured here with Chaitanya Sambrani, one of the contributors. The book has been published by ANU Press. See Contemporary Asian Art and...

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Association of Art Historians’ Annual Conference

The Centre will be represented in force at the Association of Art Historians’ Annual Conference at the University of East Anglia, Norwich 9-11 April. Emeritus Professor Anthea Callen, Professor Helen Ennis and Lecturer Kirsten Farrell are all presenting papers. » Find out more about the Association of Art Historians...

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Dr Charlotte Galloway assist in return of sculpture to Chinese Government

On 5 March the Australian Government formally returned a Qing dynasty image of Guanyin to the Chinese Government. The stone sculpture was flagged by  Australian Customs as a potential illegal import. Dr Charlotte Galloway from the School of Art Centre for Art History and Theory was called on to offer an opinion on the authenticity...

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Terrains of Memory

Helen Ennis is one of the keynote speakers in the visual arts symposium, Terrains of Memory, which is part of the Castlemaine State Festival and is being held on 17 March. Other speakers are Shaun Wilson and Jan van Schaik. The symposium has been convened by Neil Fettling, Director, LaTrobe Institute of Art. All welcome. » Find out...

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Award winning guest curators from the Centre of Art History and Art Theory announced

Congratulations to Art History and Curatorship Honours students Ella Morrison and Hannah Webb, who are taking up the Capital Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO) Curatorial Internship Award, enabling them to co-curate an exhibition at M16 Artspace in Griffith, ACT.  The award was announced at the School of Art’s Graduating...

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Recognising David Hansen a past winner of Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay

To promote its ninth Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, Australian Book Review has posted a number of past prize-winning or commended entries on its website, including two essays by the Centre for Art History and Art Theory’s David Hansen. Dr Hansen was a joint winner of the 2010 prize with ‘Seeing Truganini’,...

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David Hansen speaks at Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: A Celebration symposium

The National Museum of Australia has published online both audio and transcripts of Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: A Celebration, a symposium held recently to mark the 20th anniversary of Andrew Sayers’ ground-breaking publication of 1994. Amongst the speakers on that occasion was the Centre for Art History...

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Professor Helen Ennis elected as a Fellow of Australian Academy of the Humanities

We are delighted to announce and congratulate two Australian National University (ANU) scholars have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, one of the highest honours in Australia for achievement in humanities. Professor Helen Ennis of the ANU School of Art and Professor Angela Woollacott of the ANU School...

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Julie Brooke awarded 2013 J G Crawford Prize

We are delighted to announce and congratulate Dr Julie Brooke, who has recently been awarded on of the 2013 J G Crawford Prizes for her PhD thesis entitled: "Thinking Spaces: A Practice-Led Enquiry into Representations of Memory and Thought".  A Prize Fund in recognition of Sir John Crawford’s outstanding...

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The Centre for Art History and Art Theory Welcomes David Hansen

The Centre for Art History and Art Theory is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr David Hansen to the position of Associate Professor. Dr Hansen is an internationally recognized expert in Australian art, especially of the colonial period, and early British art. He also has wide-ranging art museum and industry experience. His...

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Erica Seccombe presenting at TEDx Canberra

Erica is a PhD candidate in Photography and Digital Arts. She is a printmaker and is currently working on an interdisciplinary practice-led research project investigating scientific 4D micro-computed technologies through stereoscopic digital projection installations and 3D printing. She is a 2013 inaugural recipient of the ANU Vice...

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Contemporary Asian Art and Exhibitions: Connectivities and World Making

This volume draws together essays by leading art experts observing the dramatic developments in Asian art and exhibitions in the last two decades. The authors explore new regional and global connections and new ways of understanding contemporary Asian art in the twenty-first century. With introductory and concluding essays by editors...

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Anthea Callen's ANU Art Forum lecture is now avaliable.

The recording is now available for Anthea Callen’s ANU Art Forum lecture here. Anthea Callen’s lecture considers some of the issues raised in her new book, The Work of Art: Plein air painting and artistic identity in nineteenth-century France. Outlining the reasons for the rise to prominence of landscape painting as...

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School of Art sucessful applicants for 2015 ACT Arts Fund

We are proud to announce that there have been many successful applicants for the 2015 ACT Arts Fund who have come out of our thriving Australian National University, School of Art community. Some of the successful applicants from our esteemed staff include: Kirsten Farrell, Waratah Lahy, Kate Murphy, Alison Munro, Erica...

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Dr Sarah Rice wins 2014 Bruce Dawe Poetry Prize

Dr Sarah Rice, from the ANU School of Art community, has won the prestigious 2014 Bruce Dawe Poetry Prize with her poem 'Last Week'. The poem explores life as a disability pensioner, with a reflection on the week that has been.  

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Robert Wellington at the Renaissance Society of America Conference, Berlin.

Robert Wellington will be attending the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Berlin next March to participate in an exciting panel Delimiting the Global in Renaissance and Early Modern Art History. His paper, Louis XIV’s Cabinet du Roi: Questioning the transcultural reception of early-modern prints,...

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Alison Alder gives a screen printing demonstration for students studying art history and curatorship.

As part of a special class focusing on Pop Art, first years in the Art History and Theory program were treated to a screen printing demonstration by Alison Alder from Printmedia and Drawing. Alison encouraged students to get a feel for the technique of screen printing first hand with the opportunity to print works for themselves. This...

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Erica Seccombe giving a presentation at the conference ToScA (Tomography for Scientific Advancement)

Erica Seccombe, PhD student and tutor in the Centre for Art History and Art Theory, is giving a presentation at the conference ToScA (Tomography for Scientific Advancement), being held at the Natural History Museum in London from 1 to 3 September 2014. As a part of the conference, Erica Seccombe was a runner-up for the Micro-CT...

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The Centre celebrated the launch of Magda Keaney's book 'Fashion Photography Next'

The Centre celebrated the launch of Magda Keaney's book Fashion Photography Next in an evening Art Forum held on 27 August 2014. The book is accompanied by an exhibition curated by Magda for Foam gallery in Amsterdam. Magda is undertaking her PhD studies in the art theory program. Merryn Gates, also in the PhD program, facilitated...

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Dr Sarah Scott's review 'Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists'

Dr Sarah Scott's review 'Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists' is in the latest Artlink magazine. Follow link for the full review.

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Charlotte Galloway at the International Burma Studies conference

Charlotte Galloway is attending the International Burma Studies conference in Singapore, 1-3 August. Held biannually, the conference is the major forum for scholars working across all fields relating to Burma to meet and share their research. Charlotte is an invited participant for the round table panel discussion on ‘Conserving...

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Talking Sievers

Helen Ennis is participating in The Sievers Project Artist Talks on 16 July, from 6 to 8 pm at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) in Melbourne.The Centre is presenting an intimate walk-through of their current exhibition with Professor Helen Ennis and two of the participating artists. Find out more at 2014 CCP Lecture Series...

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People, power and architecture

Join Anne Zahalka, Martyn Jolly and Helen Ennis as they discuss the photographic legacy behind the 25th anniversary photography commission to document the behind the scenes work of Parliament House. Friday 20 June 2014 Parliament House Theatre, Free event 10.30 am.- 1200  Bookings: rsvp@aph.gov.au Find out more at Parliament of...

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Graduate Student Conference I

As the first semester of the academic year draws to a close and undergraduate students look forward to a mid-semester break after their assessments, spare a thought for the School of Art Graduate students who work tirelessly throughout the year. For them there are two very important opportunities each year where they meet as a group and...

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The Art Newspaper Asia Prize

Premier international art publication The Art Newspaper China proudly announced the inaugural winners of The Art Newspaper Asia Prize, on the occasion of its first birthday. There were ten prizes awarded in three categories: projects, organisations and private patrons of the year with China-India cultural exchange programme West Heavens...

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Ballet Fantasia: Loudon Sainthill’s decorative art

Following on from his publication, Fantasy Modern: Loudon Sainthill’s Theatre of Art and Life, Dr Andrew Montana from the Centre for Art History and Art Theory at the Australian National University recently delivered the lecture titled:  Ballet Fantasia: Loudon Sainthill’s decorative art. This lecture was a part of The...

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The Centre for Art History and Art Theory welcomes Dr Robert Wellington

The Centre for Art History and Art Theory is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Robert Wellington. Robert received his PhD from the University of Sydney and is an art historian with a special interest in the role of material culture in history making and cross-cultural exchange. He also has ten years’ experience in the...

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Helen Ennis appointed Dobell Art History Chair

Professor Helen Ennis from the ANU School of Art has been appointed to the Sir William Dobell Chair of Art History in recognition of her work and excellence as an art scholar, writer and curator. Professor Ennis is only the third person appointed to the prestigious position, based at ANU, since the Dobell Chair was established in 1982....

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Helen Ennis to open new Sue Ford exhibition

Helen Ennis is opening the exhibition Sue Ford at the Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria on 16 April and is giving a public lecture on Sue Ford’s photographic work at the Gallery on 26 April. » Find out more at the National Gallery of Victoria Image: Sue Ford Australia 1943–2009 Self-portrait...

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Patsy Hely in tribute exhibition to Janet Mansfield

During February, Mossgreen Gallery is host to Important Exhibition of Australian Ceramics: A tribute to Janet Mansfield OAM (1934-2013). The exhibition examines the broad field of Australian Ceramics and the legacy of Janet Mansfield through a survey of ceramics practitioners. Patsy Hely is one of the artists selected by curator Prue...

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Dr Charlotte Galloway attends Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association conference

Dr Charlotte Galloway attended the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association conference in Siem Reap 12-17 January 2014. Participating in a panel on 'Contemporary Uses of the Past in Southeast Asia', her paper, 'A night at the museum, bringing a Pyu reliquary to life' traced the history and changing context and meaning of an...

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Reviews of Andrew Montana's Fantasy Modern

Andrew Montana’s book Fantasy Modern: Loudon Sainthill’s Theatre of Art and Life has been reviewed by Lee Christofis in the February 2014 issue of Australian Book Review (ABR). Read the review at Australian Book review In addition, John Bell (Bell Shakespeare company) has also reviewed Fantasy Modern: Loudon Sainthill’s...

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Helen Ennis contributing to upcoming Sue Ford exhibtition catalogue

Helen Ennis is contributing to the catalogue for the Sue Ford exhibition, curated by Maggie Finch, which opens at the National Gallery of Victoria on 17 April 2014. View the exhibition page at the National Gallery of Victoria

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Jörg Schmeisser: bilder der reise book launch

A new book titled Jörg Schmeisser: bilder der reise  was launched at Canberra Museum and Gallery on Saturday 12 October 2013. the new book celebrates the life and art of Jörg Schmeisser and reproduces a very personal selection of works chosen by the master printmaker himself. The book is edited by Merryn Gates from SFA...

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Cité Internationale des Arts residency announced

Liz Coats has been awarded a Power Institute, Sydney University, Cité Internationale des Arts residency in Paris for 2014. She will take up the Residency in April for three months, to further her research into the origins of abstract painting. Liz completed a PhD in the Painting Workshop, ANU School of Art in 2012. The Power...

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Professor Marcia Pointon

The ANU School of Art welcomes Professor Marcia Pointon who will visit the ANU School of Art to work with HDR students this March 2013. Professor Pointon is a distinguished Art Historian and independent scholar and research consultant. She is Senior Research Professor, Norwich University of the Arts; Professor Emeritus of History of Art...

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Art Forum Videos

Selected Art Forum talks are now available to view online . Below is a list of links to recent talks: School of Art Annual Lecture - Elizabeth Ann Macgregor Fringe Forum: Awkward Beauty Fringe Forum: Marc Leuthold Art Forum: Penny Byrne Art Forum: Alasdair Macintyre Fringe Forum: Nida Bangash Art Forum: Professor Tim Bonyhady Fringe...

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Anthea Callen Cuts Through on Fake or Fortune?

Dr Anthea Callen's appearance in the BBC's Fake or Fortune? show is being aired this week in Australia on ABC 1. In this episode, the presenters attempt to determine the authenticity of a Degas painting depicting a ballet dancer which has been in contention since the 1970s. Dr Callen's expert opinion was sought and this quote...

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5th World Summit on Arts & Culture

The World Summit on Arts & Culture has been held every three years since 2000, and brings together artists, cultural agencies, senior policy makers, advocates and artists from more than 80 countries to explore how art and artists can give voice to diverse communities and concerns through collaborations with experts in health and well...

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World Summit on Arts and Culture

The ANU School of Art had two speakers at this week’s 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Melbourne. Dr Chaitanya Sambrani, a senior lecturer in Art Theory spoke at the round table ‘Changing places – evolving cultural policies in Asia’ and Erica Seccombe, a PhD candidate in Photography and Media Arts spoke at...

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