The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group will be held next Monday in room 307. We will be reading the following works:
Price, S. (2010), ‘Return To The Quai Branly’, Museum Anthropology, 33: 11–21.
Fred R. Myers (1998): Uncertain regard: An exhibition of Aboriginal art in France, Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, 63:1, 7-47
Sorry for the late notice, I hope you will be able to make it!
Members of the Aboriginal Art Reading Group have been offered a special opportunity to volunteer to assist with the hanging of the exhibition of works from Warmun Art Centre to be held at the Ian Potter Museum later this month. The exhibition will coincide with a visit to the University by Aboriginal artists from the Kimberley region.
Anyone from the Reading Group is invited to email Robyn for more info: <email@example.com>
About Warmun: http://warmunart.com.au/about-warmun-art/
Wilin Week is the annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural diversity at the VCA. Over the course of the week there will be many opportunities to learn about, honour and connect with renowned Indigenous arts practitioners.
For more information on events happening this week. See HERE
Our next meeting will be held at 4:30pm in room 307 of the John Medley Building (UoM) on the 25th of March (next Monday). We have decided to read from Richard Bell: Lessons on Etiquette and Manners. I have picked the following articles:
Perkins, Hetti. Interview with Richard Bell p.15 – 18
Browning, Daniel. Decolonising Now: The Activism of Richard Bell p. 23 – 26
Bell, Richard. Psalm Singing (Australian Art: It’s an Aboriginal Thing) p.81 – 95
The book is available to purchase as part of the exhibition currently being shown at MUMA until April 13th. It costs $20 (or $10 for students). If you are unable to pick up a copy, please send me an email before Monday.
Hope to see you there,
MUMA (Monash University Museum of Art) is currently exhibiting the works of artist and political activist Richard Bell. Bell is a member of the Kamilaroi, Kooma, Jiman and Gurang Gurang communities; and lives and works in Brisbane. Lessons on Etiquette and Manners is the artist’s first in-depth presentation in Melbourne. It will be running from 5 Feb – 13 April and for those interested, there are a few events being held alongside.
MADA lunchtime art forum with Richard Bell
Wednesday 13 March, 12.30pm
MADA lecture theatre, G1.04
Monash University, Caulfield campus
Boiler Room series public forum with Richard Bell, Gary Foley and Daniel Browning
Friday 15 March, 5.30-7.30pm
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Free; arrive early to ensure a seat
The next reading group meeting will be held next Monday at 4:30pm in room 307 of the John Medley Building (University of Melbourne). We have three articles this month as the first two are quite short. We will be reading…
Fiona Nicoll “Aboriginal Art It’s a White Thing: Framing Whiteness” The Art of Politics and the Politics of Art Southport 2006, pp. 1-5.
Fiona Foley “A Touch of the Tar Brush” The Art of Politics and the Politics of Art Southport 2006, pp. 24-27.
Terry Smith “Creating Value between Cultures: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art” Beyond Price [eds] Hutter and Throsby Cambridge University Press, 2008 pp.23 – 40.
Please get in contact if you cannot find copies of any of the above works. Hope to see you all there!
The Aboriginal Art Reading Group will be taking a break for the month of January and will reconvene in February. If anyone has any suggestions for next months readings feel free to get in touch.
The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group will be held on the 17th of December at 4:15 in room 307 of the John Medley Building. We will be reading from the catalogue for SoF*ckinNative, an exhibition held at Blak Dot Gallery from 27th September – 13 October.
We will also be reading the foreword and conclusion and ‘Chapter One: Getting Started’ from Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods. (see attached).
If you are unable to get a copy of the catalogue, please contact me and I’ll try to organise something for you.
Hope to see you there!
The next meeting of the reading group will be next Monday 19th November in room 307 of the John Medley Building (University of Melbourne) from 4:15 – 5:15pm.
We have decided to read a chapter entitled “Coming to Matter: the Grounds of Our Embodied Difference” from Alison Ravenscroft’s book The Postcolonial Eye. Here is an excerpt from the blurb:
Informed by theories of the visual, knowledge and desire, The Postcolonial Eye is about the ‘eye’ and the ‘I’ in contemporary Australian scenes of race. Specifically, it is about seeing, where vision is taken to be subjective and shaped by desire, and about knowing one another across the cultural divide between white and Indigenous Australia. Writing against current moves to erase this divide and to obscure difference, Alison Ravenscroft stresses that modern Indigenous cultures can be profoundly, even bewilderingly, strange and at times unknowable within the terms of ‘white’ cultural forms. She argues for a different ethics of looking, in particular, for aesthetic practices that allow Indigenous cultural products, especially in the literary arts, to retain their strangeness in the eyes of the white subject.
We will also be looking at the exhibition Omission (22 Sept – 28 Oct) that was held at the Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts and curated by Glen Iseger-Pilkington. For more information about this exhibition (and some interviews with the artists) see here for more info: http://www.lindenarts.org/exhibitions/2012/omission.aspx
If you are unable to get a copy of the Ravenscroft reading, please get in contact hameedm[at]student.unimelb.edu.au
2011, inkjet print 40 x 100cm
For those of you who weren’t at last month’s meeting, Kira has decided to take a break from the reading group and I (Monique) will be organising the meetings for a while.
The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group will be held on Wednesday 24th October, 4pm – 5pm, room 307 John Medley Building (University of Melbourne). We usually hold the meetings on a Monday so apologies to anyone who cannot make it this time.
We will be doing two readings this month. The first one will be Marcia Langton’s piece for Vogue Australia on the The Sapphires (2012), and the second will be the first chapter from Robyn Ferrell’s Sacred Exchanges.
If you cannot get hold of any copies of the above works, feel free to contact me (hameedm[at]student.unimelb.edu.au).
Hope to see you there!