Next Meeting: Friday 18th March 2016, 4-5pm

In Remote Avant-Garde Jennifer Loureide Biddle models new and emergent desert Aboriginal aesthetics as an art of survival.

remote-avant-gardeWe will be reading selected excerpts of this recently published work. Meet in room 351, John Medley Building. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Next Meeting: Friday 27th November 2015, 4-5pm

New Day, New Faces

November is a busy month so…

The next meeting will be on FRIDAY 27th November, 4-5pm.

We will be looking at this new book:

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And also reading ‘Chapter Five: ‘What Language Do You Dream In?’, from Why Warriors Lie Down and Die by Richard Trudgen (2000), pp.81-96.

Please let me know if you need any help accessing these publications.

cheers,

Susan

Next Meeting: Tuesday 27th October 2015, 4-5pm

Hi Everyone,

For the next reading group we will be tackling

courtingblakness

Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University.

This publication celebrates an art exhibition in the University of Queensland’s Great Court curated by internationally acclaimed artist, Fiona Foley, in September, 2014. For three weeks, Karla Dickens, Archie Moore, Ryan Presley, Natalie Harkin, Megan Cope, r e a, Michael Cook and Christian Thompson reclaimed this historically white space, creating a visual dialogue between contemporary Aboriginal art and colonial-inspired architecture and sparking new conversations about issues that matter to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

s

Next Meeting: Monday 28th September 2015, 4-5pm.

The next meeting of the Aboriginal Art Reading Group will take place on  next Monday the 28th of September from 4 – 5pm in room 351 of the John Medley Building.

The new text for this month:

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A new research report commissioned by the Australia Council examine the gap between audience attitudes and behaviour for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts.

K Bridson, M Clarke, J Evans, B Martin, R Rentschler and T White (2015) Building Audiences: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Sydney, Australia Council for the Arts.

Commissioning editors from the Australia Council for the Arts: Lydia Miller, Rachel Smithies and Amanda Coombe.

Three versions are available from the Australia Council website. Take your pick!

http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/research/building-audiences-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-arts/

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Susan

Next Meeting: Monday 27th July 2015, 4-5pm.

The next meeting of the Aboriginal Art Reading Group will take place on  next Monday the 27th of July from 4 – 5pm in room 351 of the John Medley Building.

The new texts for this month:

Artlink INDIGENOUS Global vol 35 no 2 | June 2015

guest-edited by Daniel Browning and Djon Mundine OAM.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Susan

Next Meeting: Monday 25th May 2015, 4-5 pm

Just a reminder!

The next meeting of the Aboriginal Art Reading Group will take place on  next Monday the 25th of May from 4 – 5pm in room 351 of the John Medley Building.

The two new texts for this month:

and

Fred Myers,’Paintings, Publics, and Protocols: The early Paintings from Papunya’, Material Culture Review, No. 79, Special Issue:  Things between Worlds: Creating Exoticism and Authenticity in the West, from the 19th Century to the Present. (2015) pp. 78-91.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Susan

Next Meeting: Monday 25th May 2015, 4-5 pm

Advance notice:

The next meeting of the Aboriginal Art Reading Group will take place on  next Monday the 25th of May from 4 – 5pm in room 351 of the John Medley Building.

We are focusing on two new texts for this month:

Denise Salvestro, Annie Studd and Will Stubbs, ‘ Yambirrpa – Yuta: In Print A remote Arnhem Land community collaborative youth engagement project’ in UNESCO Observatory Multi-Disciplinary Journal in the Arts, Volume 4 | Issue 2 | 2015, pp.

Available at: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/1399673/007-SALVESTRO-V3.pdf

and

Fred Myers,’Paintings, Publics, and Protocols: The early Paintings from Papunya’, Material Culture Review, No. 79, Special Issue:  Things between Worlds: Creating Exoticism and Authenticity in the West, from the 19th Century to the Present. (2015) pp. 78-91.

Available at:

https://www.academia.edu/10248665/Things_Between_Worlds._Creating_Exoticism_and_Authenticity_in_the_West_from_the_19th_Century_to_the_Present_Material_Culture_Review_2014

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Susan

Back from Beyond…

Hi All,

the Aboriginal Art Reading Group is back!

Our next meeting will be held next Monday the 27th of April from 4 – 5pm in room 307 of the John Medley Building.

We are focusing on two new texts for this month:

“Superhighway across the sky– Aboriginal new media arts in Australia: A remix and email conversation between Adam Szymanski and Jenny Fraser” from the recent release Reverse Shots: Indigenous Film and Media in an International Context (c.2015)

and

“Is Art History Any Use to Aboriginal Artists? Gabriel Maralngurra’s Contact Paintings” by Henry Skerritt in Double Desire: Transculturation and Indigenous Contemporary Art Edited and Introduced by Ian McLean (2014)

https://www.academia.edu/10163636/_Is_Art_History_Any_Use_to_Aboriginal_Artists_Gabriel_Maralngurra_s_Contact_Paintings._

Hope to see you there!

s

Next Meeting: Monday 29th September 4.00 – 5.00 pm

Hi all,

The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group will be held next Monday the 29th of September from 4 – 5pm in room 307 of the John Medley Building.

We will read and discuss BLAK WAVE:

Print copies are available from:

http://2014.nextwave.org.au/blak-wave-publication/

Listen to project contributors and curators Tahjee Moar and Tony Albert alongside artists Clinton Nain, Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser as they discuss the future of contemporary Indigenous art. Hosted by artist Richard Bell (NITV’s Colour Theory):

http://2014.nextwave.org.au/events/blak-wave/

In addition, we will discuss ‘Chapter 1: Vision Has an Art History’ from Whitney Davis, A General Theory of Visual Culture (Princeton UP, 2011) in preparation for Whitney’s forthcoming visit to Melbourne.

If you have trouble getting hold of any of the readings please contact me at susan.lowish[at]unimelb.edu.au

Hope to see you there,

Susan

Next Meeting: Monday 25th August 4.00 – 5.00 pm

Hi all,

The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group will be held next Monday the 25th of August from 4 – 5pm in room 307 of the John Medley Building.

We will celebrate the work of Tony Albert, who recently won the Basil Sellers AND the NATSIAA!!!!, by reading:

 the first monograph on the artist Tony Albert.

We will also read:

Melinda Hinkson, ‘Back to the Future: Warlpiri Encounters with Drawings, Country and Others in the Digital Age’, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14735784.2013.811888 (drawings and digital technology in Warlpiri culture).
If you have trouble getting hold of any of the readings please contact me at susan.lowish[at]unimelb.edu.au

Hope to see you there,

Susan