Monthly Archives: November 2011

Old Paintings Symposium, Melbourne Museum, 28-29 November

Garrnyal Bukulatjpi and Djawa Dhaawiringu, Milingimbi, NT, September 1935 Source: Courtesy of the Thomson family and Museum Victoria (TPH363)

A symposium hosted in association with the exhibition, Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic.

This symposium presents a series of papers with a diverse group of experts from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Paris, who are prominent in their area of Aboriginal art practice and passionate about the importance of Yolngu art from Arnhem Land, and particularly bark painting.

Professor Howard Morphy, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the Australian National University, will deliver the keynote address.

The exhibition, Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic: Arnhem Land Paintings and Objects from the Donald Thomson Collection is now showing at Melbourne Museum until 12 February 2012.

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November Meeting: Ian McLean, How Aborigines Invented The Idea Of Contemporary Art: An Anthology Of Writing On Aboriginal Art 1980-2006

The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group meeting will be 21 November 4-5pm in room 106, John Medley Building, University of Melbourne.

We will be reading the introduction of Ian McLean’s recent book: How Aborigines Invented The Idea Of Contemporary Art: An Anthology Of Writing On Aboriginal Art 1980-2006.

I will email members of the reading groups’ electronic mailing list a PDF of the reading. Alternatively, you may make a personal photocopy from the copy  posted on the bulletin board outside of the photocopier room on the third floor of the East Tower of the John Medley Building.

Listen to Ian McLean and Margo Neale interviewed on ABC Late Night Radio from 9 November, 2011 here.

Conflict and Conciliation Across Empires: Objects and Performances in Historical Perspective

17-18 November 2011. 2-day Symposium: Conflict and Conciliation Across Empires: Objects and Performances in Historical Perspective. Convened by Professor Kate Darian-Smith, Dr. Penny Edmonds, and Dr. Julie Evans. Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre, University of Melbourne.

2-day Symposium: Conflict and Conciliation Across Empires: Objects and Performances in Historical Perspective

Date: 17-18 November 2011

Location: Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre, University of Melbourne

Convenors: Professor Kate Darian‐Smith (Director, The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne), Dr. Julie Evans (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne), and Dr. Penny Edmonds (School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne) in conjunction with the Department of Indigenous Cultures, Museum Victoria.

Hosted by the Australian Centre, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne.