Category Archives: Symposium

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.

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.

Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art Symposium, NGV

For more info about the exhibition, click here. For more about the symposium on 12 November click here. Info:

Tjukurrtjanu
Speakers Fred Myers, Silver Prof & Chair, Department of Anthropology, New York University; Dr Philip Batty, Senior Curator, Anthropology (Central Australia), Museum Victoria; Dick Kimber, historian & catalogue contributor; Prof Paul Carter, Chair in Creative Place Research, Deakin University; Paul Sweeney, Manager, Papunya Tula Artists; Bobby West Tjupurrula, Papunya Tula artist

A range of speakers will discuss the origins and evolution of the Western Desert Art movement. Continue reading