Call For Papers, 'Future Craft'
Oct
17
to Nov 30

Call For Papers, 'Future Craft'

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David Poston Well, Well, Well Welded painted-tin bangle. Photograph by David Poston; (collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge). 

David Poston Well, Well, Well Welded painted-tin bangle. Photograph by David Poston; (collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge). 

Title: Future Craft
Conference Theme: Entrepreneurship or Enterprise? 
Date: 14th March 2018
Venue: University for the Creative Arts, Farnham

 

Call for Papers 

The University for the Creative Arts invites speakers to take part in the 'Future Craft' Conference. This is the first of a series of biennial conferences will offer an opportunity for discussion, engagement and debate across a broad continuum of jewellery and silversmithing, whilst looking forward to exploring what the future might hold

The conference seeks to provide a framework for discussion around Jewellery and Silversmithing: ‘Entrepreneurship or Enterprise?’  It will celebrate and explore continual innovation within these industries; along with learning, development, business, context and markets.


Conditions


We invite proposals from scholars, artists and research students and welcome a range of modes and formats, from academic papers, artist talks, performative interventions etc.  
Details should include: 

  • author/s name
  • title
  • email address/s and number/s,
  • type of paper: ‘academic papers’, ‘artist talk’, ‘performative’ etc
  • abstract 150-200 words
  • statement that this work is your own and that it has not been published elsewhere (or if work has already been published give reference of this publication and how much new original content submitted)
  • any proposed costs, health and safety issues, equipment that may be required
  • image of self (headshot) image of work (if appropriate).

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the Conference Team. 
The team will include jewellery and silversmithing researchers. Submissions are not to be anonymized for review; reviewers will be required to declare any conflict of interest over reviewed work.  


Please contact Rebecca Skeels with any queries about submissions rskeels@uca.ac.uk Successful applications will be notified by December 8th 2017.   


Proposal submissions might include (but are not limited to) the following themes: 

  • Conserving the industry for future generations
  • Learning, developing and innovating
  • Past, Present and Future
  • Global Issues

Supporters
The University for the Creative Arts  
Queensland College of Art Griffith University in Australia Festival of Silver  


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Digital Media Research Seminar – Nicole Carroll Presents 'Orrery Arcana: Mapping Strategies for an AV Performance System'
Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Digital Media Research Seminar – Nicole Carroll Presents 'Orrery Arcana: Mapping Strategies for an AV Performance System'

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Nicole Carroll – Instruments

Nicole Carroll – Instruments

This presentation will focus on data and conceptual mapping strategies for my dissertation project, "Orrery Arcana." I will discuss the application of NASA lunar data, tarot numerology and symbolism, and W.B. Yeats’ esoteric system detailed in "A Vision," to audio-visual performance.

Nicole Carroll is a composer, performer, sound designer, and builder. Her work spans installation, improvisation, and fixed media performance. She is active as a sound designer and composer in theater, performs electronic music under the alias “n0izmkr,” and builds custom synthesizers and performance sensor systems. She is currently a visiting research fellow at the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre. 
 

 

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Digital Media Research Seminar – Andrew Brown presents 'Making Musical Mates'
Sep
11
12:00 PM12:00

Digital Media Research Seminar – Andrew Brown presents 'Making Musical Mates'

  • S02_6.34 & G30 2.14 Griffith University (map)
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Andrew Brown performing at CreateWorld 2012 in Brisbane

Andrew Brown performing at CreateWorld 2012 in Brisbane

Andrew Brown will present this week on 'Making Musical Mates'

This presentation will explore the design and construction of interactive music systems that display some sense of creative agency so that playing with them evokes a rich sense of creative partnership.

Andrew Brown's website

 

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Digital Media Research Seminar – Sean Costain Presents 'The Evolutionary Advancement of Language Acquisition by the Implementation of Natural User Interface'
Sep
4
12:00 PM12:00

Digital Media Research Seminar – Sean Costain Presents 'The Evolutionary Advancement of Language Acquisition by the Implementation of Natural User Interface'

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Sean Costain presents The Evolutionary Advancement of Language Acquisition by the Implementation of Natural User Interface

The method of learning language has been passed down through the ages via oral and visual methods. The introduction of Natural User Interface brings forth a new methodology of being able to implement digital touch to enhance the standard method of language acquisition, this research is designed to test the learning curve of unfamiliar language components through implementing a digital kinaesthetic approach.

 

 

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Digital Media Research Seminar – Leah Barclay presents 'Locative-audio and augmented reality'
Aug
28
12:00 PM12:00

Digital Media Research Seminar – Leah Barclay presents 'Locative-audio and augmented reality'

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Leah Barclay Aurality

Leah Barclay Aurality

Leah Barclay presents Locative-audio and augmented reality

This talk will introduce the new app AURALITY and explore a decade of practice in site-specific sonic art using mobile technologies. The featured projects include augmented reality sound walks and interactive experiences designed to connect listeners to place through sound.

Dr. Leah Barclay is a sound artist, composer and researcher working at the intersection of art, science and technology. She specialises in electroacoustic music, acoustic ecology and emerging fields of biology exploring environmental patterns and changes through sound. Her work has been commissioned, performed and exhibited to wide acclaim internationally by organisations including UNESCO, Smithsonian Museum, Ear to the Earth, Al Gore’s Climate Reality and the IUCN. Leah composes complex sonic environments, immersive live performances and interactive installations that draw attention to changing climates and fragile ecosystems. Leah is the President of the Australia Forum for Acoustic Ecology and the Vice President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. She is currently the director of Biosphere Soundscapes and a research fellow at Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre where she is leading a portfolio of research in acoustic ecology and climate change.

 

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Managing Creative Arts Research Data: a seminar for GCCAR members
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Managing Creative Arts Research Data: a seminar for GCCAR members

Dominique Falla Safe to Touch 2015. Paper, string, vinyl and elastic. 60cm x 25cm

Dominique Falla Safe to Touch 2015. Paper, string, vinyl and elastic. 60cm x 25cm

Researchers are required to manage their research data and primary materials in order to meet the requirements of the Australian and Griffith University Codes for the Responsible Conduct of Research and funding bodies.

Planning for the management of research data early in a research project can improve research efficiency, guard against data loss and ensure preservation of valuable cultural assets to maximise Griffith's research impact.

The workshop will cover key elements involved in managing your data throughout the research lifecycle:

  • key principles and policies
  • key initiative and practices
  • how to create a research data plan
  • find existing data for research
  • copyright and data ownership
  • publishing and licensing data for reuse
  • ethics, consent and sensitive data
  • data storage and services available to Griffith researchers
  • Griffith best practice guidelines for researchers: managing data and primary materials

Presented by

  • Therese Nolan-Brown | Visual Arts Librarian
  • Antony Ley | Griffith University Information Policy Officer
  • Paul Jardine | Research Infrastructure Manager | eResearch Services
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Art + Feminism 'Edit-a-thon' hosted by Susan Best, Dr Louise Mayhew and Liz Shaw
Mar
12
11:00 AM11:00

Art + Feminism 'Edit-a-thon' hosted by Susan Best, Dr Louise Mayhew and Liz Shaw

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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2015, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2015, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Art+Feminism is an organisation whose aim is to create meaningful changes to the body of knowledge available about feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. What started as a small gathering has turned into a global initiative. 

Susan Best (director of GCCAR), Dr Louise Mayhew, and Liz Shaw will be hosting the Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon in Brisbane on the 12th of March, from 11am - 3pm. 

RSVP via the Art + Feminism website

Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. This represents an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.
— Art + Feminism website

What is an Edit-a-thon?

An Edit-a-thon is a community organised event that aims to teach folks how to edit, update, and add articles on Wikipedia.

Who can attend?

Anyone and everyone interested in learning more about editing Wikipedia, regardless of experience, gender, or background, is welcome to attend. 

For more information see the Art + Feminism website
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Elizabeth Shaw on 'Useless Beauty: Luxury and Rome'
Nov
29
3:00 PM15:00

Elizabeth Shaw on 'Useless Beauty: Luxury and Rome'

  • RD Milns Antiquities Museum, Level 2, Michie Building, Univsersity of Queensland (map)
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oin our expert panel for an intimate evening of ancient and modern luxury as we discuss the long history of jewellery as a luxury item.

You will be personally greeted by Antiquities Museum staff and receive a drink on arrival, before being introduced to one of our panelists to explore Useless Beauty: Luxury and Rome from their unique perspective.

The panel discussion commences at 6:45pm and after it you will have an opportunity to continue to explore the treasures of the Antiquities Museum.

This exclusive event is not to be missed.

About the Panelists:

- Ms Elizabeth Shaw is a Senior Lecturer in Jewellery and Small Objects at the Queensland College of Art. She is an experienced silversmith whose work investigates aspects of societal and cultural values and the meanings associated with objects of material culture.

- Dr Janette McWilliam is the Director/Curator of the Antiquities Museum and studies Greek and Roman social and cultural history.

- Dr Shushma Malik is a Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at UQ and an expert in Rome's tyrannical rulers, including the decadent Emperor Nero.


About Useless Beauty:

Luxuria (extravagance, luxury, excess) was a problematic concept for the Romans: it undermined traditional ancestral customs. Proper Roman behaviour was supposed to be dictated, not by foreign imports and extravagant lifestyles, but by one's virtus (moral excellence), gravitas (seriousness conveying dignity), continentia (self-control) and frugalitas (frugality). From the third century BC, the Romans attemtpted to legislate against its corrupting effects, often in vain.

Useless Beauty examines a stunning range of artefacts including Roman jewellery, perfume vases, and table wares, in conjunction with contemporary comment from Roman moralists and poets. It explores how and why the desire for luxury goods, and love of the foreign and exotic, quickly became a part of Roman elite culture.

"What will a woman do with no fear for safeguard, when there is Rome to teach its luxury?"

Propertius, Elegies, 3.12

 

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 Launch of 'Reparative Aesthetics' by Susan Best
Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

Launch of 'Reparative Aesthetics' by Susan Best

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Reparative Aesthetics: Witnessing in Contemporary Art Photography (Bloomsbury 2016) is the latest book by Susan Best, Professor of Art Theory and Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Join us to launch this acclaimed publication which establishes the new theoretical framework of ‘reparative aesthetics’; creating new theories in the interdisciplinary fields of aesthetics, affect studies, feminist theory, politics and photography. Best argues that art has the capacity to heal shameful histories by closely examining the work of four female photographers.

According to leading feminist and philosopher Professor Elizabeth Grosz (Duke University), “Reparative Aesthetics develops a new account of what photographic art by women artists from the global south is able to accomplish through the acknowledgement and exposure of shame. Beautifully and hauntingly written, this book reminds us that art expresses what cannot be said.”

Susan Best is an art historian whose research focuses on critical theory and modern and contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on body art and performance, minimalism and conceptual art, women’s art, and Latin American art. Her publications include Visualizing Feeling: Affect and the Feminine Avant-garde (2011) which won the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand best book award in 2012.

Launching the book at the IMA will be Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze from University of Queensland’s School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry.

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Artist Consultation 6 with Edwina Corlette
Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

Artist Consultation 6 with Edwina Corlette

  • Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts (map)
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This is an opportunity to have a professional discussion about your art, your practise and your career direction.

Time: 1 hour slots between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts or Your own Personal Computer
Cost: $48 ($40 for Flying Arts members)

Book Now: http://flyingarts.org.au/whats-on/artist-consultation-6/

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Seminar: Doing digital in the humanities | Workshop: Hands on Humanities Hacking
Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Seminar: Doing digital in the humanities | Workshop: Hands on Humanities Hacking

The Griffith Social and Behavioural Research College, in collaboration with the Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research invites researchers and doctoral candidates from all disciplines across the university to attend this seminar and worksho.

The Seminar

Doing digital in the humanities
In a typical week I might build a website, play around with computer vision technology, write a blog post, reverse engineer the database of a cultural institution, or harvest 10,000 ASIO files – and I’m a historian. In this seminar I want explore some of the possibilities of digital research in the humanities. By working through a few of my recent projects and obsessions, I hope to show how digital tools and techniques can extend your current research practices, enabling you to ask different questions and find new connections.

The Workshop

Hands on Humanities Hacking
The best way to learn about digital tools in the humanities is to start playing with them. In this hands-on workshop we’ll be investigating a variety of digital research techniques including text analysis, computer vision, and data visualisation. We’ll find out how to harvest thousands of newspaper articles from Trove, find faces in a photo, and scrape data from a website. You’ll come away with many practical hints and new possibilities to explore.

The Presenter

Tim Sherratt is a historian and hacker who researches the possibilities and politics of digital cultural collections. Tim has worked across the cultural heritage sector and has been developing online resources relating to libraries, archives, museums and history since 1993. His creations include useful things like QueryPic, strange things like the Vintage Face Depot, and important things like The Real Face of White Australia. He’s currently Associate Professor of Digital Heritage at the University of Canberra. You can find him at timsherratt.org or as @wragge on Twitter.

Registration

Places are limited and registration to attend is essential. The allocation of places will be confirmed by email to registrants. 

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Zen & The Art of Dying Screening
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Zen & The Art of Dying Screening

Debra Beattie's most recent cinema documentary Zen & the Art of Dying will be playing in theaters in Australia and New Zealand, beginning September 8, 2016. The film’s central subject Zenith Virago will be in attendance for Q&A’s at noted screenings

SYNOPSIS
From her origins as a young mother in the UK, to her present day identity as a lesbian, activist, and self-described deathwalker in the idyllic seaside town of Byron Bay, Australia, Zenith (Zen) Virago’s personal and professional experiences quietly challenge our core assumptions about life and dissolve our fears around death. The most sought-after marriage celebrant in an increasingly commercialized wedding destination town, Zenith is also co-founder of the Australian Natural Death Care Centre, an organization that provides end-of-life decision planning and DIY funeral alternatives to residents of Australia’s North Coast. Zenith’s work models a growing international Natural Death Care Movement that is gaining momentum as Baby Boomers begin to retire and are demanding more personalized, empowered, and meaningful choices around end-of-life matters, just as they did with the natural childbirth movement. Her example, and the willingness of Byron Shire’s citizens to join her cause, invite each of us to reexamine and reclaim a more active role in how we live, love, and die.

See the film screened in Brisbane at New Farm Cinemas, Sunday 30 October 6:30pm.

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Copyright, Publishing and Open Access Considerations for Social, Behavioural and Humanities Researchers seminar
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Copyright, Publishing and Open Access Considerations for Social, Behavioural and Humanities Researchers seminar

  • Nathan Campus, Griffith University (map)
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We are pleased to invite you to attend the Copyright, Publishing and Open Access Considerations for Social, Behavioural and Humanities Researchers seminar presented by Anthony Ley

The workshop will be held at the Nathan Campus on Thursday 15 September 2016 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Morning tea will be served from 9:45am.

Registration to attend is essential as places are limited. Please click here to register. You will then receive a confirmation email from GSBRC including venue details if successful.

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Heather Faulkner at Brisbane Writers Festival
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

Heather Faulkner at Brisbane Writers Festival

Heather Faulkner's Book, "North of the Border: Stories from the A Matter of Time Project," will be featured at the Brisbane Writers Festival. As part of the festival, Faulkner will be appearing at the State Library of Queensland as a panelist for the discussion entitled, "The Right to Belong," on September 9.

Michael Burge, Heather Faulkner and David Hardy discuss the disconnection that is created in a time and place where a person’s sexual orientation dictates the rights they have in society. Should it be this hard?

Moderated by Emile McPhee


Heather Faulkner

Dr Heather Faulkner is a documentary and transmedia storyteller whose action research explores the synergetic themes of identity, place and belonging. Her professional career as a photojournalist and award-winning picture editor has seen her work published broadly on an international scale. Her book, North of the Border: Stories from the A Matter of Time Project will be published by University of Western Australia Publishing in September, 2016. Faulkner convenes the Photo Media Major, Bachelor of Digital Media, at the Queensland College of Art, Gold Coast.

 

David Hardy

David Hardy's 'BOLD: Stories from older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people' was published in November 2015. He loves singing with Brisbane's Pride Choir and his storytelling draws on identity and his earlier diplomatic career. In 2014 David was awarded a PhD from Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.

 

Michael Burge

Michael Burge is an Australian writer and artist who was born at Inverell in the New England region of NSW. He grew up in the Blue Mountains, lived in the United Kingdom for most of the 1990s, and now resides on Coochiemudlo Island in Queensland's Moreton Bay with his husband and their two dogs. In 2016, Michael published his non-fiction debut Questionable Deeds: Making a stand for equal love and a collection of short fiction Closet His, Closet Hers.

 

Emile McPhee

Emile is a property and finance lawyer at McCullough Robertson Lawyers. Since 2012, he has also been the Executive Director of the LGBTI Legal Service, a nonprofit, unfunded and volunteer run community legal centre providing legal advice, assistance and advocacy for the LGBTI community in Queensland – the only standalone service in Australia. In 2016, he won the Queen’s Ball ‘Activist of the Year’ award, with the LGBTI Legal Service winning ‘Community Support Group of the Year’. Emile is passionate about equality and ensuring that the law protects the rights of all Queenslanders.


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Griffith Review 53: Our Sporting Life
Aug
25
7:15 PM19:15

Griffith Review 53: Our Sporting Life

Celebrate the release of Griffith Review 53: Our Sporting Life in August with editor Julianne Schultz in conversation with a group of insightful, witty and funny sports lovers.

We know that “sport lies at the heart of what it means to be Australian”, and this panel of sporting experts will explore the links between sport and business, sport and culture, and sport and social cohesion. Join William McInnes, actor and sports tragic; Naomi McCarthy, Olympic Water Polo gold medallist and manager of Griffith University Sports College; and Sean Dorney, former ABC correspondent and one time captain of the PNG Rugby League team as they dissect life of the athlete and the passion of the spectator. The evening will also feature a special reading by award winning emerging writer Jessica White.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND GRIFFITH REVIEW

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Artist Talk - Glen Skien
Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Talk - Glen Skien

FABLE IN BRIEF presents the most recent collection of works by Glen Skien that extends the artist’s exploration of ‘mytho-poetic’ narratives in the form of etchings, artists’ books and assemblage pieces.

The artist will present a series of Artist Talks in the Project Gallery on the following dates:
Wednesday 24 August, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Saturday 27 August, 10:30am-11:30am
Saturday 3 September, 10:30am-11:30am

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Copyright, Publishing and Open Access Considerations for Social, Behavioural and Humanities Researchers seminar
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Copyright, Publishing and Open Access Considerations for Social, Behavioural and Humanities Researchers seminar

  • Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University (map)
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We are pleased to invite you to attend the Copyright, Publishing and Open Access Considerations for Social, Behavioural and Humanities Researchers seminar presented by Anthony Ley

The workshop will be held at the Gold Coast campus on Wednesday 24 August 2016 from 10:00am - 12:00pm and at the Nathan Campus on Thursday 15 September 2016 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Morning tea will be served from 9:45am.

Registration to attend is essential as places are limited. Please click here to register for Gold Coast and click here to register for Nathan. You will then receive a confirmation email from GSBRC including venue details if successful.

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Visiting Scholar presentation: Joseph Scheer - American Printmaker: new technologies sharing traditional print techniques
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Visiting Scholar presentation: Joseph Scheer - American Printmaker: new technologies sharing traditional print techniques

  • Central Lecture Theatre, Queensland College of Art (map)
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Joseph Scheer Euhampsonia splendida

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Joseph Scheer will discuss his working practice and his development of integrating digital technologies into the field of Print Media. His ongoing project - titled Imaging Biodiversity - will be presented as well as new projects that involve artist books from “ Image Databases” of subjects he has been creating in Asia and Mexico. His teaching practice and work from the Institute for Electronic Arts will also be highlighted.

Joseph Scheer is a Fulbright Scholar and Professor of Print Media and Co-Director/Founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, New York. His current works, which span print media, video, and web based projects, use technology to re-examine nature through interpretive collecting and visual recording. His work is in numerous international collections. His most recent work has been exhibited at The Yantai Museum of Art, Yantai, China the National Museum of China, Beijing, and T+H gallery Boston, MA. A recent show that traveled to four major museums in Sweden was comprised of 100 large format prints. He has published two books about his work: Night Visions, the Secret Designs of Moths and Night Flyers. His work has been written about in over 120 books and periodicals including: National Geographic, four articles in the New York Times, ArtNews, ArtForum, Science, Nature, Forbes, American Photo, DERSPIEGEL, and The Chronicle for Higher Education.

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Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Literature and Poetry Prize 2016
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Literature and Poetry Prize 2016

 

Professor Paul Mazerolle

Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education and Law) 

 

is pleased to invite

 

Staff of

Humanities, Languages & Social Science,Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research

 and Griffith Review

 

 

to the Awards Event for the

 

Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize 2016

 

and

 

Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize 2016

 

 

Monday 15th August, 2016

6.00pm

 

The Ship Inn

Southbank Campus S06_2.02

 

RSVP by Wednesday 10th August to Sheree Robinson

sheree.robinson@griffith.edu.au

Telephone: (07) 555 28626

 

Please advise of any special dietary requirements and if you will be accompanied by a partner

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IMA Exhibition Tour with Professor Susan Best
Aug
6
3:00 PM15:00

IMA Exhibition Tour with Professor Susan Best

Maryam Jafri, (2009-present), Sri Lanka – Ghana - Botswana 1948-1966, from the photo series Independence Day 1934-1975

Maryam Jafri, (2009-present), Sri Lanka – Ghana - Botswana 1948-1966, from the photo series Independence Day 1934-1975

Art historian Professor Susan Best will give a tour of Maryam Jafri: Independence Day 1934–1975 on Saturday 6 August at 3pm. This is the first solo exhibition in Australia of Jafri’s work and presents fifty-seven photographs from her project Independence Day 1934–1975 (2009–ongoing). This photographic installation documents the first independence day ceremonies in former European colonies across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, between 1934 and 1975.

Sourced by the artist from twenty-nine archives housed in countries such as Syria, Kenya, Senegal, India, Malaysia, the Phillipines, and Algeria, the photographs are arranged into a grid according to the characteristics of the ceremony, creating a sense of a repetitious ritual.

Professor Susan Best is the convenor of Fine Art and Theory at Griffith University, and specialises in critical theory and modern and contemporary art. Her most recent book is titled Reparative Aesthetics: Witnessing in Contemporary Art Photography (forthcoming Bloomsbury 2016). The book offers a new way of thinking about the role of politically engaged art. It examines the work of five women photographers from the southern hemisphere who are pioneering a reparative approach to art about shameful histories.

More information about the exhibition here: http://www.ima.org.au/maryam-jafri-independence-day-1934-1975/

Free, all welcome.

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An invitation to NIME opening events
Jul
11
5:30 PM17:30

An invitation to NIME opening events

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You are invited to attend the opening keynote presentation and concerts of the New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference, which is being hosted by Griffith University this year. The opening events are on Monday 11 July 2016 from 5.30 pm at the Queensland Conservatorium theatre, South Bank.

NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) is the premier international academic conference in designing human-computer interfaces and interactions for musical performance.

The opening keynote presentation will be a lecture/recital by Miya Masaoka, who will give a personal history of her work with gestural controllers focusing on how making music with them can foster empathy and meaning. Her presentation will feature her famous laser koto.

Following this will be a keynote concert by Garth Paine featuring two of his compositions. The work Now explores resonating sound fields using sophisticated modular synthesis, audio processing, and spatialized resonating cymbals. 33 Degrees 50 Minutes South is a work for live electronics and percussion, featuring the composer playing the new Karlax controller and Vanessa Tomlinson on percussion.

Performances will continue in the less formal setting of the Conservatorium foyer into the evening featuring a range of NIME delegates from around the world, including Oliver Bown, Jo Cantrell, Donna Hewitt and Andrew Pfalz. 

For more information about the conference visit: http://nime2016.org

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Robert Andrew 'Scraping Back My Skin' Artist Talk
Jun
4
3:00 PM15:00

Robert Andrew 'Scraping Back My Skin' Artist Talk

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Join us at Spiro | Grace Art Rooms on Saturday June 4 to hear Robert Andrew dissect the historical and personal narratives embedded in his current exhibition ‘Scraping Back my Skin’.

Engraving imagery of family, location, and landscape in his works Robert unearths a personal narrative to negotiate a contemporary cultural climate. Robert’s work uncovers, reveals and re-presents aspects in Australian indigenous history that have been previously hidden, distorted and denied.

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Julie-Anne Milinski at 'UNIFi Creative Student Symposium'
May
28
10:00 AM10:00

Julie-Anne Milinski at 'UNIFi Creative Student Symposium'

As a part of University of Canberra's "UNIFi Creative Student Symposium"

Forum

Speakers: Jenny Watson, Julie-Anne Milinksi, Zoe Porter, Naomi Evans and Mary Letain.

Chaired by Grace Herrmann

What: An insight into the firsthand experiences of women in the art industry. 

Men are encouraged to join the audience! 

When: 10:00-10:50 am
Where: H Block Auditorium H2026
FREE EVENT



Workshop

Hosted by bachelor students Grace Herrmann and Mary Letain, with guest artists Zoe Porter, Julie-Anne Milinksi and Jo D'Hage.

An opportunity to create works of art inspired by great female artists in a communal setting that encourages dialogue, support and community.

You will be exploring collage, sculpture and fabric crafts in the ethos of Hannah Hoch, Louise Bourgeois and Sally Smart.
This workshop is for women only.

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