NIEA is presenting two postgraduate master classes on the 25 May and 29 May 2012.
Curating Yiwarra-Kuju: The Canning stock route
Speaker: Dr John Carty
Convenor: Dr. Jennifer Biddle
Date: Friday 25 May 2012
Venue: EG02 Theatre, E Block, COFA, Paddington
Open to all NIEA and COFA Staff and Postgraduate students.
John Carty is an anthropologist and curator who has worked extensively with Aboriginal artists throughout the Western Desert, Pilbara and Kimberley region. From 2007-2010 he was the principal researcher for the Canning Stock Route project, and is co-curator of the exhibition Yiwarra Kuju which recently showed at the Australian Museum.
He recently completed a project with the Ngaanyatjarra artists of Central Australia on another book exploring the Aboriginal art history of that region. The companion exhibition, Purnu, Tjanpi Canvas: Art of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands was launched at the Perth International Arts Festival in 2012. Based at the ANU, John is now managing a cross-cultural collaborative research project Engaging Objects: Indigenous communities, museum collections and the representation of Indigenous histories. Working with the British Museum and the National Museum of Australia, the project is exploring the processes of making of an exhibition based on the British Museum's collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material culture. John is an inaugural Research Fellow at the Centre for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art.
The Clock, The Tree of Life: Contemporary Art Cinema
Speaker: Professor Terry Smith
Convenor: Dr. Gail Kenning
Date: Tuesday 29 May 2012
Time: 10am -12 noon
Venue: College of Fine Arts @ Woolworths Building, Seminar room 704,
Level 7, 540 George St, Sydney
Open to staff and students of UNSW and University of Sydney. RSVP required email@example.com
TERRY SMITH, FAHA, CIHA, is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, National Institute for Experimental Arts,College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.
TERRY SMITH is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2010 winner of the Mather Award for art criticism conferred by the College Art Association (USA) and the 2010 Australia Council Visual Arts Laureate. He is the author of a number of books, notably Making the Modern: Industry, Art and Design in America (University of Chicago Press, 1993; inaugural Georgia O‚Keeffe Museum Book Prize 2009) and editor of many others. He is a foundation Board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and is currently a Board member of the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
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