29 July, 2010

Melbourne Art Fair 2010

Melbourne Art Fair, Australia's premier international visual arts event returns to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building from 4-8 August 2010

Melbourne Art Fair is an exhibition of leading contemporary art, presented by over 80 selected national and international galleries. The biennial event features paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and multi media art works of over 900 artists and attracts up to 30,000 visitors.


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Melbourne Art Week

Melbourne Art Foundation Forum
"Inspired Acts of Co-Creation: On Collaboration"
Wednesday 4 August 2010,
NGV International, 12.30pm Clemenger Auditorium BBDO

NGV International
180 St Kilda Road
Panels run from 12.30pm - 4.00pm with a break in between
Free Entry, bookings essential: T: 03 8662 1555 Event Code: P1095

Melbourne Art Foundation 2010 Lecture
Presented by Bill Henson

Monday 2 August, 6.00pm - 7.30pm, BMW Edge, Federation Square
Free entry, doors open from 5.30pm

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Städel Museum Collection - NGV

For the first time in Australia, see one of the world’s finest collections of nineteenth and twentieth century European art from the Städel Museum in Frankfurt.

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NGV International 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Temporary Exhibition Space 1, 2 & 3, Level G

19 Jun 2010 - 10 Oct 2010

13 July, 2010

Impact 7 - Melbourne

International Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference
27 - 30 September 2011
Monash University, Melbourne Australia


IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints will focus on the multiple identity of the print, exploring the cross-disciplinary nature of printmedia internationally and in the context of the Asia-Pacific region. Printmedia will be explored as a heterogeneous, diverse and all pervading aspect of contemporary culture. Often located at the intersections of disciplines and media, it is also a powerful political vehicle, generating discourse and debate by virtue of its wide dissemination and ability to offer counterpoints to the norm. The conference addresses practitioners, writers, critics, artists, theorists, and others working in the broad fields of print-related research. It aims to provide a platform in which practitioners and researchers can engage in a mutually productive exchange. Media identified by the conference will include but not be limited to:

Printmaking, Photography, Graphic Design, Architecture, Drawing, The Artist’s Book, Text, Animation, Film and Digital Media, Jewellery and Metalsmith, Glass, Ceramic and Textile

more info: http://impact7.org.au/themes.html

A gentle reminder that paper abstracts are due: Friday 30 July 2010.

7th Australian Print Symposium

7th Australian Print Symposium
National Gallery of Australia,
Canberra 15-17 October 2010

The Australian Print Symposium has been held at the National Gallery of Australia since 1987. Convened by Roger Butler, Senior Curator of Australian Prints and Drawings, the Symposiums provide a forum to discuss prints and printmaking from Australia and the region. The papers presented by artists, print curators and art historians - have a major focus on contemporary prints and printmaking practice. For registration details and further information visit:


Keynote speaker: Glenn Barkley
Glenn Barkley, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, has a passionate interest in the replicated image—in all their various guises. He has curated the major exhibitions Multiplicity: Prints and Multiples, (MCA 2006 and touring) and avoiding myth & message: Australian artists and the literary world, MCA (2009).

Friday 15 and Saturday 16 October 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Sunday 17 October 9.30 am – 12 noon
James O Fairfax Theatre | Bookings essential 02 6240 6528 | $250 full rate; $190 members/concessions; $80 students
(Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea)

Works of art on paper curators forum
Monday 18 October 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
A forum for curators and other professionals that have
a particular interest in the collection and display of works of art on paper.

With some 20 speakers and over 200 delegates attending, the symposium provides a lively forum to discuss prints and printmaking in Australia and the region. The papers, presented by leading artists, print curators and art historians, focus on contemporary practice in print production, book arts, street stencils and the like. There will also be special tours of the National Gallery’s 11 new Indigenous galleries and Skyspace, the recently completed work by James Turrell. There will be associated events in local galleries, the Megalo Print Workshop and the ANU Canberra School of Art.