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The Arlis/ANZ ACT chapter invites current financial* members on a visit to the James Turrell: A retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. The visit is on Wednesday 4 February, 8:55am-10am. We shall meet at the reception desk through main entrance 8:55am.

James Turrell: A retrospective explores the artist’s work over almost 50 years, bringing together Projection pieces, built spaces, holograms, drawings, prints and photographs. It celebrates Skyspaces, viewing chambers that affect our perception of the sky, and surveys Turrell’s life work, Roden Crater, a naked eye observatory in an extinct volcano on the edge of the Painted Desert, Arizona.

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* This visit has been organised for Arlis/ANZ financial members only and will take place prior to the exhibition being opened to the public at 10am. Perceptual cell entry is not included.

We welcome current Arlis/ANZ members from other chapters. Institutional members are welcome to have two attendees per each institutional membership.

We would love to meet new members, so if you’d like to come to the exhibition visit (and all our other fabulous events), please register and pay on theArlis/ANZ siteprior to sending your RSVP.

You can find out more about the exhibition on the National Gallery’s website.

Please RSVP to Arlis/ANZ ACT Events Officer Sonja This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by COB 30 January.

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James Turrell
Virtuality squared 2014
Ganzfeld: built space, LED lights
800 x 1400 x 1940.5 cm (overall)
Collection James Turrell
Image: National Gallery of Australia

 

The Arlis/ANZ ACT chapter invites current financial* members to a guided tour of Jenni Kemarre Martiniello’s ReInventing the Weave exhibition at the Canberra Glassworks. The tour is on Wednesday 29 April, 12:30pm - 1:30pm. We shall meet in the foyer area at 12:25 ready for the 12:30 tour.

The tour will be led by curator Kelli Cole.

‘Weaving has been a long and durable practice within Australian Indigenous Cultures. This exhibition features the sublime, hand blown woven glass sculptures of Jenni Kemarre Martiniello which are inspired by, and draw upon, the beauty of traditional woven objects while paying respect to the elegant forms of these utilitarian vessels.  The glass weave technique explores the geometry and precision of the traditional form, fusing it with the exquisite beauty of glass and light to celebrate the juncture of object and art.’

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* Entry to the exhibition and tour has been arranged for Arlis/ANZ financial members only.

We welcome current Arlis/ANZ members from other chapters. Institutional members are welcome to have two attendees per each institutional membership.

We would love to meet new members, so if you’d like to come to the exhibition tour (and all our other fabulous events), please register and pay on the Arlis/ANZ site prior to sending your RSVP.

You can find out more about the exhibition on the Canberra Glassworks’ website.

Please RSVP via our Eventbrite listing by COB Thursday 23 April. Remember to save the calendar appointment once you’ve registered. If you have any difficulties in registering for your tickets on Eventbrite, please contact Arlis/ANZ ACT Events Officer via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are also arranging carpooling, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need a lift or can offer lifts.

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Credit: Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, photography by David Paterson

 

The Arlis/ANZ ACT chapter invites current financial* members to a guided tour of Echoes in Time at the Belconnen Arts Centre. The tour is on Friday 22 May. We shall meet in the foyer area at 12:25 ready for the 12:30 tour.

The tour will be led by Creative Program Director, Monika McInerney with an exhibition floor talk by Artist Vivien Lightfoot.

Vivien Lightfoot’s Australian mother became one of thousands of war brides when she married her English husband in 1946, and did not return to Australia for 20 years. Stories about the artist’s relatives on both sides of her family reveal many similar journeys and separations going back several generations. In this exhibition, Lightfoot is motivated by a desire to construct links and discover echoes between her ancestors and to pay homage to their principles, their bravery and their initiative.

Echoes in Time by Vivien Lightfoot

* Entry to the exhibition and tour has been arranged for Arlis/ANZ financial members only.

We welcome current Arlis/ANZ members from other chapters. Institutional members are welcome to have two attendees per each institutional membership.

We would love to meet new members, so if you’d like to come to the exhibition tour (and all our other delightful events), please register and pay on the Arlis/ANZ website prior to sending your RSVP.

You can find out more about the exhibition on the Belconnen Arts Centre’s website.

Please RSVP via our Eventbrite listing by COB Tuesday 19 May. Remember to save the calendar appointment once you’ve registered. If you have any difficulties in registering for your tickets on Eventbrite, please contact Arlis/ANZ ACT Events Officer Sonja This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Credit: Vivien Lightfoot, Echoes in Time, 2014

 

The Arlis/ANZ ACT chapter had a fabulous time in Goulburn on our art road trip (Saturday 13 June).

Grit cafe stools Kate

We met up at Grit Café for a quick coffee, and to confirm our itinerary and marvel at the Big Merino.

House of Alpaca Vicki

Our first destination was The House of Alpaca, we had a factory tour of their historical building and watched the weaving looms make different throw rugs, fringing and all. Their company has a herd of about 300 Alpacas just over the ridge in Wheeo, but the weaving is done at the Goulburn factory. The spinners are located in New Zealand, but the Australian industry is trying to revive the production plants, to make local yarn production possible. Along with woven Alpaca fibre products, sheepskin Rigdi Didge ugg boots are made in the factory, the dies for each foot size hang on the workshop wall like vertical footprints. There are 16 colours of Alpaca, and the coloured fibre is washed in Melbourne – there is only one place that can undertake this process as other factories cannot risk the colour contamination in their machinery.

Thistles Vicki

There were so many steps involved in processing the yarn and then doing the weaving and finishing. When the yarn reaches the factory, it is wound onto pirns (like bobbins). Hundreds of pirns are put onto the creel and then threaded to the 1972 Dornier machine (which came from New Zealand and previously made fabric for the Lord of the Rings films). As the weaving process occurs, the machine refers to a pattern on a cartridge (looks like a piano roll), so that the rugs don’t get too long! Each rug takes about 8 minutes, but this doesn’t factor in the growing/yarn process, as well as time to thread up hundreds of pirns, plus monitoring the production and fixing any breaks or jams. Fabric is brushed on a separate machine with teasel brushes, which are made from 400 dried thistles!

Morning tea at Alpaca factory Eleanor

We enjoyed a fantastic morning tea, it was a great spread with fruit, sandwiches, fairy cakes, scones, slice and more. We bought lots of alpaca products – to support local business but it’s also good weather timing for slippers and blankets! It was great to learn about the journey from “paddock to product”.

Sated with sandwiches and slice, we set off to explore the town before our next rendezvous.

Grenade at St Clair Eleanor

The St Clair Villa Museum & Archives are opposite The House of Alpaca. Eleanor was amused to see a grenade in their social history exhibition – carefully labelled as “used”! (we assumed it was no longer active) The archives are an important resource for Goulburn, as they are “…the only place you can get your house’s original plans.”

Argyle stacks Sonja

Most of the group took a short walk to The Argyle Book Emporium, which is a wondrous cavernous bookshop in the old Police station. The architecture is amazing – it even still has the old strong-doors – but it’s the volume and variety of books, records and comics that make it a must-see (plus an obvious go-to for a group of art librarians). Vicki found a beautiful orchid book and Kate had a great swag of titles.

Black ironwork on Sloane Street Kate

Vicki, Margaret and June hunted for Accolade Antiques (Auburn Street) but it was no longer there. They found Michael at the nearby Vinnies and Red Cross op shops, where there were some great finds with reasonable prices, and a whole dancing costume! Eleanor, Debbie and Megan tried to find Yarra Glen Pottery (Ada Street) but they also had no luck. Vicki, Margaret and June stopped off at Goulburn’s Antiques & Collectables (Hume Street) on the way home and bought a very nice old iron to use as a door stop.

Janette and Angie tried all the chutneys at the markets. Eleanor found the little bumper cars very enticing, but decided she was over the maximum height requirement.

Wunderkammer at GRAG Sonja

The Wunderkammer exhibition at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery was very moving, and really showed the impact of hunting as well as giving a new perspective on the traditional wunderkammer. We really enjoyed the walk-through and talk by Angela D’Elia (Curator and Exhibitions Officer), which gave us better insight and appreciation of the artist’s aims and process.

Wind farms on the way Kate

We spent the rest of the afternoon seeing the public art, the walking brochures were really helpful. There is a full suite of guides including “Art in public places”, cultural features, bike rides and roses! The pretty Visit Goulburn book can also be viewed on issuu.

It was a speedy trip home, Goulburn was really worth the visit. We hope to see the upcoming Rosalie Gascoigne exhibition (opening this Friday) at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery soon.

Thanks to Kate, Eleanor, Vicki, and Sonja for the photos.

 

The Arlis/ANZ ACT chapter invites current financial* members to a guided tour of Un-resettling (James Tylor) and The Waves + Control Rooms (Chris Bennie)at PhotoAccess.

Thursday 23 July 12:30 - we shall meet in the foyer area at 12:25 ready for the 12:30 tour.

The tour will be led by PhotoAccess Program Manager, Claire Capel-Stanley.

  • Un-resettling, by Adelaide-based artist James Tylor, an exhibition presented through the PhotoAccess Indigenous Photomedia Artists Program.
  • The Waves + Control Rooms, new work by Brisbane-based mid-career artist Chris Bennie, developed during a recent Asialink Residency at Youkobo Artspace, Japan. Exhibition programmed by PhotoAccess in partnership with Canberra Contemporary Art Space.

James Tylor Un-resettling

* Entry to the exhibitions and tour has been arranged for Arlis/ANZ financial members only.

We welcome current Arlis/ANZ members from other chapters. Institutional members are welcome to have two attendees per each institutional membership.

We would love to meet new members, so if you’d like to come to the exhibition tour (and all our other delightful events), please register and pay on the Arlis/ANZ website prior to sending your RSVP.

You can find out more about the exhibition on PhotoAccess’ website.

Please RSVP via our Eventbrite listing by COB Thursday 22 July. Remember to save the calendar appointment once you’ve registered. If you have any difficulties in registering for your tickets on Eventbrite, please contact Arlis/ANZ ACT Events Officer Sonja This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chris Bennie Control rooms 

 Photo credits:

Image: James Tylor,Un-resettling (Hunting Kangaroo)(detail), 2014, hand-coloured inkjet print on photorag paper, 50.0 x 50.0cm

Image: Chris Bennie,Control rooms, 2014, video with sound 20' 24", installation view at Youkobo Artspace, Tokyo, 2014

 

The Arlis/ANZ ACT chapter invites current financial* members to a special screening of the movie Fabergé: a life of its own at Palace Electric Cinema (2 Phillip Law Street, New Acton in the Nishi building).

It will be on the afternoon of Sunday 16 August. We shall meet in the cinema’s foyer area at 12:45 ready for the 1pm screening. We may have drinks there afterwards.

A unique cinema event and exclusive unveiling of two rare pieces:

This captivating new event tells the fascinating story behind the most prestigious name in luxury: Fabergé. Enjoying unprecedented access to the most esteemed private collections, insights from world experts and interviews with the descendants of the Fabergé family, this is a rare opportunity to discover the genius of the family behind the finest objects ever created.

The event features the extraordinary unveiling of two historic new pieces – the first new Fabergé egg in almost 100 years, and a lost treasure, recently discovered in America’s Midwest by a scrap metal dealer – and presents them exclusively to international cinema audiences, before they return to the secrecy of their very private collections.

Experience the wonder of seeing Fabergé’s exquisite objects in stunning detail on the big screen for the first time.

Faberge a life of its own

*The Arlis/ANZ ACT chapter has organised discounted entry for individual members and up to two attendees per institutional membership. Tickets are $10 per person, to be paid to the Arlis/ANZ ACT chapter by 10 August (payment details will be provided upon receipt of RSVP).

Discounted parking (underground at Nishi building) is available on validation at the box office. There are also other parking options in the vicinity. 

We would love to meet new members, so if you’d like to come to the exhibition tour (and all our other fabulous events), please register and pay on the Arlis/ANZ website prior to sending your RSVP.

You can find out more about the movie on Palace Electric Cinema’s website.

Please RSVP via our Eventbrite listing by COB Monday 10 August. Remember to save the calendar appointment once you’ve registered. We will contact you about payment after receiving your RSVP. If you have any difficulties in registering for your tickets on Eventbrite, please contact Arlis/ANZ ACT Events Officer Sonja This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Call for Participation : ARLIS/ANZ Biennial Conference 2018 DEADLINE EXTENSION

ARLIS/ANZ Conference 2018: Expanding our Reach: Art, Research and Access

Call for Participation : ARLIS/ANZ Biennial Conference 2018 DEADLINE EXTENSION

 Canberra welcomes you to the 2018 Art Libraries Society of Australia and New Zealand (ARLIS/ANZ) conference held at the National Portrait Gallery (Day one) and the National Gallery of Australia (Day two), Thursday 4 October – Friday 5 October, with welcome drinks on the evening of Wednesday 3 October. The theme is Expanding our Reach: Art, Research and Access, delving into the expanded uses and users of Art Library collections. We want to hear from a range of people including art librarians, archivists, artists, scholars, authors, curators, critics, educators, students and other visual arts professionals.

It is an exciting time in our sector as our roles have developed in response to a broadening user category and to innovative ways our collections are being used. This expansion has resulted in an exciting range of projects, collaborations and outcomes.

The Persistence of the Real 2016 conference focussed on the continuing appeal of the real object and the reinvigoration of the tangible, including books and archives. Benjamin Law, the keynote speaker, made us aware of the importance of documenting our past and how memories can be used, and how, increasingly, people in this fast, social online world feel grounded with the tactile, and the physical, encouraging connectedness to not only our community but also our humanity.

Moving forward two years we are seeing an expansion in the uses and the users of the art library collections we manage. We have seen the importance of artist driven archive collections, exhibitions of artist archives, thematic study and object based learning. There is a greater emphasis on collaborative projects with educational departments and interactive online engagement utilising art library collections to help inform and engage.

In this 2018 conference let’s look at how our collections are being used. What is exciting, what is ground breaking? Also, stretching into the near future and being prepared, where our collections can take us, who our users will be, how our collections can be used and to what purpose? Integral to this is managing these expanded applications; what can we do to better align ourselves with these growing demands?  

To submit your interest in presenting at this year’s conference you can submit a proposal either as individuals or in a group to present a 30 minute talk that addresses one of the following questions.

  • Collection knowledge is fundamental to good research, but how else are collections used and what other fields of study could benefit? How can collections and information agencies reach further to support information seekers?
  • Our user base includes artists, authors, academics, educators, tertiary, secondary and primary students, how do they use our collections and why? Are there other groups with potential interest?
  • In most cases the first point of call for most information seekers is to search the web. What are some of the more novel and engaging ways that collections and information agencies are utilising the power of the web to reach out to support information seekers?
  • As our collections our used in new ways and our user group broadens how has this changed and continue to change our roles as art library professionals?

Alternatively you could encourage further discussion and engagement around this theme by offering a virtual tour of your library and collections. (10 minutes)

Submissions

Please submit your 250-word abstract or virtual visit proposal no later than 30 March 13 April 2018 to:

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Proposals are to be submitted by email as follows:

  • Email subject line “ARLIS/ANZ 2018 Paper Proposal”
  • Title of the paper
  • Author(s) of the paper
  • Paper abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Speaker’s name, professional affiliation, and email address
  • Biographical note on the speaker (150 words maximum)

Important dates:


28 February 2018
Call for participation
30 March 13 April 2018 Deadline for submission of abstracts
27 April 2018 Notice of acceptance by the conference committee
7 September 2018 Deadline for submission of full paper, visual material and technical requirements
4-5 October 2018 Conference

 

ARLIS/ANZ TRAVEL AWARDS

The ARLIS/ANZ (Arts Libraries Society/Australia and New Zealand) Conference –Expanding Our Reach: Art, Research and Access.

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The ARLIS/ANZ (Arts Libraries Society/Australia and New Zealand) Conference – Expanding Our Reach: Art, Research and Access is taking place at the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 4- 5 October 2018.

Personal or Institutional Members of ARLIS/ANZ or international members of an ARLIS organisation are now invited to apply for the ARLIS/ANZ Travel Grant of A$700 to assist attendance at the conference. Applicants must have a minimum membership of twelve months' standing. There are two awards of $A700.00 each on offer.

Applicants should submit an application that includes the following information: Name, contact details, current role and a brief resume giving details about professional activities, particularly in ARLIS/ANZ or an ARLIS organisation and length of membership. Also a short summary of purpose for which an award is sought with details of other funding received or applied for is welcomed.

Applications for the ARLIS/ANZ Travel Grant close on 29 June 2018 at 5pm. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by 15 July 2018.

The decisions of the ARLIS/ANZ Conference Committee shall be final and no correspondence regarding them shall be entered into. In making an award to attend an ARLIS/ANZ conference, preference may be given to a member who has not received an ARLIS/ANZ Travel Grant on a previous occasion.

There is an additional award for a student or new graduate living in the ACT region. The successful applicant will receive one year’s membership to ARLIS/ANZ plus full conference registration and an invitation to attend the conference dinner.

Applicants for the ACT award should submit the following information: Name, contact details, current status, i.e. student or new graduate and a brief resume giving details about professional and /or educational activities, Also a short summary of purpose for which an award is sought with details of other funding received or applied for is welcomed. The award recipient will be asked to submit a short description of their experience at the conference for publication on the ARLIS/ANZ website.

Please send applications to: The ACT Chapter Treasurer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 

Only one more week to go until the start of the 2018 ARLIS/ANZ conference. And it is coming together nicely. Thanks to all of you who have registered so far.

We are delighted to announce that our Keynote speaker will be Stuart Kells.

Stuart Kells is an author and book-trade historian. He has dedicated his life to the study of precious and rare books, and he has travelled the world to explore some of the most famous and revered collections. He has written and published on many aspects of print culture and the book world. His latest book, Shakespeare's Library, came out in Australia and New Zealand in August and will later be published in the US. His 2017 book, The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders, was an Amazon bestseller and his 2015 book, Penguin and the Lane Brothers, won the Ashurst Business Literature Prize.

If you are visiting from interstate be sure to check out Floriade while you are in Canberra, more details can be found here.

Please note that paid parking is available underneath both the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Australia.

Looking forward to seeing you next week!