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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.

Image:

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.

 

ARLIS/ANZ Conference 2016: Final Program

The Persistence of the Real

ARLIS/ANZ 2016 Conference

Final Program:Persistence of the Real

Wednesday 30 November

5:30-7:30 PM WELCOME DRINKS

Venue: The O Bar, Level 47, Australia Square, 264 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Thursday 1 December

Venue: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, Sydney NSW, 2000

Domain Theatre, Lower Level 3

9:00-9:25 Registrations

9:30-10:00 Welcome to AGNSW and Welcome to Country (Yiribana Gallery)

Listen to welcome

Speaker: Charles “Chicka” Madden

10:00-10:10 Arlis/ANZ Welcome and Housekeeping

Speaker: Elizabeth Little, Arlis/ANZ Chair

10:10 – 10:50 Keynote Address: Treasure vs Trash

Speaker: Benjamin Law

Listen to Benjamin's speech:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

PowerPoint Presentation (in PDF format)

 10:50-11:20 MORNING TEA

11:25- 12:35 Session 1: MC Steven Miller

The Babylon Project: A Site Specific Artwork at Waverley and Fisher Libraries

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 PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Andrew's speech

Speaker: Andrew Christie, Waverley Library and Artist Program/ University of Sydney Fisher Library and Sydney College of the Arts

Is it a library or is it art?

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PowerPoint presentation

Listen to Catherine's speech

Speaker: Catherine Kerrigan, Adelaide Central School of Art

Virtual Tour of the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library at the University of Melbourne

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Georgina's speech

Speaker: Georgina Binns, University of Melbourne

12:45-1:45 LUNCH

Venue: The Pavilion, 1 Art Gallery Road, Sydney, NSW, 2000 (Opposite the Art Gallery entrance)

1:50-3:10 Session 2: MC Claire Eggleston

Archives to the Rescue: Building Support Communities for Artifact Preservation

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PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Kim's speech

Speaker: Kim Allen Scott, Montana State University

Exciting Times/Challenging Times: developing meaningful art library collections in the 21st century

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PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Laura's Speech

Speaker: Laura Schwartz, University of California

Virtual Tour: Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library

PDF PowerPoint presentation

Listen to Josephine's speech

Speaker: Josephine Le Clerc, Deakin University

3:10-3:30 AFTERNOON TEA

Short presentation by an Art Gallery of New South Wales Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art staff member

4:00-5:00 ARLIS/ANZ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Chair: Elizabeth Little

6:00- 9:00 National Art School Degree Show Opening

Venue: National Art School, Corner Forbes and Burton Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010

Friday 2 December

9:30-11:00 Session 1: MC Elizabeth Little

9:30-9:55 How do artists use libraries?

PowerPoint Presentation not available due to copyright restrictions

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Listen to Sarah's and Celia's speech

Speakers: Sarah Graham and Celia Brown, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

9:55- 10:20 How Do Student-Practitioners Use Online Performing Arts Resources?

Paper

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Ross's and Elizabeth's Speech

 Speakers: Ross Bruzzese and Elizabeth Smith, National Institute of Dramatic Art

10:20- 10:45The Transformation of Access: Print and Digital Resources in an Art Museum Library

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Karen's Speech:

Part 1

Part 2

 Speaker: Karen Stafford, Art Institute of Chicago (co –authored by Stephanie Fletcher)

11:00-11:30 MORNING TEA

11:30 - 12:50 Session 2: MC Margaret Blackmore

Digital projects and future plans of the Fine Arts Library

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to William's speech

Speaker: William Hamill, Fine Arts Library, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services

Unclogging the backlog

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PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Michael's Speech

Speaker: Michael Proud, National Library of Australia (paper co-authored by Nicola Mackay-Sim)

Virtual tour: Giesel Library, University of California, San Diego

Speaker: Laura Schwartz, University of California

Paper

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Laura's Speech

The Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design: Physical Place and Virtual Commons

Speaker: Mark Pompelia, Rhode Island School of Design

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Mark's Speech

12:50-1:50 LUNCH

Venue: Edmund and Joanna Capon Research Library

1:50 - 3:15 Session 3: MC Barbara Rendall

Exhibiting the Art Archive

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PowerPoint Presentation

 Listen to Peta Jane's Speech:

Part 1

Part 2

Speaker: Dr Peta Jane Blessing

 The Abstract: Exhibition, reading room and metaphor

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Romany's Speech

Speaker: Romany Manuell, Monash University Library

Data migration lessons learnt by the Pictures team at the National Library of Australia

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PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Eleanor's speech

Speaker: Eleanor Goodwin, National Library of Australia

3:20-3:50 AFTERNOON TEA

3:45 - 4:30 Session 4: MC Claire Eggleston

 Panel Discussion: Persistence of the Real

Chair: Claire Eggleston

Panel members: Kim Allen Scott, Steven Miller, Sarah Graham and Karen Stafford

Listen to the Panel Discussion:


Part 1

Part 2

4:30-4:45 Formal close of conference

Listen to the close of the conference

Speaker: Elizabeth Little, Arlis/ANZ Chair

7:00 pm CONFERENCE DINNER

Venue: Otto Ristorante, Area 8, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, NSW, 2011

Note: Conference dinner sponsored by the Fink Group/Otto

Saturday 3 December- Optional Gallery visits

All conference delegates will receive free entry to the Exhibition at AGNSW: The Nude.

Other suggested galleries and museums in Sydney:

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences https://maas.museum/

The Mint http://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/the-mint

The State Library of NSW http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

The White Rabbit Gallery http://www.whiterabbitcollection.org/

The Manly Regional Gallery http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/attractions/gallery/

The Museum of Sydney http://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/museum-of-sydney

The Museum of Contemporary Art http://www.mca.com.au/

The Brett Whitely Studio http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/brett-whiteley-studio/

The Australian Museum http://australianmuseum.net.au/

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation http://sherman-scaf.org.au/

Or you may want to book a tour with Sydney Art Tours: http://www.sydneyarttours.com.au/

 

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