Victorian College of the Arts Masters Exhibition

Exhibition opening: Monday 3 December, 6.30–8.30pm
Exhibition: 4–9 December, 11am–5pm
Location: Margaret Lawrence Gallery, 40 Dodds Street, Southbank, Melbourne

Presented by graduating students from VCA’s Master of Contemporary Art and Master of Fine Art. Audiences will navigate a dynamic exhibition beginning in the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and leading into the VCA Art Studios. This exhibition celebrates the students' artistic imagination, extensive theoretical knowledge and mastery of their practical and technological skills.

2019 National Visual Art Education Conference. At the Heart: Inspiration, Bravery, Compassion and Connection

Event date: 21-23 January 2019
Event location: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
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At NVAEC in 2019 we are asking: What is at the heart of art education?

We believe teachers are at the heart. Teachers are the heartbeat, they are art advocates, they are art tragics, they are passionate. They are brave, they wear their hearts on their sleeves and they keep students at the centre. Our theme in 2019, in line with the major summer exhibition Love & Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate, is all about matters of the heart - inspiration, bravery, compassion and connection.

The conference program in 2019 will offer opportunities for teachers of all levels of schooling as well as artists and educators from the museum and gallery sector to explore a broad range of current issues in visual art education.

ARTSHUM 2018: School of Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition, Edith Cowan University

Event date: Opens 29 November 6-9pm. Exhibition runs from Friday, 30 November-Thursday, 6 December.
Event location: Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford Street, Mt Lawley Campus, Perth, Western Australia.
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The School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University at Mt Lawley campus in Perth will transform studios to exhibit installations and works from graduating students from Visual Arts, Fashion, Graphic Design, Film and Video, Animation, Photomedia, Environmental and Spatial Design, Games and Interactivity, Broadcasting, Journalism, the WA Screen Academy, Advertising, and Writing.

Gerard Willems AM Retirement Concert

Event date: 31 October 2018
Event location: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney
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After 37 years as one of the Conservatorium’s leading piano scholars, teachers and performers, Associate Professor Gerard Willems AM will be retiring from full-time teaching at the end of this year. Please join us for a joyous concert to farewell Gerard, featuring music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Piazolla.

International Conference: Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity

Event date: 17-21 December 2018
Event location: Retzhof Castle - Styria, Austria
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The conference meeting is highly recommended to performing arts practitioners and researchers from different countries interested in the traditional methods as applied to contemporary performing arts work, searching for international network opportunities and new collaboration partners: performing arts academics, arts educators and teachers, performers of various genres and techniques, theatre directors, dancers and choreographers, arts administrators and producers, musicians, stage designers costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics and arts journalists. Website indicates that papers and presentation proposals are still being accepted.

ANU School of Art & Design Graduating Exhibition 2018

Event dates: Saturday 24 November-Sunday 2 December, 10.30 am-5.00 pm. Reception: 6-8pm, Friday 23 November.
Event location: ANU School of Art & Design, College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University, Building 105, Childers St, Acton ACT
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The Graduating Exhibition showcases the work of graduating students from undergraduate, and postgraduate coursework degrees within the ANU School of Art & Design (SOA&D). Highlighting the breadth of SOA&D’s internationally recognised studio-based teaching, the Graduating Exhibition includes work from across the disciplines of Ceramics, Design, Furniture, Glass, Gold and Silversmithing, Painting, Photography and Media Arts, Printmedia and Drawing, Sculpture and Textiles.

Public Lecture: Arts-Based Research and Community Engagement: Privileging Marginalised Voices

Event date: 29 October 2018
Event location: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Southbank, Melbourne
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Professor Michele Forinash is the director of the PhD program in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, USA, where she has been on the faculty for 23 years. She is a past president of the American Music Therapy Association and past Chair of the US National Coalition of Arts Therapies Association. In this free lecture, Dr. Forinash will be speaking on various aspects of Arts Based Research. In ABR the arts can be used at each stage in the research process including identifying the research question, data collection, data analysis and disseminating the results. She will also speak about supervising ABR studies and will brainstorm with participants about how to use ABR to work with marginalized communities.

Correct, but not beautiful performance: Deciphering the hidden messages in 19th century notation

Dates: 27-30 September 2018
Location: Recital Hall East and Atrium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney

This four-day event brings together musicians interested in exploring the meaning of notation from the 1800s. Join us as we experimentally apply well-documented 19th century expressive practices in performance.

Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare Conference 2018

Conference dates: 1-2 December 2018
Location: Sydney, Australia

The conference will feature presentations on the latest research in performing arts healthcare, as well as practical workshops. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Shona Halson, Senior Recovery Physiologist at the ‪Australian Institute of Sport. Her presentation will provide invaluable insight into how performance enhancement and recovery methods that have worked for elite athletes could be applied for performing artists.

International European Academic Conference on Education and Humanities: Call for papers

Conference: 22-24 January, 2019
Call for abstracts deadline: 15 December 2018

The conference call for papers covers a wide range of disciplines and full publication opportunities in conference proceedings and in the Journal of WEI Business and Economics (JWEIBE) and West East Journal of Social Sciences (WEJSS).