Call for sessions | Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Conference

Conference date: 3-6 December 2019
Call for sessions deadline: 31 May 2019
Event location: University of Auckland

The AAANZ is calling for sessions for its 2019 conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand. The conference will have four themes: Agency; Embodiment; Exchange; and Ecologies. The themes are deliberately non-prescriptive to allow for multiple readings and understandings. The call for sessions will close on 31 May and calls for papers for these sessions and for postgraduate papers will open in June.

Call for Papers | Belonging and Detachment: Representing Musical Identity in Visual Culture - 19th International Conference of Association RIdIM

Conference dates: 13-15 November 2019
Call for papers deadline: 30 April 2019
Event location: Hobart, Tasmania

Musicians and artists rarely operate in complete isolation. Throughout history they have negotiated power structures and geographical circumstances, and these factors remain influential in the digital age.

The 19th International Conference of Association Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM) seeks to examine the ways in which musicians and artists experience ‘belonging’ and ‘detachment’ - be it socially, politically, geographically, artistically, aesthetically and/or philosophically. The primary concern of the conference is how such experiences impact upon the representation of musical identity in visual culture.

Symposium | Power and Performance: Revaluing theatre in the 21st century

Event dates: 23-24 April 2019
Event location: Murdoch University

This symposium is the final public event for an ARC discovery grant awarded on the topic. Key note speaker Professor Janelle Reinelt’s presentation is entitled:The Power of Performance: Retrieval, Recuperation, Transformation.

The Symposium will include presentations by Asher Warren, Alexa Taylor, Eddie Paterson, Lara Stevens, Carissa Lee Godwin, Josephine Wilson, Paul Rae, Glenn D’Cruz, Janelle Reinelt, Peter Eckersall, Reneé Newman, Helena Grehan (Caroline Wake and Ed Scheer via Skype).

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Lunch Hour concert series

Event date: Every Monday lunch time until 27 May 2019
Event location: Melba Hall, Gate 13, The University of Melbourne , Royal Parade , Parkville, Melbourne

The Melba Hall Lunch Hour Concert Series returns for Semester One, 2019 with a vibrant and eclectic program that features visiting international guests and staff and celebrates music in its many forms and styles. The concerts are free, but seats are strictly limited so reservations are required.

Australian International Documentary Conference

Event date: 3-6 March 2019
Event location: Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

AIDC 2019 focuses on funding, co-production and global opportunities in the documentary and factual market. Speakers and presenters include leading filmmakers and representatives from organisations such as Screen Australia, Arrow Media and Essential Media Group.

Fourteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society : Art as Communication: The Impact of Art as a Catalyst for Social Change (call for proposals)

Event date: 19-21 June 2019. Call for proposals open until May
Event location: Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Portugal

Art, in its diverse forms, constitutes a distinctive means of communication, allowing for dialogues in formal, informal and culturally plural contexts within society. In this context, what kinds of new research and development endeavours are required, including active, collaborative and participative approaches?

Proposals are invited for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes: Art Education; Art Theory and History; New Media, Technology and the Arts; and The Arts in Social, Political and Community Life.

WOMXN exhibition and ARTiculate Conference Perth

Event date: 8-16 March 2019
Event location: Spectrum Project Space (Exhibition) and Painting Studios (ARTiculate conference), ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Perth

Eleven Edith Cowan University students and Alumni with a Visual Arts education will be holding an exhibition, conference and artist talks over the weekend of International Women’s Day, 2019. The exhibition titled, WOMXN, celebrates womanhood coupled with the opportunity to critically explore gender roles, examine dominant societal attitudes and the notions of rigidity that surround them.

As a supplement to the exhibition the ARTiculate Conference will take place on Saturday the 9th of March. Guest speakers have been invited to delve into their experiences and explore various topics relating to contemporary arts practice including arts management, dealing with artistic ‘rejection’ and maintaining artistic practice and discipline.

STEAM: workshop for secondary teachers Art and technology in the classroom

Event date: 29 March 2019
Event location: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, Sydney

Learn strategies for teaching science, maths and engineering through the lens of art in the classroom. Find out how art can extend learning and engagement of concepts in Digital Technologies from the Australian curriculum, such as computational and algorithmic thinking.

Panel Discussion: INNOVATION BY DESIGN: Geeks, Style Gurus and Sciencepreneurs (part of the World Science Festival)

Event date: Sunday 24 March 2019
Event location: Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Brisbane, Queensland

In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, the competition to bring a new idea to market is fiercer than ever. Welcome to the rise of sciencepreneurship, where scientists, designers and industry work together to streamline the challenging processes required to achieve groundbreaking outcomes. A group of innovators, including QUT Fashion Lecturer Dr Alice Payne, explain the science behind their inspirations, from wearable technology and smart fashion to medical and engineering devices.

Opera workshops with ex-ROH Covent Garden Resident Staff Director Andrew Sinclair

Event date: 14, 15 & 19 March
Event location: Rehearsal Studio, Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Internationally-acclaimed opera stage director Andrew Sinclair is in Melbourne presenting his ‘Reading the Score’ workshops on 14, 15 & 19 March at the Athenaeum Theatre Rehearsal Studio.

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in major opera houses in Europe, North America and Australia, including ROH Covent Garden, New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Washington National Opera, Opera de Montreal and Opera Australia.

‘Reading the Score’ is professional coaching for singers. It encourages singers to get inside their roles, and to discover what lies behind it in terms of drama. Whether it be interpretation of an aria, preparing for an audition, or developing a complete role, these sessions are designed to explore the operatic character working with text and music.

Coaching sessions are between 10.30am–5:30pm each day and are accompanied by Geoffrey Urquart.