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Lecture | Migrating Objects: Ireland and Empire Professor Fintan Cullen (University of Nottingham)

statue_of_sir_james_outram_calcutta_kolkata_-_mid_19th_centuryLecture | Migrating Objects: Ireland and Empire Professor Fintan Cullen (University of Nottingham)

A reminder that Friends and Subscribers of the Ursula Hoff Institute are welcome to attend tonight’s (Fri, Feb 20) exceptional lecture at the University of Melbourne: “Migrating Objects: Ireland and Empire”, by Professor Fintan Cullen, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, The University of Melbourne.


For further details please visit: https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/4770-migrating-objects-ireland-and-empire

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Exhibition Opening Invitation – “Artists Navigate Melbourne”

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is hosting an exhibition opening, which subscribers and friends of the Ursula Hoff Institute are welcome to attend.

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6 – 8pm, Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Sofi’s Level 1, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne.

37° 48′ S: artists navigate MELBOURNE

Curated by Dianna Gold & Carmel Wallace, 37° 48′ S: artists navigate MELBOURNE is an exciting and provocative visual art project exploring the cultural diversity of contemporary Australia as exemplified by life in Melbourne. Street-art practices and traditional printmaking techniques are on an equal footing as twelve diverse, exceptional Melbourne artists consider the cultural, natural and built environments of their city.

The 37° 48′ S: artists navigate MELBOURNE project artists are: Angela Cavalieri, Bindi Cole, Judy Holding, Cat Poljski, Debra Luccio, Rone, Rona Green, Eolo Paul Bottaro, Carmel Wallace, Regan Tamanui aka HA! HA! , Heather Shimmen, and Marco Luccio.

For more information, visit http://carmelwallace.com/

Judith Ryles, Deputy Chairman of the Ursula Hoff Institute, receives OAM on Australia Day, 26 January 2015

Judith Ryles OAM

Graham Ryles, OAM, KSJ, and the Board of the Ursula Hoff Institute Inc (UHI) is pleased to announce that Judith Ryles, Deputy Chairman of the Ursula Hoff Institute, was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) on Australia Day, 26 January 2015.

The Medal recognises Mrs Ryles’s long-standing and wide-ranging Services to the Community of Melbourne, which includes:

  • Co-founder of the Ursula Hoff Scholarships, University of Melbourne
  • Co-founder of the Ursula Hoff Scholarship, University College, Melbourne
  • Honorary Acting Treasurer, National Council of Women, Melbourne
  • Honorary Treasurer, Home Economics Institute of Australia
  • Member of Animal Ethics Committees, University of Melbourne
  • Member La Trobe Society Committee, Melbourne
  • President of Friends of the Elms Inc. Melbourne and now Administrative Assistant.
  • Founding member, Felton Society, National Gallery of Victoria
  • Founding member, Redmond Barry Society, State Library of Victoria
  • Founding member, The Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne

Her award acknowledges her decades of pro bono work on behalf of these and other groups in the Melbourne community.

In her capacity as a Home Economist she has been involved in education and the various professional associations of Home Economics at State, National and International level.

Judith has given generously of her talents in a quiet and unassuming way.  Her passion, dedication and commitment to the various areas over many years has been inspirational.

Our heartfelt congratulations to Judith Ryles on this most deserved recognition!

 

December News and Season’s Greetings

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Season’s Greetings

We wish our readers Compliments of the Season and a Prosperous 2015.

Visit to Barbara Tucker’s Collection: Fundraiser Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

Supporters had the privilege of viewing Barbara Tucker’s private collection of Australian art, generously supported by Sotheby’s Australia.  Geoffrey Smith, Director of Sotheby’s gave a tour of the collection.  Sotheby’s Australia donated the proceeds of the evening for the Ursula Hoff Institute Victorian College of the Arts Print Making Award 2014.

Victorian College of the Arts Print Making Award 2014. 

Congratulations to Lucia Canuto who was awarded the $750 Ursula Hoff Institute Print Making Award 2014 with a work titled ‘Silita Sensazione’ (photo lithograph, 66x50cm. Lucia completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, (Visual Art) – Drawing&Printmaking at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, 2014.

Ursula Hoff Dinner Celebrating 75 Year in Australia

A dinner celebrating Dr Ursula Hoff’s (1909-2005) arrival in Australia on the Orcades, December 1939 was held at University House, University of Melbourne. Kelly Gellatly, Director, The Potter, University of Melbourne spoke of Dr Hoff’s contribution to scholarship, curatorial practices and to art history in Australia.

The evening was a joint function of the Ursula Hoff Institute, Art History, University of Melbourne, Faculty of Arts, University College and The Potter, University of Melbourne.

A $5,000 contribution to the Ursula Hoff Scholarship Fund was received from a donor to be added to other donations received.

Christmas Choral Choir Soiree December 2014

Kenneth Park, Ursula Hoff Board member and arts presenter organized a Christmas Choral Choir Soiree at the Melbourne Savage Club to raise funds for the a community choir: Melbourne Choral Choir directed by Dr David Kram.  Kenneth Park made the presentation on behalf of the Ursula Hoff Institute.  Thank you Kenneth.

Congratulations

Mr Tim Brown, Ursula Hoff Board member had his 65th paper in the area of aesthetic breast surgery published in the journal Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  Tim before relocating to Melbourne was an Associate Professor, the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Mr Alan Egan JP, Secretary, Ursula Hoff Institute is featured with a photo and a quote in Encore, Arts Centre Melbourne Supporter Magazine Issue 24, 30th Anniversary Issue, 2014.  Alan has been a Legacy Angel supporter of the Arts Centre for many years.

Joseph Burke Lecture 2014 – Please Note the Change of Time and Venue

The Fine Arts Network, The Alumni Relations Team, Faculty of Arts and the Art History Program, the University of Melbourne, are pleased to announce the Joseph Burke Lecture 2014, which friends and patrons of the Ursula Hoff Institute are welcome to attend.

Thomas Woolner in Australia

 Presented by Angus Trumble

About the Presenter: Angus Trumble was appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2014.  He was for 11 years in the Yale Centre for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, as senior curator of paintings and sculpture. He is the author of A Brief History of the Smile (2003).  His latest book co-edited with Professor Andrea Wolk Rager (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio), is Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century.  He is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement, The Burlington Magazine, The Paris Review, Esopus Magazine andThe Australian Book Review.

About the Lecture: On July 15, 1852, the Pre-Raphaelite sculptor Thomas Woolner (1825–1892) embarked from Gravesend aboard the Greens’ Blackwall frigate Windsor, bound for Melbourne. Woolner sailed with two older friends and fellow artists, Edward La Trobe Bateman (1816–1897) and Bernhard Smith (1820–1885), and their departure inspired The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown. The three men hoped to make their fortune prospecting for gold in Victoria. After six months’ effort, Woolner turned to portrait sculpture as a means to support himself first in Melbourne, and then in Sydney, before sailing back to England. Woolner’s goldfields journal and the detailed log he kept aboard The Queen of the South on the long voyage home shed much light on the colonial societies in which he was temporarily immersed, and upon his rapid development and later career as a sculptor.

This lecture is based on research towards the preparation of a forthcoming scholarly edition of both documents with critical apparatus, and a projected exhibition of many of the portrait medallions executed by Woolner in Victoria and New South Wales.

We do hope you will join us for this special event.

Date and Time: Thursday, 25 September 2014, 5:15 – 6:30 pm

Wright Lecture Theatre, Medical Building, the University of Melbourne

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: All Welcome  

Enquiries Graham Ryles

(M) 0409 351 511 (E) ghr@unimelb.edu.au

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Advance Notice Joseph Burke Lecture 2014

The Fine Arts Network, The Alumni Relations Team, Faculty of Arts and the Art History Program, the University of Melbourne, are pleased to announce the Joseph Burke Lecture 2014, which friends and patrons of the Ursula Hoff Institute are welcome to attend.

Thomas Woolner in Australia

 Presented by Angus Trumble

Angus Trumble was appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2014.  He was for 11 years in the Yale Centre for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, as senior curator of paintings and sculpture.

He is the author of A Brief History of the Smile (2003).  His latest book co-edited with Professor Andrea Wolk Rager (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio), is Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century.  He is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement, The Burlington Magazine, The Paris Review, Esopus Magazine and The Australian Book Review.

Background: Thomas Woolner (1825-1892), sculptor and poet, born 17 December 1825 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England. In 1842 he gained admission as a student at the Royal Academy. In 1847 Woolner met D. G. Rossetti and became an original member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Woolner arrived Melbourne 23 October 1852. He was at the diggings in the Ovens Valley and in the Fryer’s Creek, Castlemaine and Sandhurst areas. Woolner found some gold but after six months sold his tools and returned to Melbourne. He began to model medallions but had to dig the local clay, grind his own gypsum and make his own tools. He then cast reliefs in bronze of well-known citizens, charging twenty-five guineas each, and their influence and the patronage of Lieutenant-Governor Charles LaTrobe brought him commissions.

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Public Lecture Theatre, the University of Melbourne

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: All Welcome  

Enquiries Graham Ryles

(M) 0409 351 511 (E) ghr@unimelb.edu.au

(W) fanunimelb.wordpress.com

 

Ursula Hoff Institute Contemporary Lecture 2014

Graham Ryles OAM KSJ and the Board of the Ursula Hoff Institute Inc (UHI)invite you to the Ursula Hoff Institute Contemporary Lecture which is part of the ICOM CC Conference (ICOM-CC is the largest of the International Committees of ICOM (International Council of Museums). The UHI lecture will feature in the ICOM CC Conference Program.

 

Aboriginal Art Centres -The good, the bad and the ugly

Tuesday 16 September 2014, 6.00 – 7.30 pm

RMIT Storey Hall, Building 16, 342 Swanston Street, Melbourne 

 Aboriginal Art Centres are a key foundation stone of the Aboriginal art market, particularly in remote area Australia. However, such art centres evoke mixed responses, with some suggesting their multiple social and cultural functions within their communities interfere with the business of producing and selling art. In this public lecture, coinciding with the launch of the RMIT Gallery exhibition Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo(16 September – 8 November). The exhibition curator Dr Jacqueline Healy debates ‘The good, the bad and the ugly’ of Aboriginal Art Centres, together with Professor Ian McLean, of the University of Wollongong. McLean’s Publications include The Art of Gordon Bennett and White Aborigines: Identity Politics in Australian Art; and Sister Alice Dempsey, who has been involved in the beginnings of the art movement in Balgo through the Adult Education Centre in the 1980s.

 

Key issues for discussion:

Are Aboriginal artists better placed with private dealers than working through their local art centres?

Has the economic prosperity of a few major artists has damaged key aspects of Aboriginal society?

Are Aboriginal art centres the very embodiment of the assertion of Australian Indigenous culture in communicating cultural connection to country through art?

Sister Alice Dempsey went to Balgo in 1981 and was Principal of the Adult Education Centre from 1981 to 1987. She was instrumental in encouraging people to celebrate their culture through art. She developed the role of Wirrumanu Adult Education Centre in Balgo. Through her involvement in the organisation of Father Peile’s Jubilee in 1981 she asked the men to paint banners to commemorate the event. Over the last thirty years, Sister Alice has returned to Balgo in various capacities. Her last role was with Boystown. She retired in 2012 and returned to Ireland.

Professor Ian McLean is a well-known commentator on Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australian art and the intersection of Indigenous and settler cultures. He has published extensively in Australia and overseas. His books include The Art of Gordon Bennett; White Aborigines: Identity Politics in Australian Art; and How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art. He is Research Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Wollongong and an Adjunct Professor University of Western Australia, and serves on the advisory boards of the journals World Art and National Identities.

Exhibition Curator, Dr Jacqueline Healy PhD, MBA, BA (Hons) is the curator of the Medical History Museum at the University of Melbourne. She was the inaugural Director of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, the public art gallery of the City of Darebin, from 2002 to 2011. Previous positions include Director of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Director of Public Programs, National Gallery of Victoria. Jacqueline Healy was awarded her PhD in 2006 on marketing art from remote area communities focusing on Balgo and Warmun. She has visited Balgo annually since 2000 undertaking extensive work in the Warlayirti Artists Archives and the church archives and was responsible for locating banners and the original documentation as well as cataloguing the Wirrumanu Adult Education Centre collection.

For more information please see http://www.icom-cc.org

Exhibition Opening: Warlayirti The Art of Balgo

UHI Inv

 

Graham Ryles, OAM KSJ with the Board of the Ursula Hoff Institute Inc. and the RMIT Gallery Board and RMIT Gallery Director, Suzanne Davies have great pleasure in inviting you to the opening of the exhibition:

Warlayirti The Art of Balgo
6.00 pm-8.00 pm
Monday 15 September 2014
RMIT Gallery
Building 16 344 Swanston Street,
RMIT University, Melbourne
RSVP 03 9925 1717 / rmitgallery@rmit.edu.au

Opening Address Tony Elwood
Director, National Gallery of Victoria

Musical Soiree: North Melbourne Brass Ensemble

The Ursula Hoff Institute Inc. invites you to The Kenneth W Park Presentation of

North Melbourne Brass Ensemble: Gabrieli, Gershwin, Grainger and Much More

Where: The Melbourne Savage Club, 12 Bank Place, Melbourne

When: 22 August 2014

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Cost: $80 pp

Proceeds from this recital will support the arts programs of The Ursula Hoff Institute for the Arts.

For bookings and further information download the PDF attached brochure or

North Melbourne Brass Ensemble Friday 22 August

please contact Alan Egan on info@ursulahoffinstitute.org or +613 9606 0501.

North Melbourne Brass brings two trumpeters and two trombonists together, each sharing a great passion and enthusiasm for brass music. Rob Sims, Alison Wright (trumpets), Dennis Freeman and Glenn Bardwell (trombones) bring a wealth of experience to the Savage stage, having performed in orchestras and other musical ensembles, all over the world.  They will share with you the rich history of brass music through the ages and you will be able to find out answers to all those questions that you have been desperate to ask e.g. what is a sackbut, why do brass instruments have water valves? North Melbourne Brass look forward to sharing a night of wonderful music entertainment with you.

Format for the evening:

Guests will be asked to arrive from 6:00 pm in time for the recital start at 6:30 pm sharp. Please note the later start time. This will give people time to enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine. Seating is unreserved. The seating arrangement will be in that quirky Savage Club salon style! You will enjoy the ambience and intimacy of the Social Room and the close proximity to our performers. The recital will last about 50 or so minutes. There will be a post recital soiree with wine, beer, juice and soft drinks being served along with canapés. Our musicians will join the guests at this time. The evening will finish around 9:00 pm. It will be a memorable night of beautiful music. Places are limited. The cost of the evening will be $80 per person. Prepayment is required to secure your booking.

For further information and bookings, please download the attached PDF form: North Melbourne Brass Ensemble Friday 22 August or contact Alan Egan on info@ursulahoffinstitute.org or +613 9606 0501.

Private Auction Preview @ Sotheby’s Melbourne

Nolan Kelly

 

The Ursula Hoff Institute Inc. invites you to Private Auction Preview @ Sotheby’s Melbourne

Speaker: Mr Geoffrey Smith, Chairman, Sotheby’s Australia – “The Art Market in 2014”

When: Sunday, 17 August 2014

Where: Sotheby’s Australia, Level 8 / 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Time: 9:45 am for 10:00 am

Cost: $25 pp; light refreshments will be served.

Money raised at this event will go towards the 2014 Ursula Hoff Institute Print Award, Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne.

For bookings and further information, please contact Alan Egan at  info@ursulahoffinstitute.org  or +613 9606 0501.

We would like to thank Mr Geoffrey Smith and Mr Gary Singer, of Sotheby’s Australia, for hosting this function to raise funds for the 2014 Ursula Hoff Institute Print Award.