Tradition and Transformation – AAANZ Conference 2010

1-3 December – University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Art Gallery of South Australia

Proposals for papers for the 2010 AANZ conference are now being called for.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 13 August 2010.

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This year’s AAANZ conference will be held from 1–3 December 2010, that is Wednesday to Friday, with a late afternoon start, keynote speaker and drinks on the Wednesday, and the papers on the Thursday and the Friday. A range of university and gallery partners will come together to deliver another very exciting conference.

A post-graduate training day will be held on the 1st. It is important that members alert their students to this important teaching and learning opportunity which will include international speakers. Dr Pamela Zeplin co-ordinates this part of the programme.

You must be a financial member of AAANZ in order to present a paper at the conference.

The Keynote is Professor Marcia Pointon, Professor Emeritus in History of Art, Manchester University; Hon. Research Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art.

Proposals for papers in the following sessions are now being called for. Please email in a 250 word abstract and a brief biography to the session convenor(s) below by Friday 13 August 2010

Details of panels below:

Mary Knights (University of South Australia) Intersections and divergences in curatorial practice

Ian McLean (University of Western Australia) Is globalization the new universal? The fate of multiple modernities in contemporary art

Fae Brauer (University of New South Wales) Bloody Bodies

Jill Bennett (University of New South Wales) Hot House: art and design solutions to environmental problems

Roger Blackley (University of Wellington, NZ) Transgressing Decency

Mark Stocker (University of Otago, NZ), Alison Inglis (University of Melbourne), Matthew Potter (University of Leicester, UK) The British Art World

Peter McNeill (University of Technology, Sydney), Rosemary Hawker (Queensland University of Technology) Relational Craft

Mark Titmarsh (University of Technology Sydney) ‘Painting‘s Trans-Formations: Towards an Ontological Aesthetics of an Expanded Medium’

Melissa Miles (Monash University) ‘The transformative power of light: Australia and New Zealand’

Ian North (University of South Australia and University of Adelaide) Whither Nature? Re-evaluating the bioaesthetic

Heng Cai (University of New South Wales) Modern and Contemporary Transformation of Traditional Chinese Visual Culture

Jane Lawrence and Joanne Cys (University of South Australia) Building – Interiors – Gardens [BIG] Transformations

Jenny McMahon (University of Adelaide Art History and Philosophy) Rex Butler (University of Queensland) and Catherine Speck (University of South Australia) – The Complex Issue of Expatriates: ‘Trans Pacifica and Moderns on the Move’

Denise Whitehouse and Daniel Huppatz (Swinburne University of Technology) Rethinking the Designer Biography

Richard Read (University of Western Australia) Complex Images

Jennifer Harris (University of Adelaide & Art Gallery of South Australia) Turning points in Asian art discourses

Brenda Croft (University of South Australia) Back of Beyond: Indigenous Identity, location and representation

David Maskill (Victoria University of Wellington) and Jennifer Milam (University of Sydney) Tradition and Transformation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Angelique Edmonds (University of South Australia) The Slow and the Local – Re-making the world in a sustainable register

Lisa Mansfield (University of Adelaide) and Jaynie Anderson (University of Melbourne) Transforming Visions of Renaissance and Mannerist Art and Visual Culture

Pamela Zeplin (University of South Australia) Negotiating ‘the Ditch’: Trans-Tasman encounters of a visual kind

Robert Crocker (University of South Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia) What is old is new again: histories and memories in art, architecture and design

Shaune Lakin and Stephen Zagala (Monash Gallery of Art) AFTER THE FACT: photography and its referent

David O’Connor (Art Gallery of South Australia) Open Session

For more details, convenor email addresses and synposis of the panels see the full CFP here (opens as pdf)