The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art (ANZJA) is published by the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ). AAANZ is Australia’s professional body for art and design historians, arts writers, artists, students of art history and theory, and museum professionals. The ANZJA is Australasia’s principal refereed art-history journal. The Journal is dedicated to the study of art history and its various emanations including art practice, theory and exhibition.

Call for Papers | Issue 1, 2016 | Open Issue

Deadline: 1 August 2015

Editors: Dr Donna West Brett and Dr Keith Broadfoot, University of Sydney

Articles must be between 5,000 and 7,000 words (including endnotes) and should be suitable for a scholarly peer-reviewed journal.

See the ANZJA submission guidelines here for further details. Submissions not conforming to the guidelines will not be considered.

Papers, biographical information and images, should be submitted to the ANZJA Editorial Assistant via ScholarOne by 1 August 2015.

Call for Participation | Workshop & Issue 2, 2016 | Asian Art Research in Australia & New Zealand: Past, Present, Future

Deadline: 30 May 2015

Stephen Whiteman, University of Sydney
Olivier Krischer, Australian National University

Since at least the 1940s, Asia has become an increasingly important point of orientation for Australia and New Zealand: politically, economically, demographically, and, of course, culturally. In this context, there is strong public interest in Asian art, sustaining dedicated galleries, significant original exhibitions, specialist organisations, arts festivals and numerous exchange programmes. Nonetheless, the study of Asian art in Australia and New Zealand appears stubbornly diffuse. Australian and New Zealand boast successive generations of specialists working as educators, curators, researchers, artists and ever-growing numbers of students, yet we often remain separated by discipline, geography, institutional structures, and the variable resources that characterise local museum and library collections.

Within this context, we invite proposals for participation in a workshop and publication project ‘Asian Art Research in Australia and New Zealand: Past, Present, Future’. This project seeks to bring together scholars and curators from across institutions, fields, and practices to better understand the particular historical developments that have come to constitute the study of Asian art in Australia and New Zealand. Together, participants will investigate the historiography of Asian art in Australia and New Zealand and assess our achievements and the current state of the field, so as to better consider future directions. We seek new writing addressing the history and practice of Asian art studies in Australia and New Zealand, past and present

The workshop will be held 15–16 October 2016 at the University of Sydney, supported by The Power Institute Foundation for Art & Visual Culture with revised papers to be published as a themed issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art (Issue 2, 2016). Travel subsidies to defray the costs of participation may be available to accepted participants. Proposals, including an abstract of no more than 300 words, a CV of no more than 2 pages, and a brief cover letter, should be submitted via email to the organisers by 30 May 2015.

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