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In-person at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)

Ground Floor, Building F

Monash University

900 Princes Highway

Caulfield East VIC 3145



30 November, 2-4pm

This in-person pre-conference workshop, moderated by Dr Peta Clancy (Associate Dean Indigenous, MADA), is open to Post Graduate Candidates & ECRs only. 


Richard Bell is one of Australia's most important artists. He has exhibited widely in Australia and overseas, recently presenting work at documenta 15, Kassel and currently exhibiting RELINKING at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven from 25 June – 4 December 2022.  RELINKING  features several of Richard's statement paintings accompanied by two essays written by the artist on the position of Aboriginal art and artists in the art world. Richard's work explores the complex artistic and political problems of western, colonial, and Indigenous art production. He is an Aboriginal activist committed to the politics of Aboriginal emancipation and self-determination. 


This afternoon workshop offers a unique opportunity to spend time with Richard in a small intimate group yarning about art and activism. 


Register early as spaces are limited. 

AAANZ22 conference registration is not necessary to attend this workshop.

Launch of Bernard Smith's "European Vision and the South Pacific" (3rd ed.)

This is an in-person only event. Please register for catering purposes.

From Australia's greatest art historian and pioneer of post-colonialism Bernard Smith comes a new edition of the Australian classic. Featuring a new introduction by Sheridan Palmer and Greg Lehman situates the book in a contemporary context.

Bernard Smith (1916-2011) was arguably Australia's greatest art historian and one of the most important humanist thinkers internationally on ideas concerning cultural contact. His European Vision and the South Pacific, first published in 1960, showed how the ideas of the Enlightenment and the empirical structuring of scientific and geographical knowledge during the great eighteenth-century voyages of discovery affected notions of identity-both for Europeans and the Indigenous peoples with whom they came in contact. Not only did Smith's investigation of art, science and imperialism of this period explore the conditions of frontier contact, it opened up the dialogue on de-colonisation and allowed us 'to think beyond or after it'. He was undoubtedly a pioneer of post-colonialism and the book remains 'a lighthouse' in pacific studies.

The republication of European Vision and the South Pacific is an essential part of the discourse reframing the interconnections and crossing of cultural boundaries between Europe and antipodean societies. This new edition of a significant Australian classic also coincides with the 250th anniversary of Cook's landing on the east coast of Australia, and complements new scholarship on territorialisation, colonialism and the politics of exchange between metropolitan centres and peripheries.


Katie Paine. On the Myopic Gaze of a Surrogate Eye. 2021. Single-channel video, 5.50 mins.


Art Studios, the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, the Stables and Performing Arts spaces

University of Melbourne, Southbank Campus

234 St Kilda Rd

Southbank VIC 3006


23 November, 5.30 - 8.30pm

by Associate Professor Simone Slee, Head of Art, Victorian College of the Arts

Register here



24-30 November, 11am-5pm 

1 December, 11am-9pm

The 2022 VCA Art Show represents students and graduating researchers from Photography, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing and Printmaking, Honours, the Master of Contemporary Art and Master of Fine Art. The show will be accessible as an online catalogue and in-person on the UniMelb Southbank campus. 

The VCA Art 2022 Online Catalogue will be available from 14 December 2022. It will include a short film of the graduates' work and a rich and comprehensive resource of all the VCA Art 2022 graduate students and researchers. 


MADA Now 2022


Monash University
Art Design & Architecture
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East VIC 3145


18 November – 3 December 2022

Mon-Fri: 10am–5pm & Saturday 12pm–5pm

Discover original work from over 600 emerging artists, designers and architectural graduates as we celebrate our students in the MADA Now 2022 graduate exhibition.

Wander through our studios and galleries, meet our graduates, and discover an incredible variety of work – everything from paintings, sculptures and sound pieces, to architectural models, animations, books and other printed material.

Entry is FREE and everyone is welcome. Whether you’re an industry professional, future student, educator, or just happen to live in the neighbourhood, we hope you can join us.

More information here.

Centre 5: Bridging the Gap Exhibition


Norma Redpath, Desert arch 1964, bronze, 125 x 324 x 225 cm.

Collection of McClelland, gift of Mr Rupert Murdoch, 1990. Photo John Gollings.



390 McClelland Drive

Langwarrin VIC 3910

+61 3 9789 1671



12 November 2022 - 5 March 2023

Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Guest curated by AAANZ22 delegate Jane Eckett, this exhibition is the first survey of the Centre Five group since 1984 and brings together key works by Vincas Jomantas, Julius Kane, Inge King, Clifford Last, Lenton Parr, Norma Redpath and Teisutis Zikaras, loaned from the National Gallery of Canberra, the National Gallery of Victoria, regional galleries and private collections. The exhibition is the culmination of Jane's 2021 Melbourne Research Fellowship and draws on over twelve years' research on modernist sculpture and émigré artists in Australia.

Jane will be presenting on Centre Five at AAANZ22 on Friday, 2 December, 10.30am (AEDT). Access this panel here.

un Magazine 16.2
Launch and Fundraiser


un Magazine 16.2 cover 'Hat Making' by Sarah Poulgrain.


215 Church Street

Richmond VIC 3121


Saturday 3rd December 2022

Please join us for the launch of un Magazine 16.2 edited by D. Harding and Hilary Thurlow at SEVENTH Gallery! To celebrate the launch of issue 16.2 and our un Projects Fundraising campaign there will be an introduction to the magazine by editor Hilary Thurlow, readings from Thomas Solomon Kuiper and Lewis Gittus, and a farewell to our outgoing un Projects chair Spiros Panigirakis.


Drinks and catering will be provided. This venue is Wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you require AUSLAN interpretation.

un Magazine is produced by an extensive team including AAANZ delegates Jeremy Eaton (Secretary & Editorial Committee), Nur Shkembi (Board Member), Melissa Ratliff (Board Member), Bianca Winataputri (Board Member) and Siying Zhou (Editorial Committee).


This event takes place on the unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation; we pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. All are welcome.

This is an in-person only event. Please register for catering purposes.

INDEX Issue No.4: Secession
Launch Event

Index - Secession.jpg


Crystal Palace & Courtyard

743–735 Nicholson St

Carlton North VIC 3054




Thursday, 8 December 2022


Index Journal is pleased to announce the launch of our online Issue No. 4 Secession, edited by Giles Fielke and Cameron Hurst. Please join us for drinks on Thursday 8 December at Crystal Palace & Courtyard to hear from contributors and celebrate the end of the academic year.

AAANZ22 delegates involved in this issue include Cameron Hurst, Giles Fielke, Helen Hughes, Amelia Winata, Anthony White, Scott Robinson, Rex Butler and ADS Donaldson.


Index Journal is an independent peer-reviewed art history publication based in Naarm/ Melbourne, Australia. The journal presents original scholarship by art historians from all specialisations, treating the art of the past with the same urgency as it does the art of the present.

Change and Collaboration with Tina Campt and Françoise Vergès

[Left to right] Françoise Vergès. Photo: Anthony Francin; Tina Campt; Brook Andrew Photo: Giacomo Sanzani


The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000



7 December 2022





Join Tina Campt and Françoise Vergès – writers at the forefront of black feminist theory and antiracist action – for a conversation about listening and translating spaces of joy, hope and connection.

Hear from writers at the forefront of black feminist theory and antiracist action in this conversation about how artists transmit forgotten stories and shape new ways of seeing in attending to the afterlives of slavery and colonialism.

Tina Campt, a black feminist theorist in visual culture currently living in New York, and Françoise Vergès, a Paris-based political theorist and antiracist feminist, are both authors of numerous influential books. In this special event, they are joined by Wiradjuri artist and curator Brook Garru Andrew in an emerging dialogue that rethinks how we frame the precarity of Black and Indigenous lives and build spaces of joy, hope and connection.

This is a conversation about change and collaboration reflecting on Tina Campt’s new book A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See and Françoise Vergès recent performance workshop at the 12th Berlin Biennale, Building Refuges and Sanctuaries: A Decolonial Feminist Antiracist Practice.

Presented by BLAK C.O.R.E (Care of Radical Energy), an initiative of the Department of Museums and Collections at the University of Melbourne in partnership with the Wheeler Centre and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

More information here.



Artwork Peter Tyndall, courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. 

Buxton Contemporary

Corner Southbank Boulevard & Dodd Street

Southbank VIC 3006


9 December – 16 April 2023

Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm

This is the first major retrospective exhibition of one of Australia’s most influential artists, Peter Tyndall. Maintaining a rigorous studio practice spanning 50 years, Tyndall‘s expansive works contemplate the fundamental questions about the construction of meaning. Tyndall interrogates how art, language, presence and absence operate in relation to one another in comprehending the world around us.  

Reflecting on his unwavering commitment to this way of seeing the world, Tyndall created a unique set of symbols to describe his philosophical framework where he structured his entire artistic practice. The exhibition demonstrates Tyndall’s process from making art, innovation, and life-long dedication to insatiable productivity.  

Featuring over 200 works encompassing the entire museum, the exhibition includes paintings, drawings, correspondence art, and unseen works ranging back to the 1970s. The exhibition will draw from the University’s significant collection alongside artworks on loan from national institutions and private collections. 

More information here.

Collective Unease Exhibition


Andy Butler, The Agony and the Ecstacy, 2022, video still. Courtesy of the artist. 


Old Quad (Building 150)
The University of Melbourne

Parkville VIC 3010



27 September 2022 — 02 June 2023

Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm

Collective Unease is a bold exhibition of three new commissions inspired by the University of Melbourne’s students, archives and collections. The three works, by artists Andy Butler, Lisa Hilli and James Nguyen, move beyond colonial narratives to a complex, multi-voiced understanding of Australia inflected by experiences of migration and diaspora. In the face of difficult histories and an uncertain future, these works emphasise themes of self-representation, empowerment and optimism. 

Co-curated by Samantha Comte and Jacqueline Doughty, the exhibition forms part of the University of Melbourne’s Ian Potter Museum of Art’s artistic program, and is presented inside the Old Quad, at the centre of the University’s Parkville campus. 

More information here.


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