Hannah Quinlivan's Success on the Edge
Hannah Quinlivan, ANU School of Art alumna, has won the Cox Prize at Bermagui's Sculpture on the Edge. The annual exhibition on the NSW far south coast, held this year in March, included large sculptural pieces installed in the landscape of the picturesque region. The Cox prize is an acquisitive award and is also the richest of the prizes awarded at the exhibition with the winner earning $5,000.
Leonard Weiss wins Classical Guitar Composition Project commission
Third-year music and science student Leonard Weiss on winning one of two Canberra Classical Guitar Society commissions. The commission to compose an original piece for the Society's guitar orchestra comes with $1,000 prize money.
Leonard says he was delighted to receive his first commission.
“It feels absolutely fantastic to win this commission. I feel very privileged to have been chosen and to be able to write music for the Guitar Society. It is incredibly rewarding to be publicly recognised for my previous guitar orchestra compositions, and I am extremely grateful to the Canberra Classical Guitar Society for this incredible opportunity,” he said.
Wattle and iPads: Getting them working together
In response to a number of complaints about using Wattle with iPads, the Wattle Team have conducted tests and released some advice for iPad users to get them working together.
Film featuring School of Art PhD student released at Flickerfest
A film featuring Amanda Stuart, a PhD student from the School of Art, was released at Flickerfest, an annual short film festival held at Bondi Beach on Sunday 20 January 2013.
Wild Things follows Amanda's research into the tense relationship between wild dogs, dingoes and humans in South East Australia, as well as the production process of her renowned sculptures which explore the tensions released when natural and cultural heritages collide.
EU Centre in Singapore 2013 Visiting Fellowship applications
The European Union Centre in Singapore is now inviting applications for the EUC Visiting Fellowship tenable in the period between May to November 2013. Supporting grants of various amounts of up to €6,000 commensurate with expertise, visiting commitments and duration will be provided for the Visiting Fellow to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence allowances.
Call for papers: Crisis, Civility, Imaginaries and Revolt: New Politics for the Global City?
Dr Shameem Black and April Bccum have announced 25 April as the closing date for proposals for papers and panels for the Humanities Research Centre's July conference, Crisis, Civility, Imaginaries and Revolt: New Politics for the Global City?
Jeanie Bell talks about indigenous languages on ABC Radio National
Celebrating Australia's linguistic diversity on International Mother Language Day, linguist Jeanie Bell discusses Australian indigenous languages with Waleed Aly on Radio National Drive, last Thursday 21 February.
2013 HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship awarded to UK environmental artist
UK Environmental Artist, Chris Drury, has been invited to be the ANU 2013 HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellow. He will be an Artist in Residence hosted by the School of Art and HRC at the Research School of Humanities and the Arts.
The School of Art Sculpture Workshop has agreed to provide access to their facilities, tools and equipment, expertise and support.
Chris Drury's project is to create a site specific environmental sculpture in the ANU International Sculpture Park titled: The Way of Trees, Earth and Water. As a more public aspect of the H C Coombs Fellowship, and as a contribution to the Canberra Centenary Festival, Chris Drury has been scheduled to speak at the International Sculpture Symposium being held at the National Gallery of Australia May 10-12, 2013.
Desmond Manderson recognised with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Professor Desmond Manderson, of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Group in the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, will be awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec on 17 February.
The Diamond Jubilee medal is ‘to honour in a visible and tangible way, those who have contributed to build our society’ with Professor Manderson's receiving this honour in recognition of his service to the McGill University community.
ANU Ceramics workshop fires up in Singapore
Members of the ANU Ceramics workshop, including staff, students and recent graduates, have starred in the Awaken the Dragon Festival held in Singapore over three days in January. The festival centred on the firing of the historic Dragon Kiln at Jalan Bahar, a 42 metre long kiln that has not been used to its full length for 30 years and is only one of two remaining Dragon Kilns in Singapore.