Adelaide & Sydney Biennale 2018

Adelaide & Sydney Biennale 2018

Adelaide & Sydney Biennale 2018

25 – 29 April, 2018

Join us for the 21st Biennale of Sydney featuring major new commissions and recent work by contemporary artists from around the world.

ABOUT THE ADELAIDE BIENNIAL: Divided Worlds

Known for its risk taking and expansive vision, the Adelaide Biennial has demonstrated a significant and sustained practice for more than a quarter of a century. Inaugurated in 1990, it is the country’s longest-running survey of contemporary Australian art and an important platform for Australian artists to realise new works and projects of a scale that require an institutional context for their conception, realisation and presentation. The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has had a lasting impact on Australian art, on the professional reputation of artists and arts professionals, and on the state of South Australia as a wellspring for contemporary art.

To view more inforamtion of the artists participating in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial, please visit www.adelaidebiennial.com.au

 

ABOUT THE SYDNEY BIENNIAL: SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement

To commemorate the organisation’s 45th anniversary, the exhibition will revisit the Biennale’s rich history through a close examination of it Archive, drawing on 45 years of art and encounters. Since its inception in 1973, the Biennale of Sydney has shocased the work of nearly 1,800 artists from more than 100 countries, building a reputation as one of the leading international art events. Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, Mami Kataoka (Tokyo-based Chief Curator of the Mori Art Museum), describes the Biennale experience as: “a journey; a walk through the microcosms of the world today based on the stratum of history, human knowledge, emotions, desires and beliefs, as well ad the mysteries of natural phenomena and the whole of the universe.”

To view more information of the artists participating in the 21st Biennale of Sydney, please visit www.biennaleofsydney.com.au

Tour Outline

Wednesday 25 April – The tour starts in Adelaide where we will visit the Art Gallery of South Australian in the afternoon. Here we will see more than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris feature in a major exhibition.

Thursday 26 April – This morning you will have free time to explore Adelaide. In the afternoon the group will fly to Sydney.

Friday 27 April – Today we visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum followed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Saturday 28 April – Today begins with a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art at The Rocks followed by an afte

Sunday 29 April – This morning we visit the White Rabbit Gallery of contemporary Chinese art. Tour concludes this afternoon.

If you would like longer in Adelaide we recommend that you arrive prior to 25 April. Once the tour concludes on 29 April you may wish to extend your stay in Sydney or fly home the same day.

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Tour Leader

Linda Tyler, MA Associate Professor

Linda Tyler was appointed as the inaugural Director of the Centre for Art Studies at The University of Auckland in February 2006. In this role, she administers the Art Collection, manages programmes and exhibitions at the Gus Fisher Gallery, and also digital and on-site exhibitions under the auspices of the Window project. She teaches ARTHIST 734 Art Writing and Curatorial Practice, an Honours level paper in the Art History Department. In 2011, she was the Robert Lord Fellow at the University of Otago, researching the art and science of nineteenth century botanist and draughtsman to the Colonial Museum and Geological Survey, John Buchanan FLS (1819-1898). Linda studied Japanese language and literature at the University of Canterbury.

 

 

 

 

Japan Study Tour 2019

Japan Study Tour 2019

Japan Study Tour 2019

Join our 4th annual study tour and experience the ultramodern and traditional art, fashion and architecture of Japan.

All spaces for our 2018 tour have been filled. Click below to register your interest for 2019.

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Beginning in Tokyo, participants will be guided around the soaring shards of glass and eccentric 1970s living capsules of the city’s skyline through Harajuku and on to Omotesando boulevard, a stunning catwalk for high-end contemporary fashion and dramatic architecture.

A day trip to Kanazawa, the capital of the Ishikawa Prefecture, will be a change of pace where we’ll visit the Kenrokuen garden, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art and the D.T. Suzuki Museum. Traveling using a 7 day rail pass, we will then be whisked by Shinkansen to Kyoto to glory in the cherry blossoms. This ancient and beautiful city served as Japan’s capital and the emperor’s residence from 794 until 1868. Here an understanding of the Japanese aesthetic and Buddhism will be deepened as we visit the exquisite Temple of the Golden Pavilion (made famous in the west in the novel of the same name by Yukio Mishima) as well as the gardens and imperial palace.

A highlight of the trip will be the visit to the island of Naoshima in the Seto Inland Sea to view the underground galleries of the Benesse Foundation. Renowned for its Tadao Ando architecture and collection of contemporary art including sculptures by Yayoi Kusama, this “art island” is unlike any other part of Japan.

Visits to the world cultural heritage and commemorative site of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park followed by a visit to Japan’s largest castle, Himeji Castle, conclude our exploration before returning to Tokyo where we’ll visit  the National Art Center designed by the internationally renowned architect Kisho Kurokawa, followed by the Mori Art Museum which will complete our tour.

 

Tour Leaders

Andrew Barrie, MArch, DEng (Tokyo)

Dr Andrew Barrie is a New Zealand-born architectural critic and designer formerly based in Tokyo. After completing doctoral studies in Japan, Andrew spent several years working as a project architect in the office of Toyo Ito, one of Japan’s most innovative and influential architects. On returning to New Zealand, he worked at Cheshire Architects in Auckland, and is a regular contributor to architecture and design journals. He has authored two books on the work of Toyo Ito, and in 2007 established Pecha Kucha Nights in New Zealand. Andrew’s own design work has won numerous awards in both NZ and Japan, and has been exhibited in both countries.

Linda Tyler, MA Associate Professor

Linda Tyler was appointed as the inaugural Director of the Centre for Art Studies at The University of Auckland in February 2006. In this role, she administers the Art Collection, manages programmes and exhibitions at the Gus Fisher Gallery, and also digital and on-site exhibitions under the auspices of the Window project. She teaches ARTHIST 734 Art Writing and Curatorial Practice, an Honours level paper in the Art History Department. In 2011, she was the Robert Lord Fellow at the University of Otago, researching the art and science of nineteenth century botanist and draughtsman to the Colonial Museum and Geological Survey, John Buchanan FLS (1819-1898). Linda studied Japanese language and literature at the University of Canterbury.

We’re here to answer any questions you may have.

Please direct your queries to:

Email: s.barrett@auckland.ac.nz

More Information – www.japanstudytour.info

Germany & Austria Study Tour 2018 

Germany & Austria Study Tour 2018 

Germany & Austria Study Tour

10 – 21 July 2018

Join us as we travel through Bonn, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna and follow in the ‘footsteps of Beethoven’.

Tour Leader

Nancy November, MA PhD, BSc MMus, BMus (Hons)

Nancy is a Senior Lecturer in musicology.  Her research and teaching interests centre on the music of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries:  aesthetics, analysis, and performance history and practices.  In 2006-07 she was Edison Fellow at the British Library, where she investigated the performance history of Haydn’s and Beethoven’s string quartets. Recent publications include essays on the early performance of Beethoven’s string quartets, and their performance history in the recording age. Recent awards include an Alexander Humboldt von Fellowship, a Marsden grant from the New Zealand Royal Society, and a Research Fellowship from the Gerda-Henkel Foundation.  She is currently completing critical reports on the middle-period string quartets for Beethoven Werke, and editing a three-volume set of fifteen string quartets by Beethoven’s contemporary Emmanuel Aloys Förster.

Tour Outline

  • Day 1 – Bonn, Germany – Group meeting & afternoon tea
  • Day 2, Bonn, Germany – Bonn for beginners guided tour and a visit to Beethoven Haus
  • Day 3, Bonn, Germany – Visit to Schumann Haus
  • Day 4, Munich, Germany – Travel to Munich by train
  • Day 5, Munich, Germany – Morning at leisure followed group afternoon tea and a lecture on Mozart
  • Day 6, Munich, Germany – Munich city walking tour, followed by 2 course lunch and an evening performance at the Munich State Opera
  • Day 7, Salzburg, Austria – Travel from Munich to Salzburg by train. Tour of Mozart’s birthplace
  • Day 8, Salzburg, Austria – Tour of Mozarteum University, visit to Wolfgansee Lake for a picnic lunch & an evening Mirabell Palace concert (if available)
  • Day 9, Vienna, Austria – Travel to Vienna by train. Afternoon orientation tour.
  • Day 10, Vienna, Austria – Guided city tour of Vienna followed by a visit to the State Opera House and Schoenbrunn Palace grand tour.
  • Day 11, Vienna, Austria – Day trip to Eisenstadt. Visit Esterhazy Palace before returning to Vienna.
  • Day 12, Vienna Austria – Tour of the Wien Museum Beethoven Pasqualatihaus. Half day trip to Baden to enjoy the mineral springs followed by group farewell dinner back in Vienna.
  • Day 13, Vienna, Austria – No planned activities today. Tour concludes.

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Tour Price

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Greece Study Tour 2018

Greece Study Tour 2018

Greece Study Tour 2018

11 days, 3 – 13 April 2018

Explore the history and culture of Ancient Greece rich in historic sights just waiting to be discovered.

On this tour you will join Chair and Professor of the Department of Classics and Ancient History Matthew Trundle, as he takes you on a 10-day guided tour exploring the ancient sites of Greece. The birthplace of democracy, western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western Literature and Historiography. Greece is rich in ancient history and historic sights just waiting to be discovered.

Tour Highlights

  • Archaeological site visits to the Acropolis, Ancient Olympia, Mycenaean sites, world famous museums and many more
  • Exploration and inner city Athens, spectacular panoramic views and experience unique traditions
  • Visits to the ancient sites of Delphi, the Sanctuary of Apollo and the three temples dedicated to the Goddess Athena
  • Group lectures and insights throughout the tour to enrich your understanding and tour experience by one of the University’s leading researchers on the Ancient World

Tour Leader

Dr Matthew Trundle

Matthew Trundle is Chair and Professor of the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Auckland. He holds degrees from Nottingham and McMaster Universities and has published widely on military and social-economic aspects of the ancient world. Matthew’s stimulating lectures during the tour is a vital element to the success of educating participants. Matthew’s areas of expertise include Ancient Greek history, especially social, economic and military history.

 

Tour Price

  • Early Bird: $5,970 NZD / person twin-share
  • Standard: $6,470 NZD / person twin-share
  • Single Supplement: $1,021 NZD / person

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Email: s.barrett@auckland.ac.nz