The 2015 Art Association of Australia & New Zealand (AAANZ) annual conference takes place at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane from 25-26 November and features ANU School of Art staff and students presenting on a range of topics. The theme of this year’s conference is 'Image Space Body' and it runs in conjunction with the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art.
A major stream of the conference will be ‘Photography: Archiving, Collecting, Curating and Exhibiting’, coordinated by Dr Martyn Jolly, head of ANU Photography and Media Arts workshop, and his ARC research partner Daniel Palmer, lecturer in Art Theory at Monash University. In this session, nine presenters from five university and galleries will explore collecting, archiving and displaying photography.
Dr Chris McAuliffe, Professor of Art (Practice-led research) at ANU School of Art will present a paper titled 'Crowds and modernity in Australian art' in the session 'Crowd management: Artists’ choreography of the body en masse', and Elspeth Pitt, PhD candidate at ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory (CAHAT) will speak about her research on 'the romantic works of Mike Parr' in the 'Revisionism in Australian art history' panel.
Also from CAHAT, Dr Robert Wellington is part of the session 'Image, space and body in early-modern art and design' with his paper 'Bodies in flux: Louis XIV medals as objects of cross-cultural exchange', and visiting fellow Dr Michelle Antoinette will present 'Enduring potential: Possibilities of the body and self in the performance art of Melati Suryodarmo' in the session about 'Space, Affect and Embodiment in Performance Art in Southeast Asia'.