Applications open for prestigious fellowship
Applications are now open for the 2012 Redmond Barry Fellowship.
The Redmond Barry Fellowship is a partnership between the University of Melbourne and the State Library of Victoria. Named in honour of the founder of both institutions, the Fellowship shall be awarded to scholars and writers to facilitate research and the production of works of literature utilising the superb collections of the two institutions.
Applications close on Friday 27 April.
Information about applications is available here.
Meanwhile, two former Redmond Barry Fellows will be releasing new work during April and May.
Andrew Dodd, the 2009 Fellow, has published a significant work celebrating the life of colonial architect JJ Clark.
JJ Clark: Architect of the Australian Renaissance is out this month, published by NewSouth Publishing. The book has been launched by the Premier of Victoria, The Hon Ted Baillieu MP, at the Old Treasury Museum in association with the opening of the exhibition Gold & Governors: 150 years of the Old Treasury Building (opened by the Governor of Victoria, The Hon Alex Chernov AC QC).
The exhibition features a large number of items on loan from the State Library of Victoria. Further information about the exhibition is available here.
Colin Holden, the 2010 Fellow, is presenting the 2012 Joseph Burke Lecture at the University of Melbourne .
The Archbishop's Piranesis: an unlikely collection for nineteenth century Melbourne will be held on Wednesday 2 May 2012 at the Elizabeth Murdoch Lecture Theatre. Following on from his research at the State Library, Colin is currently working as guest curator for a major exhibition at the Library in 2014.
Details on the lecture are available here.
Colin has also curated the exhibition In search of the picturesque - the architectural ruin in art, to be opened by Shane Carmody at the Geelong Gallery on Friday 20 April 2012. The exhibition will be on display until Sunday 24 June 2012.
Further details can be found here.