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April 2014
From the Director
Welcome everyone to the Power Institute Newsletter for the start of 2014.

It’s been a very busy few months with the visits of Tim Barringer, Thomas Gaehtgens, Andrew Perchuk and other fascinating speakers from across the globe.
Power News
Global Empires workshop
Recently the Department was host to a highly successful experimental workshop entitled Global Empires, organised by Mary Roberts, Kate Davidson, Molly Duggins and Anita Callaway.
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Mary Roberts receives CASVA Fellowship
Power is very pleased to announce Mary Roberts is the latest recipient of the prestigious Paul Mellon Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies of the Visual Arts (CASVA).
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Jennifer Millam to present Insights lecture
On Thursday 5 June, Jennifer Millam will be presenting a lecture as part of the inaugural 2014 Insights lecture series, which celebrates new professorial appointments at the University.
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Kitty Hauser to present at photography symposium
On Saturday 12 April, Kitty Hauser, Department postdoctoral research fellow, will be speaking as part of the Art Gallery of New South Wales' Dark Matter: Photo Histories and Archives photography symposium.
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Julie Ewington Receives Australia Council Visual Art Award
We are very pleased to announce that Power Foundation Council Member Julie Ewington has been awarded a prestigious Australia Council Visual Art Award for 2013.
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Donald Brook book launch
In May, Power will be hosting the launch of a new book by artist, theorist and previous Power Institute of Fine Arts lecturer, Donald Brook, entitled Get a Life: an autobiographical anthology of theories, published by Artlink.
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Power publications
JW Power award
Power Publications is very proud to announce that J.W. Power: Abstraction/Création Paris 1934, co-published by Power Publications and the University Art Gallery, has won the University Art Museums Australia publication award.
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Anne Ferran monograph
Power Publication's latest co-publication is with the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery of a new monograph on the work of Australian photographer Anne Ferran. The catalogue entitled Shadow Land, has been published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, currently on display at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia‎.
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Power Publications receives e-Publications grant
Power Publications is happy to announce it is the recipient of a recent Nelson Meers Foundation grant to assist in the development of our ePublications program.
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People in focus
Prue Ahrnes – Cité artist
Our most recent residency recipient to complete their stay at the Cité International des Arts in Paris, was Queensland based art historian Prue Ahrnes. Prue’s research interests focus on the Asia-Pacific region and during her stay in Paris she took the chance to further her research on French art in the colonial Pacific. Prue has kindly provided a short snippet on her stay.
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Sabiha Göloğlu – visiting student
Last year the Department hosted visiting international PhD student Sabiha Göloğlu. This brief report gives details on Sabiha’s rewarding time here at the University.
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Georgina Cole – on Roddy Meagher collection exhibition
Over the last year, Art History and Film Studies graduate Georgina Cole has been working with Mark Ledbury on the development of an exhibition from the Roddy Meagher collection. Here is an update from Georgina.
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John Clark – on Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook exhibition
Storytellers of the Town and The Village and Elsewhere are two exhibitions by the Thai artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook currently on display at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and the University Art Gallery respectively. In this article, we asked John Clark, who co-curated the exhibition with Clare Veal, to provide a background to the development of the project and its curatorial objectives.
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19th Biennale of Sydney
The Power Institute is very pleased to be partnering with the 19th Biennale of Sydney in the presentation of the Biennale forum and lecture program to be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in May.
SAM out now
The latest edition of the Sydney Alumni Magazine (SAM) is out now, featuring a NASA astronaut turned academic, knitwear made from medical scans, an investigation into extreme diets, and much more.

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Make a nomination: Alumni Awards
Know an inspiring graduate? Recognise their achievements in the 2014 Alumni Awards. The program honours both recent graduates and those well established in their careers.

Categories include sporting, international, PhD, professional and Indigenous achievement. Nominations close 24 April. Find out more and make a nomination.
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