July 31, 2006

RESIDENCY | From thesis to book writing residencies

The “From Thesis to Book” ARC Linkage Project is a manuscript development partnership between The University of Sydney and Pan Macmillan Australia. Its aim is to produce outstanding, accessible works of non-fiction from manuscripts which began their lives as doctoral theses.

In 2007 the project will award the last of its funded writing residencies to a recent PhD graduate in the humanities and social sciences. The successful applicant will be appointed to the University on a fixed term basis to work on a book manuscript under the mentorship of writer Drusilla Modjeska.

A briefing session on the project and the selection process will be held at The University of Sydney on Friday 11 August 2006. The closing date for applications is Friday 1 September 2006.

Rowanne Couch
The University of Sydney
tel 02 9036 5359
fax 02 9351 5700

July 27, 2006

INTERVIEW | Raphael Rubinstein

Is art criticism in crisis?
Interview with Raphael Rubinstein
The Book Show, Radio National
27 July 2006

Why is it that even as criticism drifts away from academia it becomes more academic? Why do so many exhibition catalogues numb us with their obscure prose? Is there a serious breakdown in the dialogue around contemporary painting? Should art critics get back into the business of making value judgments? If there is need for a thorough re-examination of the art criticism profession, what questions do we need to start asking?

Raphael Rubinstein, senior editor of Art In America, raises the alarm about what he calls the quiet crisis creeping into art criticism.

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July 15, 2006

ARTICLE | Lost in the translation

by Rosemary Sorensen
The Courier-Mail

Another critique of an art writing project by Rosemary Sorensen, The Courier-Mail's arts editor.

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