Studio Theory Fine Arts E (THAP3431)
UNIT OF STUDY
This Unit of Study is split into three areas: Painting; Sculpture; Printmedia Painting The focus in this studio is to investigate the key moments that shaped Australian Contemporary Painting beginning with The Field, the first exhibition of Abstract Painting in Australia in 1968 to the present. We will primarily focus on Australian painters to provide students with an understanding of their local context and history. Sculpture Imaginary, Natural and Instutitutionalised Spaces: the overarching concern of this semester will be to get students to co-ordinate their imaginative ambitions relating to the object with regard to culture, place, space and architecture. What objects or performances work best where? A reflection on modes of display and the rhetoric of reception particularly in relation to museums, public spaces, and the technologies of television, film and the internet will be encouraged. Printmedia The unit has two sections. The first considers the overlap of Art and Design from a historical perspective and uses this understanding to explore the contemporary relationship between the two. The second section looks at the cultural/economic landscape within which local artists work. It surveys the venues, commercial opportunities, government funding organizations and social dynamics that make up the 'artworld' in Australia.
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Lecturer and directed contact over 12 weeks, plus self-directed study; total student effort of 60 hrs
Assessment is based on successful completion of written and or/seminar assignments (100%)
Painting This is a studio - driven program focusing on the practices of artists as primary research and supported with the relevant theoretical frameworks. Consequently these references are subject to change and will be advised on the UoS outline at the b
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