This unit of study gives you hands on curating experience within an intensive laboratory environment. The curatorial LAB is a critical space that encourages experimentation, exploration of curatorial frameworks and methodologies, and generates new discursive possibilities. You develop a curated project from concept to full realisation as an exhibition, guided by professional and theoretical feedback. The LAB emphasises the working relationships between curators and artists and the significance of the studio in contemporary art making. You do workshops on the main aspects of contemporary curatorial practice, including: production logistics for organizing exhibitions and public events; developing proposals; analysis and discussion of artist selection processes; curatorial decision making in relation to exhibition space; exhibition design and installation including new technologies; project management and funding; legal and ethical issues; and negotiating with artists, institutions, and the arts industry. The LAB emphasises the communication of curatorial ideas through research, critical writing, publication, marketing and promotion, and education and public speaking in both interview and conference contexts. The LAB uses the Sydney College of the Arts galleries, studios and workshops, encouraging you to work independently or institutionally to develop curatorial projects. The LAB offers you the opportunity to network with leading curators and artists working in the field.
1x3-hour studio class/week
curatorial concept presentation (30%)and project development (70%)