Course Title: Sculpture Studio 2B2 Installation Art

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sculpture Studio 2B2 Installation Art

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Hong Kong Arts Centre


340H Art


Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh3 13

Course Coordinator: Peter Cripps

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3625

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 37.1

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is for Fine Art Students from BP201 only.

Course Description

This course focuses upon installation as spatial practice. It examines the history and critical reception of installation as a category and as a practice. What can we say installation is? How do conceptual, spatial and material needs define its language and application?

Installation is a hybrid form that challenges boundaries of traditional art practices like painting, sculpture, video and film as well as museum practice. Recent approaches have raised issues of nomadism, political intervention, style and genre that intersect with a broader definition of what it is to be an artist.

Students will undertake a group of individual and collaborative projects that respond to specific sites and challenges. Project works are supported by lectures, research tasks, exhibition visits, artist’s talks and the study of related skills. Students will examine aspects of context, the site of production, display and reception, temporality, documentation and installation practicalities.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students will:
• Examine definitions of installation as a language and develop abilities to critique its forms,
• Become aware of the historical background of Installation and its future potential within their own practice,
• Explore materials, form, working processes and technical skills with innovative thinking and experimentation,
• Consider the roles of theory and research, the analysis of material space and social contexts, the function of documentation and issues of temporality,
• Learn to develop and implement complex creative strategies including interventionist and other non studio-based modes of working, and
• Develop a flexible and mobile attitude to the development of artworks.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is studio based in art making which includes theoretical and practical information relating to individual work generated in response to the set projects

Overview of Learning Resources

In addition to the reading list, there are individual tutorials, group tutorials / feedback sessions, written and visual material where appropriate.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment of all folio work by a panel including the lecturer and studio coordinator.