Course Title: Publicly present a body of own creative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: MKTG7991C

Course Title: Publicly present a body of own creative work

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6149 - Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja and Fay Reynolds

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email: visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Deborah Williams

deborah.williams@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge skills and knowledge required to publicly present a body of professional creative work, from ideas generation, to the organisation process, through to the actual preparation of work for presentation. At this level, you will publicly present a coherent body of professional work and may be involved in organisation and promotional processes associated with the presentation.

The presentation may be a physical or virtual exhibition, but may also include presentations such as shows, competitions or art awards.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR604 Publicly present a body of own creative work

Element:

1. Analyse public presentation opportunity

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Create or confirm opportunity for public presentation of own creative work through research and consultation 1.2 Establish and confirm the purpose, scope and objectives of the public presentation in consultation with relevant people 1.3 Determine presentation requirements from relevant information

Element:

2. Generate public presentation ideas

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Evaluate nature of the audience, its needs and expectations 2.2 Evaluate place of own work within the broader presentation context 2.3 Develop broad parameters for own content, based on overall objectives, audience needs and nature of own work 2.4 Consider new and different ways of presenting work 2.5 Select and develop appropriate themes based on own work practice and presentation requirements 2.6 Challenge and refine ideas through collaboration and discussion with others

Element:

3. Plan and organise public presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Establish roles and responsibilities in presentation preparation process, including own role 3.2 Evaluate and organise resources required for realising the presentation 3.3 Identify and evaluate constraints and risks, and take action to address them 3.4 Develop, implement and monitor an action plan for organising the presentation based on resource requirements, budget and timeframes 3.5 Consult with relevant people during the process

Element:

4. Participate in promotion

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Establish own role in promoting the presentation in consultation with relevant people 4.2 Develop material relating to own work and forthcoming presentation as required and agreed with others 4.3 Undertake promotional activities within scope of individual responsibility

Element:

5. Prepare work for public presentation

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Evaluate actions needed to prepare own work for presentation 5.2 Prepare the body of creative work for inclusion in presentation 5.3 Where appropriate, develop collateral material to support the presentation

Element:

6. Evaluate public presentation

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Review overall success of the presentation 6.2 Evaluate implications for own creative work based on audience response and own review 6.3 Identify learnings from the public presentation and subsequent self-review that can inform future practice


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
• lectures
• teacher directed studio activities/projects
• studio exercises to review discussions/lectures
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:
• practical exercises
• reading articles and excerpts
• preparing for discussion
• project work
• independent research

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.


Teaching Schedule

   

WeekClass contentTasksElements
1Introduction and expectations of subject 1
2

Committees

Selection of work for postcard reproduction

Discussion and examples of gallery reviews

Allocation and tasks for committees

Catalogue discussion

RMIT Gallery visit and group review

1,2
3

Project 3 Exhibition concept

Open Day fundraising

Emailing list 

    • Presentation
    • Students workshop exhibition themes
  • exhibition reviews
  • Begin timeline draft as a group.

 

 
4

Survey timeline

Hanging work for open day

Committee group meetings to discuss semester timeline

  • Submit timelines draft 1
  • Committee reports
  • Individuals present Project 2 Exhibition concept
  • VOTE

Letters requesting sponsorship sent out

fundraising - open day

1,2,3,4,5
5

Committee reports

Artist statements

submission and voting on exhibition name1,2,3,4,5,6
6Committee reportsPreparation of work for auction1,2,3
7Exhibition visit Exhibition review4,5,6
8Committee reports

Artwork due for documentation committee for photographing

Auction catalogue due

4,5,6
9Committee reports

gallery visits/exhibition review

final artist statements due

4,5,6
10Committee reportsSubmit photographs to catalogue committee/graphic designer4,5,6
11Committee reports 1,2,3,4,5,6
12

Committee reports

 

gallery visits/exhibition review1,2,3,4
13Writing a media release 1,2,3,4
14

Committee reports

Timeline for Graduate show day, night and bump out

Catalogue submitted to printers5,6
15Committee reportsgallery visits/exhibition review1,2,3,4
16Committee reports 1,2,3,4
17SWOT VACStudio preparation1,2,3,4,5,6
18Assessment  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and you will need to visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program. 

ACCA

111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.

 

Australian Galleries

35 Derby Street Collingwood 3066

 

 

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick

233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.

(03) 9389-8622.

Free entry.

Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.

For further public programs please see our website.

 

Craft

31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.

(03) 9650-7775.

Mon-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, closed Sun and public hols.

 

 

Flinders Lane Gallery

137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.

Director: Claire Harris.

Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

Please consult website for any opening hours changes. Our extensive stockroom can also be viewed on our website.

 

 

fortyfivedownstairs

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.

Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00pm

 

Heide Museum of Modern Art

7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.

Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.

To Aug 28 Michelle Nikou: a e i o u.

 

Karen Woodbury Gallery

Level 1/167 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.

(03) 9639-5855.

Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

 

 

RMIT Gallery

344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.

Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs 11.00 to 7.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed Sun and public hols.

 

Sarah Scout Presents

Suite 15, 12 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.

Directors: Kate Barber and Vikki McInnes.

Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.

 

 

Tolarno Galleries

Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.

Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.

 

Recommended reading

Lippard, L. 2008 A brief History of Curating Obrist H.U. Ed, JRP Ringier

O’Doherty, B. McEvilley, T. 2000, Inside the White Cube: The ideology of Gallery Space. University of California Press

Ferguson, B.W. 1996, Thinking About Exhibitions. Routledge.

Dernie, D. 2006, Exhibition Design. W.W Norton & Co

 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.


Assessment Tasks

  1. 200 word Artist statement, edited version of Artist Statement for catalogue

2. Participation within designated committee, including 

  • completion of a documentation folder for your committee, including personal reflections and feedback
  • group presentations
  • Observation of your time management
  • Committee tasks completed within schedule

 

3. 8 exhibition reviews.

4. Contribution to and participation in Graduate exhibition. Set up, bump out and various requirements in between.

5. Fundraising participation.

  • 6. Participation in hanging of Open Day and Exhibition.


Assessment Matrix

 Unit title - Publicly present a body of own creative work RMIT Unit Code - MKTG7991C National Code - CUAPPR604
   

 

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

  • a physical or virtual public presentation site
  • interaction with others as a part of the presentation planning and organisational process.

 Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Assessment task
 
 Element PCs Performance Evidence Knowledge evidence Assessment Conditions
 1. Committee participation1.1, 1.2, 1.3 

Evidence of the ability to:

  • develop innovative ideas for, and approaches to, public presentation of own creative work
  • determine requirements based on agreed purpose, scope and objectives of presentation, that cover:
  • information required for presentation
  • format and, where appropriate, location of presentation
  • suitable packaging or presentation of work
  • style or theme of work
  • timelines
  • participate effectively and professionally in planning, promotion and organisational processes involved in publicly presenting a body of own work
  • prepare a coherent body of professional creative work for public presentation in line with requirements and within budget and timeframes
  • evaluate presentation and identify learnings that inform future practice.

 

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.


      

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • list and describe key aspects of the presentation organisation process, including different roles and responsibilities for:
  • catering, where required
  • installing work
  • marketing and promotional activities
  • venue management
  • summarise current and emerging trends, ideas and theories for presentation of work in chosen area of practice.
      

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

  • a physical or virtual public presentation site
  • interaction with others as a part of the presentation planning and organisational process.

 

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

      
 2. Exhibition reviews x 8 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 6
 3. Artist statement 200 words  
 4. Participation in Graduate exhibition including set up, bump out and various      requirements in between such as minding gallery.

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6  

4.1, 4.2, 4.3  

5.1, 5.2, 5.3

 2

4

5

 5. Fundraising4.1, 4.2, 4.3  
 6. Open Day exhibition, preparing space, curating and hanging artwork display.

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

 

5.1, 5.2, 5.3

 2, 3,

5

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