Course Title: Exhibit textile designs or products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: VART5918C

Course Title: Exhibit textile designs or products

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

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Nominal Hours: 50

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


Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare and set up exhibits of textile products.

It is recommended that you should have completed ALL mandatory core and elective units in the Diploma of Textile Design and Development to undertake this course.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5006A Exhibit textile designs or products


1 Determine exhibition requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Objectives of exhibition and target audience are identified
1.2 Products to be exhibited and appropriate means of display are
1.3 Size or scope of exhibition is determined
1.4 Suitable locations for exhibition are investigated in line with types
of displays, size and scope of exhibition and needs of target
1.5 Requirements are documented


2 Plan exhibition

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Exhibition and marketing content is planned and products to be
exhibited are selected
2.2 Resource requirements are determined and sourced
2.3 Exhibition schedules and timelines are determined
2.4 Venue management is consulted and bookings are secured
2.5 Relevant promotional material is prepared
2.6 Floor plans are designed to maximize visual display and
2.7 Appropriate people are consulted to ensure plans are viable and
that requirements can be met, and any planning issues are
discussed and resolved
2.8 Plans are finalised ensuring that all obligations and
considerations are addressed


3 Prepare works for exhibition

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Textile products are selected and prepared for exhibition
3.2 Suitable method of cataloguing and labeling products for display
are identified, undertaken and documented accurately
3.3 Transfer, installation, hanging and arranging of works is overseen
to ensure presentation and aesthetic requirements are achieved,
and according to OHS practices
3.4 Problems arising during set up are resolved and documented for
future reference


4 Exhibit products

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Exhibition is introduced and explained to the audience using
appropriate communication tools and techniques
4.2 Audience response to exhibition is monitored and feedback
received and responded to
4.3 Exhibition is closed and dismantling and transfer of displays and
equipment is coordinated
4.4 Event is finalised with venue management, including payment


5 Evaluate and analyse event.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Audience response to presentation is used to evaluate overall
effectiveness of exhibition
5.2 Selected products, display methods and choice of location are
analysed and strengths and weaknesses evaluated
5.3 Evaluation of exhibition is documented to inform future exhibition

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements. This unit applies to planning and undertaking exhibition of textile products such as fabrics, tapestries, woven of knitted products or conceptual pieces.

Products may be exhibited in local outlets such as galleries, shops, art centres or client premises, and may include digital folios and displays.


Details of Learning Activities

A range of activities will be undertaken in and out of class sessions. Students are expected to participate in group work, written reports, presentations , site visits and attend guest lectures.

Teaching Schedule

Date Activity:
Important Dates:

Week 1
Introduction, Course outline and Assessment.
Research and assess resource requirements and locations

In groups discuss all the aspects that need to be considered when organizing an exhibition
brainstorm roles responsibilities

Options for catalogue (website, blog, traditional printed)

Exhibition, venue, event fundraising  Venue Research and application process

Furnitex10 – 13 JULY 2014, MELBOURNE EXHIBITION CENTREJuly to 4 August

Week 2

Determine exhibition requirements
Discuss group work and assessment (peer/teacher)
Discuss roles responsibilities
Discuss fundraising options
Sponsorship what, why, how –
Research sponsorship options – prepare mailing list

Homework – Each student must have 2 sponsorship contacts to bring to class in week 4

Design Made Trade and Furnitex Thursday 10th of July 2014 To Sunday 13th of July 2014
Time: Saturday 10am - 5pm | Sunday 10am - 5pm

Compile mailing list.
Fundraising teams finalised Group work; brain storm, roles, responsibilities, plan resources and establish guidelines for participation

Design Made Trade or Furnitex – This visit will be part of your exhibition analysis, so take note of the questions you are required to address for this assignment.

*Please note, you are expected to attend the trade shows in a time that suits you as we cannot go in scheduled class time

Melbourne Design Market Sunday 20th Federation Square


Week 4
Sponsorship Letters
Analyse writing styles - group work on letter development.
Compiling sponsor lists - mail out

Sponsorship letter
task in class

Contacting sponsors, emailing, letter, cold calling

Sponsorship letter due at the end of class and must be provided in electronic format

Finders Keepers Market

Research Artists statements - find one good example

Week 5

Review artisits statements Writing Artist statements, grant applications, professional photography, CV’s.

Consider opening night guest speaker


Week 6

Mail out: sponsorship letters.
Resource requirements are determined and sourced
Textile products are selected and prepared for exhibition.

Relevant promotional material is prepared

 Week 7Applications for exhibitions

Appropriate people are consulted to ensure plans are viable and that requirements can be met, and any planning issues are discussed and resolved
Applications are finalised ensuring that all obligations and considerations are addressed
Week 8
How to write a press release.
PR and Marketing,  Relevant promotional material is prepared.

Guest Speaker 

Scott Knight

 Semester Break 

 Week 9


 Exhibition Analysis:
Group Presentation
 Assessment in class- presentation of exhibition analysis
SUBMIT report
 Week 10


Exhibition Analysis:
Group Presentation

Assessment in class- presentation of exhibition analysis
SUBMIT report

 Week 11Completing artist statement finalizing submission for promotional package.

Allocated time for group work. fundraising options– resources, materials needed
Week 12
 Finalising promotional package All photography and artist statements must be completedand formatted  
Week 13
Promotional package due 
Week 14

 How to prepare - Exhibition submission proposals, hanging requirements and cataloguing

Analyse previous exhibitions and various display techniques and determine exhibition requirements

Week 15
Opening night requirements:
Exhibition is introduced and explained to the audience using appropriate communication tools and techniques

Week 16
Finalise, exhibition submission proposals and prepare for opening nights, exhibition schedule confirmed 

*Please note - this teaching schedule is subject to change

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The Big Design Market

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include group tasks, site visits, presentations and preparation of work for exhibition.

Assessment Tasks

1. Promotional package 40%
Package to include the following:

  •  Artist’s statement
  • High quality photographs of work for catalogue 300 dpi on CD or flash drive - Clearly labelled with your name, media, title of work.
  • Media Release
  • Exhibition Proposal form

You must demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines.

2. Plan exhibition

Group task 30% (Self assessment) 

You will be expected to work in teams to access resources,  generate sponsorship for the event and research venues.

Group and individual participation will be expected.

3. Exhibition Analysis - Group task 30% ( 10%Peer Assessment)

The aim of this project is to determine appropriate means of exhibiting textile products by visiting different locations/venues.

Each group must visit 3 venues where textile work is exhibited. The groups are then required to analyse different methods of presentations and display techniques, including, lighting, props, style, floor plans for all locations.

The intended audience of each venue must be identified and groups are to determine if the needs of the target audience have been met through the types of display, size and scope of the exhibition.

The exhibition analysis presented in class will be in power point form and will be the analysis of 1 venue.
Presentation should be approximately 10 minutes.
A typed report of all three venues will be submitted as a hard copy on the day of presentation.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Study and learning Support:
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- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
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Disability Liaison Unit:
Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
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Late submission:
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

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