Course Title: Install and dismantle exhibition elements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: LIBR5016C

Course Title: Install and dismantle exhibition elements

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5308 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Saffron Newey

Email: saffron.newey@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to install and dismantle the physical elements of an exhibition, gain an understanding of working to a brief and exploring exhibition documentation and processes.

This unit is delivered and assessed in conjunction with CUVPRP503A Present a body of own creative work which focuses on the skills and knowledge required to use creative, technical and project management skills to develop a professional and innovative presentation of own creative work


 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CULMS407C Install and dismantle exhibition elements

Element:

4 Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

Accurately record details of installation/dismantling in accordance with organisational procedures
Accurately update and amend files and records and in accordance with organisational procedures

Element:

1 Establish and confirm exhibition specifications

Performance Criteria:

Correctly interpret exhibition documentation and site plans and confirm requirements with relevant personnel
Confirm details of public access and safety and environmental requirements with relevant personnel
Clarify and confirm details of required materials, equipment and resources with relevant personnel
Clarify and confirm details of procedures and responsibilities for handling of cultural material, installation and dismantling with relevant personnel
Clarify and agree a project timeline with all interested parties

Element:

2 Prepare exhibition site

Performance Criteria:

Clear and clean site, complete necessary site alterations and make utilities and services available for installation requirements
Ensure site is environmentally suitable and secure in accordance with technical specifications
Complete and/or organise any on-site construction in accordance with installation requirements, safety and licensing requirements

Element:

3 Install/dismantle exhibition elements

Performance Criteria:

Install/dismantle exhibition elements in accordance with exhibition requirements, available floor plans and safety/security requirements
Pack, unpack, move and handle physical elements in accordance with agreed plans and within scope of individual responsibility
Use safe manual handling techniques throughout installation/dismantling to avoid injury or damage
Respect the integrity of physical elements, take prompt action in the event of accidents and accurately document as required
Clear and clean work areas in accordance with organisational procedures, safety and environmental requirements
Return elements safely to appropriate locations in accordance with exhibition documentation and plans


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

Your learning activities will take place in a studio. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake study.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online system. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:

  • Teacher directed group activities/projects
  • Peer teaching and class presentations
  • Group discussion
  • Studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:

  • Practical exercises
  • Reading articles and excerpts
  • Preparing for discussion
  • Exhibition installation
  • Group planning
  • Exhibition reviews

This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with VART6221C Present a body of own creative work.


Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Week
Course contentTask and Assessment due dates

1

July 10

Student groups allocated.

Themes discussed

2

July 17

Independent research, stduenst consult with each other and brainstorm ideas for their exhibition. This process is documented. Studenst work in their studios and consult with teacher. Exhibition timetable is announced.DUE: Theme selection


 

3

July 24

Group 1 Exhibition

Students are to have their exhibition installed by 4pm Tuesday of each week. De-installation is to take place on the Thursday of each week. Exhibiting students are to be considerate of the needs of the group using the exhibition space.

Peer reviews due


 

4

July 31

Group 2 Exhibition

Students are to have their exhibition installed by 4pm Tuesday of each week. De-installation is to take place on the Thursday of each week. Exhibiting students are to be considerate of the needs of the group using the exhibition space.

Peer review due

5

Aug 7

Group 3 exhibition 

Students are to have their exhibition installed by 4pm Tuesday of each week. De-installation is to take place on the Thursday of each week. Exhibiting students are to be considerate of the needs of the group using the exhibition space.

Peer reviews due

6

Aug 14

Group 4 exhibition

Students are to have their exhibition installed by 4pm Tuesday of each week. De-installation is to take place on the Thursday of each week. Exhibiting students are to be considerate of the needs of the group using the exhibition space.

Peer reviews due

7

Aug 21

Group 5 exhibition

Students are to have their exhibition installed by 4pm Tuesday of each week. De-installation is to take place on the Thursday of each week. Exhibiting students are to be considerate of the needs of the group using the exhibition space.

Peer reviews due

8

Aug 28

Group 6 exhibition

Students are to have their exhibition installed by 4pm Tuesday of each week. De-installation is to take place on the Thursday of each week. Exhibiting students are to be considerate of the needs of the group using the exhibition space.

Peer reviews due
 Break 

9

Sept 9

Group 7

Students are to have their exhibition installed by 4pm Tuesday of each week. De-installation is to take place on the Thursday of each week. Exhibiting students are to be considerate of the needs of the group using the exhibition space.

Peer reviews due

10

Sept 16

Group 8
Students are to have their exhibition installed by 4pm Tuesday of each week. De-installation is to take place on the Thursday of each week. Exhibiting students are to be considerate of the needs of the group using the exhibition space.
Peer reviews due

12

Sept 23

Group 9

Students are to have their exhibition installed by 4pm Tuesday of each week. De-installation is to take place on the Thursday of each week. Exhibiting students are to be considerate of the needs of the group using the exhibition space.

 Peer reviews due

13

Oct 7

Group 10

Students are to have their exhibition installed by 4pm Tuesday of each week. De-installation is to take place on the Thursday of each week. Exhibiting students are to be considerate of the needs of the group using the exhibition space.

Project Brief 3 due
Documentation and presentation of work
Assessable task


 

14

Oct 14

Group 11

Students are to have their exhibition installed by 4pm Tuesday of each week. De-installation is to take place on the Thursday of each week. Exhibiting students are to be considerate of the needs of the group using the exhibition space.

Peer reviews due
 

15

Oct 21

Group 12

Students are to have their exhibition installed by 4pm Tuesday of each week. De-installation is to take place on the Thursday of each week. Exhibiting students are to be considerate of the needs of the group using the exhibition space.

 Peer reviews due

16

Oct 28

Assessment preparation and folio presentatio

All documentation is to be submitted

Assessment task 1: Develop, design, install and document an exhibition

Documentation folder
Exhibition

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA.
The completed project must show evidence of:
A demonstrated a knowledge and understanding of course content
A demonstrate concept development
A Demonstrated understanding of materials and design and presentation of technologies appropriate to the work being presented


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A brief history of curating (Documents) Lippard. L (Author), Obrist H.U.Editor JRP/Ringier 2008  

Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space O'Doherty, B.McEvilley T University of California Press; 1 Edition 2000

Thinking about exhibitions Ferguson, B.W. Routledge 1996

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


References


Other Resources

You will be required to have your materials purchased prior to the commencement of the project. Please refer to the materials list provided at enrolment.

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


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Practical tasks, a series of major projects
  • Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Completion of a visual diary and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
  • Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence

Assessment is based on your ability to undertake the following:

  • Handle collection material with care, using safe manual-handling techniques
  • Implement procedures and processes for installing and dismantling exhibitions
  • Install and dismantle physical elements of exhibitions
  • Work cooperatively with others involved in staging exhibitions.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfcatory standard.

You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Assessment task 1: Develop, design, install and document an exhibition

  • Documentation folder
  • Exhibition

Due: week 11 September 25

Assessment task 2: Peer review

You are required to review all student exhibitions presented in Studio 66. Fill out the pro-forma supplied on Blackboard each week for each exhibition. Print all and hand in as hard copy.

Due week 11 September 25

Assessment task 3: Melbourne Art Gallery review

Review an exhibition off campus. Present your review on the pro-forma supplied on Blackboard. Present to class with digital images/powerpoint slideshow.

Due: each Wednesday from week 3-10. Check your allocation on your calendar


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks witht he relevant unitsd of competency. These are available through the Program Manager.

Other Information

Feedback

You will receive verbal and written feedback by your teacher on your work. The feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the enxt stage of developing your projects.

Plagiarism

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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