Course Title: Exhibition practice III

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: VART5831

Course Title: Exhibition practice III

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6073 - Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Coordinator: Peter Westwood

Phone: 9925 4025


Nominal Hours: 10

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

Exhibition Practice II

Course Description

This course provides the student with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to evaluate, select and present his or her own original artworks for exhibition.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

5362H Exhibition practice III

Learning Outcomes

1. Initiate a display or exhibition of their own artworks
2. Evaluate, select and safely exhibit original artworks
3. Conduct and appraise the exhibition

Details of Learning Activities

In the first weeks of the Program and in negotiation with supervising academic staff students will develop an initial Project Proposal document. The Project document will foreshadow research paths to be undertaken by the student and will be formally reviewed by the student and supervising academic staff midway through the Semester. Through the course of the Semester the Project document will be formed to infer areas of proposed conceptual investigation, practice based enquires and will scope and link all studio based Courses and activities undertaken by the student. Research, reflections, and appropriate notes resulting from access to Theory Courses will also be developed within the Project document.

Exhibition Practice will reflect the investigation developed within the each student’s individual Project document. Idea development related to the installation and exhibition of visual art works will be developed through individual tutorials.

All students will be required to undertake trial installations during the semester. This will occur under the guidance of academic staff with expertise in the field of installation, developing an understanding in the student of the role of installation both conceptually and visually.

Students may be required to help plan and assist with installations and exhibitions developed by visiting international artists involved in the School of Art Artist in Residence Program (AIRP).

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 to 17:
• Individual tutorial advice regarding installation and exhibition practices, including individual times when students are required to develop and undertake a site-specific installation.
• Where required assisting international visiting artists with exhibition development.

Week 18: Assessment of installation of student work.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Not applicable

Overview of Assessment

Formative and holistic assessment with successfully presented exhibition.
In relation to a negotiated and extensively developed project proposal, students will: initiate and develop a substantial exhibition project; evaluate, select and safely exhibit original artworks; conduct and appraise the exhibition project.

Assessment Tasks

Students will present a substantial and resolved body of work (folio), informed by the research undertaken within the Project document, demonstrating through installation an informed and thoughtful approach to exhibition practice. Assessment will be conducted by a panel of Academic staff, in turn providing a written response to the student relating to the overall folio presentation. The written response from the Assessment panel will reflect on the intrinsic nature of the folio in relation to all areas of studio practice, installation and exhibition practice, in turn reflecting the conceptual investigation and research undertaken within the Project document.

Students are required to present a report of the time assisting international visiting artists with exhibition development and installation.

Students are also required to present professionally documented evidence of any individual installations undertaken during the semester.

Assessment Matrix

Not applicable

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