Course Title: Create works of art for public spaces
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: VE 2016
Course Code: VART6227C
Course Title: Create works of art for public spaces
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: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 90
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
In this course you will explore the skills and knowledge required to realise all aspects of a public art project, from initial brief or idea to the actual installation of the work.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVPUA501A Create works of art for public spaces
1. Originate ideas for public art
1.1 Identify and explore a broad range of information relevant to public art
1.2 Critically evaluate findings in the context of own practice and the work of others
1.3 Collaborate with relevant people about public art projects
1.4 Evaluate potential or actual sites and the practical and creative relationships between site and work
1.5 Consider practical and organisational issues associated with public art
1.6 Confirm ideas for public art based on research , reflection and collaboration
2. Articulate and present project ideas.
2.1 Explore and experiment with a broad range of advanced techniques and materials, tools and equipment to achieve different effects
2.2 Take account of safety and sustainability considerations associated with the use of different techniques and media
2.3 Research, adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches with consideration of intellectual property requirements
3. Plan and document work in response to the site and the brief
3.1 Assess specific resource requirements that arise from the use of techniques and experimental approaches
3.2 Research and evaluate costs and other constraints that may impact on work
3.3 Research and access sources of supply
3.4 Organise and maintain resources according to safety and other workplace or project requirements
4. Create the public artwork
4.1 Realise public artwork using techniques and media selected from research and experimentation
4.2 Evaluate and respond to the potential for change as work progresses
4.3 Develop own ways of working to create individual style
4.4 Identify and resolve technical problems in projects based on developing expertise
4.5 Establish and follow safe work practices throughout the production of the public artwork
5. Finalise the public art project
5.1 Regularly review work in progress in the context of personal, professional and artistic objectives
5.2 Identify and respond to opportunities for refinement and re-thinking
5.3 Evaluate the work process in terms of its efficiency and effectiveness
5.4 Evaluate finished work in terms of its coherence with the project concept , technical resolution and suitability for intended purpose
On successful completion of the 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:
• 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.
|1||Introduction to unit:|
• Learning outcomes
• assessment criteria
• course requirements
• studio clean-up process
• introduction to project briefs
• Presentation on artists
What is public art?
Ready for Action task 1 – Exploring Material Briefing
|Ready for Action: Task 1
In small groups using the provided material…engage in public space. As a group you must decide on how to use your material, find an appropriate location to temporarily install the work…document your process with photos and create a photos story that captures your intention and the outcome.
|2||Sanctioned Public Art:|
|Write a critique of the space, briefly outline why you liked/disliked it. (Visual diary)||1/3|
|3||Unsanctioned Public Art:Ready for Action task 1 – Group Work||Select a work you stumble across, try to identify the artist, comment on why you selected that work. (Visual diary)||2/3|
|4||Public Art online resources –
ACMI 15 seconds – Upload Ready for Action Task 1 compilation.
Ready for Action task 1 – Presentations
ACMI 15 Seconds Place Upload.
|5||Ready for Action task 1 – Presentations||Presentations.||2/3|
Performance art…relational aesthetics
Ready for action Task 2: Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Project Brief
|Identify a practicing public artist you like and be prepared to present on their practice.||2/3|
|7||A Portrait Gallery Outside…Skypetrait
|Ready for action Task 2: Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Site analysis/Responding to space||2/3|
Environmental art in the urban context
|Ready for action Task 2: Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Group Work|
|Mid Semester Break|
|9||The corporate condition of public space||
Ready for action Task 2: Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Group Work - Presentations
Practice Notes: Site Analyses
Ready for action Task 2: Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Presentations
Over head projectors …torches…exploring projection
Gertrude Street Projection Festival - briefing and site analysis
|GSPF – Site Analysis||2/3/4|
|12||GSPF – Concept Development||2/3/4|
|13||GSPF – Concept Development||2/3/4|
|14||GSPF – Curatorial Critique of projections||Concept presentation||2/3/4/5|
|15||GSPF – Curatorial Critique of projections||Concept presentation||2/3/4/5|
|16||Assessment Preparation||Assessment folio should include:|
Ready for Action: Task 1 Documentation
Ready for Action: Task 2 Documentation
GPF Brief: Site analysis/Concept/Imagery
• Sanctioned/Unsanctioned Art work
• Presentations: Images and notes
Forbat, S. 2009 40 years : Kaldor public art projects NSW, Botany.
Hogg, G & Sharp, K. (eds) 2011, Outer site : the intercultural projects of RMIT art in public space with a foreword by Lucy Lippard, Balnarring, Vic. : McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books.
Frayling C, Charity R & O’Reilly L 2005 Re views : artists and public space. London, UK : Black Dog Books.
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
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.
1. Assessment title: Presenting sanctioned/unsanctioned works
Description: Present documentation of public art sanctioned/unsanctioned (15 Seconds place)
2. Assessment title: Ready for Action – Task 2: Exploring Relational Aesthetics
Description: Present Task 2: powerpoint presentation; A3 presentation detailing ideas and documentation
3. Assessment title: GSPF: Concept Presentation
Description: Present concept for GSPF
4. Assessment title: Folio:
Description: Site analyses/Concepts/
Ready for Action 1/2 Documentation
Field trip reports: images/notes, critique of works
5. Visual Diary:
Description: Your visual diary should be a living document that provides insights to you influences, your ideas and how they impact your practice.
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).
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