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Subject: EXC - Exhibition Concepts - 2013

Course: Diploma of Visual Art (21885VIC_13)

College of Arts, Victoria University

Teacher Name: Lisa Cianci | email: lisa.cianci@vu.edu.au
Course Coordinator & Education Manager: Alan Morgans | email: alan.morgans@vu.edu.au
College of Arts Office: City Flinders - Tel: 9919 1517

Class Website - http://lisacianci.vucreativeindustries.com/2013/EXC


Subject / Unit Guide 2013

Units of Competency:

CUVCOR04A Originate concept for own work & conduct critical discourse

Unit Description:

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate the concept and conduct critical discourse about the concept for own work. The concept encompasses ideas, form and context for the work. The unit includes the need for research and analysis of ideas and references, plus the creation of innovative concepts. It also includes a requirement for critical and informed discourse with others about one's own work.

Application of the Unit:

Artists and designers create art to communicate and design ideas, thoughts, or feelings and to plan, analyse, and create visual solutions to communications problems.

The application of this unit in the workplace sees an individual artist or designer originating concepts for their own creative and professional development and developing the ability to conduct critical discourse on their own work and that of others.

Assessment Overview:

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The following evidence is critical to the judgement of competence in this unit:

  • development of the concept through a process of selecting and critically analysing source material, then synthesising and refining the concept for own work
  • effective participation in a critical discourse about the concept for own work which shows a command of relevant references, terminologies and ideas

CULMS008B Conceive, develop & realise exhibition designs

Unit Description:

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake the complete exhibition design process, from initial conception of ideas to the final realisation of the design. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Application of the Unit:

This unit brings together the wide range of highly-developed creative, technical and business skills required by an exhibition designer operating autonomously in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders. This unit goes beyond the skills normally required by an individual creative practitioner to exhibit his or her own work.
The unit has strong links to a wide range of other units dealing with specific creative, technical and business skills. This unit is focused on physical exhibition design.

Assessment Overview:

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • development and realisation of creative exhibition design concepts which assist in the realisation of the overall exhibition concept and which address operational requirements and constraints
  • effective communication, negotiation and project management skills to facilitate the design process
  • research skills, including creative interpretation and adaptation of design concepts.

 


Subject Information

Delivery methods:

This Subject will be delivered through a variety of methods: Demonstration of technical exercises, Presentation of online content, class discussion, projects and activity, reflective and analytical writing exercises, problem-based learning as an individual and as a group developing an exhibition context, off-campus gallery visits, guest speakers and group collaboration and participation in projects.

Total Unit Hours: 72 hrs

Class Time: 72 hrs

Activity: NA

 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task

Weighting (%)

1. Visual Journal/Blog 25%

2. Managing & Documenting Creative Content

15%

3. Virtual Exhibition

20%

4. Graduate Exhibition invitation 10%

5. Ghost Signs Online Exhibition Curation & Design

30%

 

Assessment Methods:

  • Direct observation of class activities and project work
  • Oral questioning and/or discussion
  • Written reports presentations developed for the Blog, the Virtual Exhibition, the Management and Documentation of Creative Content project and Exhibition development project
  • Review of artworks and digital creative content presented in class

 

Assessment Rules

This Subject is assessed on an ongoing basis via a variety of tasks and activities. If you do not submit adequate work by due dates you will not be able to complete the Units of Competency.

For the policy which you will be assessed with please refer to the Assessment Policy section of your Creative Industries student handbook or the online copy of the Assessment Policy:

http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/studentva/Assessment.cfm

 

Attendance & Participation

Failure to attend and participate in the scheduled sessions in this unit of study will seriously jeopardise your chances of a successful outcome. Students are strongly encouraged to keep in touch with their teachers and education managers if experiencing any difficulties in this regard.

 

Resources Required

Access to computer, Internet connection and software for for email, digital imaging, document production and web access via browser software. Access to a digital camera where necessary (mobile phone camera may be used, or digital cameras may be borrowed from the Library if you don't have one).

Portable USB stick or Hard Disk Drive (minimum 10GB recommended)

 


Units Elements & Performance Criteria

Each unit is broken down into elements and performance criteria.  The element is the topic for the unit and the performance criteria is content being delivered and assessed. The assessment of individual performance criteria is embedded in a number of holistic assessment instruments.

CUVCOR04A Originate concept for own work & conduct critical discourse

Element/Learning outcome

Performance Criteria

1. Research concept ideas

1.1. Identify and source references which may inform concept development

1.2. Critically analyse sources and references in the context of current work

1.3. Collect, collate and analyse references to inform concept development

2. Generate concept

2.1. Develop a range of different, innovative and creative approaches for the concept based on the nature of own artistic practice

2.2. Reflect on and integrate ideas generated from research

2.3. Consider possible constraints for the concept, based on nature and purpose of work

2.4. Continuously reflect on and appraise ideas for the concept

2.5. Synthesise and refine concept based on research, reflection and relevant constraints

3. Conduct critical discourse

3.1. Identify relevant individuals to participate in critical discourse about work concepts

3.2. Identify potential ways in which discourse may be undertaken, and select the most appropriate

3.3. Provide key information on work concepts and concept development including influences, evaluation of options and problem-solving strategies

3.4. Use effective communication techniques to generate discussion, debate and critical analysis of the concept

4. Adjust and refine concept

4.1. Undertake own analysis of concept and challenge ideas and approaches taken

4.2. Seek input and comments from others about the concept

4.3. Re-evaluate and refine options for the concept based on own analysis and critical discourse with others

CULMS008B Conceive, develop & realise exhibition designs

Element/Learning outcome

Performance Criteria

1. Interpret the brief

1.1 Analyse the brief to determine overall exhibition concepts

1.2 Participate in preliminary concept meetings with appropriate personnel to discuss exhibition requirements

1.3 Identify all relevant factors which may determine and affect the design

1.4 Discuss and agree upon the role of the designer in the overall exhibition development

2. Conduct and evaluate research

2.1 Assess the material to be exhibited in relation to the development of the design

2.2 Identify and source references which may inform the design process

2.3 Critically analyse sources and references in the context of the current design project

2.4 Consider the impacts and potential of new and emerging technologies to inform the design

2.5 Collect, collate and adapt materials to develop initial design concepts

3. Generate and assess ideas

3.1 Generate a range of ideas for the design which respond sympathetically to the brief and provide creative solutions to technical issues

3.2 Discuss ideas and collaborate with relevant personnel to ensure contribution of ideas to the initial concept

3.3 Continuously reflect on and appraise ideas for implications on cost and time, technical feasibility, and suitability to meet the brief

4. Develop and document the
design

4.1 Hold ongoing discussions with relevant personnel so that additional or changed requirements and new ideas are considered and incorporated during the development of the design

4.2 Ensure that agreement is reached with relevant personnel in relation to consistent artistic interpretation

4.3 Evaluate initial concepts and select the most appropriate approach, giving consideration to budget, research findings and ongoing reflection/discussion

4.4 Develop the exhibition designs from the initial concepts ensuring:

4.4.1 consistency with the exhibition concept
4.4.2 collection needs are taken into account
4.4.3 research findings are incorporated
4.4.4 ideas are technically feasible and demonstrate awareness of parameters and resource constraints
4.4.5 ideas demonstrate effective use of materials
4.4.6 integration of universal access principles

4.5 Organise or undertake testing and experimentation with selected exhibition design

4.6 Develop accurate records of the design, including all relevant information

5. Communicate design ideas and make amendments

5.1 Present draft exhibition plans and specifications to relevant colleagues in an appropriate format

5.2 Participate in the initial and ongoing evaluation of the presented designs

5.3 Negotiate and agree to modifications to the design and undertake any necessary amendments

5.4 Agree to the final designs and produce accurate and comprehensive documentation to support implementation

5.5 Present final designs, plans and specifications to all relevant personnel and confirm that all production requirements have been met

6. Liaise with others to
implement exhibition construction

6.1 Liaise with relevant personnel to ensure that all exhibition production, occupational and public health and safety legislative requirements are met, quality standards are adhered to and work is undertaken within item, budget and technical constraints

6.2 Participate in ongoing production meetings and evaluation of the exhibition design

6.3 Ensure that any design modifications are agreed, noted and acted upon

6.4 Inform relevant personnel of design changes

6.5 Update any required documentation and record and file according to organisational requirements

 

 

Units Required Knowledge & Skills

CUVCOR04A Originate concept for own work & conduct critical discourse

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Essential knowledge & skills

  • a wide range of sources of information pertaining to the development of the concept
  • in-depth appropriate communication methods to encourage critical discourse about the concept for own work
  • the theoretical and philosophical context for concept development
  • other artists/designers/curators/arts administrators and their development of concepts for their own work
  • thorough knowledge of the elements and principles of design and how they may be used in the development of the concept for own work
  • copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues and legislation which assist the development and
    critical discourse of the concept for own work
  • literacy skills sufficient to research and evaluate a wide range of source materials for the development of
    the concept for own work
  • literacy skills sufficient to conduct a critical discourse about the concept for own work

CULMS008B Conceive, develop & realise exhibition designs

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Essential knowledge

  • role of exhibition design within the overall exhibition development process
  • exhibition scheduling process and its interrelationship with the design process
  • role of the exhibition designer, how this may differ depending upon the exhibition, and relationships with other designers and personnel
  • relationship between different design elements within an exhibition
  • copyright, moral rights and intellectual property legislation in relation to exhibition design
  • cultural protocols to be observed in the design process, including those relevant to the exhibition of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander material
  • ethical standards and protocols for designers working in exhibitions including, principles of universal access
  • formal principles and elements of design and their relevance to exhibition design
  • sources and availability of materials and equipment used for exhibition design and construction
  • appropriate materials to use with different collection items and impact of those materials
  • costing and budgeting techniques for exhibition design
  • communication, negotiation, presentation and project management techniques as they apply to the design process

Essential skills

  • communication, negotiation and leadership skills to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders on complex design issues and challenges
  • creative and critical thinking skills to explore, develop, test and challenge design ideas and concepts
  • planning and organisational skills to integrate a wide range of conceptual, operational and business factors to realise design implementation
  • problem-solving skills to pro-actively interrogate the quality and effectiveness of ideas and designs, and to develop creative solutions to complex challenges
  • research skills to determine appropriate source and critically evaluate and adapt information to exhibition design
  • literacy skills to analyse and communicate information dealing with complex concepts
  • numeracy skills to work with budgets, including estimating and adjusting costs.

 

Employability Skills

The following employability skills are embedded in the delivery and assessment of this Subject (units of study):

Communication – Students are engaged in group activities including project development, critical analysis, presentations and individual discussion of ongoing project work.

Team Work – Group projects including production activities, tutorials and exhibition development.

Problem Solving - Responding to conceptual and technical problems within project development and tutorial discussions.

Initiative and Enterprise – Responding to development trends in contemporary art.

Planning and Organising – Team and individual development activities involving content management and project management.

Self-management – Developing independent learning skills in a project management environment.

Learning, and Technology – The unit involves the use of industry standard software with ongoing discussion of new, technology developments, techniques and styles.
Specific information on this unit can be obtained at:

http://employabilityskills.training.com.au/

 


Recognition of Prior Learning

Students who believe that they have already gained the skills and knowledge contained in this unit either by previous work experience and/or formal study should apply to be assessed via the RPL process.  Details of how to apply can be found on the VU website at

http://www.vu.edu.au/search/vu/Advanced%20standing

It is important to note that applications for RPL should be lodged at the earliest possible time to ensure that the application is processed within the appropriate timeframe.

 


Weekly Schedule: EXC Semester 1

 

Class

Date

 

Topic

Content

Activity/Assessment
(see weekly class notes for details)

1

14/2

Introduction to Exhibition Concepts About the Subject, Assessment Tasks
Activity: Each class member speak for 30 seconds on what their creative practice is and the direction they are aiming for in the future.
Begin Wordpress blog
watch: Laurie Anderson - Oh Superman, Walking and Falling (1982) & Superflex - Burning Car (2008)
AT1 begins (blog journal)

2

21/2 Reflective Practice Methods for developing self-reflective processes in creative practice. Where does creativity come from? Watch Everything is a Remix, read content from Steven Johnson's book - Where Good Ideas Come From, discuss "commonplace books", the slow hunch, etc.
watch: Kirby Ferguson - Everything is a Remix (2010)
 

3

28/2 Artistic Research

What is Artistic Research? What is the iterative cycle of creative research & practice? How can we apply practice-led research methods to our own creative practices? How does Exhibition factor into the creative cycle? Why is it important?
watch: Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (2012)

AT1 assess blog layout

4

7/3 Managing Creative Content

Artists and the Archive. How do artists engage with the archive as a basis for making art, and as a means of keeping art? Duchamp, Fluxus, Calle, Hiller, Jones, Kabokov, Le Guenec.
Examine ways to create an online profile as an artist using methods & web technologies to both promote creative work and preserve it.
Make a plan for your creative content archive.
watch: Carl Michael Von Hausswolff - Hashima (2010)
Sharon Lockhart - Lunch Break (2009)

AT2 start (managing & documenting creative content)

5

14/3 Managing Creative Content / Digital Curation

Future-Proofing for Artists - elements that can assist in future proofing creative content - what can we do as artists with minimal resources? Future considerations - who would you give your passwords to?
Variable Media - what is it? how do we deal with preservation issues relating to creative content that may be ephemeral, temporal, or virtual? Discuss methods of keeping and destruction in contemporary art
watch: Salvador Dali - A Soft Self Portrait (1967)

AT3 start (virtual exhibition)

6

21/3 Digital / Virtual Curation What is Digital / Virtual curation? Explore curation practices with a focus on how technology can be used to curate many types of creative content presentations.
Decide what your exhibition theme and content might be.
watch: Tracy Emin - Collected Shorts (1995 - 1998)
 

7

28/3 Virtual Exhibition

Planning for a virtual exhibition - the technology and the content. Developing the virtual exhibition. Getting all the content and promotional content ready.
Review the content and theme of the virtual exhibition. What additional material is required to launch it, promote it etc?
watch: a selection from Fluxfilm Anthology (1962 - 1970)

 


mid-term break  29/3 - 14/4

8

18/4 Virtual Exhibition Putting it all together in the online environment
assembling the virtual exhibition and presentation to the class and external audiences.
watch: Hans Richter - Ghosts before Breakfast (1927) & Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947)
AT3 assessment


ANZAC Day 25/4

9

2/5 Exhibition Logistics and Ethics

Overview of Exhibition Logistics issues & ethics. Look at how artists deal with exhibition development focusing on the logistics of complex and experimental exhibitions and the ethics that may be involved. Do you have complex and variable work that requires particular considerations for exhibition? Are there different contexts for exhibiting your work? 
watch: student selection TBA

AT2 assessment

AT4 start (exhibition development & Ghost Signs project)

10

9/5 Exhibition Logistics and Ethics Examine selection processes for curating an exhibition. what ethical issues may arise from dealing with a range of content and material types? social, ethnic, legal, ownership, privacy etc.
watch: student selection TBA
 

11

16/5 Exhibition Logistics and Ethics

Group work focussing on the development and curation of an exhibition (Ghost Signs)
watch: student selection TBA

 

12

23/5 Exhibition Curation and Development Group work focussing on the development and curation of an exhibition (Ghost Signs).
watch: student selection TBA
 

13

30/5 Exhibition Curation and Development

Group work focussing on the development and curation of an exhibition (Ghost Signs).
watch: student selection TBA

 

14

6/6 Exhibition Realisation Project work - completing content for 2nd year exhibition & Ghost Signs
watch: student selection TBA
 

15

13/6 Exhibition Realisation

Project work - completing content for 2nd year exhibition & Ghost Signs
watch: student selection TBA

 

16

20/6 Exhibition Realisation Critical reflection: analysis and assessment of elements relating to 2nd year exhibition
watch: student selection TBA
AT4 assess (2nd year exhibition)

17

27/6 Project Work Work on assessment tasks (Ghost Signs & blog)
watch: student selection TBA
AT1 assess blog content

18

4/7 Project Work Completion and presentation of assessment tasks AT4 assess (Ghost Signs)

 


 

Student Agreement 


Please complete both parts and tear off Part B. 
Part A
is to be kept by the Student and Part B is to be kept in the Student's file


Part A - Student to keep with this document

STUDENT:

 

STUDENT ID #

COURSE:

Diploma of Visual Art

COURSE CODE: 21885VIC_13

SEMESTER:

1

I confirm that I fully understand the 2013 EXC Exhibition Concepts Subject & Unit Outline.   I have read and understand and am in agreement with the University policies and procedures accessible on the University website and printed in the student handbook.

Fees, Census dates, student support services, RPL & Credit Transfer procedures have been discussed and are understood.

I understand that I can view and print a copy of the complete course including units, subjects, hours and assessment from the website at: http://lisacianci.vucreativeindustries.com/2013/EXC and the Student Assessment and Progression Policy at http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/studentva/Assessment.cfm.

Student Name: (please print)

 

Signature:

 

Date:

 

College of Arts, Victoria University

Teacher Name: (please print)

 Lisa Cianci

Signature:

 

Date:

 

 

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Part B- Teacher to remove and keep in Student's file

STUDENT:

 

STUDENT ID #

COURSE:

Diploma of Visual Art

COURSE CODE: 21885VIC_13

SEMESTER:

1

I confirm that I fully understand the 2013 EXC Exhibition Concepts Subject & Unit Outline.   I have read and understand and am in agreement with the University policies and procedures accessible on the University website and printed in the student handbook.

Fees, Census dates, student support services, RPL & Credit Transfer procedures have been discussed and are understood.

I understand that I can view and print a copy of the complete course including units, subjects, hours and assessment from the website at:http://lisacianci.vucreativeindustries.com/2013/EXC and the Student Assessment and Progression Policy at http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/studentva/Assessment.cfm.

Student Name: (please print)

 

Signature:

 

Date:

 

College of Arts, Victoria University

Teacher Name: (please print)

 Lisa Cianci

Signature:

 

Date: