Exhibition Concepts Homepage

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

Class 12 - Group work focussing on the development and curation of exhibitions

Class Activities


Rianne has selected the following videos which demonstrate different portrait drawing techniques:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ausmNl334U - Girl by Ocean- Realistic Skin Tone Drawing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtrZkJGUVOU - Drawing Upside Down! Jennifer Lawrence portrait video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQk-01-qSTw  - DEXTER Art with BLOOD!! 

Emily has selected the following video by "Attraction" shadow act



*Make a blog post about these videos.

Reminder: next week Rebecca & Thomas will present videos of their choice


Current Assessment Tasks: Unit CULMS008B Conceive, develop & realise exhibition designs

Assessment Task 4 - Graduate Show Invitation Design

Assessment Task 5 - Ghost Signs Online Exhibition Curation & Design


Graduate Show Invitation & Title Design

Last week's ideas:



Today you will work in groups to come up with 3 mock-ups for invitation designs. I will mix up the class so you work with people you may not necessarily sit with or work in other projects with.

Methods: using the ideas generation we worked on last week, mock up an invitation in Photoshop with a title and image, leaving space for the required text & logo. It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to convey a design concept and provide us with something we can discuss with the whole class.

Aims: To have 3 mock-up invitations by the end of class.


Ghost Signs

Your groups have been allocated and now it's time to start selecting items in the archive

Group 1: Celeste, Nick, Gabrielle, Melinda, Keryn

Group 2: Eiwani, Emily, Rebecca, Riane, Ashleigh

Group 3: Tom, Matt, Jennifer, Alisha, Rosemary



Go the the Lewis & Skinner archive (http://www.lewisandskinner.com/) and click on the link for "Browse Collections";

Use the location links or the tag cloud to start searching for items that might be suitable in an exhibition based around a theme or location;

Some ideas might be to choose a part of Melbourne, a company or a type of business to start;

You might want to choose two or three areas to begin searching - some might prove to be more successful than others. If you don't find a lot of information on your choices, you may need to rethink - perhaps your curatorial theme is not about the background history of the items you choose, maybe it's about aesthetics, or some other concept that you can devise.

You can search Trove (http://trove.nla.gov.au/) to see if there are any records or newspaper articles related to your selected items.

Record your research and selected items in a Word document.


Aims: by the end of class you should have made an initial selection of items to research or explore further.


use any remaining time to work on your blogs - upload some images of your work in progress, post links to content you have viewed, you can even post your ideas and research for the current assessment tasks.

Homework / Readings

WORK on your blogs - I want to see lots more content on the blog from everyone - especially your own work!!

DO some investigating for the Ghost Signs Project - whether it is local research, going online, whatever.

THINK about the invitation design in your spare moments.


Past Assessment Tasks 2 & 3: Unit CUVCOR04A Originate concept for own work & conduct critical discourse

Task 2 - Content Management Documentation
Assessment will be completed soon. If you have not yet submitted work, then you must do so as soon as possible.

Task 3 - 3DVAS - the virtual exhibition space
Work should be complete for this project now, and assessment feedback will be emailed soon.




Some curating related links