- Code ARTV2806
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Visual Arts
- Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
This course introduces students to the viability of found elements for the purposes of sculptural assemblage. Bricolage draws on assemblage and collage techniques and although often dismissed as junk art it has been part of Dada, Fluxus, Arte Povera and Post Modern dialogues. Bricolage can repurpose materials and create meaning bringing new perspectives and subversions to critique conventional contexts.
Students will use basic hand tools and small power tools to produce a body of small works with particular emphasis on the material relationship between components and constructing narratives. Students will keep visual and technical diaries and studio theory aims to develop critical and evaluative skills to interpret and understand artworks within a contemporary and historical context. Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) instruction is an integral part of this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Competently utilise a range of skills relevant to bricolage in response to Sculpture Workshop projects.
- Explore the potential of material/s used in bricolage projects.
- Investigate the inventive application of concepts and processes relevant to bricolage.
- Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to the sculpture projects.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work and visual diaries (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Documentation and critique (10%) Learning Outcomes 2, 4
Studio Theory (10%) Learning Outcomes 2, 4
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Workload4 hours per week of lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice for 13 weeks. Students are expected to dedicate a further 6 hours to independent studio practice each teaching week of the semester. Total 130 hours.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeStudents are expected to have an understanding of basic construction techniques and common hand and power tool use.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3752||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|