• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Jacqueline Bradley
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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Sculpture: Bricolage Through Collecting, Collating and Construction with Found Materials (ARTV2806)

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.

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. Competently utilise a range of skills relevant to bricolage in response to Sculpture Workshop projects.
  2. Explore the potential of material/s used in bricolage projects.
  3. Investigate the inventive application of concepts and processes relevant to bricolage.
  4. Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to the sculpture projects.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio 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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Workload

4 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

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV6101 or ARTV6801.

Assumed Knowledge

Students are expected to have an understanding of basic construction techniques and common hand and power tool use.

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

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

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