- Code ARTV6801
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Visual Arts
- Areas of interest Visual Arts
Bricolage provides graduate students with an introduction to working with found objects to create sculptural assemblage. This course introduces students to the material properties of found objects and to the possibilities presented by them within art practice. A variety of forming methods are introduced and formal, material, process and conceptual issues are addressed. Bricolage can re-purpose 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 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:
- Exploit the characteristics of bricolage materials and processes in an individual and conceptually developed way;
- Demonstrate sophisticated analysis and exploration of bricolage materials and processes to develop resolved work;
- Show critical awareness of historical and theoretical contexts relevant to their individual projects; and
- Apply critical, analytical and self-reflective practice.
Indicative AssessmentStudy Plan, 800-1000 words (10%) Learning Outcomes 2,3
Portfolio of studio work (70%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Detailed studio journal including 1000 word written reflection (20%) Learning Outcomes 2,3,4
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeStudents are expected to have some understanding of basic construction and use of tools.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4150||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person||N/A|