- Code ARTV6820
- 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, Museums and Collections, Creative Arts, Arts
This course introduces students to installation as a conceptual framework for making and display and explores contemporary artistic methods for responding to and intervening in existing sites and creating new spaces. This involves finding ways to respond to how spaces are used and formed by humans and non-humans, their ecologies, atmospheres, architecture, histories, relational dynamics and functions. Spatial practice involves taking action, and sometimes making actions that are already taking place visible. It often involves both conceptual and intuitive approaches, using media that are most conducive to the project. Site responsive projects are ubiquitous in biennials and other contemporary art exhibitions around the world, and in developing their own projects, students will examine the genealogy of art practice that current approaches have developed from and consider new directions.
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:
- use, create and discuss spatial and architectural methods for engaging with spaces and places in contemporary art practice;
- realise, document and present artworks that critically engage with their context;
- conduct research into spatial art practices and related discourses and apply findings to creative production; and
- analyse and substantiate artistic outcomes with research and rationale.
Other InformationSchool of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
Indicative AssessmentContextualising research (20%) Learning Outcomes 1,3,4
Critical reflection, 1000 words (10%) Learning Outcomes 1,3,4
Project and developmental work made in response to a specific context (70%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Assessment will be based on the Rubric for this course. Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide formative feedback on work in progress.
The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent student research, studio production, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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:
- 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.
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.