- Class Number 5624
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Peter Alwast
- Dr Peter Alwast
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
This course involves an exploration of the ways photography, film, and digital visual culture have influenced approaches to painting technically, formally, and conceptually since the invention of photography in the nineteenth century. This studio course is supported by lectures, seminars, and discussion focused on the wide range of ways in which the mediation of visual experience by these technologies has been explored in painting. Higher-level skills, concepts, techniques, and processes are developed in this process. Work 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 the skills to:
- competently utilise a range of higher level painting skills in response to set projects;
- independently explore the potential of painting materials applied to photo and digital imagery and processes;
- experiment with the application of concepts and processes of painting in relation to photo and digital technologies; and
- critically engage with historical and theoretical contexts of painting's engagement with photo-technologies.
The course encourages students to research the historical, theoretical and material frameworks that inform contemporary photo-digital painting beyond provided course information.
Additional Course Costs
Students are responsible for the purchase of their own materials in order to complete the course.
A Painting Workshop Fee of $40- is paid as a one-off access fee for any student enrolled in Painting courses. This covers your access to workshop facilities outside of your specific course hours as well as incidentals used during the course. Even if you are enrolled in more than one Painting course in any semester, you only pay this fee once per semester.
Payment can be made here:
Please bring your own protective clothing, such as painting shirts, disposal gloves, cotton rags. You will also need smaller plastic containers with lids such as empty yogurt etc... containers to store unused paint.
Student contribution amounts under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) and tuition fees support the course described in the Course Outline and include tuition, teaching materials and student access to the workshops for the stated course hours. Students are requested to refer to the School of Art website for information: http://soa.anu.edu.au/required-resources-and-incidental-fees.
Each workshop sources appropriate specialist materials, which are made available to students to facilitate their working effectively, efficiently and safely within our programs. The School of Art is able to supply materials that don’t compromise ANU obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS), and that have been assessed as suitable for each course.
The Material Fee is payable for the School of Art to supply materials that become your physical property. You can choose to pay the Materials Fee and have these materials supplied to you through the School of Art, allowing you to take advantage of the GST-free bulk purchasing power of the ANU. These materials are also WHS compliant.
Students have the choice of acquiring these materials from a supplier other than the School of Art, however students should note that many materials may not be WHS compliant (and therefore are not approved for use in the workshops), or are not available for individuals to purchase because they must be supplied and stored in a particular way in order to meet WHS regulations.
Please refer to the course Wattle Site
https://www.gerhard-richter.com/en/ Interview with Gerhard
Gerhard Richter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExfNJDh4K1g
Achim Hochdörfer, David Joselit with Manuela Ammer, 2016 Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age. Edition. Prestel
Batchen, Geoffrey 1999, Burning with Desire, The Conception of Photography, The MIT Press, Massachusetts
Hoptman Laura, 2015, The Forever Now Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Fergusson, Russell 2005, The Undiscovered Country cat, exhibition presented at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 3 October 2004-16 January 2005.
Schwabsky, B (ed.) Vitamin P2: 2011, New Perspectives in Painting, Phaidon Press Limited, London.
Smith, B, Smith, T, Heathcote C, 1991, Australian Painting 1788-1990, Oxford University Press.
Rugoff, Ralph, Silverman, Kaja, Schwabsky, Barry, Christov-Bakarglev, Carolyn, Herber, Martin 2008, The Painting Of Modern Life, Hayward Publishing, London.
Students will receive individual formative verbal feedback during the studio workshops. Students will also receive verbal feedback from staff and students during group discussions
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Tuesday July 27 Seminar 2-3pm SOA&D Lecture theatre 1.42 and SOA&D Painting Second Year Studio 1.21|
|2||Tuesday August 03 Seminar 2-3pm SOA&D Lecture theatre 1.42 and SOA&D Painting Second Year Studio 1.21|
|3||Tuesday August 10 Seminar 2-3pm SOA&D Lecture theatre 1.42 and SOA&D Painting Second Year Studio 1.21|
|4||Tuesday August 17 Seminar 2-3pm SOA&D Lecture theatre 1.42 and SOA&D Painting Second Year Studio 1.21|
|5||Tuesday August 24 Seminar 2-3pm SOA&D Lecture theatre 1.42 and SOA&D Painting Second Year Studio 1.21|
|6||Tuesday August 31 Group Critiques 2-6pm SOA&D Painting Second Year Studio 1.21|
|7||Tuesday September 21 Group Critiques 2-6pm SOA&D Painting Second Year Studio 1.21|
|8||Tuesday September 28 Studio 2-6pm SOA&D Painting Second Year Studio 1.21|
|9||Tuesday October 05 Studio 2-6pm SOA&D Painting Second Year Studio 1.21|
|10||Tuesday October 12 Studio 2-6pm SOA&D Painting Second Year Studio 1.21|
|11||Tuesday October 19 Studio 2-6pm SOA&D Painting Second Year Studio 1.21|
|12||Tuesday October 26 Studio 2-6pm SOA&D Painting Second Year Studio 1.21|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Visual Diary, Research and participation in group discussion||20 %||05/11/2021||02/12/2021||1,2,3|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Final semester folio and visual diary are assessed during exam week:
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Folio of set studio projects (refer to studio manual on Wattle)
Specific skills and knowledge are as specified in Workshop notes
Utilise a range of skills that investigate the relationship between painting and photo-digital practices
Consistently applies all skills to an exceptionally high level
Consistently applies all skills to a high level
Applies broad range of skills at a competent level
Applies limited range of skills at an adequate level
Technical skills below adequate standard
Explore the potential of paint materials and digital processes
Extended exploration of material potentials
Demonstrates thorough exploration of materials
An attempt is made to explore materials
Evident in work but not articulated and developed
Not evident in work
Recognition of relationship between concept and process apparent in work
Insightful and independent thinking evident in work and articulated in discussion
Clear relationships demonstrated in work and articulated in discussion
Work reveals and can explain to a degree
Evident in work but not articulated
Not evident in work
Engage with historical and theoretical contexts
High level of critical engagement evident in work and/or through discussion
Significant level of critical engagement evident in work and/or through discussion
A competent level of critical awareness evident in work and/or through discussion
Not clearly revealed through work or in discussion
Work shows no research in the field
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Visual Diary, Research and participation in group discussion
Visual Diary and Research/Attendance
Keep an ongoing visual diary which reflects your participation and personal research related to course content and extended painting workshop events such as artist talks, art forum events and other exhibitions research you undertake.
This journal should address the follow criteria:
- Your ability to conduct in-depth and effective contextual research currently relevant to your project, discipline and the broader visual arts.
- You have exhibited a comprehensive knowledge of the technical, historical and/or theoretical context for your work.
- Your ability to reflect upon, evaluate and analyse your engagement with broader developments in visual arts and design.
Analysis of the application of theoretical knowledge and/or practical skills
Critically analyse and evaluate application of theoretical knowledge and practical skills
Analyses and evaluates application of theoretical knowledge and practical skills
Analyses application of theoretical knowledge and practical skills
Attempts to analyse application of theoretical knowledge and practical skills
Journal entries do not analyse how theoretical knowledge or practical skills applied to work
Reflect on independent research
High level of critical reflection clearly identifiable
Significant critical reflection
Attempts to critically reflect
Reflection evident but with minimal critique
No reflection evident
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You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Folio will be available to be picked up after the exam period.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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Contemporary painting, relationship of abstraction and figuration
Dr Peter Alwast