• 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, Creative Arts, Design
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rebecca Mayo
    • Katrina Sluis
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
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See https://www.anu.edu.au/covid-19-advice. This course includes on campus/in person activities that cannot be adjusted for remote participants.

Workshop Atelier is a special topic-based course that takes the form of a studio-based workshop led by a specialist practitioner or practitioners in the visual arts. It provides the opportunity for students to undertake interdisciplinary study in a focused area of studio practice under the tutelage of a leader in the field. Workshop Atelier aims to utilise the skills of visiting artists to the School of Art, or to tap the specific skills of existing staff, in projects designed to expand the technical and conceptual skills of students that can then be applied and developed in their own studio discipline.

This course may be delivered as a semester length course or offered as an intensive.

This course is repeatable for credit, up to a maximum of 24 units, and if repeated must be repeated with a different topic each time.

In Semester 1, 2023 we are offering TWO different Workshop Atelier projects: Photoaccess R & D Lab AND Print and Space. Each project is described below.

Photoaccess R & D Lab is an experimental “think tank” where students will be working in collaboration with staff at Photoaccess, Canberra’s leading centre for contemporary art, photography and the moving image, to deliver a public-facing project for their 2023 programme. 

The Lab will explore the expanded field of 21st century image-making (from AI to drones, selfies and social media) and consider how cultural organisations, artists and the public can come together to explore and question contemporary image culture. The final outcomes of the Lab will be determined by participants in dialogue with Photoaccess, and can include the production of new works, discursive events, and institutional interventions. In addition to deepening your understanding of your own creative practice, the project offers the opportunity to acquire skills in public programming, creative project management and experience working with curators in public cultural institutions. The project will be suitable for students in visual arts, design, communications, art history and curatorship.

Print and Space focusses on the central role of print and printmaking within contemporary art practice. The materiality, history and logic of print will be explored through a series of guided and self-directed projects. Students will consider how print and printed matter populate and mediate both digital and physical space and how these strategies can be employed effectively within art, craft and design.

Drawing on and further developing existing printing skills students will extend their critical knowledge alongside their practical skills. This course offers students the opportunity to develop a body of work which combines skills and material investigations across more than one discipline exploring the potential of print and spatial practice. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of techniques, processes and concepts taught as part of the course;
  2. synthesise new techniques and concepts with their established studio-based skills; and
  3. show awareness of historical and theoretical contexts relevant to the course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Documentation (20) [LO 1,2,3]

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Semester length delivery

130 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.

Intensive delivery

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 40 hours of contact: lectures and tutorials, delivered intensively; and

b) 90 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed at least ONE of the following courses: ARTV1703, ARTV1704, ARTV1705, ARTV1902, ARTV2707, ARTV2727, ARTV2723, ARTV2315.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable

Assumed Knowledge

For topic Print & Space you are required to have some basic knowledge of visual arts processes such as drawing, painting, photography, assemblage, installation or video would be an advantage. Recommended courses ARTV1020, ARTV1021, or any visual art or design courses offered by the ANU School of Art & Design.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5100
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
PhotoAccess R&D Lab
4440 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person View
Print & Space
4543 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person View

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