CQUniversity Unit Profile
CART13010 Visual Arts Studio: Exhibition Protocols and Procedures.
Visual Arts Studio: Exhibition Protocols and Procedures.
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General Information

Overview

In this unit you will prepare your artwork for display and present it to the public in an individual or group exhibition. You will use and adapt standard exhibition protocols as they might apply to a range of exhibition contexts, whilst engaging with the key processes that enable the development of successful and professional exhibitions. You will also consider the effects that various exhibition venues have on the reading of your artwork.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: CART12009 Visual Arts and Society: Ideology, Identity and Contemporary Visual Art Practices AND CART12010 Visual Arts Studio: Using and Abusing Conventions

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2020

Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 15%
2. Project (applied)
Weighting: 60%
3. Reflective Practice Assignment
Weighting: 25%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Use appropriate display solutions to exhibit your artwork in a professional context
  2. Prepare written material to support the display of your work and to enable professional contact with exhibition venues
  3. Identify exhibition venues that are best aligned to your artwork
  4. Reflect on the success of your exhibition practices.

Not Applicable.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 15%
2 - Project (applied) - 60%
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 25%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 15%
2 - Project (applied) - 60%
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 25%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

No referencing style set.

Teaching Contacts
Patrick Connor Unit Coordinator
p.connor@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 - Exhibition Venues. Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

  • Types of galleries and exhibition venues.
  • Alignment of your work to a gallery or venue.
  • The value of an exhibition practice journal.

Chapter

Please prepare for your tutorial by first engaging with the Week 1 learning resources.


Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Types of galleries and exhibition venues.
  • What spaces will you target and use?
  • How will you journal your exhibition experience?
Week 2 - Approaching a Gallery. Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

  • Approaching a gallery: dos and don'ts. 
  • Letter of introduction; the email pitch.

Chapter

Please prepare for your tutorial by first engaging with the Week 2 learning resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Approaching a gallery: dos and don'ts.
  • What is an appropriate writing style and approach?
Week 3 - Exhibition Curation. Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

  • What is exhibition curation?
  • How to design and curate an exhibition.

Chapter

Please prepare for your tutorial by first engaging with the Week 3 learning resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • How to design and curate an exhibition.
  • Describe an exhibition experience that you enjoyed and explain why you liked it?
Week 4 - Virtual Exhibitions. Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

  • Types of virtual exhibitions.
  • Alignment of virtual exhibitions to your own work.

Chapter

Please prepare for your tutorial by first engaging with the Week 4 learning resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Types of virtual exhibitions.
  • What types of virtual exhibitions will you target and use?
Week 5 - Display of 2D works. Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

  • Common practices for displaying 2-Dimensional works.
  • Practical workshop: Preparing a work on paper for exhibition and sale.

Chapter

Please prepare for your tutorial by first engaging with the Week 5 learning resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Common practices for displaying 2-Dimensional works.
  • Practical workshop: Preparing a work on paper for exhibition and sale.
Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 - Display of Multi-media and 3D works. Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

  • How has digital media transformed exhibition environments?
  • Festivals, public art, public spaces and 24/7 exhibitions.

Chapter

Please prepare for your tutorial by first engaging with the Week 6 learning resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • What happened to the plinth: How has digital media transformed the exhibition environment?
  • Festivals, Public art, public spaces and 24/7 exhibitions.
Week 7 - Wall Labels, Didactic and Written Materials. Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

  • Exhibition standards: wall labels and signage for visual art exhibitions.
  • Do's and don'ts of wall labels and didactic panels.

Chapter

Please prepare for your tutorial by first engaging with the Week 7 learning resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Exhibition standards: labeling for visual art exhibitions.
  • Do's and don'ts of wall labels and didactic panels.
Week 8 - Exhibition Checklist and Planning. Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

  • Exhibition checklists.
  • Preparing for an install: list of tools and resources, scale models and plans.
  • Trouble-shooting and problem solving.

Chapter

Please prepare for your tutorial by first engaging with the Week 8 learning resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Exhibition checklists: Why are they all different?
  • Install preparation and troubleshooting.
Week 9 - Photographing your Artwork. Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

  • Photographing your exhibition.
  • Photographing your 2 - Dimensional work.
  • Photographing your 3 - Dimensional work.

Chapter

Please prepare for your tutorial by first engaging with the Week 9 learning resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Photographing your work - tips to get the best results on a budget.

Written Assessment: Letter of Introduction, Exhibition Wall Labels and Venue Identification. Due: Week 9 Friday (18 Sept 2020) 11:45 am AEST
Week 10 - Exhibition Workshop and Install. Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

  • Collaborate with other artists to maximise the success of the exhibition design/presentation.
  • Install your work.

Chapter

Please prepare for your tutorial by first engaging with the Week 10 learning resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Install your exhibition display. (virtual or real)
  • Work professionally with others.
Week 11- Exhibition Reflection. Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

  • Exhibition Reflection: What worked well?
  • Exhibition Reflection: What may have worked better?
  • Take notes and collate feedback to support development of Assessment 3 - Reflective Practice Assignment (25% weighting).

Chapter

Please prepare for your tutorial by first engaging with the Week 11 learning resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

After reflecting on your intentions and after receiving feedback from an audience, discuss what you have learnt from this exhibition experience. Document your findings.


Exhibition Practice and Outcome. Due: Week 11 Friday (2 Oct 2020) 4:00 pm AEST
Week 12 - Reflective Practice Essay. Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

  • Consolidate critical reflection.
  • Assessment 3 - Reflective Practice Assignment (25% weighting).

Chapter

Review your exhibition feedback, critical reflection notes and exhibition journal.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Consolidate critical reflection.

Week 13 - Submit Reflective Practice Essay. Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

  • Complete and submit Assessment 3 - Reflective Practice Assignment (25% weighting).

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Reflective Practice Essay. Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment: Letter of Introduction, Exhibition Wall Labels and Venue Identification.

Task Description

Task Description

This written assessment includes four written items. The written items are as follows:

1. A letter introducing yourself as an emerging artist to the administrators of an exhibition venue or gallery. (please refer to example letters provided in Moodle) (100 – 200 words).

2. An artist’s statement. (This statement should be succinct, engaging and provide an insight into your work/practice). (50 100 words)

3. Wall labels related to all of your work selected for exhibition in this unit. (please follow the hierarchy of information outlined in this unit.)

4. A written statement which lists three galleries that you would like to develop a professional relationship with. One of the galleries will be a local gallery (central Queensland gallery), one of the galleries will be a non-local, Queensland-based gallery, the third gallery will be an interstate or international gallery. The statement will describe why you have selected these galleries as potential galleries through which you may exhibit your work. To do this you must describe the opportunities and benefits these galleries offer you as an artist. You must also describe the less attractive features of these galleries in terms of the suitability of these galleries to offer you opportunities for career advancement or critical notice. Your list of galleries should be accompanied with their web addresses. (750 – 1000 words)

These four written assessments will address the following learning outcomes:


· Prepare written material to support the display of your work and to enable professional contact with exhibition venues.

· Identify exhibition venues that are best aligned to your artwork.:


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Friday (18 Sept 2020) 11:45 am AEST

Please submit Assessment 1: Written Assessment: Letter of Introduction, Exhibition Wall Labels and Gallery Selection Statement via Moodle.


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (2 Oct 2020)

Assessment results and feedback will be made available via Moodle.


Weighting
15%

Assessment Criteria

· Appropriateness of style. (25% weighting)

· Structure and flow. (25% weighting)

· Ability to write clearly and logically. (25% weighting)

· Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, typography and clear lay-out. (25% weighting)


Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assessment is to be submitted via Moodle in the form a single, clearly labelled word document.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Prepare written material to support the display of your work and to enable professional contact with exhibition venues
  • Identify exhibition venues that are best aligned to your artwork


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Project (applied)

Assessment Title
Exhibition Practice and Outcome.

Task Description

For this project-based assessment you will be assessed on the success of your exhibition practices. To do this you will be assessed on:

  • your critical thinking and problem solving
  • your ability to collaborate effectively and professionally with your co-exhibitors or co-workers
  • your use of an exhibition checklist and the ability to meet deadlines
  • The quality of the exhibition outcomes as they relate to your role in the exhibitions team.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (2 Oct 2020) 4:00 pm AEST

As this is a project-based assessment (preparing for and installing/presenting an exhibition of artworks), you will not be required to submit assessment items in Moodle for this assessment.


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020)

Assessment results and feedback will be provided via Moodle.


Weighting
60%

Assessment Criteria

  • Effectiveness of Collaboration (25% weighting)
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (25% weighting)
  • Successful use of Exhibition Checklist and ability to meet Deadlines (25% weighting)
  • Success of Outcome (25% weighting)


Submission

No submission method provided.


Submission Instructions
As this is a project-based assessment, you will not be required to submit assessment items for this assessment.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Use appropriate display solutions to exhibit your artwork in a professional context


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Reflective Practice Assignment

Assessment Title
Reflective Practice Essay.

Task Description

After reviewing your exhibition practice journal and critically reflecting on your exhibition practices, you will write a reflective practice essay (1000-1500 words). In this essay you will critically appraise your recent exhibition practices. To do this you will:

  • note any processes you have used to critically analyse your exhibition practices
  • describe what aspects of your exhibition practices you perceive to be successful
  • describe what aspects of your exhibition practices you perceive could be improved via the modification of your practices.
  • describe how you would modify your exhibition practices in the future in order to achieve more effective or more professional exhibitions.

NB: Your exhibition practices will be understood to include:

  1. your ability to collaborate effectively and professionally with others
  2. your ability to problem-solve and think critically
  3. your ability to use an exhibition checklist and meet deadlines.
  4. your awareness and use of appropriate writing styles
  5. the success of your display solutions.

Please note:

  • The word count is considered from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion. It excludes the cover page, abstract, contents page, reference page and appendices. It includes in-text references and direct quotations.
    • Use 12-point Times New Roman font for your Reflective Practice Essay.
    • 1.5 spacing throughout
    • Ensure that you have used an appropriate format and structure for your Reflective Practice Essay.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020) 11:45 pm AEST

Please submit your Reflective Practice Essay via Moodle by the due date/time.


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (23 Oct 2020)

Results and feedback available via Moodle.


Weighting
25%

Assessment Criteria

  • clear and effective communication using an appropriate style (35% weighting)
  • depth and breadth of insight gleaned from personal learning experiences (45% weighting)
  • use of APA referencing when citing industry standards. (20% weighting)


Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Reflect on the success of your exhibition practices.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence

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