PTG2032 - Painting: Installation and the expanded field - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Art

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Leslie Eastman


Mr Leslie Eastman

Not offered in 2018


OHS1000, DWG1201 or DWG1301Not offered in 2018 or DWG1103Not offered in 2018, or permission from Unit Coordinator


This unit investigates the technical and conceptual processes of installation art deriving from the expanded field of painting and post minimalist practice. Particular attention will be paid to debates about the pictorial and the actual, site and non site and theories of the viewing subject. The unit provides students with an in-depth engagement with a variety of installation practices as well as the theories informing their history. Students achieve a level of technical and conceptual sophistication as well as a consideration of their works in the context of contemporary visual art.


On successful completion of this unit, student should be able to:

  1. apply a conceptual and technical foundation for successful study in a contemporary visual art studio
  2. extend their conceptual and practical skills in the production of installations as a means of creative expression
  3. apply these creative skills and strategies as a form of expression appropriate to the concepts they are investigating
  4. critically reflect on the place of installation practice in the field of contemporary art, nationally and internationally
  5. understand the theoretical and historical rationale and context of their work
  6. produce works that demonstrate a critical and creative attitude to contemporary visual culture
  7. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


Assessment is 100% by folio at mid-semester and end of semester. The folio will be comprised of works produced during the duration of the unit, and may also include student's works made independently of the unit, and a journal which will document on-going progress and research over the semester.

Workload requirements

12 hours comprising 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week

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