PTG2035 - Interventions: feminist and conceptual practices - 2019

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)

Dr Leslie Eastman


Dr Leslie Eastman

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


OHS1000, DWG1201 or DWG1301 or DWG1103, or permission from Unit Coordinator


This unit investigates feminist and conceptual perspectives in relation to current painting and broader contemporary practices. Particular attention will be paid to the politics of the gaze, critique of conventions and hierachies and a critical assessment of the art historical cannon. The unit engages with a variety of subversive material and political strategies that articulate the position surrounding these ideas. Students achieve a level of technical and conceptual sophistication as well as a consideration of their works in the context of contemporary art.


Upon successful completion of this unit students 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 appropriate works as a means of creative expression;
  3. Apply these works and creative skills and strategies as a form of expression appropriate to the concepts they are investigating;
  4. Critically reflect on the place of feminist and conceptual practices 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.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study.

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