Examines the history of sculptural practice in relation to the cast object and looks at current exhibitions of contemporary artists who employ casting practices. Students will consider the readymade object, its value, worth and context. The unit will focus on the development of sculptural technologies specific to the cast object. Students will be encouraged to explore various traditional as well as contemporary materials.
- Two-part and multi-part mouldmaking
- Understanding materials for mould making and casting, including synthetics
- Formal approaches to the object and subversions
- Readymade, assisted readymades and intervention
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explore new ways of looking and understanding the cultural value of an object and its material references||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate understanding of the readymade and its function, reflecting on its role in sculptural practice and discourse||Lifelong learning|
|3||produce new work through the reproduction of an object cast into different materials through planning and design a two-part mould and applying knowledge of clay as a process material||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||investigate and critically analyse expressive possibilities arising from discourse and interactions with fellow students||Lifelong learning|
|5||demonstrate understanding and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.||Ethical practice|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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