Using the work of contemporary artists this unit will map the shifts and changes within key areas of Australian artistic and critical discourse, highlighting such issues as identity, appropriation and post-colonialism. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon Australian visual practices.
- Academic essay writing
- Reading Indigenous culture
- Formulating identity: the spaces of appropriation
- Consequences of institutional policies
- Centre/periphery debates within Australian contexts
- Hybrid practices: performance, installation, post-object and new media practices
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||articulate the historiographic conditions of Australian art||Intellectual rigour|
|2||examine aspects of post colonial theory in an Australian context||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|3||analyse issues of appropriation in an Australian context||Ethical practice|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of various readings of Indigenous practices||Cultural competence|
|5||demonstrate a high level of information literacy skills relevant to visual culture||Cultural competence|
|6||demonstrate competent academic essay writing.||Intellectual rigour|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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