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ACV101 - Contemporary Art Practice: Body

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Simon Grennan





Incompatible with:

ACF101, AAV123, ACV401

Contact hours:

Trimester 1:

Weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7: 1 x 1 hour Class

Weeks 1 to 11: 1 x 3 hour Seminar


Trimester 3:

Week 1: 1 hour introductory session

Week 4,5,6: (2 X4 hour pracs per week, total of 8 hours per week)

Week 7: 2 x 3 hour practical


In Ideas in Drawing, Painting and Materiality students explore technique and concept through a focus on the body as an enduring subject in art. Investigating key ideas in contemporary art through notions of identity, subjectivity, performativity, mediation and representation students are introduced to the fundamental elements and principles of art through classes, workshops, studio intensive weeks, critical discussion and seminars. In generating a resolved series of artworks students will be expected to develop concepts, technical and problem solving skills in a workbook/journal that contextualises their ideas in experimentation and reflection. In understanding the workbook/journal as a crucial developmental tool students will work towards developing an art practice that demonstrates technical dexterity and an ability to creatively engage with and critique contemporary society. In doing this it is crucial to investigate the changing nature of the role of the artist in a globalised culture. In this unit and throughout the course, explicitly and implicitly, students will develop their practice with a key question in mind: what is the role of the artist in contemporary society?


Research journal of written and visual support documentation, 1600 word equivalent, 40%

Examination of a folio of original art works 60%

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