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ACV206 - Contemporary Art Practice: Abstraction

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Grennan
Prerequisite:ACV102 or ACV205 or equivalent


Incompatible with: ACF204, AAV218
Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


IIn this unit students are asked to reflect on their process with regard to collaboration, notions of collectivist, and abstraction. In negotiation with staff students will be encouraged to make work in collaboration and experimentation with different material affects across a variety of media including painting, drawing, performance, archival and documented research, video, photography and installation. Students will research key themes and debates in contemporary art practice and explore processes, materials and interventionist strategies with an emphasis placed on developing work in a public context. Combining structured studio workshops and seminars with independent and collaborative investigations, the focus on materiality and the everyday allows for abstraction to be interpreted as both form and sensation. Drawing on key readings and critical discussions the journal demonstrates the synthesis of idea and material in the creation of a of series experimental and resolved folio works.


Journal and Exercises 40% 1600 word equivalent

Folio, 60%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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