units

AHT3109

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Dr Julie Cotter

Notes

This unit was formerly coded TAD3109

Synopsis

A 'survey' of visual arts in Australia from colonisation to contemporary contexts. Historical and social perspectives in the development of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and film, architecture and design. Representation and subjectivity, cultural identity, nationalism and nationhood, ethnicity and gender. Issues of mainstream and marginality; notions of the 'centre' and regionalism, Australia's relationship to Europe and European art generally, and the notion of landscape as a shaper of national identity.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, student will:

  1. recognise the range of visual practices that have operated within Australian culture from both an historical and contemporary perspective
  2. understand the significance and ideological uses of Australian visual practices in constructing notions of national identity
  3. have a post-colonial perspective in contextualizing the historical and social developments of Australian visual culture

4 critically discuss the cultural practices of Australian artists and designers, in historical, artistic, ideological and socio-political contexts, and theorise the basis for the marginalisation of certain individuals and groups

5 be aware of the problematical nature of Australian artistic practices especially in terms of the local artist/designer's position within both regional and international contexts.

Assessment

Short Essay 40%
Long Essay 55%
Reader discussion 5%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2 hour lecture, one 1 hour tutorial and 3 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites

2 second-year level TAD or AHT units

Prohibitions

TAD3119, TAD2109, AHT2109