Practice 2 Art: Painting
Driven and focused on the development of your practice through the realisation of a comprehensive and coherent body of work, this unit builds upon the previous Practice 1 unit and provides an opportunity to sustain the development of practice over a concentrated period of time. Within this unit you will engage in current debates on painting and the histories from which they emerge. You will be expected to resolve a comprehensive understanding of your practice, its place in relation to the wider discourse and the potential professionalization and sustainability of future practice.
This unit extends your understanding of the professional context of Contemporary Curating, contemporary Fine Art, and Painting practices. Through an examination of artworld institutions and structures you will be guided to consider a range of possible positions that the contemporary artist or curator can occupy in the professional domain. The unit will extend your experience into the professional sphere, either through a practical project, research context, exchange, work experience, or other negotiated professional set of interactions with an external partner and/or peer group of students.
Culture & Context
This unit offers focussed opportunity for you to extend and enhance your practice by including working in a wider art and design research community. The study of the cultural and critical contexts of art and design practice is vital to any student of the creative disciplines, this unit will develop your abilities to contextualise your practice through one of a series of themes addressing contemporary issue in art and design.
In previous years, themes have included:
- Contested Territories
- Health & Wellbeing
- Negotiated Study
- Space & Context
- Digital Futures
- Writing Research & Funding Proposals
- Images And Archives
- Art & Science Stories
Theme options may vary each year.
Practice 1 Art: Painting, Working Synopsis and Development
Practice driven, the unit is focused on the analysis, reappraisal and development of your existing practice in relation to painting.You will be encouraged to question the boundaries of your painting practice, identify and explore new concepts and approaches, negotiated through an individual Working Synopsis. The unit is informed by the School of Art's international research strengths in Painting and will engage with national and international research agendas.