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CAEL2092: Sculpture: Introduction

This unit of study introduces building processes relevant to Sculpture and Installation. You will learn basic construction techniques alongside a series of material-based workshop activities to gain confidence in the safe use of machinery and equipment within the studio and workshoops. You will consider a range of ideas, including negative forms and anti-monuments, challenging the preconceptions of 'what is sculpture?'. The unit introduces a broad range of traditional and contemporary sculptural practices: including the use of wood, metal, fibre, clay, plaster wax, soap and found-objects. The unit combines studio work, seminars, student presentations, group discussions and critiques.

Code CAEL2092
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Bachelor of Visual Arts
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate independent thinking through conceptualising and developing individual studio projects
  • LO2. contextualise ideas with an understanding of contemporary sculpture, installation and the broader field of contemporary art
  • LO3. manipulate forms, materials and technologies with skill, understanding and an awareness of individual project concerns
  • LO4. objectively and critically evaluate concepts and the material resolution of their work
  • LO5. apply WH&S to all aspects of studio practice

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.