Exhibiting culture

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HUS2ECA/HUS3ECB - Exhibiting Culture: New Histories

5-day intensive block subject, Bendigo

Students from all campuses, as well as the general public, are invited to enrol in Exhibiting Culture: New Histories.

02 July - 06 July 2018

This fully accredited, place based subject is delivered by La Trobe Art Institute in partnership with Bendigo Art Gallery.

Bendigo Art Gallery’s exhibition New Histories challenges the nature of art as historic record and the role of the artist as documenter, and commentator of the world. Taking the exhibition as a starting point, this subject will explore the constant re-evaluation and rewriting of history.

New Histories.brings together the work of ten contemporary artists who reimagine historic works from the 19th and early 20th century Australian and European collection of the Gallery. Informed by technological, social, environmental, political and historical events that have occurred since the original work’s creation, artists in the exhibition revisit interpretations of Australian and European histories through the lens of contemporary culture.

Working across mediums of performance, sound, film, painting and textiles, historic and contemporary artworks will be reframed in a series of installations throughout the contemporary and heritage courts of Bendigo Gallery.

Artists:Devon Ackermann & Paul Yore | Denis Chapman | Andrew Goodman | Gabrielle de Vietri | Juan Ford | Phuong Ngo | Bridie Lunney | Pilar Mata DuPont | Jacques Soddell | Christian Thompson

When and Where

When

Monday 02 July - Friday 06 July 2018

Where

La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo, VIC

Subject outline and curriculum

Subject Details

Subject Code: HUS2ECA/HUS3ECB

Subject Coordinator: Karen Quinlan

Subject Lecturer: Dr Karen Annett-Thomas

Exhibiting Culture is an immersive, gallery-based subject, underpinned by La Trobe University's exclusive partnership with nationally and internationally renowned institutions. The subject is designed to deepen learning across a range of disciplines such as art history, social history, archaeology, philosophy, law, textual studies, education and politics, via the experience of a unique, curated exhibition.

The subject will address the following broad questions:

  • what type of exhibition is this?
  • what holds this collection of cultural objects together?
  • is it organised around a theme, a period, an artist, a significant individual, a movement, or something else, and how has that affected the form and content of the exhibition?
  • how does the exhibition direct inquiry and engagement?
  • what types of knowledge does it produce; by what criteria can an exhibition be evaluated?
  • how successful is this exhibition as a whole?

It also extends and consolidates the immersive gallery-based experience with:

  • relevant contemporary and historical lectures
  • learning involvements and activities that afford a deepening engagement in inquiry
  • critical questioning
  • responding in ways that evaluate the experience, a theme, a period, an artist, a significant individual, a movement, or something else.

The La Trobe Essentials

The Essentials are three vital areas of learning which all La Trobe undergraduate students will experience to foster the skills and knowledge needed to become future ready in the workplace and the wider world. The Essentials are designed to develop students’ capacity to address our most pressing global challenges. The key areas of learning covered by the Essentials within any undergraduate La Trobe course are: Global Citizenship; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Sustainability Thinking. Together, these three Essentials contribute distinctive learning outcomes for students within our Future Ready courses.

This subject addresses the Essential ‘Global Citizenship’.

Throughout your courses at La Trobe you will:

  • be taught how to thrive in a fast-changing world;
  • be challenged to use your creativity to generate and effectively manage new ideas;
  • learn how to understand and solve complex problems; and,
  • locate and use knowledge to reduce risk and make smart decisions.

In HUS2ECA and HUS3ECB you will be generating and managing new ideas, communicating them to your peers and collaborating on their development. You will be learning to locate theories to support your ideas and to creatively explore issues of global significance.

Learning Activity Summary

Learning Activity:

Schedule

Attendance at seminars and floor talks to engage with and build expert knowledge

From day 1 to day 5 of teaching block

Production of research notes to build into essay writing

From day 1 to day 5 of teaching block and continuing until assessment due dates

Critical reflection, self reflection, and creative planning through independent time in the gallery

From day 1 to day 5 of teaching block and continuing until assessment due dates

Engagement in interactive practical workshops to build skills and experiential learning

From day 1 to day 5 of teaching block

Assessment, Feedback and Accreditation Summary

HUS2ECA

Assessment Tasks:

Due Date

%

Comments

One exhibition review essay (1200 words)

18 July 2018

30

Submit Electronic Copy to Turnitin

One research assignment  (1200 words)

1 August 2018

30

Submit Electronic Copy to Turnitin

One Creative Response (1500 words or equivalent)*

15 August 2018

40

Submit Electronic Copy through LMS

HUS3ECB

Assessment Tasks:

Due Date

%

Comments

One exhibition review essay (1500 words)

18 July 2018

30

Submit Electronic Copy to Turnitin

One research assignment  (1500 words)

1 August 2018

30

Submit Electronic Copy to Turnitin

One Creative Response (1750 words or equivalent)*

15 August 2018

40

Submit Electronic Copy through LMS

General Public

There are no assessment components for members of the general public undertaking this course.

Accreditation

  • All La Trobe students who enrol in the full subject and successfully complete and pass the assessment component will receive accreditation towards their degree.
  • General public who register and attend without the assessment component may apply for a certificate of participation which can be used to demonstrate continuing professional development.

Schedule of Learning Activities

MONDAY 02 July: Introducing New Histories

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

9 - 10am

Welcome and Subject introduction

LAI

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas, Public Programs Coordinator, LAI

10-11am

Tutorial: Student introductions and expectations Bendigo Art Gallery

LAI

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas, Public Programs Coordinator, LAI

11 - 11.30am

Morning tea break

11.30am - 12.30pm

Exhibition Talk and Tou: Miwatj

LAI

LAI Curatorial team

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch break

1.30pm- 2.30pm

LAI

LAI

Guest Lecturer, Bendigo Art Gallery TBA

2.30-3.30 pmExhibition Talk and Tour: New Histories

LAI

Guest Lecturer, Bendigo Art Gallery,TBA

3.30-4pm

Afternoon tea break

4-5pm

Tutorial:

  • Revisiting the Past
  • Writing a review

LAI

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas, Public Programs Coordinator, LAI

TUESDAY 03 July: Revisionism

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

9-10 amLecture: Making HistoryLAIGuest Lecturer: TBA

10-11am

Lecture: Making Monuments

LAI

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas, Public Programs Coordinator, LAI

11 - 11.30am

Morning tea break

11.30am - 12.30pm

Lecture: Contestation

LAI

Guest Lecturer, TBA

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch break

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Lecture: Fillings the Gaps

LAI

Guest Lecturer, TBA

2.30-3pm

Afternoon tea break

3-5pm

Tutorial: The importance of Revisionism

LAI

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas, Public Programs Coordinator, LAI

WEDNESDAY 04 July:Making New Histories (Artist Forum)

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

9 - 10am

Floor talk

Bendigo Art Gallery

Artist TBA

10 - 10.30am

Morning tea break

10.30am – 11.30am

Floor talk

Bendigo Art Gallery

Artist TBA

11.30-12.30

Floor talk

Bendigo Art Gallery

Artist TBA

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch break

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Floor talk

Bendigo Art Gallery

Artist TBA

2.30-3.30pm

Floor talk

Bendigo Art Gallery

Artist TBA

3.30-4pm

Afternoon tea break

4-5pm

Artist Panel

LAI

TBA

5-6 pmLAI After Hours (attendance optional)LAI 

THURSDAY 05 July: The Label Makers

TimeSessionLocationSpeaker
9-10 amTutorial: Museum MessagingTBA 
10- 10.30 am Morning Tea break  
10.30 am - 11.30 am Lecture: Curatorial ReimagingTBA 

11.30-12.30

Lecture: Reframing History

TBA

 

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch break

1.30pm- 3.30pm

Workshop: Exploring multiple narratives

TBA

 

3.30-4pm

Afternoon tea break

4-5pm

Tutorial Assessment focus essay

TBA

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas

FRIDAY 06 July: Forming New Narratives (Practical)

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

9 - 10am

Panel: Concept to Delivery: Curatorial Process

LAI

TBA

10 - 10.30am

Morning tea break

10.30am – 11.30am

Demonstration: Handling and Histories

LAI

TBA

11.30 - 12.30 pm

Conserving collections

LAI

LAI and BAG

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch break

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Workshop: The Label Makers

LAI gallery space

Curatorial team

2.30-3.30pm

Practical: The Label Makers

LAI, Gallery Space

Curatorial team

3.30-4pm

Afternoon tea break

4-5pm

Tutorial: The Creative Response

LAI

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas, LAI

Cost and Enrolment

Cost

Members of the general public are invited to register. The cost to attend the full program is $425.00 + GST; or Bendigo Art Gallery Members $375 + GST (proof of membership required on Day 1 of subject).

Current La Trobe University students in any discipline may take this as a Commonwealth-supported elective subject.

How to Enrol

La Trobe Students (Year 2): Exhibiting Culture A - Enrol Online

La Trobe Students (Year 3): Exhibiting Culture B - Enrol Online

General Public -contact Karen Annett-Thomas k.annett-thomas@latrobe.edu.au

Accommodation and Transport

Accommodation

Participants to Bendigo will need to arrange accommodation at their own cost. The Bendigo Visitor Centre can assist with booking accommodation to suit your budget.

La Trobe Residential Services offer accommodation at a discounted rate to all La Trobe students. Contact 5444 7425 or Residences-Bendigo@latrobe.edu.au for more information.

Transport and parking

By car: Bendigo is a 150 km (2 hour) drive from Melbourne along the Calder Highway. Timed parking is available in the street; the nearest public car park is located behind the Capital Theatre (turn right at the View Street roundabout).

By train:V/Line trains run approximately every two hours from Southern Cross Station Melbourne and daily from Swan Hill and Echuca. The La Trobe Art Institute is approximately 15 minutes walk from the train station. For further information visit V/Line or phone 1800 800 007.

Parking: On and off-street parking is available in the Bendigo CBD. An off-street ticketed car park is available behind Bendigo Art Gallery. Entry is at the junction of View Street and Rowan Street.

For more information on travelling to and around Bendigo, visit our transport central page or bendigotourism.com.

Contact

Student Enrolment Contact

Brian Flanagan, Senior Officer, Client Services

T 03 5444 7346

E b.flanagan@latrobe.edu.au

LAI Subject Lecturer Contact

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas, LAI Public Programs Manager

T 03 5444 7258

E k.annett-thomas@latrobe.edu.au

Image credit: Ilona Nelson, In-Sanitarium 2015, digital print
Collection: Bendigo Art Gallery
In memory of Wynne Baring. Purchased by Bendigo Art Gallery Foundation 2016
Courtesy of the artist