Mungo Prints: In the field

7 day intensive block in Mildura and Mungo National Park

Code: HUS3WPP

Dates: 7 October – 15 October

Mungo Prints: In the Field is an intensive place based subject designed to engage students at a hands-on industry level in a unique location.

Mungo Prints: In the Field (7 – 15 October 2017) is an accredited work integrated learning subject for La Trobe University students currently in their second or third year of undergraduate study.

This professional development opportunity is offered in partnership with The Art Vault, Mildura and runs alongside a five-day workshop and residency at World Heritage Listed Mungo National Park in the lead-up to the forthcoming Australian Print Triennial in 2018.

For this unique subject, students will experience an artist's residency in action, and work closely in the field with eight high profile Australian artists. Students will observe and evaluate how established professional artist's approach research and preliminary fieldwork towards the creation of a major new body of site responsive artwork.

Where and When

When

Saturday 7th October – Saturday 14th October


Where

Sunday 8th October – Meet with artists in Mildura

Monday 9th October – Friday 13th October – Mungo National Park

Saturday 14th October – Debriefing in Mildura

Subject outline and curriculum

Subject outline

Subject code: HUS3WPP

Subject coordinator: Cait Ryan

Subject lecturer: Kylie Banyard

For this unique subject, students will experience an artist's residency in action, and work closely in the field with eight high profile Australian artists. Students will observe and evaluate how established professional artist's approach research and preliminary fieldwork towards the creation of a major new body of site responsive artwork


Curriculum

Tasks to be undertaken include:

  • Assisting an artist mentor to conduct research on a topic of historical or cultural significance to Mungo.
  • Writing a report on research findings to provide to artist mentor.
  • Conducting media interviews by preparing a set of questions and asking and recording answers.
  • Taking and storing photographs with permission.
  • Creating and editing podcasts / blog / online forum articles.
  • Lead and record the findings of a forum to understand how the artists are responding to the context at Mungo.
  • Contribute one work of art made during workshop to the Art Vault Collection.
  • Be available to be photographed and/or interviewed and/or feed opinions into forums.

Accommodation and transport

Accommodation

Students from outside Mildura, will need to arrange accommodation in Mildura for the nights of Saturday 7th October, Friday 13th October and Saturday 14th October (optional night) at their own expense.  Accommodation at Mungo National Park is at no cost to students and transport will be arrange for students from Mildura to Mungo and back.  The accommodation at Mungo is in dormitories at the Shearers Quarters at Mungo Lodge, it is modest and clean.  The quarters have running water, toilet facilities (male and female), showers (male and female) and dormitory style sleeping arrangements.  All food is provided for students while staying at Mungo National Park.


Transport

Transport will be arranged for students from Midura to Mungo and back.

Accreditation

All La Trobe students who enroll in the subject and successfully complete and pass the assessment component will receive accreditation towards their degree.

Cost

No cost to La Trobe University students.  This subject is not offered to members of the general public.

Contact

For more information about this subject contact:

Dr Kylie Banard

Lecturer, Visual Arts
+61 3 50514025

k.banyard@latrobe.edu.au