Exhibiting culture

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HUS2ECA/HUS3ECB - Exhibiting Culture: Castlemaine State Festival

Intensive 22-24 & 29-31 March, 2019 Castlemaine

Students from all campuses, as well as the general public, are invited to enrol in Exhibiting Culture: Castlemaine State Festival.

22-24 & 29-31 March 2019

This immersive festival based subject will give students a unique insight into the ideas and practices of leading Australian and International artists.

Students will have guided access to all aspects of the CSF visual arts program curated by La Trobe Art Institute where they will hear directly from artists, curators and academics.

A focus on highly energetic, process-oriented visual arts sits at the core of the LAI’s curatorial approach to the visual arts program of the CSF. Given that the CSF is predominantly, and historically, a festival of performativity – with emphasis on music and theatre – LAI has developed a visual arts program that reflects upon and challenges this character.

Exhibiting Culture: Castlemaine State Festival is open to students from any degree.

When and Where

When

Two intensive weekend blocks:
* Friday 22 – Sunday 24 March 2019
* Friday 29 – Sunday 31 March 2019

Where

Castlemaine State Festival Visual Arts Program (sites to be announced early 2019)

Subject outline and curriculum

Subject Details

Subject Code: HUS2ECA/HUS3ECB

Subject Coordinator: Dr Jacqueline Millner

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 6 of teaching block

Production of research notes to build into essay writing

From day 1 to day 6 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 6 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 6 of teaching block

Assessment, Feedback and Accreditation Summary

HUS2ECA

Assessment Tasks:

Due Date

%

Comments

One exhibition review essay (1200 words)

10 April 2019

30

Submit Electronic Copy to Turnitin

One research assignment  (1200 words)

24 April 2019

30

Submit Electronic Copy to Turnitin

One creative response (1500 words or equivalent)*8 May 201940Submit Electronic copy through LMS

HUS3ECB

Assessment Tasks:

Due Date

%

Comments

One exhibition review essay (1500 words)

10 April 2019

30

Submit Electronic Copy to Turnitin

One research assignment  (1500 words)

24 April 2019

30

Submit Electronic Copy to Turnitin

One Creative Response (1750 words or equivalent)*

8 May 2019

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

BLOCK 1: Curating Resistances - Visual arts and the festival

FRIDAY 22 MARCH 2019

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

5 pm

Subject Overview

Castlemaine venue (tbc)

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas, Public Programs Coordinator, LAI

5.30pm

Offical Subject Welcome

Castlemaine venue tbcDr Kent Wilson, Senior Curator, LAI 

6-8.30 pm

CSF Opening event (self guided access)

Castlemaine venue tbc 

SATURDAY 23 MARCH 2019

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

9-10 amFoundation Lecture: The History of Visual ArtsCastlemaine (venue tbc) 

10.10.30 am

Morning tea break

10.30-11.30am

Engaging Community A

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

11.30-12.30 pm Engaging Catering BCastlemaine (venue tbc)Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch break

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Artist Insight A

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

2.30-3.30 pm Artist Insight BCastlemaine (venue tbc)Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

3.30 - 4pm

Afternoon tea break

4-5 pm

Curatorial Insight A

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Travis Hodgson, Curator, LAI

5-5.30 pm Tutorial: How to write a reviewCastlemaine (venue tbc)Dr Karen Annett-Thomas

SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2019

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

9 - 10am

Foundation Lecture:Curating the Festival

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Dr Kent Wilson

10 - 10.30am

Morning tea break

10.30am – 12.30 pm

Engaging Community C

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artists (details tba)

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch break

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Engaging Community D

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artists (details tba)

2.30-3.30pm

Curatorial Insight B: Engaging Audiences

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas

3.30-4pm

Afternoon tea break

4-5pm

Artist Insight C

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

5-5.30 pm Tutorial: In Depth InvestigationCastlemaine (venue tbc)Dr Karen Annett-Thomas 
Block 2: The Aesthetics of Experience

FRIDAY 29 March 2019

TimeSessionLocationSpeaker
5-6 pm Making SpacesCastlemaine (venue tbc)Dr Kent Wilson
6-7 pm Curatorial Insight CCastlemaine (venue tbc)Partner producer (details tba)

7-7.30 pm

Break

7.30 - 8 pm

Artist Insight D

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)
SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2019

Time

Session

Location

Speaker

9 - 10am

Foundation Lecture: Participatory Art Practice

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Dr Karen Annett-Thomas

10 - 10.30am

Morning tea break

10.30am – 11.30am

Artist Insight E

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

11.30 - 12.30 pm

Artist Insight F

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch break

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Artist Insight G

Castlemaine Art Museum

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

2.30-3.30pm

Artist Insight H

Castlemaine Art Museum

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

3.30-4pm

Afternoon tea break

4-5pm

Curatorial Insight D

Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Travis Hodgson, Curator, LAI

5-5.30 pmTutorial: The Creative ResponseCastlemaine (venue tbc)Dr Karen Annett-Thomas
    
SUNDAY 31 MARCH   
9-10 amFoundation Lecture: The Aesthetics of ExperienceCastleamaine (venue tbc)Lecturer (tba)
10-10.30 am Morning Tea Break  
10;30 -11.30 am Panel Discussion: Festival ProductionCastleamaine (venue tbc)Festival representatives (details tba)
11.30 - 12.30 pm    
12.30 - 1.30 pm Lunch break   
1.30 - 2.30 pm Artist Insight ICastlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

2.30-3.30 pm Artist Insight JCastleamaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

3.30 pm - 4 pm Break  
4 - 5 pm Artist Insight L Castlemaine (venue tbc)

Exhibiting Artist (details tba)

5-5.30 pm Tutorial: Beyond the FestivalCastlemaine (venue tbc)Dr Karen Annett-Thomas

Cost and Enrolment

Cost

Members of the general public are invited to register for each of the two blocks. The cost to attend is $225 Plus GST per block.  Public registration OPENING SOON.  Please direct enquiries to Karen Annett-Thomas, k.annett-thomas@latrobe.edu.au.

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: Castlemaine is approximaltey 120 kms north -west of Melbourne, or a 90-minute drive via the Tullamarine Freeway, following the signs to Bendigo and the Calder Freeway.

By train: Castlemaine Railway Station is centrally located and train travel is an easy and pleasurable 1.5 hour journey from Melbourne. V/Line trains run between Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station along the Bendigo line to Castlemaine, departing regularly from 6.00am to 10:30pm.

Getting around Castlemaine:


Walking
A range of walking maps, including natural and cultural heritage walks in Castlemaine and surrounding areas, are available from the Visitor Information Centre in the Castlemaine Market Building, Mostyn Street.


For downloadable walking maps, visit maldoncastlemaine.com or telephone 03 5471 1795.


Cycling
Bicycles, with helmets, are available for hire from $20/half-day and $30/full-day from the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre in the Castlemaine Market Building, Mostyn Street, Telephone 03 5471 1795.


Buses
Castlemaine Bus Lines services Castlemaine, Chewton, Campbells Creek, Maldon and Bendigo.
For timetables and fares telephone 03 5472 1455.


Taxi
Castlemaine Taxis can be contacted on 03 5447 4477 or 131 008.


Accommodation
Contact the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre’s free accommodation service, your enquiry will be handled by trained and knowledgeable staff who can offer the right advice – whether you are travelling alone, as a couple, family or group.


For further information freecall 1800 171 888 or email visitors@mountalexander.vic.gov.au


Visitor Information
Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre
Market Building, 44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
Telephone: 03 5471 1795 (Check number)
Email: visitors@mountalexander.vic.gov.au
Web site:maldoncastlemaine.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