FROM THE SUBLIME TO ACTIVISM: ART AND THE ENVIRONMENT

ARH3ENV

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The landscape tradition has been one of the key artistic genres throughout art history. From its initial close associations with map-making and surveying, through to its association with land ownership, and later to the romantic affinity with landscape and the rise of the sublime and the picturesque, artists have always relied on nature as a guide and an inspiration. More recent contemporary art practice has engaged in a fundamental way with issues of pressing environmental concern, such as climate change, sustainability and environmental protectionism, both didactically and as a form of radical political protest. In this subject students will be exposed to the widest possible definition of landscape in the context of environment, ecology and the natural world throughout history, to create a broader understanding of how land and landscape meet.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWritten assignments and class presentations that focus on objects using the requisite discipline language. Participate in weekly tutorial discussions. Visual art analysis assessment tasks and gallery visits.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of level 2 subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the landscape tradition in environmental, ecological and the natural world contexts as it relates to art historical periods and contemporary art movements.
02. Consolidate advanced research, critical and reflective thinking and writing skills by evaluating key ideas and concepts.
03. Analyse and evaluate ethical debates and ideas that apply to current ecological and environmental issues within a contemporary art context.
04. Demonstrate broad and coherent observational skills to transmit knowledge and ideas to others relating to visual art objects utilising language that is appropriate to the art history discipline.
05. Demonstrate a broad understanding of how art is made and responds to its cultural, political and historical context.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2,000 word essay Essay will be linked to the first two assignments and be framed by the student's own interests.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Annotated bibliography (800 words equivalent) This is a site-specific assignment connecting artworks to places of production. Details will be provided in LMS and the SLG.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

5 minute video presentation (1,200 word equivalent) Video focused on an artwork. Detailed instructions about how to film the video will be provided in class and on the LMS.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2,000 word essay Essay will be linked to the first two assignments and be framed by the student's own interests.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Annotated bibliography (800 words equivalent) This is a site-specific assignment connecting artworks to places of production. Details will be provided in LMS and the SLG.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

5 minute video presentation (1,200 word equivalent) Video focused on an artwork. Detailed instructions about how to film the video will be provided in class and on the LMS.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4