ART07052 2019 Practice 2 : Developing an Exhibition

General Details

Full Title
Practice 2 : Developing an Exhibition
Transcript Title
Practice 2 : Developing an Exh
75 %
Subject Area
ART - Art
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
07 - NFQ Level 7
15 - 15 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
John Graham, Ronnie Hughes
Programme Membership
SG_AARTT_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art SG_AARTT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art

This module enables students to create a personal body of work in a discipline, or combination of disciplines, of their choosing and to install it as their end of year 'Degree show'.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Take initiative to identify and address learning needs.


Recognise the interaction between intention, process and outcome.


Exercise appropriate judgement in planning, design and execution of artworks.


Demonstrate an ability to analyse information and experiences and formulate basic judgements.


Have developed and expanded their capacity to work with materials and processes and have demonstrated their ability to make informed choices with regard to visual qualities.


Demonstrate specialised technical, creative or conceptual skills across their chosen area of study.


Exercise discernment in the making of appropriate and informed presentation choices.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed: The module is delivered by a number of different tutors who monitor and supervise the learner's ongoing research - this is mainly by individual tutorial within a class context. These tutorials are supplemented by a number of other methods including group critique, peer review, demonstration/workshops, Field trips, Visiting Artist Programme and occasional lecture/seminars.

Module Assessment Strategies

Work will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and there will be a formal mid-semester review. Assessment will be based on the end of stage 'Degree Show' presentation. At this point each of the learning outcomes are measured primarily in relation to the art work displayed but also taking into consideration the supporting portfolio of the year's work (including related research)

Repeat Assessments

There are no repeats for this module.

Indicative Syllabus

Having identified and begun to articulate personal concerns within, and through, their practice in the previous semester, this module enables the student to select and follow (in consultation with tutors) their own choice of discipline(s) with access to a variety of tutors from different subject areas. Through a creative making process of trial and error, reflection and discourse the student will develop a body of work that will form the basis of their degree show.
The student will initiate an ongoing body of research/work that will evolve throughout the semester in response to processes, outcomes, intentions and feedback.
The student will exercise judgment in devising an exhibition strategy.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Degree show (Presentation of a body of work) Final Exam Assessment 100 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Studio Practice 12 Weekly 12.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 12.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2013-09-02 Art & Today Phaidon Press
ISBN 0714866008 ISBN-13 9780714866000

Art & Today is an innovative and extensive survey of international contemporary art from the 1980s to the present. Over four hundred of the most significant contemporary artists from around the world are represented in this comprehensive overview - some emerging, some mid-career, and others long established. Each of the book's sixteen chapters address recurring and relevant themes as diverse as "Art & Popular Culture," "Art & Its Institutions," and "Art & Globalism," rather than follow a strict chronological, geographical, or stylistic structure. Lively and up-to-date, Art & Today explores an era in which art defies simple categorization. The result is a surprising and original yet clear and reasoned perspective on contemporary art that breaks from prescribed classifications to offer a survey as expansive as the art it describes. For instance, in the chapter "Art & the Body," one might find performance discussed alongside figurative painting, sculpture and photography alongside video, and North American artists alongside Asian artists. The chapter "Art and Globalism" discusses artists whose nationality, generation, and medium are as diverse as those of Alan Sekula, Michal Rovner, Cildo Meireles, Manuel Ocampo, Chen Zhen, and Andreas Gursky. Internationally renowned art critic and scholar Eleanor Heartney is respected for her clear language and pragmatic approach to contemporary art. Her straightforward, engaging descriptions and explanations will appeal to both experts and newcomers alike, and will serve as an invaluable resource for years to come.

Recommended Reading
2006 What Makes a Great Exhibition? Reaktion Books
ISBN 9780970834614 ISBN-13 0970834616

Rising attendance at museums, along with increased press coverage in the age of the international biennial and the blockbuster exhibition, has translated into a growing interest in how exhibitions are made. The new curatorial studies programmes springing up across Europe and North America often deal with theoretical issues, yet one of the central questions of curating frequently remains unframed: What makes an exhibition great? In this book, fourteen essays by active curators and historians address the issue head-on. Focusing on the curation of contemporary art in North America and Europe, What Makes a Great Exhibition?includes essays by the prolific curator Robert Storr on the meaning of exhibition and exhibition-maker; Studio Museum in Harlem director Thelma Golden writes on ethnically specific exhibitions; Dia Foundation curator Lynne Cooke shows how to firmly ground rarified aims; Iwona Blazwick details a century of trailblazing at Londons Whitechapel Art Gallery, where she is director; and curator Carlos Basualdo reflects on the need to establish a meaningful critical context for international biennials. Other writers address such issues as the labelling of exhibits, group exhibitions, exhibiting design, video and craft, as well as the way a venues architecture can influence the exhibitions it houses. What Makes a Great Exhibition?contains carefully considered answers to numerous questions of practice even as it raises more questions about exhibition-making today. Stimulating thought about how curatorial objectives mesh with on-the-ground practicalities, this book is vital reading for arts professionals, students of art and curatorial studies, art historians, practising artists and anyone curious about exhibition-making today.

Recommended Reading
2007-09-01 Art 21 Harry N Abrams Inc
ISBN UOM:39015074249262

Companion book to Art for the Twenty-First Century, the first broadcast series for national television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States today.

Recommended Reading
2012 Art 21 Art 21, Incorporated
ISBN 0615545661 ISBN-13 9780615545660

Contemporary art speaks directly to the important questions of our time, as well as to the rapidly changing landscapes of identity. It is both a mirror of contemporary society and a window through which we view and deepen our understanding of life as it exists today. Who are todays artists? What are they thinking about? How do they describe their work? Why do they do what they do? These are some of the questions addressed in Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century 6, companion volume to the sixth season of the Emmynominated, two-time Peabody Award-winning PBS series, which introduces thirteen artists who draw on a variety of subjects, experiences, and aesthetic influences to create their work. The book echoes the style and philosophy of the television series, presenting the artists without interpretive mediation through excerpts of interviews juxtaposed with illustrations of their work.

Recommended Reading
2009 Art 21 Art21 Incorporated
ISBN 0615308368 ISBN-13 9780615308364

Companion volume to the fifth season of the PBS television series of the same title, introducing 14 contemporary artists and their work.

Recommended Reading
2005-10-01 Art: 21 Harry N. Abrams
ISBN 081095916X ISBN-13 9780810959163

Companion books to Art:21: art in the twenty-first century, the PBS series focusing exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States today.

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Art in America



Flash Art

Irish Arts Review

URL Resources