Learning symposium 2014
The Gallery’s annual visual arts conference for teachers
Presentations and discussions are designed for K–12 Visual Arts teachers, tertiary lecturers and students, and national and regional gallery educators.
Actions and authorship: the artist as maker
It could be said that each artwork is the product of a series of decisions, imaginings, actions and processes that begin with the artist. This symposium will investigate the role of the artist as a creator and the ways in which artworks come into being. What actions (singular or repeated) do artists engage in when they create work? What role do materials play in this process? What traces of originality or authorship does the artist leave in the work (if any)? How have all these factors changed over time or presented themselves in different cultural contexts?
These questions, and more, will be unpacked by Art Gallery of NSW curators and educators, along with guest artists, specialists and art historians, over three days. Topics will be drawn from the rich exhibition program planned for the Art Gallery of NSW throughout 2014 – from the artisanal techniques of ancient Afghanistan to the mass production of pop art, as well as ephemeral contemporary practices such as performance art.
Program details to come
NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed provider of Institute-registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence. Scope of Endorsement: All elements of Professional Teaching Standards 1,2,3,4 and 6 at Professional Competence for Visual Arts related professional development.
13–15 March 2014
Day 1: Thursday 13 March, 1.30pm–4pm
Day 2: Friday 14 March, 8.30am–3pm
Day 3: Saturday 15 March, 8.30am–3pm
Cost per day (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3)
Adult $45, $90, $90
Art Gallery Society members $40.50, $81, $81
Tertiary students $22.50, $45, $45
Duration 6 hours, 30 minutes