30 credits at level
• Examines the role of the artist as a maker of Public Art.
• Considers the nature and context of Public Art and its perception by society.
• Identifies key patrons of Public Art and their reasons for commissioning.
• Aims to develop students understanding of the needs and expectations of public
arts commissioning agencies.
Role of Public Art in Contemporary Society
New initiatives and sponsers of Public Art and their impact.
Public Art, Use or Ornament; the effects of Public Art on communities.
Public consultation, community art programmes and their social impact.
Public Art as the Act of Remembering.
4 formal lectures x 3 hours
4 group study sessions x 3 hours
2 study visits
2 visiting speakers.
Group and individual tutorials.
Students are required to submit one 4000 word essay and one 3000 word seminar paper.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to critically evaluate and show a comprehensive knowledge of the nature and function of public art works.||Present a coherent argument that demonstrates a critical awareness of the nature and function of Public Art.|
|2.||Be able to recognise the range of public commissioning arts groups and understand their specific requirements.||Demonstrate understanding of concepts of public art work and how different arts groups have specific needs in the commissioning of public art through conducted research.|
|3.||Formulate various critical positions in regard to public art, while maintaining flexibility and objectivity as to the merits of other positions.||Produce written work that shows flexibility in deploying critical positions.|
|4.||Understand the consultation process and the effect that public art works may have on a community or society.||Have undertaken a sample consultation of a community group and analysed its results, arriving at a conclusion.|
|5.||Be able to formulate and express ideas interpretations and analyses, and demonstrate an appropriately high level of independent research.||Effectively communicate logically structured arguments via concise and clearly expressed written work, and/or coherent and accessible oral presentation.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||One 4000 word essay||Seminar presentation 3000|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Public Art London Academy Editions 1996
Cavanagh, Terry Public Sculpture of Liverpool Liverpool University Press 1997
Finkelpearl, Tom Dialogues in Public Art London MIT Press 2000
Gooding, Mel Public - Art – Space: A Decade of Public Art Commissions Agency
1987-1997 London Merrell Holberton 1998
Jones, Susan Art in Public: What, Why and How Sunderland AN Publications 1992
Powell, Robert Making Places, Working with Art in the Public Realm. Wakefield Public
Renton, Timothy Percent for Art: A Review London Arts Council 1991
Selwood, Sara The Benefits of Public Art and The Polemics of Permanent Art in Public
Places London Policy Studies Institute 1995
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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