30 credits at level
• Aims to give the student practical experience in the making of public art.
• Aims to develop an awareness of sound business methods in the student in
relation to his/her practice as a public artist.
• Consider appropriate materials specific to the placement of specific art works.
• Engender a heightened awareness of Health and Safety issues in a public space.
• To develop and enhance a personal creativity in the students own work.
• Give experience in working as part of a team.
Understanding the concepts of publicly sited art works. Planning and preparation – the
proposal process for a public artwork. Working to a brief set by a commissioning
agency. Effective use of materials – the selection of materials for the proposal. Working
with the client. Creating a business plan. Health and Safety in the public domain. Creating
a risk Assessment. Generating ideas that work. You will develop a practical body of
work for a specific site, which may not be a ‘live’ project, but can be used as a proposal
for further development. The visiting speaker programme will also support this module
with one-to-one tutorial contact. Some elements of business planning will be delivered by
the Business School and other external agencies. A visiting professor in public art will be
engaged to support student work.
There will be 14 three hour sessions involving lectures, field trips, presentations, group
critiques, visits to outside agencies, and individual tutorials (42 hours). Independent
Study time will be equivalent to 158 hours. This module will be assessed as a Summative
Assessment at the end of the semester. Assessment will take the form of a presentation
that includes completed art works, preparatory drawings, maquette’s, designs, samples,
and oither supportive work. A research journal will support the practical outcomes, and
will be assessed alongside the practical presentation, but will carry a separate mark as
shown in section 10. Assessment may include a viva-voce in front of the presentation.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Show a personal expertise and originality in a specialism applied to a public art project that demonstrates potential for future development.||Employ a range of solutions to a project that enhances personal creative skills, and that demonstrates high standards of production.|
|2.||Be able to work within a set budget and demonstrate a business plan for the proposal.||Present a clearly documented business plan supporting the proposal.|
|3.||Show comprehensive understanding and the technical capacity to be able to conceptualise and plan a project.||Completed practical work is developed to a high standard of production, using appropriate media and advanced technical solutions.|
|4.||Employ sound Health and Safety strategies pertinent to the proposal and the environment it is to be sited within.||Demonstrate how Health and Safety issues are being addressed, with an outline of any measures that need to be addressed in a Risk Assessment that accompanies the proposal.|
|5.||Be able to take responsibility part of a team on a project, employing flexibility in decision making and tackling and solving problems.||Apply various solutions in the development of a project that demonstrate a critical evaluation and sensitivity to the needs of others affected by the proposal.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A presentation of practical work supported by sketch books and/ or designs||Submission of a research journal, a business plan, health and safety issues, Risk Assessment, and responses to client/group feed- back.|
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
Barrie, Brook Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Gloucester, Mass. Rockport
Blazwick, Iwona Century City art and culture in the modern metropolis –London Tate
Bussman, Klaus Contemporary Sculpture: Projects in Munster 1997 Stutgart Verlag
Gerd Hatje 1997
Cavanagh, Terry Public Sculpture of Liverpool Liverpool Univeristy Press 1997
Cross, Andrew Public Sightings: the Public Art Programme of The UK Year of
Photography and The Photographic Image PhotoArts 1999
Gooding, Mel Public - Art – Space: A decade of Public Art Commissions Agency
1987-1997 London Merrell Holberton 1998
Noszlopy, George T. Public Sculpture of Birmingham including Sutton Coalfield Liverpool
University Press 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
Shillam and Smith A Splash of Colour – London Urban Eye 1999
Smith, Deborah To Be Continued Artists’ Interventions into the Public Realm
London Batsford 2003
Stathatos, John Art and the City A Dream of Urbanity London Academy Group 1996
Yorkshire Mural Artists Group Image Space Public Leeds City Art Gallery 1996
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