Assignment Two Term 2a

Let's take the mickey...

Time Duration 25 Periods
Outcomes: P1-P6
Due Date: 21st June (Date subject to change discuss with students)

Aim: To re-contextualise the meanings of other artists artworks

To understand the artist practice and the use of borrowed elements

Art practices involve the 'appropriation' of ideas, symbols, artifacts, image, sound, objects, forms or styles from other cultures, from art history, from popular culture or other aspects of man made visual or non visual culture. 

In the HSC it is called "Photomedia" - An individual work or series of works in black and white and colour made using wet (darkroom) and digital practices.

Using photography as your main medium students will research and find an artist, artwork/s to use, borrow ideas to appropriate, change aspects and to create new meanings.

Students will use historical artworks to borrow from and change. Using the artist timeline provided to refer and to choose from but there is flexibility to allow students to create. Examples of this are demonstrated below...

Students have started on their appropriations with Artists such as Eugene Von Guerard /Vincent Van Gogh / Salvador Dali will be used as demonstrations of appropriations for class activities. Students were experimenting with new concepts and exploring traditional ideas.
Students must provide lead-up work in their Visual Arts Process Diary, along with other lead-up work, and
other work produced and not submitted as an artwork must be available, to verify and provide further evidence of a student’s artmaking.


HSC / Preliminary Requirements when making artworks

Individual works within a body of work must not exceed 2 square metres in area. This applies to flat, rigid works and includes works that may form part of a series.

• A body of work must not exceed 6 minutes running time.

• Individual works, within a body of work, exceeding 2 square metres and up to 6 square metres must be rolled.

• A body of work in its entirety must not exceed 34.4 kilogrammes in weight when packed for marking.

• A body of work must not exceed 1 cubic metre in volume. This measurement means that:

The absolute volume of any three-dimensional work must not be more than 1 cubic metre. In determining this volume, the height is the perpendicular height of the work when displayed for marking. The width is the measurement taken at the two furthest points and the breadth is the measurement taken at right angles to the width. The width X breadth X height (measured in metres) must not exceed 1 cubic metre. (Positive and negative areas are calculated in this measurement).

• Lead-up work in a student’s Visual Arts Process Diary, along with other lead-up work, and other work produced and not submitted as the body of work, must be available, if required in the event of appeals, to verify and provide further evidence of a student’s artmaking.

• Individual works must not be framed under glass or rigid plastic sheeting.

• Dangerous materials must not be used. Any HSC Body of Work submission that may be considered dangerous to health or safety may not be marked or returned to schools if marked in corporate marking. Any individual work within a Body of Work considered dangerous to health or safety may not be unpacked for corporate marking or may not be marked in itinerant marking. Works considered dangerous could include those with faulty electrical wiring and/or those which incorporate very sharp points or cutting edges such as glass, mirror fragments, barbed wire, rusty corrugated iron and/or broken machinery. Hypodermic

syringes, needles, bodily secretions and blood products must not be included in any


• Submissions involving a high voltage electrical current (eg 240 volts) must carry a certificate for electrical safety. Any electrical wiring necessary for artworks should be undertaken by suitably qualified personnel. Details and records of such work should also be noted in students’ diaries.

• Items within a body of work must be able to be safely and reasonably handled by one person.

• Works must be stable in their construction to minimise any damage during handling.

• Mannequins must not be included with submissions of Wearables in the Designed Objects and Environments category.

Student assessment

· All class activities completed since beginning of term

· Originality of work

· Executions and quality of workmanship

· Conceptual drawings (a minim of 8 or more)

· Final product

· Annotations

· Rationale of final product

Assessment criteria

Raw Mark Total: 100%

Assignment Weighting:15%

Outcomes: P1-P6