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Be Exhibition Ready!

$405.00

ONLINE: 22 April – 27 May 2021, Thursday 10am-1pm AEST. Early fee ends 22 Feb 2021.
Paul McDonald

Are you overwhelmed by the challenges of developing and completing a body of work, then planning an exhibition? Do you struggle with making sense of your ideas and want to develop them into a cohesive collection? And how much time and money do you need to invest in your professional art practice? This course provides you with a practical structure for researching creative concepts that can be used on any project

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile, home-studio requirements and art materials

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Full Details

Term: Term Two 2021 Online
Start Date: 22 April 2021
End Date: 27 May 2021
Day: Thursday
Time: 10am-1pm AEST
Number of classes: 8

Lecturer: Paul McDonald
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
New Student Fee: $405.00 AUD
Early Fee: $385.00 AUD
Previous Student Fee: $355.00 AUD
Location: Online delivery via Zoom

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Overview

Are you overwhelmed by the challenges of developing and completing a body of work, then planning an exhibition? Do you struggle with making sense of your ideas and want to develop them into a cohesive collection? And don’t forget the money – how much do you invest in your art practice and professional presentation? In this course you are provided with a practical structure for researching creative concepts that can be used on any project. Paul McDonald supports and guides you to be confident in articulating your objectives, researching your field of art and knowing your audience. The program commences with identifying the foundations of your practice and the importance of research to understand and inform your work and make the right decisions to consolidate it to the point of being exhibition ready.

Paul imparts techniques in building and sustaining practical, realistic and structured timelines to bring this to fruition. He introduces various project management tools and software for planning and structuring the workload, while managing your time efficiently. This includes improving your skills in budgeting, creating forecasts, and allocating resources to specific tasks, learning how to take full responsibility for the success of your art projects. Throughout the course there will be group critiques, individual tuition and you’ll find out how to pitch ideas, develop and build relationships with curators and gallerists, understand potential audiences and learn who you need to be in front of, by engaging either online or face to face, to present your ideas. Key to this is the creation of a strong, meaningful and confident artist’s statement and biography for the media release and exhibition catalogue. The course covers discussions around the different modes of professional presentation and ways of showing your work, ranging from the traditional ‘white cube’ gallery to alternative exhibition spaces, public venues and self-publishing options. The course is suitable for students with considerable experience of artmaking in any medium who are ready to take their body of work up to the next level of professional exhibiting practices.

Course Delivery

Paul’s online studio course is taught with Zoom and takes advantage of the full range of tools that this program offers. She is present in the online studio for the whole session and she responds directly to student questions in live critiques and discussions. We are also using Padlet in this course, Padlet is a web application that allows users to post information and images on a digital wall.

If you are unfamiliar with the Zoom program, some tutorial assistance is available prior to the commencement of the first session to ensure you can join in with ease and get to know the online learning environment. You will be guided in Padlet usage by your Lecturer and you can get additional tutorial help from NAS.

Class sizes are limited to a maximum of twelve students and the sessions are not recorded.

STUDENT HOME-STUDIO REQUIREMENTS

A computer, laptop or iPad with good quality wifi connection.
The computer screen positioned in a stable place in front of you, at a distance that allows you to see screen images clearly, and to be heard through the inbuilt or external speakers and microphone.
A quiet, private space without interruptions is also important.

Lecturer Profile

Paul McDonald is a socially engaged artist, educator and curator whose personal practice explores masculinity and mental health. His photographic work has been published and collected both nationally and internationally. Paul has developed and presented a number of participatory arts programs discussing social issues and engaging with local communities and diverse groups. He was the Associate Director at the Australian Centre for Photography, before founding Contact Sheet in 2014. Paul has curated and presented over 50 exhibitions. Paul completed his MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of the Arts London in December 2016 with Distinction. He currently is a lecturer at Macleay College teaching Photojournalism, News Photography and Mobile Journalism and a guest lecturer at the University of the Arts London for the Master’s Program.

Fine Art Supplies

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email parkersartsupplies@aapt.net.au
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

Image: Daniel Grendon

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