12: Dark Night of the Soul

In this second last week of session, you will continue to test your projects through presenting your trials and work-in-progress. The following students have priority over space and equipment:

  • Courtney
  • Madeleine
  • Keely
  • James and CJ
  • Kelly, Faiyaz
  • Daniel and Zoe
  • Stephen
  • Jason, Daniel

Plus there are a number of you who did not present your appointed time last week, please take the opportunity to do so this week.

Final Assessment 

Install dates: Wednesday 9th November to Monday 14th November (excluding Saturday and Sunday) from 9am – 4pm.
You will have access to the spaces in DMC on those dates. For safety reasons, all installation must be completed by Monday 14th November at 4pm. Asides from turning on the technologies used, no set up will be permitted on the assessment day.

Please again be reminded that you are required to following OHS policies when working in the spaces (see: dmc-installation-works and fca-electrical-guidelines). This is a busy period of the session, please be mindful that Glenn and other staff working with you will be very pressed for time. It will be best if you could be as self-reliant as possible and help each other out when you can.

Assessment date and time: Tuesday 15th November 9am – 2pm

Assessors: Jo Law and Mat Wall-Smith

Uninstall requirement: Please uninstall and pack up your work to transport to main campus for the Grad Show. We will arrange to have equipment such as the projectors and mounts moved to main campus, but you will be responsible for your own materials.

The UOW collection will be installing an exhibition straight after us (painting the gallery in the afternoon after you uninstall). This exhibition has less than a day to turn around so it would very much appreciated if we could leave the gallery and other spaces as tidy and free of stuff as we can.

Allocation of space:

Jo will consult with you in terms of your spatial requirement and preferences in week 12’s class. Spaces will be allocated according to the need of the artwork.

Jo will also begin to work on the plan for the Grad Show spatial allocation – please remember that this will.not be definitie and will be subjected to the broader curatorial rationales.

Grad show update: OUT THERE

Planning for the Grad Show is going full steam ahead: the press release is going out,name OUT THERE and the branding have been approved by the Head of School, budgets are being put together.

The invites will be made available when they are ready. An official list of guests including representatives from various creative industries is being compiled. This is your event and you are encouraged to invite your family and friends to come and celebrate. At this stage, there is no official limit of how many people you can invite. However, as you can appreciate there will be around 160 graduating students exhibiting there will be a lot of people. So, it may be wise for us to put a cap of 6 as the maximum number of guests.

The printed catalogues will ready prior to the show’s opening and will be available for you to pick up on the days of the install on main campus.

We are also doing a call out for people with RSA to serve drinks on the nights. They will be paid. If you have friends or family who have the certificate and will be happy to do this, please let me know (pass on their name and contact).


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