This subject introduces students to the professional practice of the artist in the art world. It will look at different types of contemporary and traditional commercial, public and artist run galleries within Melbourne (examining them within context of other galleries in Australia and overseas). The subject will help individual students locate where their work or approach might be best suited in the artworld.
It will help them develop career strategies, how to approach galleries, gallery representation, writing exhibition proposals and artist statements, prizes and awards, developing CV’s, photographing and digitally documenting work. The program will also include regular gallery visits and talks by gallery directors and critics.