Defining practices

Under the guidance of Julia Flatman, Senior Associate Lecturer, School of Visual Arts, and as part of their unit: Defining practice 1, Level 4 Fine Art Students were given the opportunity to develop work in response to MoDiP.

The learning outcomes of the unit include being able to:

  • demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the nature and character of fine art;
  • show awareness of the relationship between practice and context;
  • apply technical knowledge and skills in the realisation, documentation and presentation of work.

Each student responded in his or her own way but four themes emerged:

  • the meaning of collecting and collections;
  • the re-contextualisation implicit in any museum display;
  • the values associated with artefacts in museums;
  • plastics, MoDiP's focus.