As recommended in the VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Study Design the VCAA will publish a list of recommended exhibitions for study each year.
Please find below the information about applying for the 2023 Art Making and Exhibiting Exhibitions list.
All applications for the list must follow the below guidelines.
Applications can be made through the following link: VCAA VCE Exhibitions list 2023 application form
Applicants are reminded to read the guidelines before applying. Applications for the 2023 Exhibitions list close on Friday 19 August 2022.
All enquiries are to be directed to Dr Kathryn Hendy-Ekers, curriculum manager Visual Arts, Communication Design and Media Kathryn.Hendy-Ekers@education.vic.gov.au
Information and guidelines for the 2023 Exhibitions list
The VCAA is now inviting applications for the 2023 VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Exhibitions list. The list is published annually by the VCAA on the VCE Art Making and Exhibiting study webpage. The list provides information about recommended exhibitions, artwork displays and collections to support the teaching of content related to the study of exhibitions, artworks and artists in the VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Study Design. It includes details of exhibitions and resources in galleries, museums, exhibition spaces and site-specific spaces that are recommended for study. The list is comprised of recommendations only and is not mandated for study in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Art Making and Exhibiting. Schools and VCE providers may select art exhibitions for study that are not on this recommended list.
To apply for the 2023 VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Exhibitions list, please complete the online application form by Friday 19 August 2022.
Information required for the 2023 Exhibitions list
The 2023 VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Exhibitions list supports the VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Study Design. The list will be compiled by the VCAA based on the information provided by galleries, museums, exhibition spaces and site-specific spaces. The recommended exhibitions can be in a public or commercial exhibition space and may be a physical, virtual or online exhibition. Details can also be provided about the display of artworks and general collection exhibitions.
Applications must include the following information:
- name of gallery/museum/exhibition space
- title of exhibition(s)
- dates of exhibition(s)
- exhibition location (for example, physical, online) and information regarding accessibility
- description of exhibition or general collection on display, including an overview of the theme of the exhibition, artists or artworks exhibited
- curatorial information and any consideration of exhibition display and conservation (optional)
- details of supporting resources and information for schools (optional) – this could include online resources, curatorial talks, guided tours etc.
Exhibitions will be selected for inclusion in the list based on their relevance to the outcomes, key knowledge and key skills in the VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Study Design. Not all submitted exhibitions will be selected for the Exhibitions list. However, as exhibitions in the list are recommended for study rather than mandated, exhibitions not selected for the list may still be selected for study by schools and VCE providers at their own discretion. The following guidelines will be used as part of the selection criteria.
Guidelines for the Exhibitions list
In VCE Art Making and Exhibiting, students study three key areas:
- Exhibition design
- Exhibition curation
Further information about the exhibition of artworks and the roles and responsibilities in exhibitions and galleries are outlined on page 12 of the VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Study Design under ‘Study specifications’. The study design is available on the VCE Art Making and Exhibiting study webpage.
Specific content related to exhibitions in VCE Art Making and Exhibiting
Before submitting an exhibition for inclusion in the Exhibitions list, please consider whether it aligns with the relevant areas of study in the VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Study Design, as provided below.
Unit 1 Area of Study 3 Investigate – research and present (p.18)
Students focus on artworks by Australian artists, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Students research a range of resources to support the discussion of materials appropriate to the artists’ artworks. They are encouraged to view the artworks in a range of presentations throughout Unit 1, including those in galleries, museums, other exhibition spaces and site-specific spaces.
Unit 2 Area of Study 1 Understand – ideas, artworks and exhibition (p.22)
Students investigate artists and artworks in a thematic exhibition. This exhibition could be in a gallery, museum, other exhibition space or site-specific space. They also research the connections between the artworks in the exhibition. Students visit an exhibition and investigate the theme of the exhibition, how it was selected and how each of the artworks relate to the theme. It is important for students to view an exhibition that demonstrates considerations of display, design and aesthetics such as lighting, hanging of works and the flow of visitors through the space.
Unit 3 Area of Study 3 Connect – curate, design and propose (p.31)
This area of study focuses on the role of the curator in a range of exhibition spaces. Students investigate how curators plan exhibitions and prepare and display artworks. The curator may be part of a larger team or could be working alone in a smaller exhibition space. Students visit a range of galleries, museums, other exhibition spaces and site-specific spaces and connect these experiences to their own ideas for exhibiting artworks.
Unit 4 Area of Study 4 Conserve – present and care (p.38)
In this area of study students engage with and explore galleries, museums, other exhibition spaces or site-specific spaces where artworks are displayed. They examine a variety of exhibitions and review the methods used and considerations involved in the presentation, conservation and care of artworks. To successfully complete this area of study students must visit at least two different art exhibitions in their current year of study.
Timeline for the VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Exhibitions list
|1||July 2022||VCAA invites applications for the VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Exhibitions list|
|2||19 August 2022||Applications to be submitted to the VCAA for consideration by this date|
|3||November 2022||Exhibitions list published by the VCAA|
For further information about the Exhibitions list and how to apply, please contact the Curriculum Manager.
Dr. Kathryn Hendy-Ekers
Curriculum Manager for Visual Arts, Media and Visual Communication Design