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Creative TA S M A N I A Summer Schools [january 2012]


Creative TA S M A N I A www.creativetasmania.org.au


The University of Tasmania has a reputation for consistently achieving excellence in the area of the creative arts through its Faculty of Arts. The programs and our academic staff in the Tasmanian School of Art, the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Conservatorium of Music are of the highest calibre— many of these staff members are practicing artists and craftspeople who are well-respected both in Australia and internationally. The graduates of these Schools often go on to careers in the creative arts, becoming successful visual artists, furniture designers, theatre practitioners and musicians. This is why it gives me such pleasure to welcome you to the new Creative Tasmania Summer School program, where you can have a taste of courses spanning a wide range of the creative arts, from music and theatre to furniture design, sculpture, photomedia and drawing. The existing Tasmanian Creative Arts Summer School, which has taken place annually at the Inveresk arts precinct, has always been a great success, allowing members of the community to take a variety of creative courses at UTAS. Building on this success, the new Creative Tasmania program will incorporate courses at Inveresk at the School of Visual and Performing Arts as well as in Hobart at the Conservatorium of Music and the Tasmanian School of Art, both on the waterfront. The collaboration between these three schools will allow even more participants statewide to benefit from these courses. It is always a pleasure to open up the University to the community and the Creative Tasmania program will welcome those with an interest in these exciting creative pursuits.

Professor Peter Rathjen Vice–Chancellor University of Tasmania


The School has a long history in delivering high quality university education during January’s Summer School. This year, we have joined with our colleagues at the Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart, and the Conservatorium of Music in Hobart, to link our programs under one banner – Creative Tasmania. Those experiencing their first taste of the creative studies, and possibly their first taste of university, will be working alongside those honing skills and ideas that have been developing over some time; these are all part of the Creative Tasmania picture. Whether you’re on holidays in Tasmania and wanting to take up some study, or taking a subject to round out your current degree studies, we welcome you to the SVPA in the Academy of the Arts this Summer. Professor Marie Sierra Head of School School of Visual and Performing Arts Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct

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Creative The staff at the UTAS School of Visual and Performing Arts welcome you to the first run of ‘Creative Tasmania’ at Inveresk.


The Tasmanian School of Art has a longstanding tradition of engaging with the wider community. It is therefore with great pleasure that we expand our efforts and officially launch our new ‘Creative Tasmania’ initiative alongside our colleagues in the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Conservatorium of Music. This exciting partnership will bring you the first statewide summer school program, providing the most comprehensive range of workshops for the Tasmanian public. Renowned local and international artists and educators will guide you through exercises, experimentation and discovery, and help you appreciate cultural institutions and events. Join us in January 2012 for an exciting opportunity to develop your creative talent. We look forward to welcoming you at our Creative Tasmania Summer School. Professor Noel Frankham Head of School Tasmanian School of Art Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct


We l c o m e Each year the Summer School has grown in its breadth of offerings and the quality of the tutors we are able to attract. The Tasmanian Creative Arts Summer School is now part of a new collaboration bringing together the University’s Creative Arts Schools— Creative Tasmania Summer Schools. We still offer a dynamic line-up of summer units as previously held at Inveresk over the past five years–but we are now able to offer a diverse array of subjects throughout the state and in a variety of locales. The Creative Tasmania Summer School project has developed into a finely crafted, pedagogically sound, impeccably organized, major event in the state’s calendar. What a great way to spend some of your holidays on developing your skills and participating in what promises to be a memorable summer! For participants this means the educative experiences are profoundly personal and revelatory. You will gain insights into yourself, your chosen art form and the masterly skills of your tutors. Such investment can only lead to a more satisfying and insightful existence. I encourage you to immerse yourself in all that the Creative Tasmania Summer Schools have to offer, so that it becomes a time of complete personal, scholarly and social indulgence. Peter Hammond Co-Founder and Director Creative Tasmania Summer School 2012 Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct


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Approaches to Photography 9 Art, Site, Performance 11 Wheel Power 13 Contemporary Dance—Composition & Performance

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Effective Speaking 17 Foundry Casting 19 Drawing from the Environment: Spaces & Places

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Digital Imaging Foundations 23 Painting: Material, Process, Images

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Stand–up Comedy: 1, 2, 3, GO!

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The Artist’s Book 29 Thinking Textiles 31 Computers in Furniture Design

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Furniture Assault 35 Confronting MONA 38 Picturing the Wilderness 40 Introduction to Art Theory 1B

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Core Studies 1A 44 Introduction to Drawing 46 Introduction to Figure Painting

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Introduction to Installation Art 50 Vessel Formation and Surface Design

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Introduction to Alternative Jewellery Design

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Contemporary Jewellery Masterclass

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Rock Revolution 58


This workshop is designed to connect photographic theory with photographic practice and processes. The workshop will develop the participant’s ability to navigate the meaning of images through an introduction to visual literacy and the role of critical thinking and contemporary theory. Theme, style and context will be explored to identify photography’s place in contemporary art and its position as a medium for representation. The workshop places emphasis on giving form to an idea by integrating technical, aesthetic and conceptual skills in producing images, and in exploring the impact of ‘agency’ and ‘methodology’ in the process of image making. Opportunities exist for participants to engage with traditional film and darkroom practices as well as digital technologies. Jennifer Dickens Jennifer Dickens has exhibited in a broad range of solo and selected group exhibitions, state and nationally; including being a finalist in the City of Hobart Art Prize, The Hutchins Art Prize and the Poimena Art Award in Launceston. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Zonta International Award. Her work is held in both public and private collections. She has also been the recipient of state and international residencies. For the past six years Jennifer Dickens has been lecturing at the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Jennifer completed the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with Honours in 2004, a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education (Visual arts) in 2009 and a Masters of Contemporary Art in 2011.


Enrolment Details School School of Visual and Performing Arts Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code FFR213 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee $70

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Using the environment of Launceston and surrounds as primary sources, this workshop introduces recent histories and critical theories of site, environment and place, as experienced and understood in settler/post-colonial societies, and expressed in the visual and performing arts as single or multidisciplinary practice. There will be a strong emphasis on concepts of community, public, place and collaboration. Themes through which these may be explored include: site-specificity; installation; topophila; landscape as theatre; arts and environmentalism; performativity and place; art in public places; collaboration and community; tourism and art trails; working within architecture; commemoration and memory places; sound spaces; and ephemerality. Dr Deb Malor Dr Deb Malor is Graduate Research Coordinator for the University of Tasmania’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. Before leading the School’s Theory program for almost ten years, she has taught fine arts, architecture and design at the University of Sydney and UTS (Sydney). Although starting out in graphic design, she has also worked in the heritage industry, in ecodesign, land information, satellite imagery and archives. Her research and publications address concepts of garden, landscape, and wilderness in settler societies, particularly through sculpture, photo-imagery and artist/audience performance. Much of this feeds into an ongoing interest in public art and cultural tourism.


Enrolment Details School School of Visual and Performing Arts Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code FFA269/369 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee $25

Ar t, Sit e, Per f or manc e

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This Summer School workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to acquire a substantial level of skill in the unique art of wheel throwing. We will explore the basic vocabulary as well as the creative potentials of this clay forming technique in the course of making cups, jugs, bowls, plate and various other pottery forms. The idea of the functional vessel will be studied in the contexts of function, form, decoration and stylistic meaning with particular reference to modern day table culture. Finally, participants will complete their study with glazing and firing their wares using a broad range of firing techniques. Zsolt Faludi Zsolt immigrated to Australia from Hungary in the mid 1980’s after working with a traditional master potter as an apprentice. To further his training in ceramics, Zsolt enrolled to study ceramics at the Tasmanian State Institute of Technology. He gained his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania, and is currently working on his PhD at the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Zsolt is the head of the ceramics department at the School of Visual and Performing Arts and in 2008 and 2009, Zsolt was awarded a University of Tasmania Teaching Merit Certificate for outstanding teaching in ceramics. Zsolt has been running his own professional arts practice since 1994 and has gone on to be selected, exhibited, and given awards in countless exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally with work represented in many public and private collections.


Enrolment Details School School of Visual and Performing Arts Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code FFC201 Max. Class Size 26 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee $40

Whe e l Po w er All Levels 13


The workshop will consist of a solid introduction to contemporary dance technique alongside investigations into dance composition, choreography and safe dance practices. Participants will be encouraged to contribute to all aspects of the workshop program, which will include some high-level physical activity and creative thinking. Stompin excels in developing dance for and with young people and this unique opportunity to explore physicality and creativity should not be missed. The program is ideal for senior secondary students, students on a tertiary Dance pathway, current undergraduates in performing arts or education, undergraduates wishing to teach Dance and current teachers of Dance/Drama seeking formal skills recognition. Emma Porteus Emma Porteus is a proud and successful product of the Stompin model and it’s current Artistic Director. Graduating with a distinction in the Bachelor of Arts (Contemporary Dance) from Deakin University, Emma undertook honours research into the collaborative process. She has a deep passion for community art, and has worked in various capacities on a myriad of youth dance and community projects; Dancehouse (Vic), Melbourne Fringe Festival (Vic), Next Wave (Vic), Tasdance (Tas), 10 Days on the Island (Tas), Tracks (NT) and Stompin (Tas, Vic, SA). Emma has been working with a diverse range of young people and community groups from regional Tasmania in her role as one of the lead artists for Stompin’s ‘WeTubeLIVE’ (Junction, 2010) and is facilitating ‘The Kindness’, Stompin’s new upper primary school initiative. For more information check out: www.stompin.net


Enrolment Details School School of Visual and Performing Arts Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code FPB107 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

Contempor ar y Danc e— Composit ion & Per f or manc e

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This workshop will demonstrate various methods of speech writing, public speaking and presentation skills. Various voice, body language and non-verbal skills are demonstrated to assist participants in presenting in a dynamic and focused way. Strategies to allow the presentation to reach the listeners with the intended impact are investigated as well. The means of addressing performance anxiety is covered and the transference of these skills into a variety of professional contexts is developed. Robert Lewis Robert Lewis, School of Visual and Performing Arts’, Lecturer in Voice and Theatre, and Theatre Sub-Dean, is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), University of Tasmania (BPA), Monash University (BA Hons) and RMIT (Grad Dip Education). Robert has worked at the National Theatre Drama School, St Martins Youth Theatre and the Victorian College of the Arts short courses and summer schools. He has directed and performed in many productions and voice coached for theatre, film and TV. Robert is the director of the Voice Theatre Lab, a performance group focusing on physiovocal practice and research. Some of the productions include ‘Dr Faustus’, ‘5’ (both published on DVD, distributed through Artfilms), ‘Tetractys’ and ‘The Oedipus Project’.


Enrolment Details School School of Visual and Performing Arts Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code FPB252/352 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

Ef f ect ive S p e a k ing All Levels 17


This workshop introduces students to the basic formal and technical problems to be considered in the making of sculpture through the process of casting. The primary emphasis will be on working with the lost wax process to produce sculpture in bronze. Demonstrations, studio practice and critiques are used to assist the production of technically competent and conceptually informed work. Participants will be given a brief history of bronze casting as well as discussion on where their work fits into a contemporary context. Dr Tim Edwards Melbourne born Sculptor Dr Tim Edwards has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award and at the Centre for Contemporary Art Seattle WA. Tim’s sculptural practice covers a wide range of materials, processes and techniques, with a conceptual nod towards the constructed environment and notions of colonisation. Tim has been the recipient of several awards and has been commissioned for public art works, the most recent being the Fallen Firefighter Memorial for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in Melbourne, and the Sir John Monash Medallion. In 2001 Tim was awarded an Australian Post Graduate Scholarship and completed his PhD through the School of Visual and Performing Arts and History and the Classics at the University of Tasmania. Tim has lectured in Sculpture at the SVPA, and currently runs the foundry program and is teaching in Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.


Enrolment Details School School of Visual and Performing Arts Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code FFS250 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee $50 (bronze additional)

Foundr y C a s t ing All Levels 19


This workshop explores approaches to drawing open air spaces including urban, rural, recreational and wilderness environments. Drawing tutorials that address the representation of atmospheric conditions, ephemerality, viewing points, perspectival conundrums, dynamic elements (including movement events within spaces and movement of the observer) will be presented within a context that considers the techniques and traditions of recording and responding to place(s). Classes include practical drawing investigations developed from site visits to various locations in the Tamar valley region. The workshop encourages forwardlooking creative responses to the history of landscape drawing, the source of its philosophical approaches and its impact on the development of environmental consciousness. Dr Sue Henderson Launceston artist, Sue Henderson works predominantly with various media on paper. Sue’s arts practice references ways of interacting with places, including exploring the perceptions of a rock climber in the landscape. Her work ranges from large-scale ink paintings to site-specific installations and collaborations. Sue was recipient of a University medal in 2006, completed her PhD in 2010 and currently teaches in the drawing and painting studios at the School of Visual and Performing Arts.


Enrolment Details School School of Visual and Performing Arts Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code FFD204/304 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee $15

D r a w ing f r om t he Environment: Spaces & Places

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The aim of this workshop is to provide a technical as well as theoretical understanding of digital imaging, and to develop the capacity to think about its applications as a conceptual tool for accomplishing visual outcomes that successfully communicate concepts. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to using Photoshop in developing printed images. Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard tool used for digital imaging, which makes Photoshop expertise a valuable commodity in the workplace Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of digital imaging, while focusing on creative experimentation. On completion, you will understand basic imaging concepts, and have an understanding of Photoshop’s application to a range of other software programs, and in more general terms its relevance and impact on other visual forms of communication. Dr Troy Ruffels Troy is a graduate of the University of Tasmania and the University of Glasgow. His most recent solo exhibitions include ‘Faultlines’, Bett Gallery Hobart and ‘Filtered Sky, Taksu Gallery, Singapore. Other solo exhibitions have been held in venues in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Madrid, Sydney and Hobart. Ruffels’ work has been selected in numerous national and international survey exhibitions including: The Lake, Australian Centre for Photography and Winifred Bowness Art Prize, Monash Art Gallery. Troy has been awarded numerous grants, awards, commissions and residencies including a Samstag Scholarship and Rimbun Malaysian Residency, and his work is held in a range of national and international collections.


Enrolment Details School School of Visual and Performing Arts Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code FFR252/352 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee To be advised

D igi t a l I m a g ing Founda t i ons

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This workshop introduces a range of the material processes available to painting. Water colour, acrylic and oil based media are explored along with their appropriate supports such as canvas and specialist papers. Each process is considered within the context of its traditional and contemporary use. Thus conceptual approaches are always linked to subject matter and ideas about representation. Participants are challenged to develop a personal position on these issues which can be observed in their work. Penny Mason Artist and teacher, Penny Mason works in a variety of media including Painting, Lithography and mixed media installation. Her work is often presented in the form of reversible wallpaper to question several longstanding hierarchies, such as the convention that the fine arts (in this case represented by painting) are valued more highly than the decorative arts (such as wallpaper) as well as notions of ownership of public spaces. Penny is Head of the Painting Studio at the School of Visual and Performing Arts.


Enrolment Details School School of Visual and Performing Arts Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code FFP202 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee $15

P a in t ing : Ma t er ial, Process, Images

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The art and skill of the Stand up routine is the core of this exciting workshop: the basics of writing a joke and essential elements of comedy; the truth, the lie, exaggeration, word pictures, economy, the punch-line, timing. Each participant creates a solo and double act routine that is shared with a variety of audiences. Mick Lowenstein Mick’s first comedy appearances were in a series of skits that he wrote himself and performed with a bunch of school friends called ‘BlackGammon’. Whilst undertaking his Bachelor of Performing Arts degree, Mick performed his first one-man show ‘This is not here’ (‘94). In 2002 Mick performed a one-man comedy show, called ‘It’s about time’. This led to regular spots as part of the Hobart Comedy Festival. He wrote and performed ‘Radioactive’, which he toured to the 2003 Falls Festival, the 2004 Hobart Comedy Festival, the 2004 Adelaide Fringe Festival and the 2004 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Mick wrote and performed another show, ‘By Word of Mouse’ at the Hobart Fringe festival in 2008 and was also producer of Tasmania’s first regular comedy room that ran for four years. In 2009 Mick was a semi finalist on Australia’s Got Talent. Mick directed the 2011 Uni Revue, ‘Larageddon’ and is an award winning writer and director.


Enrolment Details School School of Visual and Performing Arts Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code FPB 137 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

S t a nd – up Comedy: 1, 2, 3, GO!

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This workshop surveys how contemporary artists have approached traditional and non-traditional ideas of the book; including pop-ups, journals, mixed media, concertina and scroll formats. Students will have the opportunity to explore technical aspects of book constructions including paper selection, cutting, stitching, binding and tooling. This will involve the hands-on experience of devising a personal artist book. Helene Weeding Helene Weeding is a Launceston-based artist who is currently involved in post graduate study at the University of Tasmania’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. Her research is directed at discovering, through the process of painting, a pathway to analysing emotive responses to particular bodies of water. Water’s ability to reflect and distil emotion, while simultaneously evoking memories, has been a significant factor in her investigation. Recent paintings are of a large scale and Weeding uses acrylic and oil paint, mixed with various media applied in layers to the canvas, reminiscent of the layering of memories. She exhibits regularly in Tasmania and is represented by Handmark Gallery.


Enrolment Details School School of Visual and Performing Arts Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code FFE215/315 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee $35

The A r t i s t ’s B o o k

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This unit will extend students knowledge of the contemporary practice of textiles. Students will produce both two and three-dimensional works using a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials and techniques. Experimental textile projects are designed to encourage students to combine subject matter with creative interpretation. This will expand techniques and materials to engage the student with ideation practices within the studio: thinking through making/making through thinking. Mae Finlayson Mae Finlayson is an internationally trained contemporary textile artist now calling Australia home again. Swapping her native Melbourne for the bright lights of London 15 years ago, she received her Fine Art Textiles BA at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and completed her studies with a Masters in Constructed Textiles from the Royal College of Art. She then worked from her East London studio producing one off fashion pieces, embroideries, prints and commissioned works—like designing a ‘space age’ costume collection for the prestigious V & A Museum of Childhood. Mae has devised and taught community based art projects, acted as a creative consultant for fellow artists and designers, and lent her expertise to the creation of a major London based vintage textile and print archive. With her personal art works being featured in International Textiles magazine and regularly listed on leading fabric forecasting site WGSN, Mae uses drawing and print, colour and texture to create visually striking pieces of ‘craft with concept’.


Enrolment Details School School of Visual and Performing Arts Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code FFX205/305 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee $35

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This is an introductory furniture design workshop using sheet materials and CNC technologies. The workshop will address basic construction principals behind sheet material manufacture with a particular focus on detailing in design. Participants will receive training in Vectorworks CAD drawing and virtual modelling to develop their ideas for a designed object. On completion of the design a 1:4 scale (due to tooling) model will be produced using the CNC router or laser. This workshop has a very strong emphasis on learning by making and participants will be encouraged to produce a number of variations of their design concept. Time permitting; a full size 1:1 product will be produced at the end of the workshop. Simon Ancher Simon graduated with Honours in Furniture Design from the University of Tasmania in 2000. Working from the Designer Makers Co-Op Workshop in North Hobart, Simon developed a successful practice specialising in one-off commissioned work and interior fit-outs. Simon’s designs have been selected for exhibitions including Workshopped, Design Island and Young Designer’s Month. Simon’s public art commissions have enabled his fascination with morphed bench-seating configurations, which constitute a significant shift in design methodology and manufacture in Simon’s practice. The ‘designer/maker’ model has been developed into a collaborative operation, and this development is now a key aspect of Simon’s design practice.


Enrolment Details School School of Architecture & Design Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code KDA384 Domestic Students $1006.00 or upfront payment *#$804.80 Consumable Fee $50

C o mput er s in Fur nit ure D e s ign All Levels 33


This is an explosive workshop that covers everything from sharpening techniques, laminating, veneering, machining and furniture production methods. Students will be exposed to a wide range of skills and techniques under the guidance of furniture designer and maker Matt Prince. The major project for the workshop will be a hand crafted table—to be made by the students— that incorporates all the techniques and processes being taught throughout the course. On successful completion of the workshop students will walk away with a handmade piece of furniture and the skills required to produce many more into the future. Matt Prince After spending a number of years in the UK working as a shipwright and learning traditional methods of wooden boat construction, Matt returned to Australia to undertake an associate degree at the Australian School of Fine Furniture in Launceston. Graduating in 2008, he moved to NSW and worked on a number of high profile projects including the making of the furniture for the Federal Courts Ceremonial Suite in Sydney. In 2010 Matt returned to Tasmania to complete his studies and is one of the first to obtain the newly offered Bachelor of Environmental Design (Furniture Design) from the School of Architecture & Design. Matt currently lives in Launceston and is establishing himself as a designer and maker of contemporary furniture.


Enrolment Details School School of Architecture & Design Date 9–20 January 2012 Location Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Semester Code 3 Unit Code KDA381/382 Domestic Students $1006.00 or upfront payment *#$804.80 Consumable Fee $50

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Enrolment Details School Tasmanian School of Art Location Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct Date 9–30 January 2012 Semester Code 3 Unit Code FSA101 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

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l Image courtesy of MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania | Photo credit: MONA/Leigh Carmichae

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is one of the most significant private collections in Australia and the idiosyncratic vision of owner/ developer, David Walsh, has resulted in a unique gallery/museum experience for the visitor. The workshop is designed to help those with little or no experience of fine art to ‘confront’ MONA from different perspectives: as a remarkable private museum, as a diverse collection of international contemporary and ancient art, and as an overall immersive art ‘experience’. You will discuss different approaches to engaging with MONA, learn about the differences between private and public museums, and develop strategies for discussing, analysing and writing about both contemporary and ancient art. Dr Brigita Ozolins Dr Brigita Ozolins is an artist and lecturer in theory and studio subjects across a range of disciplines. Her work explores the relationships between language, history, bureaucracy and identity, via installation and performance. She has completed numerous commissions for the State Library of Tasmania, the National Library of Latvia, MONA and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Neil Holmstrom Neil Holmstrom is an experienced textile artist practitoner with a passion for arts education. He is a graduate of theTasmanian School of Art, majoring in printmaking, and art and design theory. Neil was awarded the Jim Bacon foundation scholarship to study for his honours degree in 2011, for which he is researching the role of the death mask in contemporary art.


Enrolment Details School Tasmanian School of Art Location Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct Date 5–27 January 2012^ Semester Code 3 Unit Code FST205/305 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

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Detail of: Brigita Ozolins, Orb ,2008. Digital Print on Hahnemuhle paper | Image courtesy of artist

Prerequisite: FST102 – Introduction to Art & Design Theory 1B; Students who do not meet this requirement but who can demonstrate an equivalent amount of relevant experience or qualifications are also eligible. This workshop will introduce participants to the history and theory of landscape art with particular emphasis on the ways in which artists have worked with wilderness and natural environment themes. Students will learn about the historical development of these themes within the visual arts and other disciplines, and will also consider the links between art and current environmental debates. Learning is developed through attending a symposium that features artists and experts in fields such as philosophy, environmental studies and literature; follow-up lectures, seminars and curatorial exercises. Amy Jackett Amy Jackett is a Tasmanian artist and writer currently undertaking a PhD at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania. Her doctoral thesis investigates the ways in which a sense of belonging is visually articulated in imagined portraits of Australian historical figures in Australian landscape settings. Amy’s research interests include colonial Australian art, landscape painting and portraiture.


Enrolment Details School Tasmanian School of Art Location Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct Date 3–27 January 2012^ Semester Code 3 Unit Code FST102 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

I nt r oduc t ion to Art The or y 1B

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Prerequisite: FST101 – Introduction to Art & Design Theory 1A; Students who do not meet this requirement but who can demonstrate an equivalent amount of relevant experience or qualifications are also eligible. This workshop examines innovative and significant aspects of twentieth century art and design, focusing in particular on the period of Modernism from about 1880 to 1940. It will concentrate on some of the main terms which came into prominence during this period. The aim of the workshop is to provide students with a sound working knowledge of the concepts informing discussion of the arts in modernist culture and how they can be applied in the analysis of particular works of art or design. Each week the tutorial groups discuss and analyse a manifesto, review or article written by a modernist artist, critic or theorist which relates to the particular lecture topics. Dr Pamela Turton-Turner Dr Pamela Turton-Turner holds her doctorate with the University of Tasmania where she teaches art and design theory at the School of Art. She has worked at UTAS since 2003 in the roles of lecturer, sessional teacher and researcher in the areas of gender studies, art theory, identity theory, and philosophy. Dr Turton-Turner’s special research areas include benevolence and female identity in popular media, hypersexualisation of women in visual culture, feminist aesthetics, poststructural theories. She is also a print artist with an interest in digital art, her work is influenced by feminist dada and surrealism.


Enrolment Details School Tasmanian School of Art Location Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct Date 3–27 January 2012^ Semester Code 3 Unit Code FSA111 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

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Core Studies in Fine Art and Design is an introduction to fundamental themes, concepts and principals common to Art and Design practise. Core Studies complements studio majors and facilitates interdisciplinary practise by developing a common formal language and conceptual framework between all visual art and design disciplines. In this workshop the concepts of Light, Time and Space are introduced and explored through a lecture program and three related practical projects. Students are challenged to consider the development of ideas and how processes and materials are chosen and utilised in relation to those ideas. Scot Cotterell Scot Cotterell is an inter-disciplinary artist concerned with responses to technology and media. Scot’s exhibition history includes ‘Shotgun’, CAST Gallery (2010) ‘Medium Frequency’, DF Arte Contemporaneo, Spain (2009) ‘The Fall’, MONA FOMA Festival (2009) and ‘/Encoding_Experience_’, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania (2008). Scot has curated exhibitions for CAST, Academy Gallery UTAS and Boiler Room and the National Improvisation Laboratory. He holds a Research MFA from UTAS and is a Jim Bacon Foundation Scholarship recipient. Scot currently works at Contemporary Art Services Tasmania and Hobart City Council as an Exhibitions Officer. Scot is represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart.


Enrolment Details School Tasmanian School of Art Location Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct Date 3–20 January 2012^ Semester Code 3 Unit Code FSD153 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

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Drawing is the ultimate transferable skill; it is a way of thinking or acting that is fundamental to creativity. This workshop will introduce participants to a range of principles and practices in drawing. It will increase the student’s knowledge of the pictorial elements of composition and of the processes of translation from object to image. Students will be guided through set exercises and projects based on observational and experimental drawing that will provide them with basic drawing skills and vocabulary. Participants will be encouraged to try different media and experiment with various techniques and processes. Practical work is supported by presentations, class discussion and critique, and one-on-one discussion with the lecturer. Megan Walch Megan Walch has taught at the Australian National University , Monash University, and the Victorian College for the Arts. She has completed residencies at the Taipei National University for the Arts, Taiwan, and with Asialink at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Megan graduated with honours from the Tasmanian School of Art in 1989. She completed a Master of Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute, USA on a Samstag Scholarship in 1997. Megan is an alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Space Program, New York. Her work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Australia.


Enrolment Details School Tasmanian School of Art Location Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct Date 3–24 January 2012^ Semester Code 3 Unit Code FSA103 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

I nt r oduc t ion t o Figure P a in t ing

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Figure painting is a broad and varied tradition within the discipline of painting. This workshop will introduce and examine some of the key strategies and themes of this tradition including: portraiture/self-portraiture, the nude, the figure in space and groups of figures. As part of this workshop students will investigate the difference between working from found imagery or photographs and working from life and will also focus on different compositional and image-making strategies related to the figure. Participants will learn to handle and apply paint at an introductory level (either acrylic or oil), to experiment with the possibilities of the chosen medium, and to become familiar with its implications as an ongoing creative strategy within the figurative tradition. This is a very hands-on workshop and it will require students to complete some tasks outside of studio time. It is not necessary to have experience in figure painting to enrol in this workshop; the emphasis is on experimentation, exploration and development. Amy Reid Amy Reid is a graduate of the Tasmanian School of Art. She works across a variety of disciplines including painting, photography and digital media. Throughout her undergraduate study, Amy exhibited and curated a number of exhibitions, established a gallery for monthly UTAS Painting Society exhibitions. Amy’s work is driven by the struggle for personal identity within youth subcultures and focuses on the themes of constructed image, social networking, belonging and fashion.


Enrolment Details School Tasmanian School of Art Location Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct Date 9–24 January 2012 Semester Code 3 Unit Code FSA102 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

I nt r oduc t ion t o Ins t allat ion Art

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Detail of: Lucy Bleach, Volcano Lover at TMAG, 2011 | Image : Peter Matther

An intensive workshop focused around the MONA FOMA arts festival that includes practical workshops, dynamic lectures, visits to MONA FOMA events, exhibitions and artist talks. Students will be guided through the key themes and approaches associated with contemporary Installation Art practice. With exposure to local, national and international contemporary artists and their methods, the workshop encourages multi-disciplinary experimentation in developing and realising new work, culimating with an exhibition outcome in Entrepôt Gallery. Lucy Bleach Lucy Bleach is an Associate Lecturer in Sculpture at the Tasmanian School of Art. Her research practice is cross–disciplinary and installation based, typically creating opportunities for contact, encounter and change beyond the artist’s touch. Her work often takes place in the public realm and is frequently informed by natural geography. She has participated in Ten Days on the Island festivals, and in the 4th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan, and received the Qantas Foundation Contemporary Art Award in 2010. John Vella John Vella is the Head of Sculpture at the Tasmanian School of Art and is the recipient of a number of teaching awards. He has developed a number of independent and collaborative projects across diverse national and international contexts. In addition to having completed five major commissions, John has received highly competitive grants from the Australia Council and Arts Tasmania. His work is represented in both private and public collections.


Enrolment Details School Tasmanian School of Art Location Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct Date 9–17 January 2012 Semester Code 3 Unit Code FSA103 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

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This workshop will help students to advance their wood skills and requires the participants to have prior wood turning skills, including experience using a wood lathe. Participant’s skills will be reinforced and further developed in order to create a series of turned vessels where design and function are tested. Students are guided through a series of demonstrations and exercises where the elements of form and surface design, shape, volume, balance and pattern are explored. Participants will also explore and refine techniques of wood embellishment and surfacing which include; carving, texturing, burning, burnishing and colouring. Brad Moss Brad Moss is a highly acclaimed and respected Tasmanian designer and maker of objects in wood. Brad’s work is represented in significant national and international collections, including that of former President of the United States Bill Clinton. He has received a number of important commissions, including a presentation gift to St John Paul II on the beatification of Mary Mackillop, by the Sisters of St Joseph. Brad has been teaching woodturning since 2000 at TAFE and Polytechnic. Brad travels regularly to Japan, Europe and America to update his knowledge of traditional making techniques.


Enrolment Details School Tasmanian School of Art Location Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct Date 23 January – 3 February 2012 Semester Code 3 Unit Code FSA103 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

I nt r oduc t ion t o Alterna t ive Jeweller y D e s ign

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Detail of: Natalie Holtsbaum and Lola Green, ‘Caradi’ friendship, 2011 | Image: Peter Whyte

With a focus on the use of everyday materials in the creation of wearable, small-scale objects, this workshop will guide participants through a range of exercises that challenge their understanding of what jewellery can be. The workshop will be structured around a series of design exercises that are expanded into alternative approaches to jewellery making. Students will work with two and threedimensional form with materials such as: paper, cardboard, fabrics, plastics, hardware items and found materials. Participants will also be encouraged to collect materials that can be used to diversify their own design and making approaches. Natalie Holtsbaum Natalie Holtsbaum is a Gold and Silversmithing Graduate from RMIT, and now is based in Tasmania. She works predominantly with jewellery and installation and has exhibited in Singapore, New York, Sydney and Melbourne. One focus of Holtsbaum’s practice is to create specific occasion and exhibition work, where impermanence can be the dominating factor. A second and equal concern is traditional technique and permanence, through material and processes that allow for longevity of the item. Through using ethically sourced materials, Holtsbaum attempts to captivate an essence of human interaction and cultural identity in her work. Recent pieces have been collected by The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and commissioned by the Life Is Art Foundation for David Walsh.


Enrolment Details School Tasmanian School of Art Location Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct Date 9–19 January 2012 Semester Code 3 Unit Code FSA706 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

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Detail of: Collection by Karl Fritsch. Gold 750, Sterling Silver Oxidised, Saphire, Emerald, Ruby, Diamond, Glass | Image courtesy of artist

Prerequisites: Successful applicants will be expected to have completed an undergraduate degree or have other qualifications such as extensive professional experience. Please contact the Tasmanian School of Art for details. This workshop is aimed at students with advanced jewellery skills. During this time they will extend and challenge the conceptual and theoretical framework for their design and jewellery making processes. Discussions will reference contemporary jewellery of the last 40 years, questioning and researching what jewellery means and what it can be. The focus will be on visual research and experimentation. Lisa Walker Lisa Walker is a New Zealand born jeweller/artist/ designer, mostly working in contemporary jewellery, and has exhibited in museums and galleries in Europe, Asia and America. She works with a large range of materials and techniques, making reactionary work, that is consciously active with influences from all walks of culture and life. Karl Fritsch Karl Fritsch is a German born jeweller whose craft has been defined as ‘artistic intervention’. Fritsch often uses existing jewellery to create wholly unique and inspired renovations of traditional jewellery. He studied at the Goldsmiths’ College in Pforzheim and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and his works has been included in museum collections across Europe.


Enrolment Details School Conservatorium of Music Date 9–27 January 2012 Semester Code 3 Unit Code FCB116 Domestic Students $706.00 or upfront payment *#$564.80 Consumable Fee Nil

Rock Revolut ion

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Provides a survey of the development of major styles and contributions of major figures to popular music from the 1950s to the present day, focusing on the social context of musical styles and the relationship between the music and its selecting audience. Students gain familiarity with significant repertoire and enhanced aural awareness in the appreciation of formal and stylistic characteristics. Dr Carolyn Philpott Dr Philpott is a sessional lecturer in Music History & Musicology and also lectures ‘Rock Revolution’ at the Conservatorium of Music. Her Ph.D dissertation focused on the projection of an Australian identity in the music and persona of expatriate composer Malcolm Williamson and she has published several articles related to this research, including ‘The Master and the Media: Malcolm Williamson in the Press’ for the book Musical Islands: Exploring Connections Between Music, Place and Research, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2009). She contributed to the entry on Williamson in the most recent edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (2007) and has also published book reviews and an article on Peter Sculthorpe’s musical response to social injustice in his String Quartet No. 14 for Context: Journal of Music Research (2004). She is the current Secretary of the Tasmanian Chapter of the Musicological Society of Australia, a position she has held since the Chapter’s formation in 2007, and is a music critic for the Mercury newspaper (Hobart).


To join in the University of Tasmania presented workshops in the Summer School program you will need to enrol in the University of Tasmania’s Associate Degree in Arts. You are able to choose whether you would like to be assessed for credit towards future University studies, or alternatively to participate on a one-off non-assessment basis, for interest sake alone. Once your application is processed, you may be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place in the course, this gives you the opportunity to defer your fees through HECS-HELP. Please contact the School of Visual and Performing Arts to be sent the relevant forms to complete.

Cont act Det ails Contact School of Visual and Performing Arts University of Tasmania Locked Bag 1362 Launceston TAS 7250 Phone: (03) 6324 4423 International: +61 3 6324 4423 Fax: (03) 6324 4401 International: +61 3 6324 4401 Email: Alisa.Ward@utas.edu.au Please note the degree code is R2BS Creative Tasmania Summer School for workshops offered at Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct.

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Inveres k Pre cinc t

G ener a l P ublic

Launceston’s

Appl ic a t i on P r o c e s s


U TA S S t u d e n t s Current Domestic^

Current Bachelor of Contemporary Arts

As Summer School units are restricted to quotas all enrolments must be processed manually. Please use the following steps to complete your enrolment.

^International student enrolment information is available on page 55 Log into eStudent centre

Log into eStudent centre

Click on Current Details

Click on Current Details

** Please note, if you have already enrolled online for 2012, you will not be able to print a copy of your 2012 re-enrolment/variation form until 1 Nov when variations to enrolment open. If this is the case and you would like to secure a place in a Summer School unit, contact the School of Visual and Performing Arts Click on Print my re-enrolment form

Click on Print my re-enrolment form

PRINT and complete the re-enrolment form 2012

Print and complete the re-enrolment form 2012

Have your enrolment form signed and approved by your Faculty Officer, Dean or Sub-Dean

Next By mail: Creative Tasmania Summer School School of Visual and Performing Arts Locked Bag 1362 Launceston TAS 7250

In person: Bring the printed form to Reception at the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the Inveresk Campus.


G ener a l P ublic To join in the University of Tasmania presented workshops in the Summer School program you will need to enrol in the University of Tasmania’s Diploma of Fine Arts and Design or F2Q Associate Degree Music Studies (for Rock Revoultion). Once your application is processed, you may be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place in the course, this gives you the opportunity to defer your fees through HECS-HELP.

Please contact the Tasmanian School of Art to be sent the relevant forms to complete.

Cont act Det ails Contact Tasmanian School of Art University of Tasmania Locked Bag 57 HobartTAS 7001 Phone: (03) 6226 4336 International: +61 3 6226 4336 Fax: (03) 6226 4308 International: +61 3 6226 4308 Email: Josef.Klementovics@utas.edu.au Please note the degree code is F2T Diploma in Fine Art & Design or F2Q Associate Degree Music Studies for workshops offered at Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct.

Hobart’s Wa t e r f r o n t P r e c i nc t

Appl ic a t i on P r o c e s s


U TA S S t u d e n t s Current Domestic

Current Bachelor of Fine Arts

As Summer School units are restricted to quotas all enrolments must be processed manually. Please use the following steps to complete your enrolment. Go to www.creativetasmania.org.au

Go to www.creativetasmania.org.au

Click on Summer Schools and Workshops to look at the workshop details

Click on Summer Schools and Workshops to look at the workshop details

Click on ‘Register for this Workshop’

Click on ‘Register for this Workshop’

After registering you will receive more information and necessary forms for your enrolment

After registering you will receive more information and necessary forms for your enrolment

Next By mail: Creative Tasmanian Summer School Tasmania School of Art Locked Bag 57 Hobart TAS 7001

In person: Bring the printed form to Tasmanian School of Arts front desk, at the Hunter Street Campus.

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Gener al Inf or ma t ion Fe es School of Visual and Performing Arts Domestic* Tuition

$706.00 * For Commonwealth Supported Students who wish to pay their fee upfront (prior to 31 December 2011#), the fee is less 20% = $564.80*

School of Architecture & Design Domestic* Tuition

$1006.00 * For Commonwealth Supported Students who wish to pay their fee upfront (prior to 31 December 2011#), the fee is less 20% = $804.80*

Tasmanian School of Art Domestic* Tuition

$706.00 * For Commonwealth Supported Students who wish to pay their fee upfront (prior to 31 December 2011#), the fee is less 20% = $564.80*

Conservatorium of Music Domestic* Tuition

$706.00 * For Commonwealth Supported Students who wish to pay their fee upfront (prior to 31 December 2011#), the fee is less 20% = $564.80*

International Tuition

Please contact the International Services Office for specific information relating to International fees. Email: ISA.Ltn@utas.edu.au
 Phone: (+613) 6324 3503

* Domestic Tuition fee only applies specifically to the Creative Tasmania Summer School workshops and not any other University of Tasmania units and up-front payment is only available for Australian citizens. NZ citizens, Permanent Residents and International students are not entitled to the upfront payment discount. # At the time of printing legislative changes that affect the upfront discount are before parliament. Subsequently the upfront discount of 20% is only available on enrolments processed before 31 December 2011. After this date please contact us prior to enrolling for confirmation of the upfront discount amount. Please note the tuition fee does not include the cost of materials or equipment. The Consumable fee is listed to the applicable workshops in this program.

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U TA S I n t e r n a t i o n a l S t u d e n t s Currently enrolled UTAS International Students may apply for a place in one of the Creative Tasmania Summer School workshops. Fees for currently enrolled International students are calculated by study load based on the annual fee for their current course of study. Please contact the International Services Office for specific information relating to your fees. For other enquiries for international students please phone: (+613) 6324 3503 Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct Email: ISA.Ltn@utas.edu.au
 Phone: (+613) 6324 3503
 Hobart’s Waterfront Precinct Email: ISA.Hobart@utas.edu.au
 Phone: (+613) 6226 2706

The Summer School is held in Semester 3. All units offered by the University of Tasmania attract 12.5% weighting for HECS-HELP purposes. Re-enrolment opens on the 3 October, 2011. Anyone over the age of 16 can apply to attend the University of Tasmania workshops. All participants under the age of 18 must have signed parental permission to attend. Applications close 16 December 2011. Late applications after 16 December may be accepted depending on available places in nominated workshops. Please contact Creative Tasmania for late application information. Please be aware that for the workshop ‘Rock Revolution’ under the Associate Degree in Music Studies, applicants are required to take appropriate diagnostic tests to determine their level of music literacy. The University of Tasmania’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, Tasmanian School of Art, and the Conservatorium of Music reserves the right to cancel the School or a class due to unforeseen circumstances. In this instance a full refund will be sent to participants.

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Ve n u e s School of Visual and Performing Arts workshops

Academy of the Arts, Inveresk

School of Architecture & Design workshops

Architecture & Design Building, Inveresk

Tasmanian School of Art workshops

Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart

Conservatorium of Music workshops

Sandy Bay Road, Hobart

*** Please note, some workshops will include field trips, and class times may be subject to change. A full program will be sent to you in December.

L a u n c e s t o n ’s I n v e r e s k P r e c i n c t Monday 9 January Friday 20 January 2012

9.00am - 4.00pm classes, studio days and final exhibition occur within this period.

H o b a r t ’s W a t e r f r o n t P r e c i n c t January - February 2012

please visit www.creativetasmania.org.au for individual workshop schedules

L o c a t ions, S chedule s a n d U TA S A c c o m m o d a t i o n


Ac c omoda t ion Ser vic es - Launc es t on Accommodation Services at the University of Tasmania offers Summer School guests a choice of single bedrooms with shared facilities or whole units (5 or 6 bedrooms) on the Newnham campus, set amidst pleasant grounds with BBQ facilities. One of the many advantages of the accommodation is that it is ideally located close to Inveresk Campus (less than 10 minutes by car) and only 10 minutes from the city centre, providing easy access to local attractions, for example, the Cataract Gorge, City Park and the old Seaport. Please contact UTAS Accommodation Services for current rates. Onsite parking is available close to all residences. Saltz Café and Restaurant which is located at the AMC end of campus offers quality low cost food – open all week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you would like to make a booking directly please don’t hesitate to contact us: 
 Phone: 1300 138 497 or (03) 6324 3917 

Fax: (03) 6324 3915 

 Email: enquiries@accommodation.utas.edu.au 

 Website: www.accommodation.utas.edu.au

Acc omoda t ion Ser vices - Hobar t Accommodation Services at the University of Tasmania offers Summer School guests a choice of single bedrooms with shared facilities or whole units (5 or 6 bedrooms) on the Newnham campus, set amidst pleasant grounds with BBQ facilities. One of the many advantages of the accommodation is that it is ideally located close to Inveresk Campus (less than 10mins by car) and only 10 minutes from the city centre, providing easy access to local attractions, for example, the Cataract Gorge, City Park and the old Seaport.

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hobart’s waterfront precinct launceston’s inveresk precinct

www.creativetasmania.org.au CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B

Creative Tasmania Summer Schools 2012  

Creative Tasmania Summer Schools 2012 Workshops and Application Brochure

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