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Lesson 4. Constructing an exhibition

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RMIT Design Hub

Building 100, Level 2

Corner Victoria and Swanston Streets

Carlton, VIC 3053

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For David Thomas: Colouring Impermanence our public programs will form a ‘micro-course' that draws on Professor David Thomas’ teaching practice. Participants in our free series of eight lessons (one for each week of the show) will undertake activities as if enrolled in David's classes. The micro-course is an introduction to the way David works, how and why the exhibition at Design Hub has been created and how David teaches creative practice. Each lesson will explore ideas such as attentive and 'empathetic' looking, timing, materiality, pictorial space, art history and theory. The lessons will involve looking, drawing, photography, conversation, reflection and review. David will host the majority of the classes and at times will draw on his community of artist, educator and curator peers as well as past and present students.

Lesson four looks at the fundamentals of exhibition making and peels back the layers of how and why we present work, and how creative works should inform their situating within the context of an exhibition. In this lesson we look at how to hang works, the effect of frames, lighting, graphics and how these procedures create readings and communicate with audiences through exhibition making and design.

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