PAP 160 PORTFOLIO AND EXHIBITION PRODUCTION

Photo series by SPAO graduate Abigail Gossage

Photo series by SPAO graduate Abigail Gossage

This module is a guided, integrated production unit that brings together the learning from the other modules, culminating in an end-of-year exhibition of a student’s work. Students apply skills learned across the other modules to conceive, produce their portfolio, and mount an exhibition of their various projects. Students are challenged to produce high-end analogue and/or ink jet prints, and/or other accompanying media such as multimedia with video. Students are introduced to: matting, framing, and book and video production options; gallery and museum exhibition strategies and techniques; exhibit lighting and sequencing; promotion and marketing strategies; approaches to book and video design and layout; and the role of supporting documentation.

Emphasis is placed on each student preparing the final year-end public exhibition of their portfolio and works (as well as accompanying written work) and participation in the group planning, marketing and promotional activities for the exhibition. The module concludes with a group critique of the student’s portfolio and exhibition work.

Textbook: The Photograph, Graham Clarke (New York & Oxford), 1997.
Note: The textbook provided by the school is used for all 100 level modules.
It is subject to change if and when a more recent and//or appropriate textbook is published and available.