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2016 – Place

2016 Exhibition Theme Place is defined by a boundary, in which the centre is separated from the periphery – that which lays outside. A place determines who is included and excluded from a particular community through various obstacles and challenges. Our sense of community can be defined through the cultures and subcultures to which we all belong, as we participate in customs […]

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Numerate Place

One of the ways in which math and art can intersect! Taking a look at the relationship between geometry, algebra and art…. of course within the context of understanding “Place”!

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Intersectionality & Place

Intersectionality is a theory and practice of looking at systems and their interactions. It originally emerged from the investigations into the interactions of oppressive systems and how the marginalization of people and groups was further intrenched through layers of prejudice and discrimination. For example, people have been historically discriminated against because of their skin colour […]

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Contemporary Artists Exploring Place

Contemporary artists often explore notions of place. In this blog post, Janet Cardiff, Ai Wei Wei and the Artists of Art:21 are introduced as exemplar artists for students to look at and investigate in relation to this year’s theme for Walk the Art: Place!

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Real Spaces – Defining Place

If places unite groups, they exclude as well as include, and are therefore also fundamental to the institutionalization of difference among groups. David Summers Real Spaces (2003) Places are not just geographical places or coordinates on a map. They are the spaces in which people are included, and excluded through the purposeful design of the place. […]

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