Understanding Contemporary Visual Arts Practice

Presents first hand, locally engaged practitioners’ perspectives on creative practice.

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Course outline

How does the contemporary artist and designer work? This course presents first hand, locally engaged practitioners’ perspectives on creative practice. On successful completion of this course students will be able to access local, contemporary art and design with confidence, and to discuss examples of practitioners’ methodologies and areas of investigation. Course work will involve active exploration of the local art world.

Terms & Conditions

This programme gives you the opportunity to attend regular lectures in a selection of courses, alongside enrolled students as an observer. Please note that you are not eligible to attend tutorials, take part in assessments, sit for exams and will not have access to course material online.

You will be provided with a course outline to keep you up to date with the topics discussed in class every week. This is a no-stress learning opportunity.


  • 6 weeks, 7 January – 12 February 2020, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am-12pm
  • $355.00 incl. GST
  • The University of Auckland, City Campus
  • Presented by Dr Lucille Holmes

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