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Unit Overview


Sculpture: Time & Space is an introductory sculpture unit which explores art through materials, space, and time. The unit introduces students to a number of technical methods for making sculptural work, including carpentry, mold making, welding, and installation, in addition to more experimental forms. Students learn how to translate sketches into objects, and learn the basic principles for making sculpture.

In addition, this unit enhances the understanding of sculpture through art historical texts, collective discussion, and group critique. As a result, Sculpture: Time & Space is designed to support students in developing practices which are ground in both making and research.

6 points
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) develop the practical and conceptual understanding of sculptural practice in the contemporary realm; (2) develop fabrication skills and the ability to mediate ideas through materials and process; and (3) develop the ability and confidence to historically contextualise their work and situate it within a contemporary discourse.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) weekly quizzes; (2) mid-semester portfolio; and (3) end-of-semester portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Mike Bianco
Unit rules
VISA1050 Art of Visualisation and Recording
or VISA1051 Art in the Environment
or VISA1052 Art of Expression
or VISA1054 Art of Drawing
or VISA1053 Video Art: Methods and Means
Advisable prior study
VISA1054 Art of Drawing, VISA2273 Art of Drawing—Advanced, VISA1051 Art in the Environment.
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Fine Arts consumables (estimated cost - $75-$350).
Contact hours
studios: 3 hours per week
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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.