Friday, 28 January 2011

Reaction To The Brief.....

I'm really liking the idea of getting involved in an exhibition as I'm a big fan of museums. I visit London on a monthly basis to go to many different types including The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, The Victoria & Albert and the Design Museum. I've also visited a lot of the smaller ones too like the Museum Of The Moving Image, The Transport Museum, The Museum Of Childhood and the Museum Of Brands.

Two of the exhibitions I've enjoyed most recently are the Formula 1 technology display at the Science Museum and The Childrens War display at the Imperial War Museum. These were engaging in different ways;

The F1 exhibit showed how the technology has flowed down into mainstream engineering like carbon fibre tables and electronic tyre pressure sensors. It was laid out in such a way as you could see the product alongside the F1 technology that influenced it. Images and text described things in greater deatail. As their 'crowd puller' the museum had displayed a McLaren F1 car hanging upside down from the entrances ceiling which looked amazing.

The Childrens War exhibit aimed to tell the story of the hardships of the war through the eyes of children. It was seperated into areas corresponding to each childs personal story and engaged the visitor by displaying their toys, clothing, photo's and personal voice recordings of their heartfelt and touching stories.

Web Gallery and Exhibition Brief.....

Introduction to the module:

This module is designed to give students the opportunity to promote themselves via an exhibition to showcase what they have achieved and learned over three years of studying.

Different areas of self promotion will be explored, such as interviewing techniques and how to show off work via a portfolio. The module culminates in an exciting degree show / exhibition which will be assessed. This will help to enhance confidence, expose work to public and and commercial critique and prepare the student when applying for work.

The module is assessed by coursework and a range of assignments.

Exhibition materials and sketchbook 60% (assessed as a group and individually)
-To plan, construct and implement an exhibit.
-Recognise and show rhythm and consistency in the composition of the presentation.
-Communicate effectively with others both verbally and graphically within an exhibition environment, also through the portfolio and when interviewed.

Portfolio materials and sketchbook 40% (assessed individually)
-Design a curriculum vitae and business card which can be used as evidence of engagement in Personal Development Planning.
-Recognise and show rhythm and consistency in the composition of the presentation.