Otago Polytechnic

Sculpture

 

Contemporary Sculpture encompasses installation practice, site specific art works, public sculpture, performance, live art and the object in relation to the commodity and the handcrafted. Sculpture at the Dunedin School of Art examines the contemporary context and relational field through an emphasis on history, theory, communities and material cultures.

Students work on individual programmes of study through self-directed practical and theoretical research.

The department emphasises a practical approach to problem solving, and to philosophical and critical understanding of the position of the object within western culture today.  

The Otago Sculpture Trust; set up to foster and develop sculptural practice across Otago and beyond.

  • Diana Tran

    Diana Tran

  • Lily Jean Redgrave

    Lily Jean Redgrave

  • Shelley McConaughy

    Shelley McConaughy

  • Stephanie Cossens

    Stephanie Cossens

  Programmes

Bachelor of Visual Arts
Translate your creativity into a career! A qualification in the Visual Arts will allow you to find employment in an exciting and diverse range of professions such as a practising artist, curator, art educator or researcher. A variety of roles within the digital and film industries would also be possible.

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)
Ideal if you are a high achiever who intends to pursue further study, this research-focused programme culminates in an exhibition and writings demonstrating your intellectual rigour and professional expertise.

Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts
If you already hold a degree and would like to develop your fine arts skills, this programme offers you the chance to carry out an intensive course of study, tailored to suit your individual goals and requirements.

Postgraduate Certificate in Visual Arts
If you are seeking initial engagement in postgraduate study this structured programme is for you! Create a body of critically engaged studio work and write a set essay on an aspect of related research methodology.

Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts
Develop and display mastery of the professional, technical and conceptual skills relevant to your chosen field through an original exhibition and associated writing, leading to a broader range of career options.

Master of Visual Arts
Develop and display mastery of the professional, technical and conceptual skills relevant to your chosen field through an original exhibition and associated writing, leading to a broader range of career options.

Master of Fine Arts
Practicing artists will especially benefit from this in-depth research project, which has been benchmarked against national and international standards and culminates in a public exhibition and dissertation.

  Lecturers and coordinators

Studio Co-ordinator: Michele Beevors, MFA, MA
Michele is the Studio Coordinator for Sculpture and lectures in the undergraduate programme specialising in the History of Modernist Sculpture. She also supervises postgraduate students in the Theory and Practice of Art. Michele holds Masters degrees from the Canberra School of Art (Australian National University) and Columbia University (New York). Her research is driven by a concern for material culture, value and the commodity and by George Batialles idea of formless.

Lecturer: Scott Eady, MFA
Scott Eady is a Senior Lecturer in Sculpture. He exhibits nationally and internationally on a regular basis and was awarded the prestigious Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago in 2002. Scott was selected to exhibit at the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, 2012 and at the Personal Structures Exhibition, Venice Biennale, 2013.

Technical Teacher: Jamie Oliphant, BFA

  Facilities

The workshop is equipped to international standards with separate workshops for wood, metal, plaster and clay, plastic, bronze.