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CURATE YOUR CAMPUS!

Click here for the Announcement emailed to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, 20 November 2015

 

HOW - WHAT - WHERE - WHY

 

1) Form a Campus Art Selection Group with other students from any discipline. Minimum of 4 people, maximum of 10 (certain exceptions will be made). Give your group a name.


2) Look at the current selection of artworks on the web gallery with your group. The artworks are identified by number only so that your choice is made by your interactions with each piece and not the name of the artist. We will provide you with full information on the artwork and artist after the proposal stage.

A list of DIMENSIONS is available here

UP TO 5 ARTWORKS MAY BE PROPOSED BY EACH GROUP FOR ONE OR MANY LOCATIONS


3) Select a number of bare walls in your department, school, your favourite spot in the Library, or the place you go to take a breather! The scheme is available to the main campus and all satellite campus locations.


4) Submit a joint proposal from your group by 1pm on Monday 14th December 2015 to tcdcurateyourcampus@gmail.com using the APPLICATION FORM, putting forward artwork(s) paired with a location or a number of locations where you would like them to be displayed and, most importantly, your rationale as to why your group wants these particular artworks


5) The Art Collections team will reply to you by the 18th December 2015 to acknowledge your submission and will follow up with your group when you return to campus after the 18th January 2016


GUIDELINES ON HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST LOCATION

Check out the list of dimensions to help you propose good locations for the artworks your group is proposing


Remember that you need to propose places where people passing by will not brush off the artworks, or opening doors will not collide with the picture, etc.


Avoid locations where there is excessive natural and artificial light, heat, cold, etc.
Sometimes the location will be fine but the artwork might need to be hung a little higher than normal


This scheme will include some pictures that are not framed and not glazed. The list of artwork dimensions includes notes on this. If the artwork has no frame or no glass on it, you’ll have to consider suitable locations where an unglazed or unframed picture will be less vulnerable to inadvertent damage


Of course, our campus is not a museum or a gallery space so conditions are never going to be exactly perfect for each individual type of artwork, so we have to try to balance increasing access to the art collections with how we look after them. See below for a quick checklist of what to avoid.

What is really important is that we work together with you to bring even more art, chosen by you, to the spaces we share on campus


Once you have sent in your proposals, The Art Collections Team, assisted by members of our Volunteer Group, will help you discuss your proposals with the people in charge of those areas


When everyone is in agreement, we will gradually install the artworks in situ by the end of this Academic Year, supplying information at the location on the artists and elucidating your group’s reasons for choosing the works


We hope you enjoy the experience!

 

CHECKLIST OF PLACES TO AVOID DISPLAYING ART ON CAMPUS

 areas over machines emitting heat e.g. PCs/ photocopiers/ microwaves/ heaters / fires / radiators of any type

 steamy, humid room or close to the kitchen area of Schools and Departments

 overly hot, dry rooms

 locations where the temperature fluctuates a lot

 direct sunlight or close proximity to artificial lighting, in particular fluorescent UV lighting

 locations where people will brush against it with bags or elbows etc.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1) ALL PICTURES MUST REMAIN IN THE LOCATION STATED UNTIL REQUESTED OTHERWISE BY THE CURATOR

2) By participating in this scheme you are not taking on the responsibility of the care of these artworks but we would hope that you will join with us and many others on campus as ambassadors and caretakers of our shared heritage by keeping an eye out for the collections.

3) Do email the Curator catherine.giltrap@tcd.ie if any artwork on campus might be or has been damaged accidentally or maliciously, and raise awareness of the great resource the collections are. As always, the deliberate damage to pictures or loss thereof will be considered as a debt to College and treated accordingly.


Last updated 22 March 2017 catherine.giltrap@tcd.ie (Email).