Practising Visual Artist and Educator (Interests and Influences…
Practising Visual Artist and Educator
Pursuing a career in academia
The notion of becoming a tertiary teacher encourages collaboration amongst peers "encourages learners to become active and constructive observers through interactions with a peer" (Chi, M. 2008).
I want to practise visual arts professionally because it is something I am drawn to and passionate about. According to the 2009 journal of Lecturer Lehman, K., of the University of Tasmania; interviewed visual artists who use self directed activities that benefit their success in the artistic community commented that in the profession; the individual is the "primary audience for their work and the first person that they make happy is themselves" (Interviewee: 2009).
Goals and Desired Outcomes
Visual Art Practise
Creating a life submerged into art and to practise craft. To create my own practise though entrepreneur. (Why and how will entrepreneuring help me)
Opening own studio space and practising Gallery. I want to use my profession to create my own workplace/learning place.
Exhibiting Artworks in commercial galleries across Brisbane, Australia and internationally.
Publishing artworks as products and publications. To have a catalogue and portfolio of artworks.
Student of Visual Arts
To be a professional visual artist, it is important to have a constant steam of ideas, time-management, collaboration, industry knowledge and networking. Therefore it is important to submerge myself in tertiary study where similar minded people gather inside and outside of the faculty industry. This can be done by continuously being involved in teaching and studying the relevant discipline.
where I can meet different artists and also other faculties that are similar. According to a journal report by It is said that the notion of teaching the retrieval of information that encourages the development of experience and knowledge within the environment. In an environment of similar peers working together to create an efficient work environment helps collective and individual learning process increases
Teaching Visual Arts at University
To be a vocational teacher for a university it is recommended to obtain a postgraduate qualification in the relevant academic field of discipline. To obtain a doctorate is usually required for a full-time position (Queensland Government, 2014).
Teaching Visual Arts at TAFE
By obtaining a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment I will be able to deliver vocational teaching towards the industry (Queensland Government, 2016). It is important to also have appropriate vocational skills, relevant and current industry skills (in this case visual arts).
Interests and Influences
Role models and peers are important in order to achieve my goal. By finding examples of artists who have lead successful art practise ; I will be able to utilise their influence to structure and base my practise upon whilst being able to edit, modify and observe different pathways (Gibson, D. 2017).
To become a successful visual artist I must network with similar and complimentary individuals and groups. Networking involves meeting and building long-term relationships with peers who can help each other achieve individual goals. According to the employment consultancy company: Michael Page website it is noted that "Active networking is vital to career growth"(Michael Page Team. 2015).
By networking with other artists who have had different experiences in various disciplines; I will be able to strengthen working relationships necessary to succeed as a professional artist. This will support in gaining recognition as an artist amongst peers as well as promote a collective notion of brainstorming and idea-swapping. (Michael Page Team: 2015)
Teachers and Students
I will be able to broaden my studying environment and the intake of information within interactive and collaborative team of discussion. This will help me gain more access to opportunities and get advice and feedback on my work. (Michael Page Team: 2015)
EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE
It is important to gather appropriate information and to research pathways. I need to focus on identifying and understanding what information is necessary in order to create opportunities for myself to succeed in this career. Gather information and identify alternatives.
I want to be a practising Visual Artist and Academic teacher
I am interested in becoming a Visual artist practising, exhibiting and researching my interests along with my work along side others and forming a large think tank of ideas along the way.
Execution of Strategies/Evolution goals
I will execute my plans by setting major and minor goals that will go towards building my career as a professional. According to the employment portfolio article on Seek (2017) it is recommended to plan your personal and career goals in "two, five and ten year" (Seek:2017) processes to better organise and review your ideas. Because these aspirations can change due to personal priorities and economic indicators, these goals should be kept simple and also adjustable (Seek:2017)
The Australian Institute of Business published an article listing the benefits of goal setting. In the article; it was said that a clear and concise goal will give you the ability to focus on priorities, will guide you with decision making, time management and the ability to measure and evaluate for future and other goals.
After goals have been identified, the cognitive and motivational frames of achieving these tasks are implemented. According to Gollwizer, P.'s Theory of social psychology - Mindset Theory of Action Phases; tasks that facilitate the notion to identify goals should not only confront others with tasks committing to goals but should also equip people with "mental contrasting and goal implementation strategies" (Gollwizer, P., 2012).
Setting a clear objective is essential to effectively managing time. With concise goals, I can prioritise important tasks and prevent myself from irrelevant
It is important to implement a clear set of goals in order to promote productivity towards a future plan and therefore are also seen as a motivational tool to increase performance. Evaluation and revision will allow a back and forth communication that will promote adjustment from the theoretical principals of my goals to the physical results of my practise (Feliciano, D. 2008).
how to over come Weaknesses and criticism?
Instead of tying to eliminate any weaknesses, they should be perceived in a different point of view. For example; to be impatient could be seen as passionate and to be stubborn is a correspondence to dedication. By understanding the qualities that we display we can communicate and identify the right tools needed to accomplish a task (Kerpen D., 2013)