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dc.contributor.authorHung, Wing-Tai (Bobby)
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jill
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides a ‘snapshot’ of a small-scale qualitative research project that investigated the influences of contemporary visual culture on the art making processes and artworks of a sample of visual arts students at tertiary art institutions in Hong Kong and New Zealand. The Hong Kong born researcher, artist and tertiary art teacher, domiciled in New Zealand, was a participant researcher. The research was motivated by a paradigm shift that is occurring in visual arts education from its traditional ‘fine arts’ associations to ‘visual culture art education’ (VCAE). Understanding was sought from the participants about the impact of visual surroundings on their art making and whether visual culture informed the teaching programs at their art institutions. The research was informed by an interpretive arts-based paradigm, underpinned by the interconnected roles of artist, researcher and teacher. The findings, presented as participants’ ‘voices’ and visual images, showed a greater emphasis on teaching and learning about traditional fine arts compared with visual culture. This suggests that professional practice could be expanded to include the broadened domain of images found in visual culture and daily visual experiences, especially since tertiary art students now live in an image-saturated era and globalized world.en_NZ
dc.publisherThe Hong Kong Institute of Educationen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectHong Kongen_NZ
dc.subjecttertiary art educationen_NZ
dc.subjectart makingen_NZ
dc.subjectvisual cultureen_NZ
dc.subjectvisual culture art education (VCAE)en_NZ
dc.titleVisual culture and art making in tertiary art schools: A ‘snapshot’ from Hong Kong and New Zealanden_NZ
dc.title.alternativeResearch question: How are understandings of contemporary visual culture reflected in students’ art making at differing tertiary art institutions located in their cultural milieu of New Zealand and Hong Kong?en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderThe Hong Kong Institute of Educationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHung, W-T. (B). , Smith, J. (2015) Visual culture and art making in tertiary art schools: A ‘snapshot’ from Hong Kong and New Zealand. Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education. 14 (2), 1-30, ISSN 1683-6995.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.publication.titleAsia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education (APJAE)en_NZ

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