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YEAR 8 VISUAL ART - SEMESTER BASED UNIT PROGRESSING TOWARD LEVEL 8.

'RESPONDING' ASSESSMENT TASK


TASK: Written Analysis of a painting by Julie Dowling,
WEBSITE URL: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/ngvschools/TraditionAndTransformation/
OBJECTIVES:
Critically analyse the artist's intention for the artwork, and their use of visual conventions.
Identify and discuss how the artist has expressed their cultural identity in the artwork.
Discuss how social, historical and political issues inform the work.
DUE DATE: End of class
MATERIAS: Paper, pen, computer/mobile/tablet with internet access.
WORD LENGTH: 200 Words
INSTRUCTIONS: Observe the art works from Julie Dowling's Federation Series 1901-2001 on the NGV Traditions and Transformations online resource.(Link above in
Website URL) Research Julie Dowling in the 'Artists' tab, read about her community, and view the video clip in the Tradition and Transformation resource. Choose ONE
of her paintings from on the website to complete your analysis on.
Use 'I see I think, I wonder' to assist your inquiry when writing your analysis, addressing the following criteria:

What can you see? (use observation skills)


What do you think this is about? (practice reflection, analysis and interpretation skills)
Pose questions that generate further enquiry. (develop research skills)
Locate the selected art works and listen to the artist on video as she describes her family, taking notes.
What emotions can you feel when you look carefully at the image?
Discuss how the artist has arranged her image.
Why might she place the portrait at the centre?
What is revealed in the background?
Discuss the purpose of the portrait.

WEIGHTING: 20% of your total mark.


DIFFERENTIATION: Students who experience difficulty writing may present their findings orally to the teacher, addressing the criteria verbally. Students with learning
difficulty may observe one of the paintings, and address the "I see, I think, I wonder" criteria (identify visual elements, how the visual elements make meaning, and what
they wonder about the painting) This may be demonstrated written, on computer, or in discussion with teacher.

Student name: ____________________________________

Teacher: Mrs Lyon

Contact: mrs.lyon@myhighschool.edu.au

AT STANDARD

Analyse how
ideas and
viewpoints are
expressed in
artworks and
how they are
viewed by
audiences.
(VCAVAR038)

Assessment
Criteria

Below Standard
0 - Not Shown

Criterion 1
Critically analyze
the artist's
intention for the
artwork, and
their use of visual
conventions.

Insufficient analysis the artist's


intention for the artwork. Does
not identify the visual
conventions in the artwork.

Critically analysis of the artist's


intention for the artwork is poorly
articulated, and does not provide
examples of the artists use of visual
conventions to support their
analysis.

Critically analysis of the artist's


intention for the artwork is well
articulated, and identifies examples
of the artists use of visual
conventions to support their
analysis.

Critically analysis of the artist's intention


for the artwork is very well articulated,
and demonstrates evidence of some
higher order insight. Critical analysis
provides good examples of the artists use
of visual conventions to support their
analysis.

Critically analysis of the artist's


intention for the artwork is excellently
articulated, and demonstrates
evidence of higher order insight.
Critical analysis provides excellent
examples of the artists use of visual
conventions to support their analysis.

Criterion 2
Identify and
discuss how the
artist has
expressed their
cultural identity
in the artwork.

Does not identify or discuss how


the artist has expressed their
cultural identity in the artwork.

Very little discussion on how the


artist has expressed their cultural
identity in the artwork. Provides one
or two poor examples in the artwork
to support their analysis.

Some discussion on how the artist


has expressed their cultural identity
in the artwork. Provides one or two
satisfactory examples in the artwork
to support their analysis.

Identify and discuss how the artist has


expressed their cultural identity in the
artwork. Provides several examples in
the artwork to support their analysis.

Identify and discuss how the artist has


expressed their cultural identity in the
artwork. Provides several excellent
and insightful examples in the artwork
to support their analysis.

Criterion 3
Discuss how
social, historical
and political
issues inform the
work.

Does not discuss how social,


historical and political issues
inform the work.

Poor and uninformed discussion on


how social, historical and political
issues inform the work. No examples
provided.

Sufficient discussion on how social,


historical and political issues inform
the work, provides one or two
specific examples.

Informed discussions identifying some


specific examples of social, historical and
political issues which inform and shape
the work. Demonstrates some higher
level insight in analysis.

Informed and insightful discussions


identifying specific social, historical
and political factors which inform and
shape the work. Demonstrates higher
level insight in analysis.

Comments:

1 .Low Level

2. Medium
Level

3.High Level

4 . Very High
Level