Spatial Practices addresses and explores through studio practice the conceptual concerns and methodologies surrounding the object, installation, ephemeral and time-based practices in the visual arts. The course introduces and familiarises the student to the historical and contemporary connections, approaches and investigations that bring together visual language and studio methodologies. Students will be encouraged to develop a range of studio skills and research methods that address individual conceptual, formal and aesthetic concerns in relation to contemporary issues in the visual arts. Experiemntation with an interdisciplinary approach is encouraged in response to two thematic studio projects. Lectures, tutorials and studio work will focus on contemporary ideas and isues of the use of space, place and time in the visual arts.