Visual Art Online Marker Training

The Online Marker Training provides information on marker roles and responsibilities, features of assessment, differences between current internal assessments and external assessments in this trial. Subject-specific tasks are a key aspect of the online training and must be completed. It should take about 20 minutes and give you an understanding of what being a marker involves.

Course materials

Introduction

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Key dates

Face-to-face marker training

8 June (9am - 4pm)

Marking

8-13 June

If required, the marking operation may be extended.

Additional materials

Information Statement for Schools

https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/memos/16/072-16.pdf

Supplementary materials 

Sent out with Online Marker Training email.


Background learning

This training will focus on identifying evidence of Appraising in responses. We will be using the Supplementary materials from the 2017 External Assessment Trial for Visual Art, which contain a sample instrument.

Students are required to:

  • Write an essay of approximately 600-800 words that answers one of three questions.
  • Select two artworks from the stimulus book.
  • Justify their viewpoint in response to the question with direct reference to, and discussion of, the selected artworks. 

Question

How do artists of the two selected artworks use familiar subject matter to visually represent and communicate a more complex conceptual meaning?


Learning

The artworks selected are Zucchini flowers II by John Honeywill, and Margaret Olley by Ben Quilty. (Images 5 and 7 in the Stimulus book, Supplementary materials)

A section of the overall response is provided below. 

Annotated response

In the response above, the second paragraph begins the justification of the viewpoint in Zucchini Flowers II. It starts with the analysis of features and the interpretation of meaning in relation to the question. Stating the context demonstrates an understanding of this influence and a link to the viewpoint. Evidence of other aspects of the Appraising criteria is identified in these two paragraphs.

In the response below, the same two paragraphs is highlighted to show evidence of:

  • the viewpoint and justification, in yellow.
  • the use of visual art terminology, referencing and language conventions, in blue.
  • information about visual language and expression, and making meaning, in grey.

Question 1 - Identifying a viewpoint

  • Line 3
  • Line 4
  • Line 7
  • Line 9

The response above are paragraphs from the same response in Background learning, where the discussion is about Ben Quilty's Margaret Olley.

Consider the response.

Click on the most appropriate option which answers the question below.

In which line was the viewpoint identified?

Question 1 answer

Annotated response and explanation

This viewpoint is consistent with that stated earlier in the introduction.

Beginning in line 1, there is a link to the first artwork in this paragraph, through the description of the artworks’ elements and application of medium.

The viewpoint is consistent with that stated earlier in the Honeywill work, but here it is personalised to Quilty’s work.

Question 2 - Analysis of compositional considerations

  • Lines 2,5,6
  • Lines 7,8,9
  • Lines 1,2,7

Consider the response.

Click on the most appropriate option which answers the question below.

In which lines was there analysis about the compositional considerations made by the artist in this work, to reinforce his conceptual idea?

Question 2 answer

Annotated response and explanation

Lines 2, 5 and 6 brimming over into line 7 demonstrates analysis of compositional consideration. Analysis is about examining the details of the work and how it has been visually organised.

Question 3 - Interpretation of meaning

  • Lines 2,3,4
  • Lines 7,8,9
  • Lines 10,11

Consider the response.

Click on the most appropriate option which answers the question below.

In which lines was there interpretation of meaning in the artwork?

Question 3 answer

Annotated response and explanation

The syllabus definition of Interpretation is: to explain the meaning or significance of something and to convey particular ideas and feelings about it.

Here, the student has interpreted the connection between Margaret Olley and the audience, recognising the deliberate way the artist has managed that communication, and affirms her personal qualities, her sense of inquiry.

Question 4 - Resolution of the response

  • Yes
  • No

Consider the response.

Click on the most appropriate option which answers the question below.

Can you see evidence of the synthesis of ideas that justified the viewpoint in response to the question?

Question 4 answer

Annotated response and explanation

The last paragraph draws the essay to a conclusion in response to the question. That is, how do artists use familiar subject matter to visually represent and communicate a more complex conceptual meaning?

This response was resolved as there was a synthesis of ideas in the justification of the viewpoint throughout the response, concluding with this summary in the final paragraph.

Thank you

Thank you for completing the Online Marker Training.

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