Tuesday, December 20, 2011
"I chose the directory sign (at RMIT Gold & Silversmithing Dept, Melbourne) because it seems ironic that there is less and less gold or silver being smithed in these studios. I thought that by rubbing some gold onto the sign that at least there will be some precious metal in the building and perhaps some of the talent of past students and staff will rub off on me. My hope is that the changes to the Undergrad Gold and Silversmithing program will serve to continue to attract and develop the talent that it has done in the past. On a more personal note I hope that my studies continue to be fun and keep me stimulated and creating ( touch wood)".
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Charming Punter #4 (who works as a sessional teacher across two TAFE institutes) has gone right to the detailed, pointy end of the crisis where the possible lack of employment prospects reveal themselves in plain black and white...THE TIMETABLE!
The above image is of the 2012 ceramics timetable on the Pottery Room door at Holmesglen TAFE. I am impressed they have actually got a timetable for 2012...it demonstrates a sense of optimism in an institute that recently announced a possible 50 EFT (equivalent fulltime) redundancies. I heard on the grapevine that Chisholm handed out 44 redundancies this week...I will await further confirmation of this.
Following the activation of the Charm-id Card on the timetable Charming Punter #4 stated...'feel like the magic may have worked...(although I did lose 2 classes that day to some other sessional....hmmmm...just coincidence I'm sure)'.
I am very open to how punters interpret the project and choose to respond...I am constantly amazed!