Courses & Units

Sculpture From The Skip FFS206


This unit is part of the Tasmanian Creative Arts Summer School Master Class.
Intensive Mode Delivery:  12 - 23 January 2015
Contact Arts Student Central to apply/enrol: / phone 03 6226 7814


Sculpture from the Skip explores the use of found materials to create sculpture. Recycled materials can be sourced from rubbish bins, skips, second hand shops, tip shops, paper recycling boxes, the backyard shed and the home garage. 

The unit includes a presentation to give an overview of recycled sculpture, where techniques and material usage will be examined. There will be a series of demonstrations involving the use of tools and techniques as they are related to the practice of sculpture. Through studio discussion, practical instruction, and critiques you will develop the foundation necessary to produce technically competent and conceptually informed work from a diverse array of recycled material. The unit is designed for those requiring an understanding of three-dimensional form within the built environment.

Sculpture from the Skip is a must for all those who have ever wondered what to do with that broken toy scooter, backyard junk pile, car exhaust or rusty bucket!


Unit name Sculpture From The Skip
Unit code FFS206
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Art
Teaching staff

Dr Wayne Hudson

Sculpture from the Skip will be taught by Master Class Lecturer Dr Wayne Z Hudson. Hudson has been a 'maker' for the past thirty years and has a vast and extensive knowledge across found object, wood construction, welding, fabric and soft materials. 

Wayne is represented in numerous private, national and international collections, including the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. He has completed several commissioned large scale public sculpture, travelled extensively and undertaken international residencies in the USA, Europe and  New Zealand. Dr Hudson is the former Head of the Sculpture Studio in the Tasmanian College of the Arts, Inveresk. He was awarded a PhD, Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Tasmania in 2001.

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,102.00 100301

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Teaching Pattern

39 hours. Tutorials, studio work and critiques


FFS206 Projects 90%, tech note book 10% FFS306 Projects 80%, tech note book 10%, project summery 500 words 10%

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