The visual transcription of data within qualitative research in fine art

Year: 2001

Author: Mpako, Nombeko

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The paper reports on the employment of a Fine Art orientated qualitative research procedure. Set within the framework of a broader project of Action Research in South African Art Education, this report explores ways in which qualitative inquiry can be adapted to the representation of Fine Art practice, without loosing its qualitative character through descriptive translation.

A detailed outline will discuss the following:

* Procedure of conducting and reporting on a programme of qualitative inquiry into the work of practicing artists.

* Strengths and weakness in the value of this research approach to practicing artists.

Examples of artworks produced by fourth year Fine Art Degree students in relation to whom this procedure is being developed may be shown during presentation.