UFS visual arts building: academic art in the public conciousness
This thesis dissertation seeks to discover how the disciplines of the academic arts may be exposed and promoted in the public conciousness, specificaly in the context of the University of the Free State student body. The proposal aims to create a space that enhances the study of the Fine art and Art History at the University of the Free State while transforming the perception of these disciplines in the public conciousness to a more accessible and inviting one. The conceptual and pragmatic catalysts of this project are: The pervasive misunderstanding of the discipline of fine art in the general public. The physical and social seperation of the Dept. of Fine Arts and the Dept. of Arts History & Image Studies from the rest rest of the UFS campus. The inadequate state of facilities currently accommodating the Dept. of Fine Art and the Dept. of Art History & Image Studies.