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VISUAL ARTS GRADE 12 PAPER 2 PRACTICAL AND ADDENDUM - NSC PAST PAPERS AND MEMOS SEPTEMBER 2017

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VISUAL ARTS
GRADE 12
PAPER 2 
NSC PAST PAPERS AND MEMOS
SEPTEMBER 2017

INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION 

  1. This question paper consists of TWO sections:
    TOPIC 1: SOURCEBOOK
    TOPIC 2: THE ARTWORK
  2. Answer ALL the questions in TOPIC 1 and TOPIC 2.
  3. This examination must be introduced and facilitated by your Visual Arts teacher.
  4. In this examination you will be expected to demonstrate the following: 
    • Independently and creatively apply advanced approaches to generating ideas  in response to a project brief.
    • Demonstrate an advanced degree of technical skill in the use of a range of  materials and techniques.
    • Solve visual and conceptual problems in the creation of imaginative and  innovative artworks, using a personal, expressive visual language.
    • Effectively manage time and the working process and present own work in a  professional manner that enhances the expressive and conceptual impact of  the work.
  5. Your preparatory visual arts practical examination for Grade 12 represents the  culmination of your Visual Arts studies this year. Your creativity, originality and  skills will be highly displayed. May you enjoy creating this artwork and may it be  fresh and original, and communicate personal experience.
  6. Read the ADDENDUM on page 13 which contains guidelines for new  media/multimedia/ and photography.

PRACTICAL 

TOPIC 1: SOURCEBOOK 
Conceptualised by the development and realisation of creative ideas. 
The sourcebook forms an important part of this examination. You may work on it both at  school and at home. It provides insight into the way you have formed ideas, alternatives  you have investigated as well as other processes leading to the final work. Your  sourcebook should clearly communicate all your thought processes, leading to the  making of the artwork. 
You should visually tell the 'story' of how your artwork was CONCEIVED,  DEVELOPED and PRODUCED through drawing, experimentation and writing. It  should reflect your INDIVIDUALITY and CREATIVITY as a Visual Arts candidate. 
Clearly mark this sourcebook as examination work and present it with your final  artwork, TOPIC 2. 

Direct copying from magazines, the Internet etc. is NOT allowed. Direct copying of an  image that is not your own WILL BE PENALISED. This is a form of plagiarism and is  unacceptable. 
The utmost importance is placed on the process of TRANSFORMATION of the source  material. 
If you need to use appropriate borrowed images, you must combine them with your  own original images to DEVELOP YOUR OWN INTERPRETATION. 

The sourcebook is part of your creative journey into developing the final artwork and  should reflect your creativity as an art candidate by being aesthetically exciting and  creative in its presentation.

TOPIC 2: THE ARTWORK 
The making of creative artworks, the management of the process and  presentation, following safe practice. 
The examination work must be done in the presence of the Visual Arts teacher  within the confines of the classroom. 
GENERAL GUIDELINES 

  1. You are required to produce ONE artwork in the practical discipline you have  chosen this year. 
  2. Your work may be presented as a single piece or possibly in the form of a diptych,  triptych or a series of works that read as one artwork. 
  3. The artwork may NOT be taken out of the classroom. This is regarded as an  examination irregularity.
  4. You may discuss the question paper with your Visual Arts teacher PRIOR to the  start of the examination.
  5. There are no restrictions on size, but the artwork must be manageable and  durable in terms of transportation to an examination centre, if required by the  province.
  6. Remember the importance of art elements and principles such as line, shape,  colour, texture, tone, space, rhythm/movement, balance, harmony,  proportion, gradation, variety and composition.
  7. There are no specific prescriptions regarding the style of the work. It can be  naturalistic, expressionistic, decorative, conceptual, abstract, et cetera.
  8. You may incorporate other media to create mixed-media work in any of the  practical disciplines. 

THEME 
UNITY AND HARMONY 
This theme is meant to inspire and challenge you. It is open to a wide range of  interpretations within your specific discipline. Your interpretation should be a  culmination of the creative process you embarked on in Grade 10. 

 
 FIGURE 1: Former State Presidents of South Africa, FW de Klerk and Nelson  Rolihlahla Mandela holding hands, forging and symbolising unity during  negotiations towards the New Democratic South Africa. 

Definitions: 

  • Unity is defined as oneness, being one or single or individual, due interconnection of  parts; harmony between persons etc.; a thing forming a complex whole.
  • Harmony is defined as combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to  produce chords and chords progression; agreement, concord.
  • Unity and Harmony refer to the wholeness which results from the successful  combination of the art elements of an artwork where everything fits together well and  creates a pleasing unity.

This theme can be descriptive, symbolic, or more metaphorical. Using your research  material, find an original and creative solution to create a truly individual/personal  interpretation of UNITY AND HARMONY. 
Artists have explored and interpreted this theme in their own way, devices and time! 
Study and explore the following artworks as reference for inspiration and but also  keeping in mind the definitions of the words, ‘unity’ and ‘harmony’ as given above. 
Bear in mind, the attached pictures are not to be used for artworks produced by  you for both TOPIC 1 and TOPIC 2. If used, a total new approach and a new  composition have to be explored! 

 
 FIGURE 2: John Muafangejo: Hope and Optimism, linocut, 1984. 

John Muafangejo used both of these principles in this artwork. A combination of black  and white figures represents black and white people holding hands, thus symbolising  unity. A combination of vertical black and white shapes in close proximity results in a  unified composition. 

 
 FIGURE 3: Henri Matisse, Harmony in Red, oil in canvas, 1908. 

Henri Matisse used colours in a non-representational way but was still concerned with  unifying them. The variety of shapes and lines in this work are unified by the red colour.

 
 FIGURE 4: Maphazi Zinhle Nene, Ardmore, Crocodile, painted clay, undated. 
 
 FIGURE 5: Norman Catherine, Remains of another man, mixed media, 1988.
 
 FIGURE 6: Gerard Sekoto, Street Scene, oil on canvas, undated. 
 
 FIGURE 7: Willem Boshoff, Cheap Labour, multi-media, 1981.
 
 FIGURE 8: William Kentridge, Preparing the Flute, multimedia, 2005.
 
 FIGURE 9: Noria Mabasa, Carnage ii, wood, 1970.
 
 FIGURE 10: Billy Mandindi, Ritual, charcoal & crayons, 1989. 

Now reflect on your own interpretation of UNITY AND HARMONY!

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
TOPIC 1: SOURCEBOOK 

ASSESSMENT  CRITERIA 

This includes the following: 

Mark  allocation

Concept  development

  • Mind maps annotated sketches and drawings  to show concept development 

10

Research,  investigation,  experimentation

  • This should include some or all of the following:
    • Sketches, drawings, photos, images,  collected poems, lyrics and any other material that inspires you
    • Research on artists that have inspired you 
    • Experimentation with media and/or  different techniques
  • All material must relate to the development of  your work, substantiating your decisions.

15

Process drawings 

  • At least 30% should be drawings to explain  your concept development. 

15

Presentation and  overall view

  • It should be visually interesting, showing a  personalised approach.
  • Your sourcebook should consist of 8 – 10  pages.

10

TOTAL 

 

50

TOPIC 2: THE ARTWORK 

ASSESSMENT  CRITERIA 

This includes the following: 

Mark  allocation

Choice and use of  materials/techniques

  • Suitability of material and technique  according to the concept
  • Safe and manageable
  • Technical skill

10

Use of formal art  elements

  • The importance of the elements and  principles of art such as line, shape, colour,  texture, space, rhythm, balance, harmony,  proportion and composition

10

Overall impression of  work – originality,  creativity,innovation

  • Generation of new, unique and novel  responses/solutions 

10

Interpretation and  practical  implementation of  research

  • A personal interpretation of a theme ∙ Experimenting
  • Meeting new challenges

10

Completion and  presentation of  artwork

  • Attention to detail
  • Task completed in allocated time
  • Presentation according to task

10

TOTAL 

 

50

FINAL MARK: TOPIC 1 (50) + TOPIC 2 (50) = 100

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR PRACTICAL WORK (FET)

Outstanding 

90 – 100%

Exceptional ability, richness: insightful; fluent; high skill;  observation and knowledge powerfully expressed;  supported by an original or unusual selection of relevant  visual references. Outstanding and original  presentation.

Excellent 

80 – 89%

Striking impact; most of the above; detailed; well  organised and coherent; polished; skill evident; supported  by original/unusual/relevant visual references;  presentation original and considered; some minor flaws  evident.

Very Good 

70 – 79%

Well organised; as above, but lacks the ‘glow and  spackle’; good level of competence and selection of  relevant visual references; obvious care and effort taken  with original presentation; some obvious  inconsistencies/flaws evident.

Good 

60 – 69%

Interesting visual presentation; clear intent; convincing;  simple direct use of medium; displays understanding but  tend towards pedestrian and stereotyped response at  times; adequate selection of relevant visual references;  reasonable effort taken with presentation;  
distracting/obvious inconsistencies.

Average 

50 – 59%

Adequate; feels mechanical; derivative or copied; little  insight; unimaginative; some visual reference not always  clearly identified; fair presentation; many distracting  inconsistencies.

Below  average

40 – 49%

Enough material/works to pass; not logically constructed;  some flashes of insight; limited selection of information;  poor technical skills might be a contributing factor; little  use of visual information; clumsy or careless presentation;  in need of support/motivation.

Elementary 

30 – 39%

Visually uninteresting; uncreative; limited/poor technical  skill used; little attempt to present information in an  accepting manner; little or no visual information/reference;  general lack of commitment; in need of  support/motivation.

Weak  Not achieved 

20 – 29%

Very little information; jumbled; not easy to view; little or  irrelevant work/visual information. No effort made to  present work in acceptable manner; in need of  support/motivation.

Very Weak Not achieved 

0 – 19%

Incoherent; irrelevant, very little or no work; lack of  even limited skills being applied. No commitment/co operation.

ADDENDUM 

TOPIC 1: SOURCEBOOK 

  • There are no specific guidelines for the size, format, layout and ‘look’ and  ‘feel’ of the sourcebook.
  • The sourcebook must document and show the process from the beginning to the  end.
  • A clear link between the final visual/written information in the sourcebook and  artwork must be evident. 

TOPIC 2: THE ARTWORK 
As this is an examination, the candidate is not allowed to remove the artwork from the  examination room. No work may leave the examination venue. 
The candidate is encouraged to produce an artwork based on the medium he/she has  investigated/explored/chosen in his/her Grade 12 year. 
A successful artwork is a combination of concept and realisation. Emphasis should be  placed on aesthetic qualities and energy of the artwork. 
The candidate is free to choose any style that he has experimented with in his/her  matric year. These may include naturalism, expressionism, stylisation, abstraction,  symbolism, etc. 
In all digital multimedia/new media work, concept development and realisation must  play an important role. 

DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY 

  • Produce a set of at least 5 related photographs.
  • The candidate must do all the development of both the film and negatives at  school under the supervision of the teacher/invigilator.
  • Place all contact sheets, tests strips and records of the process in the  sourcebook.
  • Give careful consideration to the presentation of the work. 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 

  • The digital size must be at least A4 in size.
  • The digital size must be at least A4 in size.
  • Place the digital images on a disc (CD) and insert the disc into the front of the  sourcebook. 
  • Submit the sourcebook with supporting information, with the final artwork(s).
    • Program used e.g. Adobe Photoshop 7
    • All digital software procedures
    • Tools used to manipulate his/her images
  • Give careful consideration to the presentation of this work.
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