Citing and referencing: Wall text at an art exhibition

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Wall text at an art exhibition

 

Exhibition catalogue

Rule for Notes

Cite an art exhibition catalogue as you would a book. In the bibliography, include the name, location and date of the exhibition, following the publication data.

The author may be the name of a gallery rather than an individual.

Examples of Notes

1. Caroline Mathieu, Monique Nonne and Ted Gott, The Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Musee D'Orsay (Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2004), 25.

2. Biennale of Sydney (10th:1996), Jurassic Technologies Revenant: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Art (Sydney: The Biennale, 1996).

Rule for Bibliography

Cite as a book. In the Bibiliography entry only, include the name and location (s) of the exhibition following the publication data.

Examples of entries in Bibliography

Biennale of Sydney (10th: 1996). Jurassic Technologies Revenant: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Sydney: The Biennale, 2006. Program of events held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace and Ivan Dougherty Gallery 27 July to 22 September 1996.

 Mathieu, Caroline, Monique Nonne, and Ted Gott. The Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Musee D'Orsay. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2004. Published in conjunction with the exhibition "The Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Musee D'Orsay" shown at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Victoria 17 June to 26 September 2004.

Didactic panel at an exhibition

Example of Note

1. National Gallery of Victoria, New Suburb 1954. Didactic panel to accompany the painting New Suburb, 1954, shown at the John Brack Exhibition, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 24 April - 9 August 2009. Visited on 1 August, 2009.

Example of entry in Bibliography

Do not cite in Bibliography unless a specific item is critical to your argument or frequently cited.

 

 Exhibition catalogue

Rule for Citation

(Essay Author's Last Name Date of Publication, pages)

Example of Citation entry

(Friedman 2018)

Rule for Reference list

Essay Author's Last Name, Chapter Author's First Name. Date of Publication. "Title of Essay: Subtitle of Essay." In Title of Catalogue: Subtitle of Catalogue, Institution’s Name in place of an editor.. Place of Publication: Publisher's Name. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, shown at Institution’s Name.

Example of Reference list entry

Friedman, Samantha. 2018. “Inner and Outer Worlds.” In MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. National Gallery of Victoria and The Museum of Modern Art. 92–115. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, shown at the National Gallery of Victoria.

 

Didactic panel at an exhibition

Example of Parenthetical Citation (In Text)  

(National Gallery of Victoria, New Suburb, 1954, John Brack Exhibition, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia)

 

Example of Reference List

 

National Gallery of Victoria, New Suburb, 1954. Didactic panel to accompany the painting New Suburb, 1954, shown at the John Brack Exhibition, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 24 April - 9 August 2009. Visited on 1 August, 2009.