Referencing: Artwork viewed personally

If you have viewed a painting, street sculpture, building, fashion or other creative objects in-situ, (either in the street, a gallery or a parade), then use these examples to cite your original art works

Material types can include: paintings, photographs, illustrations, ceramics, cartoons, drawing, etchings, sculptures, woodcut, etc. Your reference should state the artist’s name, its title and where the item can be located or viewed. If no name is available, use the title of the piece – in italics as the first element of the reference.

Format:
Artist Surname, Initials (year – in brackets), Title, [type of work], dimensions (if available), Museum or Gallery, City.


Bibliography example:
Gaudernack, G 1907, Plique a jour, [enameled vase], Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo.

Turner, J.M.W. 1812, Snow storm: Hannibal and army crossing the alps, [Oil on canvas], 145×2360 mm, Turner Collection, Tate Gallery, London.

BROOM, S. (2002) Daylight. [Photograph]. Manor Art Gallery, Manchester.

CEDAR, M. (1938). Mars at Night. [Sculpture]. Manor Art Gallery, Manchester.

 In-text citation example:
…Joseph Turner’s use of light in Snow Storm: Hannibal and Army Crossing the Alps (1812) is staggering….

…work mentioned previously (Turner, 1812)

…A very colourful vase belonging to that period is Plique a jour (Gaudernack, 1907)

Note: Below is an example of the citation of the original work viewed in a temporary exhibition.


Bibliography example:
Fujimoto, Tetsuo 1998, Work 98-1, [Fibre art: Hemp cloth, polyester threads, Pellon backing and natural plant dyes], Exhibited at: Textural Space Exhibition, Surrey Institute of Art & Design, 27 Apr – 23 Jun 2001.

In-text citation example:
Work 98-1 (Tetsuo, 1998) demonstrates…

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