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Referencing (TAFE)

APA Referencing Art work

When you refer to artwork reproduced in a book
In-text
(Creator, Year of creation).
Example: 
(van Gogh, 1889)


Reference List
Creator, A. A. (Year of creation). Title of image [Description of material]. In A. Author (if different from the creator). Title of work (p. x) Publisher.
Example
van Gogh, V. (1889). The starry night [Painting]. In: S. Hodge. Art: Everything you need to know about the greatest artists and their works (p. 189). Quercus..
Note:
if the book has plates inserted between numbered pages, use the plate number. Example – (van Gogh, plate 5).

When you refer to artwork reproduced in an ebook
Only include the URL at the end of the reference if the ebook is not from a database.
Use ca. (circa) if you only have the approximate year.
In-text
(Creator, Year of creation).
Example
(Roy, ca.1935)

 

Reference List
Creator, A. A. (Year of creation). Title of work [Medium]. In A.A. Author. Title (p. x). Publisher. DOI or URL
Example
Roy, J. (ca. 1935). Painting seated Brahmin [Watercolour]. In S. Rose. Art and form: from Roger Fry to global modernism (p. 144). Penn State University Press.

**** Check copyright to ensure the image can be used.

In-text

An in-text citation is not used. Instead give the image a Figure number and provide a caption above the image and a note below the image.

Figure X
Title/Description

Scene icon
Note: From Title of book or Website by A. Author. Year. Publisher, DOI, URL
Example
As shown in Figure 1, ...

Figure 1
Franck’s drawing exercise to practice the way of seeing/drawing

Pencil drawing


Note: Adapted from Frederick Franck 1993: 49-77 from Drawing: the enactive evolution of the practitioner by P. Cain. 2010. Intellect Books.


Reference List
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book or Webpage. Website. Publisher. DOI or URL

Example
Cain, P. (2010). Drawing: the enactive evolution of the practitioner. Intellect Book.

Note:

  • List the artist as the author of the work
  • Always include a description of the medium or format in square brackets after the title in the Reference list.
  • For untitled artwork, include a description in square brackets in place of a title

In-text

(Creator, Year of creation)

Example
(Krasner, 1971)


Reference List
Creator, A. A. (Year of creation). Title of work [Description]. Museum. Location. Website. URL.

Example
Krasner, L. (1971). Palingenesis [Painting]. Barbican Art Gallery, London. Google Arts & Culture. https://artsandculture.google.com/story/palingenesis-by-lee-krasner/CAICKo7UWPV4Lg

In-text
(Creator’s surname, year)
Examples
(Rivers, 1903).

(Da Vinci, 1503-1519)


Reference List
Creator, A. A. (Year of creation). Title of work [Description]. Museum Name, Museum Location. URL
Examples
Rivers, R. G. (1903). Under the jacaranda [Oil on canvas]. Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/australian-collection.


Da Vinci, L. (1503–1519). Mona Lisa [Painting]. The Louvre, Paris. https://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/mona-lisa-portrait-lisa-gherardini-wife-francesco-del-giocondo

n-text
(Creator, year)
Example

(Da Vinci, 1503-1519)


Reference List
Creator, A. A. (Year of creation). Title of work [Description]. Museum Name, Museum Location.
Example
Da Vinci, L. (1503–1519). Mona Lisa [Painting]. The Louvre, Paris.

If there is a curator, treat as an editor. Include the dates of the exhibition as shown in the example below. Do not include the URL if viewed in person.
In-text

(Title of Exhibition, year)

Example
(Know my name: Australian women artists 1900 to now, 2020-2021)


Reference List
Creator, A.A. (Date of exhibition). Exhibition title [Exhibition]. Museum name, Museum location. URL
Example
Hart, D., Pitt, E. & Dal Pozzo, Y. (14 Nov 2020 – 4 July 2021). Know my name: Australian women artists 1900 to now [Exhibition]. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. https://knowmyname.nga.gov.au/events/australian-women-artists-1900-now/

If there is a curator, treat as an editor. Include the dates of the exhibition as shown in the example below.
In-text
(Creator, Year of creation, Page x).
Example
(Collerton, 2011, p. 8)

Reference list
Creator, A. A. (Year of creation). Title of exhibition. Medium and dates. Museum/Gallery name. URL.
Example
Collerton, E. (Ed.). (2011). Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo. Exhibition catalogue 28 May – 14 August. Art Gallery of New South Wales. https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/media/downloads/files/AGNSW_Dattilo-Rubbo_catalogue.pdf

In-text
(Creator, Year of creation)
Examples
(Brancusi, 1992)
(Di Mauro, 2003)


Reference List
Creator, A. A. (Year of creation). Title of work [Description]. Museum Name, Museum Location
Examples

Viewing the sculpture online
Brancusi, C. (1923). Bird in space [Sculpture]. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/486757?searchField=All&sortBy=Relevance&ft=sculpture&offset=100&rpp=20&pos=107

In situ
Di Mauro, S. (2003). Hands. [Sculpture]. Eagle Street, Brisbane

In-text
(Author, Year)

Example
(Duncan Henley, 2020).


Reference List
Author, A. A. [@username]. (Year, Month Day of post). Title or description of post [Description of post]. Platform Name. URL
Example
Duncan Henley, T. [@teilart]. (2020, November 13). Channeling an autumn palette. [Print]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/CHdTWhWMgh-/

ART - APA Referencing Examples

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