In Gallery Studies 2 students will explore the various Artist Run Initiatives (ARIs) and which will give them knowledge of the historical and current contemporary ARI's that have/or are occurring regionally, nationally and internationally. In this second of four gallery studies courses, students will research current models of ARI's and the history of their development. Through this research, students will be asked to compare and contrast the different curatorial models that artists use in relation to the gallery spaces they operate. On completion of the course students will be able to define what an ARI is and acquire knowledge and skills about the various curatorial associated with such gallery spaces. Students will be encouraged to visit relevant ARI spaces, attend presentations by professionals as a way of understanding the various approaches to gallery management within artist-run initiatives.