Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Fine Arts: APA Artwork

You’ll study a range of contemporary art and illustration styles, and learn practical skills such as painting techniques and plastic, metal and wood fabrication for sculpture. You’ll also be setting up installations and learning the professional practice

Quick links


Artwork:  Type of image or material used

Type of image can include painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photograph, woodcut, or whatever best describes the format that the artwork is in. Alternatively, depending on the preferences of your tutor/publisher, you may want to describe the materials it was made from e.g. [Oil on canvas]. Whichever you use, be consistent throughout your work.

Note:
Circa - Sometimes the exact date of an artwork is unknown. In this case the term circa is used.  You can indicate this by placing a c. before the date e.g. (c. 1563).

Works in a museum or taken from a museum website

Figure 7

The persistence of memory

(Dali, 1931).

Artist, A. (Date of creation). Title of artwork in italic sentence case italic [Type of image]. Museum it is held within, City, Country.  URL (link to the image from the museum website if available)


Examples

Reference list entry

Dali, S. (1931). The persistence of memory [Painting]. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States. https://www.moma.org/collection/works/79018?classifications=any&date_begin=Pre-1850&date_end=2018&locale=en&page=1&q=Dali&with_images=1 

In-text citations

Narrative
Dali (1931) depicts ... 

Parenthetical
... (Dali, 1931).

Exhibition

Title of exhibition in italic sentence case [Exhibition].  (Exhibition, dates). Museum it is held within, City, Country. URL of exhibition website if available


Examples

Reference list entry

Galileo - Scientist, astronomer, visionary [Exhibition]. (2021). Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. https://waikatomuseum.co.nz/exhibitions-and-events/current-exhibitions

 

In-text citations

Narrative
 Galileo - Scientist, astronomer, visionary (2021) demonstrates ...

Parenthetical
... (Galileo - Scientist, astronomer, visionary, 2021).

Information from a museum or gallery plaque

 [Plaque with background information about a work or display - use Italic Title Case when referring to the name of an artwork].  (Date of plaque if known). Museum it is held within, City, Country. 


Examples

Reference list entry

[Plaque with background information about Ralph Hotere's Dawn Water Poem]. (n.d.). Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand.

In-text citations

Narrative
[Plaque with background information about Ralph Hotere's Dawn water poem] (n.d.).

Parenthetical

([Plaque with background information about Ralph Hotere's Dawn water poem], n.d.).

Contact Us
library@wintec.ac.nz

City Campus
(07) 834 8866
Rotokauri
(07) 834 8800 ext 4452