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The Young British Artists, or YBAs, were a group of young artists who began to exhibt together in 1988. Many of them became known for the use of unconventional materials coupled with unconventional living. The term Young British Artists was first used by Michael Corris. Many of these artists were supported by Charles Saatchi, whose exhibition Sensation: Young British Artists created controversy and comment when exhibited in London and New York. Charles Saachi described it as "headbuttingly impossible to ignore".

Ellis, P, 2003, 100: the work that changed British art, Jonathan Cape in assocation with The Saatchi Gallery, London.

This subject guide will help you to locate the resources you will find particularly useful when commencing your studies in this area. Here is the best place to find books, information about databases and a guide to appropriate websites.

Referencing advice: The TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard (author/date) format. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Visual art students should also refer to the RMIT Harvard Referencing Guide for Visual material. If you are lucky enough to visit the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart there are additional guidelines you will be required to use when referencing material from their O-device. Please ask at the Library or your teacher for help.

Independent studies (IPs): When undertaking any independent study, research or book review you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research in the Visual Arts.

Faculty resources: All material purchased for teachers in the Visual Arts is also available for student use if it is not required by teachers. Many of these resources are inter-shelved with the Library material and may be found using the Library catalogue.