Art School Educated: Conference & Blog

Art School Educated: ‘Reflections on the Art School’ Conference and Blog

The Tate research project Art School Educated: Curriculum Development and Institutional Change in UK Art Schools 1960-2000, which explored the interelations of art schools, artists, museology and wider society in Britain from the 1960s to the present day, has just announced that it will be holding a conference – it has also launched a blog where you can keep up-to-date with its progress, which can be found here.

Conference: Reflections on the Art School, Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain, Friday 8th July

As the continuing crisis in art education remains in the foreground of debates around art, the groundswell of interest in such discussions shows no signs of lessening in its significance. ‘Reflections on the Art School’ seeks to engage with those debates, present recent research and provide a space for reflection.

The Art School Educated Research team invite you to join them for a full day of papers and discussions with artists, academics and museum professionals. This conference will explore the wider dimensions of art education in Britain and elsewhere. Bringing together scholars from Scotland, England and Sweden, the conference has a particular focus on developments post-1960. Papers will address questions of theory and practice, curriculum reform, agency, the educational turn, gender, and the social value of art education.

Speakers at ‘Reflections of the Art School’ include:

Marta Edling (University of Uppsala): ‘Art, career and gender. The career pathways of male and female artists and the recruitment of Professors at the Swedish Fine Art Colleges 1945-2000’

Alice Strickland (Independent Art Historian)
A Slade Education: Paula Rego, Maggi Hambling and Ana Maria Pacheco’s Art Education during Sir William Coldstream’s Tenure as Slade Professor 1949-1975

David Hulks (University of East Anglia)
Going with Change: The Impact of Curriculum Reform at St. Martin’s School of Art

John Beck (Newcastle University) and Matthew Cornford (University of Brighton)
The Lost World of Provincial British Art Schools

Monica Ross and Anne Tallentire (Central St. Martins)
Critical Fine Art Practice 1990-1998

Christine Turner (Liverpool John Moores University)
Life Drawing Remastered: Surmounting Difficulties for the Academic Artist

Katrine Hjelde with Kiki Claxton, Hannah Clay, Mario D’Agostino and Michaela Ross (Chelsea College of Art and Design) “Turning Educational” – The Educational Turn and the Art School

Catherine Kilpatrick (Edinburgh College of Art)
Twenty Years at Edinburgh College of Art: Structure, Agency and Values in the Postmodern Art School

Stephen Farthing (University of the Arts London)
Museum Rome’: The Curriculum and the Art School

Please note that places are strictly limited. If you wish to attend, please contact Tate box office on 020 7887 8888 between 9:45am – 6pm.

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