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A Symposium exploring the Impact of Location on Art Education and the Art School

June 27, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

This event is organised by Q-Art in Collaboration with the Foundation Art and Design Course at Swansea College of Art at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in partnership with Mission Gallery. Inspired by Beck and Cornford’s book The Art School and The Culture Shed, it invites people from across the sector (school, FE, HE, arts council, arts organisations) to discuss the theme of location and art education.

Key Questions might include:

What relationship does the art school have to its local community, schools, and arts scene?
Does location impact on who does or does not attend art school or shape what its graduates go on to do?
How does the location of the art school shape its curriculum?
What role does online and distance learning have on widening participation in art education and how important is the physical learning/studio space?
What is the role of international partnerships?
What is the role of art school in society and how has this evolved?

Confirmed speakers:

David Alston (Arts Director, Arts Council Wales), Dr Ian Walsh (Dean, Swansea College of Art), Bella Kerr (course leader Foundation ScoA), Catrin Webster (BA Fine Art course leader ScoA), Amanda Roderick (Director, Mission Gallery), David Hooper and Mari Bradbury (Welsh Joint Education Committee), Sophie Hadaway (Raising the Bar), Swansea Foundation Alumni, Matthew Cornford (Head of Critical Fine Art practice BA Brighton and author Art School Culture Shed), Kieren Reed (Undergraduate coordinator Slade School of Art), Christian Lloyd (Curriculum Leader BA Visual Communications Open College of the Arts), Michelle Letowska (Lecturer BA Fine Art Lews Castle College/University of the Highlands & Islands), Dereck Harris (Head of Painting at Wimbledon College of Art), and Dr. Stephen Felmingham (Programme Leader: BA Painting, Drawing & Printmaking, Plymouth College of Art)

Price & Booking Details:

£22.50 (includes entry to the event as well as lunch/refreshments, a Q-Art book of your choice, and 10% off of Q-Art’s next publication)

£10 UWTSD Staff: This is a concessionary ticket for UWTSD staff. Price includes lunch.

Full Concessions: We are committed to making our events accessible. If you would like to come to this event but feel that price is a barrier, you can book a full concessions ticket. We have a limited number of sponsored places and will be in touch to confirm your booking.
The event will coincide with two exhibitions – Time Let Me Play at the National Waterfront Museum and Gathered Again at Mission Gallery featuring the work of the Foundation staff and alumni respectively. A visit to these venues will be scheduled at the end of the day – where we will also have a closing reception.

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June 27, 2015
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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ALEX Design Exchange, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Alexandra Road
Swansea, SA1 5DX

Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
London Fusion

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.