Art Education: Interesting Histories and Alternative Futures

Thursday 13 June, 10.30-4.30pm, Martin Hall

The history of art education is full of utopian visions and creative pedagogies that have proposed imaginative educational methodologies. At a time when art education is under threat, this symposium will celebrate and reflect on some of those histories and consider how they can be re-imagined in the current cliate.  

Loughborough is an interesting context for this to take place because it has some interesting histories itself, namely The Handicrafts Unit where Edward Barnsley and Peter Waals originated its Design School by training students to make items for use in all areas of the university and that it was home to Stewart Mason who is responsible for its important sculpture collection and was pre-eminent as a champion for arts education. Currently, Radar, our commissioning programme has invited artist Katerina Hruskova to work with Dr. Sarah Mills, responding to the work of educationalist Marion Richardson. 

The symposium brings together panels that combine academic presentations with practitioners and case studies. The event will be of interest to art historians, educationalists, curators and artists and those interested in the future of art education. 

From 10:00: Registration & coffee

10:30: Introduction Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England

11:00: Panel 1: Interesting histories

12:15: Lunch

13:00: Panel 2: Creative Pedagogies

14:00: Panel 3: Institutions

15:00: Coffee

15:15: Panel 4: Practices

16:15: Close 

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