The Centre is Here: Alternative Art Schools
Organised by g39/Warp and Chapter, Cardiff, this will be the ninth in a series of symposium events aimed at discussing the key issues of making and exhibiting contemporary art in Wales.
TCIH: Alternative Art Schools will look at the current climate of art education and how, with the perceived failure of traditional art schools, new peer-led learning initiatives might propose alternative modes of art education. What can we learn from the traditional art schools and what should be changed? Who owns art education? How can this self-led learning lead to fundamental changes with the course structures of art schools?
Are you considering studying art but concerned about the cost? Or maybe you think the current provision of art education is not sufficient? Could the artist run school offer a better education? The four speakers for TCIH: Alternative art schools are all practitioners who have taken it upon themselves to find alternative ways of thinking about art education. The day will begin with their presentations followed by a panel discussion. This will then lead into break out groups with an opportunity for participants to talk in more detail with the speakers.
Confirmed speakers include;
- Maurice Carlin, artist and founding member of Islington Mill Art Academy. www.islingtonmillartacademy.blogspot.co.uk
- Pippa Koszerek, Artist and founder of the Independent Art School. www.pippakoszerek.com
- Sara Nunes Fernades and Rachel Haines, artists, and students/founding members of The School of the Damned. www.theschoolofthedamned.com
There are a maximum of 30 spaces for each symposium with tickets allocated on a first come-first-served basis. Tickets are subsidised and cost £15, including light refreshments.
To book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header TCIH. Your place will only be confirmed on receipt of payment by 16th June either by cheque made payable to CTA and sent to Sean Edwards (TCIH), g39, Oxford Street, Cardiff, CF24 3DT; or by PayPal via the g39 website shop. (Cash payments can only be accepted in person at g39 by 16th June.)