The Centre Is Here: Alternative Art Schools
22nd June 2013, 2-6pm at g39, Cardiff
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:
, artist and founding member of Islington Mill Art Academy www.islingtonmillartacademy.blogspot.co.uk/
, 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 email@example.com
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 (click the Shop tab in the top right corner of your screen). Cash payments can only be accepted in person at g39 by 16th June.more info
The long-awaited g39 'Big Book' is here
We are very pleased to announce the launch of g39’s new publication It Was Never Going To Be Straightforward, a compendium of the first 13 years of the g39 project. The book charts a rambling route through g39’s history from the first exhibition that opened on 3 July 1998 to the last that closed on 2 July 2011. It marks the years that the project was based in Wyndham Arcade in Cardiff city centre. It Was Never Going To Be Straightforward contains some of the projects we made happen in those thirteen years, alongside new articles and artist commissions. Drawing its inspiration from the Art and Society series published in the 1970s by The Welsh Arts Council, the book gives an insight into some of the things that drive g39 – our ethos, our influences and our ambitions.
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