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Clockwise top left: ©The Pitt Rivers Museum; Nicolas Party, <i>Speakers</i> installation view, 2017. Courtesy of the artist, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster, Glasgow & MOA Photo: Ben Westoby; Powhatan’s Mantle © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Clockwise top left: ©The Pitt Rivers Museum; Nicolas Party, Speakers installation view, 2017. Courtesy of the artist, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster, Glasgow & MOA Photo: Ben Westoby; Powhatan’s Mantle © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
NSEAD National Conference and AGM 2018

The Pitt Rivers Museum, Modern Art Oxford and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

29-30 June 2018

This year NSEAD national conference is spread over two days, and an evening across no less than three venues in Oxford.

The Artist Teacher: practice and pedagogies.
Friday 29 June 2018 at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW 10am-4pm
and Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP 6pm-8pm

The Artist Teacher Scheme was established in 1999 supported by funding from Arts Council England via NSEAD. Through programmes of continuing professional development and post graduate research degrees it enabled art, craft and design educators to develop their arts based practice and embed new pedagogical knowledge into their teaching. With the conclusion of external funding in 2010, the artist teacher community continues, within a body of professional practice and regional networks.

The conference seeks to open up a national conversation about the types of pedagogies delivered by academics and cultural agents, and the impact these have on professional artist teacher practices today.

Delegates can engage in roundtable discussions following provocations by academics, cultural agents and artist teachers. There will also be the opportunity to engage in a participatory workshop using the Pitt Rivers Collections.

We are seeking expressions of interest from academics and cultural agents, also from artist teachers to offer 10 minute presentations/provocations at the conference. To submit an expression of interest, and to consider a guide of questions for your presentation please follow this link.

During the early evening we move onto a reception at Modern Art Oxford where we will participate in a workshop based on a current programme ‘She who writes Herstory rewrites History’ that includes artists, educators and academics debating equality in art education.

If art and art history in secondary schools are under threat today, while at the same time visual culture is increasingly vital and prolific, what ideas and artists could young people be learning about to demonstrate the power of art and equality? How can we better share and discuss the idea that art is as much about her-stories as his-stories?

Visual literacy-visual citizen. The role and necessity of art, craft and design education in the 21st century
Saturday 30 June 2018 at the Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH 10am-4pm

On Saturday 30 June we reconvene at the Ashmolean Museum where we explore the attributes of and contributions by art, craft and design to visual literacy and the 21st century visual citizen. The day will be a mix of presentations and practical workshops, to include the chance to work with Anna Dumitriu, a British artist whose work fuses craft, sculpture and science to explore our relationship to the microbial world, technology and biomedicine, and Jon Lockhart who is currently working on a PhD at the University of Reading ‘Crippling the Blacksmith. Meaningful Collaborations in Art and Technology.’

We invite everyone who shares our interests, concerns and values to join us in Oxford in June this year. Alongside the conference programme the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues, engage with the collections and exhibitions of three cultural venues and enjoy two conference suppers should provide a vibrant weekend!

To book for all or part of the programme, please follow this link.

This event is organised by the NSEAD