GATE: Gender, Art and Transformative Education a new NSEAD Research Group

Art Education for a more gender inclusive and equitable world

Art and Design education as a discipline has the potential to be diverse, transformative, dynamic, and disruptive and yet much art practice in schools, colleges and HE continue to reflect a white male canonised art history within a narrow nineteenth and twentieth century paradigm. The norms of curriculum, resources, attitudes, and assessment are often at odds with the freedom to explore, and deviate as is the character of contemporary art. This inevitably leads to the perpetuation of a patriarchy in relation to artists studied and an education system that repeats and replicates a gender imbalanced and binary artist approach.


The Gender, Art and Transformative Education Research Group seeks to consider a gender sensitive, responsive and essentially transformative approach to rethink gender equity in art education. It will explore how to raise an active and critical consciousness to broaden a spectrum of possibilities for experienced, felt, embodied, performed, and conceptual gender-related art practices across all phases of education.


What next for GATE?
If you would like to join our first meeting or sign up to news about this group please email Suzy Tutchell


Looking ahead:

We hope GATE will meet early in 2023 to discuss, explore and learn from research. Our long-term aim is to publish examples of gender transformative approaches, practice and policies which place ALL learners as a compass point – at the centre of art education.


Who can join:

Anyone with an interest in GATE!


Contact [javascript protected email address]to find out more or to add your name to our GATE email update list.