The Art Educator Gathering - a summer celebration

In partnership with The Whitworth Art Gallery, the NSEAD Summer Gathering will be an afternoon of connection and creativity. Join us to explore innovative practice, find creative inspiration and connect with your fellow art educators.

We will also celebrate and recognise innovative art educators from our community as part of the NSEAD Awards.



12:30 – 13:00  - Arrival and Refreshments

13:00 – 13:10 – Welcome from NSEAD and The Whitworth

13:10 – 14:10 – Creative workshops led by The Whitworth associate artists

14:10 – 14:20 – pause for reflection

14:20 – 15:20 – Creative workshops led by The Whitworth associate artists

15:20 – 15:30– Refreshments

15:30 – 16:20 – Celebrating innovation in art education – NSEAD awards 

16:20 – 16:30 – Thank you


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Creative Workshops


Join artist, Luke Adamson to explore the first major retrospective exhibition of Caribbean British artist, poet and art teacher, John Lyons. This one-hour mark making workshop will take place in the gallery, taking you on a creative journey, the exhibition John Lyons: Carnivalesque centres on his exploration of Trinidadian folklore and mythology through painting and poetry.


Dive into the world of printmaking for this hands-on workshop with artist and printmaker, Alan Birch. The one-hour session will explore the topics of innovation and discovery, taking inspiration from the beautiful work and surroundings of the gallery.


Date: 29th June 2024

Time: 12:30 – 4:30 PM

Location: The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER

Need help planning your journey? Use The Whitworth's visiting guide here

Any questions please email the team - [javascript protected email address]