Archive for May, 2011

Spilling the Beans…on the value of art education today- 2pm Saturday 21st May

13 May, 2011  |  Public Programme, Talks & Events

….. artist-educator, cuts, art in the public realm, expanding the audience for contemporary practice, participation, participatory modes of practice, outreach, professional development, experiential learning, skills based learning, experimental learning, art schools, alternative art schools, the future of art education, mentor, student collectives, artist collectives, extra-institutional endeavours, un-school, teach-ins, establishment, commodification, privilege, education and activism, un-learning, lecturer, visionaire, business model bureaucracies, sit-ins, consultant, incomprehensiveness, accreditation criteria, socially engaged practice, artist-in-residence, the art course as a luxury service for the few, art as a space where real learning can occur….

Join us to discuss and debate the above in relation to the value of art education today.


Jo Stockham: Jo is an installation artist who also makes drawings, prints and publications. She is currently Professor and Head of the Printmaking Department at the Royal College of Art. She has taught throughout the UK and in Europe, undertaken educational work for major galleries including the Tate, Whitechapel and Serpentine and been resident in several primary schools.

Liz Ellis: Liz has an interdisciplinary art practice that includes adult informal learning and social justice. She is curator of the Community Informal Learning at Tate Modern. She is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at City University, Department of Psychosocial Science. (Please note change of speaker)

Richard Layzell: Richard’s multidisciplinary practice encompasses video, performance and installation. He has been commissioned by major institutions including The Science Museum and The Serpentine Gallery. He is an artist researcher with Res Cen, a writer and curator and currently lectures at Wimbledon College of Art.


Graham Crowley: Graham is a renowned painter who has held a number of significant teaching posts, most recently Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art.

Continue the conversation with us over drinks and nibbles into the early evening.

Spilling the Beans is an ongoing series of free curated talks as part of the Chisenhale Art Place Public Programme.

All welcome but places are limited. Please email to reserve your place.