Festival of Alternative Art Education
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO CURRENT PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS RELATING TO THE CORONA VIRUS, THE FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVE ART EDUCATION AND ACCOMPANYING EXHIBITION WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL 25 JULY 2020
Building on the research and time on the Conway Hall Residency, artist Sophia Kosmaoglou is convening a festival, exhibition and zine exploring aspects of collective activity and co-operative working in the context of alternative art education. Artquest will be hosting a panel discussion as part of the day.
EVENT – Festival of Alternative Art Education
Date: EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 25th JULY 2020
Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
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Fuelled by economic crisis, austerity and the liberalisation of higher education, the landscape of alternative art education features a multitude of diverse organisations that offer free or affordable art education, cooperating to develop peer-led curricula and experiment with models of self-organisation, addressing the unique needs and learning styles of individual learners, flexible, responsive and unfettered by rigid ties to funding, policy and industry.
The Festival of Alternative Art Education will bring together alternative art schools, peer-support groups and collectives in a range of events, performances, discussions, installations, stalls and workshops on education, pedagogy, peer-support, co-operation, self-organisation, labour and precarity. Come along to participate, learn, play and meet representatives from the schools to find out what they do, how to get involved or how to start your own art school. Artquest will be hosting a panel discussion on sustaining peer mentoring groups as part of the day.
EXHIBITION – The Secret is Out
5537 FernandoHoguinCereceres (AltMFA) – Adam Carr & Jamie Smyth (Models & Constructs) – Anietie Ekanem (Into the Wild) – Anna B. Sexton (TOMA) – Chloe Cooper (LCN) – Claire Callow (AltMFA, Rookery, FLΔG, Dopplegang) – Darshana Vora (RPG) – Debora Mo + Catherine Harrington (AltMFA) – Emma Edmondson (TOMA) – Juggernauts – Lolly Adams (TOMA) – Lorraine Snape (AltMFA)- Lucy Casson (Dopplegang) – Ogulcan Ekiz (Art/Law Network) – Rebekah Dean (Paint and Performance) – Sadie Edginton (AltMFA) – Sophia Kosmaoglou (AltMFA, RPG)
An exhibition by current and former members of alternative art schools, peer-support groups and collectives that addresses co-operation and collaboration, collective action and decision-making, group dynamics and self-organisation, alternative economies and the commons, social change and the undercommons, solidarity and mutual aid.
ZINE – URrgh! zine #1 on alternative art education
Launching on the day of the festival, URrgh! zine #1 on alternative art education, is a new zine on precarious labour dreaming up alternative economies at the coalface of the art educational creative industrial complex. The zine will explore and document alternative art education in self-organised, DIY, peer-led art schools and collectives.