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A Collection of Practice Paul Dash, Yara El-Sherbini and Veronica Sekules

19 Nov 2009

Engage event exploring the notion of the bibliography of gallery and visual arts education

A Collection of Practice is a free evening event in the Stuart Hall Library at Rivington Place, exploring the notion of the bibliography of gallery and visual arts education. Participants will have the chance to discuss their ideas and share their experiences through Iniva’s Spoken Skins blog.

Three guest speakers will address the following questions:

  • Are there key books and resources that have informed or developed the practice of gallery education and visual arts learning?
  • How are books chosen for reading lists for academic courses?
  • How relevant are the texts to practice in gallery learning?

Participants are asked to consider what has informed their practice or work and discuss their suggestions. It could be a text, person, artwork, website, film, object… or a book!

The event will be of interest to artists, educators, students, and Library and Information professionals specialising in the visual arts.

Chair: Veronica Sekules, Head of Education and Research at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia

Guest speakers:

  • Paul Dash, Head of Teachers as Artists programme, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Yara El-Sherbini, Artist

Venue: The Stuart Hall Library at Rivington Place, is home to engage’s unique collection of international visual arts education material. The collection has been developed over thirty years of gallery education practice, and can be accessed by the public on a reference-only basis.

Join in at Spoken Skins: the Stuart Hall Library Blog

Full details on the engage website

To book a free place email info@engage.org

As the Stuart Hall Library has limited capacity, early booking is recommended

engage is the National Association for Gallery Education: a professional organisation for those in the field of the visual arts and learning. Members include policymakers, curators, gallery staff, teachers and artists. engage supports Gallery Education through projects and programmes, Continuing Professional Development, publications, and resources. For information about membership go to www.engage.org/join