A workshop on self-organisation and collectivity for a cooperative art school.
Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 6-9pm
Online via Jitsi Meet
All welcome, please book your place
This event is part of Antinuniversity Now! Festival 2020, 6-13 June
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As higher education gears up for two more weeks of strikes about pensions, casualisation, workload and pay levels, and independent unions continue their campaigns on wages, outsourcing and zero hours contracts, the extent of the reforms that the 2010 student protests and occupations were fighting becomes all too clear. Continue reading Research Residency at Conway Hall Library
Feral Art School: an interview with Jayne Jones and Jackie Goodman
Feral Art School is a Hull-based cooperative founded in 2018. The school offers courses in drawing, painting, printmaking and textiles, as well as day schools in fashion and documentary photography. They have a textiles studio and darkroom for Feral members to use as studio and teaching spaces on a cooperative and collective basis. They’ve organised exhibitions in pop up spaces and last summer they hosted the event What Artists Want: What Artists Need, to explore the future of art education, with contributors from organisations and alternative art schools from across the UK.
Jayne Jones is a painter and Jackie Goodman is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer. They are founding members and project managers of Feral Art School. I caught up with them to find out how they set up the co-operative and hear more about the programme, their working methods and expectations for the future. They shared fascinating insights about coops and the ambiguities of their structure, membership and constitution, and the challenges and debates around funding and accreditation.
Continue reading Feral Art School: an interview with Jayne Jones and Jackie Goodman
URgh!#1: alternative art education
The first issue of URgh! on alternative art education includes critical essays, guides, documentation, interviews, fiction, poetry and visual art on the histories and documents of alternative art education, peer-support and study groups, self-organisation, collectivity and collaboration, co-operative art education, alternative economies and mutual aid, self-education, the educational turn, creative labour and the critique of neoliberal reforms in higher education. Continue reading URgh!#1: alternative art education
Listen to the first interview with Nick Kaplony from Artquest on the Conway Hall Research Residency. We explore the objectives of my research at Conway Hall, the idea of a cooperative art school and some of the key concerns in my practice, such as the legitimising role of the institution and the need for alternative models of art education. Continue reading Conway Hall Residency 2019: Interview 1
What would a co-operative art school look like? How would it work? Who is it for and what would the benefits be? Come along to a series of workshops at Conway Hall to discuss these questions and collectively explore potential models for a co-operative form of art education. Please click here for more information on the workshop series. To book please follow the links below. Continue reading A co-operative art school? Workshops at Conway Hall