Festival of Alternative Art Education, March 2021. Flyer by Models and Constructs

Festival of Alternative Art Education

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Free admission with a ticket
This event includes the exhibition The Secret is Out:

Festival of Alternative Art Education

Come along and help us turn Conway Hall into an art school!

Festival of Alternative Art Education 2020. Flyer by Jamie Smyth and Adam Carr


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.




12:00-13:00 Just A Piece Of Paper? Drawing People Together
12:00-14:00 Peer Consultancy_Baked Good Remuneration Bureau (P³) Peer Professional Practice
12:00-14:00 Superorganism Drop-in Genetic Moo
12:00-14:00 Mixed Media Art Workshop Carers Art Group, Holborn Community Association
14:00-15:00 Loneliness in the Arts AntiMA
17:30-18:30 Just A Piece Of Paper? Drawing People Together


12:00-14:00 Dismantled Crit The Other MA (TOMA)
12:00-14:00 What is Wrong with Copying? Art/Law Network
14:00-16:00 Paint as Walking & Memory Paint & Performance
14:00-16:00 Soma: Body Collaboration Workshop Soma: Body Collaboration Workshop
14:15-15:15 What’s an Artist made from? AltMFA
15:30-17:00 DIY Dissertation Workshop The Other MA (TOMA)
16:30-17:30 Draw to Organise Organising Group
16:30-17:30 Library as MUSE AltMFA
17:00-18:30 Antiuniversity Political Keywords Antiuniversity Now
17:00-19:00 Methods for Critical Learning Miki Holloway
17:30-19:00 Peer Mentoring Talk and Taster Workshop Juggernauts


13:00-14:00 Taking A Magnet For A Walk Lorraine Snape, AltMFA
13:30-14:30 Guided Art Walk in Lincoln’s Inn Fields Catherine Harrington, AltMFA
14:00-16:00 InspiralLondon Sketching Group – Looking, Walking, Conversing with the City Inspiral London Drawing Group
15:30-16:30 Taking A Magnet For A Walk Lorraine Snape, AltMFA


13:30-14:00 Corbinian Retold Luke Beech, Feral Art School
14:00-15:00 Obtain _ ADMISSION_ as a child Or IT IS THE STAGE OF THE STAGE IN THE STAGE OF DISPOSITION Hetal Chudasama
15:00-15:30 Corbinian Retold Luke Beech, Feral Art School
16:30-17:00 Scurgriness Lecture Series Eleni Tomadaki, Conditions


14:30-16:30 Radical Pedagogy In-session Reading Group School of the Damned
17:00-19:00 Art and/or Science Reading Group The Art and/or Science Reading Group


15:00-16:30 Sustaining peer mentoring collectives Artquest Panel Discussion Artquest


17:00-17:30 Superorganism Genetic Moo


17:30-19:00 TOMA Art Pub Quiz The Other MA (TOMA)


12:00-19:00 A-Round Darshana Vora, RPG
12:00-19:00 Highlight Darshana Vora, RPG
The Hidden Writing On The Wall Fernando Holguin (5537), AltMFA
Adam Carr and Jamie Smyth [2020] Conway Hall 3D scan v53.
Adam Carr and Jamie Smyth [2020] Conway Hall 3D scan v53.

All the ground-floor rooms are fully-accessible by wheelchair. Main Hall (street access, step-free), Brockway Room (street access, step-free), Bertrand Russell Room (street access, shallow ramp). There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor opposite the Brockway Room.

Unfortunately, due to the age and Grade II listing of the building, there is no lift access to rooms above the ground floor. This includes the Library, Balcony seating in the Main Hall, Artists’ Room and Green Room.

If you wear a hearing aid the Main Hall has an induction loop fitted which feeds from the PA system, or use ambient sound in smaller rooms. Conway Hall also has a portable loop available for small groups. For more information please visit the Conway Hall visitor information page.

The Festival of Alternative Art Education 2020 is organised with generous support from Conway Hall and Artquest.

Conway Hall is owned and operated by Conway Hall Ethical Society, a membership organisation and educational charity with a history that dates back to the 18th century when it was founded by a group of religious dissidents. The Institute of the Ethical Society has hosted weekly lectures and concerts and other cultural events since the mid-19th century.

Artquest is an artist-run programme that uses research about visual artists’ working conditions to provide support for professional artists.

Adam Carr and Jamie Smyth [2020] Conway Hall 3D scan v54.
Adam Carr and Jamie Smyth [2020] Conway Hall 3D scan v54.
Images and Design: Jamie Smyth and Adam Carr
Copy-editing: Claire Callow
Production: Jordan Mitchell and Jeff Davy