Come along and help us turn Conway Hall into an art school!
NO FORMAL REQUIREMENTS OR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
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.
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS, GROUPS & COLLECTIVES
Feral Art School
Into the Wild
Multi Species Research Group
(P³) Peer Professional Practice
Radical Pedagogy Research Group
School of Speculation
School of the Damned
The Other MA (TOMA)
|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|
|17:30-19:00||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|
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.
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.
Images and Design: Jamie Smyth and Adam Carr
Copy-editing: Claire Callow
Production: Jordan Mitchell and Jeff Davy