MK Gallery Project Space
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
900 Midsummer Bulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA
South East England
MK Gallery

February 2017 sees the opening of an exhibition that I have curated with the support of the MK Gallery Learning Team called The Art of Outdoor Learning.

The exhibition reflects on my Green Town Group residency with the Gallery, which took place throughout 2016, working with 4 local schools and local families.

The exhibition places this work within the wider context of my art and outdoor learning practice, drawing on other examples of work within Primary and Pre-School education, with photographs and artwork made by children. Also included are examples of my own individual artwork, made whilst walking at a variety of locations.

‘I think it has shown me that some of my children… are actually very articulate and creative, they just can’t always express it at school. It has also shown me that these children may be stronger in practical activities. I love how the activities have been accessible to all, regardless of abilities.’

Green Town Group Teacher

The exhibition will also launch a film made to document the journey of one of the schools through the project, Holne Chase School in Bletchley, and feature an interactive element, where visitors will be able to make and take away their own Walking Diary, to record their responses to their local outdoor environment.

In addition I will be running a cpd event for local teachers on the value of listening, and responding to children’s ideas, within the context of Art and Outdoor Learning. The Gallery will also be providing linked activities in the Half Term holidays.

‘We will be using the outdoor environment and creativity far more next year as well as a more free-flow learning style, allowing children to take ownership of their own learning and ideas…’

Green Town Group Teacher

For further information and event booking details, please see this listing on the MK Gallery website.

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  • Exhibition: 2nd to 25th February 2017 at MK Gallery Project Space
  • Opening Times: Thursday and Friday 12 to 8pm and Saturday 11 to 8pm
  • Preview: Thurs 2nd February 6 to 8pm. All Welcome