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Mentor Anne Ryan talking to Turps Studio Programme artists during her exhibition ‘The Cowboy Paintings’ at Turps Gallery in April 2017.
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Alternative art education: Turps Art School

Turps Art School was founded in 2012 as a medium-specific art school providing year-long studio and distance learning programmes for painters. Co-founder Marcus Harvey talks to Michaela Nettell about the ideas and values behind the school.

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Brendan Burton-Curtis performs at  CABARET event, presented by  performanceClub in association w/ SOTD + TOMA , 2018
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Alternative art education: School of the Damned

School of the Damned is a free year-long alternative, and unaccredited, art school. Each year a new student group comes on board and collectively devises and develops their programme of learning. Laura Davidson finds out more from members of the founding cohort, Class of 2014, and the Class of 2018 graduating students.

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Chris Alton, After the Revolution They Built an Art School Over the Golf Course, textile banners, wooden dowel, 23 x115cm, 230x250cm, 230x115cm, 2017. Installation views of 'You're Surrounded by Me' at TURF Projects, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
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Alternative art education: Kirsty Ogg, New Contemporaries

In 2017, New Contemporaries, an annual exhibition of emerging artists from UK art schools, opened up its application to include artists from alternative learning programmes. Director Kirsty Ogg discusses this decision, the changing climate for emerging artists in the UK, and what artists really need to develop and challenge their practice. Interview by Michaela Nettell.

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An invitation to Travel 2017
 - Journey Flag.
Created from the shape of people’s journeys to St. Ives and hoisted above the market Square to mark the info point for the walk.
Image Credit - Jason Archontides
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A Q&A with… Sally Stenton, Artists Access to Art Colleges placement artist

Between October 2017 and April 2018 Sally Stenton spent time at Anglia Ruskin University, using its facilities and developing a conceptual work that connected the university’s art and science departments. With applications now open for the 20th year of AA2A placements, Pippa Koszerek catches up with the artist to discuss her residency and its impact on her ongoing practice.

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CCA Glasgow. Courtesy: CCA Glasgow
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Glasgow’s CCA to remain closed until end of August; Germaine Greer claims ‘we should stop teaching art’ in schools

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Artemisia Gentileschi masterpiece becomes only 20th work by a woman owned by National Gallery; Arts Council England launches Impact and Insight Toolkit; artist to receive $3.5m from US Postal Service for copyright infringement; French president Emmanuel Macron to reform country’s artist residencies.

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Open School East co-directors Anna Colin (centre) and Laurence Taylor (right), with  Ayaan Bulale, OSE communications and events manager
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2017 – How was it for you? #8: Anna Colin and Laurence Taylor, co-directors, Open School East

Beginning with a move from East London to Margate, 2017 has been an eventful time for Open School East that has included becoming an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation in the 2018-22 funding round. With the accessibility of art education becoming an evermore vital issue for the visual arts, its co-directors look back on their first year by the sea.

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