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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Alternative art education programmes come in a range of formats, from entirely self-organised to more structured offerings. Lydia Ashman hears from seven artists who discuss how they chose a programme which would develop their practice and fit with their lifestyles, and offer advice on selecting the right one for your needs.
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.
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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Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland, the chair of Glasgow School of Art’s board, Muriel Gray, has said there’s “absolutely no way” that the rebuilt Mackintosh building “wouldn’t be a working art school”.
Tributes have been made for the writer and teacher John Calcutt, who was programme leader of Glasgow School of Art’s influential Master of Fine Art programme from 2007-2017.
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. Pippa Koszerek catches up with the artist to discuss her residency and its impact on her ongoing practice.
The a-n Degree Shows Guide 2018 is just published alongside a new digital resource, capturing the buzz and excitement around degrees season with a wide range of content, listings and adverts for shows across the UK.
Musings on art, music, audience and re-working the past
Unpacking the findings of Q-Art’s 2016 publication ‘Professional Practice: 20 Questions’, co-edited by Jo Allen and Sarah Rowles.
How do fine art courses prepare their students for life after art school? How is professional practice shaped by factors such as location, course philosophy, and the cultural and political climate? Sarah Rowles unpacks the findings of Q-Art’s new publication, Professional Practice: 20 Questions – Interviews with UK undergraduate Fine Art staff exploring how students are prepared for life after art school.
A recent symposium held in Glasgow and organised jointly by Glasgow School of Art and Q-Art saw fine art staff, students and industry professionals examine the role of art schools and how they prepare students for life after university. Laura Campbell reports on the issues raised and the possible solutions.
I did Art Foundation in a former mortuary with outdoor lavatories. The loos were primitive in the extreme with barn style doors that didn’t reach the ground (or the ceiling) and spiders the size of cartwheels along the stone walls. […]
During the summer months of 2011 and 2012, Paul Winstanley travelled around Britain photographing the unpopulated studios of every degree-conferring art school in the country. Now translated into a series of paintings and prints, the work is currently on show at Alan Cristea Gallery in London.
A Covert Operation My first week on residency is a fairly covert one. I’m mostly in the background, in the corner, unnoticed. I was even mistaken for a student a couple of times. Café as Workspace I wanted […]
I’ve enrolled!! A friend lent me some money (0% interest) to start the course, and now I am trying to raise the rest of the 1st year fees in a tiny bit over 2 weeks time – the grace period […]