Drawing on recent debates on art and design education and socially engaged art practice, this discussion revisits overlooked models of schooling and informal education systems of the past, as a framework to address the social functioning and potential of artistic education today and the diverse communities they serve, in contrast to linear curriculum models.
Considering the challenges and innovations of art education, taking into account Irish and international perspectives, the pedagogical turn of cultural institutions and more recent modes of digital learning: NCAD Prof, Gary Granville asks his panel of artists and educators – Adam Sutherland, Aslinn O’Donnell nd Glenn Loughran – to discuss whether holistic and resourceful approaches to education work, commenting that “Many of the leaders of the 1916 Rising were radical educators and artists. One hundred years later, it is appropriate to address the extent to which those and similar radical ideas influence current practice”
Chair: Gary Granville is Professor of Education in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
Adam Sutherland is currently the director of Grizedale arts a public art agency in the Lake District of England. Trained as an artist with an early career being principally working with communities and collectives before moving into more formally constituted organisations.
Aislinn O’Donnell teaches Philosophy of Education in Initial Teacher Education and Postgraduate programmes in Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick).
Glenn Loughran is an artist and educator born in Belfast, N.Ireland 1973.
This discussion took place on 7 July 2016, IMMA. Programmed in conjunction with the project A Fair Land at IMMA in collaboration with Grizedale Arts.
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