Richard Hamilton, 'Trainsition IIII' 1954
Past Event Tate Britain Conference

Art School Educated Conference

11 September 2014
12 September 2014
Richard Hamilton, Trainsition IIII 1954, Tate. © The estate of Richard Hamilton

This conference marks the end of Tate’s Art School Educated, a five-year research project investigating the impact of art education on artistic production from the 1960s to the present day and its relationship to the wider themes of education, culture and society. The project has identified the decisive curriculum reforms of the major London art schools and asked how the curricula that were adopted relate to the output of the artists whose work is represented in Tate’s collection.

The Art School Educated team will reflect on their findings with invited speakers this two-day conference.


Thursday 11 September

14.15: Opening words/housekeeping (NL)

14.25: Structures: History and Architecture

Nigel Llewellyn and Lucy Howarth

15.30: Tea

16.00–18.00: Panel 1: Art School Education and the Image of the Artist

Alex Massouras will be leading this session and presenting papers with Andrew Brighton, Antony Donaldson, Jennie Syson.

18.00–19.30: Drinks reception at Tate

From 20.00: Speakers dinner

Friday 12 September

10.00–12.30: Panel 2: Drawing and the Life Room

Hester Westley will be leading this session and presenting papers with Kelly Chorpening, Eleanor Crook, Eileen Hogan and Anita Taylor.

12.30–13.15: Lunch

13.15–15.15: Panel 3: The Changing Curriculum

Beth Williamson and Elena Crippa will be leading this session and presenting papers with Kate Aspinall, Richard Yeomans and Hilary Robinson.

15.15–15.35: Tea

15.35–16.50: Panel 4 Structural Dilemmas: Art Schools and the FE/HE System

Victoria Walsh will be leading this session and presenting a paper alongside Juan Cruz and Bruce Brown. 

16.50–17.00: Leave auditorium


The Clore Auditorium

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11 September 2014 at 14.15–18.00

12 September 2014 at 10.00–17.00