Booking Closed Tate Modern Symposium

Occupation With Freelands Foundation

2 April 2017 at 13.00–18.00
3 April 2017 at 12.00–18.00
4 April 2017 at 12.00–18.00

Photo Jilly McAteer

Why do spaces for education look the way that they do?

Join us for a three-day occupation of Tate Exchange, featuring an installation that challenges our understanding and perception of spaces for learning as well as a programme of provocative discussions, workshops and film screenings.

Created by new teachers from the Institute of Education/University College London working with the Freelands Foundation, the occupation uses a combination of approaches, different media and interactive elements. It invites you to explore your own experience of the classroom and the education space of the museum to question why spaces for education look the way that they do. To accompany the installation of work created by PGCE student teachers at the IOE, an exciting programme of events will take place that further unpick questions raised by the occupation. These will include daily panel discussions featuring a range of speakers that ask ‘What is an Art Teacher?’, drop-in ‘Parents’ Evening’ sessions, workshops for families and film screenings by past and current students of the IOE/UCL. There will be an opportunity to see “Fully Awake” a 2008 documentary about Black Mountain College, by Cathryn Davis Zommer, that explores the college's progressive pedagogy and radical approach to arts education, as well as “Thinking Making”, the new film by Henry Ward, Head of Education at Freelands Foundation, that investigates the pioneering approach taken at Plymouth College of Art where making has been placed at the centre of their ideology.

No need to book - just drop into any of the below across the 3-day programme. 

 

Sunday 2nd April

1 – 2pm: What is an Art Teacher? Part I – Why be an Art Teacher? Panel discussion chaired by Andy Berriman, Head of Art at Rydens School with Stephanie Cubbin, Head of Art St Marylebone School, Kate Thackara, NQT Art Teacher and Tindara Sidoti-McNary, PGCE student/p>

2 – 3pm: Series of films made by current PGCE students, IoE/UCLL

2 – 5pm: Parents’ Evening – drop in for an appointment with an art teacher to discuss your issues and questions about art education devised by Jack Goffe

3 – 4pm: Building Learning Spaces Part I – Panel Discussion chaired by Henry Ward, Head of Education Freelands Foundation with Anna Cutler, Director of Learning Tate, Gemma Wright, Head of Education Camden Arts Centre and Gal Leshem, Artist

4 – 5pm: “Subtle, Subversive, Satirical” Series of films by IoE/UCL alumni compiled by Lesley Burgess

5 – 6pm: Film Screening “Fully Awake” a documentary about Black Mountain College, directed by Cathryn Zommer

 

Monday 3rd April

1 – 2pm: What is an Art Teacher? Part II – The Art Teacher as an Artist? Panel Discussion chaired by Lesley Burgess, Senior Lecturer, IoE/UCL with Dr Marq Smith IoE/UCL, Tom Jones IoE/UCL, Damien O’Gorman, NQT Art Teacher and Jennifer Johnson, PGCE student

2 – 3pm: “Subtle, Subversive, Satirical” Series of films by IoE/UCL alumni compiled by Lesley Burgess

2 – 5pm: Parents’ Evening – drop in for an appointment with an art teacher to discuss your issues and questions about art education devised by Jack Goffe

2 – 5pm: Mapping Tate Modern – A drop in family workshop with artists educator Kate Warner

3 – 4pm: Building Learning Spaces Part II – Talk by Andrew Brewerton, Plymouth School of Creative Arts

4 – 5pm: Workshop – Gender Questions with artist teachers Kate Bentley and Sam Golding

5 – 5.30pm: Screening of “Thinking Making” Directed by Henry Ward

5.30 – 6pm: Series of films made by current PGCE students, IoE/UCL

 

Tuesday 4th April

1 – 2pm: What is an Art Teacher? Part III – Do we need Art Teachers? Panel Discussion chaired by Andy Ash, lecturer IoE/UCL with Prof Richard Hickman, Cambridge University, Phil Scott, Director of Art Brampton Manor, Isabelle de Tscharner Vischer, PGCE student, Sorcha Tucker, PGCE student and George King, 6th form student

2 – 3pm: Series of films made by current PGCE students, IoE/UCL

2 – 5pm: Parents’ Evening – drop in for an appointment with an art teacher to discuss your issues and questions about art education devised by Jack Goffe

2 – 5pm: Stencilled Space – A drop in family workshop with artist educators Georgina Hodgson and Honor Pinner

3 – 4pm:Building Learning Spaces Part III – Talk by Anna Colin, Open School East

4 – 5pm: “Subtle, Subversive, Satirical” Series of films by IoE/UCL alumni compiled by Lesley Burgess

5 – 6pm: Screening of “Fully Awake” Directed by Cathryn Zommer

 

This event is programmed by the Freelands Foundation, a Tate Exchange Associate.

About Freelands Foundation

Freelands Foundation is a charitable foundation focused on art and education initiatives.

They aim to support the broad arts ecosystem, over time affording many artists and organisations greater opportunities to create and to inspire, while advancing education from the ground up, enabling young people to actively engage with this creation and inspiration.

Venue

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Dates

2 April 2017 at 13.00–18.00

3 April 2017 at 12.00–18.00

4 April 2017 at 12.00–18.00