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Engage East Area Group Meeting

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Engage East Area Group Meeting

Research, practice, provocations

Monday 1 April 2019


Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, Cambridge


Join us for a day of conversation and reflection, looking at research practice in gallery education. 


The programme will include the following:


Holding on and getting a grip: : Encounters with the Pedagogical Art Object 

Kimberley Foster, Artist (www.sorhed.com), Fine Art Lecturer and PhD researcher; Arts Practice and Learning – Goldsmiths.

Kimberley will discuss her practice research and draw from her collaborative practice as sorhed questioning the learning event as a material act of thinking, towards a performative pedagogical exchange. The research questions the truly messy entanglements of physically making meaning. The research encounters have taken place at Tate Modern, Goldsmiths and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.


Participatory Programming and Researching with Communities

Dr Trish Scott, Curator - Tate Learning & Research (intergenerational learning focus)  Trish will talk about her research at Tate to develop models for collaboration and co-production with local intergenerational audiences, and how this work feeds into the every day offer for all visiting families. This project follows on from Trish's previous work as Research Curator at Turner Contemporary where she led on Journey's with 'The Waste Land' a major exhibition co-curated over a 3 year period with 30 members of the local community, underpinned by a unique collaborative methodology.  


Turning up the Volume: Using Multiple Research Methodologies to Capture Participant Voice 

Dr Kate Noble, Education Officer and Nicola Wallis, Museum Educator- The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge Museums

Kate and Nicola will talk about using a variety of different approaches to undertake research and evaluation with children and young people. These projects include an action research project with a group of nursery children and practitioners and Practical Evaluation, an AHRC funded project testing the use of automated surveys across different learning programmes.


Taxis are avalible from the Cambridge Train station at 10:10am. To book a place, email info@engage.org


Book a place using our online booking form.

Posted on 21 March 2019

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