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Q-Art Book Launch 'Professional Practice: 20 Questions' at Hauser & Wirth,...
Fri 18 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
Join us to celebrate the launch of Q-Art's latest publication 'Professional Practice: 20 Questions' at Hauser & Wirth, London.
Friday 18th November, 6-8pm. Speeches 7pm.
About the book:
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: 20 QUESTIONS - Interviews with UK undergraduate Fine Art staff exploring how students are prepared for life after art school.
Interviews collected and edited by Jo Allen and Sarah Rowles
When it comes to an undergraduate fine art education, what is professional practice? How are students prepared for life after their course? How might attitudes and approaches be shaped by factors such as location, the wider course philosophy, and the cultural and political climate?
Professional practice is a contested area. Quite how fine art courses prepare their students for exit, and what they are preparing them for, has long been a matter of tension and debate. And this debate has intensified amidst the current climate of rising tuition fees, reduced maintenance grants, and an increased government emphasis on employability.
In 'Professional Practice : 20 Questions' we ask undergraduate fine art staff from around the UK to unpack this topic and share examples of their own approaches and philosophies to preparing students for life after art school.
This book sheds light on the important question: What and who is a fine art education for? It is essential reading for anyone teaching art at secondary level and above, sector professionals, and for anyone who might be thinking of studying fine art at undergraduate level.
Featuring interviews with more than 50 staff from the following institutions: Arts University Bournemouth; University of Brighton; Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London; Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London; University of the Creative Arts Farnham; Edinburgh College of Art; The Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth University; The Glasgow School of Art; Goldsmiths College, University of London; Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University; Isle of Man College; Kingston University; Lews Castle College, University of the Highlands and Islands; Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University; Newcastle University; Open College of the Arts; Plymouth College of Art; University of Salford; Southampton Solent University; Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, University of the West England; The University of Wolverhampton, School of Creative Arts, Wrexham Glyndwr University.
Book Price: £15 Exclusive Launch Price £10
This launch event is hosted in conjunction with Kingston University.
The book has been supported by a-n, Kingston University, Swansea College of Art - University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and The Glasgow School of Art.