The Showroom

Beyond Education

Tuesday 12 November 2013, 6–8pm

This event is free to engage members. Non-members will need to complete a booking form.

Booking is essential, please email [email protected] or phone 020 7724 4300.


A round table discussion on the place of arts education today with guest speakers Anna Colin from Open School East, Louise Shelley, Communal Knowledge and Collaborative Projects Curator, and John Johnston, Co-Director of the Centre for Arts and Learning, Goldsmiths, chaired by artist Emma Smith.

This discussion aims to explore alternative models and thoughts on the process and location of arts education in relation to gallery practice and in the context of the current changes to policy and funding in schools and universities.

Anna Colin is a freelance curator and co-founder of Open School East, a non-fee paying art school and communal space that launched in East London in September 2013.

John Johnston is Co-Director of the Centre for Arts and Learning, Goldsmiths. His most recent project, Street Art, Learning and Political Potentialities, brought together artists, educators, young people, community representatives and academics to explore the role of art and the potentialities of street art toward achieving critical learning and political engagement.