A Collection of Practice

19 Nov 2009

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The engage Resource at the Stuart Hall Library, Iniva


A free evening event at Iniva's Stuart Hall Library, exploring the notion of the bibliography of gallery and visual arts education. Participants will have the chance to discuss their ideas and share their experiences through Iniva's ‘Spoken Skins' blog. Two guest speakers will address the following questions: ”¢ Are there key books and resources that have informed or developed the practice of gallery education and visual arts learning? ”¢ How are books chosen for reading lists for academic courses? ”¢ How relevant are the texts to practice in gallery learning? We are asking participants to consider what has informed their practice or work and discuss their suggestions. It could be a text, person, artwork, website, film, object… or a book! You can get involved by leaving a comment on the ‘Spoken Skins' blog at A collection of practice will be of interest to artists, educators, students and Library and Information professionals specialising in the visual arts. Chair: Veronica Sekules, Head of Education and Research at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia Guest speakers: ”¢ Paul Dash is Head of MA in Artist Teachers & Contemporary Practices programme, Goldsmiths, University of London ”¢ Yara El-Sherbini is an artist who uses contemporary popular culture to playfully explore art and life. Her interdisciplinary practice straddles live art, video and installation, using recognisable formats from board games, game shows, and pub quizzes, to auctions to open up ideas around what art is, can be and who it involves. Venue: The Stuart Hall Library at Iniva's spectacular new venue, Rivington Place, is home to engage's unique collection of international visual arts education material. The collection has been developed over thirty years of gallery education practice, and can be accessed by the public on a reference-only basis. Join in at To book a free place, fill in the form at and email it to As the Stuart Hall Library has limited capacity, early booking is recommended. engage is the National Association for Gallery Education: a professional organisation for those in the field of the visual arts and learning. Members include policymakers, curators, gallery staff, teachers and artists. engage supports Gallery Education through projects and programmes, Continuing Professional Development, publications and resources. For information about membership go to Iniva is a leading UK contemporary visual arts organisation which creates exhibitions, publications, multimedia, education and research projects. Iniva engages with new ideas and emerging debates in the contemporary visual arts, reflecting in particular the cultural diversity of contemporary society. The Stuart Hall Library at Rivington Place is a unique and valuable reference resource for students, researchers and all interested readers and is one of the leading UK libraries in its field.


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