Artist Teacher students and alumni unveil new exhibition in the Glass Tank

Thursday, 08 June 2017

Alex Westmore Artist Teacher Scheme Glass Tank

An exhibition celebrating ten years of the Artist Teacher Scheme MA in Education at Oxford Brookes University will begin in the Glass Tank on Tuesday 20 June.

The Artist Teacher Scheme is a national programme of continuing professional development for art educators and provides opportunities for those working within art education to review and develop their personal creative practice. 

The exhibition, entitled Beyond Surface, provides a platform for both past and present artist teacher researchers at Oxford Brookes, to showcase a diverse range of making practices that communicate their shifting professional identities. 

We are excited to be celebrating the ten year anniversary of the Artist Teacher Scheme MA in Education at Oxford Brookes in this way and invite the local community, colleagues and students to come along and enjoy the exhibition.

Dr Rachel Payne, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Rachel Payne, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Oxford Brookes University said: “The Artist Teacher Scheme provides a unique opportunity for artist teachers to be immersed in their own art, craft and design practice and explore its possibilities.

“This is achieved through ongoing enquiry into the professional artist teacher identity, balancing tensions inherent in the dual nature of teaching and creating visual art. 

“We are excited to be celebrating the ten year anniversary of the Artist Teacher Scheme MA in Education at Oxford Brookes in this way and invite the local community, colleagues and students to come along and enjoy the exhibition.”

The exhibition will run until Friday 21 July 2017 and is free to visit. The Glass Tank is a unique exhibition space located on the ground floor of the Abercrombie building on the Headington Campus. 

More information about the Artist Teacher Scheme MA in Education can be found on the postgraduate course webpages.

Picture: Landscape of Education by Alex Westmore (top).