Artist Teacher Scheme exhibition: 'Echo' at The Story Museum

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Artist Teacher scheme

Current students on the Artist Teacher Scheme, which forms part of the MA Education, recently held an exhibition of their work at The Story Museum in Oxford. The exhibition forms part of the Action Research module taken in the second year of the Artist Teacher Scheme course.

Students were tasked with organising the exhibition and decided to produce work in response to the ‘narrative’ of The Story Museum using the artistic expression of their choice, reflecting their diverse backgrounds as both artists and educators.

The viewer was treated to artworks created by utilising a range of artistic techniques and materials, which offered a fantastic collective visual experience. Each artist displayed a number of pieces that reflected their personal response to the ‘narrative’ of The Story Museum.

Subject coordinator Rachel Payne commented “The exhibition provides a backdrop to students identifying and addressing challenges or barriers in their artist teacher practice; for example, research projects address professional issues including investigating ways to develop visual practices through collaboration or media experimentation, examining how to market themselves through developing an online presence, and developing confidence in their artist teacher position by working with a public audience. ”

During the exhibition the artists hosted a series of creative and educational workshops that provided interaction with the public. The artworks by Catherine Ross, Hannah McCague, James Elliott, Jane Hill and Michael Bruzon that were displayed at the exhibition can be viewed online.

The Artist Teacher Scheme (ATS) is a national programme of continuing professional development courses for artist teachers.

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