Artist Teacher Scheme exhibition: 'Echo' at The Story Museum
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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.
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.