Student as curator: exhibition methodologies expanded + reimagined

Shepley, Alec (2015) Student as curator: exhibition methodologies expanded + reimagined. In: Symposium on: Embedding Partnership in Teaching & Learning, 2 June 2015, University of Lincoln.

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This poster describes a Masters project to curate three specifically sited projects in the City of Lincoln, Semester 2, May 2015. The project led by Dr Alec Shepley, of the University of Lincoln, comprised MA Contemporary Curatorial Practice students working with professional artists, MA Fine Art and BA Fine Art students to collaborate on the sited artworks. Three groups delivered three curatorial projects within the city. They ran concurrently during the month of May.

This research project focused on the identification and use of new spaces and particularly spatiality in teaching as a recognised and important aspect of the learning landscape. In addition, the project facilitated student/staff participation and collaboration to broaden and deepen engagement with the community outside of the campus and with the professional artists’ network.

The use of formal and informal spaces ensured the teaching and learning had as many access points for students with diverse needs and allowed opportunities for formal and informal learning from practice research encounters between staff, students and an ‘audience’ within the community beyond the campus.

The project offered opportunities for students, artists and new audiences to develop meaningful dialogue and connectivity within an extended arena that dissolved the walls of the institutions and fostered a lasting engagement between staff, students and the cultural life of the city.

Keywords:Contemporary Art Practice, Art Practice Research, Curatorial Practice, Audience, Student As Producer, Locating Art Practice
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
W Creative Arts and Design > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Fine Arts)
ID Code:17764
Deposited On:29 Jun 2015 20:53

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