Do Art Schools Make Art Movements?


Do Art Schools Make Art Movements? will discuss two questions: how have art schools influenced art movements historically, and what themes are emerging from art schools today? Applying their various experiences of arts education to these questions, the panelists will reflect on the purpose of art schools, and how these institutions can impact the wider world.

Panelists include Francisco Rodriguez, a recent Slade School of Fine Art graduate, Annie Davey, lecturer in art education and PhD candidate at UCL Institute of Education, Mathew Cornford, BA Fine Art course leader at the University of Brighton, who has written and spoken extensively about the cultural history of British art schools and Colin Rhodes, Dean of Kingston Art School whose research topics include self-taught and outsider art.

This event is part of FBA Futures 2019, the UK's biggest annual survey of emerging contemporary figurative art, mapping new practices and ideas of representation and draughtsmanship.


Image Francisco Rodríguez The Hunters Dream (detail)