'Teaching painting' An organisation
Teaching painting is the name of an organisation, formed at Manchester school of art in 2015 whose remit is to investigate the teaching of contemporary painting practices within art schools. Along with Magnus Quaife and Donal Maloney, we organise a range of activities which include publications, conferences, exhibitions and workshops.
On behalf of 'Teaching Painting' I am also co-curating, (Manchester School of Art), a cycle of exhibitions called 'Fully Awake'. ‘Fully Awake’ is one of the most ambitious cycle of exhibitions involving academics, artists and art educators in the UK. It will be staged across 5 venues over the next 2 years and involve 180 exhibitors and 60 UK institutions.
'Fully Awake' will begin in April 2017 at blip blip blip in Leeds. www.blipblipblip.co.uk
The cycle will end in Edinburgh in August 2018 when a substantial catalogue to accompany the project will be published.
The inaugural exhibition at blip blip blip will include the following 12 artists:
Phil Allen (Turps Banana), Majella Clancy (Plymouth College of Art), Neil Clements (Edinburgh College of Art), Jeff Dennis (Chelsea College of Art), Moyra Derby (University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury), Nelson Diplexcito (Wimbledon College of Arts), Andrew Grassie (City & Guilds of London Art School), Catrin Huber (Newcastle University), John McClenaghen (Glyndwr University), Dougal McKenzie (Belfast School of Art), Katie Pratt (University of Gloucestershire), Magnus Quaife (Manchester School of Art).
The organisation 'Teaching Painting' was born out of a conference which was held at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester in October 2015. A book containing the papers from this conference will be published by Black Dog in 2016 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teaching-Painting-How-Taught-Schools/dp/1911164104
The next Teaching Painting conference will be held at Glasgow School of Art in October 2017.
Further activities the organisation will organise are currently being discussed.