Temporary Art School – March 12th 2012, Aberdeen, http://www.temporaryartschool.co.uk/

‘Access and Exclusion in Contemporary Art Education’

This is an informal discussion session based around some fundamental questions about: what the art academy is; what it is for; who it is for; and how it might change.

In the context of  the Temporary Art School, we will think about the institutionalised distance between the conventional participant in formal art studies and the amateur practitioner. We’ll consider also the socioeconomic distance between conventional participants in liberal and practical arts academies and non-participants.

Ultimately, what can the academy learn from temporary, public formations such as the Temporary Art School, or must the distance between these formations and the academy be protected? If so, for whose gain?


‘Experiments in Integrated Programming’, Sally Tallant


‘New Model Arts Institutions and Public Engagement’, Lynn Froggett et al


‘Artist as Executive, Executive as Artist’, Kirsten Forkert


‘A welcome bunch of amateurs’, John Graham-Cumming


‘Accessing and Decoding Communities of Cultural Capital’, Ken Neil and Eileen Reid