Tuesday, 20 May 2014


Another great teaching day at Camberwell – 2 sessions – the morning was all about context and the effect of the structures that mediate the art that we see and the afternoon was a workshop that focused on the idea of storytelling – next week is the symposium and so it seemed the right time to think and talk about  how we create and tell stories – for the students the future is all about how they communicate and I am reminded of all the workshops and sessions of storytelling I did with traditional storytellers in the 90s while living in Lincolnshire. I see Hugh Luptons name occasionally.

Managed to get to the Tate to see the gloriously mad work by Phyllida Barlow – the Duveen gallery is just very very full in a way I have never seen before - but there is also thinking – her proposal and ideas behind the work are really fascinating - http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/tate-britain-commission-2014-phyllida-barlow/exhibition-catalogue/proposal its a must see.

and then there is Kenneth Clark exhibition which lays out his life and its connection to the arts – a lot of interesting facts illustrated with a collection of artworks that display a focused good taste http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/kenneth-clark-looking-civilisation

Looking forward to working with the PAL’s (Peer Assisted Learners) tomorrow at Norwich – they are a wonderful group who volunteer to support the new year 1 students next year- it will be good.