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Engage South East Area Group meeting 4 July 2017

Engage South East Area Group Meeting

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 14.00 – 16.30

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne


How can galleries work effectively with schools?


98% of schools in England will see per pupil funding cut by £3 billion a year by 2020, according to the National Audit Office. How can we as gallery educators, respond to the current and predicted national educational landscape in schools? What are the limits and potential of our role within this context? Join us for a meeting at Towner Art Gallery to discuss approaches and opinions as to how as gallery educationalists we might work most effectively with schools in the future.


Marina Castledine, Head of Learning, Towner Art Gallery will lead the discussions and present about the current programmes led by the gallery. In particular, Marina will present a review of the seven year-long ‘Annual Schools Competition’, which continues to attract audiences and the extensive schools’ consultation that has taken place, as the starting point for further discussions and responses from all attending.


The session will be an opportunity to talk together about the challenges we are currently facing when working with schools and a surgery to consider potential actions for the future.


The meeting will start with an introduction and tour of the current exhibitions:

Becky Beasley: Ous, Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship and the Sussex Open 2017.


To book a place or request further information, contact Emma Kerr, South East Rep, on emma@sculpture.uk.com or 01980 862802. Refreshments will be provided.


Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ


Please note if you are driving there is no designated car park attached to the venue. More details for travelling to the venue can be found using the link below.




Area Group Meetings are free of charge to engage members, and members from any region are invited to attend. Non-members are welcome to attend one 'taster' meeting for an entrance fee of £5 (non-members who have attended a meeting before please contact Engage or visit our website to join). To find out about the benefits of joining engage http://engage.org/benefits.aspx


Members can view details of forthcoming area group activities and reports from past meetings at http://www.engage.org/area-groups.aspx

Posted on 7 April 2017

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