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Integrated Programming: Learning, Exhibitions and the Commissioning of Artworks

East Midlands Area Group meeting

Integrated Programming: Learning, Exhibitions and the Commissioning of Artworks
Monday 1 October, 1 - 4pm, National Centre for Craft & Design

Engage members and regional colleagues are invited to join East Midlands Reps for an Area Group Meeting at the National Centre for Craft & Design on Monday 1st October, 1.00-4.00pm. We will be in Workshop 4, on the 4th Floor.

Traditionally, the work of museums and art galleries is departmentalised into institutional functions with learning often seen as secondary to or servicing exhibitions. This meeting will explore ways in which learning and engagement can have influence on curatorial discussions, exhibition design and the commissioning of new artworks. It will include a tour of the ‘NEON: In the Studio’ exhibition at the National Centre for Craft & Design, followed by a hands-on creative activity and group discussion exploring this theme.


1.00 – 1.30pm     Networking & refreshments

1.30 – 1.45pm     Tour of the NEON: In the Studio exhibition, led by Lucy Lumb

1.45 – 2.30pm     Hands-on creative activity

2.30 – 2.45pm     Short comfort break

2.45 – 3.30pm     Discussion

3.30 – 4.00pm     PechaKucha and Engage updates

NEON: In the Studio

During their major 5-year retrospective exhibition, art/architecture duo NEON (Mark Nixon and Viliina Koivisto) will deliver a 1-week design residency at The National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford. Their purpose is to design a new temporary artwork for Sleaford, working with gallery visitors to feed into the design process through a range of fun, interactive discussions, games and activities.

Participants will be asked to consider where an artwork could go, what it could look like, as well as being given the opportunity to design their own artworks and visualise the space outside the building as a sculpture park. Following the end of the residency, it is anticipated that every visitor will be given the opportunity to make a single element of the artwork during the run of the exhibition and the component parts will be simple enough for all ages and abilities to participate in.

Lucy Lumb is the artsNK Visual Arts Project Officer and NCCD Learning Coordinator.



We invite participants to share an image and discuss for 1 minute. This could be an image from a project or something that you have encountered that has inspired you. Please email your images in advance to Gina to be part of this sharing.

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To request further information, contact East Midlands Rep Gina Mollett at: ginamollett@gmail.com

Posted on 29 August 2018

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