Creative Conversation – ‘She Who Writes Herstory Rewrites History’: Part 2
Join this exciting exploration of art’s vital role in education, from an overview of policy to art practitioners’ experience.
Art and art history in secondary schools are under threat today, while at the same time visual culture is increasingly vital and prolific. Education policy in the UK has rarely been so unclear, which is negatively affecting the arts. So what is happening with art education policy in the UK? And what ideas and artists could young people be learning about to demonstrate the power of art and equality? How can we better share and discuss the idea that art is as much about her-stories as his-stories?
Artist Lubaina Himid has said her favourite thing about art education is listening and conversations. In response, this public event is in two parts – listening and conversation – with the aim of generating recommendations for equality in schools’ art education.
* She who writes herstory rewrites history is a quote taken from poet, curator and artist Maud Sulter in 1990.
Lizzie Crump is Director of the Cultural Learning Alliance, a collective voice working to ensure children and young people have access to culture. She is also the Strategic Lead for the What Next? movement of cultural professionals.
Rachel Payne is a Senor Lecturer in Education (Art) in the School of Education at Oxford Brookes University. Her research specialism is arts and culture in UK education and policy.
Sonia Latchford is an artist exploring race and sexuality within art and pop culture, with the aim of raising the visibility of black people through her painting. Her recent solo exhibition was Shades of Black (April 2017) at Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford.
This event has developed from the event She who re-writes Herstory re-writes History (part 1) on 18 February at Modern Art Oxford. There were talks from Professor Griselda Pollock, Marlene Smith and Dr. Ella S Mills as well as a performance by David ‘Stickman’ Higgins.
You can view a video of the first event talks here: