Performance: All Schools Should Be Art Schools
Evening performance: For the public
This unique play has been written to explore the questions and critical debates around Art and Design Education and the establishment of the School of Art & Design.
- From: Saturday 3 October 2015, 7 pm
- To: Saturday 3 October 2015, 8.30 pm
- Location: Theatre, Waverley building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Waverley Street, Nottingham, NG7 4HF
Taking place in Nottingham's original Art School - the Waverley building, All Schools Should Be Art Schools is a specially commissioned performance, written by internationally renowned playwright Michael Eaton and directed by Martin Berry.
This unique play has been written to explore the questions and critical debates around Art and Design Education and the establishment of the Art School at Nottingham Trent University.
We begin our journey in 1843 when Nottingham School of Design became the epicentre of the lace design industry in Nottingham. Later, James Hammersley, a painter and teacher of art and design, took charge of the Art Schools with the visionary notion that art education should be free from the trammels of trade necessities.
In All Schools Should Be Art Schools you will be introduced to key figures from the past, from significant moments of the Art School's development. Miss Johnson (later to become Dame Laura Knight) will recall trenchant memories about the education of female pupils and Hammersley, our founding visionary, will ponder that while countless things have changed beyond his recognition many of the debates, dialectics and anxieties are still around today.
Ticket price: £7.50
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the event page on the Eventbrite website.
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Ticket price: £7.50
This event is open to the general public. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the event page on Eventbrite website.
Visit our Maps and travel section to find out how to get to the Waverley building on our City site.