AND Journal of Art & Art Education (cover), number: 25, 1991
SALT Galata Education Panel ©

AND Journal of Art & Art Education (cover), number: 25, 1991

“Arts Education” panel at SALT Galata

The British Council has been cooperating with cultural institutions from Turkey to present British artists, curators, academicians and theoreticians, and to establish strong cultural connections between the two countries.

Within this framework, the British Council contributed to the “Arts Education” panel that was held on 22 October at SALT Galata. The panel hosted Felicity Allen, the London-based artist, educator and writer as a moderator, İnci Eviner, the acclaimed contemporary artist from Turkey, and Antony Hudek, the deputy director of the contemporary art exhibition centre, Raven Row in London. 

Eviner presented the performative research, Co-action Device: A Study from the 13th Istanbul Biennial, and Hudek will focus on the artist John Latham and the Artist Placement Group, as well as artists’ and non-profit institutions’ approaches to arts education.

Information on panellists

Felicity Allen is a London-based artist, educator and writer. A founder member of the Women’s Art Library, she has held lecturing positions at Goldsmiths and other leading art schools and was Head of Learning at Tate Britain (2003-2010).

İnci Eviner focuses on identity issues from cultural, historical and political perspectives in her works using various techniques like drawing, photography and video to form a tension between the space and performing bodies. She has been engaged with performative research as a form of expanded education.

Antony Hudek currently works as a curator and the deputy director of the contemporary art exhibition centre Raven Row in London. He’s also the editor of the anthology The Object (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art) which was published in February 2014.

İsmail Saray

During the years 1974-1980, when İsmail Saray worked as an arts and crafts teacher at Samsun Education Institute, he was active in rethinking arts education in Turkey.

Saray and fellow artists developed a cooperative project where students also taught what they knew to each other as a way of learning by skill sharing. Two years after moving to London in 1980, he founded the AND Association with his wife and life-long collaborator, Jenni Boswell-Jones, and artist Roderick Coyne.

The magazine AND Journal of Art & Art Education, which they published between 1984 and 1993, attempted to offer a shared alternative platform for both artists and educators.

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