BxNU Symposium: In need of education

Fri 2 & Sat 3 Nov 2018

Over two days at BALTIC we bring together education experts, artists, curators and thinkers who have profound experience of working within the fields of education, curating and pedagogy in gallery contexts; and who have differing views of the ways in which arts institutions can and should be used to support and extend education at a local and international level.

Fri 2 Nov 14.00-18.00 / Sat 3 Nov 10.00-18.00

Both days £30 / Fri £15 / Sat £25 (Lunch included)
20% concession price for students/educators

Speakers and Panelists

Chair for both days: Andrea Phillips, BALTIC Professor & Director of the BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art


  • Sophie Cole, Senior Lecturer in Education and Programme Leader PGCE Secondary Art, Craft and Design, Programme Leader PGCAP, Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, Northumbria University

  • Jason E Bowman, artist and educator, Master of Fine Art Programme Leader, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg

  • Sally Tallant, Artistic Director, Liverpool Biennial

  • Sara Bryson, Tyne & Wear Citizens organiser, Citizens UK


  • Julie Crawshaw, Lecturer in Material Culture, Arts and Co-Programme Lead MA Creative and Cultural Industries Management, Art, Northumbria University

  • Barby Asante, artist and educator, London

  • James Bell, artist, writer and PhD researcher, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Gayle Meikle, curator and PhD researcher Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Fiona Anderson, Lecturer in Art History at Newcastle University

  • Giles Bailey, artist and Lecturer in Fine Art at Newcastle University

  • Jacky Collins, Senior Lecturer in the Division of Languages at Northumbria University and one of three UCU Reps for the Department of Arts

  • Sophie Crocker, artist and third year undergraduate student, Fine Art, Northumbria University

  • Joy Labinjo, artist, London

  • Laura Yuile, artist, London and PhD researcher, Northumbria University

  • Christine Egon Fowler, artist teacher, Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Judy Thomas, Senior Lecturer, Acting Programme Leader BA Fine Art, Northumbria University

  • Jo Spence, Education Producer, Learning team, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

  • Susannah Haslam, research practitioner and educator, London

  • Tom Clark, curator, editor, writer and PhD researcher, Goldsmiths, London

  • Laura Raicovich, writer and art worker, until recently President and Executive Director of the Queens Museum, NYC

  • Sarah Munro, Director, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

  • Alastair Hudson, Director of The Whitworth and Manchester Art Galleries