Printing and Pedagogy

Laura Onions and Emily Evans will explore Printing and Pedagogy.

According to Laura Onions, "printmaking, writing and archival research are approaches through which I consider processes of reading and writing in relation to learning and feminist pedagogies. Most recently this has focused on histories of female educators who fostered a caring, holistic approach towards education (Writing Otherwise: After Marion Richardson) and an exploration of individual and collective experiences of reading and its relationship to print (The look of Reading 2019, A seat in which to Read, 2018) and its ability to communicate social and political contexts. I have been awarded funding by the University of Wolverhampton to produce a portable screen-printing table for use in community and research projects, which is currently under development."

Emily Evans says "I will be discussing my ongoing recent project Process, Production, Community. The Risograph, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Art and Design. Over the last decade, universities and art schools across the UK and the world have been purchasing risograph printers to use within their courses. I will be going to look at some instances of how they are being used and some of the impacts they may be having in an education setting".

Laura is an artist based in the West Midlands, teaching Fine Art (with a focus on print) at the University of Wolverhampton. Current Exhibitions: The Twin (group exhibition) Coventry Biennale, 2019; Art Licks (group exhibition) London 2019. Research: Reading Otherwise: Claiming Collective Spaces for Reading; Paper presentation Annual Association for Art History conference, Brighton, 2019. Being Maker Centric: making as ethos for Self-organising & Achieving Craft Impact in Local Communities & Economies, co-authored book chapter, Routledge, 2018.

Emily is an illustrator working with collage across multi-platform projects often including elements of design and art direction. Collaboration is a large part of her practice. Her research areas and interests are in the community of dance and the practice of making including mixed media and collage. Emily is part of the collective of dancers and artists @hashtagunity as well as the live screen printing collective Hit+ Run, MA RCA Visual Communication, BA Graphic Media Design LCC.

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A digital printing machine in a corner of a room with its lid left open


Date/time Thursday 13 February 2020 at 6.30pm
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Location The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design (The Cass)
London Metropolitan University
Room GSG-15, Goulston Street Building
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