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inside one of the galleries

Turner Prize visit for trainee teachers

Trainee art and design teachers explored the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne as part of their course.

An important part of our Secondary Art and Design PGCE is to consider learning about art and design outside of the classroom including the value of running school trips.

the students outside the gallery

As the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne is currently hosting the prestigious Turner Prize, it was the perfect opportunity for the trainees to gain relevant knowledge about contemporary artists, as well as consider ways to discuss viewing and understanding different disciplines of artwork with pupils.

The trip provide first-hand experience of running a school trip as well as opportunities to look at ways of analysing artwork to open up discussions with pupils.

The education department at the Towner Gallery also spoke about the projects they run with local schools and how teachers can get involved in working with galleries to bring artwork to life for pupils.

It was a great afternoon and one that sparked many conversations that continued back at university the next day.

We are had strong opinions on who we thought should win the Turner Prize and we are all keen to see if the judges agree with our decisions when the winner is announced in December.

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Kerry Burnett • November 2, 2023

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