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Studio Culture and Pedagogic Change

What is driving the new studio culture? Post pandemic, we need to be receptive to what we believe are our expectation of students. But students increasingly segment their life, engaging in different pots of activity. Do we need to change? Is studio culture something we should still be aspiring to?

This seminar will explore studio culture, post pandemic student behaviours, new technologies and hybrid approaches. Through case studies, we will explore the behaviours and attributes we are trying to achieve with our students and ask what does the successful student look like and what would a corresponding studio space look like?

This seminar will cover:

  • What is the new studio culture?
  • Leading pedagogic change in relation to EDI.
  • Students as participants in co-creation
  • Transforming spaces and designing spaces for successful student attributes


23 Oct 2023


9:30 am - 4:30 pm




Via Microsoft Teams


Council for Higher Education in Art and Design
0203 040 3631
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  • Dr Mark Wilsher
    Dr Mark Wilsher
    Educational Development Coordinator, Norwich University of the Arts

    Dr Mark Wilsher SFHEA is Educational Development Coordinator at Norwich University of the Arts and course leader for the PGCHE in Art, Design, Architecture and Media. He graduated from BA (Hons) Mixed Media Art at the University of Westminster in 1999 and MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2003. Since then he has worked as a curator at various institutions and been a feature writer for Art Monthly magazine for twenty years with articles on participatory public art, sculpture, digital spaces and the sociology of the artworld. His essay on sculpture in the 1990s was featured in the catalogue for the Royal Academy’s landmark exhibition Modern British Sculpture (2011) and two interviews are anthologised in Talking Art 2.

    He has exhibited at the ICA, Gimpel Fils and Chelsea Space in London, EAST International, Leeds City Art Gallery, the Arnolfini and Picture This in Bristol. He held a research fellowship and exhibited at the Henry Moore Institute in 2007/8. He staged a large participatory project at The Minories in Colchester in 2015 and has a solo project at Norwich Castle Galleries in 2023.

  • Joanne Lee
    Joanne Lee
    Course Leader for Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Laura Onions
    Laura Onions
    Lecturer, Fine Art, Wolverhampton School of Art

    Laura Onions is an artist in Wolverhampton. Her work addresses the inter-relations between beings, materials, and space from an educational and feminist perspective. Her work grows from context-specific and archival research resulting in a wide variety of forms including print-based objects, painting, writing, and workshopping. Most recently Gathering Press a roving screen-printing unit which she travels with to different locations to explore the role of print as a collective tool and resource.

    She has taught and created workshops in numerous contexts with museums, galleries, women’s groups, and community organisations in which a focus on co-creation and acts of making together have emerged as Laura’s approach. She currently teaches Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton and since 2022 has been a co-director of Eagle Works, artist-led studios and project space in Wolverhampton.

  • Maggie Ayliffe
    Maggie Ayliffe
    Independent artist & Educator
  • Professor Dean Hughes
    Professor Dean Hughes
    Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Birmingham City University

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