Past Events


Queering the Art Classroom | Reading Group

17th July 2019 - 18:00-20:00

Sutton House, Hackney

Queering the Art Classroom is delighted to invite you to our reading group on the 17th of July at Sutton House. Our session will be led by Queering the Art Classrooms team, and texts will be suggested and decided as a collective.

The group will explore queer and feminist texts. We are open to all.

Our second session will look at the work of Jack Halberstam. We will be reading the text together, so there is no need to prepare ahead of time, and copies will be provided on the night of the event.  

Any questions, please get in touch with ruth@queeringtheartclassroom.com

Tickets here


Open Call | Deadline 27th May

This year we have worked with two London schools, and we are now looking to work with artists to make responses to the work we have produced.

The project:

Queering the Art Classroom is seeking London based LGBTQ+ artists from all disciplines to display work as part of their exhibition with Sutton House in September 2019.

We would like this work to respond to our upcoming exhibition with Sutton House in June. This exhibition is of student artwork from secondary schools we have worked with throughout the year. If you cannot make it to see this show, we will send you images, and you will have access to our galleries via our website.

New works are encouraged, but previously shown pieces are accepted. Alongside the exhibition will run a public programme of events, so proposals for performances, music, talks, readings, workshops and reading groups are welcome.

In their proposals, the successful applicant will have demonstrated an understanding of LGBTQ+ themes. Our aim is to pay each artist fairly – the amount of funding is dependent upon a successful grant application.

Proposal

Please include:

1)   Your name and surname

2)   Images or links to your work

3)   Website

4)   Details if it has been previously shown

5)   How your work is relevant to Queering the Art Classroom

For more information and to submit you application please email: Ruth@queeringtheartclassroom.com


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Queering the Art Classroom Exhibition

10th June - 21st June 2019

Private view: 14th June 18:00-21:00

Sutton House, Hackney

Queering the Art Classroom’s second exhibition with the National Trust’s Sutton House explores gender and sexuality, and highlights the importance of examining LGBTQ+ topics in schools.

The members of the class are from diverse cultural backgrounds varying in ability. The exhibition seeks to investigate gender and sexuality in various art mediums, including photography, sculpture, video and drawing.

Tickets here

Queering the Art Classroom | Workshop

12th June 2019, 18:30-20:30

Sutton House, Hackney

Join us for Queering the Art Classroom's workshop. With the Queering the Art Classroom team, we will examine queer theory, queer art educational research and engage in a practical creative workshop to propose alternative models for a queer art curriculum.

Open to all but designed with Art teachers, PGCE students, university students and the LGBTQ+ community in mind.

Booking is essential.

See here for tickets


Queering the Art Classroom Exhibition

2nd July - 13th July 2018

Private view 5th July 2018  18:00-21:00

Sutton House, Hackney

We are very excited to be holding our first exhibition at the National Trust's Sutton House in Hackney Central, London. The exhibition will showcase GCSE art coursework produced by a class in North London. The students' artwork explores the topics of gender and sexuality through ideas such as ambiguity and reading queerly. The members of the class are from diverse cultural backgrounds varying in ability. The exhibition seeks to investigate gender and sexuality in various art mediums, including photography, sculpture, video and drawing.


Queering the Art Classroom Workshop

10.07.18 - 18:00-20:00

Sutton House, Hackney

We hold workshops for teachers, PGCE students and local community members who express an interest in wanting to Queer the Art Classroom. We run the workshops alongside lectures on the topics of queer theory and art education. We have a workshop running at Sutton House 10th July 2018. If you are interested in joining our workshops, please contact us for more information.

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