the research team

The Project Co-Directors:

Dr Emily Pringle, Tate Learning.

Emily Pringle trained as a painter and worked for many years as an artist and educator.  For the last fifteen years she has designed, researched and evaluated arts education programmes in a range of cultural settings in the UK and internationally.  Her current role involves strategic programme and Learning research development across the Tate London sites.  Her publications include ‘Learning in the Gallery: Context, Process, Outcomes'(2006) and ‘The Gallery as a site for Creative Learning’ in The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning (2011).

Professor Pat Thomson, School of Education, The University of Nottingham

Pat Thomson PSM PhD is an educator with a background in drama and media. She worked for twenty years as a school leader in Australian disadvantaged schools. She has been in the UK for the last ten years researching arts and creative pedagogies in educational and community change. She blogs regularly as patter and tweets as @thomsonpat. Recent publications include The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning (2011 with Julian Sefton Green, Ken Jones and Liora Bresler). Changing shools: alternative ways to make a world of difference (2011, Routledge with Bob LIngard and Terry Wrigley) and Writing for peer reviewed journals; Strategies for getting published ( 2013 Routledge with Barbara Kamler)

The artists

Sara Wookey

Sara Wookey is a dancer, choreographer and consultant. From 1996-2006 she was based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and established her company Wookey Works and taught at the Amsterdam School for the Arts. Her choreographic work has been presented at Links Hall in Chicago, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, REDCAT and the New Museum. Sara holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Department of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles and is a founding member of the Choreographers Working Group. She has been published in Performance Arts Journal, Movement Research, the International Journal for Art & Technology, Itch, and Performance Club. Sara recently founded reDANCE, a platform for intergenerational transmission in dance, in 2011 and is one of five certified transmitters of Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A (1966).

Camilla Robinson

Camilla Robinson is a London born and based film maker who trained in Fine Art and Film Production at the University of California. She primarily uses video and stop frame animation to create recycled narratives with a strong emphasis on composition that references painting and early photography.  Her practice is exploratory, collaborative and diverse, from music videos, fashion films to art and design documentaries or workshops.  Her most recent film ‘a thousand hours’ is to screen on BBC4 and in 2013 she was awarded an Artists International Development Award by the Arts Council / British Council, to shoot a new work exploring the architecture of moving people (buildings for travellers) in the Sinai desert, Egypt. This film is currently in post-production, to be exhibited in 2014.

The Tate team

Laura Turner

Laura Turner has been working at Tate for 5 years across Tate Learning and Tate Enterprises. She has been a member of the Young People’s Programme team for three years. She has a BA (hons) in Art History from the University of Nottingham and studied on exchange at the University of Toronto. She has worked for various arts organisations including University of the Arts, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Djanogly Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Ontario.

Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart is the Learning Research Assistant for Tate Learning. He is an artist and researcher focusing on themes of alternative learning and critical pedagogy. He has a BA (Hons) Fine Art from the University of Lincoln (2011) and also completed an MA in Art and Politics at Goldsmiths (2012). He is the creator and Co-producer of The Alternative Art College and is working as an Artist assistant to Bruce Asbestos, Trade Gallery.


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