Conversation and workshop event as part of Thursday Lates at the Whitworth
Islington Mill Art Academy are challenging the way art is being taught in traditional institutions. Thirteen people from a range of age groups and backgrounds have been brought together at Islington Mill in an experiment of free art education. Their aim is to learn, develop and create work both individually and in collaboration. In doing so they intend to discover how to be artists together in the world today.
At this event the group will start a conversation around Ruskin and contemplate what he would have thought of the collectives unique approach to art and learning. This will form the basis of a drawing-led workshop within the Joy for Ever exhibition which asks ‘How to use art to change the world and its price in the market.’
Image: Jorge Otero-Pailos, The Ethics of Dust, at Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London, 29 June to 1 September 2016. Photo: William Eckersley