I have great pleasure in inviting you to Teaching Painting: Painting the New which will take place at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, on the 19th and 20th of June.
Our Manchester Metropolitan researchers have been instrumental and central to the initiative. Building on the first Teaching Painting conference held at the Whitworth in Manchester in 2015 that asked how painting is being taught now, this conference will explore salient aspects of contemporary painting and its rich histories so that we might question how the teaching of painting can respond. The conference is co-convened by University of Brighton, Glasgow School of Art, Manchester School of Art, The Royal Academy Schools and the Royal Academy of Arts.
The Department of Art feels very privileged that The Royal Academy has acknowledged the significance of this ongoing work by offering its new lecture facilities for the conference. We will be the first event to be held in this new space, which you will be aware has recently gained significant press.
More info and tickets here http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/events/2018/painting-the-new/