Finding the art school

A symposium focusing on Birmingham and Wolverhampton, and the cultural shift from Victorian art school to modern campus architecture.

Monday 16 April, 11am–5pm; Ikon Gallery, Brindleyplace – FREE
Tuesday 17 April, 3–7pm; Wolverhampton School of Art – FREE
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Day 1 speakers include: Steve Ajao, Birmingham musician and graduate of Moseley School of Art; Andrew Brewerton, Principal, Plymouth College of Art; Matthew Cornford, Professor of Fine Art, University of Brighton; Ian Francis, Director, Flatpack Film Festival and Henry Ward, Creative Director, Freelands Foundation.

Day 2: involves a tour of the iconic Wolverhampton Art School, built in 1968, and speaker Dr Laura Guy, Lecturer in Fine Art Critical Studies, Glasgow School of Art. Co-organised with
Wolverhampton School of Art.