Chapter/ Book publication

Maggie Ayliffe and Christian Mieves: ‘Dirty Practice: A Painting Workshop and the Hidden Curriculum’,
in Teaching Painting: How Can Painting Be Taught in Art Schools? by Ian Hartshorne, Donal Moloney, Magnus Quaife (eds)

The ways in which painting is taught within art schools and academies has, in recent years, undergone several significant changes. As the barriers between media eroded into more fluid borders, art schools have responded by adapting and evolving. Many painting departments have been absorbed into general Fine Art courses but specialist painting courses and pathways still continue to be developed. How have these courses defined and redefined themselves to reflect the current artistic landscape and how can painting maintain an identity within non-specialist approaches? ‘Teaching Painting’ addresses the historical, theoretical, pedagogical and continually shifting methods of how the medium is taught.

Related Artist Talks/ Academic Conference Presentations:

2023 Christian Mieves ‘Art as Infection’: Collective art practices and identities.’ Practices of (co)healing – how contagion stages modes of recovery.Contagion: Between Contiguity and Community; The Jagiellonian University Kraków, Poland. 24-26 May 2023

2020 Maggie Ayliffe, Christian Mieves: ‘Dirty Practice: Artistic Practices and the Subversion of Institutional Hierarchies’ in ‘Let’s Talk ‘Dirty’! Loughborough University 28-30 October 2020

2020    Christian Mieves, Dirty Practice, Tactics and Praxis Seminar, St John’s College, Cambridge University, 14 Feb 2020.

2018    ‘Stirred Objects: Painting and its Collapse’; ‘Times and Movements of the Image’, Conference, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 15-16 Nov 2018, Lisbon, Portugal. 

2018    Christian Mieves ‘‘When I am falling, I am Doing All Right’: the Role of Doubt in Contemporary Painting Practice’; ‘Teaching Painting International: Painting the New’ Conference, 19- 20 June 2018, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK.

2018    Maggie Ayliffe, Christian Mieves: ‘Artschool Today: Who Cares?’; ‘Finding the Art School’ Conference, 16-17 April 2018, Ikon Gallery Birmingham and WSA, UK.

2018    Christian Mieves: ‘‘State of Exception’: Art Schools in Times of Austerity’; ‘Austerity, Adversity, Art? Fine Art Education as a Site of Social and Political Resistance’ Conference. NAFAE, 23 March 2018, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK.

2016    Maggie Ayliffe, Christian Mieves:‘Dirty Practice: A Painting Workshops’ [with Maggie Ayliffe]; ‘The Hidden Curriculum’, NAFAE Conference, Jan 2016, London, UK.

2015    Maggie Ayliffe, Christian Mieves:‘Dirty Practice and the Hidden Curriculum’ ; Teaching Painting Conference, 29-30 October 2015, Manchester School of Art, Manchester, UK.

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