About PractisePractice

PractisePractice
 
 
 
The practisepractice collective grew from an exhibition of the same title in 2010 in which 12 Artist/Teachers responded to aspects of their dual identity as creatives and educators through their own research and practice. practisepractice.org is a continuing exploration of that research.

The original exhibition was conceived as opportunity for artists working in education to explore their own practice through personal responses outside the educational context. The creative research responses were comprised of painting, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, photography, artists' books and mixed media work. 

The title 'PractisePractice' was chosen to reflect the discipline and routine of both the educational institution and that of artistic process. In balancing the roles and responsibilities in educational settings, the artist can easily fade into the background. If education is to be inspiring then facilitators must have the opportunity to respond and communicate through their chosen media, experiment with materials and processes as well as reflect on and develop their own work as artists. Their growth is essential to the future growth of others.