The Artists Journey

    Day 2

    Friday, 14 February 2020 (All day)

    Sheffield Hallam University

    Submissions Deadline Extended to 17th January.
    This conference aims to shed light on the practices, interest and groups that operate at the fringes of or outside of the ‘professional’ and formal structures of art education.


    Making Public: The Fine Art Degree Show

    Annual Conference & AGM

    Friday, 12 April 2019 (All day)

    Leeds Beckett University

    Deadline for submissions extended to 28th January.
    Most institutions across the UK that offer Fine Art and Art related degree courses have a “degree show” in the form of a final year exhibition; it is frequently perceived as a standard expectation but is it a platform that meets the diverse needs and ambitions of the whole student cohort? Are there practices that have successfully incorporated the range of experience that is being pursued across the student body? What are the pre-requisites for success or the fulfilment of expectations and how are those metrics impacting on the student condition or their approach to independent learning?



    NAFAE Research Student Conference

    Friday, 15 March 2019 (All day)

    Royal College of Art

    What does arts and humanities research have to offer in our current socio-political climate? This conference for research students takes as its focus the way arts research methods and practices might be put to use in our contemporary moment. We ask, what ‘work’ can a PhD do? By this we do not mean how might our research be instrumentalised or applied, but rather how might it lead our interactions with, and understanding of, the world.


    Austerity, Adversity, Art?

    Fine Art education as a site of social and political resistance, initiative and engagement

    Friday, 23 March 2018 (All day)

    National Association for Fine Art Education

    Wolverhampton University
    Molineux Street
    WV1 1DT

    NAFAE's annual symposium and AGM is a selection of pecha-kucha style short provocations, poster presentations, and 20 minute papers/case studies.

    As a network we are primarily interested in practice and projects; in how people are producing and how educators and fine art practitioners are responding to challenge.


    Artist as Superconnector Superconductor

    Pedagogical Provocations

    Friday, 24 March 2017 (All day)

    National Association for Fine Art Education

    Coventry University
    Graham Sutherland Building
    CV1 5FB

    ‘Artist as Superconnector/Superconductor’ aims to explore and reflect on the implications of connected modes of practice for Fine Art pedagogy and curriculum design. Artists frequently operate within a web of networks or ‘meshworks’, navigating complex situations and events, in creative (ex)-change.

    How are these ways of operating impacting on curriculum and pedagogy of Fine Art at FE and HE level? What are the key points of critical reflection? Where are the innovative models/case studies and examples of best practice?

    NAFAE are interested in socially engaged art practice. The deadline is the 17 March for registering for the up-coming annual symposium and accompanying exhibition.Private View Thursday 23 March 6-8pm. All welcome

    Register for the symposium: Eventbrite - Artist as Superconnector Superconductor; Pedagogical Provocations


    Research Practice Practice Research

    Fine Art Research Network Symposium

    Event Keynote: Professor Dr Anne Douglas, Grays School of Art
    Institute of the Arts, Arts Research Initiative (ARI), The University of Cumbria, Lancaster campus.

    NAFAE is hosting a symposium exploring aspects of doctoral research in Fine Art practice and Fine Art pedagogy. The aim of the symposium is to explore and debate issues of fine art research. It is hoped that a broad range of approaches to fine art research may be represented, to facilitate discussion of the range of topics being researched, and the methods being used to research them.


    NAFAE AGM 2016

    Friday, 22 January 2016 - 9:00am

    National Association for Fine Art Education

    London Metropolitan University
    16 Goulston Street
    E1 7TP

    The next NAFAE AGM meeting will be held on the 22 Jnauary 2016, London Metropolitan University, 16 Goulston Street, London E1 7TP.
    If you wish to attend please email admin@nafae.org.uk.
    The AGM is followed by the Hidden Curriculum Symposium.


    The Hidden Curriculum

    Annual Symposium for Fine Art Educators

    Friday, 22 January 2016 (All day)

    National Association for Fine Art Education

    London Metropolitan University
    16 Goulston Street
    E1 7TP

    It is becoming increasingly important for NAFAE that we increase our traditional schedule of seminar events over the year and find ways of complementing relevant and compatible networks active in our field. The Hidden Curriculum theme is one of the strands covered at this year's PARADOX conference in Poznan, Poland, on September 9 and 10, 2015. Our members are supportive of the European network for Fine Art Education. We are keen that contributors to the Paradox conference in September might also attend the NAFAE symposium in January.


    Correlating Theory and Practice in Fine Art Research

    Fine Art Research Network Symposium

    Friday, 27 March 2015 (All day)


    London Metropolitan University
    Room CR10
    e1 1la

    "Correlating Theory and Practice in Fine Art Research" is a symposium and forum supported by students and supervisors. This event was initiated by students based in Fine Art departments at; the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, the University of Wolverhampton, Coventry University and London Metropolitan University. All abstracts have been peer reviewed under the guidance of a small team of senior researchers at the core of the NAFAE Research Network Group.