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Critical Creative Citizens

 

A two-part exhibition focusing on public engagement and community interaction through art and design

4 – 16 August 2014

A two-part exhibition focusing on public engagement and community interaction through art and design

4 – 16 August 2014

1. Art in Schools Initiative / OPENING EVENT 7 AUGUST @ 16h00
An educational and research programme at Modderdam High School, 2011 – 2014.

2. Visual Art for Critical Citizenship / LATE OPENING EVENT 11 AUGUST @ 18h00
An exhibition of Visual Communication Design student work.

GUS is proud to present Critical Creative Citizens, a two-part exhibition featuring projects and initiatives of the Stellenbosch University Department of Visual Arts, on view between 4 – 16 August 2014.

The Art in Schools Initiative was launched in 2010 at Modderdam High School (Bonteheuwel, Cape Town) as a joint project of Stellenbosch University Department of Visual Arts (SU) and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), led by researchers and practitioners Prof David B. Smith, Dr Elmarie Constandius, Dr Roderick Sauls and Monique Biscombe. It is a four-year educational and research programme in which learners are introduced to Creative Learning Interventions, visual arts projects derived from the existing curriculum of prerequisite high-school courses (including Life Orientation, Maths and Languages). The project’s primary aim is two-fold: 1) to determine the impact of visual arts programming in schools, and 2) to determine whether teaching students creative thinking skills would increase general learning competency and enhance critical citizenship.