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Wed 9 Nov 2022, 5-7pm and Wed 22 Feb 2023, 5-7pm
Past event

Two young women stand in front of a pin board with lots of paper, post its and colourful notes stuck to it.

Pushback Festival at the South London Gallery, 2022. Image: Harriet Vickers

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Come and join a growing community of teachers exploring how educational disadvantage can be addressed through a decolonising lens. Facilitated by Dr Clare Stanhope, Head of Art at a school in southeast London and founder of the Centre for Creative Explorations, this two-part workshop is directed at secondary teachers of all subjects.

Sessions will take place at the South London Gallery on: 
Wed 9 Nov 2022, 5-7pm
Wed 22 Feb 2023, 5-7pm

The two workshops offer:

  • An opportunity to reflect on your practice, share experiences and learn from others in a relaxed and supportive environment  

  • Tools that will help to build confidence to explore anti-racism and decolonisation in your schemes of work 

  • The chance to be a part of co-creating a new teaching resource, as part of the South London Gallery’s Making Sense programme

Unleashing the What If invites us all to become learners. The two sessions aim to support individual practice development, empower educators to make positive change in their school and support the wellbeing of all students.

Priority will be given to teachers working in Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham.


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About Clare Stanhope

Clare Stanhope has been teaching in secondary art education for twenty years. Having recently completed a doctorate in arts and learning at Goldsmiths University, her main area of interest is the decolonisation of arts education and how creative practice can support the empowerment of young people. Clare is the founder of the Centre for Creative Explorations (CCE), and it is through the CCE that Clare supports practice research driven by young people for young people, engaging with academics, creative practitioners, and the local community. Clare has also worked as co-editor on the NSEAD anti-racist checklists and was one of the cultural leads for the Making Sense project. 

About Making Sense 

Making Sense brings young people, educators and researchers together to explore themes of inclusion and anti-racism, through youth-led creative collectives, teacher training, conversation and resources.

The programme works in schools to offer creative learning opportunities for young people and development opportunities for teachers. These learnings are shared online through an evolving, interactive and informative digital platform.

Making Sense is supported by A New Direction, Southwark Council, Hauser & Wirth, University of the Arts London and the RSA