CCW Graduate School continues to strengthen and diversify its relationship with Tate Research.
In 2011/12, CCW (Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon) MRes Arts Practice students worked with Professor Nigel Llewellyn, Head of Research at Tate, his co-investigator Dr Victoria Walsh and their PhD students on the Tate ‘Art School Educated’ project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The trust explores the impact of art pedagogy on artistic production and advances the understanding of the role that art schools have played in relation to broader educational, cultural and social realms.
This project has continued in 2012/13 with the MRes Arts Practice students working alongside Tate PhD researcher Alex Massouras.
Dr Michael Asbury, Reader in the theory and history of art at CCW and deputy director of the TrAIN research centre at CCW has secured funds to work with Tate on an AHRC collaborative doctoral award on the subject of Pop Art in Latin America.
The Journal of Artists Books, established in 1994 and published at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, have asked Emeritus Professor Eileen Hogan to write a 6000 word, illustrated article which maps the development of a research network between the Book Arts Collections at Chelsea and Tate and the evolution and future of the AHRC funded 'Transforming Artists Books' project. CCW PhD student Samson Kambalu has been commissioned by the Tate to write weekly articles on Meschac Gaba's Museum of Contemporary African Art for their website, when the nomadic museum goes on show between July and September.