Dr Dawn Albertson, Distance Learning, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; Dr Catherine Lamont-Robinson, Curator and Artist; Ana Marques, Online Education Designer
Developed as part of the Arts In Mind Education Scheme, this pilot project will create a virtual art gallery. The gallery will align with modules in the Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc programme at the IoPPN and is designed to provide an innovative way for distance learners to develop group reflective practice and overcome the common issue of isolation.
Each piece within the exhibitions will be created with the module content as a reference, so both collaborating artists and participating students will be linking creativity to academic enquiry. Going beyond aesthetics and passive viewing of art, the collaborating artist will provide both novel pieces and responses to the art as a model for students who will be encouraged to submit their own contributions to the module exhibition, and to respond to the work of others on the module discussion boards. This living gallery will be a reflection of the way the students interpret, and are inspired by, the material they are absorbing within the programme and will change with each new set of students over time.
This project is a collaboration between King's College London's Distance Learning Team, curator and artist Dr Catherine Lamont, and Online Education Designer Ana Marques, supported by the Culture Team as part of the Arts in Mind Education Scheme.