British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture Series 2017

Saturday 22 April 2017

British Council


Journeying Together through Inclusive Arts

A British Council ‘Knowledge is GREAT’ Lecture - a fringe event of the Arts & Disability Forum, organised in partnership with the National Arts Council and Singapore International Foundation (visit https://www.artsanddisability2017.sg for more details)


Alice Fox, Tate Exchange Associate, Deputy Head, School of Art, University of Brighton and Artistic Director, Rocket Artists

Through a series of case studies Alice Fox will present her freshest thinking on how to successfully deliver contemporary Inclusive Arts in education, museums and galleries.

What are the skills and knowledge required to be a self-aware practitioner? How can we most effectively use the practice of expanded listening through materials, motion and space to support the most excluded groups to feel a sense of belonging.

Please note:

As part of British Council’s Inclusive Arts Programme, there will be a sign language interpreter at this session for audience members with hearing impairments. If you require any specific assistance please do contact us: education@britishcouncil.org.sg

Timings and Location:

Registration will begin promptly at 10.30 a.m. The event will take place at the Atrium Rooms, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797. Directions can be found here

10.30 a.m. - Arrival and Registration

11.00 a.m. - Dr Alice Fox to commence talk

11.40 a.m. - Question and Answer Session

12.00 p.m. - Lunch reception

Please note: Timings may vary.

All registrations are subject to availability. The Organizer however reserves the right to limit and/or refuse any registration without assigning any reason. We will confirm all valid registrations with a reminder email. If you do not receive a reminder email but have a valid registration please email us at education@britishcouncil.org.sg for confirmation before arriving at the venue.

About the Speaker: Alice Fox

Alice Fox is a Tate Exchange Associate, Deputy Head of the School of Art at the University of Brighton, UK. She is founder of the pioneering MA Inclusive Arts Practice. Her interests include conversations, collaborations and artistic exchange.Alice’s research practice is inclusive arts education, participatory performance and visual art.

As Director of the learning disabled Rocket Artists, she directed ‘Side by Side: learning disability, art and collaboration’ - an international exhibition and symposium of Inclusive Arts at the Southbank Centre. Alice co-authored Inclusive Arts Practice and Research: A critical manifesto, published by Routledge 2015. She collaboratively directed and performed in ‘It’s a Wrap’ and ‘Smudged’ inclusive dance performances at Tate Modern and ‘Measures of Bodies’ at the opening night of the European Conference on Childhood Disability, Brussels Medical Museum.

Alice is a featured artist in the Kathmandu Triennial March 17 http://kt.artmandu.org/artist/alice-fox/

Alice is also a trustee for Epic Arts, an inclusive arts center in Cambodia. In the early eighties Alice was the singer in the cult band The Marine Girls.

Alice is interested in the practice of ‘collective sense making through creative exchange’ and is currently working with the following questions

  1. How can performance deepen inquiry into human exchange?

  2. What are the practices of expanded listening?

  3. Can performative acts of exchange, with materials, support increased intimacy and connection?

  4. Can the practice of exchange build connection and empathy?

Useful web links

The Rocket Artists - http://www.rocketartists.co.uk

Alice research webpages - http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/staff/alice-fox


Inclusive Arts Practice and Research: a critical manifesto