The Art Academy stand, in the glass-roofed Vitadome, displayed posters from the extensive Islington Mill Art Academy archive (2007-present) to show off the diversity of our activities.
Black Dogs; we hope to link up with similar groups such as these in the future.
Our trip was fun, thought-provoking, interesting, stimulating and tiring. In many ways the event felt like it was preaching to the converted, although it was a chance to share ideas on art and art education and to link up with other people we hadn't come across before. Hopefully the event will have showed that there is a critical mass of those who believe art is something important and worth prioritising in education. It will be good if future events and activities can build on this starting point and engage with even more people, not just those already active in the art scene. Hopefully people will have gone away inspired to do things themselves and to get involved in promoting their own events and initiatives.