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iJADE Conference, NCAD Dublin, 17 – 18 November 2017


Lisa Jacques, Schools and Projects Co-ordinator, Attenborough Arts Centre (July 2017 – March 2018) had the pleasure of presenting the Unlocking the World through Art: A Sensory Atelier project at the The Eighth iJADE (International Journal for art and design) and NSEAD (The National Society for Education in Art and Design) International Conference.

This year’s conference was held at the NCAD (National College of Art and Design) in Dublin, with the theme of art and design as agent for change. There were a total of 33 countries represented at the conference!

“Social justice has become a growing focus for many educators and practitioners in the visual arts, and the idea of art and design having agency in the process of social chance has gained traction. This year’s iJADE conference addresses this agency in the context of art and design and education.” – NSEAD.

Articles and information:



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AD NSEAD magazine

An article on the Sensory Atelier project, developed from the paper presented at the iJADE conference, will be featured in the AD Magazine published later this year iJade September/November publication and can be found through the NSEAD website.


Sensory Atelier Symposium, Attenborough Arts Centre, 10 January 2018.

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Presenting the outcomes of Unlocking the World through Art: A Sensory Atelier.

Speakers included:

  • Abi Steady, Deputy Head teacher, Amy Williams, Support Assistant plus pupils of Ashmount School.
  • Lisa Pittwood, Co-Principal & Angela Smith, Deputy Head: Ellesmere School
  • Marianne Pape, Learning & Outreach Officer
  • Manya Benenson, Schools and Projects Co-ordinator (April 2016 – June 2017) & Lisa Jacques Schools and Projects Co-ordinator (July 2016 – March 2017), Attenborough Arts Centre
  • The Mighty Creatives discussing Arts Mark & Arts Award

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The City Classroom symposium, Attenborough Arts Centre, 7 March 2018

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Presentation of the Unlocking the World through Art: A Sensory Atelier by Lisa Jacques

The Mighty Creatives, Arts Award Conference, Stamford Court, University of Leicester, 13 March 2018

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An organisational perspective of delivering Arts Award to young people with Special Education Needs using Unlocking the World through Art: A Sensory Atelier as a case study.  Presented by Lisa Jacques together with Janette Bushell who provided an insight from the point of view of being an advisor and trainer. 


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