Artist-Teachers in Context

International Dialogues

  • Raphael Vella

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Beverly Naidus
    Pages 9-18
  3. Shady El Noshokaty
    Pages 19-26
  4. Alan Cusack
    Pages 27-36
  5. Flávia Pedrosa Vasconcelos
    Pages 37-44
  6. Daniel Yahel
    Pages 45-51
  7. Shelley Hannigan
    Pages 53-62
  8. Carl-Peter Buschkühle
    Pages 63-71
  9. Sangbin Im
    Pages 93-101
  10. Sonia Guggisberg
    Pages 103-112
  11. Lisa M. Stybor
    Pages 113-121
  12. Iva Vodrážková
    Pages 123-128
  13. Teresa M. Tipton
    Pages 129-138
  14. Afaf Zurayk
    Pages 139-147
  15. Alena Kotzmannová
    Pages 149-155
  16. Robert Zahra
    Pages 157-165
  17. Nona Orbach
    Pages 167-176
  18. Joachim Kettel
    Pages 177-185
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 197-203

About this book


This book brings together interviews with twenty-one artist-teachers from different parts of the world, offering many insights into their identities, challenges and creative and pedagogic practices they have adopted. Based in a range of educational situations—from compulsory to post-secondary education, art schools, departments of art education and community-based environments—these educators discuss their own training in fine art and/or art education, research interests, teaching methods and theoretical outlooks, collaborative projects, students’ ambitions, exhibitions and the different approaches they use to connect their educational and artistic commitments. The discussions take place against a contextual backdrop that is tackled in every interview, bringing to the fore the impact of social, political, historical and institutional frameworks on artist-teachers. Illustrated with images of works and projects by each artist-teacher in the book, the volume combines the visual and the verbal in a way that reflects the complex experiences and identities of the interviewees.

Raphael Vella is a Senior Lecturer in Art Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Malta. Apart from coordinating and teaching in art education courses, he also teaches courses in fine art and theory. His publications address the relationships between contemporary artistic practices and education, art education in the Mediterranean, identity in art education, photography and cultural studies, and arts-based research. He is also actively involved in the curation of international and Maltese exhibitions and cultural events, and in recent years he initiated projects such as Divergent Thinkers (aimed at creating a platform for emerging artists based in Malta) and the Valletta International Visual Arts festival (VIVA). He is also a practising artist, having shown his work in many contexts, including Malta, Venice, Warsaw, Tokyo, Reims, Buenos Aires, Nicosia and Oxford.


Artist-teachers Art education International contexts of education Interviews Teachers' identities

Authors and affiliations

  • Raphael Vella
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MaltaMalta

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-633-0
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