Ways of Seeing 2018

November 24, 2018

National Gallery London
24 November 2018

Our annual one-day conference for A level students and teachers will again take place at The National Gallery in London.

Now in its 11th year, this popular annual event is a unique opportunity for those teaching or studying History of Art or Art & Design at A level to come together to discover and discuss art and ideas.


The day includes talks, discussions and workshops on ways of thinking about art in relation to a specific theme, this year taking identities in art and architecture as the central topic of the conference.

For this year’s conference we will be joined by contemporary artist Hew Locke. Locke’s work is represented in many national and international collections including Tate, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Brooklyn Museum, V&A, Imperial War Museum, British Museum and Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

Go to our Eventbrite page for the full conference programme and tickets.

Ways of Seeing 2018 includes the following optional workshops (limited availability, early booking advised)


The following workshops are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Each workshop costs £10 and is limited to 15 participants.

Workshop 1 | Write on Art  
Find out more about what makes a great piece of writing from the team behind Write on Art, the prize for young art writers sponsored by Art UK and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Workshop 2 | ARTiculation 
Meet the team behind ARTiculation and get to explore artworks from the National Gallery through personal observation, discussion and research. Get top tips on how to successfully deliver a presentation.
Workshop 3 |  How to read a gallery
Discover more about how galleries and exhibitions use a variety of means to direct their visitors perceptually, aesthetically, and conceptually using ideas from a new guide on how to find great galleries and exhibitions (and what to do when you get there).

Paricularly relevant for those teaching the Pearson History of Art A level. Limited availability. Price £30 (members) £40 (non members) includes working lunch and admission to Ways of Seeing. This workshop is delivered by Art History in Schools.

Teaching, resources and debate around the specified non-Western works: the Benin plaque and Lakshamana Temple, including student work books and creation of a series of activities to support each of these. Insights on the evaluation and use of critical texts for A Level named artists Marc Quinn and Zaha Hadid.