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Alan Dedman talks about education and Art education.

Taekwon-Do by Alan Dedman

‘Ye Olde Wondo’ (Taekwon-Do) as Phil ‘the rabbit’ from NORCAT called it – is as old as Christianity, if not older. This modern amalgam of martial arts from…

The Maths thing by Alan Dedman

‘The maths thing’ is about how maths (or the lack of it) and state education have shaped my life. I never passed the 11+, this is often considered…

The Durham Union Debate by Alan Dedman

The Durham Union Debate took place on the 29th of January, to consider the potential for returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece. James Wroe, President of the Durham…

Whelks – with David Cockney

David Cockney works out of the East End. As yet undiscovered, this British artist enjoys the customs and lifestyle of old school Londoners. Whelks – with David Cockney…

David Cockney at the 6th ICMI

David Cockney at the 6th ICMI presents a critique of Tracey Emin’s role as ‘Professor of Drawing’ at the Royal Academy Schools and Grayson Perry’s ideal that the…

Life drawing with David Cockney

The acid test of artistic ability – life drawing sorts the wheat from the chaff, the men from the boys and the boys from the girls. Life drawing…

St. Martins: fact and fable by Alan Dedman

I was in conversation with people at a garden party, one of whom is a clergyman. We were talking about education. I said I attended St. Martin’s School…

African & White by Alan Dedman

African & White: a song by China Crisis from the 80s. Apt title for this current blog. Growing up in rural East Anglia (as I did) we had…

Academy Fools: the Fortnum & Mason Fart

At the time when this event occurred, we had no idea of it’s Art-historical significance. With natural flair, Dedman put the F into Art and changed the character…

HRH Prince Charles – happy birthday

I’m not much of a Royalist, but I went to the Royal Academy Schools at a time when Sarah Armstrong-Jones began attending and I took pride in studying…