Announcing Jean Tormey as Oct-Nov Guest Editor

We are delighted to announce Jean Tormey as the Guest Editor for October-November. Jean is currently curator of the Early Years and Family Programme at Tate, where she has worked since January 2013.

As part of her opening Guest Editor statement, Jean says:

"The questions I’ll be tackling over the next 2 months are similar to those I have been asking myself over the past few years while working in different galleries. As my work is now more focused than ever on Early Years and Families’ practice, I have the opportunity to think about these questions in a more focused and comprehensive way.

These questions include how to arrive at a programme that:
• Engages with and supports hard-to-reach families while responding to the huge demand for Early Years and Families activity among independent, seasoned gallery-going audiences
• Creates the conditions for open-ended, self-directed and intergenerational exploration of contemporary art practice and the Tate Collection
• Is child-friendly rather than childish
• Raises the profile of Early Years and Families’ gallery learning practice and challenges some of the existing expectations of this audience group

I hope to discuss these questions by reviewing at least 3 major strands of our programme - the BP Family Festival, Open Studio and Big and Small - discussing why and how they were set up through interviews with staff and artists, and reviewing their current status through evaluation and documentation."

Follow this link to Jean’s GUEST EDITOR profile page...