The Change Lab

Tuesday 2 May – Friday 5 May 2017
The Change Lab | Tuesday 2 May – Friday 5 May 2017 | NCAD Gallery

What does it mean to teach and make art that is of and for our time? – The School of Education, NCAD, in association with the Ubuntu Network*.

Official Exhibition Opening   Wednesday 3 May 2017, 1pm.
Presentations Event Wednesday 3 May 2017, 11am – 2pm.
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The NCAD Gallery is delighted to host, The Change Lab exhibition & presentations event. The School of Education in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (NCAD) in association with the Ubuntu Network* wish to invite you to the exhibition that responds to the question, What does it mean to teach and make art that is of and for our time?

The Change Lab is a critical space for learning, thinking and re-imagining the possibilities of how art and design curriculum in second level can be taught through a development education lens. The exhibition showcases the pedagogical approach and artefacts that the Professional Master in Education teachers created in response to the thematic of LAND and HOME. The work is made and presented from the situated practice of the artist and the educator, activist.

The Professional Master in Education teachers will utilise the Gallery as a process space from Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 April. The Change Lab exhibition is open to public audiences from Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 May 2017, and all are welcome to the presentations event and offical exhibition opening, Wednesday 3 May 2017.

Event & Exhibition twitter feed @ChangelabNCAD

11am The Change Lab Presentations Event Programme :: Wednesday 3 May 2017
11am Introduction Professor Dervil Jordan.
11.10am Setting the context: Deirdre Hogan of the Ubuntu Network, Fiona King & Tony Murphy, NCAD.
11.30am Key notes: Professor Gary Granville & Artist Dara McGrath
12.15pm Discussion & Presentations of artwork in the NCAD Gallery space.
1:00pm The Change Lab Exhibition official opening.
1.15pm Meet & greet with refreshments served.


* The Ubuntu Network supports the integration of development education into post primary education and is funded by Irish Aid. For futher information please see the weblink, and twitter feed @Ubuntu_Network.



The Change Lab showcases concerns of Development Education (DE) as part of the Education Department teacher training programme at the NCAD, in conjunction with the aims of the Ubuntu Network. Development education (DE) is an educational process that is concerned with building a student’s knowledge, awareness and understanding of the world that they live in, and how that world is often an unequal one in terms of Human Rights and social justice (social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political, social rights, resources and opportunities). Education for sustainable development extends the context of DE to go beyond the social justice thematic parameters of DE to also include issues focusing on the environment and the importance of maintaining and protecting the planet while meeting our development needs. We are exploring DE and ESD concepts through the lens of Art and Design, so it is important for us to ensure that the art processes and visual research methods, intrinsic to the subject of art, remain to the forefront of this exploration.

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Tuesday 2 May – Friday 5 May 2017
NCAD Gallery
100 Thomas Street
Dublin 8
Telephone: +353 1 6364200
Opening hours / start times:
1pm - 5pm, Monday – Friday
Admission / price: Free

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