Exhibition close-up: Wellbeing, Equity and Education

In response to the academic book ‘Wellbeing, Equity and Education: A critical analysis of policy discourses of wellbeing in schools’, the latest exhibition in MacRobert ArtSpace displays a series of lino cut prints inspired by the ideas emerging from the research.

The exhibition by author and academic, Jennifer Spratt and printmaker Roderick Scott examines discourses of wellbeing in relation to the aims of schooling. Jennifer Scott’s research explores different understandings of the concept of wellbeing and how these coalesce in education policy and discusses how the concept of wellbeing is invoked in support of different education purposes.

MacRobert exhibitions image

Inspired by this research, Roderick Scott created a series of lino cut prints using kite flying to symbolise wellbeing. The prints have been created on an assortment or materials, including newspaper and junk mail and varying kite designs environments in the images are used to represent the diversity of children and their experiences.


The exhibition is on display in the foyer of the MacRobert building from 25 April 2018 – 28 September 2018.

About uoamuseums

The University of Aberdeen's Museums include King’s Museum and the University's Zoology Museum. The museums can claim to be Scotland's oldest, with records of museums and collections as far back as the late 17th century. Thanks to their status as a Recognised Collection of national significance, the Zoology Museum’s displays are currently being improved, while King's Museum hosts changing exhibitions drawn from across the collections, particularly those formerly in Marischal Museum. Visitors are warmly welcomed to the museums, and there are no charges for admission. Marischal College now houses the Museums Collections Centre, caring for and conserving many of the collections.
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