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.
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.