Dr Tara Page

Staff details

Position Senior Lecturer
Department Educational Studies
Email t.page (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7078 5123
Dr Tara Page

Tara Page is an artist-researcher teacher whose praxis explores the entanglements of making, learning and place-belonging underpinned with new materialist theories using embodied and material practice research methods. The importance of ‘where’ to who we are and how we are and how both the presence and absence of matter teaches us, where pedagogy is conceived as an open, continuously made and remade praxis that is embodied, placed, material, generative, emancipatory and enables social and educational change.

Tara brings creative philosophy together with practice and theory advancing new ways of understanding the cultural politics of making, objects and events and how materials, processes, pedagogies and theory can enable the questioning and disruption of many forms of dominance that exist in our society.

Tara is the Academic Director of International Development and Academic Partnerships(IDAP). IDAP is responsible for establishing and managing Goldsmiths' domestic and transnational education (TNE) academic partnerships including validation, franchise, dual/joint degrees and partner-supported delivery of Goldsmiths' degree programmes as well as developing international strategies at the institutional and departmental level and supporting their implementation.

http://goldsmiths.academia.edu/TaraPage

Academic qualifications

  • PhD. Goldsmiths University of London. UK. 2012.
  • MEd (Research). Queensland University of Technology. AUS. 2000
  • PGDip (Secondary). Queensland University of Technology. AUS. 1995.
  • BA Visual Arts. Queensland University of Technology. AUS. 1994.

Teaching

Tara is head of the practice research PhD Art Practice and Learning programme and is seconded to IDAP from 1st September 2019.

Tara was a contributor to the MA Arts and Learning (MAAL), Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE: Art and Design- Secondary-Primary), and the BA Education Culture and Society (BAECS) programmes. Tara has also been a teaching fellow at ArtEZ, Netherlands since 2016. Previous to Goldsmiths Tara worked in community arts and primary, secondary and higher education in Canada and Australia.

Area of supervision

Tara supervises and examines PhDs in the areas of practice research and empirical research including:

  • Performance and aesthetics
  • Bodies and the sensory- embodiment
  • Learning communities
  • Placemaking and belonging
  • Pedagogy in formal and informal contexts
  • Critical and creative pedagogies
  • Materiality of pedagogy

Professional projects

Tara is involved in practice research projects using embodied and material research methodologies and methods and was the Curator of Social Practices for the Goldsmiths Centre for Arts and Learning for two years and co-editor of The International Journal of Art and Design Education (iJADE) for five years. Tara served on The Publications Board for the National Society for Education through Art and Design (NSEAD) for four years and is currently a referee for Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, MAI: Feminism & Visual Cultures and Social Sciences.

Featured publications

  • Practice, Pedagogy, Resistance: A New Materialism. Hickey Moody, Anna and Page, Tara, eds. 2015. Practice, Pedagogy, Resistance: A New Materialism. London: Rowman & Littlefield International. ISBN 978-1783484867
  • Johnston, J. Page, T., Sayers, E. (2015, 7-11 Sept). Spaces Between: Practice, research pedagogy. [Exhibition]. 310NXRd. London: Goldsmiths University of London
  • The writing is on the walls. 2014. Film.
  • A shared place of discovery and creativity: Practices of contemporary art and design pedagogy. 2012. International Journal Of Art & Design Education, 31(1), pp. 67-77.
  • Finding your way: The purpose and relevance of writing for artist researcher teacher practices. Areses Huertas, Alfonso; Frimet, Ben; Johnston, John; McGeer, Naoise and Page, Tara. 2012. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 5(1), pp. 45-72. ISSN 17535190

Publications

Book

Page, Tara. 2019. Placemaking. A new materialist theory of pedagogy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Adams, Jeff N. P.; Worwood, Kelly; Atkinson, Dennis; Dash, Paul; Herne, Steve and Page, Tara. 2008. Teaching through contemporary art: a report on innovative practices in the classroom. London: Tate Publishing. ISBN 978 1 85437 812 5

Edited Book

Hickey Moody, Anna and Page, Tara, eds. 2015. Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: New Materialisms. Rowman & Littlefield International. ISBN 978-1783484874

Hickey-Moody, Anna Catherine and Page, Tara, eds. 2015. Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: New Materialisms. London: Rowman and Littlefield International. ISBN ISBN 9781783484867

Hickey Moody, Anna and Page, Tara, eds. 2015. Practice, Pedagogy, Resistance: A New Materialism. London: Rowman & Littlefield International. ISBN 978-1783484867

Edited Journal

Coleman, Rebecca; Page, Tara and Palmer, Helen, eds. 2019. Feminist New Materialist Practice: The Mattering of Methods. Special Issue of MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, Summer(4).

Atkinson, Dennis; Adams, Jeff N. P.; Dash, Paul; Herne, Steve and Page, Tara, eds. 2009. International Journal of Art and Design Education, International Journal Of Art & Design Education, .

Book Section

Pitfield, Maggie. 2016. A Pedagogy of Possibilities: Drama as Reading Practice. In: Anna Hickey Moody and Tara Page, eds. Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: new materialisms. London, UK: Rowman and Littlefield International, pp. 95-111. ISBN HB 978-1-7834-8486-7

Hickey Moody, Anna and Page, Tara. 2015. Making Matter Matter. In: Anna Hickey Moody and Tara Page, eds. Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: New Materialisms. London: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9781783484867

Kipling, Amanda and Hickey-Moody, Anna Catherine. 2015. The Practice of Dorothy Heathcote as a Pedagogy of Resistance. In: Anna Hickey Moody and Tara Page, eds. Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: New Materialisms. London: Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN 978-1783484874

Sayers, Esther. 2015. From Art Appreciation to Pedagogies of Dissent: Gallery Education Rethinks the Inclusion Agenda. In: Anna Hickey Moody and Tara Page, eds. Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: New Materialisms. London: Rowman and Littlefield.

Hickey Moody, Anna. 2015. “Manifesto: The Rhizomatics of Practice as Research”. In: Anna Hickey Moody and Tara Page, eds. Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance. London: Rowman and Littlefield.. ISBN 978-1-78348-486-7

Page, Tara; Herne, Steve; Dash, Paul; Atkinson, Dennis and Adams, Jeff N. P.. 2009. Teaching now with the living: A dialogue with teachers investigating contemporary art practices. In: Steve Herne; Sue Cox and R Watts, eds. Readings in primart art education. Bristol: Intellect, pp. 219-230. ISBN 9781841502427

Article

Coleman, Rebecca; Page, Tara and Palmer, Helen. 2019. Introduction. Feminist New Materialist Practice: The Mattering of Methods. MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, Summer(4), pp. 1-10.

Page, Tara. 2019. Embodied poetic methods to learn placemaking. MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, Summer(4), pp. 1-9.

Page, Tara. 2018. Teaching and learning with matter. Arts, 7(4),

Page, Tara. 2014. Review of Young Men Time and Boredom in the Republic of Georgia, by Martin Demant Frederiksen. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, ISSN 0966-369X

Areses Huertas, Alfonso; Frimet, Ben; Johnston, John; McGeer, Naoise and Page, Tara. 2012. Finding your way: The purpose and relevance of writing for artist researcher teacher practices. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 5(1), pp. 45-72. ISSN 17535190

Page, Tara. 2012. A shared place of discovery and creativity: Practices of contemporary art and design pedagogy. International Journal Of Art & Design Education, 31(1), pp. 67-77.

Page, Tara; Adams, Jeff N. P. and Hyde, Wendy. 2011. Emerging: The impact of the Artist Teacher MA on students’ pedagogical and artistic practices. European Journal of Teacher Education, 34(3), pp. 277-295.

Page, Tara. 2007. Conceptions of art education programs held by rural and remote Australian school community. Studies in Art Education, 49(1), pp. 42-58. ISSN 00393541

Page, Tara; Atkinson, Dennis; Dash, Paul; Herne, Steve; Charman, Helen and Adams, Jeff N. P.. 2006. Teaching now with the living: A dialogue with teachers investigating contemporary art practices. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 25(2), pp. 146-155. ISSN 14768062

Conference or Workshop Item

Johnston, John; Pitfield, Maggie; Macleroy Obied, Vicky and Page, Tara. 2011. 'Explore The Big Draw'. In: Explore The Big Draw. Goldsmiths, London, United Kingdom.

Page, Tara; Pitfield, Maggie; Johnston, John and Macleroy Obied, Vicky. 2010. 'Blurring'. In: Blurring. Goldsmiths, London, United Kingdom.

Johnston, John and Page, Tara. 2009. 'GoldKing'. In: GoldKing. Goldsmiths, London, United Kingdom.

Film/Video

Page, Tara. 2014. The writing is on the walls.

Page, Tara. 2009. Statement field.

Performance

Page, Tara. 2014. Places and Ways. In: "Arts Praxis Research", 310NXRd., United Kingdom, 27th-30th May 2014.

Page, Tara. 2014. Places and Ways. In: "Arts praxis research", 310NXRd., United Kingdom, 27th-30th May 2014.

Professional Activity

Page, Tara. 1988. National Society for Education through Art and Design (NSEAD) Publications Board Member.

Report

Dash, Paul; Adams, Jeff N. P.; Atkinson, Dennis; Herne, Steve and Page, Tara. 2004. Teaching, Learning and Communicating Through Contemporary Art Practices. Project Report. Tate Modern.

Thesis

Page, Tara. 2012. Place and belonging: ways of knowing and learning in the Australian bush. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London