Learning Overview

Education is at the core of the Artes Mundi programme. We are committed to developing public interest in, and understanding of, contemporary visual art – making it accessible to a wide range of audiences.
The Artes Mundi education and public programme offers groups and individuals a wide range of innovative ways to get involved with and explore the exhibition, including:

  • Lunchtime Talks

A series of FREE lunchtime talks takes place throughout the exhibition period, featuring renowned artists, art critics and curators talking about the artwork on display and discussing issues raised by the Artes Mundi theme.

  • A Major International Conference

The Artes Mundi International Conference is a biennial event that brings together internationally renowned artists, curators, art critics, art historians and cultural commentators to present research, discuss aspects of the exhibition and debate issues around the presentation of contemporary visual arts.

  • Live Guide-Led Tours

Live Guides provide FREE gallery tours (in English and Welsh) and answer questions about the artworks on display or themes explored in the exhibition. As practicing artists with teaching experience, the Live Guides also lead family and school workshops.

  • Family Workshops

FREE Family workshops are held on weekends, and daily during school holidays. These participatory, fun sessions provide an approach to looking at and talking about the theme of the Artes Mundi Prize: humanity, the human form and the human condition, enabling people of all ages and all levels to experience and make art together.

  • School Workshops

These workshops aim to assist teachers in their delivery of the National Curriculum and to enrich the learning process. Workshops are held daily throughout the period of the exhibition and are facilitated by the exhibition’s Live Guides who are practicing artists with teaching experience. Each workshop includes an interactive tour of the exhibition followed by a hands-on session.

  • Education Pack

Written in consultation with teachers, and packed full of ideas and activities, the pack supports planning for, and following up, a successful visit to the Artes Mundi exhibition.

Click here to find out more about the Artes Mundi schools programme and to download an education pack.

  • Teachers’ Preview

For teachers, community educators and other education professionals. See and hear about the exhibition, meet the Artes Mundi Live Guides and other teachers, discuss the education programme and obtain teaching resources, book a group visit and enjoy a glass of wine.

Click here to find out more about the Artes Mundi schools programme and Teachers’ Preview

  • Info Room

The Info Room is a place where you can find out more about the artists and their work. Short films, books, catalogs and access to a range of websites is provided. There is also a Comments Board for you to say what you think about the exhibition. It is open to everyone and no booking is necessary.

  • Outreach

Artes Mundi’s outreach programme targets minority groups within the Cardiff area, encouraging participants to explore their own creativity and culture, regardless of age, gender, social background, disability or race, to enjoy and engage with art.

For more information please email Liberty Paterson, Education Coordinator, at liber***terson@artesmundi.org