Research Report

Interpretations: Action Research for Interpretation Practice in Contemporary Art

Citation

Michael MK (2008) Interpretations: Action Research for Interpretation Practice in Contemporary Art. Engage Scotland. http://www.engage.org/interpretations-research.aspx

Abstract
Interpretations gave four galleries in Scotland the opportunity to affect change in their interpretation practice through action research. Drawing from their own specific circumstances, gallery teams developed innovative ways of working with staff and audiences towards fresh interpretation practice for contemporary art. Through a variety of interventions each project shifts the authorial voice from the expert to the visitor. In using action research the projects promote participation and critical reflection as key values in developing new and existing audiences for contemporary art. Report draws on work by Kirstie Skinner, (Collective Gallery); Sarah Derrick, (Dundee Contemporary Arts); Carol Dunbar,(Pier Arts Centre) and Zoe Fothergill, (Talbot Rice Gallery)

Keywords
gallery education; action research; interpretation practices; audience engagement

StatusPublished
Publication date31/08/2008
Publication date online2008
PublisherEngage Scotland
Publisher URLhttp://www.engage.org/interpretations-research.aspx