Academic subjects alone won’t cut it.

“Employers are crying out for recruits who are creative. The notion that arts and music are not seen as ‘hard’ enough subjects is damaging to the economy.”

Here’s a thoughtful; albeit, relatively brief piece, on the value of creative thinking and creativity in education.

The notion that the Arts should sit below the post industrial hierarchy of English, Maths, Science and the Humanities is antiquated. Everything we have (man-made) comes from the minds of creative people. Simply ludicrous to undervalue it.

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Read the full article here

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton passed away on the 13th Sept leaving behind the legacy of  an extraordinary creative practice. Not content to rest on his laurels as the founding father of the Pop Art movement, Hamilton remained an active force in the art world, continually investigating new ideas and approaches to art making.

Image courtesy of The Art Newspaper

A fascinating and revealing interview with Hamilton that gives relevant insight into his thinking and practice can be read here