The Learning team build meaningful relationships with Ikon’s audience that enable visitors to engage with, discuss and reflect upon contemporary art.

The gallery believes that such activity celebrates personal experience, promotes creativity and engenders an enthusiasm for learning.

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Learning at Ikon is concerned with both process and outcome, a change in attitude or awareness, growth in knowledge, understanding or skill, and a deepening relationship with art.

Learning activity exists to strengthen cultural understanding, encouraging audiences to engage with and to be inspired by art. It also provides a forum for cultural debate and differing views of art, a safe setting for thoughtful dialogue.

Learning is about making sense of the world and constructing meanings of things. This happens through sharing information, participation and cooperation, through being part of a learning community.