June Bianchi is an artist, senior lecturer, and member of the Creative Education Research Group (CERG) at Bath Spa University. June is committed to promoting the role of creativity and culture in facilitating participation and engagement within the arts, education and society. June's pedagogy and practice is based within the Artist, Researcher, Teacher model and her diverse activities incorporate: exhibiting artwork individually and collaboratively across a range of media and formats; establishing a cooperatively-based community school; facilitating creativity workshops with galleries, theatres and arts centres; teaching within statutory, further and higher education; publishing articles in journals, books and web-based media. The conjunction of studio practice and academic research informing June's educational work led to the award of a National Teaching Fellowship in 2007 and ongoing evidence of national and international esteem.
June co-ordinates courses across a range of levels: Course Leader for PGCE Art and Design; Module Leader for undergraduate modules focused on creative learning, inclusion and diversity; contributor to Masters and Continuing Professional Development programmes. June initiates research and develops international projects with a range of local, national and international partners including educationalists, students across statutory and voluntary education, community groups, arts practitioners, and international cultural and educational partners in settings across UK, Europe, USA, India, Ethiopia, China and Japan.
June's exhibitions and educational projects have won funding from a range of sources including: Arts Council, Arts and Business, British Academy, National Teaching Fellowship, European Union Social Fund, Isis Arts, LEAs and private arts agencies, as well as featuring in a range of publications and media. Research outcomes are included within the BSU School of Education, Research Excellence Framework 2014 submission.
- Dip Art and Design
- BA Hons (First)
- Cert Ed Design (Commend)
- MA Visual Culture
- Awarded National Teaching Fellowship in Art Education: 2007
- Registered for PhD by existing publication: 2014.
Recent professional updating
Selected Conference papers:
- 2015: The Inclusive Museum Conference, New Delhi Paper presented ‘Steam Power: Integrating Art and Technology through Cultural Heritage Museum Partnerships.’ To be published in 2016 International Journal of the Inclusive Museum
- 2015: Senseability Conference: Diversity in Education, Bath Spa University. ‘Steam Power’ Paper presented.
- 2014: International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville.
Paper presented: 'Scoping the City: Exploring Culture, Creativity, and Heritage within an Initial Teacher Education Partnership Project.’ To be published in 2016
- 2014 The Inclusive Museum Conference, Los Angeles: ‘A Sense of Place, A Sense of Self: perspectives on cultural heritage through creative arts’
- 2014 Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, Osaka, Japan: ‘Empowerment and creative participation: interdisciplinary strategies within Initial Teacher Education’.
- 2013 Creative Education Conference, Beijing, China: 'Creative arts strategies for social participation with diverse learners: developing citizenship values and practice'
- 2012 International Journal of Art and Design Education Conference (IJADE), Liverpool: Democracy and Art Education: 'Creative strategies for diverse learners within Initial Teacher Education'
- 2011 World Conference of Educational Technology, Cyprus: 'Multimedia technology for social participation: developing digital arts strategies with diverse learners through teacher education'
- 2011 International Citizenship Education Conference and 5x5x5=Creativity Conference, BSU: 'The role of Creative Arts within holistic learning,'
- 2011 NSEAD Conference British Museum: 'Life learning through creative arts: developing local and global participation with diverse learners'
- 2010 Arts in Society Conference, Sydney: ‘Life Stories: sharing intercultural narratives through art’ 2010 Creativity and Learning Conference, BSU, with Hugh Thomas: ‘Becoming a global citizen: cultural strategies for community cohesion’
- 2010 Istanbul Governorship and Istanbul Agency of Culture and Metropolitan Municipality: ‘Promoting culture, diversity and inclusion through arts education’
- 2010 National Society for Education in Art and Design Conference, British Museum, London: ‘Cultural Connections: global development strategies through arts education’
- 2009 Development Education Conference at University of Addis Ababa: ‘Breaking boundaries: intercultural trans-disciplinary arts practice - a model of educational research for development’
- 2008 The International Scientific Conference: Fine Arts Egypt - 100 Years of Creativity, Cairo: ‘More than a body’s work: an exploration of arts participation, visual image and identity’
- 2008 British Educational Research Association Conference, Edinburgh University: ‘Cultural Connections : celebrating diversity and widening access through arts education’
- 2008: Creative Thinkers=Powerful Minds, Bath: 'Culture and creativity: education, heart and mind'
- 2008: BESA, Liverpool Hope University: 'Cultural and diversity: addressing Every Child Matters through arts strategies'
- 2008 BSU Research Conference: ‘Making Every Child Matter through cross-cultural arts‘
- 2007 Centre for International Research on Creativity and Learning in Education, University of Roehampton, London: ‘Creativity within visual art education’
- 2007 British Educational Studies Association, BSU: ‘Visual art, identity and education’
- 2007 International Conference of Art and Design, Heidelberg: ‘Young people’s construction of identity through visual image’
- 2007 Link Gallery, Winchester University: ‘Image and identity’
- 2006 Study Gallery of Modern Art, Poole, seminar series: Image and identity
- 2006 INSEA Conference, Viseu, Portugal: ‘More than a body’s work' video screening
- 2005 Digital City, Middlesbrough: ‘More than a body’s work’, exhibition concepts and context paper
- 2005 Whitechapel Gallery, Creative Partnerships Conference : co-presenter with main author Alan Howe on Scoping paper : ‘Creative partnerships and Initial Teacher Training’
- 2004 Keynote speaker at Arts Conference BandNES and Bath Arts Development, Guildhall, Bath
- 2004 University of Teesside LGBT Arts Conference: keynote paper, ‘Welcome to the Masquerade’
- 2003 National Society for Education in Art and Design conference Craft and Design, Camberwell College of Art and Design, London, keynote speaker: ‘Taking the temperature of the zeitgeist’
- 2002 National Society for Education in Art and Design Conference, University of Ripon and York: ‘Get it off your chest: processes and strategies in creative community working’
- 2001 Bristol University Gender Studies Conference: ‘Get it off your chest : gender issues and approaches.’
- National Society of Education in Art and Design and International Society of Education in Art and Design (NSEAD)
- Member of Professional Development Board, NSEAD
- Judge for Children's Bafta Award, 2012.
- 2008-11 External Examiner for PGCE Secondary Art Course at the University of Gloucester
- 2002-6 External Examiner for Bath University courses based at Swindon.
Other external roles
- 2016 Associate Editor for the International Journal of the Inclusive Museum
- 2012-2016: Elected Member of the Professional Development Board, National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD)
- 2012 Judge for Children's Bafta Award
- 2010-present: Editorial reviewer for International Journal of Art and Design Education (iJADE)
- 2005-present: Reviewer for Pearson Education Publishing Press, Routledge Press
- 1994-present: Active member of NSEAD contributing to a wide range of working parties, research groups, and training events
- 2012-present: Trustee of The Bristol Initiative Education, My Future My Choice, Creative Education Charity
- 2010-12 Trustee of Bethlehem Link Charity (arts educational charity linked with Palestine).
Exhibitions and projects have been reviewed and featured in: The Guardian, the Independent, Time Out, Bath Chronicle, Evening Post, Venue, Sun, Evening Standard, Middlesbrough Echo, Radio Bristol, Channel 4, Bath FM, Radio Cleveland, Radio Newcastle.
National Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Arts Education at Bath Spa University(BSU): managing cross-phase courses within the School of Education; establishing research projects with partner educational institutions, cultural centres and external agencies such as the Arts Council.
Education for inclusion and diversity: establishing research projects and educational programmes across a wide range of diversity contexts.
- Links established with educational and cultural institutions as Co-ordinator of the Erasmus Programme (2006-16), international scholarship and research across Europe, USA, India and China
- 2016 Invited Assessor of Post-Doctoral research proposals for the Research Council of Finland
- 2015 Developed creative links with cultural centres in India
- 2013 Established links with Souzhou International School, China; BSU and Bath Education Trust;
- 2010 Memorandum of Understanding with University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- 2010 Selected UK delegate for EU Lifelong Learning Project with University and Governorship of Istanbul.
International guest lectureships:
- 2016 Visiting Erasmus lecturer with Universidad de Deusto, Spain
- 2006-10 University of Malta; University of Viseu, Portugal; University of Crete; University of Rotterdam; I.B. School, Rohtak, India; University of Cadiz; University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo; University of Magdeburg;
- 2000-5 University of Florence; University of Madrid; University of Athens; ; University of Copenhagen
- 2005 Project leader of 'More Than a Body's Work' exhibition and educational project in conjunction with Columbia University, Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Heritage School and Harvey Milk School, New York.
Research outcomes are included within the BSU School of Education, Research Excellence Framework 2014 submission.
PhD by existing publication research registered 2014. Title: Art education as inclusive participatory practice: exploring identity, diversity and empowerment through the artist, researcher, teacher model.
Research projects are being developed through the Creative Educatio.n Research Group(CERG) with funding bids in progress. Previous research has been supported by a range of sponsors including British Academy, Arts Council, Isis Arts, Sponsors Club for Arts and Business, European Social Fund, Middlesbrough Arts Development, Streets Ahead, National Teaching Fellowship Award, ECOTEC Research and Consulting Ltd.
Research outcomes can be viewed on my websites - see hyperlink above.
Research and academic outputs
Bianchi, J (2017) 'Cultural placements: a sense of self, a sense of place.' In: Hordern, J and Simon, C.A, eds. Placements and work-based learning in education studies: an introduction for students. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 69-78. ISBN 9781138839069
Bianchi, J (2012) 'Culture, creativity and learning: arts education for a changing world.' In: Ward, S, ed. A student's guide to education studies. 3rd ed. Routledge, London, pp. 200-209. ISBN 9780415809672
Creative arts strategies for social participation with diverse learners: developing citizenship values and practice within a special school context
Bianchi, J (2012) 'Creative arts strategies for social participation with diverse learners: developing citizenship values and practice within a special school context.' In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Creative Education (CCE2012), May 20-22, 2012 in Shanghai, China. Scientific Research, Irvine, CA. ISBN 9781618960092
Bianchi, J (2011) 'Becoming a global citizen: cultural strategies for community cohesion at Key Stage 2-3 transition.' In: Howe, A and Richards, V, eds. Bridging the transition from primary to secondary school. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415575461
Bianchi, J (2009) 'Intercultural trans-disciplinary arts practice: a model of educational research for development.' In: Tirussew, T, ed. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Educational Research for Development. College of Education, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ISBN 9789994484409
Bianchi, J (2008) 'Cultural connections: making every child matter.' In: Ward, S, ed. A student's guide to education studies. 2nd ed. Routledge, London and New York. ISBN 9780415465373
Bianchi, J (2004) 'Knowledge and learning in art and design.' In: Ward, S, ed. Education studies: a student's guide. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415321198
Bianchi, J (2016) 'STEAM Power: integrating art and technology through cultural heritage museum partnerships.' The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 9 (2). pp. 59-77. ISSN 1835-2022
Bianchi, J (2011) 'Intercultural identities: addressing the global dimension through art education.' International Journal of Art and Design Education, 30 (2). pp. 279-292. ISSN 1476-8070
Bianchi, J (2011) 'Life Stories: an intercultural collaborative arts project.' AD Magazine (3). p. 20.
Bianchi, J (2010) 'Sustainable development and inclusion through the arts.' A'N'D, National Society of Education in Art and Design (37). ISSN 1475-7486
Bianchi, J (2009) 'Myth, meaning and spectacle: understanding Indian arts and culture.' A'N'D, National Society of Education in Art and Design, 33. p. 9. ISSN 1475-7486
More than a body's work: widening cultural participation through an international exploration of young people's construction of visual image and identity
Bianchi, J (2008) 'More than a body's work: widening cultural participation through an international exploration of young people's construction of visual image and identity.' The International Journal of Art & Design Education, 27 (3). pp. 293-308. ISSN 1476-8062
Bianchi, J (2003) 'Get it off your chest: contexts in creative community working.' International Journal of Art and Design Education, 22 (1). pp. 23-35. ISSN 1476-8070
Empowerment, diversity and creative participation: challenging exclusion and extending individual and community engagement through interactive arts education
Bianchi, J (2014) Empowerment, diversity and creative participation: challenging exclusion and extending individual and community engagement through interactive arts education. In: Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, 3-6 April 2014, Osaka, Japan..
Creative arts strategies for social participation with diverse learners: developing citizenship values and practice'
Bianchi, J (2013) Creative arts strategies for social participation with diverse learners: developing citizenship values and practice'. In: Conference on Creative Education, 24-25 May 2013, Beijing, China.
Life learning through creative arts: developing local and global participation with diverse learners within a special school context
Bianchi, J (2011) Life learning through creative arts: developing local and global participation with diverse learners within a special school context. In: NSEAD Annual Conference and AGM, 19-20 March 2011, British Museum, London.
Bianchi, J (2010) Life stories: developing intercultural strategies through arts education. In: International Conference on the Arts in Society, 22-25 July 2010, University of Sydney, Australia.
Bianchi, J (2008) More than a body's work: an exploration of arts participation, visual image and identity. In: The International Scientific Conference: Fine Arts in Egypt - 100 Years of Creativity, 19-22 October 2008., Cairo, Egypt..
Bianchi, J and Cooke, C (2005) More than a body's work. The Arc, Stockton, 16 May - 29 July 2005. ISBN 0954748727
Bianchi, J (2010) Cultural Connections.
Bianchi, J (2008) Cultural connections: celebrating diversity and widening access through arts education.