The Griffith University Art Museum is currently hosting Keg de Souza’s exhibition Common Knowledge and Learning Curves, which stems from de Souza’s ongoing interest in the ways we teach and learn. Specifically, this exhibition seeks to break down hierarchies in typical education, and favour the experience of those who are often marginalised by mainstream schooling.

In conjunction with the exhibition the curator of the Griffith Art Museum Carrie McCarthy, organised a panel discussion to raise awareness of the particular needs of marginalised students, especially students with autism. Professor Jacqui Roberts from the Autism Centre of Excellence chaired the panel which included James Cifuentes Network Manager, The I CAN Network, Trevor Beasley from McKenzie Special School, Helen Whelan from Code Blue at West End and Cheryl Mangan Manager, Research Translation, Autism CRC to discuss how traditional education models neglect children with special needs, and the services that are required to support them as they transition from school to adult life.

The evening was very well attended and the audience engaged in a lively discussion after brief presentations from each presenter.

A recording of the event is available here.

Keg de Souza: Common Knowledge and Learning Curves opened at Griffith University Art Museum on 9 May, and runs until 13 July.