Education25 is the official page marking the 25th anniversary of Project 17: Observations on Local Education (1988) by artist Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)
Project 17 was Lenkiewicz' most ambitious "social enquiry by visual means", with 150 works shown first at Chilford Hall, Cambridge in 1987 and then at the artist's Barbican studio in 1988. Over 240 academic professionals, education administrators, headmasters, teachers, parents, and pupils contributed their own notes to the Project, all of which will be published on the Foundation's website from 31 October. The Foundation will be inviting the contributors to revisit their original statements and to reflect upon their experience of sitting for the painter. In collaboration with community photography group Fotonow, TLF is hoping to supplement the unique archive created by Lenkiewicz with new photographs, audio recordings and opinions. Over the next year, further collaborations with Fotonow and Plymouth College of Art will aim to discover how Lenkiewicz' original question – What is education? – is answered by the same individuals and communities 25 years on.