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Room 13 Archive

Room 13 remains a subject of great academic interest, and has been the subject of  research for many international scholars at undergraduate, post graduate and Phd level.

The list of publications in which Room 13 has been featured or discussed increases steadily as our worldwide network of studios continues to grow! We are still compiling information for this page. An extensive collection of articles, academic studies and other publications including actual books in which Room 13 has been featured or discussed will soon be available on our online archive. Meanwhile, here are just a few examples:


‘Schooling Scotland: Education, Equity & Community’ Daniel Murphy
Book 7 in the ‘Postcards from Scotland’ series, a collaboration between the Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing and Argyll Publishing.


‘Creativity = Capital’ – Various Contributors
Report on Room 13’s presentation to the Scottish Parliament, 23rd April 2013.
A full transcript of Room 13’s presentation to the Scottish Parliament, with foreword by Professor Richard Demarco.


‘Room with a View – ethical encounters in Room 13’ Vicky Grube
Published: Art Education (USA), Nov 2012

‘Room 13: The Movement and International Network’ Claire Gibb
Published: International Journal of Art and Design Education, Nov 2012.
This article is not currently available online. Ref: iJADE 31.3 (2012).

‘The Long Term Thing – Room 13 Artist in Residence Richard Bracken gives his perspective on the longest established Room 13 studio in the world‘ Ann Donnelly
Published:, Sept 2012


‘Enterprise, Education and Room 13’ Carol Craig
Published: Carol’s Blog, Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing, 05 April 2011


‘Pupil led art movement is a hit everywhere but home’ Jenny McBain
Published: The Herald, 14 April 2009


‘What’s Going On in Room 13?’ Teresa Roberts
Published: Art Education (USA), Sept 2008

‘Room 13 Opens a New World
Published: Business Day Supplement, South Africa, 27 May 2008

‘Lifting the Lid and Mucking About with Minds – the example and challenge of Room 13’ Patrick Yarker
Published: Forum, Volume 50 No.3 2008


‘Room With A View – from Highland School to International art success’ Lynn Gilmour
Published: Children in Scotland, Issue 65, November 2006

‘Room 13 Case Study Report’ MJ Drummond
Commissioned by NESTA, 2006


‘Room 13 and the Contemporary Practice of Artist-Learners’ Jeff Adams
Studies in Art Education, 47:1, pp. 23-33 Adams, J. (2005)


‘Young at Art’ Ruth Margolis
Published: Radio Times, 24 January 2004


‘Young Masters’ Craig Maclean
Published: Telegraph Magazine, 8 March 2003

‘Lucky for Some’ Harvey McGavin
Published: Times Educational Supplement, 4th July 2003

‘Room with a View’ Reva Klein
Published: Times Educational Supplement, 17 Sept 2004

‘Children Know How to Cope with Osama the Bogeyman’ Gillian Bowditch
Published: Sunday Times, 2002

‘Kids Stay in the Picture’ Waldemar Januszczak
Published: Sunday Times Culture (UK) 13 July 2003


‘Living Colour’ John Crace
Published: Guardian Education Supplement (UK) 18 June 2002

‘Young at Art’ Lucy Sweet
Published: Sunday Times Ecosse (UK) 17 Nov 2002


Education Felicty Allen
This publication in the Documents of Contemporary Art Series from Whitechapel Gallery features a chapter on Room 13.

Documents of Contemporary Art is a series of anthologies co-published by Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press which document major themes and ideas in contemporary art.


Social and Critical Practices in Art Education Dennis Atkinson and Paul Dash

This volume from Trentham Books shows how children and students can use art to explore personal, social and cultural issues that touch their lives. One chapter, co-written by Danielle Souness and Rob Fairley describes Room 13, a dynamic space for art in practice in a Scottish primary school.