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Testing Ground Poster

Testing Ground Poster

, 2021

As part of the Slade 150 anniversary, the UCL Art Museum hosts the exhibition Testing Ground from 29 September 2021 - 10 June 2022. See Testing Ground on Slade 150 for further information.

As part of the Slade 150 anniversary, the UCL Art Museum exhibition Testing Ground takes place from 29 September 2021 - 10 June 2022. This will include a time map that aims to bring together and celebrate events and individuals that have contributed to the Slade’s reputation as an important and significant art institution. Under the title, ThanksToEveryoneForEverything, the map will include pedagogic initiatives, historic events, the development of the Slade building and a roll call of all those who have either studied and/or worked at the Slade since 1871 that are held in UCL and Slade records.

See Testing Ground for further information.

Slade 150 image

Slade 150 image

, 2021

James Keith

To mark the start of the Slade’s 150th anniversary year, we will be hosting an online launch event on 4 October, which will mark the start of the celebrations and introduce the events that will follow through the year. Tickets via Eventbrite.

To mark the start of the Slade’s 150th anniversary year, we will be hosting an online launch event on 4 October, which will mark the start of the celebrations and introduce the events that will follow through the year.

As part of the event, we are excited to reveal that we will be launching the new Slade One Fund. This will provide a pool of funding to meet the needs of Slade students, supporting our strategic priority to ensure fair and equal access to, and participation in, art education.

There will be an exclusive preview of the Slade 150 documentary film. As the Slade marks 150 years, the documentary will track key moments of the 150 years, highlighting transformations, firsts, and definitive moments along the way. Through interviews, archives, artworks, and filmography, the documentary will shed light on the Slade’s present through the prism of the past, and look to the future, exploring the Slade’s role at the vanguard of art research and education.

The launch event will include keynotes from Slade Director, Professor Kieren Reed; UCL President & Provost, Dr Michael Spence AC; Emeritus Professor of Fine Art,  Phyllida Barlow; Slade Alumnus, Alvaro Barrington and Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Professor Stella Bruzzi FBA.

Book via Eventbrite to attend the Slade 150 Launch

Slade One Fund
More information on how to donate will be updated on the Slade website. If you’re interested in learning more now, please contact Rebecca at rebecca.loweth@ucl.ac.uk.

As part of our Slade 150 celebrations, Slade 150: Recent Moving Image From The Slade is showing at the Ciné Lumière - Institut français, Saturday 11 September, at 2pm, as part of Open City Documentary Festival.

As part of our Slade 150 celebrations, Slade 150: Recent Moving Image From The Slade is showing at the Ciné Lumière - Institut français, Saturday 11 September, at 2pm, as part of Open City Documentary Festival.

Tickets: https://www.institut-francais.org.uk/

Programme: https://opencitylondon.com/events/slade-150-recent-moving-image-from-the-slade/

On its eleventh edition, the Open City Documentary Festival will run 8-14 September in London and 13-23 September online. This year there are several events in relation to Slade 150, the Slade's 150th anniversary.

On its eleventh edition, the Open City Documentary Festival will run 8-14 September in London and 13-23 September online.

Founded at UCL by Michael Stewart in 2010, Open City Docs is dedicated to developing and supporting non-fiction storytellers. This year there are several events in relation to Slade 150, the Slade's 150th anniversary.

For the full programme see the UCL Open City Documentary Festival website.

For the Slade-related programmes see our Slade 150 webpage.

Slade Summer Show September 2021 - egraphic

Slade Summer Show September 2021 - egraphic

James Keith

Our second summer show, featuring our 2020 graduating artists takes place from 4 - 14 September 2021, Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5:30pm, at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. Booking essential via UCL Ticketing.

Our second summer show, featuring our 2020 graduating artists takes place from 4 - 14 September 2021, Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5:30pm, at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. Booking essential via UCL Ticketing.

Exhibition website: www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/events/shows/september-2021

Testing Ground, part of the Slade's 150 celebrations, is showing at UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, from 28 September 2021 - 10 June 2022. For further information see the UCL Art Museum website.

Testing Ground, part of the Slade's 150 celebrations, is showing at UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, from 28 September 2021 - 10 June 2022. For further information see the UCL Art Museum website.

We are sorry to hear of the passing of James Leahy, who was director of the Slade film unit from 1971 - 1983. See The Guardian (13 July 2021).

We are sorry to hear of the passing of James Leahy, who was director of the Slade film unit from 1971 - 1983. See The Guardian (13 July 2021).

Slade Graduate Degree show, 2016

Slade Graduate Degree show, 2016

, Marina Višić

This roundtable, organised by UCL Art Futures, will explore how artists have incorporated new technologies in their art practice.

Online event, Wednesday 7 July, 5-6pm – book via Eventbrite  

Organised by UCL Art Futures, Kieren Reed, Director, Slade School of Fine Art, will lead the session - joined by co-founders, Jo Townshend, Principal Partnerships Manager (Creative sectors), UCL I&E and Anna Donovan, Lecturer in Laws (Faculty of Laws).

Emerging technologies and Art: Roundtable will explore how artist have incorporated new technologies in their art practice and how they critically assessed the benefits, ethics and consequences of incorporating these technologies in their art.

Through the presentation of art made by Slade graduates, Slade alumnus and artists the roundtable will explore how artists adapt and use technology in their art. The session will surface how technologies can support the redistribution of wealth and influence across art networks and systems.

Organised by UCL Art Futures - a collaborative initiative between UCL Innovation & Enterprise, the Slade School of Fine Art and the Faculty of Laws.

 

 

Slade Summer Shows 2021 - egraphic

Slade Summer Shows 2021 - egraphic

, 2021

James Keith

We are pleased to announce that we have opened the Slade building to the public for the Slade Summer Show, 5 - 17 July, featuring work by our BA/BFA and MA/MFA finalists. Tickets are now sold out, but you can see our graduands' work on the Slade Degree Showcase 2021.

We are pleased to announce that we have opened the Slade building to the public for the Slade Summer Show, 5 - 17 July, featuring work by our BA/BFA and MA/MFA finalists. Tickets are now sold out, but you can see our graduands' work on the Slade Degree Showcase 2021.

Morris / Seitei

Morris / Seitei

, Sara Borga

©Sara Borga

How the arts and humanities can contribute to Healthcare Education and facilitate improved intercultural understanding in Japan and the UK. See the Two Cultures, Two Senses events page for further information.

How the arts and humanities can contribute to Healthcare Education and facilitate improved intercultural understanding in Japan and the UK.

SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP I: A SENSE OF THE OTHER

Saturday 27 March. 9.30am/6.30pm – 12.30pm/9.30pm UK/Japan on Zoom
Convenor Chiyo Yoshii

Register via the registration link
Registration is open until 24th March. We will send the Zoom link for this event after registration.

Speakers/workshop facilitators include: Havi Carel, Keisuke Hagihara, Mikako Obika, Chiyo Yoshii, Jonathan Cole, Yasuhiko Murakami


SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP II: A SENSE OF MOVEMENT

Saturday 24 April 9.30am/5.30pm – 12.30pm/8.30pm UK/Japan on Zoom (link will be sent after  registration)
Convenor: Deborah Padfield

Register via the Eventbrite registration link.

Speakers/ workshop facilitators include: Jonathan Cole, Siobhan Davies, Giskin Day, Junko Kawakubo, Minae Inahara, Yasuhiko Murakami, Deborah Padfield, Sue Ridge, Anusha Subramanyam, He Xin

 

Further information

Two Cultures, Two Senses webpages.

In The hidden value of the arts in levelling up, In The hidden value of the arts in levelling up, Sarah Munro (Director, Baltic), Jo Townshend (Principal Partnerships Manager (Creative Sectors), UCL Innovation & Enterprise) Kieren Reed (Director, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL) and Audrey Tan (UCL Public Policy) reflect on the value of arts and culture and explore how we can leverage the opportunities within the creative industries to advance thinking on creative careers, place-based interventions and employment.

Sarah Munro (Director, Baltic), Jo Townshend (Principal Partnerships Manager (Creative Sectors), UCL Innovation & Enterprise) Kieren Reed (Director, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL) and Audrey Tan (UCL Public Policy) reflect on the value of arts and culture and explore how we can leverage the opportunities within the creative industries to advance thinking on creative careers, place-based interventions and employment. 

See the UCL Public Policy blog for the full article.

Slade 150 UCL logo

Slade 150 UCL logo

This autumn, the Slade will celebrate 150 years of fine art teaching and research with a varied programme of events which reflect on the past, showcase the present, and look ahead to the future.

This autumn, the Slade will celebrate 150 years of fine art teaching and research with a varied programme of events which reflect on the past, showcase the present, and look ahead to the future.

Celebratory events will range from a Slade 150 symposium series to exhibitions in the UCL Octagon Gallery and UCL Art Museum. A significant anniversary event will also take place towards the end of 2022. All events will seek to engage in critical conversations around access, inclusion and the future of the arts and higher education.

We look forward to involving the entire Slade community in this milestone year. Please follow #Slade150 to keep up to date with these events.

UCL East Provost's Art Prize

UCL East Provost's Art Prize

, 2020

Before stepping down as President & Provost of UCL, Professor Michael Arthur launched the new UCL East Provost Art Prize.

Before stepping down as President & Provost of UCL, Professor Michael Arthur launched the new UCL East Provost Art Prize. Until the opening of the new campus, the Prize will annually recognise the achievements of five graduates from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL who will each receive a £2,000 award. Their selected artwork will feature at UCL East, on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

The 2020 awardees are:

Full story on UCL East's website.

Colour and Poetry 2021

Colour and Poetry 2021

, Lisa Milroy

Thomas Jenkins

Colour & Poetry: A Symposium, a cross and interdisciplinary four-day event, and an exhibition Colour/Collage/Poetrytakes place online between 19 -22 March 2021. 

Colour & Poetry: A Symposium 19/20/21/22 March 2021 Slade School of Fine Art, UCL online event and exhibition: Colour/Collage/Poetry

Colour & Poetry: A Symposium, a cross and interdisciplinary four-day event held by the Slade in celebration of International Colour Day, World Poetry Day and World Pigment Day, takes place online between 19 -22 March 2021.

For more information see the Colour and Poetry Symposium 2021 webpage.

Watch Alvaro Barrington speak about his practice and experience studying as a graduate at the Slade with Students' Union UCL, for their Winter Arts Showcase, on YouTube: https://youtu.be/B1rijdE2bGo (Alvaro's interview is 44mins in).

Watch Alvaro Barrington speak about his practice and experience studying as a graduate at the Slade with Students Union UCL on YouTube: https://youtu.be/B1rijdE2bGo (Alvaro's interview is 44mins in).

Short Courses online

Short Courses online

, 2020

Our Short Course Programme is going online! Bookings are now open for Drawing on Tuesday evenings, starting in January, and two 4-week Saturday Drawing courses starting in January and February. For further details see our Short Courses page.

Our Short Course Programme is going online! Bookings are now open for Drawing on Tuesday evenings, starting in January, and two 4-week Saturday Drawing courses starting in January and February. For further details see our Short Courses page.