A project exploring artistic process organized by Patricia Townsend and the Slade PhD students.

A project exploring artistic process organized by Patricia Townsend and the Slade School of Fine Art PhD students.

Exhibition and Related Events

The Making Space exhibition took place at Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, and was open to the public from 20th-25th February 2012. Participating artists were:

John Aiken, Ed Allington, Sian Bonnell, Sonia Bridge, David Burrows, Fiona Curran, Michael Delacruz, Susan Derges, Simon Faithfull, Gina Glover, Judith Goddard, Dryden Goodwin, David Johnson, Sharon Kivland, Laura Kuch, Leah Lovett, Laura Malacart, George Meyrick, Russell Mills, Lisa Milroy, Eleanor Morgan, Aaron Murphy, Hayley Newman, Deborah Padfield, Jayne Parker, Sarah Pickering, Liz Rideal, Nina Rodin, Henrietta Simson, Kai Syng Tan, Kay Tabernacle, Johan Thom, Elly Thomas, Thomson and Craighead, Patricia Townsend, Jo Volley, Veronica Vossen.

The theme of the exhibition was artistic process and prior to the exhibition 26 of the participating artists were interviewed about their process. These interviews were conducted by Patricia Townsend and audio recordings were included in the exhibition in a sound installation.

In the week prior to the exhibition, some of the Woburn galleries were used as studio spaces by Slade PhD students. This enabled both the production of new works and experimentation with alternative ways of installing new and existing pieces.

The exhibition attracted approximately 1000 visitors, including groups of students from adult education colleges who were offered guided tours as part of a public engagement programme.