Duet: 5th Annual Slade/UCL Art Museum Collaboration

  • 7 May - 6 June 2013

Image by Patrick White

Duet began with a challenge to all current students at the Slade to develop their own practices while taking the time to consider and appreciate what has gone before. Over one term students were given special access to thousands of remarkable and historically important artworks from the Museum’s collections. Their in-depth research led to the discovery of a number of hidden treasures that they produced a response to: William Hogarth’s Industry and Idleness series; Eduardo Paollozzi’s collages from the Bunk! series; a Gwen John watercolour, painted when she was a Slade student; plaster phrenological heads; Japanese woodblock prints; printing tools and much more.

Duet marks the fifth annual collaboration between the Slade School of Fine Art and UCL Art Museum. Previous collaborations include Sequel (2009), Transfer (2010), Moreover (2011) and Vincula (2012).

Slade artists are: Dana Ariel, Sheenagh B. Geoghegan, Andrew Gomez, Lauren Keeley, Jumpei Kinoshita, Jonathan Kipps, Mollie King, Siân Landau, Julia McKinlay, Eleanor Morgan, Marianna Simnett, Georgina Tate, Danielle Tay, Eunice Tsang, Milou van der Maaden, Patrick White, Tom Worsfold.

For further documentation on the work Printers' Symphony, which you can experience in the Duet exhibition, visit the artists' website at http://printerssymphony.tumblr.com/