Slade School of Fine Art



At the Slade School of Fine Art we approach the practice of contemporary art and the history and theories that inform it in an experimental, research-oriented and imaginative way. An art school with a world leading reputation, the Slade makes a significant contribution to the field of contemporary art both nationally and internationally.

The Slade has a lively and dynamic studio-led research culture. All studio staff are practising artists with significant exhibition profiles, actively involved in research as well as teaching. >>>

Methods Room- Materials Project


We are a world leading university department for research in Fine Art. All studio staff are practising artists and actively involved in research as well as teaching.

Jon Thomson, Thomson and Craighead, London Wall, 2010 Site-specific installation


Our staff and students are lively and engaged with a wide range of initiatives nationally and internationally, and you may have heard of a number of our alumni.

1-day Sculpture Park at the UCL Mullard Space Laboratory, 2015


Slade students and staff initiate and engage in a wide range of events.

Ian Chan, Leaves, 2009, UCL Library. Photo Susan Collins


The Slade's foundation in 1871 was the result of a bequest from Felix Slade who envisaged a school where fine art would be studied within a liberal arts university.

News From Alumni

Hepworth Prize 2018

Mona Hatoum has been shortlisted for the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2018. The finalists will present their work in an exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield from the 26 October 2018 ...


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