Duet is the fifth annual collaboration between the Slade School of Fine Art and UCL Art Museum.
It 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. Students were given special access to the artworks from UCL Art Museum's collection over one term. The works they responded to included 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 and printing tools, illustrating the breadth and range of UCL Art Museum's collection.
The participating 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.
There is documentation on the work of the Printers' Symphony, which was created for the Duet exhibition on the artists' website: http://printerssymphony.tumblr.com.
The exhibition is showing at UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, University College London, London WC1E 6BT from 7 May - 6 June 2013.
There is a talk, Slade Collaboration in Conversation: Material, Making, Interpretation and Transcription through Drawing, where Andy Gomez, Duet artist, is in conversation with his tutor and artist Jo Volley on Tuesday 28 May, 1 - 2pm. See www.ucl.ac.uk/museums.
For further information about UCL Art Museum see: www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/uclart.