Slade School of Fine Art



Sophie Bouvier Ausländer

What is the particular status of the hand in world making? To what extent can analytic philosophy and phenomenology of perception clarify the image of the world epitomised through sculpture, its becoming, its recovering?

Sonia Bridge

This practice-related research is concerned with the shifts from Greenbergian abstraction and medium-specificity to the current 'post-medium condition' of art, and more specifically with questions in experimental animation of 'formal coherence' in light of the disputes over the ontological and categorical relevance of the medium...

Elisabeth S. Clark

My research seeks to further elucidate notions and questions circling the ‘event’ both in contemporary art practices and art writing. But what constitutes an artwork as event? And is the ‘event’ an act or trace or the inevitable dichotomy of the two?

Fiona Curran

Currently researching for a practice-related PhD that considers the role of fine art practices since the 1960s in relation to the environmental impact of new technologies...

Sarah Fortais

What is cool? The word denotes a certain socially desirable trait or characteristic that can apply to animate objects, like people or inanimate objects, like products.

Yva Jung

I was born in Seoul where everything changes so fast. Nothing waits to grow old or to become attached to the city. As I moved through four continents and the Arctic Circle, I made ephemeral art works.

Leah Lovett

My practice and thesis begin from an understanding of social structures as spatial and as performed.

Paul Magee

I love science. The big ideas, the big questions: time, space, consciousness, Grand Theories of This, That and The Other. Her scales and time-frames outstrip our capacity to experience her universe by orders of magnitude.

Ioana Marinescu

My work is based on stories about parts of cities annihilated by totalitarian interventions.

Onya McCausland

Turning Landscape into Colour is an investigation into the origins of earth pigments -  ‘ochres’ found in landscapes across the UK that considers their significance as contemporary cultural materials.

Florian Roithmayr

The intention of this project is to examine the theory of the distributed object.

Henrietta Simson

Single point perspective and photographic technologies of sight have been implicated in a dominating western way of seeing, referred to here as 'natural vision' for the past 500 years.

Kay Tabernacle

My research investigates different concepts of imagination in Hannah Höch's independent and collaborative work. I ask where Höch locates her understanding of imagination within different conceptual frameworks.

Patricia Townsend

I work with video, photography and installation and am interested in the interface between the external world and the internal world of the imagination.

Graduate Research 2014, Drawing, Colour, Projection, Body

The research themes for the Graduate Research Weeks involve basic notions that continually inform the activity of art-making, and hence are key to the development of artistic research. The research themes this academic year were: Drawing, Colour, Projection and Body.

Graduate Research 2014, Difference or Sociality

Difference or Sociality was a student-led research project centred around the text ‘Difference or Sociality’ by Scott Lash, written in 1996 for symposium at the Jan Van Eyck Academie called ‘Towards a theory of the image’.

Graduate Research 2013

The research themes for the Graduate Research Weeks involve basic notions that continually inform the activity of art-making, and hence are key to the development of artistic research. The research themes this academic year were: Drawing, Colour, Big and Body.

Pain: Speaking the Threshold

This is an interdisciplinary project between the Slade School of Fine Art and UCLH to further research the value of visual images in the diagnosis and management of chronic pain.

Bronze Lab 2013

The 'Bronze Lab' is a research project that will take place in the Slade Workshop during the Research and Development week 11-17 February 2013.
For this research event, 14 Slade students have been selected to participate in the bronze pour.

Graduate Research 2012

The Graduate Research Weeks' research themes involve basic notions that continually inform the activity of art-making, and hence are key to the development of artistic research. The research themes this academic year: Colour, Material, Body, Extra-Large, Light and Shadow.

Laura Cinti

Laura Cinti is a practicing artist working within the intersections of art, biology and nanotechnology.

Raimi Gbadamosi

The inter-relationship between race, power and language has been chronicled in various forms.

Mikhail Karikis

Mikhail Karikis' doctoral research was a methodological experiment, which employed academic writing, music composition and art practice to explore notions of the 'self' through the study of voice and sound.

Tim Long

My thesis examines work by Antonin Artaud, Henry Darger, Marcel Duchamp, and Pablo Picasso, with the intention of subjecting specific works by these artists to critical tests employing the idea proposed by Antonin Artaud's subjectile, that is a paradoxical fusion of both subject and object.

Eleanor Morgan

I create videos, sculptures and drawings that explore physical and mythical entanglements between humans and animals.

Deborah Padfield

Can photographs of pain mediate the space between patient and clinician to facilitate improved communication and rapport in facial pain consultations? Can an exploration of facial pain inform our understanding of portraiture and vice versa?

Theresia Peng

The aim of Theresia Peng's PhD was to investigate questions concerning the cross-cultural analysis and utility of images in Tibetan Tantric Buddhist art, as opposed to political conflicts that often arise in the media now.

Kai Syng Tan

Kai Syng Tan's practice-related Fine Art thesis performs a discourse of ‘trans-running’ – running physically and poetically, and running as both subject and approach – as a playful methodology to transform our world today.

Aura Satz

This research project examined the concept of mediated presence through the perception of inanimate images coming to life, and the converse experience of human actors becoming inanimate images, whilst interrogating how this might articulate, substantiate or defy belief.

Elly Thomas

In this practice-related study I use a range of play theory to examine the creative processes behind the work of Eduardo Paolozzi, Philip Guston and Tony Oursler.

Making Space

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

Notations 2008

To mark the 40th anniversary of John Cage's seminal publication Notations (Something Else Press, 1968-9) Notations 2008 presented a range of investigations into what notation is - and can be.

Postgraduate Research 2011

The aim was to present research themes, which could be productively explored in the space; basic notions which continually inform the production of art, and hence are key to the development of artistic research: Weight, Water, Touch, Body, Land, Air.

The View From Here

Working with the Slade School of Fine Art, four artists – in China, Uganda, Israel and Australia –each filmed a 12 minute video in a locale connected to their work, under the title The View From Here.

The Voice and Nothing More

The Voice and Nothing More (vanm), curated by Sam Belinfante and Neil Luck, is a week-long festival exploring the voice as both medium and subject matter in contemporary arts practices.

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