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Word As Art exhibition

9 November 2021

UCL Special Collections new online exhibition, Word as Art: Beauty in the Margins, is now open.

Exhibition poster titled Learning in the Primary School

Writing is an essential part of everyday communication yet every time we put words down on a page, or type them on a screen, we are creating a piece of art unique to us.

Word as Art: Beauty in the Margins explores the permeable borders between art and writing in a rich variety of formats that celebrate the way in which we have embellished the word. It is inspired by the Slade 150 anniversary this year, and curated in partnership with students of the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL.

The online exhibition includes three pieces of student art alongside items from UCL Special Collections. A physical presence for the exhibition will be located in the Main Library from December 2021-July 2022.