What's on at UCL Art Museum

UCL Art Museum Film Club: Mr Turner

UCL Art Museum Film Club: Mr Turner

Date: 11 May | Time: 6.30 - 9.30pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Uinversity College London, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: All ages

Join UCL Art Museum Film Club for a screening of the award-winning film Mr Turner, directed by Mike Leigh. The event starts with an introduction to the UCL Art Museum and a viewing of a selection of its Turner holdings. A glass of wine and popcorn will be provided.

To book please go to http://uclartmuseumfilmclubmrturner.eventbrite.co.uk

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Re-Launch in conversation - Nadine Mahoney

Re-Launch in conversation - Nadine Mahoney

Date: 12 May | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free, drop in | Age group: All

Re-Launch artist and Slade alumna Nadine Mahoney discusses her practice and collaborations with UCL Art Museum. Both during her masters at the Slade and post graduation the collection has been a rich source of inspiration for her. After graduating Nadine embarked on a research residency with the museum. She will be discussing the impact of her research and the role of the figure as a muse.

The painting was inspired by the small, intimate drawing by Wenceslaus Hollar titled Portrait Study of a Little Girl, Seated (1635). Captivated by the young girl’s stare, Mahoney was reminded of her own experience of being a young girl, and the resulting piece examines a juxtaposition of emotions including excitement, anticipation and apprehension. Mahoney’s work is grounded in the framework of portraiture, but rather than portraying a person, her work describes an emotion or state of mind. Straddling the boundaries between abstraction and figuration, she explores the strength and fragility of the human form


Free, drop in

For more information about Re-Launch, please go to www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/uclart/visit/exhibitions/Re-Launch

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

A UCL Museums Murder Mystery

A UCL Museums Murder Mystery

Date: 15th May | Time: 6.30pm to 9pm | Location: Starts in Cruciform Lecture Theatre, Cruciform building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

Back by popular demand is Museum Murder Mystery. Join UCL Museums for an evening of dark noir, intrigue and subterfuge for Museums at Night. Are you a Sherlock or a Sarah Lund or a Jessica Fletcher or a Poirot or even a Cagney and Lacey? We need your help to discover the murderer in our cast of characters, solve the clues across the Museum to crack the UCL Museums murder mystery. Team of up to four with prizes to be won for the team who can solve the case as well as for best dressed detectives on the night.

This event is part of Museums at Night.

This event is free but booking essential uclmuseums.eventbrite.co.uk

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

Connect10 Museums at Night - vote now!

Connect10 Museums at Night - vote now!

Date: 1 - 16 May | Time: | Location: | Price: | Age group:

Vote for UCL Museums and Collections to work with artist Pure Evil to bring a Museums At Night street art spectacular to Stratford in October. To vote please go to http://bit.ly/connectpureevil and click on UCL Museums and Collections to win. To find out more about this exciting project go to the UCL Museums blog.
Pure Evil Gallery

Collecting the Emerging

Collecting the Emerging

Date: 22 and 23 May | Time: Fri 22 May 12.30-9.00pm, Sat 23 May 12.30-6.00pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, Wilkins Building, South Cloisters, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: £5 booking fee | Age group: Any

Collecting the Emerging is a two day symposium with academics, curators, collectors and artists to examine issues around collecting new and experimental art. With ever increasing interest in and opportunities for artists in the early stages of their careers, this event will investigate what the term 'emerging' means in relationship to contemporary art and its wider historical context. Discussions will cover economic and aesthetic value in the emerging art market; explore emerging practice and its relationship to historical narratives, archives and taxonomies; and consider how the current enthusiasm for collecting contemporary art impacts on practices that are still at a formative stage.

Speakers include: Louisa Buck (independent critic and Art Correspondent, The Art Newspaper), JJ Charlesworth (freelance critic and Associate Editor, ArtReview), Kirsty Ogg (Director, Bloomberg New Contemporaries and Lecturer, Goldsmiths College) and Dr Timotheus Vermeulen (Assistant Professor in Cultural Theory, Radboud University Nijmegen and Co-founding Editor, Notes on Metamodernism) among others.

This event is a partnership between UCL Art Museum and Zabludowicz Collection. It accompanies Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, an exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Zabludowicz Collection which includes significant and rarely seen works by over 30 leading artists, and Re-Launch, a show that marks the reopening of UCL’s Art Museum’s main space after a programme of improvements. This presents a selection of existing, newly commissioned and site specific artworks in collaboration with Slade artists created in response to the collections and the theme of re-launch.

There is a £5 booking fee.

To book please go to collectingtheemerging.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information please go to www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/uclart/whats-on/collecting-the-emerging

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Re-Launch in conversation – Janne Malmros

Re-Launch in conversation – Janne Malmros

Date: 4 June | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free, drop-in. | Age group: All

Re-Launch artist and Slade alumna Janne Malmros leads us in a hunt in UCL Art Museum. The process of finding and amassing images from the collection highlights ways in which she’s worked with the museum and other collections to unearth and layer elements of other works of art into a new creation.

Free, drop in.

For more information about Re-Launch please go to www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/uclart/visit/exhibitions/Re-Launch

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk