Slade School of Fine Art


Slade students and staff initiate and engage in a wide range of events and projects. Some of these are hosted by the Slade such as the annual Degree Shows and Graduate Interim Show, while other events include an annual collaborative exhibition with UCL Art Museum. Student commissions and competitions happen regularly including, in 2013, a permanent commission for the UCL Grant Museum entrance and the Provost’s Portrait Award. Documentation of all these activities, including a number of offsite projects, performances and a calendar can be found on these pages along with details of our Contemporary Art Lecture series and other events.

Many events take place at Slade Research Centre some of which will be documented on our Research pages.

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Slade 150

4 October 2021 - July 2022

This autumn, the Slade will celebrate 150 years of fine art teaching and research with a varied programme of events that reflect on the past, showcase the present, and look ahead to the future.

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Contemporary Art Lectures

2021 - 2022

Contemporary Art Lectures will be online live via Zoom. Lectures begin at 5pm and links to the lectures are usually released one week before the event.

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Testing Ground

29 September 2021 - 10 June 2022

As part of the Slade 150 anniversary, the UCL Art Museum hosts the exhibition Testing Ground.

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Global Photographies

Spring 2020

Global Photographies was founded in spring 2020, in the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. It recognised an opportunity: teaching online allowed photographers, students, writers curators and academics to connect and collaborate across borders.