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.


Townsend Lecture 2021 - Zineb Sedira

8 December 2021

The Slade School of Fine Art is delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed artist and Slade alumna Zineb Sedira to give the next William Townsend Memorial Lecture on Wednesday 8 December. The event is free, reserve your place via Eventbrite

Testing Ground Poster

Testing Ground

29 September 2021 - 10 June 2022

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

Contemporary Art Lecture poster

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.

Slade 150: Past, Present, Future

Slade 150: Past, Present, Futrue

22 November 2021 - 31 August 2022

This snapshot exhibition is artist-led, with Slade students reflecting on how their art school’s past and its present could inform its future.