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.
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.
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.
As part of the Slade 150 anniversary, the UCL Art Museum hosts the exhibition Testing Ground.
Emerging technologies and Art: Roundtable will explore how artist have incorporated new technologies in their art practice and how they critically assessed the benefits, ethics and consequences of incorporating these technologies in their art.
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.