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Apply for a Fundació Miró Mallorca grant of €3000, to cover travel expenses and accommodation for a residency at the Slade.

The award provides the use of studio space for one person for a maximum of one month and agreed access to the university’s print workshops and other academic activities programmed during the academic year.

To apply see: the Fundació Miró Mallorca website and complete the registration and application form.

Deadline 1 August 2022

Animula Series

Animula Series

, Hannah Morgan, 2022, hand carved alabaster, sgraffito acrylic, hand cold bent ground steel, vortex pewter cast fragments, ceramic ears. Sound work in collaboration with Rosa Slade

photo: Thomas Jenkins

Congratulations to Hannah Morgan, recipent of the the Adrian Carruthers Award 2022/23⁠.The Adrian Carruthers Award is a partnership between Acme and the Slade, generously supported by the Adrian Carruthers Memorial Fund. This award was instigated by Adrian Carruthers’ family with the goal of providing a bridge between college and professional practice for MFA graduates from Slade School of Fine Art. The award includes a bursary, rent-free studio space and mentoring programme tailored specifically to the graduate’s practice.

Hannah was selected from a shortlist of artists by a panel including independent cultural producer and commissioner Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf.

Hannah Morgan's work consists of sculptural installation. Her degree show presentation Animula is a series of propositions, drawing on geographic entanglement of matter and organisms, emergence and decay, of a cave site in the Moray Firth, Scotland. Text written in the back of the cave feeds the structures and forms. Navigating in-between spaces, volatile timelines, and questioning material contamination in relationship to the strata.⁠

If you are interested in studying for an undergraduate degree in fine art at the Slade, sign up for one of our Q&A open days in July. For more information see the Undergraduate Open Days website .

*Please note: the Slade building is closed for repairs from 1 July 2022.

Holly Hendry is the first speaker for The Matter Talks: Material in Focus for the London Sculpture Workshop. Watch the video on the London Sculpture Workshop Instagram

‘The Matter Talks’ are presented by artists/makers and focus on their material inspirations - each sharing their personal yet differing material approaches to making, offering a unique insight to artistic processes that underpin the very act of making. A new video will be released each Wednesday at 12noon and an accompanying Q&A will be released the following day. ate three hundred devils ate three hundred devils

, Katarzyna Depta-Garapich, 2022

©the artist

Katarzyna Depta-Garapich is showing ate three hundred devils, a two-person show at Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, Tatra Museum, Zakopane, Poland. The work forms part of her PhD research and the project was supported by Malcolm Hughes and Jean Spencer Memorial Bursaries. See the Tatra Museum website for information about the show.

We were very sad to hear of the death of Slade alumna Dame Paula Rego at the age of 87. We would like to express our sincere condolences to her family.

Paula Rego was born in Lisbon in 1935 and studied at the Slade between 1952 and 1956.

See The Guardian, 8 June 2022 for an appreciation of her life.

Remembering a Brave New World

Remembering a Brave New World

, Chila Kumari Burman, 2020


Congratulations to alumna Chila Kumari Singh Burman who has been awarded a MBE in the Queen’s Jubilee birthday honours for services to the arts, and her seminal installation 'remembering a brave new world' which lit up London during the pandemic.

Slade 150 documentary trailer

, directed and produced by Kate Stonehill & Justin Hardy, 2021, film
Transcript (Word doc.)

Slade@150 commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL.

The film has been commissioned by Professor Stella Bruzzi as dean of the arts and humanities, to celebrate the Slade past, present and future. Stella hired two UCL academic-filmmakers, award-winners, Kate Stonehill and Justin Hardy, to co-direct a filmic piece that ranges from 19871 to the present day, from the arrival of women students, the growth of transnationalism in the mid 20th century, and the current crises of brilliance that include graduating during the pandemic.

The film is told as a visual poem, in six distinct verses, to underline that this is a single version of the story, not the definitive alternative. A central theme is that while there are a number of world famous alumni/ae, such as Paula Rego and Antony Gormley, going back in time to Stanley Spencer and Gwen John, the Slade is proud of its entire community that has each contributed to the collective, as teachers, curators, practitioners, inside and outside the world of art.

Film running time 1 hour.

Bloomsbury Theatre
6 - 7pm
Wednesday 8 June 2022
Tickets are free, book via the Bloomsbury Theatre



, Jocelyn McGregor, 2022

Sculpture in the City Aldgate Square Commission, May 2022 - spring 2023

Alumna Jocelyn McGregor's first public sculpture, 'Earthing', has just been unveiled as part of Sculpture in the City: Aldgate Square Commission, part of Sculpture in the City 11th Edition.

Earthing will be on display until spring 2023 and will join the rest of the 11th edition sculpture trail launching on 21 June 2022. See the Sculpture in the City website for more information.

Maya Simms with BAFTA installation

Maya Simms with BAFTA installation

, 2022

Photo credit: BAFTA/Hannah Taylor

Congratulations to 2nd year undergraduate student Maya Simms who designed a bespoke art installation for BAFTA unveiled at an event on 18 May 2022 to thank the donors who supported the redevelopment of BAFTA 195 Piccadilly.

The installation will be permanently displayed in 195 Piccadilly and features the names of those who supported the arts charity’s redevelopment project.

195 Piccadilly will allow BAFTA to dramatically expand its learning and new talent development programme

Barbara Broccoli CBE, Martin Freeman, Joanna Scanlon, Susan Wokoma, Gemma Whelan, Kit Connor, Will Gao, Luke Thompson, Dexter Fletcher and Sandy Powell OBE were among the guests at the event.

Maya Simms, Student at the Slade School of Fine Art said: “I wanted to create a piece of artwork that would reflect the diversity of the people coming into the BAFTA headquarters, framed and divided, as if an Art Deco style stained-glass window, into abstract representations of diverse faces. Thus, reflecting the visitors within the fabric of the BAFTA building, as well as framing them within the whole context of the act of encouraging diversity.

I wanted the donors’ names to be distributed around the artwork, surrounding and radiating from the central design. Their names, etched onto mirrored shards, encompass the design and reflect the viewer, as the donors are instrumental to the redevelopment of 195 Piccadilly.

For a young artist, an opportunity like this is undeniably momentous. The prospect of an enriching experience in the professional creative field, the exposure of my work to such a large audience and the artistic freedom presented in the competition, excited me greatly.”

Related link:

BAFTA unveils bespoke art installation at event to thank donors who supported the redevelopment of BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

Freelands Painting Prize - Okiki Akinfe 2022 winner

Freelands Painting Prize - Okiki Akinfe 2022 winner

Congratulations to final year BA student Okiki Akinfe, one of the winners of the Freelands Painting Prize 2022.

The group of winning artists will participate in an exhibition at Freelands Foundation’s  gallery in London this autumn. For more information see the Freelands Foundation website

REF 2021, slideshow of staff research

, 2022

©the artists, Slade School of Fine Art

We are pleased to announce that 94% of our individual research outputs were recognised as ‘world leading’ (55%) and ‘internationally excellent’ (39%) in REF 2021. Overall our research culture was judged to be 88% ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’.

Our portfolio comprised submissions from 33 staff members and outputs including exhibitions, artefacts, books, articles, performance and public artworks. We presented three impact case studies, which demonstrate the range and impact of our research.

Kieren Reed, Director said:

“We are delighted that our practice-based research and research environment have been recognised as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ in the field of Fine Art. This marks the Slade’s significance in this field of practice and reflects the hard work and efforts of all our staff, who have worked together to create a vibrant and innovative research community.”

Related links

UCL REF website
UCL Arts and Humanities REF2021 website
Lisa Milroy: Hands On Art Workshops for students in Kakuma Refugee Camp Impact Case Study
Onya McCausland: Transforming the cultural and economic value of mine water treatment site Impact Case Study
Susan Collins video
Slade Research

Michael Armitage has been chosen to design a new £1 coin which will enter circulation next year. The new design for the reverse or “tails” side of the coin will mark its 40th anniversary. See The Independent article, 10 May 2022.