Congratulations to alumna Veronica Ryan, who has won the Turner Prize. The exhibition of this year's nominees is showing at Tate Liverpool from 20 October 2022 to 19 March 2023.
Photo ©Brian Roberts
The Slade School of Fine Art is happy to present documentary footage of the 2022 Summer Shows shot by Slade students on the school’s 16mm Bolex cameras. Funded by UCL Alumni Engagement, the project - led by BA (sculpture) student Niki Kohandel and facilitated by Film & Media Technician Andrew Northrop and Slade Deputy Director (Projects) Jo Volley - sought to give students an opportunity to experience 16mm filmmaking without the barrier of cost.
Polly Townsend has been selected by Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute to be their Artist-in-residence in Antarctica. She will be travelling with the Royal Navy on board HMS Protector in January 2023.
Many congratulations to Sandra Smith, Lea Collet and Becky Loweth have been nominated for this year's UCL Widening Participation Community of Practice Awards. This small team facilitate some amazing work on behalf of the Slade, opening access for learners who are under-represented in higher education.
Read about some of these projects on the Widening Participation page of our website.
Image: UCL East Saturday Club (Free weekly art and design workshops is for Years 9,10 and 11 living and/or attending school in the London boroughs of Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.)
Dryden Goodwin’s Breathe: 2022, 1300 new drawings of six Lewisham residents and clean air activists, will be animated in a large-scale public projection on the heavily polluted South Circular Road, on the side of the Old Town Hall, Catford, from 30 November - 18 December 2022.
A video of the animation is on Vimeo.
We are delighted to run our Open Studios on 14 December.
The tours of the building, lasting approximately one hour, will cover the basement, ground floor and first floor studios at the Slade. Tours start from the main entrance. Places are limited, reserve via Eventbrite.
A short film of Hiroko Imada, showing the process of colour printing, was created for the multimedia guide for ‘Japan: Courts and Culture’ exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery. The video can be viewed on her Instagram account. The exhibition runs from 8 April 2022 to 26 February 2023 at the Miller Learning Room, The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
Winston Branch: Jasmines blowing in the wind, is showing at Simon Lee Gallery, 12 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DT is showing from 22 November 2022 - 14 January 2023. See the Simon Lee Gallery website for further details.
Winston Branch and curator Rianna Jade Parker will be in conversation at the gallery on Tuesday 6 December at 18.30. Tickets via Eventbrite.
Image: Winston Branch, Dancing in the Silent Blue, 1982, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 245 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery.
Congratulations to alumna Lyndsey Gilmour who was awarded the Lyon and Turnbull Award for Painting at the Royal Scottish Academy 196th Annual Exhibition for her diptych painting "First Floor Left", 2022. The work was displayed at the Royal Scottish Academy 196th Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh, from 23 April - 12 June 2022, which can still be viewed on the online archive via the RSA website.
Lisa Milroy is showing in Stage Effects at Kate MacGarry, 27 Old Nichol Street, London E2 7HR, from 11 November - 17 December 2022. See the Kate MacGarry website for further details and opening hours.
Lara Smithson is showing in the Brewers Towner International at Towner Eastbourne, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ, from 15 October 2022 to 22 January 2023. See the Towner Gallery website for details.
Congratulations to MA alumni Adam Boyd and Andras Nagy Sandor, and current graduate painting student Ross Head who have been shortlisted for Studio West's NOW Introducing Prize 2022. The exhibition opens on 11 November from 6pm at Studio West Gallery, 216 Kensington Park Road, London W11. The show will continue until 10 December 2022.
Interested in studying for an undergraduate degree in fine art? Join us on Tuesday 15 November 2022, 2:00 - 3:00pm, for an in person question and answer session with Slade tutors and students. Places are limited, reserve via Eventbrite.
The event will take place at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.
Slade Graduate Programme Q&A online: Wednesday 7 December 2022 . We have two sessions, 10-11am and 4-5pm (GMT). This live online Q&A event is an opportunity to ask a panel of Slade graduate tutors and students about our MA/MFA programme. See our MA/MFA degree page for more information.
Onya McCausland is showing in Expanding Landscapes: Painting After Land Art, curated by Rebecca Partridge and Joy Sleeman at Hestercombe Gallery, from 12 November 2022 - 26 February 2023. The show also includes work by alumni Jessica Warboys and Damian Taylor. See the Hestercombe Gallery website for details.
Expanding Landscapes: Painting After Land Art brings together historical works by artists associated with Land Art, with contemporary artists who engage directly with landscape through the language of painting.McCausland, Rebecca Partridge, Damian Taylor, Fred Sorrell and Jessica Warboys. Prints from Ingrid Pollard’s Landscape Trauma series mediate between the contemporary and historical aspects of the exhibition. The exhibition explores the romantic motifs of earth, sea and sky through a variety of materials and processes, including the physical experience of landscape as a creative act in itself. Sharing a concern for the vulnerability of nature and the importance of our attention to it, for materiality and the record of time, for all these artists and their predecessors the experience of being in the landscape is at the heart of the work.Works by artists associated with Land Art including Nancy Holt, Andy Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson, Richard Long, Michelle Stuart, Roger Ackling and Marie Yates, are on show alongside contemporary works by painters Hannah Brown, Sam Douglas, Onya
Małgorzata Dawidek is showing in "spaces of (dis)connection", at Art27 Gallery, 40-42 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP until 8 November 2022.
The exhibition follows a pioneering project conducted by researchers from the University of Glasgow, Middlesex University London, and the University of Sheffield to investigate how the pandemic has affected the everyday lives of Polish key workers in the UK. This show combines newly commissioned photographic work by Małgorzata Dawidek, Paulina Korobkiewicz, and Sylwia Kowalczyk alongside anonymous testimonies given by Polish essential workers across the UK.
See the Art27 Gallery website for further details.
Image: Małgorzata Dawidek, Zone Out, 2022
Alumna Mairéad McClean has a solo show, Mairéad McClean: Here, at Belfast Exposed Gallery, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FF, until 23 December 2022. The exhibition is part of The Belfast International Arts Festival. See the Belfast Exposed Gallery website for details.
We are delighted to welcome two artists from Karmabank who will be taking part in our Saturday 8-week drawing course, starting tomorrow. This is our first short course taught “in-person” at the Slade, Gower Street site since Covid-19.
"KarmaBank, a London-based creative social impact project developer, makes sustainable change with the help of influential organisations such as the French Institute, London Youth Choirs, Opera Holland Park, Calm, and the Slade School of Fine Art. This year Karmabank focused on easing the cost-of-living crisis through community kitchens and foodbanks in West London and Hastings, and on supporting educational opportunities for women and girls seeking refuge in the UK. Karmabank developed the RAW (Refugee Art Works) collective after realising the devastating impact of displacement on female artists who flee war, climate disasters, gender and identity discrimination, leaving their tools, networks, studios and buyers behind. Through RAW, Karmabank micro-finances seed funding for materials and exhibition support, and, thanks to generous partners such as the Slade, opens doors to rebuild women’s lives through new opportunities." Andrew Standen Raz, Karmabank