Congratulations to the students who have been awarded as follows:
Boise Scholarship: Chantal Goulder and George Richardson
Dolbey Scholarship: Enzo Vieira Medeiros
Jeanne Szego Scholarship: Bowen Zhang
Painter Stainers: Beth McAlester
Almacantar Studio Award: Lydia Merrett (Studio Prize) and Rosie Kennedy (Runner up prize)
Adrian Carruthers Award: Sam Meredith
Cass Art: Alessia Marullo
Kenneth Armitage: Elinor Haynes
The Olive: Antonia Holguin Caicedo
Bartolomeu Dos Santos: Raphaella Pester
Max Werner Drawing Prize: Jack Kinsman
Michael Farrell: Scarlet Griffiths
Current MFA student Joe Moss and alumni Cai Arfon Bellis, Ranny Macdonald, Jil Mandeng, Joe Moss, James Dearlove and Korallia Stergides have been selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2023.
The exhibition will launch at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, from 30 September to 16 December 2023 before travelling to the Camden Art Centre, London, from 19 January to 31 March 2024.
Details of artists can be found on the New Contemporaries website.
Alumna Elora Kadir is showing in Time, Labour, Process, an exhibition of works by Acme’s Alternative Pathway Awards recipients, celebrating their shared experiences and individual practices. A Genesis Kickstart Fund project, supported by the Genesis Foundation, the awards provided space, time, and support for recipients of the award to work on their practices, culminating in this exhibition. The show takes place at Unit 1 Gallery, 1 Bard Road, London W10 6TP, from 16 - 24 June 2023.Spanning moving image, installation, and pencil drawings, the works address themes of labour, uprising, bureaucracy, violence, and migration.Free, reserve your ticket on: https://artsvp.com/6350a4
Congratulations to alumnus Clotilde Jiménez, who has been invited to take part in the Paris 2024 Artistic Poster programme, part of the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad. Each artist was tasked with creating two posters: one representing the Olympics Games Paris 2024 and one representing the Paralympic Games Paris 2024.
He writes: "My job as an artist is to represent and document the world that I exist in and I want these artworks to reflect the Paris that I know and that reflects the Olympic Ideals of excellence, friendship, and respect.
It's an immense honour to be a part of the time-honoured tradition of crafting these iconic posters. Here's to the world uniting in the spirit of sport, breaking down barriers and celebrating the power of unity—Let the games begin! "
Read more about the project on the International Olympic Committee News website.
Jake Elwes' large multi-channel commission for the V&A, The Zizi Show - A Deepfake Drag Cabaret, is presented in the first room as part of the launch of the new Photography Centre at the V&A, South Kensington. Opening 25 May 2023 – 20 April 2024.
The Zizi Show is a deepfake drag cabaret that explores the ethical problems which exist in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
See the V&A website for more information.
We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Vivan Sundaram, who studied at the Slade from 1966 - 1968. Our thoughts and condolences to his family and friends. Read an appreciation of his life in Art News.
We were very sorry to hear the sad news about Phyllida Barlow.
As well as being a brilliant artist, Phyllida was a much loved part of the Slade community, having been a student (1963 - 1966) and a tutor until 2009. She was a generous friend and colleague, and a great supporter of the Slade. She will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and condolences to her family and friends.
Read the UCL News article: Tributes paid to sculptor and art educator Dame Phyllida Barlow
Image: Phyllida Barlow, with Dog Door print (2013), film still, Slade Print Studio, 2013
Onya McCausland is showing in Art + Social: Deep Horizons presented by the Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) and the Roberts Institute of Art, 10 March - 18 June 2023.
Bringing work together from the Middlesbrough Collection and the Roberts Institute of Art, the exhibition starts with the topic of excavation to present sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, ceramics, photography and moving image from the last 90 years. The show also includes work by alumni Paula Rego and John Stezaker.
Congratulations to alumna Bhajan Hunjan, who has been shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2022-24. The winner will be announced on 28 March 2023 at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.
The Max Mara Art Prize for Women, in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery is a biannual award established in 2005. It is the only visual art prize of its kind and aims to promote and support artists identifying as women based in the UK, enabling them to develop their potential with the gift of time and space. The winner is awarded a six-month Italian residency tailored to fit the artist and their winning proposal for the Prize. During the residency, which is organised by Collezione Maramotti, the artist has the opportunity to realise an ambitious new project which is presented in major solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, UK and at Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Read more on the Whitechapel Gallery website.
Photo of Bhajan Hunjan: Bruno Cattani Photography. Courtesy Collezione Maramotti.
We were very sad to hear of the passing of Stanley Jones, who was a student at the Slade from 1954 to 1956 and later a tutor in printmaking from 1958 to 1998. Our thoughts and condolences to his family and friends.
The first volume of holt, a peer reviewed journal and a meeting place for sharing artistic and practice-led research, a space for generating conversations, and supporting the transition between making and disseminating, is now online. The journal was co-founded by Slade alumnae (PhD) Dana Ariel, Sarah Fortais & Dawn Gaietto.
The papers included in this issue focus on the exploration and development of diverse creative arts research methodologies. In this publication they aim to share not only the outcomes of artistic research but the processes, reflections and methodologies through which these outcomes emerged.
Please visit the holt journal website to view the full issue.
Alum Jos Nyreen is showing with Patrick H Jones and Minami Kobayashi at Dinner Party Gallery, 70 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5QA. The show is curated by Lucas Dillon. The opening is Thursday 15 December 2023, 6-9pm.The show is open until the 21st of January 2023.
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is showing in Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley & Josèfa Ntjam at FACT Liverpool, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ, from 2 December 2022 - 9 April 2023.
This exhibition will be the final instalment of Radical Ancestry, FACT’s year-long exploration into the sense of belonging. This programme of exhibitions, projects, residencies and events look at how history, geography, biology and culture shape our ancestral history and question how technology can help us to explore new ways of thinking and experimenting with who we are.
To mark Lucian Freud's centenary, The National Gallery invited Slade students Mark (Joohyuk) Lee, Netanya Schwab-Matalon and Hannah Uzor to give their perspectives on Freud and his work. Watch the New Perspectives film on The National Gallery website.
Alumna Abi Ola's wallpaper “Cray and Indigo” has been installed in UCL’s new east London site, UCL East, Pool Street.The design, inspired by William Morris wallpaper designs and African textiles, was commissioned by Professor Paola Lettieri, Pro-Provost UCL East.
Photo credit: UCL, Richard Stonehouse
We are sad to hear of the passing of alumnus Stuart Cameron, who studied at the Slade between 1970-1974. There will be two celebrations of his life in London on 12 November and Cardif, 27 January 2023. For details, please contact Sarah Wyld.