Slade School of Fine Art

UCL

Ongoing Projects


Print Pals: Then and Now

Print Pals: Then and Now

– ongoing

In early 2021 at the height of the pandemic, the Printmaking Areas at the Slade and the National College of the Arts (NCA), Lahore invited students from across both schools to apply to take part in a unique (lockdown) print collaboration.

MiCA: Medieval in Contemporary Art

MiCA: Medieval in Contemporary Art

– ongoing

MiCA is a cross-institutional research group founded in 2017 bringing together artists, writers and others engaged in the relation between the medieval period and contemporary art.

The Surfaces of Law

The Surfaces of Law

– ongoing

Carey Young will create a photographic series which examines the 'surfaces of law': details of legal architecture, including courthouses, prisons, law offices etc. 

Environment, Ecology, Sustainability

Environment, Ecology, Sustainability

– ongoing

Environment, Ecology, Sustainability is a research site and visual reading group with a focus on material that addresses the climate emergency through both historical and contemporary art practice.

Hands On Art Workshops

Hands On Art Workshops

– ongoing

The aim of Hands On Art Workshops is to support and encourage creative and imaginative thinking, engagement and exchange globally and intergenerationally between artists and students.

The Pigment Timeline

The Pigment Timeline

– ongoing

The Pigment Timeline Project is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary research project which investigates and establishes connections between all UCL departments that involve pigment and colour in any aspect of their research.

Transnational Slade

Transnational Slade

– ongoing

Transnational Slade aims to explore and map the global networks and trajectories of influence of the school’s alumni and staff.

Slade Research Project

Slade Research Project

– ongoing

The Slade Archive Project is centred on researching and developing the Slade’s rich collection of institutional records.

Transcultural Art Network

Transcultural Art Network

– ongoing

Andrew Stahl started the Transcultural Art Network to instigate transcultural artist residencies at the Slade School of Fine Art from various sources of funding.

Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art (SCEMFA)

Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art (SCEMFA)

– ongoing

SCEMFA is a research group at the Slade School of Fine Art. It opened in 1995 and for the past 15 years has provided the opportunity for leading artists to focus on research into Electronic Media and Fine Art.



Past Projects


Splicing Time

Splicing Time

Liz Rideal’s Leverhulme Fellowship entitled Splicing Time focuses on Rome and the Roman Campagna.

Farafield

Farafield

Farafield was a field recording project at the Slade School of Fine Art. Originally set up with funds from UCL Changemakers in 2016-17, fifteen students were given travel awards to help fund a journey for the purpose of making audio field recordings.

Pain: Speaking the Threshold

Pain: Speaking the Threshold

This is a three-year interdisciplinary project to further research the value of visual images in the diagnosis and management of chronic pain. Funding comes from the Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects (CHIRP) Scheme.

Cities Methodologies

Cities Methodologies

Inaugurated in 2009, Cities Methodologies is a pan-UCL initiative to showcase innovative methods of urban research.

The Beautifullest Place on Earth

The Beautifullest Place on Earth

This is a collaboration between The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and Red House, National Trust. Red House is the iconic home of William Morris - writer, artist, craftsman, socialist and founder of the Arts & Crafts movement.

Bronze Lab

Bronze Lab

The Bronze Lab aims to investigate experimental approaches to the use of bronze, explore bronze processes alongside other metal processes and encourage the development of new research projects that may encompass a variety of media and processes - analogue and digital.

Liz Rideal's Indian Journey

Liz Rideal's Indian Journey

Liz Rideal was invited by Professor Gill Perry of the Open Arts Archive to consider recording her views about the nature of creativity and the processes of making art, whilst on a cotton research trip in India funded by the British Academy.

Word Image

Word Image

This is a Research Forum including artists, writers and academics from the Slade in dialogue with other researchers at UCL and other London and international institutions, who are working on the relation between words and images across various fields of creativity and scholarship.

The View from Here

The View from Here

Working with the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL in London, four artists – in China, Uganda, Israel and Australia –each filmed a 12 minute video in a locale connected to their work, under the title The View From Here.

Materialising Time

Materialising Time

In Materialising Time new and innovative methods of visually representing time were explored through a series of Seascapes developed in partnership with Film and Video Umbrella, London and the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill.

Nihon Gendai Chokoku, Japanese Modern Sculpture

Nihon Gendai Chokoku, Japanese Modern Sculpture

The project asks the question 'What is the relationship between the development of Modern sculpture in the West and Japan, taking the premise that modernization and Westernization are not the same?

Musical Equivalence

Musical Equivalence

Jayne Parker's objective was to make a group of 16 mm films that addressed the question: can film be a 'musical equivalent'?

Abstraction and Holocaust Memory

Abstraction and Holocaust Memory

Mark Godfrey’s Leverhulme funded research project looked at the way American artists engaged the memory of the Holocaust resulting in the book Abstraction and the Holocaust (Yale University Press 2007).

Sculpting the Web

Sculpting the Web

This investigation aimed to contribute to our understanding of how global communications systems like the worldwide web are transforming the way we perceive the world around us.

Rapid Prototyping Project

Rapid Prototyping Project

This research project explored how digital methodology aligns itself with the tradition of sculpture and how these notions effect an alternative methodology to the materiality of a sculptural tradition?