Slade School of Fine Art

UCL

Ongoing Projects


Spineless Wonders

Spineless Wonders

Spineless Wonders is a network of artists, writers, academics and librarians, creating and researching small press publications including artists books.

Global Photographies

Global Photographies

– ongoing

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.

Rock Room

Rock Room

– ongoing

The Rock Room Project is a research and exhibition project based in Graduate Sculpture and was set up in 2013. The project collaborates with the Department of UCL Earth Sciences and UCL Museums.



Past Projects


Two Cultures, Two Senses

Two Cultures, Two Senses

How the arts and humanities can contribute to Healthcare Education and facilitate improved intercultural understanding in Japan and the UK.

EVENT CANCELLED - Terrain Vague

EVENT CANCELLED - Terrain Vague

Terrain Vague scheduled for 26 - 28 March 2020 has been cancelled. We hope to be able to reschedule this in the future.

Drawing An Arc Through Our Digital Lives

Drawing An Arc Through Our Digital Lives

Drawing An Arc Through Our Digital Lives is part of a speculative research project co-led by Professor Dryden Goodwin (Slade School of Fine Art) and Jack Southern (University of Gloucestershire / City + Guilds of London Art School).

Observation - North Observatory

Observation - North Observatory

The works presented in OBSERVATION are the result of the knowledge exchange between UCL Slade School of Fine Art’s Scientists in Residence, Professor David Dobson and Dr Ruth Siddall.

Small Press Project 04: Visions of Protest

Small Press Project 04: Visions of Protest

This year's Small Press Project 04, Visions of Protest: BLAKE THE MARCH, has been used as a critical lens through which we can focus on what connections exist between the democracy of print, their aesthetics and the autonomy of artists’ books and publishing. It takes place from 4 - 9 March 2019.

Small Press Project 2018

Small Press Project 2018

In an era of widely disseminated digital images, online publishing platforms, the Small Press Project responds to a material turn for publishing.

Colour and Emotion

Colour and Emotion

The Colour & Emotion exhibition is the outcome of an interdisciplinary and collaborative research project looking at colour, sensation and emotion.

Graduate Research 2017-18

Graduate Research 2017-18

Graduate Research Weeks are held at the Slade Research Centre and provide MFA, MA and PhD students across all three areas with a forum to explore an aspect of their work under a particular research theme.

Edge: Situated Practice in Art, Architecture and Urbanism

Edge: Situated Practice in Art, Architecture and Urbanism

This trio of events explores the concept of situated practice in contemporary art, architecture and urbanism. Set across the three months of the 2017 Folkestone Triennial, they will take place in three ‘edge’ locations linked by the High Speed One rail link between London and Folkestone.

Graduate Research 2016-17

Graduate Research 2016-17

Graduate Research Weeks are held at the Slade Research Centre and provide MFA, MA and PhD students across all three areas the opportunity to explore an aspect of their work under a particular research theme.

Small Press Project 2017

Small Press Project 2017

The Small Press Project encompasses a one-day symposium, a publication project, an exhibition and a mini artists’ book fair.

Encountering Pain

Encountering Pain

This event will explore a range of international and interdisciplinary approaches that can help us better understand encounters with pain both within and beyond the clinic. It will divert radically from the traditional academic conference format to encourage exchange between different groups affected by pain.

Graduate Research 2015 -2016

Graduate Research 2015 -2016

Graduate Research Weeks are held at the Slade Research Centre in the Autumn and Spring Terms and provide MFA, MA and PhD students across all three areas the opportunity to explore an aspect of their work under a particular research theme, which can be imaginatively developed in the unique studio space of the Centre.

Cities Methodologies

Cities Methodologies

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

Deep Material Encounters - Clearwell Caves

Deep Material Encounters - Clearwell Caves

Deep Material Encounters, a symposium bringing together researchers and artists from across the arts and sciences was held at Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean, one of the country’s oldest iron ore mines, on Friday 15 April 2016.

Small Press Project 2016

Small Press Project 2016

The Small Press Project Event will host discussions about a range of artists’ publications, and the qualities a good publication should or could have.

Motion in Form II

Motion in Form II

Motion in Form II is a four-day event at the Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, investigating film and moving image through workshops, live performance, lectures, discussions and a public exhibition of film installations.

Against Delivery

Against Delivery

On 12-13 November 2015 the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, doctoral programme will be hosting a two-day research event under the auspices of the European Artistic Research Network (EARN) and the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) entitled Against Delivery.

Graduate Research 2014 - 2015

Graduate Research 2014 - 2015

Graduate Research Weeks are held at the Slade Research Centre in the Autumn and Spring Terms and provide graduate students across all three areas the opportunity to explore an aspect of their work under a particular research theme,The research themes for the academic year 2014/15 were: Body, Colour, Scale, Sound.

Lunar Salon

Lunar Salon

Practice-Led PhD candidate Sarah Fortais borrowed NASA lunar specimens from the STFC and hosted an event titled Lunar Salon at the Slade Research Centre.

Interdisciplinary Printmaking Workshop

Interdisciplinary Printmaking Workshop

This one-day printmaking workshop was organised by Dr Eleanor Morgan, Slade honorary research associate, with the support of printmaking technicians Dave Christopher and James Keith.

Spinning Out Time - Mayte Alonso, Artist in Residence

Spinning Out Time - Mayte Alonso, Artist in Residence

Mayte Alonso, from Madrid, was artist in residence at the Slade, funded by the Miro Foundation, in spring 2014. Her work, Spinning Out Time, was developed during her residence at the Slade, and shown at UCL Library.

Immaterial

Immaterial

Artists from the MPhil/PHD programme at the Slade School of Fine Art explore a range of views, approaches, and ideas in relation to material manifestations of creative thinking and research.

1 2 3 (Unfinished)

1 2 3 (Unfinished)

Practice-Led PhD candidate Sarah Fortais worked with musician Edmund Gorrod during Sundays in February 2014 in order to film a quintuple exposure video depicting a 5-part drum performance.

Graduate Research 2014: Difference and Sociality

Graduate Research 2014: Difference and Sociality

Difference or Sociality was a student led research project centred around the text ‘Difference or Sociality’ by Scott Lash, written in 1996 for symposium at the Jan Van Eyck Academie called ‘Towards a theory of the image’.

Graduate Research 2014: Drawing, Colour, Projection, Body

Graduate Research 2014: Drawing, Colour, Projection, Body

The research themes for the Graduate Research Weeks involve basic notions that continually inform the activity of art-making, and hence are key to the development of artistic research. The research themes this academic year were: Drawing, Colour, Projection and Body.

Activating Sculpture and Performing Spaces

Activating Sculpture and Performing Spaces

MA student Anja Borowicz has been investigating the politics of spatial identity through engaging with packaging and clothing, their design patterns and folding architectural forms.

Cinema as Object

Cinema as Object

The exhibition and study day Cinema as Object aimed to bring into relief the recent interest in the ‘objectness’ of cinema in art practice and scholarship, and to explore why such focus and interest has emerged at this moment in time.

Slade Performance Day 2013

Slade Performance Day 2013

The first Slade Performance Day offered an innovative, non-hierarchical platform for discussion for over sixty Slade staff and students (from BA/BFA, MA/MFA, MPhil/PhD) to share their work and research in performance.

Andrea Canepa: Artist-in-Residence

Andrea Canepa: Artist-in-Residence

Andrea Canepa obtained a grant from the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca for a three-week stay in London to attend the Slade School of Fine Art.

Graduate Research 2013

Graduate Research 2013

The research themes for the Graduate Research Weeks involve basic notions that continually inform the activity of art-making, and hence are key to the development of artistic research. The research themes this academic year were: Drawing, Colour, Big and Body.

Videoooooh

Videoooooh

Videoooooh, a Slade Olympic-related initiative, took place at the Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB, from 12noon - 5pm, 24 July - 3 August 2012.

Graduate Research 2012

Graduate Research 2012

The research themes for the Graduate Research Weeks involve basic notions that continually inform the activity of art-making, and hence are key to the development of artistic research. The research themes this academic year: Colour, Material, Body, Extra-Large, Light and Shadow.

Graduate Research 2011

Graduate Research 2011

The Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, has hosted collaborations and events involving researchers from many different fields, from the Slade School of Fine Art and UCL, as well as researchers and practitioners from the wider community nationally and internationally.

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.

Graduate Research 2010

Graduate Research 2010

This project comprised six separate weeks of concentrated activity by clusters of graduate students electing to work under the respective umbrellas of specific research themes: speed, light, time, colour, scale and space.

The Voice and Nothing More

The Voice and Nothing More

The Voice and Nothing More (vanm), curated by Sam Belinfante and Neil Luck, was a week-long festival exploring the voice as both medium and subject matter in contemporary arts practices.

Lost Narratives

Lost Narratives

Henrietta Simson, Clare Winsten Scholar was at the Slade Research Centre, from Monday to Friday 17-21 November 2008, developing work from her research in Italy.

Vince Dziekan - Researcher in Residence

Vince Dziekan - Researcher in Residence

During the Spring of 2008, Vince Dziekan was a visiting research fellow with Slade Centre for Electronic Media (SCEMFA), based at Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square.

Notations

Notations

To mark the 40th anniversary of John Cage's seminal publication Notations (Something Else Press, 1968-9) Notations 2008 presented a range of investigations into what notation is - and can be.

Image/Text/Music: TURTLE

Image/Text/Music: TURTLE

TURTLE was a three-day event at the Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, organised by Dr Sharon Morris, Head of Film and Video and Sean Borodale with musician/artist Anton Lukoszevieze and Michael Shamberg, artist and curator of TURTLE events.

FRAMED

FRAMED

FRAMED took place on 23, 24 and 25 March 2006, organised by Dr Susan Collins, Head of Electronic Media and scheduled to coincide with the NODE.London season for media arts and also to mark the 10th anniversary of the Slade Centre for Electronic Media.