UCL East


East London pupils see their work hanging the cloisters

21 May 2019

On the 30th April, we invited the students whose work features in the 'Make an Impression: Prints from East London Schools' exhibition for an official launch in the North Cloisters at UCL's Wilkins Building. The exhibition is on until the 24th May.

Darren Stevens and Edinam Edem-Jordjie part of the team who co-curated the exhibition

The exhibition showcases 90 small scale black and white dry point etchings by young people from six colleges and schools across east London who were invited to learn about this specialist artist technique at the Slade School of Fine Art and UCL Art Museum.

 The launch was an open event for participating students and their families, teachers, governors, head teachers and partners that UCL Culture has across the university and beyond.  The event was a chance for all the participating students to come and publicly view their works. There were over 40 guests in attendance.  Alongside viewing the exhibition, guests were treated to refreshments, a speech by Kieran Reed - Director of the Slade School of Art, a tour of the UCL Art Museum and a private viewing of the Rembrandt prints.

'Make an Impression' showcases work from Stoke Newington School, BSix Sixth Form College, NewVic Sixth Form College, Hackney New School, Sir George Monoux College and Canary Wharf College. The exhibition is free and runs until the 24th May.

You can read more about the exhibition and its launch on the UCL Public Engagement blog in a post by Edinam Edem-Jordjie, who is currently undertaking an internship with the community engagement team as part of the Shared Training Employment Programme and who co-curated the exhibition.

If you would like to find out more about the exhibition or our work in east London please email engagement-east@ucl.ac.uk.