UCL East


Public Art

Through UCL East's ambitious public art programme, we collaborate with communities of artists and creative sector organisations, to create meaningful work to challenge and inspire all who use the new campus.

Art on campus

We run a number of projects at UCL East to stimulate critical debate and inspire novel lines of cross-disciplinary creative practice in this unique part of London.

Through commissioned art installations from established practitioners, to student residencies and interdisciplinary matchmaking opportunities, we seek to transform how the world is understood and add value to the experiences of everyone who uses or visits the campus.

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Public art commissions

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Emma Hart 

Appointed in July 2020, artist Emma Hart is working with communities and the academic community at UCL East to develop ideas for a permanent artwork for the entrance of Pool Street West.

Artists David and Larry.

David Blandy and Larry Achiampong

David Blandy and Larry Achiampong, renowned for work involving gaming, videos and sculpture, will produce permanent artwork for the Marshgate building, due to open in September 2023.

Working with student artists

Line drawing from UCL East student artist in residence.

Student artists in residence

Our residencies offer UCL students a unique opportunity to devise cross-disciplinary research and creative practices, that respond to the new campus and its neighbouring communities.

Artwork from Yifan He.

SPiDER student artist in residence

Yifan He is the first student on this exciting new UCL programme, designed to explore the interplay between digital and physical environments at UCL East.

Artwork from Provost Art Prize artist.

Provost Art Prize 

Launched in 2020 the new UCL East Provost Art Prize will recognise the achievements of five graduates from the Slade School of Fine Art each year. Winners will receive a £2000 prize and their work will feature at UCL East.



Creative collaborations

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Now in its third year, Trellis is a programme of knowledge exchange between researchers, artists and community groups. The resulting work is the product of finding shared meaning across broad-ranging specialisms, and has created new ways of thinking of and expressing ideas.

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City Mill Skate 

Led by Dr Esther Sayers and Sam Griffin – both researchers, artists and themselves skateboarders, this project seeks to develop, test and create a range of skateable architectural elements to be embedded into UCL East’s social spaces.