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The UCL Slade School of Fine Art
Fine Art
(informally The Slade) is the art school of University College London
University College London
(UCL) and is based in London, United Kingdom. It is world-renowned[4] and is consistently ranked as the UK's top art and design educational institution.[5][6] The school is organised as a department of UCL's Faculty of Arts and Humanities.


1 History 2 Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art 3 Art collection 4 Rankings 5 Teaching 6 Notable alumni

6.1 In fiction

7 See also 8 References 9 External links


Students at the Slade in 1905

The school traces its roots back to 1868 when lawyer and philanthropist Felix Slade
Felix Slade
(1788–1868) bequeathed funds to establish three Chairs in Fine Art, to be based at Oxford University, Cambridge University and University College London, where six studentships were endowed. Distinguished past teachers include Henry Tonks, Wilson Steer, Randolph Schwabe, William Coldstream, Andrew Forge, Lucian Freud, Phyllida Barlow, John Hilliard, Bruce McLean, Alfred Gerrard. Edward Allington
Edward Allington
was Professor of Fine Art
Fine Art
and Head of Graduate Sculpture until his death in 2017.[7][8] Two of its most important periods were immediately before, and immediately after, the turn of the twentieth century, described by Henry Tonks
Henry Tonks
as its two 'crises of brilliance'. The first included the students Augustus John, William Orpen
William Orpen
and Percy Wyndham Lewis; the second – which has been chronicled in David Boyd Haycock's A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War (Old Street Publishing, 2009) – included the students Dora Carrington, Mark Gertler, Paul Nash, C.R.W. Nevinson
C.R.W. Nevinson
and Sir Stanley Spencer. Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art[edit] The Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art
Fine Art
(SCEMFA) was opened in 1995. The centre provides opportunities for research into electronic media and fine art with the goal of contributing to debate on national and international levels. The Slade had previously been home to Malcolm Hughes's Computer and Experimental Department in the 1970s. In 1997 SCEMFA presented Collision, a public lecture series by artists, writers, and curators working with interactivity, telematics, and digital works. This exhibition was followed by Spontaneous Reaction, a week-long seminar funded by the Arts Council, which took a critical look at interactivity with participants from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, architecture, and computer science. Throughout 1998, SCEMFA collaborated with Channel 4 UK to organise Cached, a monthly event held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Funded by the Arts Council, this series investigated the conceptual and practical issues of producing art for the internet through a series of artists presentations. Art collection[edit] The Slade art collection was started when the yearly prizes awarded to top students was combined with a collection scheme in 1897 and the Summer Composition Prize and the Figure and Head Painting Prizes began to be kept by the school.[9] Works by students and staff of the Slade School of Fine Art
Fine Art
form the basis of the UCL Art museum today.[9] Rankings[edit] In a 2008 survey conducted by The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times
the Slade recorded perfect scores.[4]

Faculty Rankings


The Guardian University Guide 1st[10]

The Complete University Guide 2nd[11]

The Times Good University Guide 2nd[12]

Teaching[edit] The faculty currently offers the following programs: Undergraduate Studies

3-year BFA in Fine Art 4-year BA in Fine Art

Graduate Studies

2-academic year (18 months) MFA in Fine Art 2-calendar (24 months) MA in Fine Art 1-term, 2-term, of 1-year Graduate Affiliate Study


MPhil or PhD in Fine Art

Notable alumni[edit]

Full list see Category:Alumni of the Slade School of Art

Mary Adshead, mural painter, designer Anna Airy, artist Rosemary Allan, painter Kathleen Allen, painter Michael Andrews, painter Sue Arrowsmith, photographic artist Phyllis Barron, textile designer James Bateman, painter Amelia Bauerle, painter and illustrator Pauline Baynes, illustrator Elinor Bellingham-Smith, painter Eleanor Best, painter David Bomberg, painter Phyllis Bray, painter and muralist Raymond Briggs, illustrator, graphic novelist Cecily Brown, painter Felicia Browne, painter and Spanish Civil War
Spanish Civil War
volunteer Rodney Joseph Burn, painter William Bustard, stained glass artist Dorothy A. Cadman, painter Martin John Callanan, award-winning artist, current teaching staff Nancy Carline, artist Sydney Carline, artist Thomas Carr, artist Ethel Carrick, painter Dora Carrington, artist Chien-Ying Chang, artist Evan Charlton, painter G. K. Chesterton, writer Spartacus Chetwynd, artist, Turner Prize nominee Derek Chittock, portrait painter Dora Clarke, sculptor Dorothy Coke, painter Sir William Coldstream, painter Professor Paul Coldwell, artist John Collier, artist Susan Alexis Collins, artist, current Slade Director & Professor Ithell Colquhoun, painter and writer William George Constable, art historian Frank Barrington Craig, painter and teacher Martin Creed, artist Dennis Creffield, painter Claudia Cuesta, artist Charles Cundall, painter Yitzhak Danziger, sculptor Tacita Dean, Evelyn De Morgan, Anthony Devas, portrait painter Sir William Dobell, portrait painter Sholto Johnstone Douglas, artist William Dring, portrait painter Ben Enwonwu, artist Leila Faithfull, painter Robert Fawcett, illustrator Paul Feiler, artist Elsie Few, artist Philip Firsov, artist and sculptor Mary Sargant Florence, painter Nicholas Garland, political cartoonist Alfred Gerrard, sculptor Mark Gertler, artist A.A. Gill, journalist Colin Gill, painter Dryden Goodwin, artist, current teaching staff Douglas Gordon, artist Antony Gormley, sculptor Harold Gosney, artist and sculptor Caroline Gotch, painter Duncan Grant, painter and designer Eileen Gray, designer and architect Kaff Gerrard, painter and potter Vaughan Grylls, artist Robin Guthrie, painter Kathleen Guthrie, painter Richard Hamilton, painter and collage artist Archibald Standish Hartrick, artist and illustrator Mona Hatoum, artist Francis Helps, artist Keith Henderson, artist and illustrator Nigel Henderson (artist), artist Patrick Heron, abstract painter Ian Holbourn, artist, educator, laird of Foula, writer, and RMS Lusitania survivor

Annie Horniman, theatre owner and manager Ray Howard-Jones, artist Edgar Hubert, painter Sidney Hunt, artist and designer Paul Huson, writer and designer George Percy Jacomb-Hood, artist Darsie Japp, artist Derek Jarman, artist Augustus John, artist Alfred Garth Jones, illustrator Gerry Judah, artist and designer Menashe Kadishman, Israeli sculptor and painter Eve Kirk, painter Paul Kneale, artist Winifred Knights, painter Kanayi Kunhiraman,sculptor Sir Osbert Lancaster, cartoonist Olga Lehmann, painter, illustrator and designer Maxwell Gordon Lightfoot, painter Kim Lim, sculptor Zhi Lin, artist Nicholas Logsdail, art dealer[13] John Long, painter and teacher Lowes Dalbiac Luard, painter John Luke, painter and sculptor John Lundberg, artist and filmmaker Sine MacKinnon, painter Nicolette Macnamara, artist and author Constance Markievicz, artist, revolutionary nationalist, suffragette, socialist John Mascaro, artist Moina Mathers, artist and occultist Dorothy Mead, painter Robert Medley, painter and designer Elizabeth Merriman, painter Oliver Messel, stage designer Daniel Mulloy, film writer and director Donia Nachshen, illustrator Paul Nash, painter Gemma Nelson, painter C.R.W. Nevinson, artist Ben Nicholson, abstract painter Philip Norman, artist and antiquarian Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, artist Katie Paterson, artist Eddie Peake, artist Margot Perryman, painter Edward Plunkett, 20th Baron of Dunsany, painter and sculptor Mary Potter (1900–1981), painter Sarah Pucill, film artist Margaret Fisher Prout (1875–1963), painter Carl Randall, painter Paula Rego, painter, illustrator and printmaker Harold Riley, artist Claude Rogers, artist Ethel Jenner Rosenberg, first English Bahá'í Isaac Rosenberg, war poet Paul Rotha, documentary film-maker, film historian and critic James Scott, filmmaker and artist Rupert Shephard, artist Edith Simon, artist, sculptor, author Sir Matthew Smith, painter Peter Snow (artist), painter and theatre designer Walter Shaw Sparrow, writer Yolanda Sonnabend, theatre and ballet designer and painter[14] Sir Stanley Spencer, artist Unity Spencer (1930-2017), artist[15] Andrew Michael Stahl, painter Leo Steinberg, art historian David Storey, playwright,screenwriter,novelist Keith Sutton, artist and critic Ernest Heber Thompson, painter and printmaker William Tillyer, artist Arthur Ralph Middleton Todd, portrait painter Euan Uglow, painter David Vaughan, psychedelic artist Charlotte Verity, painter Stelios Votsis, painter Edward Wadsworth, artist Rachel Whiteread, artist Victor Willing, artist Charli XCX, successful singer-songwriter Nan Youngman, painter and educationalist Partou Zia, painter and writer

In fiction[edit]

Pat Barker
Pat Barker
in Life Class
Life Class
and Toby's Room Gilbert Cannan
Gilbert Cannan
in Mendel Barbary Deniston in The World My Wilderness Miranda Grey in The Collector Molly MacDonald in Monarch of the Glen David Thompson in Beyond This Horizon Imogen Hollins
Imogen Hollins
in Doctors Jessica Clifton in This Was A Man

See also[edit]

Art of the United Kingdom


^ "The Slade School of Fine Art: Prof Susan Collins". Retrieved 4 February 2015.  ^ "Academic Staff". Retrieved 4 February 2015.  ^ a b "Slade School of Fine Art". Retrieved 4 February 2015.  ^ a b McCall, Alastair (19 September 2008). "Double first for Oxford". The Times. London. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2012.  ^ "Art and design". The Guardian. London. 22 May 2012.  ^ "Art and design". The Guardian. London. 17 May 2011.  ^ "The Slade School of Fine Art: Prof Edward Allington". ucl.ac.uk. 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.  ^ "EDWARD ALLINGTON 24 JUNE 1951 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2017". Retrieved 2017-09-24.  ^ a b More about the UCL Art museum on the BBC Your Paintings
Your Paintings
website ^ "The Guardian University Guide". London. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009.  ^ "The Complete University Guide". Retrieved 30 April 2009.  ^ Foster, Patrick. "The Good University Guide". The Times. London. Retrieved 20 February 2009. [dead link] ^ "(Christopher) Nicholas Roald LOGSDAIL". Debrett's. Retrieved 8 May 2014. [permanent dead link] ^ " Yolanda Sonnabend (1935-)". NPG. Retrieved 17 October 2014.  ^ Lambirth, Andrew (23 November 2017). " Unity Spencer obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 December 2017. 

External links[edit]

Slade Website Slade Knowledge Base - extensive collection of studio teaching materials available online under Creative Commons Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art
Fine Art
Timeline of key events

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Faculties, schools & groupings

Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Slade School of Fine Art) Faculty of Brain Sciences

Division of Psychology
and Language Sciences

Faculty of the Built Environment (The Bartlett) Faculty of Engineering Sciences

School of Energy and Resources School of Management

Faculty of Laws Faculty of Life Sciences

School of Pharmacy

Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Faculty of Medical Sciences

Medical School

Faculty of Population Health Sciences Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Institute of Education Neuroscience

Centres & departments

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis Centre for Digital Humanities Centre for the History of Medicine Centre for Neuroimaging The Constitution Unit Department of Information Studies Department of Science and Technology Studies Department of Space and Climate Physics EPPI-Centre London
Centre for Nanotechnology London
Knowledge Lab Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art Thomas Young Centre Urban Laboratory

Institutes & laboratories

Ear Institute Eastman Dental Institute Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Institute of Archaeology Institute for Global Health Institute of Jewish Studies Institute of Neurology Institute of Ophthalmology Institute of Security and Crime Science Pedestrian Accessibility and Movement Environment Laboratory


Edwards Professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Philology Grote Chair of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic Pender Chair Papers from the Institute of Archaeology Public Archaeology Quain Professor Slade Professor of Fine Art Transcribe Bentham



Bloomsbury Bloomsbury
Theatre Church of Christ the King Euston Road Gordon Square Gower Street Gray's Inn Road Halls of residence Holmbury St Mary Main Building Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology Queen Square Somers Town Tavistock Square Tottenham Court Road University of London
Observatory Woburn Square


Academics List of notable people List of Nobel laureates Jeremy Bentham Michael Arthur (Provost)

Student life

UCL Boat Club The Cheese Grater University College Opera Pi Magazine Rare FM Royal Free, University College and Middlesex Medical Students RFC UCL Union Student Central


Citrus Saturday UCL Business Filming at UCL History Rivalry with King's College London Third-oldest university in England



Francis Crick Institute Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital
for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Moorfields Eye Hospital
Moorfields Eye Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Royal Free London
NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free Hospital

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre UCL Partners University College London
University College London
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Eastman Dental Hospital Hospital for Tropical Diseases National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Royal London
Hospital for Integrated Medicine Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre University College Hospital University College Hospital
University College Hospital
at Westmoreland Street

Whittington Hospital


Alan Turing Institute Anna Freud Centre Association of Commonwealth Universities European Network for Training Economic Research G5 Golden triangle Institute of Advanced Legal Studies League of European Research Universities Russell Group SES-5 Thomas Young Centre UCL Academy University College School University of London

Category Commons

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Art school List of art schools



City and Guilds of London
Art School Fine Arts College Goldsmiths, University of London Heatherley School of Fine Art Lambeth School of Art Putney School of Art and Design Ravensbourne Royal Academy Schools Royal College of Art Royal Drawing School UCL Slade School of Fine Art University of the Arts London

Camberwell College of Arts Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Chelsea College of Art and Design Wimbledon College of Art


Arts University Bournemouth Bath School of Art and Design Birmingham Institute of Art and Design Cleveland College of Art and Design Coventry School of Art and Design Falmouth University Hastings School of Art Hereford College of Arts Leeds College of Art Lincoln School of Art Liverpool John Moores University School of Art and Design Manchester School of Art Norwich University of the Arts Nottingham Trent University, School of Art and Design Open College of the Arts Plymouth College of Art Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art University for the Creative Arts Winchester School of Art


Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Edinburgh College of Art Glasgow School of Art Gray's School of Art Leith School of Art


Cardiff School of Art & Design


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