29 November 2013
UCL’s Slade School of Fine Art, this week launched its inaugural Slade Print Fair. The print fair is a three day event running from Thursday 28 November to Saturday 30 November 2013.
The Print Fair is an initiative to fund scholarships to support students embarking on studies at the Slade; it will feature prints by Slade alumni, staff and current students.
In celebration of print, the fair will host a practical print workshop led by artist and Slade alumnus Gavin Weber. The event will also showcase archive material related to the history of printmaking at the Slade, a performance by Larry Achiampong and a book launch for a new edition by the poet Roger McGough produced by Slade Press.
Adding to the events is The Slade Print Fair Online Auction. A number of invited artists and esteemed alumni were invited to donate work which is being sold via an online auction. The Alan Cristea Gallery has generously donated a series of Henri Matisse linocuts to the online auction which is running from 23 November to 7 December 2013. (Click here to visit the online auction)
UCLB recognised the potential for the Slade Print Fair to generate great exposure for the Slade and to raise awareness about the financial problems that future students will face.
Thank you to Albion Ventures, John Purrcell Paper, The Alan Cristea Gallery, Laurent-Perrier, Cass Art London, Bristows, Art Services Limited and UCL Museums for their generous contributions and sponsorship.
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