Theoretical and practice-based research degree programmes at University of the Arts London
Residency opportunity and accompanying bursary for Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon PhD students. Beginning in 2015-16 the British School at Athens (BSA) and the Graduate School will be offering PhD students an arts residency in Athens, Greece. The annual residency, which is confirmed for the next three years, will also be supported by a bursary.
During their time in Athens the selected student will have to give an introductory lecture and host an open studio event. The student will also be required to give a lecture when they return from Greece.
Cape Farewell is an international not-for-profit organisation that instigates cultural responses to climate change. Cape Farewell has a three residency at the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Graduate School, which begun in 2014.
The Cape Farewell residency stimulates the creation of new issue-based artworks, as well as, much needed scientific and environmental debate around climate change.
Find out more at www.capefarewell.com
Collaborative partnership, based around shared areas of research interest, between the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Graduate School and the Critical, Curatorial, Cross-Cultural, Cybermedia studies research based masters programme and pre-doctoral seminar group at the Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design (HEAD), Geneva University of Art and Design.
A common aim of both institutions is to use research in art as a powerful agent of artistic and cultural transformation.
Lead academics for the Graduate School are:
Joint seminar and work shop programme on the theme of environment and sustainability.
A week long exchange that focussed on using live-tracing and mapping techniques to help with:
Partnership between the ICA and the Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School designed to encourage joint projects, develop shared research interests and enhance the postgraduate student experience.
Focussed on the work of Art & Language. With presentations from Bob and Roberta Smith, Elena Crippa, Paul Gladston, Jo Melvin and Chris Smith.
‘Where Theory Belongs’ - A series of ten lectures held at the ICA. Organised by Dr Stephen Wilson.
ICA membership is offered to all Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon staff, MA and PhD students.
In 2014 the archive of renown theatre designer Jocelyn Herbert moved from Wimbledon College of Arts to the National Theatre.
The archive continues to be a valuable resource for students and staff from Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts.
In March 2015 Chelsea MA Curating and Collections and Wimbledon MA Theatre Design students came together to curate the exhibition ‘Jocelyn Herbert and Samuel Beckett’ at Wimbledon Space. The show subsequently moved to the National Theatre’s Archive Study room.
The Graduate School's collaboration with the National Theatre also includes the annual Jocelyn Herbert lecture series. The 2015 lecture was given by German theatre director, Walter Asmus.
The archive consists of over 6,000 of Herbert’s drawings for costume and set designs. Spanning her entire life, it contains everything from the work she made whilst a student at the London Theatre Studio in the late 1930s to the notebook she was using on the day she died. The archive also includes a wealth of other material including:
The Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School has a strong relationship with Tate Research. This has manifested itself in a number of ways including the programming of, and involvement in Tate events, as well as contributions from Tate staff to our ‘Bright Light’ journal.
Tate Britain symposium took an interdisciplinary approach, exploring relationships between artists and models, multi-racial interwar communities, historical subjects, sexuality, gender, and the work of previously neglected artists.
The aim was to take a broad historical sweep, using the Tate collection as a starting point for a discussion on depictions of people of African and Asian decent in British art, tracing a journey from subject to subjectivity.
PhD student Kimathi Donkor gave a paper entitled ‘Andromeda Africana’.
A screening / live expanded cinematic event at Tate Britain. Professor Cate Elwes launched her book ‘Installation and the Moving Image’ (Wallflower Press). The event featured the work of Guy Sherwin, Lynn Loo, and Semiconductor.
Chaired by Dan Sturgis, Reader in Painting.
The discussion centred on how abstract painting could be pursued when this narrative is distrusted, and the gesture, through the use of technology or otherwise, can be faked or non-assignable.
The event took place in Tate Modern’s new collection display, featuring key examples of work by artists such as Charline von Heyl, Albert Oehlen, Amy Sillman and Christopher Wool.
The spring edition of the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon journal, edited by Dan Sturgis, featured contributions from two members of Tate staff; archivist Adrian Glew and painting conservator Pia Gottschaller.
The Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School has a firmly established research partnership with the V&A. This is most notable through the work of our two V&A research fellows, Professor Carol Tulloch and . Their work includes research and scholarship on the history and current characteristics of the V&A as an institution.
There have been a number of other events that have developed the relationship further including:
Two-day event co-organised by the V&A and the Black Cultural Archives in connection with the exhibition of the same name.
Professor Carol Tulloch chaired the panel ‘Style and Content’.
Dr Linda Sandino was part of the project that looked at how inspiration gained through engagement with museum collections is articulated in design practice.
Supported by Share Academy, a partnership between University College London, University of the Arts London, and London Museums Group. It aims to develop and foster relationships between specialist London museums and academics.
Sigune Hamann, Reader in Art and Media Practice undertook a residency that was funded through an Entrepreneur-in-Residence scheme by Creative Works London.
Hamann worked with curators in the east asian and theatre and performance departments.
Conference that explored how ideas of cultural democracy are realised through art, architecture, design, material and popular culture.
The conference saw the involvement of a number of V&A staff including:
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