Fine Art

Find out about the latest research and projects, conducted by UAL researchers, involving fine art.

Ligatus is a UAL research centre associated with fine art.

You can browse UAL Research Online, the University’s Institutional Repository, for an online showcase of all research produced at University of the Arts London.

  • Antarctica Village - No Borders

    In the spring of 2007, Lucy + Jorge Orta went on an expedition to Antarctica as part of an artistic project on this frozen continent. It was both a real and a symbolic journey to the edge of the world, which saw the artists living in an extreme environment under the severest survival conditions. Key partners were Greenflex, La Villette, Coal, Grand Nord, Grand Large, Heidi.

  • British Artists' Film & Video Study Collection

    Improving access to the British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board.

  • Cape Farewell Expedition

    Cape Farewell is an artist-led charitable arts organisation based in London that pioneers a cultural response to climate change. Key partners are The Bromley Trust, Natural History Museum, Musagetes Foundation, University of Oxford, University College Falmouth, Centro Cultural Peruano Britanico, Iridium, The Compton Foundation, The British Embassy, Lima.

  • Drawing Out: A Trans-Disciplinary Drawing Network

    The premise that drives the 'Drawing Out Network' was seeded during the first UAL/RMIT University drawing conference. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

  • Drawing Skirts

    A collaborative investigation into the role of the hand craft and digital processes within creative practice. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

  • Glasstress

    White Light White Heat: celebrating and exploring the boundaries of fashion and fine art through the medium of contemporary glass. Key partners were Mironova International Art Group, UART, Valmont, NERI, Shintaro Akatsu Gallery, Solidere, The Wallace Collection, Venice Projects, Berengo Studio, IVSLA, the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti.

  • Intimacy Unguarded

    Intimacy Unguarded: Autobiography, Biography, Memoir examines how autobiography operates as a creative space, the use of biography in contemporary art, and the persuasive voice of memoir as a bridge between factual events and imagination. Led by Dr Joanne Morra and Emma Talbot at CSM.

  • Light Cloth

    Light Cloth was a practice-based research project which explored the inherent mechanisms of visual perception through a combination of hand woven textiles, colour, light and time. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

  • Mapping the Invisible: EU-ROMA Gypsies

    Mapping the Invisible is the first publication dedicated to EU-ROMA gypsies. Roma gypsies are constantly in the news and gypsy folk bands are rising up the charts. Mapping the Invisible expands on this and takes a more complete look at the culture and lifestyle of the Roma gypsies. Funded by the Culture Programme of the European Union.

  • Meeting Margins

    Transnational art in Europe and Latin America 1950-1978. This AHRC-funded project concentrated on events, practices and processes forming critical links across different Latin American countries and between Latin America and Europe.

  • Modes of Remembrance, The Act & Art of Remembering

    Modes of Remembrance, The Act and Art of Remembering is a series of sculptural interventions that form an investigation and response into monuments and memorials in St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Covent Garden. Funded by Arts Council England.

  • Sensingsite

    sensingsite is an art based research project for postgraduate students, which explores materialities of landscape and place, the transformative potential of raw materials, multi-media performance practices, and interactive technologies that investigate the sensory nature of site.

  • Tableau

    The project addresses questions of image, traversing beyond established research on specific mediums such as painting, photography and print media.

  • The Aesthetics of Disappearance

    Through a new portfolio of photographic and video work, my intention was to explore the disappearance of both the physical and the 'virtual' body (through its representation in art and architecture) in the real and imagined landscapes of the Middle East. Led by Jananne Al Ani at LCC.

  • The Talayots of Mallorca

    The Talayots of Mallorca: Fine art activity in support of cultural heritage investigates intuitive models for cross-pollinating fine art practice so as to encourage an appreciation of local cultural heritage.