Paint Club is an informal network open to anyone with an interest in contemporary painting. Painting here is regarded as an expanding field, but still relating to its own specific histories and traditions. Our activities publicly explore and debate what it means to 'research' painting within the context of contemporary art practice.
We aim to put on one or two events each year that respond to the concerns and interests of the membership. Founded by painters working in the colleges of University of the Arts London, affiliations are being established with other institutions both in the UK and world-wide. The first public event, The Processes of Painting, was held in June 2009 at the Swedenborg Society Hall in Bloomsbury, London. Through a series of conversations with painters who teach at UAL, it explored questions about methodologies and technologies as well as ideas of expression and intention. Subsequent activities have included events intended to develop the critical discourse around a single contemporary or historical painting.
Research group convenors:
Jeffrey Dennis (Chelsea College of Arts)
Mick Finch (Central St Martins)
Dereck Harris (Wimbledon College of Arts)
Daniel Sturgis (Camberwell College of Arts)
Rebecca Fortnum (Middlesex University)