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Previous Pop Up Event Archive

Previous events have taken the form of talks with industry specialists and guests, visits to artist studios and industry spaces, networking with other postgraduate students from other Colleges, sharing outcomes of recent commissions and workshops/skill shares.

From the archive:

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Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?

This event included a special tour of the Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? exhibition at the Wellcome Collection.

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Engine ChatChat at Griffin Gallery

The Griffin Gallery hosted an Engine ChatChat residency exclusively for UAL’s Postgraduate Community, with an informal and stimulating site responsive show.

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The Basquiat: Boom for Real Exhibition at the Barbican Centre

A group of postgraduate students were given an exclusive early morning private curator tour of the 'Basquiat: Boom for Real' exhibition at the Barbican Centre.

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A visit to Getty Images Archive

Postgraduate students visited the Getty Images Archive where they were introduced to the working analogue archive by Matthew Butson (Vice President, Getty Images, Hulton Archive).

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Engine Chat Chat Series at Griffin Gallery

Postgraduate students and alumni took part in a series of informal and constructive peer crits, exploring work around the theme of 'Constructing Place'.

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A visit to Grayson Perry in his studio

Postgraduate students from various UAL colleges and courses made an exclusive visit to Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry’s studio.

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Reporting back from Mead British School at Rome residencies

UAL Mead Rome PhD Studio Residency artists Åsa Johannesson and Denise Ackerl gave presentations on their residency projects at the British School at Rome.

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The Design Museum

An exclusive talk and Q&A with Tom Wilson, Head of Collections and Research at the Design Museum.

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The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined at the Barbican Centre

Postgraduate students had a curator led tour of the Vulgar: Fashion Redefined exhibition at the Barbican Centre, led by Associate Curator Sinéad McCarthy.

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S.M.A.S.H. Comics Creators Club

A workshop at the Barbican Centre’s Arts Library aimed to foster creativity and an open community.

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Lifeboat Residency Artists (2016)

Lifeboat provides 4 MA graduates with a year of tailored support, including free studio space, a peer mentoring group, bespoke crit programme, and links to established art world practitioners.

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Artist as Curator at the Griffin Gallery

Presented by Griffin Gallery, 'Pool' exhibited the works of 13 artists who have expanded the field of painting.

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Comix Creatrix at House of Illustration

A collaborative, hands on, comics creating workshop run by practice-based PhD students Penelope Mendonça and John Miers, members of the UAL Comic Studies Network.

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Climate Gossip and Flash Flood Workshop

Marta Monge and Ainne Burke led a workshop and reported back on their recent experience of ArtCop21 in Paris.

Grayson Perry's studio

A visit to Grayson Perry in his studio

An exclusive visit to Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry’s studio, hosted by the artist himself.

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V&A Lates with Artist in Residence Jamie Jenkinson

An introduction to V&A artist in residence Jamie Jenkinson - an audio-visual communicator and XVIIX digital art gallery founder.

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The World of Charles and Ray Eames at The Barbican

Postgraduate students took a curator led tour at the Barbican Centre for The World of Charles and Ray Eames exhibition.

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Ladybird by Design at the House of Illustration

This event at the 'Ladybird by Design' exhibition at House of Illustration in Kings Cross was hosted by Lawrence Zeegen, UAL’s Professor of Illustration and Dean of London College of Communication's School of Design.

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V&A Connects event

V&A Connects at the V&A Museum

Former Ceramics Artist in Residence and recent Royal College graduate Matthew Raw gave a presentation about his work, establishing yourself as an artist in London and setting up a studio collective.

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We All Draw at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower

Wimbledon MA Drawing students hosted a guided tour of We All Draw – an exhibition of drawing by students, staff and recent graduates from UAL.

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The London Centre for Book Arts

A hands on afternoon session and social at the London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA). Postgraduate students got to try out letterpress printing, basic bookbinding and papercraft techniques.

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Stanley Kubrick Archive at LCC

Students were given an insight into Kubrick’s processes through Jan Harlan's (Kubrick’s Executive Producer) and Rick Senat's (former head of Business and Legal Affairs at Warner Bros’) firsthand stories and memories.

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Margate Resort Studios & local creative communities

Postgraduates from various disciplines visited Margate Resort Studios in Kent to gain an understanding of how they could play a role within a creative community going through regeneration.

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Whitechapel Gallery

Following a well attended talk at UAL with Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, postgraduate students from across UAL came together for an exclusive behind the scenes talk and tour.

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Acme Project Space

An afternoon discussing the artist’s studio: its forms and functions, the provision of affordable space in London, and artist-led studio initiatives.