Saturday 23 July 1994
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The late-Victorian classical facade of the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, Gower Street, London, which has just announced a new building programme appeal, to build a new two-storey sculpture block and to restructure and update the entire school. The expansion plans include expanding the theatre design, undergraduate painting, printmaking and media departments, and will provide 50 new places within the school. The Friends of the Slade, a charitable organisation, are involved with raising pounds 1m to provide new courses, computer hardware and software and a research fellowship for the new Computer Studies department; they will also contribute to the interior fabric of the buildings. Major conversion work was last carried out at the Slade in 1926.
The Friends, who were established in 1984, have supported the Slade by contributing to many different needs of the students and college life. They have given to the Student Hardship Fund and raised 25 annual bursaries worth pounds 500 each. In the last two years, they have helped students to travel to Europe to attend printmaking workshops and have helped to install a bronze foundry, and other film, video, sculpture and printmaking equipment. They have also assisted students on more ambitious projects: large-scale murals, handmade printed books, short feature films and full-scale sculptures.
Membership of the Friends includes a lecture series in the spring and autumn, visits to artists' studios, a newsletter and an invitation to the degree shows and the William Townsend Memorial Lecture. Past alumni of the Slade include Walter Sickert, Augustus and Gwen John, Percy Wyndham Lewis, Dora Carrington, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, GK Chesterton and Nancy Mitford.
For further information, contact: the Friends of the Slade, the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London WC1E 6BT, telephone 071-380 7040.
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