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The Small Press Project Event

L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes18 February 2016

Small Press ProjectThe Small Press Project is a two-term project and collaboration between the UCL Slade School of Fine Art and UCL Library Services, culminating in an event at the Institute of Advanced Study’s Common Ground on Thursday 25th February.

The Project uses as its basis The Small Press Collections of Little Magazines and Poetry Store, held in UCL Special Collections. Staff and students have been afforded hands-on access to items from the collections, followed by a series of tutorials, workshops (e.g. in the Slade Bindery), and visits to independent booksellers and publishers.

Thursday’s event will include speakers, discussions, a live Risograph publishing workshop, and an exhibition by students and staff from the Slade School of Fine Art of work inspired by the Library’s Small Press Collections.

The event runs from 13:00 – 18:00, followed by a private view of the exhibition in the North Lodge, 18:00 – 20:00. More details can be found on the Slade School of Fine Art website.

Please do come along.

Art in Libraries

Jay Woodhouse17 February 2016

Library Services has been working in conjuction with the Slade School to promote the use of Library space for art exibitions and installations. To this end three catalogues of locations within the Main, Science and Cruciform Libraries that would be suitable for exibitions and/or installations have been created. For each space the type of suitable material that could be hosted is defined from 2D, 3D, Audio, Projected Media or Screen / Monitor. There are also images of the spaces, ease of instalation guide, other groups that would need to be involved and notes on the space.


The aim is to encourage Slade student and others to use the library spaces for art exhibitions / installations. The libraries have hosted art installations previously, but each time the discussions have had to start from scratch. The Art in Libraries catalogues should make it easier for projects to be developed.


The three catologues have been passed to the Slade School and are also available on our Teaching and Learning Portal

Please contact Jay Woodhouse or Liz Lawes for more details or to display your art work.