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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award

2012 – UCL Provost’s Small Research Grant, ‘Turning Landscape into Colour

‘The Material Research Project: From Landscape to Colour’ is an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award. The collaboration fosters complementary working methods between fine art researchers at the Slade School of Fine Art and leading paint manufacturer Winsor &Newton and ties manufacturing and industrial material research with fine art methodologies. The research focuses on earth colours and identifies the origins of historic and contemporary sources of earth pigments embedded across the British Landscape. This cross-cultural partnership comes about through a relationship of mutual goals and respect between Jo Volley, Slade School of Fine Art and Becca Pelly-Fry at Winsor & Newton and enables Onya McCausland, as recipient of the studentship to complete a PhD. Dr Joy Sleeman, Head of Taught Courses in History and Theory at the Slade, Dr Ruth Siddall, geologist and geoarchaeologist UCL and Dryden Goodwin, Reader in Fine Art at the Slade complete the supervisory team.