By ucwajgo, on 25 November 2016
By ucwajgo, on 31 July 2015
Preparations for the Carnival
The large folk sculptures made annually for the New Year carnival begin life as simple forms, constructed from flexible bamboo strips and lengths of timber. Read the rest of this entry »
By ucwajgo, on 30 June 2015
One of the first things to strike me during my month at Dhaka University was the generosity of the people. Sam Llewellyn-Jones and I were assigned three students who were to accompany us at all times and help whenever necessary. All three took this responsibility very seriously. Nothing was too great a chore even if it meant embarking on an afternoon excursion out of Dhaka to find a particular roll of paper which we had casually mentioned that we might need.
By Susan Collins, on 1 August 2014
Joya Sharhrin Huq working in the Slade Print Studio, June 2014
In May 2014 we were delighted that the Charles Wallace Trust through the British Council gave us the opportunity to host Joya Shahrin Huq, Assistant Professor in Printmaking at Dhaka University for an extended residency.
By Susan Collins, on 25 February 2014
This performance art workshop was designed and guided by Gary Stevens, artist and lecturer in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art. The workshop participants were from both graduate and undergraduate programs of the eight departments of the Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka. Performance art is not part of the curriculum of the Faculty at the University of Dhaka and is therefore, for most of the students, a new experience within their academic environment.
By Susan Collins, on 1 December 2013
In November 2013, the extension of the Inspire exchange gave the opportunity for two Graduate students, Md. Khairul Hasan and Liton Paul, from the University of Dhaka Fine Art Faculty to spend a month as students of the Graduate programme at the Slade.
By Susan Collins, on 25 January 2013
Inspired! Exhibition, 2013.
The exhibition was held at the Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Art, Dhaka University in January 2013.
By Susan Collins, on 10 December 2012
Joint presentation by Professor Lala Rukh Selim and Professor Susan Collins at Allegories of Power, Harewood House, Leeds December 2012
By Susan Collins, on 25 November 2012
My visit to the Slade School of Fine Art was a delightful and satisfactory one. I was visiting another school in another country for the first time. I was full of expectations and of course, some apprehensions. Reflecting on my experience of those ten days, I can only say that I am happy that I got the opportunity to visit the Slade. We spent some quality time in the company of some wonderful people—students and teachers of the school.
By ucwajgo, on 25 November 2012
Lala Rukh Selim gave a Contemporary Art Lecture: The Art of Bangladesh on 31 October 2012.
By Susan Collins, on 25 November 2012
During my second visit to the Slade in June 2011, Susan suggested that I should conduct a making workshop at Slade. So far we had not considered this possibility as the Slade students are not used to being directed by tutors in this particular way. However, Professor John Aiken had seen traditional clay icons of the Hindu goddess of wisdom in Dhaka and had found them fascinating, thus Susan had the idea that we could perhaps have a traditional making workshop based on the icon making process.
By Susan Collins, on 25 September 2012
Lisa Milroy, Head of Graduate Painting at the Slade came to Dhaka in September 2012 and delivered a lecture on her own work, conducted a drawing workshop and joined the painting department faculty for student crits. Her workshop accommodated students from all the practical subject areas of the Faculty and her energy and interpretation of the drawing process fired up the students who produced an immense amount of work in a single day.
By Susan Collins, on 25 June 2011
By Susan Collins, on 25 March 2011
My visit to the Slade School of Fine Art in March 2011 was no doubt an important event in my life. It has benefited me personally as an artist and also as a teacher.
By Susan Collins, on 25 February 2011
In February 2011 Slade Professor John Aiken came to Dhaka and delivered lectures and directed a workshop on sculpture specifically on the relationship of form and space. It was attempted to accommodate students from all the departments of the Fine Art Faculty to further the goal of interdisciplinary exchange.
By Susan Collins, on 25 January 2011
The aim of my five-day workshop was to create a discursive environment centred around the process of translating into artworks, experiences of distinctive locations discovered by the 12 participating students in their incredibly dynamic city of Dhaka. Read the rest of this entry »
By Susan Collins, on 25 October 2010
My visit to the Slade in October 2010 expanded my view of what the culture of education can be and also how cultures can develop independently even though the root may be related or common.
By ucwajgo, on 14 July 2010