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Charles Wallace Foundation Residency: Joya Shahrin Huq

Susan Collins1 August 2014

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 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.

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Graduate Student Exchange: Md. Khairul Hasan and Liton Paul to London

Susan Collins1 December 2013

Md. Khairul Hasan at the Slade Print Fair 2013

Md. Khairul Hasan at the Slade Print Fair, November 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.

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Nasima Haq Mitu

Susan Collins25 November 2012

Protima, traditional Bangladeshi icon making workshop

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.

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Protima Workshop

Susan Collins25 November 2012

Protima, traditional Bangladeshi icon making workshop

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.

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Nasimul Khabir

Susan Collins25 June 2011

John Bremner, Nasimul Khabir, Giles Corby (l to r)

Nasimul Khabir (Duke) with John Bremner (l) and Giles Corby (r) in the Slade Workshop

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Shishir Bhattacharjee

Susan Collins25 March 2011

Shishir Bhattacharjee and Dryden Goodwin Workshop

 

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.

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Lala Rukh’s First Visit to London

Susan Collins25 October 2010

Lala Rukh Selim at the V&A

 

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.

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