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Slade 150: Film & Pedagogy

This panel discussion, chaired by Benjamin Cook, director of LUX, with alumni and lecturers from the Slade, will discuss the changes in moving image production and its impact on filmmaking and teaching over the decades. LUX distributes the work of many Slade alumni, some of whom were instrumental in setting up the London Film Makers’ Co-operative in the 1960s and early 1970s.

With Ishwari Bhalerao, Benjamin Cook, Dryden Goodwin, Brighid Lowe, Jayne Parker, Imran Perretta and Leonie Rousham.

In partnership with the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL


Benjamin Cook is the founder director of LUX, the UK agency for the support and promotion of artists’ working with the moving image. He has been professionally involved in independent film sector in the UK for the past 20 years as a curator, archivist, producer, writer and lecturer. 

Brighid Lowe is an artist and Associate Professor at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. In addition to her art practice, she collaborates on the Slade Film Project with the film historian and critic, Henry K. Miller, researching the Slade School’s relationship to film as an art-form. Their film Together With Lorenza Mazzetti is currently in post-production. 

Dryden Goodwin is a British artist known for his intricate drawings, often in combination with photography and live action video; he creates films, gallery installations, projects in public space, etchings, works on-line and soundtracks. 

Imran Perretta¬†lives and works in London. Working across the moving-image, sound, performance and poetry, Perretta’s work addresses biopower, marginality and the (de)construction of cultural histories. He was a winner of the Jerwood/FVU award in 2017 and was nominated for the Jarman Award in 2019. Imran was recently awarded a PHF Artist Award for 2021 and was named a Turner Prize Bursary winner for his moving image work,¬†the destructors.¬†

Ishwari Bhalerao and Leonie¬†Rousham¬†are artists working with film, text, sound, performance and print. Through their ongoing resource for artists + cultural workers:¬†¬†Kneed, they’re learning ways of making sustainably, collectively and with accountability.¬†

Jayne Parker is a British artist and film-maker. She studied sculpture at Canterbury College of Art and Experimental Media at the Slade, where she is now Head of Graduate Fine Art Media.

‚ÄúThis autumn, the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, celebrates 150 years of fine art teaching and research with a varied programme of events which reflect on the past, present, and future.‚ÄĚ