School of Fine Art

School of Fine Art

Dean of School

Juan Cruz
Professor Juan Cruz

Our approach to teaching Fine Art is premised on an understanding that artists today are neither constrained by the medium they use nor by a sense of what content their work should address. Contemporary Artists are valued for their contribution to culture because they test and reflect upon the way in which we try to engage with our rapidly changing world. Artists exploit the possibilities of new technologies while also engaging with the value of traditional approaches; they enact new philosophical positions as well as reflecting upon how our thinking has led us to where we are. And they often adopt stances informed significantly by the past to antagonise our assumptions about society.



Research Leader

Dr Trish Lyons
Dr Trish Lyons

The School of Fine Art is invested in art research as a method of enquiry. Staff and students undertake research through studio practice and critical discourse under a number of themes: Painting Post-medium, Socio-political Art Practice, Image & Language, Collisions in Print & Digital Practice, Nomadic Drawing, Performing Writing & Recording and Critical Spatial Practice. This all contributes to a dynamic art research culture


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    1 Hester Road
    London SW11 4AN