Painting at the Edge of the World

Waterlow Art Park - UAL: Central Saint Martins (Press Release)

Image credit: Ana Garcia Hoefken, Leaf

Friday 26 – Sunday 28 January 2018
Entrance Free
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HD

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Dandy Day Heffernan, Painting at the Edge of the World

Central Saint Martins, UAL, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, with LUX, Lauderdale House, Friends of Waterlow Park and Camden Council. The artworks exhibited throughout Waterlow Park, LUX and at Lauderdale House have been made by some 120 students who are studying Fine Art on the Level 4 Foundation diploma at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL), which is based nearby in Archway. The three pathways within the programme had three weeks to produce work and develop maps and promotional material for the event.

Lauderdale House: Painting at the Edge of the World Exhibition
Until Sunday 11 February 2018

The 2D students showing at Lauderdale House are learning technical and conceptual skills centred around image making and representation through drawing, painting and photography. They have been challenged to consider where the edge of a painting may begin and end and what relationship it may have to moving image, animation or installation art. The work shown is the result of their response to these questions and research into the buildings and objects in and around Waterlow Park.

LUX: Park Life 
At LUX, the 4D students have made work that explores the time based and durational. They interrogate the narratives and stories of the park and its users through photography and video/moving image, spoken word, performance and other digital media such as virtual reality. Video work is on the show reel in the cinema, photography and performance take place in the long events space, and there are additional live action events in the aviary and throughout the park.

Waterlow Park: Sculpture Trail
The 3D students have made site-specific works, learning to understand how to make work safely for outdoors, and consider for whom the work is intended. They have made visualisations as part of a working proposal, costed up their proposed works to ensure they are viable, then manufactured and installed the work. “Working with Waterlow Park has been a great opportunity for the students to develop their practice. It has given them a chance to think about how their work is informed by the challenges of a public outdoor space, and be effective for the community and the park itself. Camden Council has been a great support throughout the project.”
- Adrian Scrivener Curriculum Leader in Fine Art, Foundation Course, Central Saint Martins, UAL

Waterlow Park Sculpture trail of 60 site-specific works
Highgate Hill, London, N6 5HF
020 3141 2960
10.30am – 4.30pm

Lauderdale House Painting
Highgate Hill, London, N6 5HG
020 8348 8716 / 07929 798 782
Sunday 28 January – midday to 4.30pm
Monday to Wednesday 11am to 4pm
Thursdays, Fridays and other Sundays – opening hours vary, please call 020 8348 8716
Saturdays Closed

LUX Video, photography, performance
Highgate Hill, London, N6 5HF
020 3141 2960
10.30am – 4.30pm

Waterlow Park: Fiona Murphy -
Lauderdale House: Katherine Ives -
LUX: Ben Cook –
Central Saint Martins, UAL: Jo Ortmans –

Waterlow Park is a 26-acre (11 ha) park in the south east of Highgate Village in north London. It was given to the public by Sir Sydney Waterlow, as "a garden for the gardenless" in 1889.The park is set on a hillside and offers views across the City of London. It has three ponds all fed by natural springs.[1] The land has been laid out as gardens since the seventeenth century and contains many mature trees.

Central Saint Martins, UAL is globally renowned for the creative energy of its students, staff and graduates. Its educational reputation across art, design and performance is demonstrated by the achievements of its alumni who include Grace Wales Bonner, Terence Conran, Michael Fassbender, Antony Gormley, Craig Green, Tom Hardy, Helen Marten, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Morag Myerscough and Laure Prouvost.

Foundation is a one-year, FE course that prepares students for Higher Education degrees. Fine Art is one of four curriculum areas, the others being Fashion and Textiles, Graphic and Communication Design and 3-Dimensional Architecture and design.

Central Saint Martins is part of University of the Arts London (UAL), an international centre for innovative teaching and research in arts, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. The University is made up of six Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.