Artists are shown together for many different reasons; a theme, a place, a generation. These artists have been asked to show because of a common desire to research further, to look behind the basis of their working methodologies: their intention. And where they chose to pursue their various researches: three years ago the Slade School of Fine Art created the Specialist Research Development Programme, S.R.D.P for short. The aim was to create a space, a forum whereby artists who had completed postgraduate study could bring in self guided experimental projects and openly question the meaning of artistic research through the specific needs of their own practice. The aim we hope is to arrive at new parameters for describing and fostering original experimental research in the fine arts separate from academic course requirements but with full academic support.
On is a celebration of these first three years and the artists who have joined the programme and pushed and helped develop its aims. The results so far have been truly international, with artists from
. The projects diverse, highly individual and joined only by the location of the research within the Slade and their ambition to further their own work, the concepts behind that work and to question and contribute to the working parameters of research within fine art practice.