How Art Thinks at the International Centre for Fine Art Research at University of the Arts London presents a one day symposium on,

The Processes of Painting

Friday, June 26th 2009, 10 – 5pm

at Swedenborg Society Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1


What procedures are adopted by contemporary painters and why?  How are technologies adapted and appropriated into the methods and processes of painting? What kinds of skills do painters need?

The Processes of Painting will explore ideas and questions about methodology, technology and gender as well as examine notions of expression and intention through a series of conversations with painters who teach at the UAL.  Speakers include:

Stella Capes, Mikey Cuddihy, Jeff Dennis, Mick Finch, Rebecca Fortnum,

Dereck Harris, Katrine Hjelde, Vanessa Jackson, Paula Kane, Katie Pratt,

Mario Rossi and Daniel Sturgis.



The event is being organized in collaboration with a newly formed Painting Research Group at UAL called Paint Club, open to all interested in developing painting research within the University and beyond. It has been supported by Central St Martins, Chelsea, Wimbledon, Camberwell and Byam Shaw.   How Art Thinks is an ICFAR research project that aims to explore artistsÕ narratives as well as find new ways to document artistsÕ processes.  This symposium coincides with the evening launch at the October Gallery of Paula Kane: Studio Wall published by eyeseefar, ICFARÕS new publishing imprint and RGAP (Research Group for Artists Publications) in collaboration with the Visual Intelligences Research Project at LICA, Lancaster University.


                  To book a free place please email Chris Ralls, ICFAR Administrator at  Places are limited so you are encouraged to book early.