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Veronica Slater

Veronica Slater is a multi-disciplinary artist, based at Phoenix Art Space in Brighton, Sussex. Veronica completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and has an MAFA in Fine Art from the University of Northumbria.


Her work is in private and public collections including The National Library of Scotland (modern collections) and Stewart Hall, Canada. She has been in prominent UK touring shows, including the ground breaking exhibition Along the Lines of Resistance, The Borrowed lmage and Intervening Spaces at Darlington. Slater lived on the Isle of Mull 2008-13 and was in the artists collective 6°WEST that toured the exhibition INCH KENNETH across Scotland, including the Edinburgh Festival 2012.


Slater has shown internationally at The Judith Anderson Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand and The RHA Gallery in Dublin. In 2013 she was invited to be artist in residence at Stewart Hall, Montreal, Canada as part of Multiple Histories – Distant Horizons, a 50th anniversary exhibition. Recent group shows are Somos in Berlin, the Tallinn 5th Drawing Triennial, Estonia and the Brighton Festival exhibition CARE.


In 2022, Slater exhibited in Hidden in Plain Site which she co-curated at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery. Following on in 2023, her work was included in the seminal exhibition A Tall Order! at Rochdale Art Gallery and then in Arcus Pride at Clifford Chance. Slater’s work also features in the Tate Britain show Women in Revolt! Art, Activism and the Women’s Movement in the United Kingdom 1970 – 1990.

Notable solo exhibitions are Visions of Paradise, Oldham Art Gallery 1992, CARAVAN, An Tobar, Isle of Mull 2008, Meidän Talo, Ii, Finland 2010, and more recently in 2021, Decorum & Dissent at Phoenix Art Space Gallery in Brighton.


Her work has been featured in two major books entitled Dammed Fine Art and Outlooks: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Cultures published by Cassell and Routledge respectively. Exhibition reviews have appeared in the Guardian, The Independent, Art Monthly, FAN, Textual Practice, Studio International and Art Forum.

Artist’s Residences have included James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia, Vermont Studio Center, USA, KulttuuriKauppilla, Finland for which she received an individual Scottish Arts Council Award. 6°WEST, INCH KENNETH, was funded by Hi-Arts and Creative Scotland and Slater’s residency at Stewart Hall was jointly funded by Stewart Hall Foundation and Pointe Claire, Montreal, Canada.


Slater has taught Fine Art at various university colleges internationally and in the UK, including a permanent post at The City Literary Institute in London. Other pt posts include The University of the Highlands & Islands and currently West Dene College of Arts & Conservation. She continues to collaborate with WARIA in Finland on creative teaching projects, including Aalto University, Helsinki.


She also collaborated on Spent a film documenting artists working towards the last exhibition at The Three Colts Gallery, in the east end of London.


Biography courtesy of the artist’s website.