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Art as Problematic Waste – PUBLIC LECTURE [CANCELLED]

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

This event has now been cancelled due to strike action. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

This talk will discuss some of the underexamined questions raised by the video triptych Art as Problematic Waste on the material and cultural management of art in an era of overproduction. It will also look at the factors involved in producing documentary work in the form of multichannel audio-visual installation.

Still (detail) from Art as Problematic Waste Video Triptych
Still (detail) from Art as Problematic Waste Video Triptych

About the filmmakers/speakers

David Chapman is a London based documentary filmmaker, media artist and academic with a particular interest in sound and image interaction. He creates video and multichannel sound pieces for both gallery and site-specific exhibitions. Chapman’s most recent works investigate the sonic mediation of the natural world, the durational dimensions of place, and historical and cultural issues through audio-visual installations.

Aimo Hyvärinen is a media artist, photographer and documentary filmmaker. He is working mostly with culture-oriented content and his track record includes ten long documentaries, three large multimedia productions, several corporation films, many video installations and more than twenty photo art exhibitions. Aimo lives in Tampere, Finland with wife Irma and two sons.

Inspirational Muslim Women Launch Event

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

The opening event will introduce the exhibition and some of the inspirational Muslim women nominated by students and staff of the university.

There will be an informal discussion about the contributions of and challenges faced by Muslim women, and the conversation will continue with refreshments. 

The women featured in the exhibition are: Sharifa Yukubu; Rania Hafez, Poppy Jaman; Nudzejma Softic; Momina Ullah; Fatima al-Fihri; Gülden Sönmez; Khadlijah bint Khuwaylid; Tasnim Ali; Suhaiyma Manzoor-Khan; Halima Aden

Organising committee: Nazmin Akhtar, Parbina Begum, Claire Eustance, Vanessa Taylor, Charlotte Sowerby, Sara Pennell, Michael Talbot. With thanks to Gavin Rand and Zoe Pettit for funding the exhibition, and to David Waterworth for his support.

PUBLIC LECTURE – Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Join Tatty Devine‘s Co-founders Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden for a unique insight into the creation of Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine exhibition and an in-depth look at the development of their aesthetic, techniques and creativity over the last twenty years. 

With an inclusive ‘We did it, you can too’ ethos, Rosie and Harriet will share anecdotes, their creative processes, favourite pieces from their archive and top tips gleaned from 20 years of iconic, rule-breaking design and business know-how.

The talk (5:30 – 7pm) will be followed by an evening preview of the exhibition until 9 pm.

Tatty Devine - Studio Picture

Tatty Devine Logo
Crafts Council (RGB) Logo


Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Phase IV: Intersections Art/Architecture installation, Stephen Lawrence Gallery 2020.
Artists l-r Mary Maclean, George Charman, Jaime Gili; Photo Benet Spencer

The Phase IV symposium brings together creatives, academics and researchers to discuss the relationship between arts and architecture, as well as the process of co-curating the Phase IV exhibition—on display at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery and Project Space between 15 January and 21 February 2020.

The exhibition, symposium, and related events are led by Benet Spencer (Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University) in collaboration with David Waterworth (Curator, University of Greenwich).


  • 10:30 am Coffee / Arrival
  • 11:00 Welcome & Introduction: Benet Spencer
  • 11:40 Keynote: Olivier Gourvil
  • 12:10 Questions / Discussion
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (not provided)
  • 1:30 Panel 1, introduced by David Waterworth
  • Felix Robbins (a-projects, London); Fran Cottell (artist); Daniela Yaneva (architect)
  • 2:45 Break (Coffee / Tea)
  • 3:00 Panel 2: Outside Architecture
  • Helen Robertson (UAL); Bernice Donszelmann (UAL); Tim Renshaw (University of Reading)
  • 4:00 Close

Keynote by Olivier Gourvil (artist, founder of Réseau Peinture, and former professor at École Supérieure d’Art et Design Grenoble, Valence)

Thinking in Painting
This quote from the question “What is thinking in painting?” by Hubert Damish is from his brilliant 1984 essay Fenêtre jaune cadmium*. In 2010, this question was the starting point for the enquiry that was addressed by 
Réseau Peinture**, which covered the relationship between painting and language. It also lead to critical research around communication in painting in relation to drawing and architecture, which was explored in the collaborative project Paper-Architecture. Gourvil developed this project with the New York-based painter Marjorie Welish between 2000-2013.

Olivier Gourvil, 2020

* Hubert Damish, Fenêtre jaune cadmium, publ. Seuil, Paris 1984. 
**Réseau Peinture is painting network that fosters collaboration between European schools of art and design, initiated by Olivier Gourvil, École Supérieure d’Art et Design Grenoble, Valence​.​ 

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If you like this event, you might be interested in attending the Public Lecture by exhibitor  Jaime Gili, Private View and Exhibition Catalogue launch on Saturday 14 February. Visit this link for more information about the programme