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Understanding the Unspoken Cost of Work in Victorian/Austerity Britain

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Poster of "Keep the Door of My Lips" showing cutouts of mouths from domestic workers alongside moths of characters from Victorian magazines

Join the artists Catherine HoffmanEmmanuelle Loiselle, Sarm Miccichè and ‘Home is not My Home’ by Dr Joyce Jiang, Tassia Kobylinska & The Voice of Domestic Workers, of the exhibition Keep the Door of My Lips, as they discuss the impact of ‘work’ on their own artistic practice and individual identity.

Chaired by Keep the Door of My Lips curators Professor Andrew King and Connie Gallagher this open discussion will follow the many topics that this exhibition covers; including, but not confined to, work, working conditions, the effects of work, escape from work, being without work, gender and work, ethnicity and work, and class and work.

Keep the Door of My Lips is an exhibition curated by Professor Andrew King and Connie Gallagher that explores the continuing influence of Victorian ideas about ‘work’. Displaying images from Victorian periodicals and trade magazines alongside research by Professor Andrew King and featured artworks, this exhibition – by turns beautiful, heroic, shocking, comforting, unsettling – wants to get us to think about what work really means for us.

Not Bound By Something Solid — Mary Maclean’s Photographic Works

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Picture of a windowsill with window overlooking a foggy sky and trees. By Mary Maclean, titled If...Then....Else by Mary Maclean titled "If...Then....Else"

If…Then…Else, Mary Maclean

not bound by something solid

A lecture by Helen Robertson on architecture and the photographic work of Mary Maclean.

In Mary Maclean’s photographic work, it is as if viewfinder and architectural frame conjoin in a choreographic process that undoes the stability of body and built environment.  This potential to think architecture as relational rather than determinate will be discussed with reference to Maclean’s photographic practice, works of  20th and 21st century architecture, cinema and art.

Helen Robertson is a London based artist and Lecturer in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and Camberwell College of Arts.

To be held in the Lecture Theatre 11_0004 at the University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street Building.  The talk coincides with the Mary Maclean exhibition in the adjacent Stephen Lawrence Gallery.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sound/Image (2018) Colloquium

Friday, September 28th, 2018

The University of Greenwich are delighted to be holding this event once again this year.

The Sound/Image colloquium explores the relationships between sounds and images, and the images which sounds can construct by themselves.

Through a series of complementary strands – talks, screenings, loudspeaker orchestra concerts – Sound/Image will bring together artists and experts to investigate sound and sound/image phenomena.

Our special guest for 2018 is Denis Smalley who will present a concert of recent acousmatic compositions.

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In the City – Closing Event

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Crowd – Matthew Krishanu

The University of Greenwich Galleries is delighted to invite you to this event to mark the closing of the In the City exhibition.

Curated by Trevor Burgess in association with East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts, In the City brings together the work of nine established painters dealing with imagery of the city and ideas around urban space in locations ranging from the UK, Bangladesh, France, Canada, Myanmar, the USA, and India.

More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities and artists have long represented city life in their work. In this exhibition, the ever-changing contemporary urban environment is captured through the process of painting, with the artists drawing on personal experience, memories, newspaper or photographic images and transforming them through paint.

Exhibiting artists:

Trevor Burgess, Stephen Carter, Mark Crofton Bell, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, Matthew Krishanu, Lee Maelzer, Jock McFadyen, and Tanmoy Samanta.