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Archive for the ‘Heritage Gallery’ Category

Differences in Common

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

This exhibition by 100 local people living in Greenwich is an outcome of a series of community photo walks facilitated by eye4change, a charitable social enterprise. The project focuses on what new and existing communities have in common while recognising the value of diversity.

People from a range of backgrounds, abilities and experiences came together with each employing the camera as a tool for creative expression, storytelling and a means to connect, share and increase a sense of belonging.

Launch Event | All Welcome

Thursday 30th May, 6pm-8pm. Register your place for free here.

The exhibition is open:

Friday 31st May – Tuesday 11th June 2019

Opening Times: Mon – Fri 10 am – 5pm

Credit Photograph: Fatuma Ibrahim

This project was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

528

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Organised by a collective of 15 students as a multi-personal collaborative project, 528 is a 3 day-long exhibition retracing fluctuations in time through the art object.

Performance, video art, printed matter, installations, photography, and sound art convene in the space of the Heritage Gallery as an ephemeral collection of the exhibitors’efforts. 528 is about the works as much as it about the shared struggles of the artists who made them and challenged themselves—for the very first time—in putting together a show. The exhibition is a selection of works specially created to speculate on 3 interconnected themes: Listen!, Human Machine, and Fluctuating City.


The exhibition is open 23rd – 26th March 2019

Opening Hours Sat 11am – 5pm, Mon 11am – 5pm, Tue 11am – 2pm

Private view Saturday 23rd, 3 – 5pm

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About The Heads

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Carved heads from the Jacobean Undercroft in Queen Anne’s Court at the Old Royal Naval College

In the Undercroft to Queen Anne’s Court at the Old Royal Naval College lies a collection of stone heads from the turn of the 18th century. The mysterious heads, depicting Neptune and other denizens of the deep, were carved by Robert Jones of Stepney in the early 1700s and were originally intended for display upon the south elevation of the Painted Hall. A decision to use brick instead of stone meant the heads were abandoned, and for 300 years have languished out of sight.

About the Heads is an exhibition at the University of Greenwich’ Heritage Gallery to rescue them from obscurity, coinciding with the re-opening of the painted hall after a major restoration. The heads themselves are not on display; instead, three artists from separate disciplines have created responses to their historic and continuing internment.

Camilla Wilson reveals the heads through a set of monochrome orange paintings. Like the process of stone carving, the paintings are made by removing paint, rather than by adding; the orange colour referencing the floating hue of retinal afterimages. Rosie Dastgir activates a dialogue between the abandoned heads in the format of an 18th-century chapbook, the cheap illustrated booklets of street literature of the time. Jürgen Mester has produced four sculptures in a range of materials that reflect his distinct version of the heads.

This exhibition is open at the Heritage Gallery from 18 April to 24 May 2019 | Free

Private View: Wednesday 17th April 6-8. (Includes scheduled guided tours of the heads in the Undercroft)

Open: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Watch the report by London Live on the relationship between these 300-year-old stone heads in the basement of the Old Royal Naval College, Brexit, and the way we see ourselves as an island today: bit.ly/abouttheheadslive

Read Rosie Dagstir’s article in Spitalfields Life for more background to the exhibition: bit.ly/2Zhf0gY

 

Curated by David Waterworth & Camilla Wilson

Gallery Assistant: Sigrid Neptun

Step Into Our Reality

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Step Into Our Reality is an exhibit of works by local young people and the outcome of photography workshops facilitated by eye4change, a charitable social enterprise based in Greenwich. Activities based on digital image capture, editing and post-production empowered each participant to give voice to their own individual experience through the lens. Reflecting back aspects of their lives, their thoughts, hopes and dreams, they explored themes of belonging, identity, and their current reality.

Eye4change uses the medium of photography to engage, educate and empower disadvantaged and marginalised children, young people and adults.

See here for an interview with exhibition organiser Xenia Demetriou and some of the project participants, broadcast Monday 11th February on London Live

Supported by BBC Children in Need.

Launch Event: Saturday 9th February 2019 3pm-5pm | All welcome | Sign up on eye4change’s Eventbrite page here 

The exhibition runs from Monday 11th February to Wednesday 27th February 2019 | Free

Open: Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

Image credit: Faye Bond

 

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