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Unbroken Ukraine: under the project ‘Kids and Art for Ukraine’

Friday, February 23rd, 2024

The War tragically affected millions of people in Ukraine and one of the most vulnerable are children. Hundreds have been injured and disabled, thousands  lost their homes and in desperate need for humanitarian support. Hundreds schools have been destroyed and for all children the educational process has been severely disrupted.

All Ukrainian children had their only one beautiful childhood taken away!

Charitable project “Kids and Art for Ukraine” started in the summer of 2022 in response to the war on Ukraine – to help the children affected by the war and provide them with humanitarian, medical and educational support, and to offer psychological and therapeutic relief from the brutal reality of the war they found themselves in. 

The project is supported by the Community Initiative programme of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and all donations are matched. The EBRD’s website:

Under the project we provided educational materials, and also essentials for displaced families, electric generators, power banks and LED lights to survive through the last extremely difficult winter.

The project is supported by the Community Initiative programme of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and all donations are matched.

Our participants –


Friday, February 23rd, 2024

Marginalia – Paintings and Works on Paper

Vince Briffa often thinks of his work as an ongoing book, where each work, like a mark, a note or a thought made in its margins, adds a new layer of reflection and meaning to the organic and entwining flow of narrative of the main text. Although hardly considered marginal, this distinctive activity in the margins is mainly defined by its relation to the main text, since the margins are perceived as the excess, at the periphery and surrounding it. Margins also define the physical limits of the book, and yet too frequently, the habitability of the margins through writing and other marks is perceived as simple observations or notes, being less valuable and with little to no influence on the main book.

The works in the exhibition are therefore marginalia extracted from a current chapter, in themselves in a state of becoming, that dialogically contribute and become one with Briffa’s current narrative concerning the interdependence of form, paint, colour, materials and gesture, and anything else in between.

Vince Briffa is an artist working in drawing, painting, sculpture, video and installation. He is a tenured Professor of Art at the University of Malta. His work has been exhibited in numerous prestigious venues including the Malta Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale, 1999 and 2019; Pierides Museum, Cyprus; Palais des Nations, Switzerland; Museum of Modern Art, Liechtenstein; Casoria Museum, Naples; Villa Manin Contemporary Art, Italy; MAC, Argentina; Palais Liechtenstein, Austria; Museum of Fine Arts, Romania and Museum of Modern Art, Israel amongst others. His work forms part of many local and international private and public collections. (


Arts Council Malta

The University of Greenwich

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Friday, December 15th, 2023

To mark International Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January, 2024) ten Jewish members of the University of Greenwich and the wider community have contributed their personal stories of life, persecution, and resilience.  The theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘the fragility of freedom’, highlighting the precarity that minority groups, including Jews, often live with. ‘This Is Our Story’ highlights individual stories that show the diversity of Jewish life, but also commonalities through shared experience of this fragility of freedom. Tracing family histories in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond, the exhibition aims to educate around the history of the Holocaust and Antisemitism, but also to encourage others to reflect on their own experiences and tell their own stories. 

This exhibition has ten anonymous story contributors. It is a sign of the fragility of freedom for Jews even today that it was felt best to present their stories anonymously.

By telling these stories the exhibition aims to encourage education about the Holocaust, something that is on the decline. A key part of the project was working with some of our partner schools, who were invited to share some of their pupils’ responses to learning about the Holocaust. We would like to thank the following schools for their contributions to the exhibition:

Belmont Castle Academy; Cliffe Woods Primary School; Peareswood Primary School; Plumbcroft Primary School; Shooters Hill Sixth Form College

Project Team: Sophie Beard, Ashley Brett, Louis Dawn, Kian-Rhys Evans, Alexander Guschanski, Marc Hawkey, Nicole Lee, Gedminte Mikulenaite, Michael Talbot, Rachel Tidnam, David Waterworth and Rachel Wolfendale.

Please follow the link below for the post about this exhibition on the main University of Greenwich website


Thursday, November 9th, 2023

The exhibition marks the culmination of the research and visual practice generated throughout Susana G. Larrañaga’s PhD in Digital Arts, which investigates the toxic and the Web 2.0.

Using an imaginary of the ruderal, of disturbed landscapes and their organisms, this post-digital exhibition brings forth a material and plural view of online and offline more-than-human relations. Reflecting on the accumulative toxic emergence of the Web 2.0: materially and psycho-socially polluting, online conspiracy theories concomitant to the pollution of mineral extraction.

Utilising a predominantly rubble-based artistic practice, which reversely mines data streams, Documents of the Web 2.0 explores anti-social practices online while shifting vision to anthropogenic landscapes. The artworks, which generate tension between medium and content, highlight the luxurious materiality of the digital and our current posthuman condition.

Susana’s website: