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Archive for the ‘Heritage Gallery’ Category


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


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:

Read Rosie Dagstir’s article in Spitalfields Life for more background to the exhibition:


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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eye4change - Leaning through the lens (logo)


An Elizabethan Progress

Monday, March 26th, 2018

An Elizabethan Progress is a group photographic project, based on tracing the route of tunnelled sections of London’s new Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) at surface level. The aim is to photograph places and happenings, which are linked by Crossrail in the tunnels below.

Project participants include Philip Brown, Michael Colman, Hilary Everett, Mo Greig, Lorraine Grey, Anila Hussain, John Kelly, Greg Lambert, Susi Luard, Dee Mistry, Wendy Nowak, Norman Smith, Val Straw, Anne Roache, Romney Tansley and Michael Turner.