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Spatial Materialities

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Photograph (detail): Acacia Diana

A solo exhibition of photographic works by Acacia Diana

Spatial Materialities explores spaces and structures through their most fundamental visual language. Images are framed in isolation or in singular perspective, to focus on the aspects that inform user experience with design cues. This collection extends a deeper appreciation for the visual enhancements of architecture, some often overlooked, that aids in informing identities, styles and histories. Certain elements are accentuated in bright, vibrant hues to draw viewers to the essential language of form and arrangement, to awaken child-like curiosity and wonder. The subjects, captured over the span of several years, archive the photographer’s growth and architectural comprehension over the years.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Acacia Diana is a photographer and designer who specialises in producing architecture and travel visuals. An enthusiastic advocate of exploring the world, cultures, and environment, she has worked with numerous global brands to create and curate beautiful images. She also does documentary work for international NGOs and refugee aids. She is a Canon EOS Youth Ambassador, and a graduate of Masters in Architecture from the University of Greenwich.

Instagram: @acaciadiana
Website: www.acaciadiana.com


Photography supported by

/unreel

Monday, September 6th, 2021

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The School of Design is pleased to present /unreel, an exhibition produced by our MA Digital Arts students 2021. /unreel is dedicated to creating other-worldly places and presenting abstract artforms, whilst questioning their artificiality and subjective perspectives. The artists take over the space through the hybridisation of the physical and the virtual. Each work holds a distinct outlook on its relations to the spaces inhabited by the supremacy of digitisation, contributing to the entity of the exhibition. A wide range of media will be shown including video, sound, animation, sculpture, print, installation, projection, and digital drawing – all highlighting the diversity and individuality of approaches to the field of Digital Arts.  The show is located within two of the University of Greenwich’s art spaces – The Project Space and The Stephen Lawrence Gallery. Both spaces will focus on the display of works created as part of the Major Project, an 8-month independent study module led by research and practice, allowing for a full development of individual interest within the field of Digital Arts.

 “Special thanks to Jim Hobbs, Sarah Macdonald, Dr. Andrew Knight-Hill, Dr. Richard Whitby and all the visiting lecturers and practicing artists we have had the pleasure of speaking to. Your work and your words have influenced each one of us in great ways and that has shaped exciting paths for us. We would not be where we are today without your support. ” –  MA Digital Arts 2021 Crew

Housed within the University of Greenwich’s Stockwell Street Building, MA Digital Arts students are given the opportunity to utilise world-class facilities and are taught by academic staff and professional visiting artists within the field of Digital Arts.  The programme runs for one full calendar year giving students time and space to develop their specific interests, culminating in a final public exhibition.  See link below for more information.

Please Note: The number of visitors in the gallery will be restricted due to COVID 19 measures. You may have to wait to view the works. Please observe the information at the Stockwell Street building front lobby before accessing the exhibition.

Sign up below to attend the Private View on Wednesday 22 September

Thanks to Three Legs Brewing Co. for helping make the private view go with a bang.

House of Many Cultures: The Others’ Story

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

The notion of what it is to be British has arisen yet again in the light of the current debates instigated by Brexit, Black Lives Matter, the toppling of statues that celebrated slave traders and structural racism. 

It seems, like more than ever, understanding the multitude of cultural identities that inhabit Britain is needed. This exhibition invites you to explore some of these cultures through the conduit of work undertaken by University of Greenwich alumni who embedded their cultural identities into their graduate projects.

The work selected is specifically by British architecture students with hybrid identities (i.e., with diasporic backgrounds). The exhibition showcases projects that these students used to explore their own culture and identity through an architectural lens. It is both an investigation into the self and also an opportunity for others to learn and understand a British demographic that is sometimes seen as the other.

The contribution of these recently graduated architects is essential to the cultural debate that is currently taking place as they inevitably influence British architecture and culture today.

Exhibitors :

Rayan Elnayal  (British of Sudanese descent); Peter Efe  (British of Nigerian descent); Dhruv Gulabchande (British of Indian descent); Sachini Jayasena  (British of Sri Lankan descent); Ahad Mahmood. (British of Pakistani descent); Parisa Shahnooshi  (British of  Iranian descent); Niraj Shah (British of Indian descent); George Aboagy Williams  (British of Ghanaian descent)

School of Design Show 2021

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Visit our showcase exhibition and see a range of work on display from our students graduating in Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urbanism, Graphic Design & Animation, Media, Film and Television.

The students this year have produced work full of fearless experimentation in the face of incredible challenges. They display wit, ingenuity and imagination in what they have achieved. Out of the chaos and uncertainty these creative individuals have found possibility and the freedom to experiment. The challenge of chaos was compounded by not being able to physically inhabit the creative space for much of the year – but that has not stopped them allow their talent and potential emerge.

We can see this year, more than ever, that the School of Design continues to go from strength to strength. This show attests to its growing reputation and standing as a creative institution of national and international standing. We urge you to come and share with us the exciting results of our students’ success. Celebrate these achievements with us.

COVID-19 and social distancing considerations

Venue capacity restrictions remain in place for the safety of all visitors and booking is essential.

Please book your ticket for one of the specified 2-hour timeslots, making sure to enter no earlier than your ticket start time and depart no later than the ticket end time. This is a self-guided tour – please feel free to explore the exhibition at your own pace within your 2-hour timeslot.

1 ticket per person, per timeslot. Each additional visitor must have their own ticket. Upon arrival, please check-in to Stockwell Street Library reception.