Archive for the ‘On Now’ Category

Heritage Gallery Temporary Closure

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

The Heritage Gallery remains temporarily closed. We are working closely with the University Estates team towards its reopening and will post developments on our social media platforms as these emerge.

Image: Rob Smith “Drift” (2017) – detail, underwater pinhole photograph exhibited in “Granular” Project Space Jan-Feb 2018

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In line with our current COVID19 measures, we have devised a new exhibition in the Stephen Lawrence Gallery that you can explore from the large windows facing the street, without needing to enter the building.


Have a question or planning a visit? Check out our contact details and location on the Find us page.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Project Space Temporary Closure

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

The Project Space remains temporarily closed. We are working closely with the University Estates team towards its reopening, and will post developments on our social media platforms as these emerge..

Image: Rob Smith “Drift” (2017) – detail, underwater pinhole photograph exhibited in “Granular” Project Space Jan-Feb 2018

Follow University of Greenwich Galleries on TwitterInstagram or Facebook.

In line with our current COVID19 measures, we have devised a new exhibition in the Stephen Lawrence Gallery that you can explore from the large windows facing the street, without needing to enter the building.


Have a question or planning a visit? Check out our contact details and location on the Find us page.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

We are reopening: Window First

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Reopening in September Banner Poster

From Tuesday, September 1st, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery will re-open with the first of four week-long displays in the Gallery window space. On this and each subsequent Tuesday, a new installation will focus on a different aspect of teaching and research from the University’s School of Design.

The series starts with a presentation of the 2020 online graduate student exhibition, then moves on to explore the experimental roof-gardens in the Stockwell Street building. In the third week, we show some of the historically important research revealed through laser scanning projects from across the Greenwich World Heritage site, while the series rounds off with an audio-visual ‘taster’ of the forthcoming Sound/Image Festival to be held in Greenwich Town Centre in November.

To comply with our operational COVID 19 measures, these displays have been devised so that they can be engaged with from the street. Meanwhile, The Project Space and Heritage Gallery remain temporarily closed. We are working closely with the University Estates team towards their reopening, and will post developments on our social media platforms as these emerge. Follow University of Greenwich Galleries on TwitterInstagram or Facebook.


Have a question or planning a visit? Check out our contact details and location on the Find us page.

Art as Problematic Waste

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

(Finland/UK, Aimo Hyvärinen and David Chapman)

This 3-screen video triptych (24’.50”) with 4-channel surround sound visits the underexamined question of the material and cultural management of art in an era of overproduction and ecological crisis. Through interviews with artists, curators and critics in Finland and UK, a variety of issues such as curatorial selection, art storage, legacy management and potential disposal, are dealt with in relation to a variety of fine art practices. The Museums are filling-up and the curatorial question of what to keep and what to throw away is underpinned by the unknown differential, the inevitable and fluctuating discrepancy between an artwork’s cultural and market values.

The subject dealt with by the work, is one that largely goes without consideration. In many ways, the destruction and disposal of art is a taboo subject. Cultural understandings clash with a harder economic reality of arts potential asset value and management of its material presence. Revisiting the friction between the use value and exchange value of art, Art as Problematic Waste asks: how may the art world recalibrate as it moves further into the era of overproduction?

About the filmmakers

David Chapman is a documentary filmmaker, media artist and researcher with a particular interest in sound and image interaction based in London. He creates video and multichannel sound pieces for both gallery and site-specific exhibitions.

Aimo Hyvärinen is a Tampere-based media artist, photographer and documentary filmmaker working on art concerning culture-oriented issues. Hyvärinen has been making exhibitions, films and installations since 1979 in Finland and abroad.

The Project is dedicated to the memory of Otso KantokorpiLeena Luostarinen and ErkkiPapu Pirtola.

Opening Event

Friday 6th March, 6 – 8 pm.

The installation will be on in the Project Space until 29th March.

Screenings start on the hour. Durartion: 25min

Read More

Art as Problematic Waste website

Art as Problematic Waste Facebook page