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Sound & Image / Sonos Localia

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Celebrating research in Sound and Image fostered at the University of Greenwich, including the recent Routledge publication, Sound and Image: Aesthetics and Practice Andrew-Knight-Hill (ed) and new releases from the surround sound Sonos Localia record label.

Exhibitors: Andrew Knight-Hill, Ian Thompson, students, artists and composers featured in the publication and recordings

This event is part of the Greenwich Sound/Image Festival

Your Visit

Due to COVID 19, we are operating a policy of limiting visitor numbers. It is therefore advisable for you to book in advance for your visit. If you arrive without a booking we will only be able to grant you entry if there is a free slot. In this case, you will also be required to leave contact details for tracing purposes. You are requested to wear a mask (unless you have a waiver), make use of the hand sanitiser provided, and to observe social distancing measures during your visit.

Note: As we are in a Tier 2 area, we can only accept individual bookings.

We gratefully acknowledge funding support from the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Audiovisual Installations

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Jim Hobbs: Moribund States (2020) detail

Unit 3 – 3A Greenwich Market. Opens 11 – 5 daily

Experience world leading audio-visual art in the heart of the community as the SOUND/IMAGE Festival transforms a shop unit within historic Greenwich Market into a contemporary exhibition space, hosting international artists and newly commissioned works that explore the interplay of sound and light. Suitable for all ages. May have flashing lights  

Featuring the work of Jim Hobbs, Pouloumi Desai, Sean Russell Hallowell and Amit Patel

This exhibition is part of the Greenwich Sound/Image Festival

Your Visit

Due to COVID 19, we are operating a policy of limiting visitor numbers. It is therefore advisable for you to book in advance for your visit. If you arrive without a booking we will only be able to grant you entry if there is a free slot. In this case, you will also be required to leave contact details for tracing purposes. You are requested to wear a mask (unless you have a waiver), make use of the hand sanitiser provided, and to observe social distancing measures during your visit.

Note: As we are in a Tier 2 area, we can only accept individual bookings.

We gratefully acknowledge funding support from Royal Borough of Greenwich

MA Digital Arts Degree Show

Monday, September 21st, 2020

MA Digital Arts, School of Design

Note: Due COVID 19 measures public access to this exhibition is restricted. See post (below) for further details.

The School of Design is pleased to announce the MA Degree Show for students graduating from the MA Digital Arts.  The exhibition is the culmination of 12 months of study where each postgraduate student has developed their practice exploring a wide variety of personal interests. Experimentation, technical skills and individual styles come together to form a diverse body of contemporary artworks ranging from video installations created using game engines to digital photography produced using microscopic cameras.    

Housed within the University’s Stockwell Street building, MA Digital Arts students are given the opportunity to utilize world-class facilities and are taught by academic staff and professional visiting artists within the field of Digital Arts.  Students are encouraged to experiment across a wide variety of media to help develop an appreciation of alternative approaches while honing specialised skills in their chosen area.   

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the physical exhibition is only open to visitors who have access to Stockwell Street Building.  Social distancing and PPE measures must be observed.  In order to provide wider access the exhibition, an online version will be made available to the general public.

Artists’ Statements:

Paul Rajbansh: With my work I try to engage the viewer emotionally and pensively, the experience should be thought provoking enough that you are left with a profound look at the universe you reside in.  It’s easy to get lost and forget you’re spinning on a rock in space. My goal is to try and get people to understand that we are finite beings in the Cosmos, not just parasites on a rock. 

Iulian Dumitrache: When it comes to my practice, I am interested in the immersive experiences that the digital realm has to offer. For this, I chose a gaming engine (Unreal Engine) as a space where I can experiment with digital scans (photogrammetry) and tackle the idea of abject beauty. 

 

Let our Legacy Continue

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

A collaboration between the Caribbean Social Forum, and the University of Greenwich’s Applied Sociology and Drama Theatre and Performance Research Groups.

From the Caribbean to the UK to lockdown, we carry and re-remember stories of where we came from, journeys and first impressions. We do what we have always done to survive and thrive. We adapt and refresh skills. We innovate, create and re-create. This project uses visual art, sound, music and words to capture and celebrate the rich material of our unique Caribbeaness as reflected in our everyday lives.  

Image © Ingrid Pollard (detail)

Our journey ends with an exhibition which we invite you to travel through, marking the beginning of a new adventure. This exhibition appears both in a digital format* and at The Stephen Lawrence Gallery. Both formats of the exhibition are open to the public from 2 October, after an invited launch on 1 October.

*The online exhibition is currently in preparation. A link will be provided here once it is ready.

Storytellers

Bertie Ferguson (Jamaica, Management); Cynthia Gaynor-Bailey (Jamaica, Local Government Officer); Dolcie Gibbs (Jamaica, Nurse); Esther Precod (Barbados, Nurse); Fabian Best (Barbados, Nurse); Harry Franklyn (Barbados, Builder); Joycelyn Williams (Trinidad and Tobago, Entrepreneur); Denzil Winsborrow (St Vincent, Education); Neville McGregor (Jamaica, Builder); Sonia McIntosh, MBE (Jamaica, Civil Servant); Tony Durrant, MBE (St Vincent, Civil Servant); Velmar McGregor (Grenada, Education); Victor Turton (Barbados, Transport).

Exhibition Team

Adele Chambers (UoG Student Intern); Dave Hockham (Drama, Theatre and Performance Research Group, UoG); Ingrid Pollard, Dr. (Artist and Curator); Jean Campbell (Workshop Facilitator and Curator); Pamela Franklin (Caribbean Social Forum); Shamica Ruddock (Creative Digital Specialist); Tracey Reynolds, Prof. (Applied Sociology Research Group, UoG).

Your Visit 

Due to COVID 19, we are operating a policy of limiting visitor numbers to a maximum of 9 per hour, with group bookings limited to a maximum of 6 people. It is therefore advisable for you to book in advance for your visit. Each slot is 45 minutes starting on the hour and can be booked via the Eventbrite link below. If you arrive without a booking we will only be able to grant you entry if there is a free slot. In this case, you will also be required to leave contact details for tracing purposes. When visiting the exhibition, you will encounter a layered experience of video, audio and imagery. The experience is expected to take no more than 45 minutes to travel through.

You are requested to wear a mask for your visit (unless you have a waiver), make use of the hand sanitiser provided, and to observe social distancing measures while you are in the gallery. For those shielding or otherwise unable to attend on-site, an online digital version will be available which you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. 

Further info

The gallery is fully wheelchair accessible. Public toilet facilities are available, including RADAR key operated disabled toilet facilities, on application to the gallery assistant. 

Further access information can be found under the Find Us tab on this website. For any additional access requirements or enquiries, please contact the gallery at ugg@gre.ac.uk