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End of Year Show 2019

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

University of Greenwich Galleries is excited to support the School of Design End of Year Show 2019. We will be hosting film screenings and work from Film, Media, Design, and Architecture students in both the Project Space and Stephen Lawrence Gallery.

This year’ Show is a celebratory and immersive experience of cutting-edge creativity and innovation, which marks the journeys of amazing young creatives at Greenwich.

Opening night of School of Design End of Year Show 2019:
Wednesday 12 June 2019, 6 pm

The Stephen Lawrence Gallery is open as usual (Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm) during this exhibition.

The rest of the End of Year Show is open on the first floor of Stockwell St Building daily, 12 noon – 6:30 pm until 28th June.

For Walls with Tongues

Monday, April 8th, 2019

This exhibition of street murals from 1966 to 1985 reveals the influence of muralists on the expansion of art in public spaces since the 60s and presents their lives and experiences through oral history. It celebrates the history of the mural movement in the United Kingdom and its influence on 20th-century culture, largely overlooked by the art establishment and historians.

In 1960s Britain, artists produced a profusion of street murals that became a backdrop for local celebrations, encouraging a sense of place and expressing local pride. Many muralists saw their work as part of the wider Community Arts movement, using their skills to facilitate social reform and develop radical alternatives to Gallery Art. At around the same time, external murals were appearing across the world. In the USA, in particular, neighbourhood murals gave voice to people’s aspirations.

For Walls with Tongues is compiled and curated by Greenwich Mural Workshop, a seminal arts organisation based in Greenwich.

Open 10 May – 2 June 2019 | Monday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

Free seminar: Tuesday 14 May, 1 pm – 5 pm | Reserve your place here

The seminar will include presentations by artists who pioneered this form of street art followed by a discussion.

An exhibition by:

Stephen Lobb & Carol Kenna of Greenwich Mural Workshop

Rib Davis – oral history

Ben Wiedel-Kaufman – researcher

Volunteer interviewers: Maya Finkelstein Amrami, Dr Hazel Atashroo, Catherine Ireland Farren, Emma Middleton-Stirling. | This National Arts and Heritage project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Friday, March 15th, 2019

Stories is an exhibition of photographic work by students studying at University of Greenwich and North Kent College.

Throughout the 20th century, photography became increasingly associated with its capacity to ‘tell the truth’; and up until the start of the new millennium, the photographic document held a privileged place within the arts because of this. Since the popularisation of the digital camera and various image editing tools that ensued, attitudes towards photography have changed. Today, the photographic image not only shows us what has been but also what could have been, or even what should have been. In this respect, photography produces fictions, it paints pictures of reality, and it makes up stories that encourage us to dream, to wonder and to look inwards at ourselves. Today photography refocuses our attention back onto the creative power of photographic images themselves.

For this project, students were invited to think about story-telling from a range of critical and creative perspectives. Fictions, myths, phantasy, truth, lies, make-believe, wishes, dreams, histories, memory, ruins, journeys, autobiographies, childhoods, politics, documents, narratives, fairytales and more, were discussed and used as starting points for creative exploration and imaging. Not unlike ourselves, all images have a story; the work on show here invites you to enter into those stories and reflect on what they have to say.

The exhibition is open March 20th – 28th | Free

Private View March 22nd, 6-9pm | All Welcome

New Alumni ’19

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Built on the success of the previous year’s exhibition, this time New Alumni focuses on four recent graduates working in cross-disciplinary fields within the creative industries that impact on our environment and community. Open to the public from the 21st February to 15th March 2019, the New Alumni exhibition will coincide with Greenwich Portraits in the adjacent Stephen Lawrence Gallery. The exhibitions complement each other and showcase the University’s support for both new and longstanding alumni.

John Joseph Watters graduated from Greenwich in 2015 with an MA in Landscape Architecture. He has been since working at Tower Hamlets-based practice Kinnear Landscape Architects (KLA). With a portfolio of innovative projects, KLA boasts established experience in both the public and private sectors. JJ’s work ranges from ambitious green infrastructure strategies to the detailed design of small urban spaces. His MA project was featured in the 2018 International Landscape Architecture Biennial. Several of JJ’s drawings have been published in Paul Cureton’s book: Strategies for Landscape Representation.

Grace Diggens is a producer on multiple award-winning digital advertising projects and installations around the globe. Since graduating with a BSc in Digital Animation at the University of Greenwich in 2013, she worked her way into a production position at the Oscar-winning visual effects house, Framestore. There she managed the development of projects ranging from large scale digital signage to device-based apps. Grace’s work can be found amidst the bustling streets of Tokyo, to the bright lights of New York’s Times Square—many of which will be live for years to come. Currently based in New York, Grace is now working as technical producer at Fake Love, the New York Times’ digital agency.

Marilia Lezou is an MA Architecture 2018 graduate at the University of Greenwich and the winner of RIBA’s 2018 Serjeant Awards for Excellence in Drawing with her project Hotel Mollino, which explores scenography as an ‘art of building’ and theatre productions as architectural thinking. Marilia’s work questions the relationship between environment and spectator. As a result, the object is explored through the architect’s gaze: a vehicle through which the hidden can emerge and be examined. Marilia is also co-founder of London-based OWMI Studio, a design studio that focuses on a range of architectural, digital, conceptual and artistic projects which seek to implement playful and experimental aspects to designs.

Rhiannon Ashley graduated from the University of Greenwich with a BA in Media and Communications in 2015. She currently works for environmental charity Hubbub, running playful and innovative behaviour change campaigns to engage with a mainstream audience. Rhiannon is exhibiting stills from two of the campaigns she has recently worked on: Love Where You Live and For Fish’s Sake. The Love Where You Live campaign tackled fly-tipping by supporting community groups to turn the alleyways between their houses into cleaner, greener spaces. Last summer, For Fish’s Sake nudged Putney locals to stem the flow of litter into the Thames. The campaign featured fishy-themed floor art, a community gallery, play and work near the river, and voting bins asking topical questions.

The exhibition runs in the Project Space from 21 February to 15 March 2019 | Free | All welcome

Open: Monday – Sunday 8:00am – 9:30pm.

This exhibition is curated and installed by Francesco Imola with University of Greenwich Galleries and hosted by the School of Design, University of Greenwich.

Stockwell Street Building, including the Project Space where this exhibition is held, will be closed on Saturday 23 February due to essential power maintenance work. The Stephen Lawrence Gallery & Project Space will reopen as usual on Tuesday 26th February.