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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.

IKEA Re-Masterpieces

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

IKEA Re-masterpieces

IKEA are holding a unique collage exhibition to celebrate the opening of their most sustainable store, here in the Borough of Greenwich. Artist Rosalind Freeborn will be turning old IKEA catalogues into collages of the public, while Mr Ian Wright uses the catalogue pages to recreate famous faces from Greenwich. Come see their work and sign up to have your very own portrait done.

Portrait sessions take place on the weekends of 26th/27th January and 2nd/3rd February between 10 am and 5pm each day. 

Slots are limited. Please sign up at the venue on the day.

Periscopic Pavillion + Riba Presidents Medals

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

L-R: The Periscope Pavilion (Dewdney); Hotel Mollino, The Bedroom (Lezou); The Bladder (Wilford)

A recent project by Max Dewdney is presented alongside the projects of this year’s RIBA Presidents Medal winners and nominees. RIBA Serjeant Award Winner for Part 2, Marilia Lezou Hotel Mollino and Alexander Wilford winner of RIBA Bronze medal commendation. Also included in the exhibition is the work of Liam Bedwell and Simona Moneva, President Medal nominees.

Marilia Lezou’s project, Hotel Mollino: Staging Spaces of the Everyday as Heterotopias of Performance in Scenography and Architecture, explores the performative potential of a series of scaled models through a set of film stills that navigate the viewer through the design.

Alex Wilford’s project, The Smithfield Meat Market sits in Clerkenwell and suggests a structure that furthers the local context, providing for both the meat market by night, and the public by day.

Liam Bedwell’s The Lithium Empire is a project that speculates on a rapidly developing lithium industry and the subsequent birth of a new architectural built environment.

Simona Moneva’s Remnants of War: UXO Risk Assessment HQ is a project unfolding the issue of unexploded ordnance being unearthed at building sites all over London.

The students’ work will be showcased alongside Max Dewdney’s most recent research piece: The Periscopic Pavilion Glass Study 03, as part of an ongoing design project by Max Dewdney Architects [in collaboration with Gosia Malus & Martin Aberson]. The Periscopic Pavilion Study 03 acts as a testing ground for Max Dewdney’s architectural practice, which uses curation and architecture to address projects across a range of scales – from residential and community buildings and gallery / exhibition design to the scale of the pavilion and object.

This joint show is dedicated to the demonstration of excellence in design from both students and tutors at the University of Greenwich. The display is a testament to the importance of design teaching as ‘research hubs’, with student – tutor creative collaboration in the field while simultaneously celebrating a successful academic year for Architecture at the University of Greenwich.

Private View: Tuesday 11th December 2018, 6-11pm.

The Project Space | Stockwell Street Building, 10 Stockwell St, London SE10 9BD | Free