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We are temporarily closed

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

In line with the latest advice from the UK Government and Public Health England, the galleries have closed following Tier 4 restrictions. They will reopen once the restrictions have lifted in the New Year.

We are eager to welcome you back when we reopen with the next exhibition “The Landscapists”. If you have any questions, you can email us on ugg@gre.ac.uk or catch up with us on social media.

We will continue to provide updates as we receive new information. Thank you for your understanding and support.

St Alfege Church in Translation

Monday, April 19th, 2021

An exhibition of multiple views of St Alfege Church, Greenwich seen via hundreds of 3D scans.

Since 2017 Captivate Research Group, in partnership with St Alfege Church, have been 3D scanning the entire church from the top of the steeple to the furthest recesses of the crypt, from inside to outside, from before, during and after the HLF supported restoration works. In the order of 400 polychrome + monochrome scans and more than 2,000 photographs have been used to build large 3D point cloud and photogrammetric models of St Alfege.

These models are effectively worlds which can be explored, worlds which are 1:1 translations of the actual church but that can reveal previously unseen views and spatial relationships such as that between the sacristy, the crypt and the roof void which reveals a unity of composition previously unseen.

The views in this exhibition are taken from the same data sets but with aesthetic variation to make apparent specific qualities and atmospheres. In some of the scans the architecture appears as a series of veils through which we can perceive the totality of the church.

In others we see the church in section where for instance the extraordinary stacked sequence of the chambers of the steeple materialise, exquisite segments linked by a series of ladders winding between the volatile bells and around the delicately extended mechanisms of the clock.

We are now able to see the spatial complexity of St Alfege as a whole from multiple points of view.

Project Team St Alfege Church: Rebecca Parrant (Heritage Engagement & Interpretation Manager); Wendy Foreman (Heart of Greenwich Project Director); David McEvoy (Church Administrator); Richard Griffith Architects; The Meridian Ringers. Captivate Research Group: Duncan Goodwin; Philip Hudson; Ed Wall; Simon Withers.

Captivate Research Group, School of Design, University of Greenwich

The Landscapists

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

An exhibition of inventive landscape works by leading artists, designers, and researchers, including:
Harry Bix; Luis Callejas and Charlotte Hansson; Emma Colthurst; James Corner; Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman; Drawing Architecture Studio; Larissa Fassler; Alexis Liu; Tiago Torres‐Campos; SCAPE; and Ed Wall.

Who designs our worlds? What practices are employed as contemporary landscapes are produced? The Landscapists exhibition sets out that landscapes are made and remade through interrelations between people and the worlds around them – from geographers investigating the lives of urban wastelands to landscape architects projecting future cities, and from migrants navigating border systems to artists working with local residents. In contrast to tendencies to emphasise the physical forms of landscapes, with their potential to be redesigned and represented in drawings, the exhibition brings to the forefront the social structure of landscapes by focusing on a range of critical practices and daily actions. As conventional frames of landscape are challenged, other ways of measuring, mapping, imagining, designing, building and occupying them are revealed. For centuries, artists and designers have represented landscapes of power in paintings and have transformed them through their design proposals. But in recent years, a number of researchers, designers, artists and activists have explored an expanded field of landscape, investigating populations fleeing conflict zones, reimagining cities facing ecological challenges, questioning territorial claims, and critiquing processes of urbanisation. 

Valley Project, Ed Wall (Project Studio)
Valley Project, Ed Wall (Project Studio). Image Credit: Ed Wall and Emma Colthurst.

The Landscapists exhibition is curated by Ed Wall, Emma Colthurst and Alexis Liu. It has developed from discourses and contributions to The Landscapists: Redefining Landscape Relations, an issue of Architectural Design, that was published by Wiley in 2020, and was guest-edited by Ed Wall. 

Please Note: The number of visitors in the gallery will be restricted due to COVID 19 measures. For this reason, you are advised to pre-book your visit using the link below. Walk-in access to the gallery will only be available if pre-booked slots have not been taken. All visitors are requested to wear masks (unless exempt) and observe social distancing measures.

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