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Monday, September 6th, 2021

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The School of Design is pleased to present /unreel, an exhibition produced by our MA Digital Arts students 2021. /unreel is dedicated to creating other-worldly places and presenting abstract artforms, whilst questioning their artificiality and subjective perspectives. The artists take over the space through the hybridisation of the physical and the virtual. Each work holds a distinct outlook on its relations to the spaces inhabited by the supremacy of digitisation, contributing to the entity of the exhibition. A wide range of media will be shown including video, sound, animation, sculpture, print, installation, projection, and digital drawing – all highlighting the diversity and individuality of approaches to the field of Digital Arts.  The show is located within two of the University of Greenwich’s art spaces – The Project Space and The Stephen Lawrence Gallery. Both spaces will focus on the display of works created as part of the Major Project, an 8-month independent study module led by research and practice, allowing for a full development of individual interest within the field of Digital Arts.

 “Special thanks to Jim Hobbs, Sarah Macdonald, Dr. Andrew Knight-Hill, Dr. Richard Whitby and all the visiting lecturers and practicing artists we have had the pleasure of speaking to. Your work and your words have influenced each one of us in great ways and that has shaped exciting paths for us. We would not be where we are today without your support. ” –  MA Digital Arts 2021 Crew

Housed within the University of Greenwich’s Stockwell Street Building, MA Digital Arts students are given the opportunity to utilise world-class facilities and are taught by academic staff and professional visiting artists within the field of Digital Arts.  The programme runs for one full calendar year giving students time and space to develop their specific interests, culminating in a final public exhibition.  See link below for more information.

Please Note: The number of visitors in the gallery will be restricted due to COVID 19 measures. You may have to wait to view the works. Please observe the information at the Stockwell Street building front lobby before accessing the exhibition.

House of Many Cultures: The Others’ Story

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

The notion of what it is to be British has arisen yet again in the light of the current debates instigated by Brexit, Black Lives Matter, the toppling of statues that celebrated slave traders and structural racism. 

It seems, like more than ever, understanding the multitude of cultural identities that inhabit Britain is needed. This exhibition invites you to explore some of these cultures through the conduit of work undertaken by University of Greenwich alumni who embedded their cultural identities into their graduate projects.

The work selected is specifically by British architecture students with hybrid identities (i.e., with diasporic backgrounds). The exhibition showcases projects that these students used to explore their own culture and identity through an architectural lens. It is both an investigation into the self and also an opportunity for others to learn and understand a British demographic that is sometimes seen as the other.

The contribution of these recently graduated architects is essential to the cultural debate that is currently taking place as they inevitably influence British architecture and culture today.

Exhibitors :

Rayan Elnayal  (British of Sudanese descent); Peter Efe  (British of Nigerian descent); Dhruv Gulabchande (British of Indian descent); Sachini Jayasena  (British of Sri Lankan descent); Ahad Mahmood. (British of Pakistani descent); Parisa Shahnooshi  (British of  Iranian descent); Niraj Shah (British of Indian descent); George Aboagy Williams  (British of Ghanaian descent)

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