Archive for the ‘Stephen Lawrence Gallery’ Category


Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

SOUND/IMAGE 2023 brings together a selection of international artists who embrace ideas of collaborative processes and shared creativity. While the individual artworks and installations take on board a wide range of conceptual concerns, they all explore the relationships between sounds and images, and the images which sounds can construct by themselves. The exhibition will run from 10th November until 16th December, 2023.

Special installations by Tony Hill and Christopher Speed will also be open for a limited time to the public from 10-7:30 on 11 November and 10 – 6:30 on 12 November. 

In addition to the exhibition, the SOUND/IMAGE Festival 2023 includes an intensive 4 day conference taking place 9th – 12th November. From over 340 submissions, the programme of complementary talks, screenings, loudspeaker orchestra concerts, and performances – bringing together composers, filmmakers, electronic musicians, live visual performers, researchers from all over the world to stimulate discussion, debate and engage diverse perspectives and new insights on sound and audiovisual practice.

To celebrate the publication of the new book on sonic creativity “Art of Sound: Creativity in Film Sound and Electroacoustic Music” and the launch of our new creative practice research facilities the “Shared Hub for Immersive Future Technologies” this 2023 edition of the festival celebrates works responding to the theme “Creativity Shared”.

List of exhibitor names

Jane Frances Dunlop

Phill Wilson-Perkin

Zhao Jiajing

Phases (Bryan Yueshen Wu and Ke Peng)

Ivano Pecorini

Penny Andrea with Kit Ashton & Luke Andre Jackson

Tansy Xiao

Victoria Sarangova

Francis Olvez-Wilshaw

Maria Glyka, Vassilis Vlastaras, Jorge Cabieses-Valdes, Jim Hobbs

Ole Hagen, Jim Andrews, Mhairi Vari

For more information and to book tickets please visit here.

Private View: 11th November 18:00-19:30


Monday, September 11th, 2023

This year’s post-graduate exhibition Spectrum is a celebration of the powerfully diverse subject interests and practices resulting from a year of intense study at Greenwich.  On both the MA Digital Arts and MA Design, these creatives have worked across a massive range of concepts, technologies, and materials which often times combine and mix to form something unexpected.  They are also a group from diverse backgrounds, nationalities and cultures – something that has provided a huge scope for discussing ideas and works from real world perspectives. Learning through making is key to these Masters, and experimentation and practice-led research has given them practical ways of developing new methodologies within their practices. Across all the entire exhibition it is very evident that there is a strong desire to bring the digital into the physical world which in turn truly initiates a public facing conversation through their work. It is with great pleasure that we present Spectrum 2023

MA Digital Arts works by: Maksym Poda, Stergiani Siourtou, Diana Pinhão, Yomi Adebayo, Andreas Arany-Toth, Nihal Bhunjum, Inna Halasyova and Irtaza Ali Siyed.

MA Design works by: Albin Baby, Levina Thomas, Maya Balfour, Karina Igbosi, Samiea McGovern and Tilly Penn.

More information about our MA Design and MA Digital Arts programmes are available here.

A huge thank you to The Three Legs Brewing Company for sponsoring us.

Fragments Folds and Frays

Friday, July 14th, 2023

This exhibition explores the intersections of race and cultural identity through the practices of three contemporary artists of Indian and Ghanaian origin. The title “Fragments Folds and Frays” threads together the fragmented realities of the three artists concerning their post-colonial identities, histories, and experiences through their unravelling use of textiles in exploring colonial legacies, the unfolding of diverse cultural backgrounds and the fraying of traditional boundaries. The exhibition invites viewers to engage in thought-provoking dialogue around post-colonial identity, thought, environmental concerns, and the power of artistic expression in challenging and reimagining existing narratives.

Following a collaborative model, the artists Divya Sharma, Emmanuel Boateng and Patrick Tagoe-Turkson share this platform in questioning the much-used phrase, the ‘post-colonial’. They explore textiles in three different ways, asking the viewer to engage with questions about space, place, sense of belonging and racial hierarchies in contemporary artistic practice through a post-colonial lens. Through this exhibition, the artists are mobilising and intertwining their practices in questioning what it means to be black, brown, and underprivileged in British society, thus highlighting the experiences of marginalised communities and ‘breaking the chains of invisibility’.

Emmanuel Boateng is a Ghanaian British artist and PhD researcher from London whose practice and research explore issues surrounding race, space, disruption, and displacement of Black and brown bodies. Emmanuel is interested in exploring how repetition in Ghanaian traditional Kente weaving processes can be re-imagined in challenging and disrupting imperial ways of seeing in contemporary spaces.

Divya Sharma is an Indian British multi-disciplinary artist (MA Sculpture RCA / BA Painting (Hons) UAL) working with textiles, threads, and video and site-specific installations. Divya’s work is about place-making and imagining, and she is interested in reimagining through the labour of her tapestries, vanished homelands, hidden civilisations, and forgotten peoples and their ignored pasts.

Patrick Tagoe-Turkson threads together discarded flip-flops gathered from the beaches of Ghana into large-scale weaving installations in exploring issues surrounding place, non-place, and our environment. By weaving cut flip-flops into intricate patterns, Patrick’s work is upcycling discarded waste materials whilst raising issues surrounding consumerism, waste, decay, environmental conservation, and sustainability.

A podcast for the Fragments Folds and Frays show at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery – featuring Emmanuel Boateng, Divya Sharma and Patrick Tagoe-Turkson is available HERE.


Friday, July 14th, 2023

Exploring the urbanisation process of London’s rural-urban fringe in Tilbury and East Tilbury.

What is periphery in the context of urbanisation?

Tilbury sits at the intersection of the estuary, agricultural land, Green Belt, industrial zones, suburban settlements, and port development, forming a global city edge that carries a complexity exacerbated by the dynamic urbanisation process. ACROSS THE ESTUARIAL PERIPHERY presents drawings developed using a unique methodological model created as part of the research behind this exhibition. The drawings combine findings from mapping (GIS and documentary research), observation, interviews, and visual analysis to explore and reflect on the character of the metropolitan fringe and to visualise the impact of London’s sprawl onto Tilbury’s legibility and identity.

Applying a storytelling approach, the exhibition reveals conflicts between local communities, environments, landscapes, and cultures in marginalised areas as a result of urban activity through four chapters, they are: 1 Peripheral Urban Landscapes, 2 Urbanised Estuarial Landscapes, 3 Fragmented Field Patterns, and 4 Unsettled Urban Identities and Legibility. These four chapters reveal the urban challenges experienced by Tilbury, resulting in the fragmentation of the surrounding landscape, the less visible multi-dimensional urbanisation of the estuary, and the loss of local identity and perception.

ACROSS THE ESTUARIAL PERIPHERY is curated by Alexis Liu and the drawings are developed from the fieldwork, interviews and ArcGIS mappings conducted during her PhD research in Tilbury and East Tilbury.