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Friday, November 5th, 2021

An exhibition and accompanying series of events showcasing the Sound/Image research group.

Exhibiting group members: Dushume (Amit Dinesh Patel); Jim Hobbs; Andrew Knight-Hill; Emma Margetson; Angela McArthur; Jonathan Weinel; Richard Whitby

Using practice as a tool of critical enquiry, the Sound/Image research group investigates the possibilities available to create new aesthetic experiences through a range of sonic and audio-visual media technologies. Based in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Greenwich, the group has built an international reputation for hosting public events and conferences. These events seek to bring together creative practitioners and leading academics to share insights and reflect upon the latest audiovisual practices.

Navigating the immersive possibilities of sound in space, the Sound/Image ’21 exhibition includes durational installation, It’s all right. I came back (2021) by Jim Hobbs, plus recent sound-works Boo Su 5’10”, Cultaural Fetish 1′ (2021) and PhliKr 9’43 (2020) by Dushume. New and recent works composed for the IKO speaker (pictured) feature as part of the exhibition installation; these by Emma Margetson, composer-in-residence during the exhibition, Angela McArthur, and other members of the group. Also presented, is video documentation of the virtual reality work for Oculus Quest, Cyberdream (2020) by Jonathan Weinel and Void (2019) by Andrew Knight-Hill. In conjunction with the works on exhibition, a programme of talks and live events (see below) delves further into the work of the group, including ROT, Greenwich a new performance by Siôn Parkinson and Richard Whitby, with Amit Dinesh Patel. Please see tabs below for more details and sign up information for these events.

Composer in Residence

Emma Margetson will be working with the IKO as composer in residence during the exhibition, with the resulting work being presented on 8th December in ‘Instrumentalising spaces: the IKO immersive loudspeaker’ (below).
Drop by to talk with and observe Emma in action whilst composing, Emma will be working in the gallery between 10am-12pm and 1-4pm on 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th and 8th December 2021

This IKO residency is funded by the Arts Council England grant, Developing your Creative Practice.

The Sound/Image research group

Working with international and high-profile collaborative partners the Sound/Image research group strives to make a progressive contribution to the contemporary electronic art landscape, challenging established knowledge and seeking to enrich the worlds of contemporary sound and audio-visual media.

Research areas covered are: Sound and Image Relationships in Audio-visual Media; Audio-visual Composition and Performance; Soundscapes and Binaural Audio; Noise and Chaos; Spatial Audio Composition; Increasing Diversity in Experimental Music and Electronic Arts. 

The group aims to effect change that increases diversity and opens access to contemporary electronic arts, fostering new research talent within a constructive, collaborative community. It seeks to promote practice-based research methods as tools for novel understanding and critical analysis, while delivering world leading research in sound and audio-visual practice.

More about the group, its research and partnerships can be found HERE

Extra safety measures are in place for your visit to the gallery and events.
You are requested to wear a mask (unless you have a waiver), make use of the hand sanitiser provided, and to observe social distancing measures. Numbers at the events are limited and booking is advised for these via our website. Some works in the exhibition require headphones. Sanitised headphones will be provided at the gallery desk for this; you are also welcome to bring your own.


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.

Sign up below to attend the Private View on Wednesday 22 September

Thanks to Three Legs Brewing Co. for helping make the private view go with a bang.

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 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.