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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

Universal Crepitation

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

In association with the 2020 Greenwich Sound/Image Festival, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery is hosting an exhibition of audio-visual works, spanning a wide range of practices, including theatre, video, dance, music, and installation art.

Running from 10 November through 18 December 2020, Universal Crepitation explores sound as a granular ever-present entity.

Universal: in that no part can be excluded from causality (unless godlike and nonexistent).  
Crepitation: a crackle, a rattling of parts rubbing together.  

We habitually try to trace a sound back to its source, to identify and label it, but what we find here are just shifting points of contact. In an exhibition that incorporates different voices and modalities — the sonic, the spoken, the written and the staged – artists bring their singular approaches together through collaborative practice. The accumulation of multiple sound/image works in one space has the potential to generate a cacophonous noise – or the possibility for new unities to emerge from these points of crackling contact. 

Intuitively it could be possible to sense that white noise contains multiplicity, just as this exhibition may contain undulations that speak of distinct temporalities and lifespans that animate and invigorate; a complex pulse that generates new worlds, emergent narratives and landscapes. The relationship between sound and the emergence of music has two distinct trajectories, the narrative/linear and the ambient/cyclical; time and space. Universal Crepitation explores the dynamic tension between these two tendencies or aspects of the sonic. 


Features Ole Hagen, Oscar Nearly, and Mhairi Vari, working  in collaboration with  Hannah James-Scott,  Hannah  Jowett, and Rhea T-W.

This exhibition is part of the Greenwich Sound/Image Festival. Below is the sound featured in the installation.

Mhairi Vari · Here it comes universal crepitation (edit, shortened)
Hannah Jowetti · Don’t Feed The Task Monkeys(edit, shortened)

ELECTROPOLIS: TEN DREAMS FROM BETHNAL HOUSE

To watch the live stream, please click the link here.

Your Visit

Due to COVID 19, we are operating a policy of limiting visitor numbers to a maximum of 6 per hour, with no group bookings. 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 gree slot. In this case, you will also be required to leave contact details for tracing purposes.

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 measure 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 own 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.

We gratefully acknowledge funding support from Royal Borough of Greenwich

We are reopening: Window First

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Reopening in September Banner Poster

From Tuesday, September 1st, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery will re-open with the first of four week-long displays in the Gallery window space. On this and each subsequent Tuesday, a new installation will focus on a different aspect of teaching and research from the University’s School of Design.

The series starts with a presentation of the 2020 online graduate student exhibition, then moves on to explore the experimental roof-gardens in the Stockwell Street building. In the third week, we show some of the historically important research revealed through laser scanning projects from across the Greenwich World Heritage site, while the series rounds off with an audio-visual ‘taster’ of the forthcoming Sound/Image Festival to be held in Greenwich Town Centre in November.

To comply with our operational COVID 19 measures, these displays have been devised so that they can be engaged with from the street. Meanwhile, The Project Space and Heritage Gallery remain temporarily closed. We are working closely with the University Estates team towards their reopening, and will post developments on our social media platforms as these emerge. Follow University of Greenwich Galleries on TwitterInstagram or Facebook.


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