• 15th Feb 2020
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Project Space
Phase IV: Intersections Art/Architecture installation, Stephen Lawrence Gallery 2020.
Artists l-r Mary Maclean, George Charman, Jaime Gili; Photo Benet Spencer

The Phase IV symposium brings together creatives, academics and researchers to discuss the relationship between arts and architecture, as well as the process of co-curating the Phase IV exhibition—on display at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery and Project Space between 15 January and 21 February 2020.

The exhibition, symposium, and related events are led by Benet Spencer (Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University) in collaboration with David Waterworth (Curator, University of Greenwich).


  • 10:30 am Coffee / Arrival
  • 11:00 Welcome & Introduction: Benet Spencer
  • 11:40 Keynote: Olivier Gourvil
  • 12:10 Questions / Discussion
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (not provided)
  • 1:30 Panel 1, introduced by David Waterworth
  • Felix Robbins (a-projects, London); Fran Cottell (artist); Daniela Yaneva (architect)
  • 2:45 Break (Coffee / Tea)
  • 3:00 Panel 2: Outside Architecture
  • Helen Robertson (UAL); Bernice Donszelmann (UAL); Tim Renshaw (University of Reading)
  • 4:00 Close

Keynote by Olivier Gourvil (artist, founder of Réseau Peinture, and former professor at École Supérieure d’Art et Design Grenoble, Valence)

Thinking in Painting
This quote from the question “What is thinking in painting?” by Hubert Damish is from his brilliant 1984 essay Fenêtre jaune cadmium*. In 2010, this question was the starting point for the enquiry that was addressed by 
Réseau Peinture**, which covered the relationship between painting and language. It also lead to critical research around communication in painting in relation to drawing and architecture, which was explored in the collaborative project Paper-Architecture. Gourvil developed this project with the New York-based painter Marjorie Welish between 2000-2013.

Olivier Gourvil, 2020

* Hubert Damish, Fenêtre jaune cadmium, publ. Seuil, Paris 1984. 
**Réseau Peinture is painting network that fosters collaboration between European schools of art and design, initiated by Olivier Gourvil, École Supérieure d’Art et Design Grenoble, Valence​.​ 

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If you like this event, you might be interested in attending the Public Lecture by exhibitor  Jaime Gili, Private View and Exhibition Catalogue launch on Saturday 14 February. Visit this link for more information about the programme


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Related Events & Exhibitions

  • Phase IV: Intersections – Art / Architecture

    • 15th Jan - 21st Feb 2020
    • Tue-Fri 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sat 11:00am - 4:00pm
    • Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Project Space
    Elements du Dessin Marie-Joseph-Bernard Gaillard, 1844. Image courtesy of L’institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse, Archive

    Phase IV: Intersections – Art / Architecture is an exhibition and symposium bringing together projects that explore interfaces between art and architecture.


    • 14th Feb 2020
    • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    • Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Project Space
    Two Images depicting Jaime Gili at work and in a studio setting (cut diagonally)

    On Friday 14 February we are hosting a Private View and launch of the Phase IV Exhibition Catalogue, followed by a Public Lecture by Jaime Gili.

Phase IV: Intersections - Art/Architecture — Exhibition Catalogue