The Stephen Lawrence Gallery at The University of Greenwich

Stephen Lawrence Gallery
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The Stephen Lawrence Gallery aims to promote diversity in the representation of visual cultures through mainly curated group exhibitions featuring the work of young contemporary visual practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, including artists, designers, and architects. The gallery stages a programmed series of six curated exhibitions each year with accompanying conferences and workshops. The exhibitions as well as many of the associated events are open to the public as well as members of the University. In addition the gallery hosts end-of-year student shows and regularly platforms project based activities in the local community.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

11am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
11am to 4pm Saturday
Closed Sunday

Admission charges

Admission free

Getting there

The closest train stations to Stockwell Street are Greenwich Station (a four minute walk) and Cutty Sark DLR station (two minutes).

Bus routes which run close to the galleries are as follows:
129: North Greenwich – Greenwich 177: Thamesmead – Peckham 180: Belvedere – Lewisham 188: North Greenwich – Russell Square 199: Canada Water – Catford 286: Sidcup – Greenwich 386: Blackheath – Woolwich Arsenal

There is also a regular boat service offered by Thames Clippers which stops next to the older university campus, near to the Heritage Gallery. It runs from Westminster and stops at other locations along the route, taking around 35 minutes in total.

Additional info

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Collection details

Weapons and War, Fine Art, Film and Media, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Details of CHAZ WAS 'ERE

MATERIAL LEGACIES

  • 28 February — 24 March 2017 *on now

Material Legacies brings together a collection of works that encapsulate the essence of three people’s lives. It explores how making can create meaningful encounters with the dead. These bereaved makers, from The Hospice of St Francis, invite you to experience how they have crafted their loved ones’ physical and digital heritage.

The stories are told through their physical engagement with materials and their collaborations with creative practitioners. Together the works speak of loss and self-discovery: hundreds of pin pricks turn memory to matter; clay fuses with video constructing the ‘Trainman’; and fingertips massage a message of textured paint leaving their imprint on hand and canvas.

In the first room you will encounter multi-colored felt mushrooms, made for a mushroom-obsessed teenager, where the walls speak of washing machines, badgers and her voice preserved in a dictaphone. The maker describes the mushrooms as gaudy, cheesy and perfect. They reflect the adolescent relationship with faultless clarity honoring a person that is known longer in death then in life. The process of hundreds of pin pricks make the colored felt solidify, forming around the interaction as each mushroom is nurtured into existence. The next room contains clay, one of the oldest building materials in the world. This combines with words, projection and reflection to narrate a life told through trains. Stories weave through the geology of the Swiss Alps, commencing with a young boy trainspotting at Preston station after the 2nd World War, right through to the dying man watching Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys mediating his final journey. The last experience captures the breadth of the grieving process in textural detail as a body of works move the viewer from dark to light and static to fluid. Traveling across the works through some of those dark things. They speak of fingers pressing paint into canvas, rubbed raw as though they have been digging in the mud.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Getting there

The closest train stations to Stockwell Street are Greenwich Station (a four minute walk) and Cutty Sark DLR station (two minutes).

Bus routes which run close to the galleries are as follows:
129: North Greenwich – Greenwich 177: Thamesmead – Peckham 180: Belvedere – Lewisham 188: North Greenwich – Russell Square 199: Canada Water – Catford 286: Sidcup – Greenwich 386: Blackheath – Woolwich Arsenal

There is also a regular boat service offered by Thames Clippers which stops next to the older university campus, near to the Heritage Gallery. It runs from Westminster and stops at other locations along the route, taking around 35 minutes in total.

The Stephen Lawrence Gallery at The University of Greenwich
10 Stockwell Street
Greenwich
London
Greater London
SE10 9BD
England

Website

http://www.greenwichunigalleries.co.uk/

E-mail

ugg@greenwich.ac.uk

Telephone

David Waterworth - Curator

020 8331 9954

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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