The Greenwich Cabinet of Curiosities
Avant-Gardening exhibition/residency at Greenwich Heritage Centre
Tuesday 4 December 2012 - Friday 11 January 2013
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm(Closed 25 Dec, 26 Dec and 1 Jan)
How do you view the area where you live?
How do you respond to the history or of the area; its stories and anecdotes?
Have you got a tale to tell?
Artists’ collective Avant-Gardening has been out and about in the Royal Borough of Greenwich; talking to residents and visitors about their responses to the area for collation into a new mobile archive, the Greenwich Cabinet of Curiosities, which is one of the centrepieces of an interactive exhibition/residency at the Greenwich Heritage Centre in Woolwich.
Designed and built by designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad the Greenwich Cabinet of Curiosities along with Greenwich Garden by designer/maker, Hilary Blackburn, will be focal points of an exhibition and programme of creative workshops and interactions which will add to the growing collection of materials being curated into the cabinet.
We will be showcasing a selection of work contributed by participants in various workshops around the borough and also encouraging visitors to add their own voices during our exhibition workshops which will see the contents of the cabinet expanded out into the gallery space to create a living archive that represents the personal responses of the community
During the residency at Greenwich Heritage Centre we will be curating a smaller version of the exhibition which will be on display at the Discover Greenwich Information Centre at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich during February 2013.
Workshops and activities will be programmed throughout the residency and to keep track of all activities you can download the Greenwich Cabinet of Curiosities app which will be live for the duration of the exhibition and give you regular updates on the activities and the work created by participants during the residency
The app is downloadable for Android from Google Apps https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.avantgardening.android/>
An iOS app is available to download for iPhones by visiting this link: http://goo.gl/ngxNj
Workshops scheduled to date include:
Cabinet of Curiosities Fanzine workshop Help the Avant-Gardeners to create one of the Greenwich Cabinet of Curiosities fanzines that will be produced and digitally distributed weekly throughout the exhibition.
Tuesday 4th December 11am – 3pm
Wednesday 5th December 2pm - 5pm
Friday 7th December 2pm - 5pm
Thursday 13 December 10am - 1pm
Friday 4 January 10am - 1pm
Thursday 10 Jan 10am - 1pm
Winter lantern workshop Join us making Greenwich related lanterns to light up the long winter nights. The lanterns will be part of the exhibition until 21st Dec when participants will be invited to join us to light up the longest night and take their lanterns home for the festive season
Wednesday 12th December 2pm - 5pm
Friday 21 December 2pm - 5pm
Download the app or visit our blog http://greenwichcuriosities.blogspot.co.uk/ for details of more workshops as they are confirmed
The Greenwich Cabinet of Curiosities is supported by the National Lottery, through Arts Council England