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Type Evenings & Lates
Date and Times Wednesday 3 March | 7pm – 8.30pm
Prices Free

Stay home, stay safe and hone your skills in this online drawing class hosted by Royal Museums Greenwich and Rise Art. 

Sound and Vision is back!

Sound and Vision returns with its interactive and engaging mix of objects, music and star guests.

Join us as we hear from artists, musicians and curators as they create a specially curated soundtrack for specific objects from our vast collection. All you need to do is bring you pen and pad and draw along to the rich stimuli on offer. 

Last season brought a rich range of guests selecting items from the collection as well as sharing their record collection. Previous guests include Starsailor, Mat Collishaw, Bruce McLean, Adam Dant, Tania Kovats, Fatos Ustek, Nelson Makamo and Deanio.

Join in

All participants are welcome to join, no matter your artistic ability. All you will need is a drawing implement of your choice and some paper as your hosts guide you through the collection, soundtracked by a wide range of music from jazz to electronica to world music. 

In collaboration with curators from Rise Art, you will see the Royal Museums Greenwich collection in a way that will inspire and engage you.

This virtual drawing class offers escapism, reflection and investigation through weekly themes connected to the collections. 

This free workshop is hosted through Zoom.

Session dates

3 March | 7pm

Derek Boshier is a highly esteemed artist, being among the first proponents of British pop art. He is known for working in a range of media including painting, drawing, collage and sculpture. Boshier has also provided a unique visual style to British music, having designed cover art for The Clash and David Bowie's Lodger and Let's Dance.

Patrick Hughes is a British artist known for his unique "reverspective" style, a three-dimensional optical illusion where the parts of the image which seem farthest away are actually physically the nearest. Hughes's work is featured in the collections of London’s most prominent institutions, from the British Library to Tate Modern, and he continues to show in exhibitions throughout the world.

Useful information

How to book and join our sessions

Previous sessions

24 February | 7pm - What Good Is Art?

Tabish Khan is an art critic specialising in London's art scene, covering contemporary and historical exhibitions. He visits and writes about hundreds of exhibitions a year covering everything from the major blockbusters to the emerging art scene. Khan has been visual arts editor for Londonist since 2013.

Patrick Brill OBE RA, better known by his pseudonym Bob and Roberta Smith, is a British contemporary artist, writer, author, musician, art education advocate and keynote speaker. Smith paints slogans in a brightly coloured lettering style on banners and discarded boards of wood and exhibits them in galleries of contemporary art across the world.

17 February | 7pm - Sights and Sounds

Brendan Neiland is an artist best known for his paintings of reflections in modern city buildings. He is one of Britain's foremost contemporary painters and printmakers, who has been represented in major museums and galleries including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Gallery London, the Collections of the British Council and the Arts Council of Great Britain.

Peter Adjaye is a contemporary conceptual sound artist, specialising in cross-disciplinary collaborations. He is a musicologist, composer, DJ-producer and musician. Adjaye’s work is currently exhibiting at Greenwich Maritime Museum. A new immersive 6 channel sound installation ‘A Proposal for Radical Hospitality’ was created in response to ‘The Armada Portrait’, the work traces the painting’s legacy of empire and the roots of the transatlantic slave trade.

A woman in salopettes looking away from the camera cheers a plane that has just landed on the ice

10 February | 7pm - Exposure

Laura Boon is the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Public Curator for Contemporary Maritime at the National Maritime Museum. Laura promotes public awareness and understanding of the connections between maritime history and contemporary maritime issues. This is evident in the current photography exhibition Exposure: Lives at Sea, which presents life working at sea.

Simon Roberts is a British photographer, whose work deals with people's "relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging." Roberts' books include MotherlandWe EnglishPierdom, and Merrie Albion. His work has been exhibited internationally.

With live music provided by folk singer Chris Harrison.

3 February | 7pm - Disobedience

Sue Prichard, senior curator of art at Royal Museums Greenwich, will be joined by Claire Smith, curator of special collections at the British Film Institute, to discuss disobedience and uniforms. Claire and Sue will look at the ways in which individuals have customised items of uniform, or subverted rules and regulations in terms of fashion or expediency.  

The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

Our state of the art conservation studio is where many of the treasures of Royal Museums Greenwich are preserved and stored. Come behind the scenes to discover more.