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Type Evenings & Lates
Date and Times Thursday 24th June | 7pm – 8.30pm
Prices Free

Sound and Vision is back!

Get creative with this unique online drawing club hosted by Royal Museums Greenwich and Rise Art. 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. 


Workers enjoying the sun on board a ship

Blowing Off Steam. By kind permission of artist. © Cezar Gabriel

Upcoming sessions

Thursday 24 June 19.00-20.30. Free online event on Zoom.

Join this special session in celebration International Day of the Seafarer. Seafarers are essential to our day to day life with 85% of all goods imported into the UK still arriving by ship. During the covid seafarers have been hugely impacted with 100,000s stranded on their ships for months at a time unable to return home.  


Curator Simon Stephens will be joined by Cezar Gabriel and George Shilling for a lively discussion about life at sea. Cezar is one of the photographers in the museum’s latest exhibitions Exposure: Lives at Sea. Cezar’s wonderful photographs give an intimate portrayal of his life as a chief engineer onboard ships. George is  a musician, producer and sound Engineer. George has worked on the charity single ‘Sailing’ which has been recorded by a global virtual choir of seafarers to raise awareness of and funds for seafarers effected by the COVID pandemic.

Previous sessions

Previous seasons brought a rich range of guests selecting items from the collection as well as sharing their record collection. Guests have included Bob and Roberta Smith, Starsailor, Mat Collishaw, Peter Adjaye, Bruce McLean, Adam Dant, Tania Kovats, Patrick Hughes, Simon Roberts, Fatos Ustek, Nelson Makamo, Derek Boshier and BLKBRD collective. Here is a snippet of one of the previous recordings:

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. 

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How to book and join our sessions

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