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Type Evenings & Lates
Date and Times Tuesday 23 November | 7 – 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. 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday 23 November | 7-8.30pm | Free online event on Zoom.

Join us on this special session in celebration of UK Disability History Month as we celebrate the  Lives of Disabled People now and in the past as well as challenge Disabilism by exploring their oppression in the past and present.

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Guests include:

Natasha Lambert BEM, multi award-winning disabled sailor and adventurer.

Sailor Natasha Lambert crossing the Atlantic

In 2020, Natasha was the first person to sail across the Atlantic using just sip and puff technology to control her boat. Despite being born with Quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Natasha is one of those individuals who is unwilling to accept the word “can’t”. This tenacity has enabled Natasha to achieve feats which most people would have considered impossible; from sailing the Atlantic to scaling mountains, she is an unstoppable force! Join her and as she shares the songs that kept her  spirits up whilst taking on this mammoth task.


Robert Andy Coombs, Michigan born contemporary artist and photographer 

Photograph of the artist Robert Andy Coombs alongside a model on a beach

 Robert Andy Coombs is an artist who documents his rich experiences at the intersection of sexuality and disability, which are rarely expressed publicly in contemporary visual culture. Coombs describes his approach as unapologetic; he presents his own body boldly and confidently. The above image is part of his recent  exhibition at Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum in Florida.

We look forward to coombs joining us on sound and vision and Challenging our  preconceptions of disability while revealing an autobiographical narrative filled with both joy and the banal.

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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