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Gallery 37 London

Job training in the visual, performing, literary and digital arts.

10 June 1998 - 22 July 1998
Dial Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich



Welcome to the third fantastic year of Gallery 37 London!

The Greenwich + Docklands International Festival is pleased to present Gallery 37 London for the third year in the historic surrounding of the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich.

1998 promises to be an even more exciting year for Gallery 37 London with our first ever co-production with the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, our first large scale public art commission for the new Riverside Park in Woolwich and the exploration of virtual reality with Okupi and the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Gallery 37 London offers young people the opportunity to gain paid work experience while pursuing their artistic ambitions. For six weeks talented young people from Greenwich, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Bexley will be working with professional artists, writers and performers from all over the world to create works of art and flourish creatively in this unique artistic community.

All Apprentices receive an hourly wage of 3.75, and are supported with advice on careers and progression routes into further and higher education. Apprentices are encouraged to develop interpersonal skills, confidence, motivation, good work habits and a range of transferable life and job skills. In particular Gallery London prioritises and maintains a lasting association with all past and present apprentices to provide ongoing support throughout the year.

We encourage the public to come and enjoy a visit to Gallery 37 London at both of our work sites and see the Apprentice Artists in action

1998 Projects Festival Procession with Visiting Artist from Chicago, Doug O'Connel + Emergency Exit Arts Creating large animated puppets and lanterns to be used in a spectacular procession on Sunday 19 July through Town Centre Woolwich as part of the annual Closing Ceremonies of the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival.

Surface + Structure with Rob Dillon + Joey Bloss Using new and traditional methods of surface design such as mosaic, decoupage, paint and printing , the apprentices will be creating decorative and functional objects for the home. Mosaic tables, mirrors, lighting and soft furnishings will all be available to sale on site at Gallery 37 London throughout the six weeks.

Photojournalism with Ambient Exposure + Woolwich College Exploring self-representation through black + white photography combined with text. Watch out for their completed personal projects to be exhibited as public art throughout the area. Additionally they will gain professional experience documenting events and performances at the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. Performance Poetry
with Mannafest

Another exciting year for the development of new approaches to poetry at Gallery 37 London. Apprentices will be honing their personal performance styles as well as working collaboratively on performances for Dreamscape and contributing to the Closing Ceremonies Procession.

Net skills and loose learning with numinous + The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) + The Woolwich Young People's Cafe (The Place) + Backspace

Working at the cutting edge of new technology the Apprentices will pick up the latest skills in web site construction, animation, web broadcasting, virtual reality while reaching out internationally to Apprentices working at Gallery 37 Chicago. Working with the ICA they will further explore how contemporary artists are leading the field in new technology developments. http://www.backspace.org/gallery37 Funded by London Arts Board

Art Reach with Cloth of Gold + Local School Group Leading two school groups a day through the process of printing large banners. Apprentices will gain skills in the creative delivery of screen printing workshops to local school groups on site at Gallery 37 London. The banners will be part of a larger public art commission for the new Riverside Park in Woolwich. The banners will reflect the children's response to the new park, what green space means to them and how they like to play! Funded by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Woolwich Development Agency

Opening Times and Dates When: 10 June -22 July, Monday through Friday 10:00am - 4:00 pm

Where: Visual Arts + Performance Poetry at the Royal Arsenal, Dial Square
Digital Arts at the Woolwich Young People's Cafe, 32-34 Hare Street Woolwich
Retail + Commissions

As always, art work produced at Gallery 37 London will be on sale to the public throughout the programme. Come down and buy or commission original applied art work and meet the artists. Events and Performances

Poetry Performances
Thurday 25 June Noon at the Gallery 37 London Site
Wednesday 22 July 2 pm at Gallery 37 London Closing Ceremonies on site at Gallery 37 London
Call Gallery 37 London for an updated performance schedule
Virtual Open House at the Woolwich Young People's Cafe on Saturday 11 July from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Parade through Woolwich to Beresford Square at dusk on Sunday 19 July JOIN IN!

Gallery 37 London will be inviting all visitors to the site between Monday 6 July - Friday 17 July to create a processional object. Visitors will be then invited to bring their creation along on the evening of the 19th of July and join in the procession to Beresford Square.

Gallery 37 London would not be possible without the generous support of: Project Sponsors Woolwich Capital Challenge Paul Hamlyn Foundation London Arts Board Programme Funders Skills for the Millennium Woolwich Development Agency Foundation for Sport + The Arts Goldsmiths Foundation Inkind

English Partnerships Woolwich Young People's Cafe Okupi Backspace Woolwich College Presented by Greenwich + Docklands International Festival Special Thanks to Greenwich Training Alliance

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Gallery 37 London c/o GDIF 6 College Approach London SE10 9HY Staff

Esa Nickle Co-ordinator
Jonathan Salisbury Assistant Co-ordinator
Louise Logan Project Assistant