Thames-Side Studios Gallery
Unit 4 Harrington Way, London, London, SE18 5NR
A STONE SKY brings together the works of multi-disciplinary artists Julie F Hill and Susan Eyre who traverse cosmic layers from the deep earth to deep space, exploring manifestations of darkness and its associations with the unknown and undiscovered.
Reimagining the idea of an observatory, their sculptures and installations reach for scales and orders that surpass the human, revealing the cosmic at our feet.
The exhibition proposes a cavernous realm of real and speculative possibilities that arise from beyond the limits of human perception. Engaging with the extended sensory range offered by technologies such as orbiting space telescopes through to the ability of birds to ‘see’ the Earth’s magnetic field, the artists’ reveal intimate connections between Earth and space.
The Thames-Side Studios Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 12-5pm, or by appointment.
Special dates within this exhibition include a private viewing on the 10th November 6-9pm including a vocal performance Abyssal Voices by Julie F Hill, and Finissage Sunday 26th November 2-5pm including a publication launch and cloud chamber demonstration.
Cover photo is “The Breath of Stars” by Susan Eyre, a video still from a cosmic ray detector.
Please note that this has already taken place on 11/11/2023
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
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Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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