About

The Tin Shed is a multi-faceted platform of exhibition, experimentation and discussion dedicated to the promotion of work bringing together art and technology in engaging, provocative and unexpected ways.  The Tin Shed Gallery is the focal point of our programme; housed in the foyer of Goldsmiths College’s Ben Pimlott Building it is a versatile exhibition and meeting space for new and established, local and international artists.

A vibrant exhibition program of work by visiting artists forms the foundation for an on-going series of seminar events bringing together international artists and academics in discussion on the key issues raised by each exhibit.  We believe it is to the benefit of both arts practitioners and academics to engage in these debates not only to further their own research but to challenge their own preconceived notions and those of their audience.

The Tin Shed, through its close partnership with Goldsmiths College in South East London, is uniquely placed to facilitate these connections between artists and the academic community.  We are able to offer artists short term residences within the Goldsmiths Digital Studios, working alongside postgraduate students, PhD candidates and established specialists engaged in cutting-edge research intersecting art, science and society.

When the gallery is not occupied by one of our visiting artists’ exhibitions it is open to Goldsmiths students to experiment with and promote their work in a public setting.  Selected from an open call for proposals, these projects give students invaluable experience of the exhibition process and an opportunity to test their work in a public setting.  The wider New Cross area of London is already home to a vast array of community and student-led projects; in this spirit we actively encourage both students and visiting artists to extend their work beyond the institution and to seek new audiences in the wider community.

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Directors

Jonathan Munro (b. 1982, UK). Is an artist, curator and educator. In 2009 Jonathan founded TINT,  an artists led organisation with no fixed location, working in unused spaces, galleries and with online platforms. In 2010,  he co-curated Unleashed Devices at the Watermans Art Centre in London.  He has a BA in Fine Art specialising in Sculpture from University of Leeds. In 2011 Jonathan was awarded an AHRC grant to study MFA in Computational Studio Arts at Goldsmiths University.

As an artist Jonathan Munro has worked on various art projects, individually and within collaborations. His practice spans many mediums, incorporating computational tools, video, photography and fine art tools. He is interested in the control and configuration of the sensorial environment; this is both in terms of traditional art aesthetics and as part of a technologically informed practice. He has shown work both in the UK and internationally at events such as Watermans in London, UK,  FutureEverything in Manchester, UK,  and Yoto Space, International Festival of audio Visual Arts in St Petersburg, Russia.

As well as Tin Shed Gallery he is currently involved in several other International projects, The Museum of contemporary cuts, and Kasa Galeri in Istanbul, and is co-editor at Leonardo Electronic Almanac. The most recent publication is Vol 18 No. 3, Touch and Go.

www.jonathanmunro.com

Catherine M. Weir (b. 1988, Scotland) is an artist working with photographic and digital media to explore the ways in which our sense of memory, time and of place is shaped by evolving technologies.  Her work often blends elements of what may broadly be termed analogue and digital practices in an effort not to extol the virtues of one over the other, but to examine the relationship between the two and to reflect on their distinct material and emotive properties.

Her work has been exhibited widely at galleries in both Scotland and London, where she currently lives and works.  Past exhibitions include New Contemporaries 2011 at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and Futureproof 2010 at StreetLevel Photoworks, Glasgow.

Her present research is concerned with the materiality of the photograph and the significance of the index within a digital framework.  By exploiting the meta-data embedded in every digital photograph to create locative, time-based works, she questions if this data may equate to a digitally-constructed index comparable to the physical trace carried by celluloid film.

www.cmweir.com

Associate curator

Nelmarie du Preez (b. 1985) is a South African artist and curator, working in the fields of performance, video, photography and computational arts. She has exhibited internationally in London, New York and Berlin as well as major cities in her home country (Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria). Du Preez holds a BA in Theology and Pshychology as well as BA in Audiovisual Multimedia from the University of South Africa. Here she also completed her Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts with highest distinction.

In 2012 she received the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust scholarship and grant from the National Arts Council of South Africa to pursue her MA in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2013 she was accepted onto the MFA Fine Arts programme at Goldsmiths, where she is currently completing her final year of study.

Du Preez forms part of the editorial team of the international scholarly journal Third Text, which focuses on contemporary art and culture in a global context. She also forms part of the collective FLAT 34 – a cross-disciplinary platform for art and culture – established by herself and Anne Breure in 2013.