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Launch of the Ariane Rocket Carrying UOSAT

© the artist. Photo credit: University of Surrey

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Keith Grant studied at the Willesden School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He was formerly Head of Fine Art at what was then he Roehampton Institute, now Roehampton University. While there he was invited to go to Guyana to witness the launch of the University's first satellite UOSAT-1 on the Space Shuttle Ariane. Paintings of this were exhibited at the University in 1984 and he subsequently donated this triptych which was hung in the Surrey Space Centre. He exhibited and gave a lecture at the University in 2002 following an Artists Programme with the British Antarctic Survey. He lives in Gvarv, Norway.

University of Surrey





oil on canvas


H 127 x W 100.5 cmH 127 x W 100.5 cmH 127 x W 100.5 cm

Accession number

161a; 161b; 161c

Acquisition method

donated to the University by the artist after an exhibition in the Library Gallery, 1984

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