MA Book Arts Student Profile: Tim Burrough

'Tick / Tock' rewards the reader who takes a second look at this book. Seemingly simple in content, Tick / Tock offers a humorous take on time whilst engaging thoughts about layered history and linear time. Printed and bound by hand, presented in an edition of 30. Dimensions - 12.6 x 18.1cm (wxh), inkjet printed onto 100gsm paper, bound in a 300gsm card cover. Tick / Tock has been purchased by collectors and is housed in the Artists' Book Collection at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art library.

‘Tick / Tock’ rewards the reader who takes a second look at this book. Seemingly simple in content, Tick / Tock offers a humorous take on time whilst engaging thoughts about layered history and linear time. Printed and bound by hand, presented in an edition of 30. Dimensions – 12.6 x 18.1cm (wxh), inkjet printed onto 100gsm paper, bound in a 300gsm card cover. Tick / Tock has been purchased by collectors and is housed in the Artists’ Book Collection at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art library.

Tim Burrough is a second year MA Visual Arts: Book Arts student. Tim has recently moved to Peckham and is a Postgraduate Student Ambassador for Camberwell College of Arts. We caught up with him to ask him about his practice, the Book Arts course and Peckham. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Das Balloon talk about Art’: MA Fine Art Digital Alumni Interview

‘Das Balloon’ are an artist group who graduated from our MA Fine Art Digital course in 2015. Comprised of artists Andy, James and Tom the collective creates installation and video work. In this video interview we asked them to tell us about their practice and their time studying on the course here at Camberwell.

Related Links:

www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell/courses/postgraduate/ma-fine-art-digital/

www.dasballoon.com/

www.instagram.com/das_balloon/

Thik Cha: An Exhibition for Nepal

Screenprint by Gaurab Thakali featured in a joint exhibition Thik Cha: An Exhibition for Nepal. The image is brightly coloured featuring a blue building, coral coloured chairs and a yellow and green foliage background.

Thik Cha: An Exhibition for Nepal. Screenprint by Gaurab Thakali

Gaurab Thakali is an illustrator printmaker, from Nepal and currently living in London. Gaurab studied Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and BA Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. Tom Caron-Delion is a photographer from South London, who makes work of an immersive, documentary nature, he also studied the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Camberwell College of Arts and then studied BA Photography in Brighton University. The two artists held an exhibition ‘Thik Cha: An Exhibition for Nepal’ at the Embassay Tea Gallery, Southwark 21 – 24 January 2016.

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Foundation students exhibit work in response to the National Gallery collection

Jessica Timbs - 'Painting Postcards' exhibition piece. Abstracted collage using found materials and hand drawn shapes

Jessica Timbs – Exhibition piece

This term our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students have been taking part in a series of projects responding to the National Gallery’s collection. Students attended a series of lectures, visited the gallery and also the studio of artist in residence, George Shaw. In response to these activities they then produced small scale works which have been exhibited in weekly group shows at Camberwell Space Projects.

We asked students from Painting and Print and Time Based Media specialisms to give us an overview of the project and discuss their work. An exhibition of Sculpture and Drawing student work will be opening with a Private View between 16:00 – 18:00 (open to all), this Friday 22 January.

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Renowned cultural theorist Griselda Pollock joins Camberwell as Practitioner in Residence

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One of the country’s leading cultural theorists, Griselda Pollock is known as a feminist academic and authority on the history of film and visual art.

From January 2016, she will join the undergraduate fine art department at Camberwell College of Arts as a practitioner in residence for a year, and kicks off this role with a series of lectures and panel discussions, the first of which takes place on 12 January 2016 at Camberwell’s Wilson Road lecture theatre on the subject of ‘The Exhibitionary and the Curatorial: Art in the Conditions of Knowledge‘.

Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CATH) at Leeds University, she is a scholar of international, postcolonial feminist studies in the visual arts.  She began her academic career in the UK, where she studied for her BA in Modern History at Oxford University, however she was born in South Africa and grew up in French and English-speaking Canada.

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Camberwell students visit Venice Biennale 2015

This autumn, almost 50 students from across Camberwell’s undergraduate Fine Art programme were lucky enough to visit the Venice Beinnale 2015 in its closing days.

Curated by Okwui Enwezor and entitled All the World’s Futures, the Biennale this year showcased exhibitions on behalf of 89 countries from around the world.  Here, we speak to second year BA Drawing student, Nathan Frazer, who gives us an overview of the trip and his highlights of the Biennale, and the ice cream he ate…

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In Pictures: BA Graphic Design Students Christmas Parties

Every year the first year BA (Hons) Graphic Design students host a themed Christmas party in the Graphic Design Studio. Last year the theme was ‘Swissmass’ and this year the theme was a post-modern Christmas party. Below are a selection of images from the decorated studio.

BA Graphic Design students paint the wall blue for their Swissmass Christmas Party 2014

BA Graphic Design students paint the wall blue for their Swissmass Christmas Party 2014

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Assembly Point, a Gallery Profile

Detail of the overlooked what to do in an emergency sign - how Assembly Point got it's name

An overlooked sign – how Assembly Point got it’s name

Assembly Point is a white cube gallery space in Peckham that was opened in June 2015 by James Edgar and Sam Walker. As well as a gallery space, the building houses eight studio spaces which an array of artists occupy. We went to Assembly Point to have a tour and speak with the Directors James and Sam about the gallery, studio and exhibitions.

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Workshop Profile: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students have access to a variety of workshops to support them during their studies at the CCW Progression Centre. Students are encouraged to take part in inductions and workshops in all three technical resource areas, 3D Design, Printmaking and Digital Media. Each workshop is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable technicians who help students develop their projects throughout the year. Students also have access to The Reuse Exchange, a recycling project set up by college staff to provide students with access to wider materials. Here we provide an overview of the workshop area’s on site and profiles of our technicians who are on hand to support students.

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‘An Audience With’ – Undergraduate Fine Art student’s project

Jordan McKensie's Group - flyer

Jordan McKenzie’s ‘An Audience With’ Group – Flyer Design

‘An Audience With’ is a new mini-project created by BA Drawing tutor Jordan McKenzie for second year Fine Art students who are taking the Unit 5 (Art and Audiences) elective which took place this term from 23 October, finishing with student presentations on 27 November.

Groups of approximately six students were assigned to work with a variety of people who work at the college including to the canteen staff, administration staff, estates and academics: Nick Gorse, the Dean; Fran Cottell, Senior Lecturer, and Jordan took on a group himself to work with on the project. The groups of students were asked to spend time with their assigned person, learning about their role and responsibilities and what they do in and for Camberwell College of Arts.

In this post, the students’ final presentations are outlined and Jordan gives us an overview of the work students produced.

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