18 years old CCW Foundation Diploma student Nia Fekri came from Iran to England 6 years ago. She chose to study at Camberwell because of its diverse environment. Nia followed the Sculpture pathway, here she talks about her final project which explores the Iranian female identity and its representations. Read the rest of this entry »
Originally from São Paulo, Rafael moved to the quiet countryside city of Fukui in Japan in his second year of High School, where he continued his studies for a year. It was during this time, as he became fluent in Japanese and “started seeing words and ideograms as images”, that he realised his passion for graphic communication. On his returned to Brazil, he studied Graphic Design for two years and later joined the Foundation Diploma at Camberwell, eager to explore a more diverse approach to Graphic Design.
Hi I’m Lucy Gatenby, a student from Foundation Diploma Film and Animation pathway. I just finished working on my animation for my Final Major Project. My animation revolves around a middle aged man named Scott who is going through a midlife crisis as he is tired of being stuck in the same old routine. Feeling unsatisfied with life, he imagines who he aspires to be and this eventually motivates his to quit his job and live life. My work is a short film which is vastly inspired by the film ‘American Beauty’ as this midlife crisis has always entertained me and I wanted to convey the same extreme behaviour in my own short animation. Read the rest of this entry »
Three of our MA Illustration students were invited to work on a mural project at Wix School Clapham as part of a regeneration project of the school’s playground.
The Head Teacher Tania Kodjovi-Stapp along with Nicola Marchesi who runs the creative department at the school, worked to find MA Illustration students who would help create original murals in the school. Current students Georgie McAusland, Rob Grey and Miriam Leuhers braved the snow, wind and rain over the past two weeks to create beautiful artwork for the school’s playground walls. Their dedication and commitment has been unwavering and their work has created a dynamic and imaginative space for the children to play in for years to come.
Hi my name is Damaris and I graduated with a BA in painting from Camberwell last year. My final degree show feels like a million miles away now! I showed two large-scale – 1.5m by 3.5m – ink on paper paintings. Before painting I sanded the paper, creating a symbiosis between the scratches and the ink. Spontaneous forms appeared that looked like an organism, such as mould, growing. I also painted through chiffon, further distorting the image and eradicating the mark of the brush, leaving strange stain-like splotches. I aimed to evoke a sense of the ephemeral and a feeling of an absent presence. Images of heads became strange abstracted forms, which alluded to natural structures. Read the rest of this entry »
Following our series of interviews with CCW Foundation Diploma students is Emily Baker from the Painting pathway.
21 year old Emily has just finished setting up her work for the Foundation Diploma Summer Show 2016, she is here to share her picks for the show and tell you why you should not miss this event. Read the rest of this entry »
During the Autumn term of 2015 our FdA Graphic Design students were assigned a competition brief to design a wall mural in the new pop up cafe in Camberwell. FdA Graphic Design student Kyle Williams, aka Kyulx, won the brief with his colourful geometric design.
Kyulx painted the mural during the Easter break, completing it in early April. This was Kyulx’s first mural, we asked him some questions about the process. We also have images from start to finish of just how Kyulx made it.
Last week, a selected group of students from schools and further education colleges from the London area, worked alongside tutors and ambassadors from courses across Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon including the Foundation Diploma to offer them an insight into UAL life.
The four days of workshops and tutorials focused on Fine Art, Visual Communication, 3D Design and Theatre/Screen. The event was held at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon’s (CCW) Progression Centre, finalising with an exhibition from the participating student’s work. The Insights Spring Schools are for young people whose parents have not completed a university degree. Below are images taken from Instagram and quotes from participating students. Read the rest of this entry »
Camberwell Summer Shows 2016 are almost here and to celebrate we are running a series of interviews to set you in the mood for the upcoming events. The first of this series is 19 year old Foundation Diploma student Tara White.
Tara has followed the Sculpture pathway and is currently working on her Summer Show installation piece at CCW Progression Centre. Her work sprouted out when thinking of ways to combat the anti-homeless spikes in London. Here, she tells us more about it and what is like to be a Foundation student at Camberwell.
We caught up with one of our Alumni, Hannah Bould who studied BA Illustration at Camberwell 2007-2010 and is now a Potter. We asked her about her time at Camberwell and how she got into the world of Pottery.
As Camberwell Foundation Diploma students are getting ready for their Summer Show 2016, we thought we would revisit their show last year and give you a hint of the art and design disciplines that students explore during their year long diploma.
This year the Foundation Diploma Summer Show will be open to the public from the 7 – 13 May. Here, we share some pictures of the 2015 Summer Show exhibition showcasing a variety of work and styles. Read the rest of this entry »
This week, Camberwell is pleased to be welcoming designer Julian Bittiner who is visiting the college on an exchange visit from Yale School of Art in the US where his is Senior Critic in their graphic design faculty.
Julian is an independent designer based in New York, who has worked for MetaDesign, Wolff Olins and Apple, inc. before establishing his own practice focussing on design for the cultural sector.
Julian will be giving a lecture for students and the public on 15 March at Camberwell’s Wilson Road lecture theatre before giving a series of seminars to students at Chelsea College of Arts, where he will be staying, during the week.