On Tuesday 29 September 2015, Wilson’s School celebrated its 400th anniversary. Now home to our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students, the old school building may have undergone some changes but its purpose as a site for education and learning still remains.
I hope you all have had a creative summer break and are eager to start something new at Camberwell.
Let me introduce myself, I am Rob Reynolds your elected college specific officer. My role is to support you guys and help you if you have any issues or problems whilst studying at Camberwell. I am also studying Fine Art: Print & Time-Based Media at Wimbledon, my practice focuses on performance work.
Sylvia Moritz who graduated from Camberwell BA Graphic Design (2014), was this year awarded a commission by UAL to create two bespoke murals for the Halls of Residence newest developments.
Starting off with introductory group projects, our new Foundation students have been encouraged to get to know each other whilst exploring creative rules and the application of found objects within artistic practice. In the spirit of Bauhaus, students have been asked to work as a community of artists, breaking traditional pupil-teacher dynamics and marking the beginning of an exciting year ahead.
The work of Camberwell PhD student Jim Threapleton explores the potential relationship between corrosion, painting and the sublime. As part of his studies Jim recently exhibited a series of his paintings and prints at Camberwell. We caught up with him to find out more about the exhibition and his experience as a PhD student.
This week sees the start of our CCW Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course 2015. As well as new introductions to course staff and students, many will be experiencing their first few weeks living in Camberwell and South East London. With a multitude of gallery and event spaces on our doorstep, here’s a selection of local events that are worth attending this week.
BA Painting graduate Charles Moxon has been offered the prestigious Lux Art Institute residency, where he will create work in the Lux Artist Pavilion that combines a residence, studio and exhibition space. Founded in 1998 with the intention of making art more accessible and personally meaningful, the Lux Art Institute invites visitors into artist’s studios to engage with practitioners work as it unfolds. The residency programme was established in 2007.
The youngest artist to have been offered this unique opportunity, since graduating from the Camberwell BA Painting course in 2013, Charles has developed his profile as a skilled portrait artist. Combining painterly techniques of the past with photorealism he creates timeless portraits. Throughout his residency at Lux, Charles will be exploring portraiture of performers including local actors, musicians and surfers.
As a resident artist of Season 9 at the Lux Art Insitute, Charles will work in the studio from November 14 – December 5, 2015. An exhibition of his work will be on display until January 2, 2016. Charles is the only British artist to be undertaking the residency this season. American artists Max Greis, Sophia Narrett, Margaret Griffith and Angela Kallus will also be undertaking residencies as part of the Lux 2015-16 programme.
Camberwell’s BA Illustration class of 2016 have made an ingenious start to their graduate show fundraising activities by brewing their own beer. With the help of Late Knights brewery in Penge our 2016 students have created ‘The Exhibitionists’, a lychee- and lime-infused India Pale Ale (IPA) which is now available in multiple locations across south London.
Camberwell BA Painting student James Rogers has been awarded £2,500 by UAL’s Student Enterprise and Employability (SEE) department as part of their Mead Scholarship and Fellowship scheme which aims to support UAL students and recent graduates in the pursuit of excellence through the development of their creative practice.
Open to those in their second year of study, students are invited to apply for Mead Scholarships which will contribute to their final year projects. Of 41 applicants, James was one of just three awarded a Scholarship for his project James Rogers Future Poetries, a poetry/technology-based startup exploring the relevance of these future technologies, and their potential as a language to communicate contemporary ideas of living.
We asked James about his work and what winning the award meant to him.
Last week at the opening of Camberwell’s MA Summer Show, we had the pleasure to meet MA Fine Art Digital students Virginia Samper and Blanca Ulloa this year’s winners of the Aspen Aspen Online Art Award.
Here they give us an insight of their winning project and their plans after graduation. Read the rest of this entry »
Congratulations to Camberwell’s MA Fine Art Digital students Virginia Samper and Blanca Ulloa winners of the Aspen Online Art Award 2015.
Virginia and Blanca, both from Madrid have been working together as long as they have known each other, combining their respective visions and interests in dance and music to develop them into digital media projects collaboratively under the name su_ . They both studied their BA (Hons) in Fine Arts at UCM Madrid and they are now currently in their first year studying MA Fine Art Digital at Camberwell College of Arts. Another of our MA Fine Art Digital students, Jack Addis, was also shortlisted for the award.
It’s been a week of celebrations here at Camberwell with graduation and a busy MA Visual Arts Show opening.
Many of the projects realised by students would not have been possible without the help of our talented and dedicated technicians. This week, Etching technician Brian Hodgson was commended for his hard work and skill when he was presented with a UAL Teaching Award from Camberwell’s students. We caught up with Brian to find out more about his practice, his role at Camberwell and his thoughts on winning this award.