Inter- originated from MA Art Theory at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Collaboration is integral to their practice and they take this process further by working with Camberwell Press. The project assessed the boundaries between client and designer, theory and communication, as well as the boundaries and restrictions established by the project.
Parts & Labour is an experiment devised by John Chilver and Brighid Lowe to reflect on the material conditions of art production. The emphasis, as the title says, is on labour. Recent debates have rightly underlined that both contemporary art and capital value immaterial labour above getting ones hands dirty. This project examines relations to material labour that artworks remain dependent on, though these are typically concealed and devalued. Camberwell Press produced a fold out exhibition pamphlet for the show, currently in the Camberwell Space.
Lino piece diagram by Natalie Kay-Thatcher.
Day six saw the Camberwell Press designers head north to Walworth for Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop; illustrator and tutor Mary Kuper lead a card-cut relief printing workshop, the brain-child of Press, Editor Natalie Kay-Thatcher, communicating the work of physicist Richard Feynman through printed diagrams with the help of Super/Collider; illustrator, printmaker and wildman Stephen Fowler held his travelling rubber-stamp workshop – producing a single-section, multi-layered book of prints; and powerhouse design duo Charlie Abbott and Theo Sion produce an illustrated history and future of the Camberwell Press logo.
Visualising Literature Still life by Zeel
It was a day of inside jobs as we saw two inner Press projects carried out in full steam. The Oxford School Trip was organised by Press team members Jake Hopwood, Alex Hough, Freddy Williams and BA Graphic Design third year Charlie Abbott. The Visualising Literature drawing workshop by Press members/Illustrators Billie Muraben and Rosie Eveleigh. As well as these lively activities, Hato Press installed their mobile library in the gallery space and indulged us with a live twitter chat.
The first day of Into the Fold saw the fruits of an open discussion between Department 21, the construction of gigantic Word Sculptures by Philip Li and a talk with Brave New Alps about their Construction Site project.
Seeking to create the concept of the ideal studio within a public space, Camberwell Press is taking over Camberwell Space gallery for two and a half weeks. The exhibition will culminate in a publication launch from material generated via a series of talks, workshops, design & publishing projects. Curated by James Edgar.
See the full schedule after the jump.
A small group of enterprising students took it upon themselves to organise an exhibition of 150 of their colleagues in The Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, from 6th - 9th May 2011. The nineteenth century building was the inspiration behind the name of the exhibition, referencing the historical entertainment of the 'peep shows' – showing images for a small fee through a small hole or magnifying glass.
Working closely with onedotzero and United Visual Artists, Camberwell Press have produced a publication and the promotional material for this years Adventures in Motion festival at the BFI Southbank November 2011.
Peles Empire refers to both a curatorial team (Katharina Stoever and Barbara Wolff), an ongoing artwork, and two galleries – one in London and one in Cluj. Each incarnation of Peles Empire involves reproducing a room from the Romanian castle Peles in the Carpathian mountains which is distinguished by a clash of different architectural styles including art deco, rococo, renaissance and gothic.
The BA Drawing Catalogue was designed by Freddy Williams with photography by Lerryn Whitfield and Adisara ZenPuangchompoo with an introduction by Course Director Kelly Chorpening.
View of Type Scale exhibition.
Ross Bennett Interviews Curator and Graphic Design course leader David Coventon in regard to the exhibition at Camberwell Space Type Scale.
A print from Jake Hopwood's Printing Chair Utskrift Stol.
The Camberwell Press team took over the Camberwell Space and transformed it into an array of innovative Letterpress themed work, highlighting the possibilities on offer from the analogue technique. The work spanned from contemporary interactive pieces, through to more traditional outcomes using traditonal production methods.
In a period of increasing international interest in the qualities of Letterpress typography, TypeScale was a representation of student, alumni and staff typographic work exploring the possibilities of wood and metal type from Letterpress through to laser cut letter forms.
Elusive brought together the work of 29 artists. It featured photography, video, performance and book works, and although all the imagery relates to the camera, none is about photography itself. It could be argued that the camera apparatus, although a recording instrument, also offers a space for play. The idea being explored here is of the camera as conduit, a place for the imagination. The work featured in this exhibition gave the artists an opportunity to examine imagery which is unpredictable, improbable, informative and capricious. Camberwell Press produced a publication in conjunction with the Elusive show in Camberwell Space 2011.
Terminator was the first live project of the newly re-launced Camberwell Press. Working in partnership with Camberwell Space and curator Juan Bolivar, the former Press designers, Ross Bennett, Oliver Chapman and Louis Carter, produced a lo-fi risograph publication with a fold out cover and poster. The design rationale for the publication attempted to echo some of Bolivar's concerns; notions of contemporary collaboration, the relationships that practitioners have with technology and materials, as well as the incessant march of technology and the heightened possibility of a cybernetic future.
Among Other Things
Fresh Prints: Camberwell Press has been invited to display a range of recently produced publications at the Fresh Prints exhibition – Showroom, University of the Arts London. Please join us at the Private View on Wednesday the 1st of May to discuss and see what we have been working on.
Let's Get Quizzical – Round 2: Following the success of the first, we are inviting you to join us and take part in the second instalment of the Camberwell Press pub quiz, with categories such as: Typography, Animation, Illustration, Film and more to question your creative mental knowledge.
18 February 6pm - 9pm
Camberwell College of Arts
Book launch for I used to be a design student, created by Brighten the Corners, Frank Philipin and Billy Kiosoglou. The launch takes place at Camberwell College of Arts where the inspiration began after a workshop led by Brighten the Corners for the BA Graphic Design students, which looked at the relationship between their student work and their development into professional practice. Find out more about the book and event here.
13 December 2012 09.00 - 18.00
LBi Event Space
To find out more on the event visit the Alt/Shift website and join the discussion online.
4 October - 20 October 2012
Mokita 2: illustration Symposium
16 October 2012 10.00 - 17.00
Le Fil The Filosophy of Making
25 - 28 September 2012
Le Fil presents his debut solo show 'Pop Sculpture: The Filosophy of Making', which will bring the spectacle of pop music into the art gallery context. Camberwell Space will be transformed into a multi-disciplinary platform ready for a pop sculptural reinvention. 'Pop Sculpture' features new songs, ceramics and sculptures created by Le Fil during his art residency at Vanguard Court Studios in Peckham.
Writing on the Wall
14 March 2012
CCW Wilson Road
Into the Fold
24 February - 13 March 2012
Camberwell Press seeks to create and ideal and interactive studio within a public space for two and half weeks. The exhibition will culminate in a publication formed from material generated with collaborators via a series of talks, workshops, design & publishing projects.
Among Other Things
10 January - 10 Feburary 2012
Among Other Things brings together objects, video, sound and installation by four artists who question what it means to produce work through relational encounters with and between people.
onedotzero_adventures in motion
23 - 27 November 2011
2011 sees onedotzero celebrate 15 years of championing the progression of global digital culture and innovation in motion. Programmed in partnership with regular host venue BFI Southbank, this special anniversary will present short films and animation, music videos, interactivity, digital art and everything in between.