Thingness, and it's accompanying symposium, reflected on how objects come to be and how the making of an object affords it a 'voice'. Selected works by five artists and designers collectively explore how they engage with objects through materiality and the making process. Building on Camberwell’s reputation for making, the exhibition proposed to create a dialogue around notions of the maker, the making process and the material. The symposium facilitated an exchange of ideas between designers, theoreticians, makers of objects, curators, art and design historians, anthropologists, educationalists and material scientists around the theme of ‘thingness’.
The design of the publication was comprised of two parts - the essay and the artist's content, and so the title running through the backbone of the book acts a binding force for these two separate elements. The aesthetic of the publication follows on from the ethics of the exhibition itself, and was important to make the book a tactile object, designed with the value of things in mind. The title itself is softly printed in Gill Sans wood block, leaving traces of the grain, and used different paper stock, for texture. While this running title page was printed in-house, downstairs in the letterpress studio, the inside was commercially produced - showing a further sympathy for duality of purpose.
For the 'Thingness' symposium, the catalogue had to be re-distributed for the accompanying event, and repackaged with a schedule of events, and so a wrap around program which slots onto the top of the book, and echoes the font cover, was designed.
The Thingness catalogue was designed by Freddy Williams and Paul Hardman. It has a hand-set and printed cover and has been bound as a concertina. The exhibition ran from 10th May - 10 June 2011 at Camberwell Space
Among Other Things
Somnium & Solaris
Thursday 26th September, 6 - 9pm
The Cube gallery, E1 6BJ
Camberwell Illustration alumni and Director of Jiggling Atoms, Natalie Kay-Thatcher is about to embark on a three month astronomy and science fiction illustration residency at The Cube, London. To celebrate the beginning of the residency and the events and workshops that will be taking place in the duration, your are invited to attend the opening event at the gallery. Where new work by Natalie can be viewed and visitors can sign up to upcoming events, and find out more about the theoretical books behind the project.
Edgar-Walker Private View
6th September 6 - 9pm
Chelsea College of Art and Design
Our Creative Director, James Edgar, is graduating from the MA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Art and Design as part of the edgar-walker collaborative. You are welcome to attend the private view to see what he's been up to over the past two years. There is also an artist publication on display in the edgar-walker space, published by Camberwell Press. The MA show runs from Saturday 7th - Thursday 12th September. Find out more here.
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.