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Thousands flock to the opening of Camberwell’s 2018 degree show

Chancellor Grayson Perry and Professor David Crow
Written by
John Wallace
Published date
19 June 2018

Over 2,000 local residents, supporters, parents, local dignitaries as well as the great and the good from the art world flocked to the opening night of the Camberwell undergraduate (and MA Conservation) summer show.  The evening consisted of a special VIP reception in the Camberwell Space gallery,  followed by a Private View of the show.

Students have incorporate their work throughout the building

This is the first time that the show has been staged in the redeveloped Camberwell campus and the spaces have all been temporarily transformed to create gallery and performance spaces which show off the results of the students’ hard work at its very best.

As huge and diverse amount of work is on display over the multiple vast floor spaces of B Block as well as in the original Victorian part of the building. Work drawn from Conservation and all the undergraduate disciplines is on display. Undergraduate disciplines include, BA Drawing, BA Graphic Design; FdA Graphic Design; BA Illustration; FdA Illustration; BA Painting; BA Photography; BA Sculpture and BA 3D Design.

Matt Ludgate, BA Drawing, wooden cutouts

Matt Ludgate, BA Drawing, wooden cutouts

Encouraging members of the public to visit the show, Professor David Crow, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Colleges, said  “The Summer Shows are the high point of our academic year as well as the culmination of our students’ hard work and time with us. Their in-depth understanding of making, research, emerging technologies, and sustainable practice all happily collide to create what is an adventurous and imaginative show.”

Giovanni Vetere, BA Photography

Giovanni Vetere, BA Photography, ‘Portrait of the Homo Aquaticus’

The Camberwell Undergraduate and MA Conservation Summer Show 2018 runs all week culminating in Open House on Saturday 23 June, a day of free art and design workshops which will give visitors a chance to try out and develops some of the skills and techniques showcased.

For the opening times  see our summer shows page.

Find out more about Open House.