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.
Deceiving Grandeur: Opening Event
Camberwell Space Projects
1 Wilson Road, London SE5 8LU
Tuesday 8 September 17.30 – 20.00
2014 winner of the Vanguard Prize and Camberwell BA Sculpture graduate, Alexander Devereux will be opening a solo exhibition of his work this week. Alex’s large scale, industrial age inspired sculptures are the first works to be exhibited in our new Camberwell Space Projects gallery. Come along to our opening event to see the new gallery space in action and to discuss the exhibition with Alex himself.
Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival
Thursday 3 September – Sunday 13 September
Free outdoor and indoor cinema screenings are taking place across SE15 over the next couple of weeks. Cemeteries, gardens, churches and pubs will be hosting a series of films including Persepolis, Whiplash and Robocop. This annual festival always proves to be popular and is a great way to get to know the local area if you are new to Camberwell.
Private View: Oliver Eales and Marie Jacotey
Hannah Barry Gallery
4 Holly Grove, Peckham, London SE15 5DF
Wednesday 9 September 18.30 – 21.00
What better way to celebrate the end of your first day of Foundation than with a Private View? One of our favourite local spots, Hannah Barry Gallery is launching a new exhibition this week. Head down to see a selection of drawings from Oliver Eales and Marie Jacotey’s illustrated exploration of ‘The Female Experience’.
Thomas Hirshhorn: In conversation with Adrian Searle
South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH
Saturday 12 September – 19.00
In the closing weekend of his current exhibition, Thomas Hirshhorn will be discussing his installation at South London Gallery and past projects with art critic, Adrian Searle. The event is sold out to the general public, however free tickets are still available for Camberwell students. Please contact the South London Gallery for ticket information.
Welcome to Bussey Wood: African Film & Eclectic Music Festival
The Bussey Building
133 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN
Saturday 12 September 12.00 – 05.00
This weekend, The Bussey Building is hosting the largest African film festival in the UK. Film screenings, spoken word, live music and talks will be taking over three floors of multi-level warehouse space. Featuring hand picked cinema and premieres from award winning directors, the event will host over 17 hours of free entertainment.