Artlyst always has an eye for exhibitions in unusual spaces. A new residential development in Camberwell is playing host to an exhibition of work by recent graduates from the University of the Arts London (UAL).
Frasers property has a reputation for supporting the arts and design in connection with its portfolio of highly successful developments throughout London. At the company’s latest development in the capital Camberwell on the Green, it is staging an impressive exhibition of artworks by young up-and-coming artists which reflect the impressive artistic heritage of Camberwell. Camberwell College of Arts and the 100-year-old contemporary art venue South London Gallery are nearby.
The exhibition entitled Art-Apart is curated by CCW’s (Chelsea/Camberwell/Wimbledon School of Arts) Projects Officer Daniella Rossi who has carefully selected the work of 18 artists from UAL. The exhibition is staged in ten apartments on the first floor of the new development of 92 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and features painting, illustration, sculpture, video art and installations.
There is an abundance of fresh talent from all 18 artists but of particular note are Rosie Willkie who uses candle wax and lining paper over manhole covers and paving slabs. She hung the lining paper across the walls of one of the flats living/dining room and drew more lines in wax over the top.
Florence Goodhand-Tait whose playful perspex mobiles fill the living room and make good use of the light filled apartment.
Josh Phillpot’s semi-circular sculpture makes good use of a pillar in one of the bedrooms while Parking Kerbs gives a world-weary expression of exhaustion.
Paula Sousa’s humorous sold poster and Bill Hick’s recorded stand-up commentary has an apt title This Sketch is Perfect for the Show.
Bethan Wilkins site-specific wall piece uses architectural graphic forms to animate key architectural buildings of Camberwell’s history.
Kris Lock and Tom Low’s interesting collaboration of 2D and 3D works follows a fictional character attempting to make sense of a collection of significant objects found in a transgressive depiction of a crypt.
Recent Camberwell Painting graduate Vanessa Bizzarri uses spray painted polyurethane foam to push the conversation between form and functionality through her process and materials led practice.
Lead photo: Melloney Harvey, Column of Earthly Delights