Published on February 19, 2013 | by Rianna Raymond-Williams


UAL graduate collective to exhibit at Somerset House

The art collective Day Job

Art collective Day Job is to exhibit at Somerset House. [Tom McLean]

Art collective Day Job will be showcasing its work in the contemporary graphic art fair Pick Me Up 2013 at Somerset House.

The group, which is made up of ten Camberwell College of Arts BA Illustration graduates, will transform a space to show their creative talents, encouraging visitors to get involved.

Day Job use different mediums ranging from traditional graphic art to 3D installation, some of which will be available to buy at the exhibition.

Collective member Grace Helmer, 23, told Arts London News: “We are going to make a toy shop [installation] which will include work we have done together, as well as prints and objects we have made separately.”

The collective has previously worked on the project Day Job #1 – a book about their day jobs.

“We didn’t want to go back to working in our rooms [after graduating] so we got a studio pretty much on the day we took down our degree show,”  Helmer explained.

“Inevitably we all got jobs on the side and this inspired a book we made together a few months ago about our day jobs, which is where we took the name from.”

Day Job has aimed to create a “family environment” and “creative support network” by discussing ideas and final pieces together.

“We each bring different skills to the group and think about things from different perspectives,” Helmer said.

The collective is made up of Joshua Checkley, Daniel Clarke, Aaron Cook, Grace Helmer, Katie Johnston, Charlene Man, Ella McLean, Charlotte Mei, Peter Rhodes and Victoria Willmott.

Exact dates of the Somerset House exhibition are to be confirmed.


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