Published on February 11, 2014 | by Matteo Besana


CCW alumni showcase their work across London

Piece of work by Dominic Beattie

Prospective postgraduate students will be able to view artworks by CCW alumni and staff at different events across London [Dominic Beattie via FOLD gallery]

Several shows and events are taking place this week across CCW and in external galleries across London, which will showcase works of current and past students of the colleges.

The first event is the Postgraduate Fair, and was organised by CCW for people who are interested in starting a postgraduate course at Camberwell, Chelsea or Wimbledon.

Mark Langston, a second year BA Drawing student at Camberwell, told Arts London News: “I think it’s a good idea as it gives prospective students of each course the chance to see what the course really involves.

“With further education being so expensive, it’s important people know what they’re getting for their money, and the chance to talk to graduates of the course is incredibly valuable,” he said.

At the same time as the fair, Dominic Beattie, a BA Painting alumnus who studied at Camberwell, will be exhibiting at the FOLD Gallery in London in his first solo show, Albeit. The show is an exhibition of Beattie’s works in which he uses the most basic materials such as scraps of plywood, sheets of stickers and marker pens to create installations which nod to classic modernism.

Whitechapel Gallery

Also showing their work this month is senior academic lecturer at Camberwell, Fran Cottell. Her exhibition, Damn Braces: Bless Relaxesis in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society and is currently on at Whitechapel Gallery and will run until March 9.

But there is concern about the marketing of the shows. Langston said: “I think the events could have been publicised much better. I’ve only heard about this now, It only seems to be advertised on the UAL website. It would be much better if an email was sent out or if there was a poster put up around the campuses.”



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