Blog

The Blog is made up of what people said about the Camberwell Open Exhibition and they tell us their five favourites


Ma Shakti, a yoga and meditation teacher at Zen Yoga on Camberwell Grove, picks her favourite pieces from The Camberwell Open 2016     Morning Coffee by Gabriela Szulman Gabriela Szulman’s work brought a smile to my face… we have all had that feeling, right? How heavy can ones head be first thing in the morning?   Roses, Path, Pergola by Lynette Hammant I was totally absorbed into Lynette’s Roses Path and...

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David Whyte is the Chair of Friends of Ruskin Park, a charity whose mission statement is ‘to preserve our park for future generations’. In my working life I was a commercial photographer and a constant explorer of the medium of photography. I started the Friends of Ruskin Park Photography Competition three years ago, submissions to this years competition close on June 10th with all the entries exhibited in Camberwell...

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Richard Watkins (www.richwatkins.com) is a Camberwell creative – who always seems to be hatching interesting collaboration projects. His latest, The Mixup (www.themixup.org), has 41 artists from 6 cities around the world getting “mixed up” in each others’ creative process – where each of the 41 pieces gets worked on by three artists. It’s on show at Lumberjack Coffee 6-20th June as part of Camberwell Arts Festival. I love how the...

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Elisa Lapenna is an arts professional who lives in Camberwell and here she tells us her top five picks from The Camberwell Open Layered Lady by Birte Neilson I loved this piece by Birte, simple and yet incredibly expressive. The muted colours, jagged edges and overall shapes all play to give you a sense of the sitter.       G Type, Static Sockets by Helen Shaw I kept coming back to this work. A still life turning the...

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Holly Steidl is one of the co founders of the popular Pigeon Hole Cafe on Datchelor Place, just off Camberwell Church Street.  We asked her to pick her favourite five pieces from the exhibition and here’s what she had to say.     Morning Coffee, a print by Gabriela Szulman, Having always worked in collage as a theatre designer, this piece really draws my eye in. The psychedelic juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated...

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We asked the people of Camberwell to pick their five favourite art works from the 2016 exhibition and here’s what Library Manager, Mark Rodenhurst had to say.   Camberwell Miracle, photograph by Tom Leighton I’m a librarian.  I like books.  This is a beautiful photograph of a book.  I like it.         Kern Baby, photograph by Sara Hannant The domestic meets the metaphysical.  A stark and unsettling...

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