Jury & Winners 2016 for The Camberwell Open

The Camberwell Open is part of the annual Camberwell Arts Festival which this year takes Metamorphosis as its theme. The festival is the UKs oldest visual arts festival and this year runs from 11th to 19th June 2016. You can see more details here

The Camberwell Open is an open exhibition where we ‘hang the lot’ and award three prizes for best in show as selected by a jury.

Winners of The Camberwell Open 2016 prizes

The winners were chosen by the above jury and were as follows

The City That Reads

1st Place – The City that Reads by Ronan McGeough



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2nd – Jennifer by David Hopkins





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3rd – Second Hand Books by Jenny Leonard




The Jury 2016  for The Camberwell Open prizes is made up of the following people.
Gita Joshi

Gita Joshi is the founder of award winning, central London art gallery, Orso Major.  Orso Major Gallery Gita Joshi, art dealerhas a focus on works in mixed media and process led art.  Gita is a member of the Association of Women Art Dealers,  a Trustee for Camberwell Arts Festival, and the Founder of The Camberwell Open

She says ” I founded the Open exhibition to present the art work by practitioners of different levels and abilities all under one roof.”

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Jessica Lloyd Smith

Jessica Lloyd-Smith is the director of Modern Art Buyer, a curated online Jessica LloydSmithcontemporary art gallery. Modern Art Buyer brings selected contemporary paintings, prints and photographs to the internet generation, ensuring that integrity and quality of work are paramount throughout.  The online gallery takes a physical presence periodically through pop up galleries in London, Bristol and Bath.

Modern Art Buyer is collaborating with our friend Curious Duke Gallery, Whitecross Street, London from 31 May to 11th June 2016.

Jessica has also mounted exhibitions in hotels and offices.



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Anna Sexton

Anna is an arts professional and past resident of Camberwell.  Anna runs Open To Create; a bespoke education service for arts professionals.  Anna leads custom designed learning programmes, workshops and coaching for creative, cultural and heritage leaders and managers in small to large art galleries, museums, heritage and cultural institutions.  As well as individual artists, her clients include the V&A, Whitechapel, Chisenhale, Bow Arts, Dulwich Picture Gallery and London Transport Museum.







Martin Ridgwell

Martin Ridgwell is an Artist-Printmaker who lives and works in London. He wasMartin Ridgwell awarded his Masters in Printmaking from Camberwell Art College in 2005. In 2006 he was awarded the Gwen May Student Prize from the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE) and he was made a Fellow of the RE in 2008.  Between 2011-2013, he served as Director and Trustee of Bankside Gallery. Ridgwell is one of the original members of The London Printmakers. Since 2013 he has been collaborating with various professional artists producing work for Lazarides Editions.