The board has grown in the last year, with a fantastic group of individuals who all bring their expertise, experience and passion to Camberwell Arts.
You will be seeing the fruits of their labours over the next few months, so may we introduce you to...
Dan Cowdrill (Chairman) Dan heads up the events team for London Borough of Hackney. Linkedin
Jordana Leighton has 13 years creative management experience in consumer products, from art, film, TV, publishing...and now festivals. www.jordanaleighton.com
Tracy Allen is an Artist working across many mediums including textiles, print, book making and performance art. TheBigStitchUp
Kelly O'Reilly is co-Director of Sing London & freelance curator on projects, including a UNESCO commission in Ramallah. Sing London
Nick Gorse is Dean of the esteemed Camberwell UAL. After graduating from MA Glass and Ceramics at the RCA he worked with Eduardo Paolozzi and Marc Quinn. www.nickgorse.com
Gita Joshi is Gallery Director of Orso Major Gallery in Waterloo. www.orsomajor.com
Kelly Blaney is an Executive Board Director of Good Relations a leading PR and brand communications agency. Linkedin
Richard Watkins is an Innovation consultant - as well as a practicing artist, poet and serial initiator of creative collaborations. www.richwatkins.com
Sarah Sparkes is a research fellow and Artist who also runs the visual arts and creative research project GHost, and is co-founder of the infamous Chutney Preserves. www.sarahsparkes.com
Victor Ferreiro brings his experience as founder of the Camberwell Free Film Festival. Camberwell Free Film Festival
Camberwell Arts is a registered charity that aims to represent and promote the diverse cultural geographies of Camberwell.
Camberwell Arts was established 20 years ago by a group of local residents and artists. Founded by Selina Hamilton, they sought to highlight the diversity of the local arts scene by establishing an annual arts week and open studio programme. Later developing into the annual Festival, which since June 1994 and has become a regular feature in the local calendar. We’ve worked with everyone from the emerging to the internationally acclaimed.
As one of the first and now longest running local arts festivals in the UK, Camberwell Arts Festival works in partnership with local residents and artists studio’s, galleries and arts organisations to programme a 9 day festival of exhibitions, events, open studios, walks, talks and workshops.
Camberwell Arts also undertakes a variety of educational workshops throughout the year to engage new audiences in the arts and is involved in developing participatory and socially engaged practices on local estates and schools.
In this way the organisation aims to encourage local residents to engage with their local environment, using contemporary art practice as a means to promote and improve social, community and cultural resources: drawing from performance, cinema, music spoken word and literature to compliment the central focus on the visual arts.