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Festival 2014

2014 saw Camberwell Arts Festival celebrating twenty years of art, culture and creativity across SE5. 

We had 20 public art installations, Lucky Dip commissions, Walks, Talks & Workshops, 20 downloads mapping the sounds of Camberwell and our amazing 'For Sale' Exhibition which could be found all over the area. The Literary Festival Kitchen put on an amazing programme at the Peckham Pelican and with the support of local partners and businesses we were able to promote the rich variety of activity in and around Camberwell.

Download the 2014 Festival programme 

Don't be a mug! (2014)

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Camberwell Arts Festival, we released an exclusive edition of Camberwell inspired mugs by Design Duo Mini Moderns.

The initial range sold out in 48 hours - and a second batch sold out during the festival.

If you were quick enough to get your hand son a set, guard them with your life. They are one-offs!

Camberwell Arts Commissions

To celebrate our 20th anniversary we commissioned 20 artists to create new work for Camberwell.  Some responded literally to the number 20 and all that it symbolises; others reflected on the party symbolism associated with a significant anniversary. From cakes to crockery, party bags to pompoms, there was something for everyone in this celebration of Camberwell’s vibrant arts scene. Here's what took place this year.

 For Sale: An Exhibition

MA Printmaking students, staff and alumni from Camberwell College of Art exhibited their work around SE5 on 20 'For Sale Signs'. 

Artists included: Gill Smith, Heather Fahy, Janie Kidston, Judith Lyons, Juliet Bankes, Mariwan Jalal, Valeriya N-Georg, Antony Lee, Brian D Hodgson, Johanna Love, Jez Rands and Paul Haydock-Wilson

Find out more about the MA Printmaking Course


We invited local residents to create a collective catalogue of this year’s festival of 20 commissioned artworks, 20 events and exhibitions that looked back, forwards and sideways at Camberwell and all it has to offer.
The results are Cataloguing Camberwell – a selection of our 20 favourite reviews.
In these pages you’ll find party bags, pop-up concerts and cake-based treasure hunts, the Beast of Camberwell, Eight Wonders of Camberwell and a Camberwell-inspired mug collection.
It’s not your typical catalogue, perhaps — but one that we hope showcases our thriving local arts scene and inspires you to explore Camberwell further.

20 Downloads; a Camberwell Soundscape 

Go on a journey through Camberwell's Soundscape.  Enjoy 20 sounds of Camberwell as captured by Sound Recordist Cassandra Rutledge. Enjoy the sounds any way you like; listen or download them and incorporate them into your own project or take on the Camberwell Remix Challenge. Or just see how many you recognise...

Visit Camberwell Art's Sound Cloud page to hear the twenty sounds plus Cassandra's own mix.  From there you can download the sounds into your own audio editing software and remix them.  Share your remix with others by uploading it to your Sound Cloud profile and we will repost it from our Sound Cloud account

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