Camberwell College of Arts

Camberwell College of Arts

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Camberwell College of Arts (formerly known as Camberwell School of Art and Crafts) is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London and is one of the world's foremost art and design institutions. It is located in Camberwell, South London with two sites situated at Peckham Road and Wilson Road. It offers both further and higher education programs, including postgraduate awards. The college is particularly renowned for its emphasis on drawing.


The College's history is finely intertwined with that of the South London Gallery, with which the building is shared. Manager of the South London Working Men's College in 1868, William Rossiter, purchased the freehold of Portland House on which the College now stands in 1889. The resulting Gallery opened in 1891, followed by the Technical Institute, the College's first guise in 1898.


Research projects at the college relate to a number of ongoing theoretical and practical debates in areas such as the interface of new technologies and creative practice; transnational art, identity and nation, and the conservation of Byzantine books and manuscripts. Camberwell is part of the University of the Arts London and its Research Network (RNUAL), which also includes Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication and London College of Fashion.


Camberwell is a sister college of the Chelsea College of Art and Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art.

Notable Alumni

* Gillian Ayres (1989 Turner Prize nominee)
* Jeff Banks (Graphic Designer and Presenter of the BBC's The Clothes Show)
* Roger 'Syd' Barrett (Musician of Pink Floyd)
* Gillian Carnegie (2005 Turner Prize nominee)
* Lady Sarah Chatto (Artist)
* Andy Dog (Artist and Illustrator)
* Terry Frost (Artist)
* Maggi Hambling (Artist)
* Howard Hodgkin (1985 Turner Prize winner)
* David Jones (Artist and Poet)
* R. B. Kitaj (Artist)
* John Keane (Artist)
* Peter Kindersley (Publisher)
* Natasha Law (Artist)
* Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (Interior Designer and TV Presenter)
* Mike Leigh (Film Director)
* Richard Long (1989 Turner Prize winner)
* Humphrey Lyttelton (Jazz Musician)
* Mark McGowan (Artist)
* Cathy de Monchaux (1998 Turner Prize nominee)
* Tom Phillips (Painter and Collagist)
* Rose Pipette (Musician of the band The Pipettes)
* Tim Roth (Actor)
* Alan Thornhill (Sculptor)
* Euan Uglow (Artist)
* Alexander Williams (Animator)
* Dimitri Launder (Artist)
* Raphael Maklouf (Sculptor)

Notable Non-alumni

* Stephen Howarth (Painter) (Expelled)


* Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts : its students & teachers, 1943-1960 by Geoff Hassell. Published by Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1995. ISBN 1-85149-180-5.

External links

* [ College Website]

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