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A limited edition colouring book produced by 25 local artists commemorating 25 years of London’s oldest visual arts festival.
A limited edition colouring book produced by 25 local artists commemorating 25 years of London’s oldest visual arts festival.
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Colour in Camberwell

Colour in Camberwell is a special edition colouring book that celebrates creative diversity in South East London and commemorates 25 years of London’s oldest visual arts festival. 

  • 25 Line Drawn Artworks
  • 25 Local Artists
  • 25 Scenes to Colour In
  • 25 Years of Camberwell Arts

Stocking Filler

Colour in Camberwell is aimed at the whole family: a perfect stocking filler and activity book for the festive holidays. Organised by Camberwell Arts to promote the diversity of Camberwell’s cultural and artistic communities, sales from the book will support commissions for the 25th Anniversary festival in 2019 for emerging and under-represented artists.

Get lost in a world of creativity this winter journeying through 25 snapshots of South East London - 25 exclusive artworks produced specially for this one-of-a-kind edition for you to colour in and contemplate. 

Make your Colour in Camberwell a gift for:

  • Art-lovers and Collectors 
  • Creatives, Dreamers and Doodlers 
  • Both Children (6+) and Adults
  • Colour in Camberwell Artist - Grace Helmer
    Colour in Camberwell Artist - Grace Helmer

    Colour in Camberwell is great for: 

    • Group Presents and Stocking Fillers
    • School Holidays and Rainy Days
    • Moments of Peace and Times for Reflection 

    Creative fun for children and stress-relief for adults, Colour in Camberwell is also the perfect gift for the serial collector - with a limited print run, this is your chance to own a mint edition collectors’ item and piece of art-history that includes both up-and-coming artists and industry-renowned names. 

    Holly Beryl - Colour in Camberwell Illustration
    Holly Beryl - Colour in Camberwell Illustration

    Buy a set to give to school groups, to church groups or to donate to a Christmas raffle and help Camberwell Arts invest in emerging local artists in the run up to the 25th birthday of London’s oldest visual arts festival. 

    Camberwell Arts

    Camberwell Arts is a registered charity founded in 1994 to represent the growing arts community in Camberwell, establishing one of the first visual arts festivals in the UK - now a nine-day programme of exhibitions, open studios and community events. 

    Camberwell Arts’ aim is to encourage 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 complement the central focus on the visual arts. 

    Under-represented Artists

    Pledging on the Colour in Camberwell campaign will not only get you a special edition colouring book, but it will also enable Camberwell Arts to support new and emerging talent for the 25th anniversary festival in 2019. 

    All UK-based artists will be eligible and Camberwell Arts will be looking for fresh, talented and otherwise unsupported artists to commission and develop a new cohort of creative talent. 

    Colour it In

    Colouring in can be a creative outlet to break rigid routines and improve declining mood. It is also a playful and nostalgic process that can support mindfulness and reduce anxiety and stress. 

    Colouring in has been shown to assist with creative and cognitive development in children and can facilitate group bonding and shared experiences with family members. 

    Euan Cunningham - Colour in Camberwell Illustration
    Euan Cunningham - Colour in Camberwell Illustration

    Why not make Colour in Camberwell a Christmas party game to share with friends and family?

    Camberwell

    The original Camber Well was a popular medical destination in the 18th century - an attribute that continues to this day with three leading medical organisations operating in the area: The Institute of Psychiatry, The Maudsley Hospital and King’s College Hospital.

    The Beast of Camberwell Green by Frog Morris
    The Beast of Camberwell Green by Frog Morris

    Bang in the middle of neighbouring Peckham and Brixton, Camberwell is also the epicentre of a vibrant London community of artists. The UK’s foremost arts and design institution, Camberwell College of Arts - established in the 19th Century and dividing its campus over two sites in Camberwell - continues to nourish the area with a thriving network of artists, studios and galleries. 

    Camberwell College of Arts
    Camberwell College of Arts

    Colour in Camberwell is thus a fitting marriage of arts and wellness, matching Camberwell’s long standing heritage as a world leading health destination and a vibrant arts scene in one unique and collaborative effort (that you can own!)

    Camberwell Festival Map 2012
    Camberwell Festival Map 2012

    The Collection

    The collection includes architecturally focussed pieces; studies in portraiture and collage; contemporary and experimental art; comic style and graphic illustration.

    Sinead Taylor - Colour in Camberwell Illustration
    Sinead Taylor - Colour in Camberwell Illustration

    The Artists

    The Artists featured are: 1. Sara Kuan 2. Marie Lenclos 3. Andrew Cadey 4. Claudine O’Sullivan 5. Richard Barton 6. Holly Bishop 7. Sinead Taylor 8. Godfried Donkor 9. Billie Mickwitz 10. Frog Morris 11. Alice Roche 12. Miriam Sugranyes 13. Euan Cunningham 14. Sally Cutler 15. Grace Helmer 16. Shauna Blanchfield 17. Natasha Godfrey 18. Elizabeth Shields 19. Florence Goodhand-Tait 20. Keith Gretton 21. Jim Tanner 22. Peter Cooke 23. Liberty Rowley 24. Sam Kerridge 25. Richard Watkins 

    Featured Artist #1 - Grace Helmer 

    Grace Helmer is a freelance illustrator originally from Brighton. After studying at Camberwell College of Art - and winning the V&A Student Illustrator of the Year Award - she is now based in Camberwell working on many projects including a graphic novel about death, dating, and drawing. 

    A short looping ident made for Canadian TV channel VRAK
    A short looping ident made for Canadian TV channel VRAK

    Grace's clients includeApple, Google, HarvardX and the Bombay Bicycle Club.

    Illustrations for Bombay Bicycle Club's video for the song 'Carry Me'.
    Illustrations for Bombay Bicycle Club's video for the song 'Carry Me'.

    Her colouring page is inspired by her walks through Ruskin Park on the way to her studio at Whirled Arts in Loughborough Junction. 

    Featured Artist #2 - Sally Cutler 

    Sally is a linocut printmaker who has had commissions and exhibitions from most notably The Tate Gallery, BBC Books, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Society of Wood Engravers.

    A resident of Camberwell for 20 years Sally finds inspiration for her artwork from the local population. Portraying real people and their connection to the region through their work, leisure pursuits or day to day activities.

    London Heads
    London Heads

    Featured Artist #3 - Godfried Donkor

    Godfried Donkor is a Ghanaian artist, living and working in London who has exhibited across the world. Donkor straddles borders between continents and cultures, and his work explores historical, sociological and societal topics using a range of different techniques.

    Ebony Dakar Edition (it's a numbers game)
    Ebony Dakar Edition (it's a numbers game)

    In addition to painting, drawing and photography, collage is his dominant means of expression in his works on paper. He was Ghana's representative to the 2001 Venice Biennale and his work is in the collection of the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution. 

    From Slave to Champ
    From Slave to Champ

    Featured Artist #4 - Claudine O'Sullivan  

    Irish artist Claudine O’Sullivan has gained industry spotlight for her distinctive hand drawn illustrations, featured in the worldwide Apple Pencil campaign, which has won the 2017 World Illustration Awards Professional Advertising category. Her uniquely traditional drawing style has appealed to established brands such as MTV, Island Records, WeTransfer, Tiger Beer and Derwent Pencils.

    WeTransfer Editorial Collaboration
    WeTransfer Editorial Collaboration

    Claudine graduated from University of the Arts London with a First Class Honours degree in Graphic Design. Her adaptable, design focused approach to art is reflected in the diversity of her commercial portfolio and client base.

    Apple Commission
    Apple Commission

    The Book 

    Design by Colleen Burns. 54 Pages, 210mm x 297mm

    Cover Pages: 250 GSM matt laminated silk 

    Inside Pages: 25 individual designs on 150 GSM uncoated pulp 

    Aimed at adults and children aged 6+ 

    Mock-up of Colour in Camberwell
    Mock-up of Colour in Camberwell

    What have we done before Kickstarter? 

    Since 1994 Camberwell Arts has been supporting, promoting and representing local artists with an annual summer arts week and open studio programme. This has grown into the immersive and comprehensive 9-day festival that it is today: the culmination of a year-round programme of activities that also includes a Christmas Market, educational partnerships and community based events, installations and interventions. 

    Camberwell Arts Community Activities
    Camberwell Arts Community Activities

    The Camberwell Community Cook Book was launched September 2016 and is a celebration of the world eating available in Camberwell. It comprises recipes such as Cypriot stews, Swedish sweets and Nigerian porridge, as well as Camberwell-based chefs secrets, hot tips and spicy sauces.

    A Travel Guide to Camberwell launched in 2012, was researched, written and designed by local residents. The guide provides local insight on Camberwell’s beautiful parks, wonderful cakes, galleries, ghosts, a graveyard, Turkish spa, Greek Cathedral and Britain’s first purpose built mental health hospital. 

    Did you know Robert Browning was born in here, Michael Caine grew up here, Charlie Chaplin worked here, Dan Leno was detained here and John Ruskin left in disgust when the railways ruined his view. 

    Why are we on Kickstarter? 

    We need your support! Specifically:

    • To showcase the South East London arts scene and enable the rest of the UK to access this high concentration of artistic and cultural endeavour.
    • To fund the production of a unique collector’s item that will assist Camberwell Arts support the next generation of local artists. 
    • To test the appetite for collaborative and engaging artworks produced for a wider audience. This will hopefully be the first product launched in a series to generate ongoing commissions that support underrepresented artists from diverse geographies. 
Colour in Camberwell
Colour in Camberwell

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The 25 artists have submitted their works and all we need now is your support to send the books to print!

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    Festive Cheer

    Pledgers get:
    - A warm fuzzy feeling knowing they helped launch a great project.
    - A thank you sent out over social media during the festive period for being a good egg!

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    1 Book: Colour in Camberwell

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    - One copy of Colour in Camberwell. Yay!

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    3 Books + Launch Invitation

    Pledgers get:
    - Three copies of Colour in Camberwell.
    - An invitation for three people to attend the 2019 Festival launch event. Party trio!

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    25th Anniversary Gold Package

    Pledgers get:
    - 10 copies of Colour in Camberwell.
    - An invitation for three people to attend the 2019 Festival launch event.
    - A thank you in the 2019 Festival brochure.
    - A signed print of one artwork from the collection.

    The collector's choice.

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    25th Anniversary Platinum Package

    Pledgers get:
    - 10 copies of Colour in Camberwell.
    - An invitation for six people to attend the 2019 Festival launch event.
    - A thank you in the 2019 Festival brochure
    - Two signed prints of artworks from the collection.
    - A ½ page prime 'advertorial' in the 2019 Festival brochure.

    South East London salutes you!

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