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Camberwell College of Arts: Ovo Show Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review – Downstairs 1

Some more fab illustrations at the Ovo Show - including work by Alice Stanley, Rosie Eveleigh, Karin Söderquist, Sam Taylor, Tom Dorkin and Iriini Kalliomaki.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Illustration by Alice Stanley.

Now, dosage finally, it’s time for my second round of blog posts featuring the best of Ovo Show from Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates (read the first review of Ovo Show here). This time let’s head downstairs at the Red Gallery. I’m going to have to split this into two because it’s such a beast…

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Turning into the cavernous downstairs space it was the work of Sam Taylor that grabbed my attention – nutty vignettes of a splodgyily painted bird on a skateboard, floating boobs (not sure what that means!) and portraits of gnarled and wrinkled characters against primary coloured backgrounds. His is a land where beards hold the same intellect as brains.

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Across the way Tom Dorkin had created some beautiful fine line drawings of some equally idiosynrcratic characters: a sailor checked his binoculars as his woollen jumper unraveled. He had also dissected a plane and a ship in fine detail. Follow Tom Dorkin on Twitter.

Camberwell College of Art illustration graduate show 2011-Iriini Kalliomaki Camberwell College of Art illustration graduate show 2011-Iriini Kalliomaki Camberwell College of Art illustration graduate show 2011-Iriini Kalliomaki Camberwell College of Art illustration graduate show 2011-Iriini Kalliomaki
Iriini Kalliomaki specialised in oddball characters, created in tiny perfection from what looked like paper mache – twins, a big haired granny, pouchy cheeked man with an apron – all placed in photographic situations for her book The Racing Granny. Also on display was the flying car in which Granny races.

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Gemma Whittaker produced some pretty ceramic bowls featuring daubed drawings of cats and elephants.

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Megan Sinclair‘s 3D paper cutouts featured rat racing, a card game and a boy in a garage being yelled at by his mum. The vignettes were taken from Roald Dahl‘s Georgy Porgy, a short story for adults. Follow Megan Sinclair on Twitter.

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Bea Wilson had produced an enigmatic fill, Arkham, which was inspired by fictional landscapes.

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Hollie Limer also played with paper cutouts, which she had placed inside a darkened room to create an eery monotone landscape… I think they were supposed to be seen by moody candlelight but the set was pitch black when I visited.

Camberwell College of Art illustration graduate show 2011-Karin Söderquist Camberwell College of Art illustration graduate show 2011-Karin Söderquist Camberwell College of Art illustration graduate show 2011-Karin Söderquist Camberwell College of Art illustration graduate show 2011-Karin Söderquist
Also on the paper front Karin Söderquist showed a large pipe smoking man and a traditional Scandinavian scene. Very clean and cool.

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Alice Stanley‘s narrative pencil drawings were very different from her wonderful knitted animals, much more moody and evocative than a cute little mouse, but then I imagine that knitting was a bit of a relaxing respite from school work.

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Rosie Eveleigh did some awesome abstract work on paper, ceramics and on mini hanging woven carpets. I think the textile design seen in the last photo is also hers. Someone tell me if it isn’t!

UPDATE: The final picture shows work by Hannah Whitfield (she really needs to get that website going on!)

Still one more blog to go…

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4 Responses to “Camberwell College of Arts: Ovo Show Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review – Downstairs 1”

  1. Hi Amelia,

    The textile design in the last picture is actually Hannah Whitfield’s.

    hannahwhitfield.blogspot.com

    Thanks again for the feature.

    James

  2. Amelia says:

    Hi James, thanks for letting me know, I shall amend.

  3. Hollie Limer says:

    Hi Amelia
    Firstly I just want to thank you for mentioning my work but on reading it I was so disappointed to hear the day you visited my work wasn’t switched on! It was the one day I hadn’t been able to make it in throughout the duration of the show and unfortunately no one else thought to put the lights and music on for me despite instructions being left! So disappointed you didn’t experience it in the way it was meant. I’ve uploaded some photos to my website of it with the lights on if you’re interested.
    Thanks again for the write up of the show though. I hope you enjoyed it as a whole!
    Hollie x

  4. Amelia says:

    Hi Hollie thanks for your comment, I’m sad to hear that no one else thought to put the lights on! But maybe it’s something to learn for next time, it was still an intriguing installation. All the best x

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