Camden Arts Centre
Located in Camden, a borough of London, the Camden Arts Centre is a nonprofit dedicated to the exhibition and education concerning contemporary art. Many of the programs provided by the Camden Arts Centre are centered on artists, but the institution also provides members of the public the opportunity to observe the processes of the artists. The centre has many gallery spaces, as well as studio space for members of the community to pursue creative interests like ceramics, painting, drawing and writing. The Centre offers exhibitions featuring emerging English and international arts, as well as established contemporary artists, and artists engaged in the current discourse of the art world. They provide artists with residencies to develop their craft with useful support. These residencies result in the creation of new work to display to the public. The Centre also develop projects open to the public with the intention of engaging community members of all ages, abilities and interests. Events are also hosted by the Centre, including talk series and discussions, film screenings and art performances. Their variety of courses are taught continuously and teach members of the public new creative and technical skills.
The Camden Arts Centre was founded in 1965, and was originally known as the Hampstead Arts Centre. Renamed in 1967, the Centre originally provided the local community access to painting, life drawing, pottery, printing and basic design classes. The facility lends itself as an excellent exhibition space because of its simplicity, space and light. The first exhibition was hosted in 1966, and from then on the Centre became a location of interest for local artists. The artistic and education programs provided by the institution have been in constant development since its inception. Once Jenni Lomax OBE joined the Camden Arts Centre as director in 1990, the Centre was internationally recognized as an institution of acclaimed exhibitions, residencies, projects and public events. In 2004, the facility underwent a large refurbishment executed by Tony Fretton Architects.
The Camden Arts Centre is dedicated to the development of contemporary artists, education, and those with an interest in contemporary art. Members of the local community also have the opportunity to donate their time to the Centre. If you are interested in volunteering, click here. Admission to the Camden Arts Center is free, and you can visit the facility from Tuesday to Sunday, weekly. To support the Camden Arts Center and perpetuate the discourse of contemporary art, visit their site, here.