Laura Carew,
Joshua Y'Barbo


Friday, 26 November 2010

CCW Salon / Social Mixer Invitation

03.12.10/ 5 – 7pm/ The Woodmill 
                                                                                         Chelsea Salon at Auto Italia November 2009
You are invited to a CCW Salon/Social Mixer held at the Woodmill on the 3rd December from 5 – 7pm. This event is the first of a series of Salons that will take place at the Woodmill throughout the academic year and builds upon last year’s events that took place at the South London Gallery, Auto Italia, Flat Time House and The Woodmill. 
The Salon is an opportunity to present any artistic output, be it finished pieces or early experiments, to a peer group of fellow MA students and invited artists, curators and arts professionals. It is a forum for these groups to meet, share ideas, critique work and initiate discussion in a relaxed atmosphere outside of the academic institution.

To submit work and/or participate: email Josh at
Deadline for submissions: Nov 29th

Event Schedule: 

5pm             Introduction to the Woodmill by Naomi Pearce and Alastair Frazer
5:15 – 6:15 pm   Discussion and Show Reel exploring last year’s Salon series followed by Q&A and student feedback regarding structure of future events. 
6:15 – 6:45 pm   Past the Parcel at the Parallax Private View by Dirty Square Gallery - A salon proposal presented by Holly Stevenson, MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design including artists Jenny Pickett, Charlotte Patton, Leo Koivistoinen, Eilidh Short, Joe Stevens, Nicko Straniero, Trevor Kiernander, Charlotte Warne Thomas, Holly Stevenson, and Sunshine Frere
7:00 – 9:00 pm   Woodmill private view: Mark Fell (solo exhibition) Coherence and Proximity  in the Hangar and Pale Blue Dot (group exhibition) in the gallery including artists David Beattie, Anne Eastman, Jack Lavender, Damien Roach, Tim Steer and Angharad Williams

Where:              The Woodmill -Project Space
Neckinger Depot
SE16 3QN
All MA Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Fine Art students are welcome.

Monday, 22 November 2010

First Salon / Social Mixer

Hello All, 

I hope i am giving everyone enough time and notice. The Salon on Dec 3rd will be structured as followed. 

1.) Parallex: a proposal from Holly Stevenson, MA Fine Art - Chelsea.  

The first part of the show is a group exhibition. The work on show will be curated using a narrative explaining that it would have been shown in the fictionally bankrupt Dirty Square Gallery (DSG1), which had belonged to owner and art aficionado Stella Koons Manet.i An installation of the Galleryʼs actual (virtual) existence and the show will be presented along the walls of the Woodmillʼs Project Space. The floor space will be left clear for the second part of the show, the event of Pass the Parcel. Students on the night of Salon will be invited to take part in the Pass the Parcel,

2.) Show Reel:

I would like to include student video work that can be added to a show reel. Anyone who would like to submit video work, please upload to Vimeo and send me a link. PLease, provide passwords where applicable. If u'd prefer to send a CD / DVD or use other means, i.e. sharing files via Skype or Dropbox, then please contact me and let me know. Anyone who would like to do a performance would be invited to do so. 

3.) A4 - 2-D work: 

For 2-D work, i'd like to try and include A4 color print outs of peoples' work as a way to introduce one another to the practice of others. I do not know how this will translate or if anyone is interested but i'd like A4 print out of peoples' work to be brought on Dec 1st to the Woodmill. This is a last minute addition. Space is a concern so i will see the general reaction to judge whether this is a viable option. 

Deadline: Nov 29th

The event will start at 5pm on Dec 3rd, followed by 2 Private Views at the Woodmill featuring Mark Fell (Solo Show) + Pale Blue Dot. 

For inquires or submissions, please e-mail me at or check the Salon blog at

all the best, 


Friday, 12 November 2010


    Following a series of Salon events that took place over the MA Fine Course 2009-10, a series of Salon events open to CCW students will be held over the duration of the current academic year. 
    The Salons both serve the need for frolicsome interaction between artists and utilize the educational aspects of these gatherings. This forum provides the opportunity for feedback on one’s practice as well as experimentation with ideas and concepts that might not have a direct connection to your studio work. The environment is of playful seriousness and allows ideas to be acted out and evaluated. Previous Salons have been  great opportunities to show case works or experiment with concepts and approaches seemingly unrelated to one’s creative practice.
    These events address the area between art education and professional practice. It is an area where students and professionals can meet, critique, share ideas & initiate discussion. These events allow space for the synthesis of one’s own specific research with more general sources of information and ideas. Each Salon event has been attended by academics, students, professional artists, directors and curators who have provided invaluable criticism and feedback.         
    Students from Chelsea, Camberwell, Wimbledon and Central Saint Martin’s Colleges have all participated in previous events, which have been inspiringly hosted outside of the academic settings of the various colleges and in established artist spaces, galleries and studios such as Auto-Italia, Flat-Time House and the Woodmill.

the Woodmill -Project Space,
Neckinger Depot,
Bermondsey, SE16 3Qn

Dec 1-3rd First Salon / CCW social mixer
March 28-31st
June 20-24th
Aug 1-5th (meant to aid in preparation for upcoming Final Shows)

How: e-mail Salon proposals, theme ideas / suggestions, and speculative e-mails with information about spaces and off college site projects.

Please, e-mail Joshua at or

Previous Salons:
Auto-Italia 2009
Auto-Italia 2010
Flat Time House 2010
the Woodmill 2010