Spring 2015 marks Camden Arts Centre’s 50th birthday and a host of celebrations are planned throughout the year.
Under the directorship of Jenni Lomax for the last 25 years, Camden Arts Centre has become an internationally acclaimed institution, continually recognised for excellence in education as well as its forward thinking exhibitions programme.
Described widely as ‘the artists’ gallery’, its exhibition programme serves as a barometer of artists’ thinking, often championing overlooked but influential artists, supporting emerging artists and regularly presenting shows curated by artists. An oasis of calm and an escape from the city, the distinctive gallery and studio spaces, garden, Bookshop and Café are unparalleled in London.
Since 1990, Jenni Lomax has established a strong exhibition and residencies programme and in 2004 took the building through a major refurbishment scheme. She was awarded Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2008 and an OBE in 2009 for services to the arts.
Under Jenni’s leadership, Camden Arts Centre has developed an international reputation for staging high profile exhibitions by artists including Barnett Newman, Sophie Calle, Dan Graham, Marlene Dumas, Yinka Shonibare, Karin Mamma Andersson, Richard Tuttle, Dieter Roth, Eva Hesse and Kara Walker.
Camden Arts Centre has a long history of programming female artists and has been strongly committed to its artist-in-residence programme for over 24 years. Many of its resident artists, such as Mike Nelson, Simon Starling and Martin Creed have gone on to become luminaries of the contemporary art scene.
Celebrations during 2015 and 2016 will include a series of talks given by curators and artists who have shown at Camden Arts Centre in the past, and discussions focusing on the role of arts in education. Camden Arts Centre will be launching an online archive in the summer and plans a major fundraiser in 2016. During this 12 month anniversary, Camden Arts Centre will celebrate its contribution to the local area as well as its position within the international art scene.
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am–6pm, Wednesdays late: 10am–9pm, Closed Mondays
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG
T: +44 (0)20 7472 5500