Tutorial: Block 3, Week 5: The Interim Show

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The group tutorial this week was all about the upcoming summer show, and, in particular, the interim show.


This is an ‘interim display’ NOT a final complete exhibition, you can show work in progress and work you are developing, HOWEVER it must be well presented as this is a very public event, the opening night will have up to 2000 people visiting.

The interim show is a great opportunity to try something and see how audience reacts to the work, obviously more difficult if you cannot come to London but it is way to think about the work — and even if you can’t come you can ask other students to watch and feedback to you.


Unlike previous years, the venue has changed. It will move from Peckham Road to Wilson Road.



Tuesday June 28 thru Wednesday July 6.

1st years can install until Friday July 8.

Private View

Thursday 14 July 18.00 - 20.00

Show Open July 15 to July 20

Friday 15 July — 10.00 - 20.00

Saturday 16 July — 11.00 - 17.00

Sunday 17 July — closed

Monday 18 July — 10.00 - 20.00

Tuesday 19 July — 10.00 - 20.00

Wednesday 10 July — 10.00 - 20.00

Take down

July 21

The Space

Some issues:

  • power points on the walls
  • a half-wall jutting out
  • a sink in the corner
  • a radiator
  • it is a small space, especially as it will be shared with 16 MA Designer Maker students.

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Labels: Produced by the marketing team at Camberwell so they look similar across the show. Need to send them the details.

Business Cards: a good idea to provide them as they are easy for people to pick up if they like your work. But not essential.

For those, like me, unable to come for the installation, need to send it in and needs to be simple and easy to install and include clear instructions.


As Jonathan put it:

never go into the process only looking for the best for your own work, you will probably not get anything close to it… instead go into the process looking for the best for everyone’s work and you will almost certainly get something that works well for your own work

And finally… the Research Paper

We will have a one-on-one with Gareth — the supervisor — in July. To prep for this: a rough outline of what you want to research and write about, an abstract and a bibliography showing the reading you are planning to do (as it is useful for Gareth to get an idea of what we’re planning to read and draw from).

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