George Camille was born on the island
of Mahe in 1963 and spent his childhood on the island of La Digue. Both are
principal islands of the Seychelles.
young age, George took an immediate interest as a draftsman working in Charcoal
& Pencil. His works developed into Watercolour, Gouache & Acrylic. He
studied at Blackheath Collage of Art and Goldsmiths College, both in London.
In 1987 he
established Sunstroke Studio Seychelles which provided him with a means to
continue his design activities and his fine art work. Later he restored an
original wooden colonial house in Victoria which is named Kaz Zanana; A space
which remains his main gallery in Mahe.
most recent endeavors incorporate a wide range of materials and processes in
the development and articulation of his personal visual mythology. Taking his
cues from his native Seychelles landscapes, he has incorporated elements of
‘objet trouvé’ into mixed media work experimenting with metal, resin &
relief work. Poetic and dark undertones in his conceptual makings, a soft chill
runs deep under his sandy beaches.
had solo & group exhibitions in Seychelles, Mauritius, Martinique, Reunion,
UK France, Germany and Beijing, China.
1986 Fine art - Blackheath
College of Art, London
1993 3D design & sculptured textiles - Goldsmiths College, London
1986 British Council
Scholarship in Fine Art to Blackheath College of Art, London.
1993 English Speaking Union Scholarship to Goldsmiths College, London
for research in Textile Design.
Tel: +248 4344334
Address: Wavelength, Le Rocher,
PO Box 237, Mahe, Seychelles
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 56th Venice Biennale, Seychelles Pavilion,
2011 “Coco de Mer” - Palmen
Garten, Frankfurt, Germany
2010 Images of Seychelles - IBF
Exhibition Centre, .Hannover, Germany
2008 “Volets d’une ile a
L’autre” - Kephren Gallery, St Pierre, Reunion
2007 “Volets d’une ile a
L’autre” - Kaz Zanana Art Gallery, Victoria, Seychelles
2006 “A Seychelles Journey” -
Exhibition of paintings and assemblages. Red T Gallery 798 Dashanzi Art District.
Beijing. P.R China
2005 An Everyday Journey” -
Exhibition of paintings and assemblages on Fregate Island,
2005 “An Everyday Journey” -
Exhibition of paintings and assemblages at Kaz Zanana Art Gallery, Victoria,
2004 “Les murmures du gecko” -
Exhibition of recent paintings and etchings at L’Alliance Francaise. Port
2004 “The view from Within”-
Exhibition of collages, paintings for 2nd Arts Festival at Kaz Zanana Art
Gallery, Victoria, Seychelles
2003 “La Foli Natir” - Exhibition
of paintings and embossed copper for Seychelles Arts Festival.National Art
Gallery, Victoria, Seychelles.
2001 “Impressed” - Exhibition of
embossed copper and paintings. Kephren Gallery, St Pierre, Reunion.
2001 Paintings of Seychelles -
Jardin Des Arts Gallery, St. Denis, Reunion
1999 “En Leokri Kouler” - Kaz
Zanana Art Gallery, Victoria, Seychelles
1996 Solo Exhibition for Opening
of Kaz Zanana Art Gallery
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 “Ars et Natura” - Sala Margana, PiazzaVenezia, Rome
2014 “Seychelles Art” - Bernerie en Retz, France
2014 Travelling Group Exhibition of Seychellois art in Russia
2013 “Tablo lo Lekwater” - Exhibition for Creole Festival, Kaz Zanana,
2012 “Trait d’union” - Exhibition in memory of sculptor Bill Fehoko, St
2011 “Fanm” - Exhibition with Martin Kennedy and Mirza Moric, Kaz Zanana
Gallery, Victoria, Seychelles
2010 Thapong Visual Art Centre - Gaberone, Botswana
2009 Gallery Sud - Zurich, Switzerland
2008 Exhibition By Seychellois Artists, Bruxelle, Belgium and Cercle
2007 InsulArt, pARTage, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius
2005 “2nd Triennale of Contemporary Art” - Port Louis, Mauritius.
2002 “Le Jardin des Arts” - St Denis, Reunion.
2000 “Le Monde Creole” - Fort-de-France, Martinique.
1999 “Images of Seychelles” - Kiron Galleries, Paris, France.
1998 “My Island” - Seychelles High Commission, London, UK.
1996 12 Artists - Group Exhibition -National Gallery, Victoria,
1992/ 1994/ 1996 Seychelles Biennial - Carnegie Hall, Victoria, Seychelles
George Camille Gallery Kaz Zanana. Revolution Avenue –
Victoria. Tel: (+248) 4325534
Sunstroke Gallery Market Street – Victoria. Tel: (+248) 4224767
George Camille Gallery Anse Gaulette – La Digue. Tel : (+248) 4234402