Biography

George Camille


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.

From a 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.

George's 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.

George has had solo & group exhibitions in Seychelles, Mauritius, Martinique, Reunion, UK France, Germany and Beijing, China.

 

Education

1986 Fine art - Blackheath College of Art, London
1993
3D design & sculptured textiles - Goldsmiths College, London

Grants/Awards

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.

Contact Information

Tel: +248 4344334
Email
: georgecamille@gmail.com
Facebook
: www.facebook.com/GeorgeCamilleSeychelles
Address: Wavelength, Le Rocher, PO Box 237, Mahe, Seychelles

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015  56th Venice Biennale, Seychelles Pavilion, Venice, Italy

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, Seychelles

2004 “Les murmures du gecko” - Exhibition of recent paintings and etchings at L’Alliance Francaise. Port Louis, Mauritius

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, Victoria, Seychelles
2012
“Trait d’union” - Exhibition in memory of sculptor Bill Fehoko, St Denis. Reunion
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 Münster, Luxemburg
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, Seychelles
1992/ 1994/ 1996 Seychelles Biennial - Carnegie Hall, Victoria, Seychelles

Permanent Exhibitions

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

 
 
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