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George Camille (Mahé, La Digue, Seychelles)

           

Introduction

GEORGE CAMILLE

 

George Camille was born on Mahe Seychelles in 1963 and spent his childhood on the islandof  La Digue

Initially self-taught, Camille later developed his wide-ranging yet distinctive style through formal tuition, including periods of study at Blackheath College of Art and Goldsmiths College, both in London. A number of important collaborative friendships with fellow artists also helped to focus Camille’s direction as an artist, most notably his work with ‘Tonga Bill’ Fehoko, the Martinique artist Habdaphaï and the French artist Mikel Chaussepied who introduced him to the techniques of etching.

In 1987 Camille established Sunstroke Studio in Seychelles and, in so doing, provided an outlet for his design and craft activities. This was followed in 1997 by the restoration of an old wooden colonial house, Kaz Zanana, which he opened as his first gallery in Seychelles and in 2001 by the opening of the George Camille Gallery at Cote D’or on the island of  Praslin.

Numerous ‘One Man’ and group shows featuring Camille’s work have been staged in Seychelles, Mauritius, Martinique and Reunion he has original work in many private collections worldwide, and has completed a significant number of commissions, including both public and corporate.

Camille continues to produce prolifically, incorporating a wide range of materials and processes in the development and presentation of his personal visual mythology.

George Camille is married, with three children, and lives and works on the islands of Mahe and La Digue in the Seychelles

 

(C) Seychelles-Art, 2011