George Camille (Mahé, La Digue, Seychelles)
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
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