CAMAC Design is a charitable initiative founded by Caroline McNamara - an experienced event and exhibition organiser, graduate of The London College of Communication, University of Arts and Norwich University of the Arts, and Vice Chair of TEXERE, Textile Education and Research in Europe.
The team at CAMAC creates and delivers competitions, exhibitions, masterclasses and symposiums aimed at building links between colleges, their design students and professionals working in the creative industry. Designed to sit within the curriculum - or as special projects - and continually evolving in line with the needs of academic institutions across the UK and beyond, CAMAC’s work inspires individuality and experimentation, and provides invaluable opportunities for students to strengthen their personal and professional development.
Flagship event is the Annual Student Wallpaper Design Competition, now in its 5th Year. Originally aimed at 2nd year Surface Design undergraduates, it now attracts entrants from students studying textiles, fine art and ceramics from colleges across the UK and Europe.
Support for CAMAC comes from leading design and manufacturing companies Graham & Brown, Walker Greenbank companies Zoffany, Sanderson and Anstey, Cole & Son, Mr Perswall, Derwent Pencils, Timorous Beasties, Nue Kaliss Spezialpaper, Germany, CWV; the Warner Textile Archive and Braintree District Museum, Lotherton Hall and Leeds City Council, the Fashion and Textile Museum, Morley Gallery, the Sanderson Hotel and Morgans Hotel Group, and the Imago Gallery, Mayfair; PHR Ltd; participating colleges; and people passionate about design including Zandra Rhodes, Mary Schoeser, Tony Roche, members of the Pugin Society, the Wallpaper History Society and TEXERE.