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A Treatment for Outcomes, an exhibition by Jesse Ash

Paul St George at the Clerkenwell Design Week 2012

Photography Auction Event from MA Photography students

David Skingle, Painting 2012

International Food Design Society

Reading Complex Act I & II - Coordinates/Relocations

Exhibition in Brighton Open House

The Cheerful Blush, a print exhibition by Nigel Oxley

Lithograph III by exhibiting artist Bernard Cohen in In Conversation exhibition

Critical Cinema, a celebration of the diverse world of film


News and Events Archive: May 2012

CURA. and MONITOR GALLERY are proud to present

Jesse Ash
A Treatment for Outcomes

with Sarah May

Opening April 24 – from 6pm
April 25 – May 28

London Metropolitan University 41-47
Commercial Road (Aldgate East) London


JESSE ASH (London, 1977) is the third of a list of five artists invited by cura.magazine to realise a work into the frame of the Metropolitan University’s window based in Commercial Road, London.

For this project, the artist is working with Sarah May, an art director and set designer based in London. The project uses terminology adopted by higher education institutions to promote their programs to prospective students as inspiration.



London Met at Clerkenwell Design Week

London Metropolitan University is supporting Clerkenwell Design Week with a programme of exhibitions and events during the exciting annual event from the 22-24th May. This year it’s a matter of visiting villages as selected work from the award- winning Aldgate Project is displayed at two of Clerkenwell’s showrooms.

At The Gallery on Great Sutton Street there will be a display of student work from a project led by Marianne Forrest and Heidi Yeo which explored 'design and urban intervention'. Films from Foundation Architecture and Interior Design students as part of Aleks Catina and Hector Arkomanis’s Shelter For Everyday Events project will be screened throughout the event. At 1pm on the 22nd May at The Gallery there will be a lunchtime presentation by artist and designer Paul St George, Programme Leader in Media at The Cass, on why creativity in the public realm matters more than ever. He will draw on his experiences with the Telectroscope, one of the most significant pieces of public art in London in recent years, and with 'animated street art project' for the Aldgate Project.

Also on the 22nd May there will be a display at Humanscale of projects led by Janette Harris from the BA Interior Design course that explore 'hidden spaces within the Whitechapel area. At 3pm the project will be judged by an eminent group of experts and the winning student will win an internship with BDG architecture + design.

Clerkenwell Design Week is a three-day festival celebrating design's creative richness, social relevance and technological advancements through an exciting programme of workshops, presentations, product launches and debates. The week also features all the elements you would expect from a festival, including exhibitions, installations, street entertainment, music, food, parties and receptions. It is the ideal opportunity for the creative design community to meet new and existing clients in a relaxed yet inspiring environment. Last year over 24,000 registered to attend and more are expected this year.

Michael Upton, Academic Leader at The Cass, said “We’re delighted to be supporting this event again – its important to our students that they are involved with the great annual cycle of festivals in the city . London Metropolitan University prides itself in helping students build careers, and Clerkenwell Design Week is an excellent opportunity to exhibit and network as well as see what’s happening in the design industry in the areas great showrooms.”

Clerkenwell Design Week 2012
22nd- 24th May 10am - 9pm

Various venues around Clerkenwell

Pre-register to attend at:


Photography Auction

MA Photography students at the Sir John Cass Department of Art Media and Design, London Metropolitan University are holding an auction of photographs on Wednesday May 23rd 2012, to raise funds for an exhibition of their work during Photomonth 2012.

The fundraising evening will include a talk by award winning photographer Lottie Davies as well as music by Iranian traditional music group, Ahoura. The auction of photographs by students of the Sir John Cass MA Photography course and established photographers will follow the talk and music and be conducted by a professional auctioneer.

Lottie Davies is a multi-award-winning and BAFTA-nominated fine art, travel, editorial and commercial photographer. Her fine art work is themed with stories and personal histories, the tales and myths we use to structure our lives: memories, life-stories, beliefs. She has won recognition in numerous photographic awards including first prize at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 2008.

Photomonth 2012 is the annual East London Photography Festival which takes place in October and November each year. The festival was founded in 2001 and aims to demonstrate the diversity of contemporary photography. In 2011 over 100 galleries and venues exhibited work by established and emerging photographers. The Cass MA Photography students are planning to exhibit their most recent work as part of the festival in 2012.

The Sir John Cass MA Photography students’ fund raising evening will be held at:

Sir John Cass Gallery
London Metropolitan University
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF
(Adjacent to Aldgate East Underground Station)

Wednesday 23rd May 18:00 – 21:00

18:00-19:00 Viewing of auction items
  Ahoura, traditional Iranian music
19:00-19.45 Lottie Davies
19:45-21:00 Photography Auction

There is no entry charge for this event.

Photography Auction Flyer 2012.pdf

For further information contact Geoff Titley (MA Photography student)
E: gjt0022@my.londonmet.ac.uk | T: 020 7193 2136


David Skingle: Absolute Silence from the Sound on the Right

A memorial exhibition of prints and paintings with thanks to Barbara Skingle. Curated by Nigel Oxley and Dolores De Sade.

7 May - 25 May 2012

Commercial Road Library Gallery
London Metropolitan University
41 Commercial Road, London. E1 1LA

Contact details: E: Susan Skingle or Derek Wood | T: 0207 320 1867


International Conference on Designing Food and Designing For Food

London Metropolitan University, June 28-29, 2012

London Metropolitan University, with the International Food Design Society, is pleased to introduce the International Conference on Designing Food and Designing For Food, the first academic conference on Food Design.

The International Conference on Designing Food and Designing For Food will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of research on fundamental aspects of Food Design across all domains of application, including food product design, design with food, food packaging, food engineering, interior design for food, food system design, and more.

The conference presents papers, posters and projects by academics, researchers, students and designers from 21 different countries.



Reading Complex Act I & II - Coordinates/Relocations

Event with talks, exercises and discussions by Amber Ablett and Eloise Jones of [Details on Request] and Fatos Ustek; moderated by Nico de Oliveira

Saturday 12.05.2012, 3.00-5.30pm
The Showroom, London

Navigating from its two exhibition precursors, Reading Complex Act I&II – Coordinates/Relocations wishes to engage more directly and discursively with an audience on the subject of writing. Essentially concerned with the act of writing within an image-based society, we would like to question how we as viewers, readers and witnesses dissect alternative information and knowledge from a given situation, a presentation, a written account. What is the role of the writer and what motivates their responsibility to the act of writing?



Staff and students show in Brighton Open House

An exhibition at 30 Gerrard Street, Brighton as part of Brighton Open House will feature work by Frances Bloomfield, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at The Cass and work from five second year BA Jewellery and Silversmithing students. The venue will be open for four weekends in May.

All the details of artists showing in the house this year are on:

Frances Bloomfield is also showing work in four other exhibitions in Brighton during May, including the Brighhton Dome, Ink Spot Press – find out more at her website: www.francesbloomfield.com

Show details:
30 Gerard Street
Brighton BN1 4NW

Private View: Sunday May 6th, 7.00 - 9.00

Artists exhibiting:
Frances Bloomfield • Pete Fraser Janet Brooke • Bryan Ellery
Mark Thompson
BA Jewellery Students from Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media & Design

Download Invite AOH 2012.pdf


The Cheerful Blush printmaking exhibition

15 April – 4 May 2012
Commercial Rd Library

Exquisite small-scale prints by Nigel Oxley, a lecturer in printmaking at The Cass. Includes The Swing, a series of aquatints inspired by cherry blossom coinciding with the real thing brightening London streets.



In Conversation exhibition and event

23 April 2012–4 May 2012, 12-6pm

For the second year running, students from the Cass's MA Curating the Contemporary degree have collaborated with the Government Art Collection (GAC). Working with curator Adrian George and other GAC staff, London Met students have been researching the Collection and planning exhibitions presented at the GAC space in Queen's Yard, 179a Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7PA.

The current exhibition, In Conversation, is a group show that addresses concepts of visual, written and spoken language and includes work by Douglas Gordon, Ian Hamilton Finlay, R.B. Kitaj, Lilliane Lijn and Rachel Lowe. It is open (admission free) to the public by appointment 23 April to 4 May 2012, Monday to Friday, 12pm to 6pm and the students will be there to talk about their project and the exhibition.

On Tuesday 1 May, 6-8pm, artist Ian Whittlesea, whose work is included in the exhibition, will be in conversation with the Cass senior lecturer Dr Nick Haeffner. Places are limited so please book early.

Please note, advance notice is required for attendance at both show and event. To make an appointment to see the exhibition, or to book a place for the event, please email Clive Marks or call 020 7580 9120.



Critical Cinema

The Design History and Theory team at London Met proudly present Critical Cinema, a celebration of the diverse world of film. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and develop critical skills in a short discussion afterwards. All students welcome!

All scrennings take place in CR-100 and begin at 5.30pm.


  • Blade Runner, Wed 22 February
  • Play Time, Tue 6 March
  • Orlando, Fri 16 March
  • Night of the Living Dead, Wed 18 April 
  • Objectified, Fri 4 May

Download: CRITICAL CINEMA_poster.pdf


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