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RAE 2008

Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design

first_solo_show Charlie Woolley's first solo show at the David Risley Gallery

the scarecrow exhibition The Scarecrow exhibition, exploring ideas of fear in contemporary life

Ariadna Bahmatova wons award in the prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)

knights-move-03 Third edition of Knight's Move journal




 

News and Events Archive: May 2008

First solo show for JCAMD lecturer

Work by Charlie Woolley, a lecturer in Fine Art at the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design (JCAMD) will be exhibited at the David Risley Gallery in East London until the 25 May. The exhibition, I Built My House on Sand, is London-born Woolley’s first solo-show.

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May 8, 2008


Manufacturer runs competition for JCAMD Upholstery students

Bevan Funnell, a leading quality furniture manufacturer, is running a competition for Upholstery students at the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, to identify an exciting contemporary upholstery design to accompany the launch of ‘Faraya’ their new chair range.

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May 8, 2008


Fine Art lecturers featured in International Sculpture magazine

Nico de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley, Senior Lecturers in Fine Art at the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design (JCAMD) were recently profiled in the magazine Sculpture. In the article, entitled ‘Feeding the Spirit of Adventure: A Conversation with Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley’ Robert Preece presents an overview of their recent careers and exhibitions, observing that ‘No research on installation art is complete without a conversation with Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley’.

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May 8, 2008


Design student's slim chance for success

Hannah Jeeves, who is following a joint honours programme in Design and Interior Design and Technology, decided to set up a Slimming World franchise after losing 4.5 stones herself as a client of the organisation. Less than one year later, membership of her Monday Night groups in Bow has nearly tripled from 30 to 80.

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May 8, 2008


CIPR Success for Communications Managegement Student

Ariadna Bahmatova, a student on the MA Communications Management course at the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design has won a runners-up award in the prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Student Rep of the Year competition.

Each year the CIPR offers students who undertake one of its Approved PR Courses, run at centres the UK, the unique opportunity to become a CIPR Student Rep.

31 student reps competed for the CIPR Student Rep of the Year title. They were judged on how well fulfilled the vital liaison role they played between their university, peers and the CIPR, as well as their to give a formal presentation and plan, organise and implement a professional event.

Ariadna undertook a strategic and innovative approach in regards to increasing CIPR Student membership and awareness within London Metropolitan as a whole. She did this as well as sitting on the Greater London Committee and being a short-listed candidate in the annual CIPR Student Competition - The Pitch.

Ariadna commented that being a student rep was "a tremendous experience in promoting the ideas of CIPR, including both communication and technical side of this process. Being a CIPR ambassador in your university; representing such a huge PR body, is a very responsible yet exciting job."

Carol Matthews, Chair of CIPR Scotland, said: "CIPR course reps are the future leaders of the public relations profession - so to come top of this distinguished group is a real achievement.

May 21, 2008


Events

Conference to honour Dr Edward Cooper

One-day Conference: 28 May 2008 at The Women's Library

The 6th annual ‘NONVERBAL ARTS; VERBAL DISCOURSES’ one-day conference will take place on the 28 May 2008 at The Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University. This year’s conference, which is organised by the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design(JCAMD), is entitled ‘Edward Cooper- A life in Castles’ and will survey the work and influence of Dr. Edward Cooper, following his retirement from the University in November 2007.

Following an introduction by Professor Brian Falconbridge, Head of Department, the event will consist of a variety of lectures by speakers from institutions in the UK and Spain (including one by Cooper himself), semi-formal recollections of working with Dr Cooper and will conclude in the evening with a wine reception and toasts.

The conference takes place between 10.30am and 6.30pm. Admission is free, but you should register your intention to attend by emailing Paul Cobley P.Cobley@londonmet.ac.uk so that catering can be booked.

For more information about Dr Edward Cooper's work, please click here

To see a detailed schedule of the conference, please click here


Third edition of Knight's Move published by JCAMD

Launch: May 15, 2008 at the David Risley Gallery

The third edition of Knight's Move, the journal of artists' writings published by the Sir John Cass School of Art, Media and Design (JCAMD), London Metropolitan University, will be launched at the David Risley Gallery on Thursday 15 May. The content of the twice-yearly publication is a mixture of commissioned new writing and excerpts from a wide range of historical sources.

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