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Eline Callennec's work, short-listed for the Hand & Lock Prize

Naz Karahasanoglu's Project

Imogen Belfield, the winner of the New Designers One Year On Award 2010. (Photo by Ed Reeve)

I could have been anyone’ (DETAIL) by Spencer Rowell


Invitation to join art events: Alterationsis by Valentino Diego and Meeting Ringat by Marco Dalbosco


Thank you Wandsworth and Goodbye Rachel Clark 2010
'Second Inpressions'


News and Events Archive: September 2010

Cass student is finalist in International Embroidery Award

A student at The Cass (The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design) has made it through to the finals of the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2010. Eline Callennec, who is about to enter year two of BA (Hons) Textile Design at the faculty, is among 30 entrants short-listed from 400 submissions for the annual award which is run by renowned embroidery company Hand and Lock.

For the past 10 years, the prestigious international Hand and Lock prize has attracted students of embroidery, design, arts, surface textiles, costume, fibres, interiors, fashion and textiles throughout the world. The aim is to promote the use of hand embroidered surface embellishment within fashion, costume and soft furnishing.

The final judging will take place in September 2010, by a panel including representatives from Embroidery Magazine, The V and A Museum, The Royal School of Needlework and the London College of Fashion.

July 22, 2010

Cass Graduate wins Prestigious D and AD Award

Naz Karahasanoglu, a student on the BA (Hons) Interior Design and Technology course at The Cass (The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design) has won a Commendation in the prestigious international D and AD student awards. Naz’ project, in the Environmental Design category, responded to a brief to Create an individual but functional market stall for Old Spitalfields Market that will unify the space, and be easily identifiable as being unique to its location. Her solution is an elegant, easy to assemble and innovative market stall concept which uses flexible structures, taking its inspiration from Origami.

The D&AD Student Awards programme the design and advertising communities award for those looking to break into the industry. It is embedded in curriculums in over 1,000 colleges and courses around the world. The programme has two aims, both on a global level: to find the best new talent for the industry, and to put creativity high on the agenda in the higher and further education curriculum.

July 19, 2010

Cass Alumna Wins Prestigious New Designers Award

Imogen Belfield, an alumna of BA Jewellery at The Cass (The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design) has won the New Designers One Year On Award 2010. She was also was nominated as a finalist for the Young Accessory Designer of the Year.

The award was judged at the One Year On exhibition, part of the annual New Designers event at the Business Design Centre, which showcases a group of 45 selected designers who are one year out of graduation or have been trading for one year. Imogen wins £500, a Year’s free membership for newdesignersonline.co.uk and a year’s membership to Design-Nation, the selected design resource founded by Peta Levi MBE.

Imogen’s work impressed the judges for "her clear awareness of her market, and the very individual work using a current and interesting mix of materials. It shows great ambition and takes appropriate steps to achieving it."

Delighted that respected people in the industry have an appreciation for her work, Imogen said, "I intend to push boundaries in body adornment and be experimental in my approach to materials and design. Looking ahead, I would really like to have a catwalk show and create large scale pieces derived from my current collection."

You can see some of Imogen’s recent work at her website.

July 17, 2010


Pioneers : London Design Festival Show

17 September – 8th October

The cream of design work by our taught and research postgraduate students, curated by top international designer Assa Ashuach,  will be exhibited at The Cass Gallery, Commercial Road from the 17th September to the 18th October as part of London Design Festival. The show has been selected for inclusion in the Icon Design Trail 2010.

Includes  Jewellery, Product Design, Furniture,  Interior Design Silversmithing, Graphic Design, Textiles, and more

The Cass Gallery
London Metropolitan University
41-71 Commercial Road
E1 1LA

17th September – 8th October
Monday - Friday 11.00- 17.00

Admission : Free


Pioneers: The Cass MA Show 2010

10 – 13 September

Enjoy a feast of work by over 100 students on taught and research programmes at The Cass.  Whether they are  pushing the limits of new processes or technologies, exploring new media, practices and approaches or making new contributions to research in their discipline each one demonstrates a pioneering spirit!

Includes: Animation, Film Production, Fine Art, Jewellery, Product Design, Furniture, Photography, Interior Design, Musical Instruments, Silversmithing, Graphic Design, Textiles, Conservation, Music Technology and more.

After the MA Show, the best design work will be exhibited at The Cass Gallery, Commercial Road from the 17th September to the 18th October as part of London Design Festival.

PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 9th September 6pm – 8pm- By invitation only

Opening times:

Friday 10 September 11am – 5pm
Saturday 11 September 11am – 4pm
Sunday 12 September 11am – 4pm
Monday 13 September 11am to 5pm

The Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7PF
(nearest tube: Aldgate East)

Extended Run:

The Cass Gallery
London Metropolitan University
41-71 Commercial Road
E1 1LA

17th September – 8th October
Monday - Friday 11.00- 17.00

Image: ‘ I could have been anyone’ (DETAIL) by Spencer Rowell, MA Photography  www.spencerrowell.co.uk/


Please join sybin and the artists for a day of events!

13 and 14 October 2010

Disrupting the normal passers-by routine, Marco Dalbosco will coordinate the performance Meeting Ringat 1:30 pm: the social gathering will see artists and curators, the two very figures that allow shows to happen, ironically confronting each other in a virtual ring where they will have to pursue their preferred role through suggested actions that may, or may not, enter in conflict with one another. To express the supposed existence of a clash between artists and curators, we can recall Daniel Buren’s critical definition of the curator as being a “super-artist, using artworks as many brushstrokes in a huge painting”. But, the artist wonders, is this really the case? The reason why this artificial antagonism is staged lays in Dalbosco’s aim to explore how this particular social interaction works, transforming the performance in a rehearsal for a proper dialogue and constructive confrontation that is expected to follow afterwards.

Following the performance, we will celebrate Valentino Diego’s first solo show in London: Alterationsis a site specific installation created for a window in the London Metropolitan University’s premises in the East End. Inspired by the tailor shop windows you may find in residential areas, with owners putting their work on display in order to attract clients, Alterationsis a stage prop trying to convince the distracted passer-by of its authenticity. Working on displacement and on the “redemption” of the fake object through a meticulous attention to details, the artist’s response to the window follows the general lines of a “wrong perspective” theme: the gaze builds the perception of a space but, unless the mathematical rules of perspective are applied, its representation may differ from reality. Diego’s representation of a temporary alterations shop offers a wrong perspective in its literal meaning.

sybin, Independent Curator | SybinQ Art Projects

For more information:
T: 07913 717 999
W: www.curatingcontemporary.blogspot.com


Cass staff, students and alumni feature in West End printmaking show

October 4th-9th 2010, London

An exhibition in London’s West End called ‘Second Impressions’ is to feature new work from twenty six artists who are all, in one way or another, associated with the celebrated print room at London Met's The Cass (The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design.)

CASS Art has mounted the exhibition at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery to celebrate the ongoing resurgence in printmaking- following on from the success of last year’s ‘First Impressions’. The exhibition which runs from the 4th to the 9th October has been curated by Fine Art alumni Caro Millington and Sarah Knight, inspired by the stimulating environment of the print room at Commercial Road. The exhibitors include current students, alumni, teaching staff including Nigel Oxley and David Skingle, as well as artists in residence Susan Aldworth and Rebecca Jewell.

'Second Impressions' brings together a diverse range of contemporary artists, united in their exploration of fresh ideas. They use a mixture of new and traditional printmaking techniques, from the simplest woodcut to the most complex etching. All the artists represented here are presenting new work, the results of searching for the alchemy that results in the viewer’s double-take of recognition and pleasure.

The exhibition is open October 4th-9th 2010
11.00 – 18.30 Monday – Friday;
11.00 – 17.00 Saturday.
Royal Opera Arcade Galley, 5b Pall Mall, London SW1Y 4UY
(nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus)

Artists showing in the exhibition: Susan Aldworth, Helen Ashton, Trevor Banthorpe, Rachel Clark, Hartash Dale, Neda Dana-Haeri, Dolores de Sade, Elena Dimitrova, Sara Eustace, Rebecca Jewell, Georgia Kay-Jagusch, Sarah Knight, Sophie Layton, Derek Mawudoku, David McSweeney, Caro Millington, Ralph Overill, Nigel Oxley, Lucy Phillips, Wendy Roberts, Manjinder Sidhu, David Skingle, Eric Storey, Jane Wachmann, Janice Yeadon.

London Metropolitan University