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Get Ahead Conference, a special event "run by students, for students”

Through the Looking Glass, an exhibtion curated by 3 students on the MA course

Eggholder by Assa Ashuach

Double-skinned (Top image) and James by Elizabeth Auriol Peers

A catwalk where the AinR where well representated by the Gallery 84 GHz

'Ought To Be Bought 5'
FOR SALE BY AUCTION: English visual artist Tacita Dean has produced a limited edition print. The print accompanies her installation ‘FILM’ in Tate Modern’s turbine hall, which make part of the famous Unilever Series. Each piece is numbered and has been hand signed by the artist.

258x333x64mm, an exhibition of fine art student works, developed on a drawing module

Women's Art N, developOW!, a talk by Philippa Found at The Women's Library.
Image: Still from Reginda Jose Galindo's video Recorte por la Linea (Cut through the Line), 2005. Courtesy Rollo Gallery and Ida Pisani

Show Me the Monet, a group exhibition at the Mall Galleries


News and Events Archive: April 2012

Cass design student gets ahead

Jay Taylor, who studies BA Design in the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media and Design, has delivered marketing materials and strategies for the University’s recent successful Get Ahead Conference.

At the event students at London Metropolitan University got the chance to boost their employment prospects and study skills at a special event “run by students, for students.”

The Get Ahead conference, held in the Graduate Centre on Holloway Road, offered a range of sessions to help sharpen students’ employability, including interview techniques and self-branding.

There were also workshops on improving research skills, effective approaches to studying and advice on how to get the most from your dissertation.

Jay said: “I’m really proud to have been involved in the Get Ahead conference. It gave me the chance to apply the techniques I’ve learnt on my course to a real project.”

Read the full story here

April 24, 2012

Through the Looking Glass at me Collectors Room in Berlin

21.04.2012 to 13.05.2012

The exhibition “Through the Looking Glass” is the product of the collaboration with three young curators of the MA course Curating the Contemporary, taught by the London Metropolitan University and Whitechapel Gallery London, coordinated by Nico de Oliveira.


April 18, 2012

Assa Ashuach Studio at Exnovo Show in Milan Design Week

Assa Ashuach, course leader for MA Product Design at The Cass will show a selection of his 3D interactive, tabletop objects and lighting in Milan. The products are designed to be open to play, interact and personalise using the Digital Forming software technology.

Assa Ashuach Studio in London specialises in industrial design and research within the manufacturing tradition and the studio unique digital design methodologies. Assa is the co-founder and creative director of Digital Forming ltd.

Show address: Dream Factory, Corso Garibaldi 117, 20121 Milan, Italy, MM Green Line (stop Moscova or Garibaldi)

Private view: Wednesday the 18th from 7pm (invitation required)

April 17, 2012

Prize winning work to be displayed at Saatchi Gallery

Elizabeth Auriol Peers, an alumna of The Cass, has recently won four prestigious Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards. The winning work will now be displayed at the Saatchi Gallery. The successful artist and silversmith, who graduated from BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2008, and is now an artists in residence at The Faculty has won the following awards:

Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council SILVER Award 2012 (3D) Design - Finished Pieces, Silversmiths
Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Award 2012 Chasers, Senior
Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Award 2012 Silversmiths, Senior
Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Award 2012 (3D) Design - Finished Pieces, Silversmiths

The first two were for a piece entitled Double-skinned and the second pair for James.

Both works will be on show at ‘Collect’, the famous contemporary crafts fair from the 11th-14th May at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Elizabeth has also recently been commissioned to make a ‘Rosewater Dish’ for the silver collection of Worshipful Company of Weavers.

Taking about the announcement of her awards she said, "It was an amazing week-the best ever. I was totally over the moon.”

April 14, 2012

Cass Technician joins Team London 2012

Fred Gatley a talented ceramicist and technician at The Cass has been selected to be one of 14 exhibitors for a show at The Contemporary Ceramic Centre between July and August this summer. The exhibition, with the working title 'Team London 2012', will run in support of the Olympics with the exhibiting ceramists selected from the Five Olympic boroughs.

The prestigious event in London's leading ceramics gallery follows on from Fred’s participation in Ceramics London 2012- which has led to several other high profile exhibitions. The artist has been busy in print too- his work was featured in 'The Ceramics Book' which came out during Ceramics London, and will soon be seen in a new book by Kathleen Standen which includes a section on his work.

So, I have made the Olympic team after all!

This is a very prestigious event in what is arguably London's leading ceramics gallery and it follows on from taking part in Ceramic Art London 2012. To this can added my inclusion in 'The Ceramics Book' which came out during that event, and this is combined with the book by Kathleen Standen, to be launched shortly, and which includes a section on my work. Furthermore, CAL has led to my inclusion in 2 other exhibitions, so far, this summer.

March 23, 2012

Student film in official selection

Mahmud Bashir from the MA Film Production (now Film and Animation) at The Cass has had his film '360 degrees' accepted into the official section for the Human Rights Film Festival of Barcelona which takes place from the 17th and 22nd of May 2012.

You can see one of Mahmuds previous short films, Tough Time here: http://vimeo.com/23953123

March 20, 2012

A in R, Nine London Makers

The diversity within AinR is revealed through the broad range of style, scale and mediums explored within the functional or concept led pieces exhibited at Gallery 84GHz.

84 GHz - Raum für Gestaltung
Munich, Germany

15.Mar.2012 - 18.Mar.2012

For more information visit: www.klimt02.net | www.84ghz.de

March 14, 2012

'Ought To Be Bought 5' Art Auction and Student Print Sale

Third Year students from the BA Fine Art course at the Cass (Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media and Design) have organised an auction of work by artists such as Tacita Dean (Currently showing Tate Modern Turbine Hall), Charming Baker, Stephen Gill and Bob and Roberta Smith, to help raise funds for their end of year show and catalogue. The sale entitled 'Ought To Be Bought 5' will take place on the 25th April at 6.30pm at the department's Forum Space on Whitechapel High Street, with viewing of the lots available from 4pm on the day.

The sale includes works kindly donated by renowned artists of the London art scene such as Darren Coffield, Jonathan McLeod, Nadav Kander and Jessica Voorsanger plus the architect Eva Jiricna and many of the Cass tutors. The artworks' media spans painting, drawing, print, photography and sculpture.

The returning auctioneer for the event is appropriately something of a celebrity too. 'Lord Shoreditch' is the alter ego of flamboyant designer and style guru Steve Edge, of Steve Edge Design, who is highly experienced with a gavel and promises to keep the show extremely entertaining and profitable.

Michael Upton, Academic Leader at The Cass said, “The annual 'Ought to Be Bought' Auction is earning as much of a reputation as The Cass Summer Show itself. Our Fine Art students have done a magnificent job in enlisting this level of generous support from the contemporary art world. Now it's the punters turn to dig deep - a unique chance to snap up work by our top artists and help a very good cause along the way!”

There will be an accompanying student print sale, both ink and photographic, all being sold at only £10 each in the foyer. Get there early to grab some fabulous works.

Venue: The Forum Space, Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street (opposite Whitechapel Gallery), Aldgate East Tube
Viewing Exhibition: Wed 25th April, 4-6.30 pm
Open Auction: Wed 25th April, 6.30pm-8:30 pm
Student Print Sale: Wed 25th April, 5-8.30 pm

View some of the main items to be auctioned on the Facebook event page: 'Ought To Be Bought 5'. A full list of the lots will be available from 16th April; please contact Kate Kotcheff at kate.kotcheff@gmail.com

March 13, 2012

258 x 333 x 64mm exhibition at C4RD

Curated by William Peck, Centre for Recent Drawing presents 258 x 333 x 64mm, work developed at the Cass School of Art via BA Fine Art's expanded drawing syllabus.

Private View: Friday, 27 April, 6 - 8pm.

258 x 333 x 64mm presents a suite of drawings that investigate drawing’s capabilities in communicating an authentic visual exploration, as the art students develop and establish a coherent practice reflecting each artist’s individuated thinking and approach.

Exhibition opening times:
25 – 28th April,
Wednesday to Saturday, 1 - 6pm

Centre for Recent Drawing

2 - 4 Highbury Station Road
London, N1 1SB.


Women's Art NOW! A talk by Philippa Found, director of the Rollo Gallery

Philippa's specialism is feminism and the body in contemporary art. Curator of Rollo Contemporary Art's exhibitions including the touring exhibition series The Body in Women's Art Now. Founding member of the Art and Gender research board at Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Thursday, 26 April, 2012, 6-8pm

The Women's Library
Old Castle Street, E1 7NT
Aldgate East (Aldgate Tube)

Feminist Art Society at London Metropolitan University

Download flyer  twl-womens-art-now.pdf


Show Me the Monet group exhibition

The BA Fine Art student Patricija Stepanovic (2nd year) is in a group exhibition at the Mall Galleries (next to the ICA) as part of BBC2's Show Me the Monet show to air in June, presented by the BBC's Chris Hollins. All artwork in the exhibition was chosen from 3,000 entries by the Show Me the Monet judges Charlotte Mullins, David Lee and Roy Bolton.

The exhibition is from April 12th-14th.

Thursday 12 April, 10am-6pm
Friday 13 April, 10am-5pm
Saturday 14 April pre-book only, 10am-6pm (to book entry for Saturday, please email: exhibition@luckydaytv.co.uk in advance).

Please note: this exhibition will be filmed for the Show Me the Monet television series, produced by Lucky Day Productions on behalf of the BBC.


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