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RAE 2008

Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design


London Met Ambassadors for Coutts London Jewellery Week

London Metropolitan University have been appointed as the educational ambassadors for Coutts London Jewellery Week. Taking place from 11-15 June this year, Coutts London Jewellery Week will be the first time that the jewellery industry has united to celebrate the excellence of creative design in the capital.

The event will offer the public a journey of discovery into the world of jewellery across London, from over 200 established designers to undiscovered treasures exhibiting at numerous locations across the capital, including the Tower of London and Cockpit Arts.

The week-long series of events, which will incorporate catwalk shows, exhibitions, seminars and open houses has been organised by the London Development Agency and the City Fringe partnership. Staff from the Sir John Cass Department of Art Media and Design (JCAMD) have also been closely involved in its planning. The department will be contributing to several activities over the course of the week, which coincides with its own annual Summer Show which showcases the work of JCAMD students in a wide range of disciplines.

As part of the event, skilled practitioners from The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design will be providing taster workshops and talks for the public. There will be an exhibition of work by students on the department’s undergraduate jewellery courses in the Unit 2 Gallery on Whitechapel High Street.

Students on the MA Jewellery Design course are working on a brief to create promotional jewellery for the week, which will be assessed by a panel of experts from the jewellery world, City Fringe, and the Evening Standard. Student work from London Metropolitan University is also to be showcased at exciting venues in the City and West end.

Michael Upton, Academic Leader at the department said, "I’m delighted that we are actively involved in this exciting project. As London’s largest University we are committed to shaping London as a world city. Creative industries such as Jewellery have a key role to play in the city’s continued economic growth and we are proud to offer the courses that are producing the designer-maker stars of the future in Jewellery and Silversmithing. This event will help raise the profile of this important sector."

12 March 2008

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