Press Release:
The Cass Summer Shows 2015

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The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design (The Cass) at London Metropolitan University is proud to present it’s 2015 Summer Exhibition.

For a month students from The Cass will showcase their final projects demonstrating three years of hard work.

The Cass Summer Shows will be presented in two parts. From 12-20 June, Summer Show Part 1 will display work from the Art, Film, Visual Communications and Music Courses and then, from 26 June – 4 July, the Architecture, Interiors and 3D Design courses will take their turn for Summer Show Part 2 transforming Central House into a vast gallery for a month.

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Summer Show Part 1: 12-20 June 2015

Paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and collages by Fine Art students will adorn the walls of Central House, dissecting themes brought to them in their studios of the appeal of pop-culture in art, performative art, digital technology and its influences and the idea of working with objects.

Photographs on display from BA Photography students investigate self-reflection through photography as well as looking intensely at making and the different methods of image creation.

Students from Visual Communications will come together on the third floor of Central House to form Hot House, a live editorial desk which, over the course of the week, will illustrate the process of design from idea conception to final design.

The multi-faceted Music courses will present beautifully handcrafted musical instruments, interactive installations, computer games, film screenings with 5.1 surround sound and a live music space titled Soundtrack produced by 3rd year students in music production.

Films will be screened in Central House throughout Part 1 showing shorts, webisodes and animations from first to third year students. Their work explores the impact of new technologies on human experience, the influence of screen fiction and the presence of truth in documentaries as well as to creating their own film production company, We Make Film. Students will screen their work at the BFI Southbank in FINAL CUTS on 17 June from 2pm.

Animation students were tasked with meeting client briefs, working either advertising or narrative. Their responses deliver professional and brand aware outcomes delivered through traditional film screenings, immersive experiences, projection mapping and 3D zoetropes.
Summer Show Part 2: 26 June – 4 July 2015

Architecture students will exhibit their thoughts and processes through drawings and models reflecting work planned both in London, taking inspiration from their direct local surroundings, wider UK topography, designing for the Somerset Levels, exploring the primitive hut and experimental living abroad in Stockholm.

Presenting through sketches and models students from the Cass’s Interiors courses have designed projects for collaborative work/life spaces, tracked human’s spatial experience through interior design and looked at the design exchange between the community and its commercial inhabitants.

3D designers and makers from will exhibit their work, showing physical incarnations their design skill as well as displaying the practical making ability taught at the Cass. Jewellery & Silversmithing created objects while mudlarking on the banks of the river Thames. Furniture makers bring creations fresh from Milan, and Textile designers display huge varieties of print, weave and knit fabrics.

First year courses BA Fashion Design and BA Product Design will make their debut with creations from the RED fashion show and Product Design’s Get Up and Go series, looking at improving items which assist your morning routine.

The Cass’s fashion students will also display a series of capes at the Whitechapel Gallery, created especially for their summer exhibition The Whitechapel Gallery’s Childrens Commission.

They will be on show at the Aldgate East gallery from 23 June – 30 August.

 

 

Summer Show Part 1: 12-20 June 2015, Private View, 11 June 2015 from 6.30pm

 

Summer Show Part 2: 26 June – 4 July 2015, Private View, 25 June 2015 from 6.30pm

 

The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan University

Central House

59-63 Whitechapel High Street

London E1 7PF

 

The Exhibition will be open from:

 

Monday – Friday, from 10am – 7pm

Saturday 13 and 27 June, from 10am – 6pm

Saturday 20 June and 4 July, from 10am – 4pm

Sundays from 11am – 4pm

 

For more information, to request images or to arrange a visit please contact Poppy Melzack on p.melzack@londonmet.ac.uk / 0207 133 2465