"I wasn't a great student," she says. "As a kibbutz member who had moved to the big city, I would leave my home in the centre of town, walk on King George Street to the bus, and sometimes the city would wink at me and I'd cut class, reaching Bezalel in the afternoon, but staying until midnight. The sense of excitement, of setting out from my doorstep into the crowd where no one knew me, was magical." She points to her time as a student as a significant time in her life.
Jeweller Shirly Bar-Amotz presents a body of work comprising mainly brooches and pendants created in the past year, the series called ØHappy DaysØ, were presented at the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel, touching on questions of local identity, Bar-Amotz's jewellery expresses a social outlook. Combining precious metals with synthetic materials and readymade die-cut objects, Bar-Amotz crafts miniature worlds that look as if they were taken from pictures of European landscapes. Shirly Bar-Amotz was born and raised on Kibbutz Ma’abarot in Israel but spent part of her childhood in Paris with her family. She received both her BFA and MFA degrees from Bezel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem where she currently teaches.
Recent news from The Cass
Senior lecturer Chi Roberts shares some exciting news about this year's Cass Foundation course shows.
Cass graduate David Tovey discusses his remarkable life and his latest projects in the week his artwork is featured on the royal wedding edition of The Big Issue magazine.
Fashion designers of the future showcase their designs in third annual fashion show.
Two students have been awarded fellowships and will be spending a month in Venice conducting research.
Lecturer Rishi Trikha is currently taking part in the Circus 50:50 programme and is undertaking a director’s residency at the Roundhouse and at the New Vic Theatre.
Students from London Met’s Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design showcase their talent with a season of summer events.
7 June - 13 July 2018
Dates announced for 23rd annual summer programme where students work with leading authors.
2-18 May 2018
New exhibition explores pioneering East End youth clubs through photography and memorabilia.
Budding entrepreneurs from across London have been taking part in the annual Big Idea Challenge, one of London’s biggest entrepreneurial competitions for young people.
Special Guest Lecturer Takaya Fujii gives students insight into contemporary work inspired by ancient Japanese tradition.
Rosie Hervey, architecture alumna and tutor is awarded prestigious fellowship for project to investigate different models of ‘living together’.
First year Interiors students are investigating new typologies within architecture and were afforded the opportunity to visit the Old Oak Collective, a large co-living space.
With over 10,000 votes cast world-wide, London Met’s Big Idea Challenge really was its biggest yet. Find out who the 2018 winners are.
10-12 May 2018
Graduation showcase by Theatre and Performance students at Chelsea Theatre
Architecture alumnus wins annual Architecture Foundation competition with design for inflatable performance venue.