"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
The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.
Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.
Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.
Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm
The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.
Students from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have started a three-year regeneration collaboration with Belmonte, Italy.
The Cass will be hosting an exhibition of multimedia installations and live performances next week.
Students studying the urban development of cities in the Midlands recently had the opportunity to present their work to the Mayor of Leicester.
A group of Diploma Architecture students are working with the 15th Fulham Scout Group to create a live construction project.
A Jewellery Design graduate is fundraising to help her co-founded organisation, Mother Makers, exhibit at Munich Jewellery Week 2018.
BA Fine Art graduate named as winner of a national award.
Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.
Half of the shortlisted designs in the London Festival of Architecture competition are by practices led by Cass alumni.