Young Masters Art Prize
Cass Fine Art graduate Bex Massey has been shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize, which celebrates artists who “pay homage to the skills and tradition of the past”.
Her work will be exhibited alongside the other shortlisted artists at Sphinx Fine Art in Kensington from Tuesday 14 to Friday 31 October.
“I’m really blown away,” said Bex of her nomination. “'It's a highly prestigious award and it's really wonderful to have been shortlisted.”
Although Bex's work looks very contemporary, she incorporates – with a little help from her Fine Art degree at The Cass – a range of classical painting techniques.
“I owe a lot to all my tutors at The Cass. Nigel Oxley and Rosemarie McGoldrick were like mentors to me and consequently enabled me to gain confidence in my ideas, craft and practice.
“Because my practice sits between painting, sculpture and archive, the history of art is critical to my examination of the role of painting and the language of display in the face of contemporary culture.”
Since graduating in 2007, Bex has been living and working in East London as an artist. She completed her MA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Art last year.
The winner of the Young Masters Art Prize is announced in September 2014.
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.