Get Hands On with The Cass
New exhibition at The Aram Gallery explores and celebrates the tradition of making at The Cass.
Date: 5 August 2016
‘The Cass: Hands On’ is a new exhibition at The Aram Gallery celebrating the successes and enduring legacy of The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design.
Featuring works by students, alumni and staff, the exhibition represents the wide variety of courses offered by The Cass, including jewellery, silversmithing, furniture upholstery and musical-instrument making.
Showing new and experimental design at the roots, the exhibition reflects The Cass’s ethos of making, with the school’s workshop atmosphere reflected through a display of hand tools and a wall of experimental ceramic studies.
The Aram Gallery is an independently curated space that encourages and promotes understanding of contemporary design by exhibiting the work of designers in their early careers. The gallery was established in 2002 by founding curator Daniel Charny and director Zeev Aram. Since then, it has built up a strong presence and achieves increasing international attention. The present curator is Riya Patel.
Designers featured in ‘The Cass: Hands On’ include: Afsiah Asghar, Adi Toch, Ben Cresswell Riol, Christopher Emmett, Elise Mclaughlan, Isabel Farchy, James Hunting, James Tattersall, Josie Wood, Julian Leedham, Jude Dennis, Juliette Bigley, Lisa Bloomer, Lucy Johnson, Majeda Clarke, Matteo Pacella, Michael Marriott, Narinda Minnaar, Ray Brown, Ray Gonzalez Brown, Richard Clarke, Samantha Ndlovu, Sylvia Weidenbach, Stephen McCoombe, Suchada Sae Khow, Terence Woodgate, Tim Summers, Vicky Cowin and Zoe Robertson.
‘The Cass: Hands On’ runs from 4 August – 3 September 2016 at The Aram Gallery, Covent Garden and is open Monday- Saturday 10am-6pm.