Lines of Thought

Lines of Thought is a new exhibition at The Cass Bank Gallery in Central House celebrating the work which takes place before final designs are realised.

Lines of Thought celebrates the ideas wrought in the models and maquettes that get left behind and often discarded once final designs have been resolved and displayed. Without them ideas would not grow and vital conversations between research, idea and design would be missed.

From textures and colours tufted for rugs to forms in paper in preparation for pasta, models of chairs both old and new, half-finished garments and samples of stitch, the exhibition celebrates the half-finished, the evidence of thinking, research and supplementary thoughts along the way to brilliant, shining, finished ‘things’.

Lines of Thought will include works by students from Textile Design BA, Furniture and Product Design BA, Furniture FdA, Fashion BA and Silversmithing and Jewellery BA.

Marianne Forrest, who leads 3D Design at The Cass, said: “Each graduate exhibition at The Cass bears witness to ever greater sophistication in the quality of works that our students produce. The Summer Show affords us an indispensable channel from which to launch our new graduates-but let us not forget all the work that goes on before the final designs are realised in whatever medium.”

Visitors to the exhibition have the chance to view the Cass Summer Show, which will be open from 23 June to 8 July at Central House. Set to be the most ambitious and extensive Summer Show yet, this year is the first time graduating students from all disciplines will display their work together in one place.

The Cass will also be taking part in Art Night 2017, an all-night art festival held on 1 July. The Bank Gallery will host a window display by Turkish artist Güneş Terkol, created in collaboration with residents from the Middlesex Street Estate. Visitors to Art Night will also have access to the Lines of Thought exhbition and The Cass Summer Show.

Lines of Thought runs from 22 June until 8 July at the Cass Bank Gallery, Central House. 

Image: Torn Print by Sui Generis