Critics: Fine Art and Photography
Founder and Director, Seventeen Gallery
After meeting in a Hoxton bar David Hoyland and Nick Latchford opened Seventeen Gallery in 2005. This east London gallery has a roster of international artists including Jon Rafman, Hannah Perry and Uriel Orlow. They now have a second gallery in New York. Seventeen has built a reputation for showing artists before they blow up, a sought after skill in today’s art market. When asked how he finds new artists, Hoyland once replied, “I meet them in the pub. Finding artists is easy, finding people you like is harder.”
Founder, Maureen Paley Gallery
Maureen Paley was one of the first to present contemporary art in London’s East End and has been a pioneer of the current scene promoting and showing art from the USA and continental Europe as well as launching new talent from the UK. Gallery artists include Turner prize winners Wolfgang Tillmans, 2000, and Gillian Wearing, 1997, and Turner Prize nominees Liam Gillick, 2002, and Rebecca Warren, 2006. Maureen Paley, the gallery’s founder and director, was born in New York, studied at Sarah Lawrence College, and graduated from Brown University before coming to the UK in 1977 where she completed her Masters at The Royal College of Art from 1978-80.
Curator, Whitechapel Gallery
Emily Butler is a curator, writer and translator, currently Mahera and Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery. Alongside curating the Artists’ Film International programme at the Gallery, she has worked on survey exhibitions such as Electronic Superhighway, 2016, on exhibitions drawn from the collections, on commissions by artists such as Rachel Whiteread, 2012 and Kader Attia, 2013-4, and major solo presentations by John Stezaker, Wilhelm Sasnal, 2011 and Hannah Höch, 2014. Previously, she worked in the Visual Arts Department at the British Council on international touring exhibitions including Tracey Emin at the British Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2007; Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane’s Folk Archive, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2009 and Flicker, Damascus, 2009. She also edits and contributes to exhibition catalogues and art publications. Independent projects include Reel Portraits screening at the ICA, London, 2013 and Language Slips, Open Source visual arts festival, London, 2015.
Master luthier and product designer at Herbst Guitar Technologies
Mathias Herbst is Master luthier and product designer at Herbst Guitar Technologies. He studied Musical Instrument Technology at London Guildhall and London Metropolitan Universities, where he was awarded with BSc (Hons) and Master degrees, specialising in guitar building and electronics for musical applications. He worked in Denmark Street, London for several years, building and repairing guitars for BJ & Byrne and Wunjo Guitars. Mathias is also a lecturer at London Metropolitan University teaching guitar making.
Edit Assistant/Sound Recordist - Free-lance
Following graduation Douglas Fayers worked freelance as a sound technician, in both music and Film/TV, for six years. He worked as a sound recordist predominantly. He then worked four full time as an edit assistant, covering the video process from ingest to broadcast delivery and assisting colour suites, audio suites and VFX. Douglas has been at a senior level for two years and have now left full time work to freelance.
Celebration Week by weekday presentations
Celebration Week 2017: Monday 20 February
Fine Art: CCG-02 Old Castle Street, 10am-5pm; Music: GSB-01 Goulston Street, 2-5pm
Students presenting work-in-progress from Fine Art BA, Painting BA, Photography BA and Creative Music Technologies BA courses.
Celebration Week 2017: Tuesday 21 February
Architecture and Animation: CCG-02 Old Castle Street, 10am-5pm; Visual Communication: CM3-15 Calcutta House, 10am-5pm
Students presenting work-in-progress from Architecture BA, Graphic Design BA, Illustration BA and Publishing BA courses.
Celebration Week 2017: Thursday 23 February
Professional Diploma in Architecture (now Architecture RIBA 2 MArch): CCG-02 Old Castle Street, 10am-5pm; Theatre and Performance: TMG-65 Tower Building, 2-5pm
Cass students will present their work-in-progress from Professional Diploma in Architecture (RIBA 2) and Theatre and Peformance Practice BA courses.
Celebration Week 2017: Friday 24 February
Interiors: GSB-01 Goulston Street, 10am-1pm; 3D and Fashion: GSB-01 Goulston Street, 2-5pm
Students presenting work-in-progress from Interior Design BA, Interior Architecture and Design BA, Furniture and Product Design BA, Fashion Accessories and Jewellery BA, Textile Design BA and Fashion BA courses, with Fashion Show at end of afternoon.
Celebration Week 2017 - Red Catwalk Show: Friday 24 February
Red Catwalk Show: The Atrium Goulston Street, 5-7pm
Project Red is an annual live catwalk show from the Fashion BA course at The Cass, held for the first time this year in the Atrium at Goulston Street.