THE CASS AT THE LOOM
The Loom has invited The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in Aldgate to create a series of ever-evolving exhibitions featuring emerging talent. The artworks celebrate The Loom’s textile and manufacturing history.
Works of art will be displayed in The Walk just next to our café. Here visitors and building members will discover the unique artworks as they grab a coffee, catch up with friends or meet clients.
To celebrate The Loom’s renewal the first exhibition focuses on textile design and fibre-based artwork, recalling the building’s former life as a wool warehouse and its reimaging as a new kind of place where people come together to do great things. The exhibits explore modern artworks that use, or are influenced by, historical methods of craftsmanship. Future themes will encompass the range of disciplines The Cass offers, from furniture to film, fine art to precious objects, instrument making to silversmithing.
Course Leader BA Textile Design
The Cass, London Metropolitan University
About The Cass
The Cass is the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University. It is one of four faculties within the University. The Cass teaches about 2500 students at Foundation, Degree and Postgraduate level at two buildings in Aldgate.
Subjects include Animation, Architecture, Film Production, Fine Art, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewellery, Music Technology, Musical Instrument Making, Photography, Product Design and Textiles. The Faculty also offers 200 short and professional development courses.
There is a strong emphasis across the studios on socially engaged Architecture, Art and Design applied to both local and global contexts, a Faculty-wide interest in making and many projects focus on aspects of London.
Students at The Cass are encouraged to learn through practice, experiment with process and gain real-world experience in both individual and collaborative projects, engaging with professionals, communities and companies.