Art Space

Art Space
“The Loom project provides a unique opportunity for our students to deal with the complex processes of working with a client to develop and refine a real brief for a series of interventions in a historic building close to where they study in the East End of London.”

Anne Markey,
Director of Cass Projects


Art Space is a collaboration between The Loom and our local creative community.


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 are 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 focused 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 explored 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.

For further information on the work on display please contact:
James Hunting
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.


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