Graduating students from the full-time Visual Arts programmes are currently exhibiting a selection of their work at the Embassy Tea Gallery, London.
West Dean College hosts its annual exhibitions, presenting work by thirteen students graduating from the full-time Visual Arts programmes. The West Dean exhibition preview is this Friday, 4 July, 5pm
Full-time Visual Arts student, Jane Fremantle, has recently exhibited two hand-carved stone sculptures in the main house at West Dean College. The two sculptures consist of a base of polyphant surmounted by carved alabaster. The first piece to be carved was made with direct reference to the form and structure of a bird’s wing. The work then developed … Continue reading
Current MFA student, Lotti V Closs, was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Bloomberg New Contemporaries prize, a National award presented to final year undergraduate and postgraduate students. Successful shortlisted candidates are offered an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts which then tours various art spaces around the UK. Marking its 65th anniversary under the … Continue reading
“This summer, the Architectural Association Visiting School will lead a three-week workshop in Xilitla. The workshop will be based in Edward James’ surrealist garden in Las Pozas and will explore the formwork techniques developed by him and his workers on the site. Las Pozas Visiting School will revisit modern precedents of abstract architecture through the production … Continue reading
‘LINE AND FORM’ FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION In order to support their Summer Shows, students from the full-time Visual Arts programmes at West Dean College present a special exhibition of work. Artworks from students, staff, friends and alumni will be for sale, with most work priced under £50! The proceeds will go towards two events planned for … Continue reading
West Dean College is amongst a number of high-profile historic properties that have been host to innovative and ambitious contemporary art projects. Such projects provide unique settings for contemporary practitioners, offering enormous opportunities for enriching a site’s history, engaging audiences that may be unfamiliar with contemporary art, and building new relationships.
An overview of recent and upcoming West Dean Visual Arts staff activity
A few weeks ago, the Visual Arts department at West Dean College was pleased to welcome London-based painter Teresita Dennis as guest speaker. Having trained at the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths, University of London, Teresita teaches at the City and Guilds of London Art School. During a morning presentation, Teresita gave an overview … Continue reading
Artist-in-Residence, George Charman, is working with the Visual Arts department at West Dean College to develop and realise his design for ‘Artichoke House’, a large-scale sculpture based on an original design by Edward James. ‘Artichoke House’ will be exhibited in the grounds of West Dean in 2014. During a 4-week residency Charman developed his plans for the … Continue reading