Exhibition: Line and Form

MA Visual Arts Summer Show 2016
Merna Lidawwi, MFA Interim Show 2016

Preview: Friday 28 April, 4-7pm
Open: Saturday 29 April – Monday 1 May, 10am-5pm.
The Auditorium, Edward James Studios

Full-time Visual Arts students present an exhibition of works for sale. Prints, paintings, sculptures and ceramics by West Dean Students and Alumni will be sold to raise funds for the Summer Show at West Dean, and in London. The exhibition will showcase work from twelve students currently studying on the Graduate, Postgraduate and MFA programmes, providing an ideal opportunity to acquire works from emerging artists at affordable prices.

Free parking. Cash sales only (deposits taken). Sold works may be removed on purchase.

This event is free and open to the public.

Open Day – Saturday 4 February 2017

John Walls by Christopher Ison

On Saturday 4th February West Dean College will be holding an Open Day for students interested in learning more about programmes of study both in the School of Creative Arts and the School of Conservation. All prospective students will get a feel for the College’s immersive creative atmosphere, will tour the student accommodation and Library facilities, glimpsing the historic interiors of the Main House used for site-specific work. Prospective Visual Arts students will be invited to tour the large spaces housed within the Edward James Studios, learning about various facilities and services available as part of the programmes. As well as connecting with Programme Leaders and Tutors, visitors will meet current students who can further inform them about student life and opportunities, as well as other staff members who can discuss funding options. Continue reading

Staff and Alumni News: Visiting ‘Las Pozas’

screen-shot-2016-09-25-at-09-24-33   aavs-las-pozas-beton-machineVisual Arts programme leader, Dr. David Stent, was awarded a research grant to travel to Mexico and visit ‘Las Pozas’, the extraordinary garden built by West Dean College founder, Edward James, between 1947 until 1984. From its position high in the mountains of San Luís Potosí, Xilitla looms large in the context of James’ life and work. He worked on the former coffee plantation, consisting of some 80 acres of rain forest punctuated by a series of waterfalls and natural pools – in collaboration with Plutarco Gastélum, as well as a number of expert carpenters, masons and other local workers. Continue reading