Art in Public Spaces


Art Week Exeter, 9-15 May

One aim of Art Week Exeter was to bring creative engagement to the streets and non-art spaces of the city. It included: Jimmy Cauty’s Aftermath Dislocation Principle: a 40-foot shipping container with peep-holes to view a vast dystopian post-riot mulitimedia landscape [1:87 model], which is touring sites of riots all round Britain, and an affordable Art Vending Machine sited in the Bike Shed Theatre. Continue reading

Visiting Artist: Yelena Popova


Earlier this week the Visual Arts department at West Dean College was pleased to welcome visiting artist Yelena Popova, who delivered a talk on her practice and conducted one-to-one tutorials with full-time students. Born in Russia and currently based in Nottingham, Yelena initially studied set design before undertaking an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. Working across a variety of media, Yelena’s work incorporates painting, installation and video in order to engage with ideas of space and time, using the materiality of painting as a vehicle to explore broader concerns about cultural production and display. Continue reading

Open House interventions

Chris Walker installation 2016

As part of this year’s Open House event, full-time Visual Arts students at West Dean College were invited to submit proposals for artworks to be displayed during the weekend celebrations. Building upon students’ existing practices and enhancing their professional profiles, proposals were encouraged to be specific to West Dean House.  Continue reading

‘Line & Form’ and Open House 2016


This coming weekend sees two public events involving full-time Visual Arts students at West Dean College. The first is the annual fundraising exhibition, Line & Form, in which students present a selection of their current work for sale, including prints, paintings, sculpture and ceramics. As well as current Graduate and Postgraduate students, other contributions come from West Dean alumni and staff members. All funds raised will go toward On-Site, this year’s Summer Show taking place in July. This event is free and open to the public. Continue reading