Exhibition News

George Charman, Artichoke House (1:100 scale model), Laser-cut plywood with acrylic paint, 35 x 57.5 x 39 cm

George Charman – Artichoke House
20 September – 30 November 2014
West Dean College

George Charman, recent Artist-in-Residence at West Dean College, presents Artichoke House, an interpretation of a pavilion conceived by Edward James and drawn up by architect Christopher Nicholson circa 1936. Working from original drawings held in the Edward James Cultural Archive, as well as taking inspiration from the concrete forms James built at ‘Las Pozas’ (Xilitla, Mexico), Charman’s installation proposes a renewed engagement with an unrealised structure. As such, Artichoke House is concerned with reviewing a surreal proposition as a means of exploring the ontological relationship between image and object. More info.

Rebecca Partridge, Cube Octahedron, Ceramic 25 × 25 x 25 cm
Rebecca Partridge, Cube Octahedron, Ceramic
25 × 25 x 25 cm

Collective at the Jerwood Gridshell
11-14 September 2014
Jerwood Gridshell, Weald and Downland Museum

Artists associated with the West Dean Visual Arts department, including current students, alumni and visiting tutors, will be exhibiting at the Jerwood Gridshell. The artists include: Anne Alldread, George Charman, Lotti V Closs,  Peta Devine, Nicola Ferrie, Pernille Fraser, Jane Fremantle, Sarah Heenan, Margaret Jones, Jill Laudet, June Ngan, Beth Neal, Diane Palin, Rebecca Partridge and Martina Salvin

Jane Fremantle, installation preparation. West Dean house 2014
Jane Fremantle, West Wing and East Wing (in progress), West Dean House 2014

George Charman and Jane Fremantle at West Dean Open House
6-7 September 2014
West Dean House

As part of the West Dean Open House 2014, artist-in-residence George Charman and recent graduate Jane Fremantle exhibited work in the house at West Dean. Charman exhibited a scale model and drawing of his forthcoming pavilion installation Artichoke House. Jane Fremantle exhibited two stone carvings produced whilst a student on the Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts at West Dean College. More information on Jane Fremantle’s sculpture can be found here.

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