MA Visual Arts graduate Laura Luna Castillo, in collaboration with West Dean alumnus, Jonathan Turner-Bishop (Making / Conservation of Clocks), have been selected for a fully-funded, ten-week Kamiyama Artist Residency in Japan (KAIR 2018). Laura and Jonathan’s unique collaboration began during the 2017 Open House event at West Dean, in which they took over a room in the historic house (formerly Edward James’ bedroom) with an installation of motion sensor-activated sonic sculptures. Continue reading
West Dean College Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Alumnus, Jill Laudet, is currently staging a series of installations and events during the Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018. Continue reading
‘Deeds Not Words’
Saturday 26 May, 10am-5pm
The Edward James Studios
West Dean College
PO18 0RX (use Gardens Entrance)
ALL WELCOME TO DROP IN
Drawing inspiration from Suffrage banners, participants at this drop-in workshop are invited to make their own banners that engage, provoke, empower, and express the ideas, concerns and hopes of women in the 21st century. Continue reading
Friday 26 January 2018, 11am-6pm
Reflecting the resurgence of craft and skills-based making in art over the past decade, this one-day symposium explores common ground between contemporary art and studio ceramics. Emphasising the commonalities between artist and craftsperson, the event focuses on practical, theoretical, and professional aspects of working with clay, embodied in its malleability and resistance – its plasticity.
Recent West Dean College MFA graduate, Merna Liddawi, is currently taking part in the APS Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale on the island of Malta. The group exhibition, ‘The Mediterranean: A Sea of Conflicting Spiritualities’, runs until 7th January 2018. Another West Dean alumnus, a graduate from the Conservation of Books and Library Materials programme, Simon Sultana Harkins (Malta), co-curated the space and was fully involved in setting up the exhibition. Continue reading
West Dean College Alumni, Sarah Cliff (MFA) has recently been appointed Artist-in-Residence 2018 at Ochre Print Studio in Guildford. The residency will provide her with access to a fully equipped print studio, workshops and studio space, three-monthly critiques, two exhibitions, a blog and talk, in return for help in coordinating exhibitions and technician responsibilities. Continue reading
A number of West Dean College’s Visual Arts alumni are involved in an exhibition at Candida Stevens Gallery in Chichester. Good Nature, which runs from 16 September to 28 October (Tuesday to Saturday, 10-5pm) includes 31 Contemporary British Artists, each making one piece of work in response to the gallery’s chosen theme: a celebration of the beauty and fragility of the planet and the essential part we all play in preserving it.