At the beginning of May, the full-time Visual Arts students presented Line and Form, an fundraising exhibition of prints, drawings, ceramics, sculpture and objects. Both the private view and the public opening were a great success – all proceeds raised go towards the production and development of two Summer Shows in West Dean and East London, as well as toward the MA exhibition in September. Further details of all these exhibitions can be found here.
We would like to thank all those who contributed original artworks to the exhibition, including Michael Brennand-Wood, Maz Jackson, Marcus Rees Roberts, Amy George, Nicolas Feldmeyer, George Charman, Vernon Tong, Su Hue Kim, Alison Sandeman and Frances Hatch.
Renowned artist Michael Brennand-Wood joins forces with Philip Sanderson, Creative Director of West Dean Tapestry Studio and Associate Tutor on the full-time Visual Arts Programmes, to run a 5-day Creative Development Textile Workshop at the end of this month. The course runs from Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May.
Under the title ‘Fusion and Transformation’, the workshop will integrate aspects of both tutors’ work, covering both technical and conceptual considerations. Taking the idea of ‘warp’ threads, or elements under tension, as an initial starting point, students will create structures upon which to build. A variety of techniques will be used, including weaving, knotting, wrapping, thread construction, collage and supplementary warps to define space within the primary structure. Emphasis is placed on the development of imagery and group discussions are an important part of the course.
A few places are still available – click here for more information.