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Tickets can also be purchased in the West Dean Gardens shop and at the College reception.

Outdoor events 2014

Half Term Halloween Activities
27 - 31 October

Visit Father Christmas in West Dean Gardens
13 - 14 and 20 - 21st December

Recitals of Music for Violin and Piano

Recital with Roy Stratford (piano) and Oliver Nelson (violin)
Sonatas by two great Russian composers, Shostakovich and Prokofiev.
Saturday, January 24 2015, 8pm
£10 EC5322
The Old Library, West Dean College
Capacity: 20

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Garden talks - The Auditorium, West Dean Gardens

The New English Garden NEW
Tim Richardson gives a talk on
contemporary and innovative British
garden style, with an emphasis on planting
design, taking inspiration from his book,
The New English Garden. As well as writing
regular columns for the Daily Telegraph,
Tim works as a garden advisor to the
National Trust and teaches landscape
art at Vienna University.
Saturday 26 October Afternoon talk
2pm–3.30pm £25 GT4908

Food Tasting

British cheeses – train your tastebuds
The Gardens Restaurant,
West Dean Gardens
With the emphasis on locally sourced
cheeses, ex-deli owner and cheese
enthusiast, Rosemary Moon, guides you
through the soft and the mild, the fresh
and the cured, the pressed and the
mould-ripened stars of the UK cheese
world. A fun and tasty evening for all
cheese lovers.
Thursday 18 September
7.30pm–9pm £15

Art Talks

The Old Library
West Dean College
Wednesday 8 October
George Charman, recent Artist-in-Residence at West Dean College, will talk about his site-specific installation Artichoke House - an interpretation of an unrealised design for a pavilion conceived by Edward James and drawn up by architect Christopher Nicholson in 1936.
West Dean College, West Dean
Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
This event is free and open to the public but booking is required.
Please contact David Stent for details:
01243 818305

The A-Z of surviving as an artist
Annabel and Rosalind discuss leaving art school and surviving, as well as the ins and outs of residencies, galleries, exhibitions, collectors, curating, teaching, tweeting, funding, marketing, portfolio careers and balancing it all! Anecdotal, practical and philosophical this talk is packed with information pertinent to all artists at any stage in their careers looking for a new burst of energy or a head start in understanding how to create networks, raise profiles and get their work seen.
Tuesday 7 April 2015
£15 ET5317
Oak Hall, West Dean College

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Articulating your practice: writing and talking about your work
How you reflect your practice visually and verbally to the world is very important for artists; from your website, through writing and talking about your work, through to your business card and what that says about you. This talk explores the tricky subject of articulating your practice – an essential part of your art career.
Wednesday 8 April 2015
£15 ET5318
Oak Hall, West Dean College

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Bringing your work to the attention of others: exhibitions, residencies and proposals
Practical tips and comprehensive advice about applying for and writing residency and exhibition proposals, Annabel and Rosalind discuss the elements of writing and surviving an ACE application as well as giving concrete examples. They also cover curating and DIY exhibitions, how to create successful open studios, build relationships, raise your profile and approach galleries.
Thursday 9 April 2015
£15 ET5319
Oak Hall, West Dean College

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Be smart about Art: The dos and don'ts of attaining gallery representation and collaborations
Have you approached galleries but not had any success?
Do you find it difficult to get art dealers to attend your exhibitions?
Are you aware of what you can do to help yourself be immensely more representable?
Would you like to know the top 3 ways to get representation?
Are you seeking new partnerships with galleries?
If you have answered “yes” to any of the above, this workshop is for you.
SUSAN MUMFORD will outline the basics of what to do – and NOT do – to succeed in attaining representation (by an art dealer, gallerist or consultant). The content will also be relevant for artists exploring non-exclusive collaborations with galleries and other arts professionals.
Susan Mumford
Thursday 16 October 2014
£15 ET5340
Oak Hall, West Dean College

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