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Visual Arts


West Dean Gardens Blog

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House Opening door

House Opening
6 - 7 September 2014
10am - 5pm

Discover the beautiful state rooms, tapestry corridor and more as you explore the former home of Edward James, a lifelong patron of the Surrealist arts.


Grow! Cook! Eat!
4 - 5 October 2014
10.30am - 5pm

Experience the best of the British harvest in the award-winning gardens with cooking and gardening theatres, children's activities, stalls and live folk music.

Short Courses


NEW! Short Course Flip Book November 2014 - April 2015

Short Course Flip Book Brochure May - October 2014

Short Courses with last minute availability click here

Textiles Bursaries
Calling all Art Undergrads!

Free places on textile short courses are on offer for undergraduates or recent graduates.

View textiles and bursaries here

Full-time Programmes

'Collective' exhibition by Visual Arts students, visiting tutors, alumni and former artists-in-residence. 11 - 14 Sept 2014.

Click here for further information.


Apply for September 2014

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