Press Release: Postal - West Dean College's Fine Art students to host online fundraising exhibition
Fine Art students at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation near Chichester, West Sussex will be presenting an online exhibition of their work titled Postal https://westdeanfineart.show/postal.
The ten-day fundraiser will take place from midday on Thursday, May 13 to midday on Sunday, May 23 2021. All works will be available for £50 or under, will be sent out through the post, and will showcase the range of materials and techniques available to students at West Dean College, from drawing, painting, printmaking, tapestry, textiles, photography and more.
As Dr David Stent, Fine Art Subject Leader explains: “Postal provides an exciting opportunity to acquire original work by early career artists at affordable prices. The money raised from the exhibition of will go towards the Fine Art Summer Show in London’s Copeland Gallery in July 2021. This is the first time that West Dean students have presented a time-limited online exhibition. It is another example of contemporary artists looking to find new and innovative ways to show and sell their work, looking beyond the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic to reach wider, international audiences.”
He continues: “The exhibition will showcase work from students currently studying on Graduate Diploma and MFA programmes, as well as works from West Dean’s esteemed Alumni and associate staff.”
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has an international reputation for excellence and is a full partner of the University of Sussex. Students benefit from access to visiting artists, makers and writers as part of the year-long Artists-in-Residence programme, as well as exhibition opportunities and the chance to view or work with material from the College’s Collection and Archive. For Fine Art, Craft and Conservation study opportunities see www.westdean.ac.uk.
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