Press release: Dates announced for Line and Form 2019

An exciting opportunity to acquire drawings, textiles, prints and ceramics from emerging and early career artists at affordable prices

Image: Emma Rimer, Between Dimension, 2018. Photo Credit: Barney Hindle

Dates have been announced for Line and Form 2019 - an exciting exhibition showcasing the diverse range of work from the full-time Visual Arts students at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Taking place on Saturday 4 May - Sunday 5 May, 2019 between 10am - 5pm (with Preview: Friday 3 May, 2019 - 5 - 8pm) at The Auditorium, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, PO18 0RX (use Gardens entrance).

As Dr David Stent, Visual Arts Programme Leader, explains: "This exhibition provides an exciting opportunity to acquire drawings, textiles, prints, sculpture and ceramics from emerging and early career artists, ahead of their summer shows, at affordable prices."

He continues: "The exhibition will showcase work from students currently studying on the Graduate and Masters programmes, as well as works from alumni and staff. The works available to buy will offer a glimpse at the range of techniques available to students at West Dean, including ceramics made in the pottery workshop, screen prints, etchings and mono-prints made in the dedicated print room, and textiles made by students who get the opportunity to undertake a 10-week introduction to hand-woven tapestry. In addition, visitors will be invited to tour the Visual Arts studios and see work in progress ahead of their Summer Show."

The revenue raised from the sale of the work will go towards funds for the West Dean Summer Show 2019 at West Dean between July 6 - 12, 2019 and, for the first time, at SALT Gallery in Margate - just a stone's throw from Turner Contemporary.

Entry is free to Line and Form 2019 and there is free parking.
Sold works may be removed on purchase.

For more details, please visit www.westdean.org.uk/events

The West Dean Gardens Restaurant will be open from 9am - 5pm over the weekend throughout the exhibition. https://www.westdean.org.uk/gardens/about/restaurant-and-gift-shop

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Notes to Editors:

  • West Dean College of Arts and Conservation was founded in 1971 by the poet and Surrealist patron, Edward James, recognised by BBC Arts as the 'the greatest patron of art of the early 20th century'.
  • The College is part of The Edward James Foundation (Charity No. 1126084), also comprising West Dean Gardens, West Dean Estate and West Dean Tapestry Studio.

All photography is free to use for editorial purposes.

West Dean College is situated on the A286, six miles north of Chichester and within 
easy access of Portsmouth, Guildford, Brighton and London.

For all media enquiries please contact:
Rachel Aked
Email: rachel.aked@westdean.org.uk
Telephone: 07790 732448
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 OQZ

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