Press Release: Save the Date - West Dean College of Arts and Conservation to hold Fine Art Summer Show 'BOUNCE' at the Copeland Gallery, London

Each year the work of the Fine Art students’ Summer Show goes on tour. This year, a selection of work from Fine Art students at West Dean College will be exhibited at Copeland Gallery, part of the thriving creative community at Copeland Park, London (Unit 9I, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN). The free exhibition will run from Friday, July 16 to Sunday, July 25, 2021 between 1-7pm, with a preview on Thursday, July 15 between 6-8pm, where there will be an opportunity to meet the artists.   

The exhibition will showcase the work of students graduating from the Fine Art programmes, including Graduate Diploma and MFA degrees, as well as interim exhibitions by first year MFA students. This year’s Summer Shows will be a celebration of the student’s work, and a testament to their commitment and resolve in a difficult year.  

Ruth Heaton, Student, Graduate Diploma Fine Art commented: “The London show will provide an exciting opportunity for me to install and exhibit my work in a public gallery. This will make my work accessible to a much wider audience and provide greater networking opportunities.” 

Website: https://www.westdean.org.uk/events/fine-art-summer-show-2021 
Instagram: @westdeanfineart 

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is renowned for its Fine Art programmes, with graduates going on to exhibit internationally. The department’s ethos of encouraging diverse interdisciplinary practice, together with its support of specialist subjects, attracts students interested in radical approaches to art and those with a strong emphasis on studio practice and making. Large studios, excellent facilities, and an outstanding student/staff ratio ensure students are supported to challenge themselves and push the boundaries of contemporary fine art practice.  

Upcoming Artists-In-Residence at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation:
4-11 July: Claire Ratinon and Sam Ayre, Gardens Residency 
6-12 September: Sherie Sitauze, Artist's Residency in collaboration with Outside In  
11-22 October - Viviana Rossi-Caffell, Maker-in-Residence   

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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 

Anja Beckert, Relatives (2021)
Anja Beckert, Relatives (2021)
Janet Dorey, Untitled (detail) (2021)
Janet Dorey, Untitled (detail) (2021)
Robin Bray-Hurren, Law quilt (detail), 2021
Robin Bray-Hurren, Law quilt (detail), 2021