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  • Caroline Achaintre - Fantômas

    Partner event

    Fantômas is an exhibition of new works by artist Caroline Achaintre. Her visually striking, witty ceramic sculptures and hand-tufted wall hangings incorporate diverse references such as catwalk fashion, carnival, and death-metal iconography, as well as Primitivism and Expressionism - early twentieth-century Western art movements that borrowed heavily from non-Western and prehistoric imagery to find new ways of representing the modern world.

    Date
    20 January - 29 April 2018
    Location
    De La Warr Pavilion, First Floor Gallery
  • Ceramic Plasticity

    Symposium

    One-day symposium at West Dean College.

    Reflecting the resurgence of craft and skills-based making in art over the past decade, this one-day symposium explores common ground between contemporary art and studio ceramics. Emphasising the commonalities between artist and craftsperson, the event focuses on practical, theoretical, and professional aspects of working with clay, embodied in its malleability and resistance - its plasticity.

    Date
    Friday 26 January 2018, 11am-6pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    £25 including a buffet lunch
  • Caroline Achaintre - Fantômas

    Partner event

    Fantômas is an exhibition of new works by artist Caroline Achaintre. Her visually striking, witty ceramic sculptures and hand-tufted wall hangings incorporate diverse references such as catwalk fashion, carnival, and death-metal iconography, as well as Primitivism and Expressionism - early twentieth-century Western art movements that borrowed heavily from non-Western and prehistoric imagery to find new ways of representing the modern world.

    Date
    20 January - 29 April 2018
    Location
    De La Warr Pavilion, First Floor Gallery
  • Artist Talk: Joseph Long - Mondrian's Flower Paintings

    Artist Talk

    A talk by Sussex-based artist Joseph Long exploring the lesser known flower paintings of Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl. The talk will question what motivated Mondrian, an artist renowned for the purity of his abstract paintings, to make over 150 flower paintings during his lifetime.

    Image: Chez Mondrian (1926) by André Kertész © Estate of André Kertész/Higher Pictures.

    Date
    Wednesday 28 February 5.30 -7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
  • Caroline Achaintre - Fantômas

    Partner event

    Fantômas is an exhibition of new works by artist Caroline Achaintre. Her visually striking, witty ceramic sculptures and hand-tufted wall hangings incorporate diverse references such as catwalk fashion, carnival, and death-metal iconography, as well as Primitivism and Expressionism - early twentieth-century Western art movements that borrowed heavily from non-Western and prehistoric imagery to find new ways of representing the modern world.

    Date
    20 January - 29 April 2018
    Location
    De La Warr Pavilion, First Floor Gallery
  • Author Talk - Stephen May, Support for Artists: How, exactly, do you begin to live the dream?

    Talk

    You are invited to an evening talk with Author Stephen May. This is part of series of free talks organised by the MA Creative Writing Department at West Dean College.

    Are you a writer or artist of any kind? Is your passion to create art? Or to help others do so? This uncomplicated, stimulating and jargon-free talk will help unravel the mysteries of arts funding and explore the ways in which you can support yourself while developing your artistic career.

    Date
    20 March 2018, 5.30pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event, Registration required
  • Artist Talk: Ivan Hicks - Corresponding with Edward James

    Artist Talk

    Ivan Hicks was Head Gardener at West Dean and Monkton House between 1973 and 1984. His friendship with Edward James saw them travel together to Eire, Italy and Mexico developing various projects, as well as a richly decorated correspondence - arguably a collection of 'Mail Art'. This illustrated talk explore a unique working relationship with Edward James.

    Image: Illustrated envelope sent from Ivan Hicks to Edward James.

    Date
    Wednesday 21 March 2018, 5.30 - 7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
  • Caroline Achaintre - Fantômas

    Partner event

    Fantômas is an exhibition of new works by artist Caroline Achaintre. Her visually striking, witty ceramic sculptures and hand-tufted wall hangings incorporate diverse references such as catwalk fashion, carnival, and death-metal iconography, as well as Primitivism and Expressionism - early twentieth-century Western art movements that borrowed heavily from non-Western and prehistoric imagery to find new ways of representing the modern world.

    Date
    20 January - 29 April 2018
    Location
    De La Warr Pavilion, First Floor Gallery
  • West Dean Arts and Craft Festival

    Festival

    Open Call to Exhibitors and Demonstrators

    Contemporary arts and craft at the UK's most unique arts destination.

    This is an amazing venue that has inspired generations of artists, makers, designers and writers - the legacy of artist and Surrealist patron Edward James. The Festival attracted 5,000 visitors last year.

    Date
    1 - 3 June 2018, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Garden Event

    The UK's biggest chilli festival returns 10 - 12 August 2018
    Join the party and dance to live Latin music, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods. Make the most of the family-friendly festival atmosphere and camp onsite with great facilities.

    Early bird rate (20% discount) Book Today.

    Date
    10 - 12 August 2018
  • Concert by William Kanengiser

    Concert

    William is an international concert artist. Member of the Grammy award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and faculty member of the University of Southern California.

    Date
    Saturday 18 August 2018, 8pm
    Location
    St Andrews Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15
  • Concert by Xuefei Yang

    Concert

    Xuefei is a prize winning Chinese international concert artist. Commissioner of new works for the guitar, EMI recording artist and popular visiting lecturer.

    Date
    Monday 20 August 2018, 8pm
    Location
    St Andrews Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15
  • Concert by The Modern Guitar Trio

    Concert

    The Modern Guitar Trio was formed in 2000 when Australian Roland Chadwick teamed up with English virtuosos Roland Gallery and Vincent Lindsay-Clark to record Roland Chadwick's Letter from LA for his CD; The Revealing. This suite has since been performed extensively by the Modern Guitar Trio and other trios have played this work throughout Europe, the Americas and Australia.

    Date
    Tuesday 21 August 2018, 8pm
    Location
    The Auditorium, Edward James Studios
    Price
    £15
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