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  • MAD ABOUT SURREALISM - DALÍ, ERNST, MAGRITTE, MIRÓ...

    Partner event

    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents an unprecedented survey of the Surrealist movement with masterpieces from four famous European collections. The majority of the works have rarely or never been exhibited publicly and will disappear behind closed doors again at the end of May 2017.

    Date
    Saturday 11 February to Sunday 28 May 2017
    Location
    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
  • Line and Form Exhibition and Art Sale

    Full time student exhibition

    Full-time Visual Arts students present an exhibition of works for sale. Prints, paintings, sculptures and ceramics by West Dean Students and Alumni will be sold to raise funds for the Summer Show.

    Date
    Preview Friday 28 April, Saturday 29 April - Monday 1 May
    Location
    The Auditorium, Edward James Studios, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event
  • Whisky Tasting Evening

    Garden Event

    Come along to our whisky tasting evening this April for a chance to sample a range of whiskies and selection of seasonal foods to accompany them. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

    Date
    28 April 2017, 7pm
    Location
    West Dean Gardens Restaurant
    Price
    £25
  • MAD ABOUT SURREALISM - DALÍ, ERNST, MAGRITTE, MIRÓ...

    Partner event

    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents an unprecedented survey of the Surrealist movement with masterpieces from four famous European collections. The majority of the works have rarely or never been exhibited publicly and will disappear behind closed doors again at the end of May 2017.

    Date
    Saturday 11 February to Sunday 28 May 2017
    Location
    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
  • An evening with Head Gardeners Jim and Sarah

    Talk

    Join West Dean Gardens head gardeners Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain for an evening talk and tour on Tuesday 9 May. Come and hear Jim and Sarah discuss the trials and tribulations of recent work undertaken and what's new in the Gardens for 2017. Now in their 26th year at West Dean there will be some reflection on that time here as well as sharing their vision for the summer and autumn ahead.

    Date
    Tuesday 9 May, 6.30pm
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
    Price
    £15
  • Artist's Talk: Becky Beasley

    Talk

    British artist Becky Beasley explores relationships between photography and objects, the body and interiority in a way that is highly subjective and yet developed through deep immersion in the thoughts and methods of other artists and writers. Literature is particularly generative for the artist, providing her own work with a place to start from and to journey into.

    Date
    Wednesday 10 May 2017, 5:30-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event
  • Artist's Talk: Lothar Götz

    Talk

    Lothar Götz's practice ranges from site-specific wall paintings and room-sized installations to paintings and drawings. Common to each is Götz's engagement with architectural space and his characteristic use of abstract geometric forms, colour fields, and an intense use of line. Götz's large-scale wall drawings are dialogues with given environments, which have included foyers, reading rooms, offices and staircases. The patterns that Götz develops are intuitive, balanced, and sharply defined, presenting an exuberant and joyful show of colour.

    Date
    Wednesday 24th May 2017, 5:30-7pm
    Location
    The Kings Room, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event
  • West Dean Arts and Craft Festival

    Festival

    Over 200 artists, makers, writers and performers gather together for the UK's definitive arts and craft festival.

    Be inspired by an outstanding showcase of arts and craft. Enjoy the theatre of live demonstrations, get hands-on in taster workshops, drop in and have-a-go on the craft hut trail, and shop with MADE from 120 superb makers and designers. Tap into the College's rich history of arts and craft as you discover works from the collection and enjoy tours, talks and screenings inside West Dean House.

    Save 20% and book early bird tickets today!

    Date
    2 - 4 June 2017, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • The Swan and The Elephant

    Talk

    A new lecture by Antony Penrose in collaboration with the West Dean College Archives.

    Roland Penrose and Edward James made an unlikely collaboration but were united by their love of Surrealism and its commitment to peace, freedom and justice. Among the friends they shared were Picasso, Magritte, Dalí and Man Ray.

    Image Title - 'Roland Penrose, Lambe Creek, Cornwall, England 1937' by Lee Miller (A0741)
    © Lee Miller Archives, England 2017. All rights reserved.

    Date
    Wednesday 21 June 2017, 5.30 - 7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free Event
  • Critical Paths – West Dean College Summer Show 2017

    Degree/Diploma Student Exhibition

    West Dean Summer Show 2017 will showcase the work of twelve students graduating from the full-time Visual Arts programmes at West Dean College, including the Graduate and Postgraduate Diploma, and the MFA. Exhibiting students will present work developed over a year of intensive study, providing visitors with the opportunity to view original pieces from a group of newly emerging artists.

    Date
    Preview Friday 30 June, Saturday 1 July - Friday 7 July
    Location
    Edward James Studios, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Garden Event

    The UK's biggest chilli festival will return on 11 - 13 August 2017. Join the party and dance to live Latin music, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods 'til your tongue sizzles. Make the most of the family-friendly festival atmosphere and camp onsite with great facilities.

    Save 20% and book early bird tickets today!

    Date
    11 - 13 August 2017
  • Concert by Pavel Steidl

    Concert

    Pavel is a celebrated international concert artist, who has entertained audiences with his unique artistry in over forty countries. A highly respected tutor and thoughtful composer for the guitar.

    Date
    Saturday 19 August, 8pm
    Location
    St Andrew's Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15
  • Recital by Vincent Lindsey-Clark

    Concert

    An evening recital by Vincent Lindsey-Clark. Vincent a renowned guitarist composer whose music is played worldwide. Member of the Segovia Trio and the Modern Guitar Trio. Tutor and ensemble coach.

    Date
    Sunday 20 August, 6pm
    Location
    St Andrew's Church, West Dean
    Price
    £5
  • Concert by the Katona Twins

    Concert

    The Katona Twins are a celebrated Hungarian guitar duo, comprising Péter and Zoltán Katona, identical twins. They have performed at prestigious venues and at major music festivals around the world.

    Date
    Tuesday 22 August 2017, 8pm
    Location
    The Auditorium
    Price
    £12
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