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  • Partner Event: 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
  • Partner Event: This is Not Art

    Partner event

    This special exhibition invites you to examine the relationship between Salvador Dali and the father of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp. The first exhibit dedicated to their friendship and its influence on the work of both artists, Dali/Duchamp explores the common ground, both personal and aesthetic, shared by these two modern icons.

    The exhibition will feature the Red Lobster Telephone from the Edward James Archives.

    Date
    10 February - 22 May 2018
    Location
    The Dali Museum, St Petersburg, Florida
  • Partner Event: This is Not Art

    Partner event

    This special exhibition invites you to examine the relationship between Salvador Dali and the father of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp. The first exhibit dedicated to their friendship and its influence on the work of both artists, Dali/Duchamp explores the common ground, both personal and aesthetic, shared by these two modern icons.

    The exhibition will feature the Red Lobster Telephone from the Edward James Archives.

    Date
    10 February - 22 May 2018
    Location
    The Dali Museum, St Petersburg, Florida
  • Inside the Edward James Archive: A talk by Archivist Simon Coleman

    Artist Talk

    This illustrated talk will introduce the personal archive of the College's founder, Edward James, and discuss how it reflects his remarkably varied and culturally active life. Best-known as the influential patron of surrealist artists such as Dalí, Magritte and Carrington, James' activities extended across the arts spectrum, encompassing, ballet, music and literature and involved not merely patronage but creative collaboration, publishing and art collecting.

    This event is fully booked.

    Date
    Wednesday 2 May 2018
    Location
    The Old Library, 5.30 - 7pm
    Price
    Free and open to the public
  • Deeds Not Words workshop

    Workshop

    Drawing inspiration from Suffrage banners, participants at this drop-in workshop are invited to make their own banners that engage, provoke, empower, and express the ideas, concerns and hopes of women in the 21st century.

    Date
    Saturday 26 May 2018, 10am - 4pm
    Location
    The Edward James Studios (use Gardens entrance)
    Price
    Free event.
  • West Dean Arts and Craft Festival

    Festival

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

    Watch live craft demonstrations, buy quality arts and craft and get hands-on in creative workshops and drop-in sessions. Explore the historic state rooms in West Dean House and view installations from current students.

    Book today to save 20% on ticket prices

    Date
    1 - 3 June 2018, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • West Dean College Visual Arts Summer Show 2018

    Degree/Diploma Student Exhibition

    West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is pleased to announce the Visual Arts Summer Shows for 2018, taking place first at West Dean and then in London. The exhibitions showcase the work of students graduating from the full-time Visual Arts programmes, including Graduate Diploma and Master's degrees, as well as interim exhibitions by first year MFA students. Exhibiting students will present work developed over a year of intensive study, providing visitors with the opportunity to view original work by a group of emerging artists.

    Date
    Preview Friday 29 June 4-7pm, Saturday 30 June - Friday 6 July 10am -5pm
    Location
    Edward James Studios, West Dean College PO18 0RX (please use Gardens entrance)
    Price
    Free event
  • West Dean College Visual Arts Summer Show 2018

    Degree/Diploma Student Exhibition

    West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is pleased to announce the Visual Arts Summer Shows for 2018, taking place first at West Dean and then in London. The exhibitions showcase the work of students graduating from the full-time Visual Arts programmes, including Graduate Diploma and Master's degrees, as well as interim exhibitions by first year MFA students. Exhibiting students will present work developed over a year of intensive study, providing visitors with the opportunity to view original work by a group of emerging artists.

    Date
    Preview Friday 29 June 4-7pm, Saturday 30 June - Friday 6 July 10am -5pm
    Location
    Edward James Studios, West Dean College PO18 0RX (please use Gardens entrance)
    Price
    Free event
  • West Dean College Visual Arts Summer Show 2018: Espacio Gallery, London

    Degree/Diploma Student Exhibition

    A selection of work from the West Dean Summer Show exhibition will be exhibited at Espacio Gallery in East London. The exhibition will showcase the work of students graduating from the full-time Visual Arts programmes, including Graduate Diploma and Master's degrees, as well as interim exhibitions by first year MFA students.

    Date
    Wednesday 25 July - Saturday 28 July, 1 -7pm
    Location
    Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG
    Price
    Free event
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Festival

    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
  • Recital by Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo

    Concert

    Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo have been described as performers 'with truly uncanny unanimity' (Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph) and 'with astounding exquisiteness' (Paul Driver, Sunday Times). Julian and Dan first met studying at Birmingham Conservatoire where they both received First Class Honours and the Principal's Prize, continuing their studies with a joint Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with Distinction and the Performance Diploma.

    Recital by Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo. £5 (payable if not attending the Guitar Festival Open Day)

    A few upcoming concerts:

    Date
    Sunday 19 August 2018, 6pm
    Location
    St Andrews Church, West Dean
    Price
    £5
  • 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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