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  • Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion

    Partner event

    We are delighted to be part of a group of nine Sussex museums and galleries working with The Bulldog Trust on this major exhibition at Two Temple Place in London. Curated by Dr Hope Wolf, from the University of Sussex, the exhibition features over 120 works including some from our own collection. Our books conservation students, Simon and Bronwen, were involved in preparing some book display materials for the exhibition.

    Date
    Saturday 28th January to Sunday 23rd April 2017
    Location
    Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD
    Price
    Admission Free
  • 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
  • Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion

    Partner event

    We are delighted to be part of a group of nine Sussex museums and galleries working with The Bulldog Trust on this major exhibition at Two Temple Place in London. Curated by Dr Hope Wolf, from the University of Sussex, the exhibition features over 120 works including some from our own collection. Our books conservation students, Simon and Bronwen, were involved in preparing some book display materials for the exhibition.

    Date
    Saturday 28th January to Sunday 23rd April 2017
    Location
    Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD
    Price
    Admission Free
  • 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
  • Literary Salon with Joanna Moorhead

    Event

    The College's Creative Writing department invites you to a new series of Literary Salons for 2017, featuring talks and interviews, readings and Q&A with an exciting line-up of authors. The evening events will be held in the richly atmospheric Oak Hall at the College.

    Date
    Tuesday 18th April 2017
    Location
    The Oak Hall, West Dean College
    Price
    £5
  • Tapestry Symposium

    Symposium

    This symposium will explore how collaborations between artists and makers can inform each other's practice, through a number of speakers, including artists currently working with the Tapestry Studio. It will explore how tapestry can tap into a the current interest in skill-based making in contemporary art.

    Date
    Wednesday 19 April 2017
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    £25
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    West Dean Arts & Craft Festival, 2-4th June 2017 promises an outstanding showcase of arts and craft activities to engage a wide audience, taking our former Design and Craft Fair (which attracted 5,000 visitors last year) to an exciting new level.

    This year we are opening the doors to historic West Dean House, home to West Dean College near Chichester, to inspire visitors with works from the Edward James Collection, house tours and the chance to dip into the College's rich history of arts and craft.

    Date
    2 - 4 June 2017
  • 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
  • More events are added throughout the year – please check back soon. You can also sign up to one of our eNewsletters to stay informed.