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  • Dalí / Duchamp

    Partner event

    Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists.

    The Edward James Foundation is a loan partner for this exhibition.

    Image: Lobster Telephone (Edward James and Dali Collaboration) ©The Salvador Dali Foundation.

    Date
    07 October 2017 to 03 January 2018
    Location
    Royal Academy, London
    Price
    Adults £16.50 (without donation £15)
  • Artist Talk - Caroline Achaintre

    Talk

    Caroline Achaintre works across a diverse range of media that includes textiles, ceramics, prints and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts.

    This talk will focus on Achaintre's forthcoming exhibition Fantômas at the De La Warr Pavilion which will present new ceramic work made whilst Caroline was artist-in-residence at West Dean College.

    Date
    Monday 27 November, 5.30 - 7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free Event
  • Artist Talk- Laura Ford

    Talk

    British artist Laura Ford studied at Bath Academy of Art and Chelsea School of Art. This new work explores socio-political notions of excess, greed and indulgence and the Imperialist attitudes that they reflect. For this talk, Ford will discuss her recent projects and her practice in general.

    Date
    Wednesday 29 November 2017, 5.30 - 7pm
    Location
    The Kings Room, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event
  • Dalí / Duchamp

    Partner event

    Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists.

    The Edward James Foundation is a loan partner for this exhibition.

    Image: Lobster Telephone (Edward James and Dali Collaboration) ©The Salvador Dali Foundation.

    Date
    07 October 2017 to 03 January 2018
    Location
    Royal Academy, London
    Price
    Adults £16.50 (without donation £15)
  • Japanese Tea ceremony

    Ceremony

    Come and watch or participate in this ancient, graceful ceremony led by Tea Master Chizuko Kimura.

    This event is now fully booked.

    The traditional tea ceremony was introduced to Japan from China during the 16th century and even in today's hi-tech environment continues to be part of everyday life. Based on the spirit of Zen, it was perfected by Master Senno-Rikyu in Daitokuji Temple, Kyoto.

    Date
    Sunday 3 December, 3.00pm & 4.30pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
  • Artist Talk - Bryan Whitehead, Indigo and Silk Farming in a Mountain Village in Japan

    Talk

    You are invited to an evening talk with Japanese textile artist, Bryan Whitehead. His farmhouse is a well-known destination to study indigo and silk-related traditional Japanese handcraft. He will talk about his 20 years of growing indigo and breeding silk moths in a mountain village outside Tokyo.

    Date
    Monday 4 December, 7.30 - 9pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event
  • Author Talk - Isabel Ashdown, The Flashback - The use and function of memory and time shifts in a novel

    Talk

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

    Isabel Ashdown is a novelist and creative writing tutor. Her debut Glasshopper won the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition and was listed among the best books of the year. She has a Masters in Creative Writing, is a member of the Society of Authors and is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow based at the University of Chichester. Her latest novel, Little Sister, a psychological thriller, is published in July 2017.

    This talk is now full

    Date
    5 December 2017, 5.30pm
    Location
    West Dean College - The Kings Room
  • Artist Talk – Yo Yamazaki, Japanese traditional art culture in my book arts

    Talk

    You are invited to an evening talk with Japanese bookbinder, Yo Yamazaki. Yo learned traditional Japanese arts, Lithograph printing and making books in Japanese and Western styles, containing poems he had written and illustrated. Yo will talk about his recent Book Arts works - notebook covers - inspired by nature and traditional Japanese art culture found in Karesansui, Kikinashi, Mitate, Shakkei.

    Date
    Tuesday 5 December, 7.30 - 9pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event
  • Dalí / Duchamp

    Partner event

    Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists.

    The Edward James Foundation is a loan partner for this exhibition.

    Image: Lobster Telephone (Edward James and Dali Collaboration) ©The Salvador Dali Foundation.

    Date
    07 October 2017 to 03 January 2018
    Location
    Royal Academy, London
    Price
    Adults £16.50 (without donation £15)
  • 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
  • Ceramics 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.

    A full programme and tickets will be available on December 5th 2017.

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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