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  • Eva Rothschild and West Dean Tapestry Studio - The Fallowfield Commission

    Talk

    Eva Rothschild, a leading sculptor who has gained extensive international recognition for her work, was the winner of West Dean Tapestry Studio's first ever Tapestry Commission Open Call in September 2016. Eva will discuss her practice as well as her ambitions for the commission, whilst Studio Leader Philip Sanderson will give an insight into the creation of the tapestry and the challenges that emerged during the weaving process.

    Date
    Wednesday 24 April 2019, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free
  • Downley: three thousand years of history on the South Downs of West Sussex, by Mark Roberts

    Talk

    The archaeological project at Downley was initiated to find the lost hunting lodge of the Earls of Arundel within the deer park. However, as well as finding Tudor structures and artefacts there is also a background scatter of earlier Medieval material and a host of Roman and Iron Age features and finds. This lecture will bring the story up-to-date, just two weeks before the 2019 excavations begin.

    Date
    Thursday 25 April 2019, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free
  • Philip Sanderson and the West Dean Tapestry Studio

    Talk

    West Dean Tapestry Studio has an international reputation for working with leading contemporary arts and practitioners. Known for its strong interpretive skills and artistic vision, the studio has an outstanding portfolio including major commissions from Biggs and Collings, Tracey Emin, Martin Creed and Henry Moore. At the evening talk, the Studio Leader, Philip Sanderson, will talk about how the Tapestry Studio works with artists to translate their imagery into the medium of tapestry and discuss their recent project with Eva Rothschild.

    Date
    29 April 2019, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free
  • Simon Coleman: The Cultural Adventures of Edward James

    Talk

    Arising from the current cataloguing project, this illustrated talk will focus on some of the outstanding material in the Edward James Archive, exploring some of James's extensive correspondence with various artists and literary and cultural figures.

    Date
    Wednesday 1 May 2019, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free
  • Renee So - Artist Talk

    Talk

    Renee So will be artist-in-residence at West Dean College from April-May 2019, leading to a solo exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion in September. Responding to an invitation to mark the Bauhaus centenary, So will create a new series of works that explore the Design School's gesamtkunstwerk ethos - a 'total work of art' uniting art and craft, demonstrating how traditional crafts continue to influence contemporary practice, just as they did in the Bauhaus a century ago.

    Date
    8 May 2019, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free
  • Elena Gileva - Artist Talk

    Talk

    Elena Gileva is a Russian-born (1992), London based artist fixating on the decorative, historical and ornamental through the medium of ceramics and sculpture. Elena has training both in ceramics, having graduated from MA Ceramics and Glass Royal College, and Fine Art (BFA Fine Art Parsons Paris School of Art and Design). She combines various references and processes, with hand-built ceramic objects taking centre stage in her practice.

    Date
    Wednesday 15 May 2019, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free
  • Toby Christian - Artist Talk

    Talk

    Toby Christian uses writing as an integral part of his wide-ranging practice. In the present tense, his writing describes the minutiae of objects, substances, surfaces and environments, presenting the reader with empty scenes to inhabit and materials to co-author. This ongoing activity motivates the concurrent and episodic production of sculpture, installation, performance, painting and animation.

    Date
    Wednesday 22 May 2019, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free
  • Sarah Cliff – Alumni Artist Talk

    Talk

    Sarah Cliff is an experimental printmaker and assemblage artist. Her practice is a personal response to cultural and historical shifts in attitudes and the dark and humorous philosophical dilemmas they present. She is a serial dabbler in any process, materials and learning activities that might lead to a fresh expression of an idea. Since completing her MFA at West Dean College in 2017, she has exhibited work in printmaker exhibitions in London and New York.

    Date
    Wednesday 29 May 2019, 6-7pm
    Location
    Estate Boardroom, West Dean College
    Price
    Free
  • Anna Gonzalez Noguchi - Artist Talk

    Talk

    Anna Gonzalez Noguchi (b.1992) is a half-Spanish and Japanese artist based in London and in Athens, Greece. She graduated from the Royal College of Art (MA Sculpture) in 2016/2018. Her recent exhibitions include To the Core, The White Crypt, London (2018), Nomadic Vitrine at Recent Activity, Birmingham, Northampton Contemporaries, Northampton (2018), Seasons at Maxilla Space, London (2017), RCA Edinburgh Exchange & WIP Show (2017), SPVI#2 at Turner Gallery, Tokyo (2015).

    Date
    Wednesday 5 June 2019, 6-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free
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