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  • 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
  • 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
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