Artist Talk

Artist Talk: Ivan Hicks - Corresponding with Edward James

The Old Library, West Dean College

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Ivan Hicks was Head Gardener at West Dean and Monkton House between 1973 and 1984. His friendship with Edward James saw them travel together to Eire, Italy and Mexico developing various projects, as well as a richly decorated correspondence - arguably a collection of 'Mail Art'. This illustrated talk explore a unique working relationship with Edward James.

This event is free and open to the public but booking is required.

Collage letter from Edward James to Ivan Hicks c1970s
Illustrated envelope sent from Ivan Hicks to Edward James
Ivan Hicks and Edward James in Paris
Ivan Hicks at Las Pozas Xilitla Mexico