The Old LibraryFREE
West Dean Artist-in-Residence, Coco Crampton, has a distinct sculptural aesthetic which has developed through the process of borrowing, hi-jacking and re-interpreting visionary forms of twentieth century art, design and architecture.
During her residency, Crampton will explore surrealist approaches to dining: from the story of Remedios Varo sending dinner party invitations to strangers whose names she picked at random from the phonebook, to Salvador Dali's cook book, Les Diners de Gala. Crampton’s plans for the residency stem from previous public art commissions based around dining, including one from the Charleston Trust which presented a large dining table in response the dining room at Charleston House, painted by Vanessa Bell. By extending this interest to West Dean College, Crampton will not only develop her own practice through access to various crafts skills but will also enliven the Collection and Fine Art programmes by running teaching sessions in the Old Dining Room and College refectory.
Hear more about Crampton’s work and her plans for the residency at this free evening talk.