Philip Sanderson and the West Dean Tapestry Studio

The Old Library, West Dean College

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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.

Philip Sanderson studied at Middlesex University and the Royal College of Art before joining the Professional Tapestry Studio at West Dean College in 1993. Philip has designed tapestries for numerous clients and collaborated with various artists, most recently Eva Rothschild on her 2018 tapestry The Fallow Field, now in the Tate collection. Philip Sanderson teaches on the full-time Fine Art programmes and the Tapestry Foundation at West Dean College.

Eva Rothschild's work will be exhibited at Tate Britain as part of their forthcoming exhibition 'Sixty Years'. The exhibition is dedicated to women artists working in Britain over the past 60 years and opens in April 2019.

This artist's talk is hosted by the full-time Fine Art programmes at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Students can study for a Graduate Diploma in Fine Art or MFA, with various funding options available to support students throughout their studies.

Philip Sanderson
Eva Rothschild's tapestry
'The Fallow Field' by Eva Rothschild on show at 'Collect 2018' (Sophie Mutevelian)
Eva Rothschild - 'The Fallow Field' (2018)