College Blog

  • Collections, Library and Archive

    A Closer Look at the Edward James Archive

    Posted on 8th May 2018

    West Dean's Archivist, Simon Coleman, recently delivered an evening lecture to introduce the cataloguing of the Edward James Archive which is currently underway. The talk provided an introduction to the Cultural Papers and highlighted material found in both these papers and in other sections of the Edward James Archive.

  • Tapestry Studio

    Eva Rothschild 'The Fallowfield' at Modern Art

    Posted on 24th April 2018

    Following an Open Call in 2016, Eva Rothschild was selected to work with the Master Weavers at West Dean Tapestry Studio to create a new hand-woven tapestry. The resulting work, The Fallowfield, extends the artist's exploration of the meeting points between spirituality, power, visual perception and materiality.

  • Collections, Library and Archive

    Corresponding with Edward James

    Posted on 22nd March 2018

    The correspondence between Edward James and Ivan Hicks reveals a private, intimate side of James and offers a glimpse at the formative years of Hicks, now considered one of the UK's leading garden designers and landscape artists.

  • Collections, Library and Archive

    Q&A with Ami Bouhassane for International Women's Day

    Posted on 8th March 2018

    On May 15th 2018 West Dean College will host a special event with author Ami Bouhassane to celebrate the publication of Lee Miller: a Life with Food, Friends, and Recipes as part of the College's series of Author Talks, co-ordinated by the Creative Writing department. Programme Leader and author, Martine McDonagh interviewed Ami for International Women's Day 2018.

  • Collections, Library and Archive

    International Women's Day 2018

    Posted on 27th February 2018

    As part of International Women's Day 2018, West Dean College is profiling the lives and work of seven women, past and present. We will be celebrating women who have contributed to the cultural heritage of the College as well as those working now who continue to build on the legacy of conservation and the arts for which West Dean is internationally known.

  • Collections, Library and Archive

    Cataloguing the Edward James Archive

    Posted on 13th February 2018

    The cataloguing of Edward James's unique personal archive has recently begun. The focus of this project will be the Cultural Papers, a diverse and illuminating body of material with content ranging over many areas of the creative arts including visual art, literature, music and ballet.

  • Collections, Library and Archive

    They Fly Higher Who To The Summit Strive

    Posted on 6th November 2017

    A Postcard to West Dean is a hand-woven tapestry made at the West Dean Tapestry Studio in 1986. Now a main feature of the College's Dining Hall, the piece was commissioned to commemorate Edward James's death and acknowledge his support and ambition for West Dean College.

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