De La Warr Pavilion, Wellcome Collection and West Dean College of Arts and Conservation are delighted to announce interdisciplinary designers RESOLVE Collective as the recipients of a major new commission, ‘Re-wilding: Coast, Countryside, City’.
To mark the start of Pride 2021, we are sharing a brief excerpt from an unpublished text by West Dean College Founder Edward James, thought to date from the mid-1960s, focusing on his reflections on homosexuality.
To celebrate International Women's Day 2021, we’re highlighting the work of two forthcoming artists-in-residence, Sherie Sitauze and Sonia E Barrett. Both artists have been invited to respond to the College’s African Collection as part of the Whose Heritage? research project.
In our latest blog, Writer-in-Residence Yvvette Edwards, reflects on her time at West Dean: a creatively inspiring experience in ‘one of the whitest spaces I’ve ever stayed in’. Her thoughts on hypervisibility during her stay offers an open and honest insight into her experience as a Black author, and we thank Yvvette for sharing this with us.
The Archive and Collections team at West Dean College were delighted to participate in this year's Explore Your Archive - an initiative set up to showcase the hidden gems stored in collections around the world. Read more for a recap of the week and to find out how students work with the College's Archives.