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Residencies

Writer-in-Residence Yvvette Edwards

Posted on 8th January 2021

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.

  • Collections, Library and Archive

    Explore Your Archives 2020

    Posted on 15th December 2020

    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.

  • Historic Craft Practices

    Metalwork musings

    Posted on 11th September 2020

    In this blog post, FdA Historic Craft Practices – Metalwork student Andrew Braund talks about the projects he has been pursuing during lockdown; including making a suit of 17th century cuirassier armour.

  • Residencies

    Alec Stevens’ Sausage Fest

    Posted on 7th August 2020

    Artist Alec Stevens is West Dean College's first remote Artist-in-Residence. Alec is working from his studio to develop new work in response to West Dean's surreal interiors and new-found research on Edward James. Read the blog post to find out more about Alec's process and plans.

  • School of Arts

    West Dean College Sketchbook Project

    Posted on 1st August 2020

    The Sketchbook Project is brought to you by the Short Course programming team at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. The project is designed to bring you regular inspiration from the Gardens which can be used to draw, paint, stitch or print using the colours, textures and shapes from the images in your work. 

  • School of Arts

    My lockdown life

    Posted on 20th July 2020

    In this blog post, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design student Vanessa McGlone talks about her pop-up exhibition she held in her garden during lockdown. The show, titled 'Impermanence', showed her concept body of work of hand stitched squares of paper on which she painted a number of landscapes and figures. Find out more in this blog post.

  • Residencies

    Outside In residency 2020

    Posted on 10th July 2020

    Submissions are now open for artists from Outside In or artists that fit the criteria of the charity, to undertake a residency at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation in 2020. The selected artist will be invited to respond to the College’s Historic House, Collection and Archive as part of Whose Heritage? Rethinking the West Dean Collection.

  • Creative Writing & Publishing

    Falling off a cliff

    Posted on 8th July 2020

    Read the latest blog post from MA Creative Writing & Publishing student Jim Green, where he talks about submitting the first part of his novel, his lockdown learnings, and thoughts about nearing the completion of his second year on the programme.

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