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International Women’s Day 2021

Posted on 8th March 2021

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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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. 

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