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Finalist for Prestigious Australian Tapestry Award

Posted on 12th July 2019

Blog by Emma Straw, student

After creating my own marbled papers, fabric and books, it made perfect sense to weave one of the images. It was from this marbled imagery that I decided to enter the Australian Tapestry Workshops open call.

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    Meet the Artists - West Dean Summer Show 2019

    Posted on 17th June 2019

    The West Dean Summer Show 2019 will showcase original work by emerging artists studying for their Diploma in Art and Contemporary Crafts, Graduate Diploma and MFA qualifications. The free exhibition, held in the College's Edward James Studios, will display a diverse range of practices including sculpture, installation, print, painting, film, ceramics, and textiles.

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    Salon Imaginaire - Surrealism for the 21st Century

    Posted on 10th June 2019

    Originally conceived as a concert series celebrating the creative legacy of College founder, Edward James, Salon Imaginaire showcases some of the diverse explorative practices of different music and sound artists currently at work on the UK touring circuit.

  • Events

    Meet the Maker: We Are Mountain

    Posted on 9th May 2019

    We interview Sophie - designer, screenprinter and owner of 'We Are Mountain' - who'll be joining us at the Arts and Craft Festival, 31 May - 2 June 2019. She tells us about starting up her own company, and what inspires her to design and produce her beautiful prints, tea towels, cards and zipped bags.

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    Meet the Maker: Rob Jones

    Posted on 30th April 2019

    Meet maker, designer and new short course tutor Rob Jones, who'll be joining us at the Arts and Craft Festival. He tells us about his company, Romor Designs, and what inspires him to design and produce his beautiful textiles.

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    International Women's Day 2019

    Posted on 6th March 2019

    West Dean College is celebrating International Women's Day 2019 by highlighting the work of women across the College. This year we are focussing on writing, weaving, and composing, and showcasing our residency programme and the professional Tapestry Studio. West Dean is committed to providing equal opportunities across all of its activity in the arts, conservation and making, as well as its support staff, and are proud to support International Women's Day #BalanceforBetter campaign.

  • Visual Arts

    Fine Art – Materials and Techniques

    Posted on 5th March 2019

    Since the beginning the academic year, full-time Fine Art students working toward Graduate Diploma's and Master's degrees have all been involved in numerous materials-based workshops that serve to inform their ongoing studio work. Read more about their progress here.

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    Visual Arts Alumni News

    Posted on 21st February 2019

    West Dean College's Visual Arts alumni have been very active in the last months with a variety of exhibitions, residencies, and events taking place all over the world. Here are a few highlights of what our graduates have been up to, as we look to celebrate their diverse achievements since completed their studies.

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