Following your dreams
This weekend Sarka Darton, Visual Arts student at West Dean College, is exhibiting at ARTROOMS 2015 (23-26 January Melià White House Hotel, London) an innovative concept of art exhibition in the unique setting of a luxury hotel. Sarka has created a room called 197 ways to be a Venus a reference to the Dream of Venus pavilion designed by Salvador Dali for the 1939 World's Fair in New York.
Dali's creation was supported, both financially and creatively, by Edward James, lifelong patron of the Surrealists and founder of West Dean College. As James' former home, the College holds numerous unique artworks, artefacts and papers, providing inspiration for its students of art, craft and conservation.
Sarka has held a number of solo and joint exhibitions in the UK and abroad. Several of her works are held in private and corporate collections across the world, and a number of pieces have been recently shown in Pallant House Gallery, The Royal College of Art and La Galleria, Pall Mall Gallery, London.
Sarka first studied at West Dean on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (FDAD) and is now in her second year of the Master of Fine Arts at the College.