West Dean's Archivist, Simon Coleman, recently delivered an
evening lecture to introduce the cataloguing of the Edward James
Archive which is currently underway. The talk provided an
introduction to the Cultural Papers and highlighted material found
in both these papers and in other sections of the Edward James
Following an Open Call in 2016, Eva Rothschild was selected to
work with the Master Weavers at West Dean Tapestry Studio to create
a new hand-woven tapestry. The resulting work, The Fallowfield,
extends the artist's exploration of the meeting points between
spirituality, power, visual perception and materiality.
The correspondence between Edward James and Ivan Hicks reveals a
private, intimate side of James and offers a glimpse at the
formative years of Hicks, now considered one of the UK's leading
garden designers and landscape artists.
On May 15th 2018 West Dean College will host a special event
with author Ami Bouhassane to celebrate the publication of Lee
Miller: a Life with Food, Friends, and Recipes as part of the
College's series of Author Talks, co-ordinated by the Creative
Writing department. Programme Leader and author, Martine McDonagh
interviewed Ami for International Women's Day 2018.