Two Evening Events in April

Evening Lecture: Artist and Weavers at West Dean Tapestry Studio

Thursday 19 April, 5:30-7pm. The Old Library, West Dean College. Free*

West Dean Tapestry Studio has an international reputation for working with leading contemporary arts practitioners. Known for its strong interpretive skills and artistic vision, the studio has an outstanding portfolio including major commissions from John Piper, Tracey Emin, Martin Creed and Henry Moore. Current Master Weaver, Philip Sanderson, will talk about how the Tapestry Studio works with artists to translate their imagery into the medium of tapestry.

*This talk is open to all staff and students, Friends of West Dean College and Gardens, and Friends of Pallant House Gallery. Booking required. Contact: [email protected] for more information.

Evening Lecture: Shelly Goldsmith, Artist's Talk

Sunday 24 April, 5:30-7pm. The Old Library, West Dean College. Free

West Dean Visual Arts is pleased to present a talk by leading textile artist Shelly Goldsmith. Using textile materials and processes as a metaphor, Goldsmith explores how psychological states, emotions and memories associated with human fragility and loss can be made visible in cloth and pre-worn clothing. Goldsmith has exhibited at major galleries and museums in Britain, Europe, the USA and Japan, with work in many notable public collections.

This event is free and open to the public. Booking required. Contact [email protected] for more information.