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The Size of a Cow

Posted on 8th June 2022

MFA student Philippa shares an insight into her practice and current work considering ways art and agriculture come together.

  • Realising the dream of becoming an artist

    Posted on 31st May 2022

    Foundation Diploma in Art and Design alumna Jo Boddy talks about her career path and what lead her to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an artist.

  • Residencies

    RESOLVE Collective: LIDO exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion

    Posted on 17th May 2022

    LIDO, an exhibition by interdisciplinary design collective RESOLVE, opens at De La Warr Pavillion in May. The exhibition is part of What The Wild Things Are, an artist research collaboration between RESOLVE, Wellcome Collection, De La Warr Pavilion and West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.

  • Metalwork

    A Boss worth Battling for!

    Posted on 19th April 2022

    MA Conservation Studies student Carola, who specialises in Metalwork, considers how best to preserve a heavily corroded shield boss belonging to Worthing Museum.

  • St Philip Howard Life Drawing Day

    Posted on 1st April 2022

    West Dean College of Arts and Conservation recently welcomed 30 budding Year 10 artists from St Philip Howard Catholic School for a life drawing lesson delivered by artist and tutor, Chris Gilvan-Cartwright.

  • Residencies

    Rooted Beings at Wellcome Collection

    Posted on 16th March 2022

    Rooted Beings, a major new exhibition, opens at Wellcome Collection in March; featuring work by Resolve Collective as part of the ‘Re-wilding: Coast, Countryside, City’ commission with partners De La Warr Pavilion, Wellcome Collection and West Dean College.

  • Creative Writing & Publishing

    Late Bloomer

    Posted on 11th March 2022

    MA Creative Writing and Publishing student Eve Kenworthy talks about her experience studying at West Dean College, why she chose to study here, and her career to-date.

  • World Book Day 2022: Five books from the library collection

    Posted on 3rd March 2022

    For World Book Day, West Dean College Librarian Teresa has chosen to highlight a selection of books from the library collection that relate to the programmes taught within the School of Conservation across clocks, metals, furniture, ceramics and books specialisms. 

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