Pallant House Gallery

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Pallant House Gallery is a unique combination of a Grade 1 listed Queen Anne townhouse and an award-winning contemporary extension. It is based in the heart of Chichester and holds one of the best collections of Modern British art in the country.

There is an extensive temporary exhibition programme including international touring exhibitions and print room shows. Facilities include 19 gallery spaces, a library, a prints and drawings room, a studio workshop, a shop, a cafe and a courtyard garden.

'In its new incarnation, Pallant House Gallery has just become my favourite venue for Modern British art' Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00
Thurs 10.00-20.00
Sun & Bank Holiday Monday 12.30-17.00

Closed: All Day Mondays
25,26 December, 1 January

Admission charges

Adults: £8.50
Students: £4.00
Family Ticket: £20
Children (6-16): £2.30
Children (under 6): Free
Cheap Tuesdays: Half Price
Group Bookings Available

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Pallant House Gallery holds one of the best collections of Modern British art in the country. It might be called a 'collection of collections' and provides an overview of British art in the 20th century through the individual tastes and concerns of the different collectors: Walter Hussey, Charles Kearley and Colin St John Wilson.

Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Featured artists include: Frank Auerbach, Peter Blake, David Bomberg, Patrick Caulfield, Lucian Freud, Richard Hamilton, Barbara Hepworth, Ivon Hitchens, Fernand Leger, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, Pablo Picasso, John Piper, Ceri Richards, Bridget Riley, Gino Severini, Walter Sickert and Graham Sutherland.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Image showing a sketch of a woman reclining on a  in the nude as she is attended by a black servant

Drawing the Nude: From Manet to Auerbach

  • 20 May — 19 July 2015 *on now

Inspired by Leon Underwood's revolutionary approach to life drawing this exhibition selected from the Pallant House Gallery collection explores how a range of modern and historic artists depicted the human form, including life drawings by Eric Gill, Michael Andrews, William Coldstream, Peter de Francia and Frank Auerbach.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/forthcoming-exhibitions/delonghi-print-room/drawing-the-nude-from-manet-to-auerbach

Image of a photograph showing two ceramic sculptures of people against a wall made of white rocks

Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures

  • 13 June — 25 October 2015 *on now

Over forty figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. A self-taught Indian artist Nek Chand’s sculptures reflect his intuitive approach to creating and the display reflects the ethos of Outside In; the Gallery’s flagship project providing a platform for artists who define themselves as facing barriers to the art world.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/forthcoming-exhibitions/courtyard-gallery

St Ives and British Modernism: The George and Ann Dannatt Collection

  • 13 June — 20 November 2015 *on now

Marking the centenary of George Dannatt’s birth in 1915, this exhibition explores one of the Gallery’s most significant donations, the George and Ann Dannatt Gift, which includes a largely unseen and newly conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including Terry Frost, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson and John Tunnard.

The collection was one of the most significant private collections of its type, not least because Dannatt was a friend of many of the artists, and was himself an abstract artist. A selection of his own works will be included in the display, as well as archival photographs of the Dannatts with their artist friends and rare artists’ books and illustrated volumes. In addition to the St Ives Group, the collection includes works by artists associated with a poetic strain of Neo-Romanticism in Britain, including Paul Nash, David Jones, Prunella Clough and Keith Vaughan, as well as interesting prints by international artists such as Jean Arp and Eduardo Chillida.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/forthcoming-exhibitions/main-galleries/st-ives-and-british-modernism

Oil painting of a street scene with a cathedral in the background

Sickert in Dieppe

  • 4 July — 4 October 2015

The British artist Walter Sickert (1860-1942) had a sustained fascination with the fashionable seaside resort of Dieppe in France. Sickert maintained close personal links with the town from childhood and first visited as a practising artist during the early 1880s.

After spending his honeymoon in Dieppe in 1885 he returned nearly every summer until the age of sixty-two, including an interval between 1898 and 1905 when he took up fulltime residence in the fishing quarter and its surrounding environs.

This exhibition demonstrates that Sickert was uniquely positioned in Dieppe to form a bridge between British painters and the development of modern art on the continent.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/forthcoming-exhibitions/main-galleries/sickerts-dieppe-the-art-of-modern-life

David Jones: Vision and Memory

  • 24 October 2015 — 1 February 2016

The visionary artist and poet David Jones (1895–1974) was that rare thing, a complete artist, one who produced wholly original work in both the visual arts and literature.

He was an exceptional draughtsman, an engraver, painter, and poet of note, and maker of beautiful and idiosyncratic inscriptions. Anything he turned his hand to drew remarkable talent from within him, and he was widely admired both as an artist and a writer. Within the orbit of Eric Gill he became arguably the greatest wood engraver of the twentieth century, then in 1928 Ben Nicholson, struck by the originality of his early paintings, invited him to join the 7and 5 Society (members included Cedric Morris, Winifred Nicholson and Christopher Wood). Kenneth Clark, who in 1936 thought him ‘in many ways, the most gifted of all the young British painters’, by the late 1960s considered him ‘absolutely unique – a remarkable genius’.

The exhibition at Pallant House Gallery collects together some 80 works from throughout his creative life, ranging from early sketches from the trenches of the Western Front to his late, great chalice paintings and inscriptions, in a timely reassessment of his position in twentieth-century British art. Given that many of his finest paintings were executed in delicate washes of watercolour, a medium very difficult to reproduce in print, they will surely be a revelation when seen together here.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/forthcoming-exhibitions/main-galleries/david-jones-vision-and-memory

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Gallery Tour

  • 4 — 5 July 2015 2-2:30pm
  • 11 — 12 July 2015 2-2:30pm
  • 18 — 19 July 2015 2-2:30pm
  • 25 — 26 July 2015 2-2:30pm
  • 1 — 2 August 2015 2-2:30pm
  • 8 — 9 August 2015 2-2:30pm
  • 15 — 16 August 2015 2-2:30pm
  • 22 — 23 August 2015 2-2:30pm
  • 29 — 30 August 2015 2-2:30pm
  • 5 — 6 September 2015 2-2:30pm
  • 12 — 13 September 2015 2-2:30pm
  • 19 — 20 September 2015 2-2:30pm
  • 26 — 27 September 2015 2-2:30pm

A half-hour guided tour providing fascinating insights into our collections and displays. Whether exploring themes such as portraits or landscape, or telling stories behind particular artworks, each week will be different.

Pallant House Gallery's collection of Modern British art is frequently described as one of the best in the UK. Discover important works by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Ivon Hitchens, Henry Moore, John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Patrick Caulfield, Michael Andrews, Peter Blake and many more. Regularly changing curated displays introduce key themes running through the collections. This season's new displays explore the influence of Cubism, abstraction, and Surrealism in the 1930s, as well as a group of landscapes of Spain by British artists.

Admission

Free with Gallery admission. No booking required. Please meet at reception.

Website

http://www.pallant.org.uk/events/tours

St Ives, Europe

  • 2 July 2015 From 6pm

In this illustrated talk Prof. Brandon Taylor, Emeritus Professor at the University of Southampton, will consider the place of St Ives modernism within the wider compass of European post-war art, and the collection formed by George and Ann Dannatt as a result of their travels in Cornwall and further afield. He will discuss questions of style, regionalism and the major artistic changes governing the visual arts in the period of their collecting activity. A signing of the newly published catalogue will follow.

Unless otherwise stated, ticket booking for the forthcoming events season (starting 4 July 2015) opens to the public on Tuesday 30 June 2015. Booking opens for Pallant House Gallery Friends on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

If you would like to book tickets to our events, please telephone the Gallery on 01243 774557 unless otherwise stated. The booking office is closed on Mondays

Admission

£10 (Friends £8.50, Students £9)

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/july-2015/st-ives-europe

Stradivarius Concert

  • 11 July 2015 From 6pm

This year's concert will be on a French theme to coincide with the 'Sickert in Dieppe' exhibition and will Debussy Piano Trio
Faure - Elegie in C minor
Saint-Saens - The Swan from Carnival
Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccios
Debussy - La Cathedral Engloutie and Ravel - Piano Trio. Andrew Bernardi will lead on the Stradivarius and be joined by Maria Marchant on piano, Jonathan Few on cello and Bruce Martin on flute. If you would like to book tickets to our events, please telephone
the Gallery on 01243 774557 unless otherwise stated. The booking
office is closed on Mondays.

Admission

Tickets £60 to include drinks and canapé reception.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/july-2015/stradivarius-concert

Uncovering Sickert’s Dieppe, Curator’s Stories

  • 16 July 2015 From 6pm

Through an extraordinary range of subjects, Sickert expressed his enduring fascination with everyday life in Dieppe that spanned over four decades. Katy Norris, Curator at Pallant House Gallery, tells the stories involved in tracking down more than 80 painting, prints and drawings lent from public and private collections throughout the UK and France. A signing of the accompanying Sickert in Dieppe catalogue will follow.

Unless otherwise stated, ticket booking for the forthcoming events season (starting 4 July 2015) opens to the public on Tuesday 30 June 2015. Booking opens for Pallant House Gallery Friends on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

If you would like to book tickets to our events, please telephone the Gallery on 01243 774557 unless otherwise stated. The booking office is closed on Mondays.

Admission

£10 (Friends £8.50, Students £9)

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/july-2015/uncovering-sickertas-dieppe

Creating Untitled - A creative youth group

  • 16 July 2015 4:30-6:30pm
  • 23 July 2015 4:30-6:30pm

Creating Untitled is a free creative youth group open to young people aged 13 – 18, which is run in series, each with a different creative focus. Booking is essential as places are limited. For more information on either scheme email Natalie Franklin, Learning Programme Manager, on n.franklin@pallant.org.uk

After the success of Creating Untitled: Arts Award (Bronze), Creating Untitled is back for the summer. We will be running four creative workshops focusing on the Gallery’s portrait collection, and one drop-in summer event.

If you would like to book tickets to our events, please telephone the Gallery on 01243 774557 unless otherwise stated. The booking office is closed on Mondays.

Admission

Free

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/july-2015/creating-untitled--a-creative-youth-group

Art Views

  • 16 July 2015 1:30-3:30pm
  • 24 July 2015 10:30am-12pm

A unique opportunity to look at and discuss selected works from the Gallery collections. These informal sessions are open to anyone interested in joining an art discussion and are also dementia friendly. If you would like to have more details about the artwork to be discussed in each session, please contact Sandra Peaty or Lucy Greenfield. The sessions are followed by tea and cake in the Studio.

Booking is essential, please contact Sandra Peaty or Lucy Greenfield on community@pallant.org.uk or 07788489536

Admission

£3.50 (includes refreshments) All sessions require booking.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/july-2015/art-views

Children's Workshop - Nek Chand Colourful Mosaics

  • 18 July 2015 10:15am-12:15pm

Create a 2D mosaic title, inspired by our courtyard installation of mosaic sculptures by Indian artist Nek Chand. Using a mosaic technique decorate your tile with an assortment of coloured and patterned ceramic pieces.

5-8 years, children must be accompanied by a parent/carer

Unless otherwise stated, ticket booking for the forthcoming events season (starting 4 July 2015) opens to the public on Tuesday 30 June 2015. Booking opens for Pallant House Gallery Friends on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

If you would like to book tickets to our events, please telephone the Gallery on 01243 774557 unless otherwise stated. The booking office is closed on Mondays.

Admission

£10 per child

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/july-2015/childrens-workshops--nek-chand-colourful-mosaics

Sickert’s Shop Fronts (Sunday Art Classes)

  • 19 July 2015 1-4pm

Create your own Sickert inspired shop front scene. Explore our summer exhibition Sickert in Dieppe’ and using photographs of Chichester’s high street shops, make a series of pen and ink drawings and from your studies make a final print. All participants will be emailed a workshop information sheet prior to the workshop.

Unless otherwise stated, ticket booking for the forthcoming events season (starting 4 July 2015) opens to the public on Tuesday 30 June 2015. Booking opens for Pallant House Gallery Friends on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

If you would like to book tickets to our events, please telephone the Gallery on 01243 774557 unless otherwise stated. The booking office is closed on Mondays.

Admission

£17

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/july-2015/sickertas-shop-fronts-sunday-art-classes

Back and Forth across the Channel, Sickert’s Networks in Dieppe 

  • 23 July 2015 From 6pm

Sickert cemented some of his most memorable friendships while staying in Dieppe. From summer 1885, Jacques-Émile Blanche and Edgar Degas introduced him to a Paris art world far beyond the reach of many British artists. Anna Gruetzner Robins will explore how Dieppe became a meeting point for some of the successive communities of artists and writers, through which Sickert's commitment to internationalism grew.

Unless otherwise stated, ticket booking for the forthcoming events season (starting 4 July 2015) opens to the public on Tuesday 30 June 2015. Booking opens for Pallant House Gallery Friends on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

If you would like to book tickets to our events, please telephone the Gallery on 01243 774557 unless otherwise stated. The booking office is closed on Mondays.

Admission

£10 (Friends £8.50, Students £9)

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/july-2015/back-and-forth-across-the-channel-sickertas-networks-in-dieppe

Recycled Figures

  • 28 July 2015 10:15am-12:15pm, 2:15-4:15pm

Explore the courtyard installation of sculptures by Indian artist Nek Chand. Be inspired by the colour, decoration and use of found objects. Design your own figure or character and decorate with a range of recycled and found materials to bring your character to life. Please bring found objects from home that you are happy to recycle - buttons, pieces of old toys, jewellery or anything else. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer willing to create. Please ensure you all wear suitable clothing.

Unless otherwise stated, ticket booking for the forthcoming events season (starting 4 July 2015) opens to the public on Tuesday 30 June 2015. Booking opens for Pallant House Gallery Friends on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

If you would like to book tickets to our events, please telephone the Gallery on 01243 774557 unless otherwise stated. The booking office is closed on Mondays.

Admission

Free (Booking essential) (5–11 years + parent/carer)

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/july-2015/recycled-figures-am-5-11-years

Artwork of the Month (Workshop) - Flowers (1942) by Ivon Hitchens

  • 29 July 2015 1-3pm

Hitchens is best known for his landscapes but he also painted a large number of still life paintings of flowers. A true lover of nature, he commented "I love flowers, I love flowers for painting" which is evident in the colours, shapes and brushstrokes of July's Artwork of the Month. Learn more about Hitchens' individual approach to flower painting and then in the workshop, from a display of summer flowers and an arrangement of vases, create a loose, expressive painting that reflects the warmth of July, Hitchens' use of colour and fluid forms. With Gallery Guide Jillie Moss and Artist Educator Claire Westwood. All participants will be emailed a workshop information sheet prior to the workshop.

Did you know you can also join the free Artwork of the Month talk at 11.30am on the morning of each workshop?

Unless otherwise stated, ticket booking for the forthcoming events season (starting 4 July 2015) opens to the public on Tuesday 30 June 2015. Booking opens for Pallant House Gallery Friends on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

If you would like to book tickets to our events, please telephone the Gallery on 01243 774557 unless otherwise stated. The booking office is closed on Mondays.

Admission

£12

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/july-2015/artwork-of-the-month--ivon-hitchens

Artwork of the Month (Talk) - Flowers (1942) by Ivon Hitchens

  • 29 July 2015 11:30am-12:30pm

Hitchens is best known for his landscapes but he also painted a large number of still life paintings of flowers. A true lover of nature, he commented "I love flowers, I love flowers for painting" which is evident in the colours, shapes and brushstrokes of July's Artwork of the Month. Learn more about Hitchens' individual approach to flower painting and then in the workshop, from a display of summer flowers and an arrangement of vases, create a loose, expressive painting that reflects the warmth of July, Hitchens' use of colour and fluid forms. With Gallery Guide Jillie Moss and Artist Educator Claire Westwood.

you can also join the free Artwork of the Month workshop at 1pm in the afternoon of each talk.

Unless otherwise stated, ticket booking for the forthcoming events season (starting 4 July 2015) opens to the public on Tuesday 30 June 2015. Booking opens for Pallant House Gallery Friends on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

If you would like to book tickets to our events, please telephone the Gallery on 01243 774557 unless otherwise stated. The booking office is closed on Mondays.

Admission

Free with Gallery admission (booking not required)

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/july-2015/artwork-of-the-month-talk--ivon-hitchens

Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures

  • 30 July 2015 From 6pm

John Maizels, Founder of Raw Vision magazine and Trustee of the Nek Chand Foundation, delves into the working practice of self-taught Outsider artist Nek Chand.

Unless otherwise stated, ticket booking for the forthcoming events season (starting 4 July 2015) opens to the public on Tuesday 30 June 2015. Booking opens for Pallant House Gallery Friends on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

If you would like to book tickets to our events, please telephone the Gallery on 01243 774557 unless otherwise stated. The booking office is closed on Mondays.

Admission

£10 (Friends £8.50, Students £9)

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/july-2015/nek-chand-the-rock-garden-sculptures

Pallant House Gallery
9 North Pallant
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1TJ
England

Website

www.pallant.org.uk

E-mail

General Enquiries

info@pallant.org.uk

Telephone

01243 774557

Fax

01243 536038

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