Pallant House Gallery

View of Pallant House Gallery, a red brick Georgian building with a modern extension
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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: £11
Students (with NUS card and Student ID card): FREE
Children (up to 16 yrs): FREE
Friends of Pallant House Gallery: FREE
Art Fund Members: £5.50
Jobseekers, Carer, DLA, ESA, Museum Association, ICOM: FREE
Cheap Tuesdays: £5
Thursday Evenings (5-8pm) including main exhibition : £5.50
Thursday Evenings (5-8pm) including main exhibition: £5.50
Thursday Evenings (5-8pm) excluding main exhibition: FREE
Group Bookings Available

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums

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.
Pencil drawing of a woman with black hair on her knees facing right. Her head is turned upwards with her mouth wide open and her arms stretched in front of her

Paula Rego: The Sketchbooks

  • 30 September 2017 — 28 January 2018 *on now

A rare opportunity to see Dame Paula Rego's preparatory drawings for her paintings, providing an insight into her remarkable draughtsmanship and the development of her ideas. The exhibition, drawn from her own studio collection and organised in association with the artist and Marlborough Fine Art, features drawings from the 1980s and 90s including studies for some of her most famous works. The exhibition will include previously unseen studies and drawings and provide a new understanding of the work of one of Britain and Portugal’s most loved figurative artists.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE admission to the ground floor including the De’Longhi Print Room, Studio, Garden Gallery and Courtyard. An admission charge applies to the upstairs galleries which supports the Gallery, a registered charity, in all its work.
Adults £12.50
Under 16s, Students (NUS) FREE
Carers FREE
Friends FREE
Tuesdays £6.50
Thursday evenings (5–8pm) £6.50*
* FREE for collection
Other concessions are available.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming-exhibitions/main-galleries/paula-rego-the-sketchbooks

Image of a pencil drawing showing interlocking geometric shapes

An Architect’s Eye: The Peter Collymore Gift

  • 18 October 2017 — 11 February 2018 *on now

A view of Modern British art through the eyes of the architect Peter Collymore, who designed the Library for the Britten-Pears Foundation and whose collection has recently been gifted to Pallant House Gallery. The exhibition includes drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures by Eileen Agar, Antony Caro, Prunella Clough, John Piper and Pablo Picasso.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE admission to the ground floor including the De’Longhi Print Room, Studio, Garden Gallery and Courtyard. An admission charge applies to the upstairs galleries which supports the Gallery, a registered charity, in all its work.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming-exhibitions/delonghi-print-room/an-architectas-eye--the-peter-collymore-gift

Image of a somewhat abstract oil painting of a green valley made with thick strokes of a paintbrush in tones of green and brown,

Spirit in the Mass: Bomberg’s Legacy

  • 21 October 2017 — 4 February 2018 *on now

A display celebrating David Bomberg’s radical influence on the young artists he taught at the Borough Polytechnic between 1945 and 1953, including Dinora Mendelson, Dennis Creffield, Lilian Holt, Leslie Marr and Leon Kossoff. Whilst some exhibited together as the Borough Group, others were influenced by his belief in capturing the pure essence of a subject, which he called the ‘spirit of the mass’.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE admission to the ground floor including the De’Longhi Print Room, Studio, Garden Gallery and Courtyard. An admission charge applies to the upstairs galleries which supports the Gallery, a registered charity, in all its work.
Adults £12.50
Under 16s, Students (NUS) FREE
Carers FREE
Friends FREE
Tuesdays £6.50
Thursday evenings (5–8pm) £6.50*
* FREE for collection
Other concessions are available.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming-exhibitions/main-galleries/spirit-in-the-mass-bombergas-legacy

Image showing a painting of figures dressed in red sitting around a balcony looking towards the right of the picture. Below them in the bottom right corner of the picture are more seated figures dressed in mustard yellow coats and wearing grey top hats.

Bomberg

  • 21 October 2017 — 4 February 2018 *on now

A major review of the life and career of David Bomberg (1890 – 1957), revered as one of the greatest British artists of the 20th century. Taught by Walter Sickert and part of the Slade School of Art’s ‘golden generation’, Bomberg in turn taught artists including Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff, inspiring the formation of the Borough Group in 1946.

Through over 70 works, the exhibition offers a chance to reassess Bomberg’s stylistic evolution, which started with a trip to Paris where he met Picasso, Derain and Modigliani. It explores key themes within the artist’s remarkable career, including engagement with his Jewish East End upbringing and with Yiddish culture, his contribution to pre-war British modernism and his role as a war artist in both World Wars which saw the development of a more figurative and expressionist style. It also illustrates his achievements in landscape painting, in particular those created in Spain and Palestine, and as a graphic artist, alongside a rich sequence of self-portraits and portraits of friends and family.

Marking the 60th anniversary of the artist’s death, the exhibition is curated by Ben Uri Gallery and Museum in association with Pallant House Gallery and draws upon the significant holdings of Bomberg’s work held by both institutions, alongside loans from major public and private collections. After Chichester, it tours to The Laing Art Gallery and Ben Uri during 2018. It will be accompanied by an illustrated monograph.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE admission to the ground floor including the De’Longhi Print Room, Studio, Garden Gallery and Courtyard. An admission charge applies to the upstairs galleries which supports the Gallery, a registered charity, in all its work.
Adults £12.50
Under 16s, Students (NUS) FREE
Carers FREE
Friends FREE
Tuesdays £6.50
Thursday evenings (5–8pm) £6.50*
* FREE for collection
Other concessions are available.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming-exhibitions/main-galleries/bomberg1/bomberg

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.

Study Session: David Bomberg and the Whitechapel Boys

  • 22 November 2017 11am-1:30pm *on now

Explore Bomberg’s place among his Jewish artist peers, including the so-called ‘Whitechapel Boys’. Led by the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum and co-curators of ‘Bomberg’ Rachel Dickson and Sarah MacDougall. Includes book signing and refreshments. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£35 includes admission. Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

Family Activity: One Story

  • 25 November 2017 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 9 December 2017 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 6 January 2018 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 20 January 2018 10:30am-12:30pm

Join us for our family drop-in activity in the creative studio. We’ll be creating a large scale storyboard using props, inspired by the Paula Rego drawings. Led by Claire Westwood. No need to book.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

FREE. Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

Pallant Proms

  • 25 November 2017 12-1pm
  • 27 January 2018 12-1pm

Our partnership with the Royal College of Music continues with recitals by senior students and recent graduates performed on the Gallery’s concert-grade Bösendorfer piano. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

FREE with admission. Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

9+ years: Zoetrope Racehorses

  • 26 November 2017 1:15pm

Be inspired by David Bomberg’s painting ‘Racehorses’ to create your own magical zoetrope using cardboard, paper and glue. Led by Zoe Scammell. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£10 per child. Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

0–4 years: Gestural Drawing

  • 1 December 2017 10:15am-12:15pm

Come and explore the world of gestural drawing. Work together to create a giant drawing, playing with a variety of materials including charcoal. Please come prepared to get messy. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Led by Jenny Staff. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

FREE. Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

Art Library Book Sale

  • 8 December 2017 11am-3pm

Pick up a bargain at our Art Library book sale raising vital funds for future library acquisitions. Cash or cheque only. Be green and bring your own bag.

Admission

FREE

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

Adult Workshop: Animated Expressions

  • 10 December 2017 1-4pm

Taking inspiration from the colours, textures, shapes and marks seen in our Abstract Expressionist works. This workshop will introduce the process of stop frame animation. Led by Kate Reynolds. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£17 Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

5–8 years: Terrific Totes

  • 13 January 2018 10:15am-12:15pm

Using the bold and colourful work of the artist Terry Frost, create a colourful design to screen print onto a mini tote bag. Led by Helen Peters. Children must be accompanied. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£10 per child. Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

Adult Workshop: Painting with Chance

  • 14 January 2018 1-4pm

Do you want to find a way to just get started? Using watercolours and responding to work from our collection, explore the use and element of chance to stimulate new ideas and move away from your comfort zone. Led by Kate Boucher. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£17. Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

Film Screening: David Bomberg: Prophet in No Man’s Land

  • 18 January 2018 6-7:15pm

Exploring the life and work of Bomberg from his beginnings as a Jewish immigrant growing up in London’s East End to his time as a teacher where he influenced a generation of artists, including the members of the Borough Group. Presented by British art historian, Andrew Graham-Dixon. 59 minutes. Followed by a complimentary glass of wine. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£10 (Students £9, Friends £8.50). Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

Guided Tour: Paula Rego: The Sketchbooks

  • 19 January 2018 10:30-11:30am

Take a guided tour of ‘Paula Rego: The Sketchbooks’ with Gallery Guide Michaela Cranmer. Examine Paula Rego’s remarkable draughtsmanship as well as the development of her ideas. Meet at reception. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£5.50 (Students £3) plus admission. Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

15–25 years: Abstract Expression Colour and Line

  • 25 January 2018 4:30-6:30pm

Play with colour and let your imagination go free working on a large scale with paint using clothes and fingers. Let the canvas tip and the paint drip. Add layers of detail with brushes and pens, dip pen and inks. Led by Claire Westwood. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

FREE. Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

Talk: Paula Rego’s Drawings

  • 25 January 2018 6-7pm

Discover how the practice of drawing has always been central to the work of Paula Rego in this hour-long talk delivered by Colin Wiggins, Special Projects Curator at the National Gallery, London. Followed by a complimentary glass of wine. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£10 (Students £9, Friends £8.50) Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

9+ years: P is for Paolozzi

  • 28 January 2018 1:15-3:15pm

Make a sculpture like Eduardo Paolozzi by using what other people throw away. Bring a shoebox packed with small boxes, tubes, lids or old discs. Led by Janet Sang. Children must be accompanied. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£10 per child. Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

0–4 years: Building Bridges

  • 2 February 2018 10:15am-12:15pm

Explore how to transform a space through building bridges. Join us in a group challenge to create dynamic three-dimensional connections across the whole room. Led by Jenny Staff. Children must be accompanied. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

FREE. Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

Adult Workshop: Winter Landscape

  • 11 February 2018 1-4pm

Work with winter imagery in an impressionist painting style in this landscape-based workshop reflecting the American painter Thomas Buford Meteyard's close links to Monet at Giverny. Led by Sue Halloway. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£17. Contact 01243 774557/info@pallant.org.uk to book.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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