Pallant House Gallery

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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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: £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.

Alice Kettle: Odyssey

  • 18 October 2014 — 1 May 2015 *on now

An installation of two stitched wall-hangings in the stairwell of the Queen Anne townhouse by Alice Kettle (b.1961), one of Britain’s leading textile artists. Whilst recalling the tradition of huge figurative tapestries in historic houses, these works use stitch in a contemporary manner as a gesture to create painterly effects with rich surface textures. The two works draw upon Homer’s enduring epic narrative poem The Odyssey, following the journey of Odysseus home to Ithaca after the Trojan Wars.

Admission

Please check before visiting.

Website

http://www.pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/current-exhibitions/installations/alice-kettle-odyssey

British Self-Portraits: Highlights from the Ruth Borchard Collection

  • 18 October 2014 — 31 May 2015 *on now

The writer Ruth Borchard (1910 - 2000) amassed one of the most significant collections of self-portraits by British artists. Setting herself a ceiling of 21 guineas for a picture irrespective of the artist's fame or reputation, she acquired 100 pictures including oil paintings, watercolours and pencil and ink drawings which provide a fascinating overview of British art during the twentieth century.

The core of the exhibition focuses on the portraits Borchard collected during the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, during which time she began to both seek out emerging artists at art school exhibitions, while also approaching more established artists. The exhibition traces the development of modern British art through Neo-Romanticism, the Euston Road School, the London Group and the Pop Art movement ranging from portraits made by artists practicing in the 1930s and 1940s including Michael Ayrton, Cecil Collins and Ithell Colquhoun, to those who found prominence in the post-war era such as Peter Coker, Jean Cooke, Roger Hilton, Peter Phillips, David Tindle and Ewan Uglow.

Admission

Please check before visiting.

Admission is free to the ground floor including the Garden Gallery and De'Longhi Print Room.

Pallant House Gallery is a registered charity. By adding an optional donation to your ticket, you will help support the Gallery preserve the Collections for future generations and maintain its critically-acclaimed exhibitions and pioneering Learning and Community programmes.

Website

http://www.pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/current-exhibitions/main-galleries/british-self-portraits

Joseph Emberton: The Architecture of Display

  • 18 February — 17 May 2015 *on now

Emberton (1889-1956) was one of the most important architects in Britain during the first half of the 20th century. He designed the striking Royal Corinthian Yacht Club at Burnham-on-Crouch (1931) which represented Britain at the International Exhibition of Modern Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1932.

Five years later, two more buildings - the celebrated Simpsons of Piccadilly department store (now Waterstone’s flagship bookstore) for which László Moholy-Nagy designed displays, and the Southsea branch of Timothy Whites were selected by MoMA for the exhibition Modern Architecture in England. What was it about these buildings that made the most influential commentators on modern architecture take note?

The exhibition coincides with the major retrospective of the work of Leon Underwood, who was a lifelong friend and fellow-student of Emberton at the Royal College of Art. Underwood created sculptures which adorned one of Emberton’s buildings and furthermore Underwood’s son married Emberton’s daughter.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/forthcoming-exhibitions/delonghi-print-room/joseph-emberton-and-the-architecture-of-display

The Wood Engravings of Gertrude Hermes and Blair Hughes Stanton

  • 7 March — 14 June 2015 *on now

Gertrude Hermes and Blair Hughes-Stanton were two of the leading British wood engravers of the Twentieth-century.

They married after meeting in the exhilarating atmosphere of Leon Underwood’s Brook Green School of Drawing and during the 1920s and 30s they created complex and skilled wood engravings of the human form and natural world, as well as important illustrated books.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/forthcoming-exhibitions/main-galleries/gertrude-hermes-blair-hughes-stanton

Black and white drawing of a young man wearing a hat and smoking a pipe, staring directly at the viewer

Leon Underwood: Figure and Rhythm

  • 7 March — 14 June 2015 *on now

The first major museum retrospective for over forty years of the British artist Leon Underwood (1890-1975), who was described as ‘the precursor of modern sculpture in Britain’.

A significant influence on pupils such as Henry Moore and Eileen Agar, Underwood created a diverse body of paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/forthcoming-exhibitions/main-galleries/leon-underwood-figure-and-rhythm/leon-underwood-figure-and-rhythm

Drawing the Nude: From Manet to Auerbach

  • 20 May — 19 July 2015

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

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

  • 13 June — 20 November 2015

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's 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.
The facade of Pallant House Gallery with its Queen Anne townhouse and contemporary extension.

Free Open Weekend

  • 26 April 2015 11am-5pm *on now

Entry to the collections and all temporary exhibitions including the major show ‘Leon Underwood: Figure and Rhythm’ will be entirely FREE. Throughout the weekend join 15 minute Spotlight Art Talks on key works from the Gallery’s permanent collection of Modern British art, from David Bomberg to Ben Nicholson, Richard Hamilton to Graham Sutherland.

Join Free Drop-In Creative Workshops and create your own works inspired by the collections and temporary exhibitions (see website for further details).

Discover unusual archive material and special edition books, portfolios and prints housed in the Pallant House Gallery Library with Inside the Boxes: Explore the Archive.

The Pallant Bookshop is offering 10% off all weekend (some exclusions apply) and visitors can enjoy a delicious lunch and sweet treats in the Pallant Kitchen. There will be free coffees all weekend from the Gallery’s Headline Sponsor De’Longhi.

For a full timetable of the activities on offer please visit our website.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/free-open-weekend--2526-april

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Guided Tour of the Gallery Collection (Living with Dementia Festival 2015)

  • 28 April 2015 10:30am-12:30pm

The newly formed Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership (CCLP) launches the Living with Dementia Festival from April - June 2015 to encourage those living with dementia to engage with the rich offering of arts and culture in the region. There will be a range of dementia-friendly events in and around Chichester at Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre, Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, The Novium, The Otter Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, and The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.

Pallant House Gallery's Learning and Community Programme runs a range of creative workshops throughout the year. During the Living with Dementia Festival, we encourage people living with dementia and their carers to join and try out these activities.

A Gallery Guide will give a general tour looking at key works in the collections, followed by refreshments in the Studio.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.50 (includes refreshments) All sessions require booking. Please contact: s.peaty@pallant.org.uk Tel: 07788489536

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/april-2015/guided-tour-of-the-gallery-collection

Image showing a group of people sitting and listening to a talk in an art gallery

Art Views (Living with Dementia Festival 2015)

  • 5 May 2015 1:30-3:30pm
  • 21 May 2015 1:30-3:30pm
  • 29 May 2015 10:30am-12pm

The newly formed Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership (CCLP) launches the Living with Dementia Festival from April - June 2015 to encourage those living with dementia to engage with the rich offering of arts and culture in the region. There will be a range of dementia-friendly events in and around Chichester at Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre, Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, The Novium, The Otter Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, and The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.

Art Views provides an opportunity for people to look at, explore and discuss 5–6 selected artworks from the Pallant House Gallery collections. The discussions are facilitated by an artist educator and stimulating conversations often emerge from different interpretations and responses to the art works. One hour art discussions are followed by tea and cake in the Gallery Studio.

Pallant House Gallery's Learning and Community Programme runs a range of creative workshops throughout the year. During the Living with Dementia Festival, we encourage people living with dementia and their carers to join and try out these activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.50 (includes refreshments) All sessions require booking.

Please contact: s.peaty@pallant.org.uk Tel: 07788489536

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/living-with-dementia-festival-2015

View of Pallant House Gallery, a red brick Georgian building with a modern extension

Care For Art (Creative Workshop) (Living with Dementia Festival 2015)

  • 12 May 2015 10:30am-12:30pm

Care for Art runs monthly two hour workshops on a wide range of creative activities for carers with an interest in art. The theme of the May workshop is Creative Response in Clay, exploring hand building clay techniques in response to an artwork.

The newly formed Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership (CCLP) launches the Living with Dementia Festival from April - June 2015 to encourage those living with dementia to engage with the rich offering of arts and culture in the region. There will be a range of dementia-friendly events in and around Chichester at Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre, Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, The Novium, The Otter Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, and The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.

Pallant House Gallery's Learning and Community Programme runs a range of creative workshops throughout the year. During the Living with Dementia Festival, we encourage people living with dementia and their carers to join and try out these activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.50 (includes refreshments) All sessions require booking.

Please contact: s.peaty@pallant.org.uk Tel: 07788489536

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/may-2015/care-for-art-creative-workshop

The facade of Pallant House Gallery with its Queen Anne townhouse and contemporary extension.

The Body: Life Drawing and Dance

  • 14 May 2015 6-10:30pm

A late night opening with Gallery-wide activities based around the theme of the body to tie in with the Leon Underwood: Figure and Rhythm and Drawing the Nude exhibitions. As part of Museums at Night 2015, there will be one off experiences including life drawing and interpretative dance performances. Special dining options in The Pallant Kitchen with music in the courtyard will make for an unmissable evening at the Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Look out for further details via the Gallery eBulletin, website and Facebook page.

Website

http://www.pallant.org.uk

View of Pallant House Gallery, a red brick Georgian building with a modern extension

Experiment with Clay workshop (Living with Dementia Festival 2015)

  • 2 June 2015 1:30-3:30pm

Learning different techniques explore and discover how you like to work with clay.

The newly formed Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership (CCLP) launches the Living with Dementia Festival from April - June 2015 to encourage those living with dementia to engage with the rich offering of arts and culture in the region. There will be a range of dementia-friendly events in and around Chichester at Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre, Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, The Novium, The Otter Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, and The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.

Pallant House Gallery's Learning and Community Programme runs a range of creative workshops throughout the year. During the Living with Dementia Festival, we encourage people living with dementia and their carers to join and try out these activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.50 (includes refreshments) All sessions require booking.

Please contact: s.peaty@pallant.org.uk Tel: 07788489536

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/events/all-events/2014-2015/june-2015/experiment-with-clay-workshop

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