Pallant House Gallery
Pallant House Gallery
9 North Pallant
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
Museum, Gallery, Historic house or home
Sun & Bank Holiday Monday 12.30-17.00
Closed: All Day Mondays
25,26 December, 1 January
Family Ticket: £17
Children (5-15): £2.30
Cheap Tuesdays: Half Price
Group Bookings Available
- 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.
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.
Eric Ravilious: Prints
- 8 October — 8 December 2013 *on now
Eric Ravilious (1903-24) is a major figure in the history of early 20th-century British art. His work is rooted in the landscape of pre-war and early wartime England, particularly the South Downs in Sussex, where he grew up.
This exhibition, timed to coincide with the publication of a new monograph, includes woodcuts, lithographs and blocks by the celebrated artist.
De' Longhi Print Room.
The Nicholsons and their Circle: The Mill House Collection
- 12 October 2013 — 1 February 2014 *on now
The Nicholsons were a significant family of artists who, along with their circle of friends, had a major impact on Modern British art in the first half of the 20th Century, most famously through the close association of Ben Nicholson with the artistic legacy of St Ives.
This exhibition of paintings and drawings, drawn from a rare private collection, explores the many and varied connections between members of the family such as William, EQ, Ben, and Winifred Nicholson and friends including Lucian Freud and John Craxton who congregated at the home of EQ at Alderholt Mill House, near Fordingbridge in Hampshire.
Sean Scully: Triptychs
- 2 November 2013 — 26 January 2014 *on now
In a career spanning over thirty years, Sean Scully (b.1945) has gained international prominence as one of the most admired painters in the abstract tradition, fusing the traditions of European painting with the distinct character of American abstraction.
This exhibition features a selection of Scully's Triptych paintings to mark the Gallery's major acquisition of the work 'Pink Dark Triptych' (2011).
Pauline Boty: Pop Artist and Woman
- 30 November 2013 — 9 February 2014 *on now
Pauline Boty (1938-1966) was a leading figure in the pop art movement of the 1960s until her death aged just 28, producing work exploring themes of female sexuality, gender, race and politics.
Largely overlooked until now, this is the first public exhibition to survey Boty’s career as a whole, reinstating her at the forefront of British Pop Art. It features paintings, collages and ephemera from public and private collections including rarely seen pieces that have not been exhibited for 40 years. A touring exhibition from WAVE
Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War
- 15 February — 1 June 2014
The Sandham Memorial Chapel in Burghclere, Hampshire is widely upheld as one of the greatest war monuments of the twentieth century, built to house Stanley Spencer's celebrated mural cycle in honour of "the forgotten dead" of the First World War.
Throughout 2014 Spencer's murals, which have been permanently displayed inside the chapel since its completion in 1932, will be removed for restoration.
Pallant House Gallery will present the complete cycle of predella and lunette mural paintings as part of an exhibition of paintings and drawings organised in collaboration with the National Trust.