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.
Image of a painting of a dead hare lying on a table

A Different Light: British Neo-Romanticism

  • 10 June — 24 September 2017 *on now

British Neo-Romanticism refers to the lyrical, mystical and often poetic work of a group of young artists during and just after the Second World War. This exhibition explores the personal and artistic journeys taken by Jankel Adler, Prunella Clough, Robert Colquhoun, John Craxton, Leslie Hurry, Robert MacBryde, Paul Nash, John Piper, Graham Sutherland and Keith Vaughan.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £12.50*
Children (Up to 16 yrs): Free
Friends of Pallant House Gallery: Free
Art Fund Members: £6.50**
Students (with NUS card and Student ID card): Free
Jobseekers, DLA, ESA, PIP, Carers with registered disabled person: Free
Museums Association, ICOM: Free

* Incl. £1.50 voluntary donation/Gift Aid
**Incl. £1 voluntary donation/Gift Aid

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/main-galleries/a-different-light-british-neo-romanticism

Lucian Freud: Early Works

  • 1 July — 1 October 2017 *on now

Celebrating three new long-term loans to the Gallery of early works by Lucian Freud, this display showcases works which reveal Freud’s sharp and meticulous early technique. The three newly loaned works - ‘Interior Scene’ (1948), ‘Girl with Fig Leaf’ (1948) and ‘Portrait of a Girl’ (1950) - are accompanied by works from the Gallery’s permanent collection, including ‘Self-Portrait with Hyacinth in Pot’ (1947-48), ‘Portrait of John Craxton’ (c.1942) and ‘Unripe Tangerine’ (1946). The display also includes a selection of books featuring drawings and designs by Freud during the late forties and early fifties.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £12.50*
Children (Up to 16 yrs): Free
Friends of Pallant House Gallery: Free
Art Fund Members: £6.50**
Students (with NUS card and Student ID card): Free
Jobseekers, DLA, ESA, PIP, Carers with registered disabled person: Free
Museums Association, ICOM: Free

* Incl. £1.50 voluntary donation/Gift Aid
**Incl. £1 voluntary donation/Gift Aid

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/main-galleries/collection-displays

Image of a painting of a girl sitting looking to the left with her chin in her hand

William Coldstream: Measuring Reality

  • 1 July — 1 October 2017 *on now

A display of paintings and drawings by William Coldstream drawn from the significant collection of Professor Colin St John Wilson. Commissioned portraits, intimate figure studies, and architectural and urban landscapes give a fascinating insight into Coldstream’s focused and highly personal engagement with his subject matter.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £12.50*
Children (Up to 16 yrs): Free
Friends of Pallant House Gallery: Free
Art Fund Members: £6.50**
Students (with NUS card and Student ID card): Free
Jobseekers, DLA, ESA, PIP, Carers with registered disabled person: Free
Museums Association, ICOM: Free

* Incl. £1.50 voluntary donation/Gift Aid
**Incl. £1 voluntary donation/Gift Aid

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/main-galleries/william-coldstream-measuring-reality

Image of a painting showing a young man wearing green sitting in a chair

John Minton: A Centenary

  • 1 July — 1 October 2017 *on now

A major exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of British artist John Minton (1917 – 1957). A charismatic and complex artist, Minton was a Bohemian figure in London during the 1940s and 50s and a close friend of artists and writers including Michael Ayrton, Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde, Lucian Freud, W.S. Graham and Keith Vaughan. Himself influenced by artists such as Samuel Palmer and Graham Sutherland, as a tutor at Camberwell School of Art and the Royal College of Art he was also highly influential to the next generation of figurative artists in Britain.

The exhibition spans Minton’s achievements as a painter of highly evocative landscapes, including his moving depictions of bomb-damaged London; his focus on exotic subject matter during the late 1940s and 1950s inspired by extensive travels to countries such as Corsica, Spain and Jamaica; his remarkable draftsmanship evidenced in figurative work including sensitive portraits of young men, a reference to his own tortured homosexuality; and the ambitious work produced in the late 1950s exploring historical and current events such as the death of Nelson, examined in the context of the genre of history painting, and contemporary photography.

The exhibition is curated by Simon Martin, Artistic Director at Pallant House Gallery, and Frances Spalding, art historian and biographer of Minton.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £10
Children (Up to 16 yrs): Free
Friends of Pallant House Gallery: Free
Art Fund Members: £5
Students (with NUS card and Student ID card): Free
Jobseekers, DLA, ESA, PIP, Carers with registered disabled person: Free
Museums Association, ICOM: Free

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming-exhibitions/main-galleries/john-minton-a-centenary

An etching showing a woman looking out at the viewer with her hands held up in the air with an expression of fear or disgust on her face

Women Artists: The Female Gaze

  • 28 July — 15 October 2017 *on now

Women have always been the subject of art produced by male artists and have historically been idealized as muse to invoke a particular view of beauty. This exhibition seeks to challenge these traditional narratives of femininity by looking at women artists’ representations of women. Drawn from Pallant House Gallery’s collection, it includes works by Laura Knight, Cathie Pilkington, Paula Rego, Kiki Smith and Suzanne Valadon.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/delonghi-print-room/women-artists-the-female-gaze

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.

Creative Space

  • 20 September 2017 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 11 October 2017 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 15 November 2017 10:30am-4:30pm

Practical courses for those who want to be creative but aren’t sure where to begin. Learn how to draw, paint and create collages in a friendly and supportive environment. Led by Katie Sollohub.

Drawing for the Terrified
Weds 5 April, 10.30am–4.30pm
Using charcoal, graphite, pen and pencil, you will be encouraged to experiment and make marks with no subject in mind. Learn exercises to help you relax and worry less about the outcomes as you move on to simple subject matters and are inspired to keep drawing at home.

Creative Collage
Weds 24 May, 10.30am–4.30pm
Working from a simple still life or imagery you find in the Gallery you will cut and tear shapes in coloured paper, draw simple lines with felt tips, crayons and pastels and learn how to notice spaces. Arrange your collage back in the Studio, where the creative fun really begins.

Creative Collage: Inspired by the Figure
Weds 21 June, 10.30am–4.30pm
Using a model for inspiration, you will cut and tear shapes, scribble, capture lines of rhythm and movement, and compose a series of quick studies from the figure.

Expressive/Experimental Drawing from Still Life
Weds 20 Sept, 10.30am–4.30pm
Prepare to get messy and play with charcoal, ink and other drawing materials. Work freely and create an expressive response to a still life without worrying about accuracy. Anything goes, including lots of rubbing out, drawing over the top, and even ripping up!

Introduction to Paint: Painting Black and White
Weds 11 Oct, 10.30am–4.30pm
Using only black and white paint is an excellent way to really understand how paint feels and moves. Using acrylics and painting mediums for mixing and glazing, make abstract marks before moving on to a simple subject matter.

Introduction to Paint: Painting Colour
Weds 15 Nov, 10.30am–4.30pm
http://pallant.org.uk/art-courses/art-courses/art-courses/practical-art-courses/creative-space/introduction-to-paint-painting-colour

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Individual sessions £85
Three sessions £220
Full course £440
To book please contact reception on 01243 774557 / info@pallant.org.uk

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/art-courses/art-courses/art-courses/practical-art-courses/creative-space

Sketchbook: Primary Studies for Painting

  • 4 November 2017 10am-4pm

Learn how to create dynamic sketches and transform them into paintings. A dedicated sketchbook is an essential tool for this course. Led by Christopher Baker.

Sketchbook Development
Sat 13 May, 10am – 4pm
Learn how to strengthen your drawing ideas in the sketchbook to carry through to paintings. Study methods and attitudes that will directly impact on the dynamic relationship between the sketchbook and paint.

The Painting Process
Sat 4 November, 10am – 4pm
Explore the relationship between sketchbook drawings and further work including the use of materials and ideas on colour, tonality, composition and expression. Use drawing attitudes that emphasise freshness and unity in the painting process to create work which shows a clear connection between the painting and the sketchbook.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Individual session £85
Both sessions £160
To book please contact reception on 01243 774557 / info@pallant.org.uk

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/art-courses/art-courses/art-courses/practical-art-courses/sketchbook-primary-studies-for-painting

From Representation to Abstraction

  • 11 November 2017 10am-4pm

In this painting workshop discover your own unique visual language by interpreting what you see rather than just observing.

Working in sketchbooks you will collect ideas and explore the objective world through drawing before developing your ideas towards more objective forms of expression.

Led by Colin Merrin RWS

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Two-part workshop £160
To book this workshop please contact reception on 01243 774557 / info@pallant.org.uk

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/art-courses/art-courses/art-courses/practical-art-courses/painting-workshop

Image showing a close up of hands weaving blue, yellow and black thread on a loom

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

  • 11 November 2017 10am-4pm

An introduction to tapestry weaving, using the colours and forms of the work of abstract artists such as Victor Pasmore as inspiration to create a small woven tapestry.

Working on pre-warped frames, investigate basic warp and weft structures and explore basic weaving techniques such as colour work, shaping and surface decoration. Materials and equipment including frames, clamps, scissors and bobbins will be provided. There will be an opportunity to buy equipment to take home at the end of the session.

Led by Caron Penney

(Workshop repeated Sat 11 November)

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Single workshop £85
To book please contact reception on 01243 774557 / info@pallant.org.uk

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/art-courses/art-courses/art-courses/practical-art-courses/tapestry-weaving-workshop

Image showing a brightly coloured painting showing the view from Cannon Street in London of a bridge and the river Thames

Art Post War: From John Minton to the Impact of the American Abstract Expressionists

  • 23 August 2017 11am-1:30pm

In this special study session, art historian Frances Spalding examines the context around John Minton’s work between 1945 and 1960. In a period of great artistic change as well as post-war austerity there was a move towards realism in Europe and in Britain the rise to prominence of the ‘Kitchen Sink’ school. But everything changed when American Abstract Expressionism came to Britain.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£25 includes refreshments

Special Discount Offer
Enjoy our Pick and Mix offer! Receive a 10% discount and create a programme tailor-made to your interests when you choose multiple sessions from across our Art History Courses. Four sessions £90, five sessions £110 and six sessions £130. To book using this offer please contact Reception. The offer is not available using online booking.

To book your place on any of our Art Courses please contact Reception on 01243 774557 / info@pallant.org.uk.

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/art-courses/art-courses/art-courses/art-courses-calendar/august-2017/art-post-war

Poem in a Day

  • 16 September 2017 10am-4pm

Be inspired by the Gallery’s collection of Modern British art and explore your imagination in our creative writing workshops.

Explore ways to stimulate the imagination and write with the senses in this day course. Use workshops, seminars and writing exercises to guide you through a series of poetic techniques. Draw stimulus from the Gallery’s collection or use your own imagination to write a poem in a day.

Led by James Simpson

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Individual session £105 (includes lunch at the Pallant Restaurant)
To book this individual session please contact reception on 01243 774557 / info@pallant.org.uk

Website

http://pallant.org.uk/art-courses/art-courses/art-courses/practical-art-courses/creative-writing-in-the-gallery/poem-in-a-day

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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