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.
Grete Marks, Untitled, n.d, watercolour on paper

Grete Marks: An Intimate Portrait

  • 26 June — 27 October 2019 *on now

This exhibition celebrates a lesser known aspect of the artist’s creative practice through a series of intimate portrait paintings and drawings from the 1920s and 1930s. Marks is best known for founding the Hael-Werkstätten pottery in Germany – examples of which will also be included in the exhibition – and later for her ‘Grete Pottery’ created in the UK after emigrating in 1938.

The exhibition marks the centenary of the foundation of the Bauhaus in 1919 and is free to enter.

Part of Insiders/Outsiders, a nationwide arts festival taking place throughout 2019 to celebrate refugees from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British culture.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free entry to this exhibition.

Website

https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/grete-marks-an-intimate-portrait/

Prunella Clough, Barrels in a Yard, c.1955, Oil on canvas, Osbourne Samuel Gallery © The estate of Prunella Clough.

Prunella Clough: A Centenary

  • 12 October 2019 — 9 February 2020 *on now

Prunella Clough had an enduring curiosity in seeing the everyday anew and in so doing, making it ‘strange and unfamiliar’. She spent ‘a lifetime’s graft’ capturing the urban landscapes of Britain and this centenary celebration spans six decades of her work from her early figurative industrial scenes to her later abstract paintings.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12.50*
* Includes a £1.50 donation which allows us to claim Gift Aid on the whole ticket price.

Website

https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/prunella-clough-centenary/

 Henry Moore, Two Apprehensive Shelterers, 1942, Watercolour and wax crayon on paper, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Hussey Bequest, Chichester District Council, 1985) Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation

Henry Moore: The Artist and His Patron

  • 30 October 2019 — 8 March 2020

Our first exhibition to explore Walter Hussey's patronage of Henry Moore reveals the important relationship between artist and patron as well as capturing key moments in his career. Sculptures, etchings, lithographs and drawings all give an insight into the evolution of Moore's work.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/henry-moore-artist-patron/

Jann Haworth and Liberty Blake, Work in Progress, 2016 (ongoing), vinyl, Photography credit: Alex Johnstone © Courtesy of the artist

Jann Haworth: Close Up

  • 2 November 2019 — 23 February 2020

An exploration of the role of art in community, identity and protest.
The first chance in the UK to see American Pop artist Jann Haworth (b.1942) and Liberty Blake’s (b.1968) mural, Work in Progress. The 28ft mural is the result of a collaborative community project and celebrates women who were catalysts for change in the arts, sciences and social activism. Featuring over 100 women spanning over 3000 years, it raises the question of how many of these different lives and endeavours have become unjustly marginalised or forgotten throughout history.

Alongside the mural, discover Haworth’s sculptural and wall-based works dating from the 1960s to the present day. Haworth challenged the conventional perception on form and appropriate subject matter for sculpture, recreating instead the elderly, doughnuts, newspaper comic sections, charm bracelets and cowboys – all cast in cloth. Her life-size and large-scale works directly engage the viewer in a dialogue with her work. The exhibition goes on to explore female creativity through Haworth’s own selection of works from the Gallery

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £12.50*
* Includes a £1.50 donation which allows us to claim Gift Aid on the whole ticket price.

Website

https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/jann-haworth-close-up/

Jessica Dismorr, Abstract Composition, c.1915

Radical Women: Jessica Dismorr and her Contemporaries

  • 2 November 2019 — 23 February 2020

An artist at the forefront of the avant-garde in Britain – from her involvement with the Rhythm group during the late 1910s, to vorticism, post-war figuration and the abstraction of the 1930s – Jessica Dismorr (1885 – 1939) has since, unjustly, fallen into obscurity.

The exhibition will explore how Dismorr and her female contemporaries engaged with modernist literature and radical politics through their art, including their contributions to campaigns for women’s suffrage and the anti-fascist organisations of the 1930s. 80 works including paintings, sculptures, graphic art and archival materials, some of which have never been exhibited before, will be on show.

Artists included in the exhibition will be Dismorr’s fellow Rhythmists, Anne Estelle Rice and Ethel Wright; Helen Saunders, the only other female founding signatory of the Vorticists; Paule Vezelay, who showed with Dismorr with the London Group, and Sophie Fedorovitch and Winifred Nicholson who exhibited at the Seven and Five Society in the 1920s. Dismorr was one of only seven British women at D.O.O.D (de Olympiade onder Dictatuur) Amsterdam in 1936, the exhibition designed to counter Josef Goebbels’ Nazi Art Olympiad, and her work will be seen for the first time in the company of other women who exhibited with anti-fascist organisations in the 1930s, including Edith Rimmington, Betty Rea and Barbara Hepworth.

She pursued her work despite periods of debilitating mental illness, and died in London by her own hand in August 1939.

A fully illustrated book by Alicia Foster published by Lund Humphries will tell the story of Dismorr’s life and work in relation to her women contemporaries, and include a collection of her poetry.

Curated by Alicia Foster in partnership with Pallant House Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £12.50*
* Includes a £1.50 donation which allows us to claim Gift Aid on the whole ticket price.

Website

https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/radical-women-jessica-dismorr-and-her-contemporaries/

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

Website

http://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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