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.
Small abstract bronze head by the artist Eduardo Paolozzi

A Life in Art: The Muriel Wilson Bequest

  • 5 August — 29 November 2020 *on now

Curator and collector Muriel Wilson helped to introduce British art to the world during the 20th century. Discover works from her collection by artists such as Peter Blake, David Hockney and Eduardo Paolozzi, left to the Gallery upon her death.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.50 - £12.50

Website

https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/life-in-art-muriel-wilson-bequest/

A print of two red crabs facing each other on the shore.

An Outbreak of Talent: Bawden, Marx, Ravilious and their Contemporaries

  • 5 August — 1 November 2020 *on now

From wood-engraved book illustrations and commercial artwork, to textile and ceramic design, these artists transformed the design world of 20th century Britain. For a brief period during the 1920s, some of the most celebrated 20th century British artists including Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden and Enid Marx studied together at the Royal College of Art. Despite their different backgrounds and personalities, these artists forever altered the face of design in modern Britain.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.50 - £12.50

Website

https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/outbreak-of-talent-bawden-marx-ravilious/

Black and white print of a kitchen garden, gardener and tortoise

Drawn to Nature: Gilbert White and the Artists

  • 5 August — 15 November 2020 *on now

Since its publication over 200 years ago Gilbert White’s The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne has inspired generations of naturalists, writers and artists. This free exhibition reveals the many different visions of Selborne and its wildlife inspired by White’s writings, created by artists such as Thomas Bewick, Eric Ravilious, John Nash and Gertrude Hermes. It includes original prints, blocks and rare first editions.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.50 - £12.50

Website

https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/drawn-to-nature-gilbert-white-artists/

Dart players in a pub gathered around a central male character about to throw a dart.

Barnett Freedman: Designs for Modern Britain

  • 5 August — 1 November 2020 *on now

People were at the heart of Freedman’s work. In mid-century Britain, his art could be seen by anyone in their everyday life: from book jackets to posters on the London Underground and beer advertisements in pubs. An outstanding and prolific commercial designer, Freedman worked with clients such as Ealing Studios, London Transport, Lyons’ Tea Houses and more.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.50 - £12.50

Website

https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/barnett-freedman-designs-for-modern-britain/

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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