Pallant House Gallery

Pallant House Gallery Pallant House Gallery is a unique gallery space combining an award-winning contemporary extension and Queen Anne townhouse, holding one of the best collections of 20th Century art in the world, including works by Peter Blake and Lucian Freud.

12/07/2019

This summer, inspired by the painter Ivon Hitchens and photographer Simon Roberts, we want to encourage everyone to find inspiration in the landscapes #OnYourDoorstep. But how can we see something new in the familiar?

One effective method is to try slow looking – while taking photographs for his ‘Inscapes’ @simoncroberts also made audio and video recordings, all designed to immerse viewers in the landscape and encourage long looking. Watch this short film taken on the grounds of Terwick Mill and see what you can see.

Tell us about the landscapes #OnYourDoorstep that you get lost in and visit our website to see more: https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/simon-roberts-inscapes/

Our first #SummerLate of the season is underway. Hosted by Strong Island Co, we've got delicious food from Need Street F...
11/07/2019

Our first #SummerLate of the season is underway. Hosted by Strong Island Co, we've got delicious food from Need Street Food and live street art from three big names from Portsmouth's street art scene: My Dog Sighs, Samo from Play Dead and @Fark.fk.

We're open till 10pm, so if you're in Chichester come and enjoy a beautiful summer evening with us!

11/07/2019

Two weeks ago we held our first Kid’s Preview, inviting local children to our new show 'Ivon Hitchens: Space through Colour'.

Take a look at what they thought and let us know what you think of the exhibition as well!

We’re proud to be part of Sussex Modern: a celebration of the county’s contribution to modern culture through its ar...
10/07/2019
Sussex Modern

We’re proud to be part of Sussex Modern: a celebration of the county’s contribution to modern culture through its art, landscape and wine.

#JoinTheDots with us and find out more at the Sussex Modern website.

Do something different this summer with our children's activities. From plaster casts and paper sculptures to painting a...
08/07/2019
Summer Holiday Activities

Do something different this summer with our children's activities.

From plaster casts and paper sculptures to painting and digital drawing, there are lots of ways to get creative over the holidays.

Get creative in Chichester over the summer holidays with our children's activities and workshops.

The deadline to apply to be our new Head of Communications is Monday 8 July.Join our team and help us achieve our missio...
04/07/2019
Pallant House Gallery | Work with us

The deadline to apply to be our new Head of Communications is Monday 8 July.
Join our team and help us achieve our mission to share and stimulate new thinking on British art, and play a pivotal role in the creative lives of our visitors.

Discover our latest job opportunities and vacancies.

Our summer season exhibition 'Ivon Hitchens: Space through Colour is now open!Discover why Ivon Hitchens is an artist wo...
29/06/2019
Why you should know about Ivon Hitchens

Our summer season exhibition 'Ivon Hitchens: Space through Colour is now open!

Discover why Ivon Hitchens is an artist worth getting to know in our latest blog.

Discover why Ivon Hitchens is one of the most popular British artists of the 20th century.

📢Come work with us!📢We're looking for a new Head of Communications and Registrar - find out more on our website.
17/06/2019
Pallant House Gallery | Work with us

📢Come work with us!📢

We're looking for a new Head of Communications and Registrar - find out more on our website.

Discover our latest job opportunities and vacancies.

Discover what you can create this summer.Whether you want to have a go at creating landscape paintings, take a mastercla...
11/06/2019
Practical courses and classes

Discover what you can create this summer.

Whether you want to have a go at creating landscape paintings, take a masterclass with a renowned photographer or brush up on your life drawing skills, we've got practical courses and classes to suit all skill levels.

Click the link below to find out more.

With classes in photography, painting and life drawing, our creative workshops have something for everyone.

We're delighted to be one of the beneficiaries of The National Lottery Community Fund. The grant will enable us to build...
11/06/2019
Pallant House Gallery receives National Lottery Grant for outreach work in Bognor Regis and Littlehampton

We're delighted to be one of the beneficiaries of The National Lottery Community Fund. The grant will enable us to build on the work of our award-winning Community Programme specifically engaging with communities in Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.

Read our latest blog to find out more.

A new grant from the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund will help Pallant House Gallery engage with communities in Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.

Ivon Hitchens, Arno II, 1965, oil on canvas, 51 x 117cm, Private Collection © The Estate of Ivon Hitchens'Ivon Hitchens...
10/06/2019

Ivon Hitchens, Arno II, 1965, oil on canvas, 51 x 117cm, Private Collection © The Estate of Ivon Hitchens

'Ivon Hitchens: Space through Colour' opens at Pallant House Gallery on 29 June 2019 and runs until 13 October 2019.

08/06/2019

Booking is now live for our summer events!


This summer join us for talks, yoga, masterclasses, workshops, summer holiday activities for the kids and even a mindfulness retreat! See our website for more details: https://pallant.org.uk/summer-season-highlights/

Opening this weekend, 'Walter Nessler: Postwar Optimist' explores the work of an artist who was denounced for his opposi...
06/06/2019
Walter Nessler: Postwar Optimist

Opening this weekend, 'Walter Nessler: Postwar Optimist' explores the work of an artist who was denounced for his opposition to fascist ideology in 1930s Germany. Nessler was among the hundreds of artists labelled as 'degenerate' by the Nazis in the late 1930s and who took refuge in Britain.

The exhibition reveals the versatility of Nessler's work, from foreboding wartime cityscapes to his exuberant post war paintings influenced by continental artists such as Picasso and Matisse and his passion for jazz.

'Walter Nessler: Postwar Optimist" is open from 8 June - 6 October 2019. It is part of @insidersoutsiders, a nationwide arts festival to celebrate refugees from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British culture. https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/walter-nessler-postwar-optimist/

A significant display of the work of German-born artist Walter Nessler (1912 - 2001), who emigrated to Britain in the 1930s.

We're celebrating #VolunteersWeek  today with a showcase of artworks made by our lovely and talented volunteers - we're ...
06/06/2019

We're celebrating #VolunteersWeek today with a showcase of artworks made by our lovely and talented volunteers - we're amazed by the variety and skill of their creations!

Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do - if you'd like to find out more, please visit our website: https://pallant.org.uk/who-we-are/our-people/volunteer/

Today is Walter Sickert's 159th birthday! Sickert was a prominent figure in the transition from Impressionism to Moderni...
31/05/2019
Sickert in Dieppe

Today is Walter Sickert's 159th birthday!

Sickert was a prominent figure in the transition from Impressionism to Modernism. He was an important influence on many British artists, including Harold Gilman (the subject of our current exhibition 'Harold Gilman: Beyond Camden Town').

Our 2015 exhibition 'Sickert in Dieppe' explored how the French seaside town of Dieppe influenced Sickert's work - click the link below to read our blog exploring this formative time in Sickert's life.

Walter Sickert spent many years living in Dieppe - discover how the French seaside town impacted on his art.

If you missed last week's In Conversation event between contemporary painter Nick Goss and Apollo: The International Art...
30/05/2019
Nick Goss in Conversation with Thomas Marks

If you missed last week's In Conversation event between contemporary painter Nick Goss and Apollo: The International Art Magazine editor Thomas Marks, fear not! It's now available to listen on Soundcloud.

'Nick Goss: Morley's Mirror' is open until Sunday 9 June - don't miss it!

A recording of an InConversation event at Pallant House Gallery between contemporary painter Nick Goss and Thomas Marks, editor of Apollo magazine. The talk took place on Thursday 23 May 2019.

Less than two weeks left to catch 'Harold Gilman: Beyond Camden Town' - closes Sunday 9 June.
29/05/2019
Harold Gilman: Beyond Camden Town

Less than two weeks left to catch 'Harold Gilman: Beyond Camden Town' - closes Sunday 9 June.

An 'English post-impressionist', Harold Gilman's portrayal of life in the early 20th century combined the gritty formality of the Camden Town Group with the vitality of post-impressionism.

We're open throughout this Bank Holiday Weekend! Discover familiar and unfamiliar scenes of British urban life in Harold...
25/05/2019
Pallant House Gallery | What's on

We're open throughout this Bank Holiday Weekend! Discover familiar and unfamiliar scenes of British urban life in Harold Gilman: Beyond Camden Town and Nick Goss: Morley's Mirror.

(Please note that our website is currently unable to sell tickets for Bank Holiday Monday, but you can buy them in person on arrival.) https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/

Whether you want to see an exhibition of Modern British art or get stuck in with our creative workshops, there's something for everyone at Pallant House Gallery.

What is mindfulness? And can it help us lead more creative lives? In our latest blog, Clare Barton-Harvey explores the l...
23/05/2019
The Art of Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? And can it help us lead more creative lives?

In our latest blog, Clare Barton-Harvey explores the links between mindfulness and creativity and shares some tips on slow looking - click the link below to read more.

Can mindfulness help us be more creative? Discover how mindfulness techniques can help you lead a more creative life.

📢New painting announcement!📢We are thrilled to have acquired a beautiful painting by Édouard Vuillard via HM Gove...
30/04/2019
Pallant House Gallery acquires important Édouard Vuillard painting

📢New painting announcement!📢

We are thrilled to have acquired a beautiful painting by Édouard Vuillard via HM Government’s Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme, run by Arts Council England.

Vuillard’s ‘Modèle assise dans un fauteuil, se coiffant’ (c.1903), translated as ‘Model seated in a chair, combing her hair’, is now on display as part of our current exhibition 'Art Quake: Post-impressionism and British art' and then in other displays throughout the summer.

Find out more on our website: https://pallant.org.uk/vuillard-painting-acquired-through-the-acceptance-in-lieu-scheme

A significant oil painting by Vuillard has been allocated to Pallant House Gallery via HM Government's Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme, run by the Arts Council.

Visit us over the Bank Holiday for some truly egg-cellent art!We're open on Good Friday and Easter Monday, 11am-5pm, plu...
18/04/2019
Pallant House Gallery | Your Visit

Visit us over the Bank Holiday for some truly egg-cellent art!

We're open on Good Friday and Easter Monday, 11am-5pm, plus our usual weekend times.

Make the most of your visit with us! Discover how to get here and what to expect when you arrive.

🥁 Drumroll please 🥁 Thank you to all of you who voted, we are delighted to announce we have a clear winner in the ...
18/04/2019

🥁 Drumroll please 🥁 Thank you to all of you who voted, we are delighted to announce we have a clear winner in the quest to name our ostriches. Overwhelmingly, you have voted in favour of Tracey & Barbara, naming them after two key artists in our collection - Tracey Emin and Barbara Hepworth. Thanks to all of you who made so many excellent suggestions at our Open Weekend, we think these names are perfectly fitting!

At our Open Weekend we asked our visitors to help name the stone ostriches that have stood guard over Pallant House sinc...
17/04/2019

At our Open Weekend we asked our visitors to help name the stone ostriches that have stood guard over Pallant House since the 18th century.

We’ve narrowed down the suggestions to three pairs of names. We’ve asked our staff and now it’s your turn to have a say!

ChiChi & Chester – named after the city we’ve based in.

Peck Peck & Lizzie – named after Elizabeth Peckham, the woman whose large fortune enabled Pallant House to be built (ostriches were the adopted crest of the Peckham family).

Tracey & Barbara – named after Tracey Emin and Barbara Hepworth, two key artists in our collection of Modern British art.

Let us know which is your favourite in the comments, and we’ll announce our final decision tomorrow.

How do you capture the essence of a place? We’ve commissioned photographer Simon Roberts Photography  to explore this ...
16/04/2019
Simon Roberts: Inscapes

How do you capture the essence of a place? We’ve commissioned photographer Simon Roberts Photography to explore this question by following in the footsteps of Ivon Hitchens, a painter who loved Sussex. Simon has already begun following the walks that Hitchens took over the South Downs – but now we need your help!

Tell us about your favourite walks in the following areas: Petworth, Heyshott, Duncton, Didling, Woolbeding, Selsey and Iping Common. What is special about them? Simon will look at your recommendations and you might just see a new side to your best-loved places!

Find out more about the commission which opens on 29 June on our website.

Photographer Simon Roberts captures a new view of West Sussex inspired by Ivon Hitchens.

We're back for the second day of our Free Open Weekend! Pop in if you're in Chichester today - there's free entry, plus ...
14/04/2019

We're back for the second day of our Free Open Weekend! Pop in if you're in Chichester today - there's free entry, plus storytelling, drawing workshops (including doggie life drawing!) and lots more.

Our Free Open Weekend is OPEN! We’re looking forward to seeing all of you this weekend - there will be plenty of fun, ...
13/04/2019

Our Free Open Weekend is OPEN! We’re looking forward to seeing all of you this weekend - there will be plenty of fun, creative activities for all ages on both days. Come along and sign up for Doggie life drawing with Canine Partners or a taster class in etching. There’s drop-in Yoga with LANO Yoga, and behind-the-scenes access to our archive and library. Meanwhile, badge-making, design your own flag, design your own wallpaper, and the all important Name Our Ostriches campaign will be on all day. Our Open Weekend is FREE for all, so be sure to drop in!

Can you help us name our ostriches? Visit us this weekend (13-14 April) for our Free Open Weekend and help us choose a s...
12/04/2019

Can you help us name our ostriches?

Visit us this weekend (13-14 April) for our Free Open Weekend and help us choose a suitable name for our stone friends! The whole weekend is jam-packed with creative activities for all ages, from doggie life drawing to behind the scenes talks - find out more on our website
https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/open-weekend/

It's that time of year... our Open Weekend is back! With fun activities for all ages, including taster yoga sessions, ar...
06/04/2019
Open Weekend | A Celebration of Colour

It's that time of year... our Open Weekend is back! With fun activities for all ages, including taster yoga sessions, art classes and perhaps most exciting of all, animal life drawing in partnership with Canine Partners!

And did we mention it's all free? Join us on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April.

Join us Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 April for our free Open Weekend!

“In a contemporary age troubled by crises of migration and the looming threat of climate change, these works have stru...
05/04/2019
The watery world of Nick Goss | Apollo Magazine

“In a contemporary age troubled by crises of migration and the looming threat of climate change, these works have struck a chord.”

Thank you Apollo Magazine for your review of our Nick Goss exhibition.

Goss experiments with traditional painting techniques to depict scenes of everyday life with a dreamlike twist, writes Maggie Gray

As the new Vincent van Gogh exhibition opens at Tate Britain we take a look at how the iconic artist influenced Harold G...
04/04/2019
Harold Gilman: The English Post-Impressionist

As the new Vincent van Gogh exhibition opens at Tate Britain we take a look at how the iconic artist influenced Harold Gilman, the subject of our spring exhibition.

How the British post-impressionist artist Harold Gilman took inspiration from Vincent van Gogh.

"The personal side of Modern British art, with a contemporary twist."London Evening Standard have called us a crown jewe...
28/03/2019
Culture trails worth following: Chichester's Pallant House Gallery

"The personal side of Modern British art, with a contemporary twist."

London Evening Standard have called us a crown jewel of Chichester in their latest guide to galleries and museums you need to visit. 👑🎨

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Think you can't talk about art? Think again! Art Views is a place where you can share your thoughts about the art on our...
27/03/2019
Art Views

Think you can't talk about art? Think again! Art Views is a place where you can share your thoughts about the art on our walls in a friendly and non-judgemental space.

Next Thursday we will be looking at 'Thames Painting' by Michael Andrews and 'Lay-by' by Nick Goss, part of our new exhibition 'Nick Goss: Morley's Mirror'.

Book your place on Art Views today!

Share your thoughts about the artworks and enjoy hearing other people’s responses. There are no right answers; all thoughts and ideas make a valuable contribution to the discussion.

📢 Summer Exhibition Announcement 📢 Spring may have sprung but we’re already excited for summer, as we’ll be br...
26/03/2019
Ivon Hitchens: Space through Colour

📢 Summer Exhibition Announcement 📢

Spring may have sprung but we’re already excited for summer, as we’ll be bringing you the largest Ivon Hitchens exhibition in 30 years. The exhibition will cover the entire six decades of Hitchens’ career, from his earliest, lesser known figurative scenes, to his final vibrant abstract paintings.

The exhibition promises to be a once in a generation opportunity to consider one of Britain’s most enduringly popular modern painters in a whole new light, and will be supported by a bumper public programme of talks, workshops and events to help you delve deeper into the themes and ideas in Hitchens’ work. For those of you who are local, it’s a chance to explore the beautiful South Downs landscape on our doorstep through the eyes of one of Britain’s most admired modern artists – he painted repeatedly at his home near Petworth and at surrounding locations including Heyshott, Didling, Iping Common and Lavington Common.

We are also delighted to be working with photographer Simon Roberts on a new commission of photographic landscape studies exploring what it means to capture the essence of a place.

SAVE THE DATE! Opens 29 June, or book your admission tickets in advance on our website today.

https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/ivon-hitchens-space-through-colour/

A fresh look at one of Britain's most admired modern artists, whose paintings brought continental colour to the English landscape.

Address

9 North Pallant
Chichester
PO19 1TJ

By Road the M27 and A27 run along the coast, linking Hampshire, Sussex and Kent and the M3 and A3 from London. By train from London Victoria, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton and Gatwick Airport and to London Waterloo via Havant. Access includes a dropping off bay directly outside the Gallery, disabled badge holder parking, street level entrances and lift to all floors.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+44 (0)1243 774557

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