Pallant House Gallery

Pallant House Gallery opened in its present incarnation to national critical acclaim in July 2006. The remarkable £8.6 million build project, which took nearly three years to complete, seamlessly married the original Queen Anne, grade I listed town-house and the new wing, quadrupling Pallant House Gallery's exhibition space.

Since re-opening the Gallery has been widely acclaimed for its innovative exhibitions and pioneering Learning and Community Programme and has won numerous awards and accolades including the Gulbenkian Prize, the largest prize for arts and cultural organisations in the country, the Charity Award 2013, the highest profile event in the charity calendar, for Outside In, its flagship project aimed at those facing barriers to the art world.

The Gallery's Collection of British Modern art is frequently described as one of the best in the UK. with important works by Gino Severini , Ivon Hitchens, Henry Moore, John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Patrick Caulfield, Michael Andrews, Peter Blake and Richard Hamilton.

Alongside the Collection, there is a rolling programme of first-class exhibitions and displays incorporating national, international and contemporary art. Major recent exhibitions organised by the Gallery have included the first exhibition of Edward Burra for 25 years, the only UK showing of the international touring exhibition R.B. Kitaj: Obsessions and an exhibition on Pop art and music to celebrate the 80th birthday of Sir Peter Blake. Contemporary elements include a regular series of commissions for the staircase of the historic house.

In 2012 Pallant House Gallery successfully bid for a £1 million Catalyst match-funding grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the growth of an endowment fund. The grant is conditional on the Gallery matching it with funding from private giving over the next four years.

Pallant House Gallery is located in central Chichester and is only a few minutes walk from Chichester Railway Station, the Cathedral and the Market Cross. We hope you enjoy your visit.


Exhibitions and events

Paula Rego: The Sketchbooks

Event until 28.01.2018 0:00

A rare opportunity to see Dame Paula Rego's preparatory drawings for her paintings, providing an insight into her remarkable draughtsmanship and the development of her ideas. The exhibition, drawn...

An Architect’s Eye: The Peter Collymore Gift

Event until 11.02.2018 0:00

A view of Modern British art through the eyes of the architect Peter Collymore, who designed the Library for the Britten-Pears Foundation and whose collection has recently been gifted to Pallant...

Spirit in the Mass: Bomberg’s Legacy

Event until 04.02.2018 0:00

A display celebrating David Bomberg’s radical influence on the young artists he taught at the Borough Polytechnic between 1945 and 1953, including Dinora Mendelson, Dennis Creffield, Lilian Holt,...

Bomberg

Event until 04.02.2018 0:00

A major review of the life and career of David Bomberg (1890 – 1957), revered as one of the greatest British artists of the 20th century. Taught by Walter Sickert and part of the Slade School of...

Family Activity: One Story

Event on 25.11.2017 10:30

Join us for our family drop-in activity in the creative studio. We’ll be creating a large scale storyboard using props, inspired by the Paula Rego drawings. Led by Claire Westwood. No need to book....

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