Sussex ArtBeat

Art on show in Brighton & Hove and Sussex

Art exhibitions at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester ** Jul -Oct 2014


  • The Scottish Colourist: J.D. Fergusson

    5 July 2014 – 19 October 2014

    The Scottish Colourist: J.D. FergussonOne of the four artists known collectively as the Scottish Colourists, John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961) was at the forefront of the introduction of modern art into Britain. His work combined a passionate knowledge of contemporary French art with the painterly traditions of Scotland.

The first major retrospective of Fergusson’s work to be mounted in almost 50 years, this exhibition will include paintings and sculptures from throughout his entire career including loans from major public and private collections. An illustrated catalogue, based on new research, will be published to coincide with the exhibition.


  • Barbara Rae: Prints

    1 July 2014 – 26 October 2014  – De’Longhi Print Room (Free entry)

    Barbara Rae, Harbour Night, 2005, Etching and collagraph, Barbara Rae RA has made printmaking an integral part of her artistic activity since her student days. Monoprints, screenprints and etchings inform her approach to painting which combines the influence of landscape and travel with painterly abstraction. Although she rejects the term ‘landscape painter’, the importance of place is evidently apparent in her works; in particular the human traces and patterns of history that are left on a landscape.

    Focusing on Rae’s innovative etchings and screenprints, this exhibition presents landscapes the artist experienced in her travels across the globe, from New Mexico, Spain and Ireland to her homeland of Scotland and includes one of the artist’s favourite prints Harbour Nights.



  • Emily Young: Four Heads

    1 July 2014 – 19 October 2014

    Emily Young, Wind Head, 2013, Mountain Clastic Onyx, A group of stone heads by Emily Young, widely acknowledged as Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor. Human presences are wrought from ancient stone in careful balance with the physical qualities of the rock.

    Please Note

    Due to essential repairs and maintenance being carried out on the external walls of the Historic House, it will be necessary to restrict access to the garden and display of sculpted heads for a period from August 18th.

    We strongly advise that you telephone before making a special trip to view these works and apologise for any disruption this may cause to your visit.

  • Eileen Cooper RA, Skipper, 2009, WoodcutFor many artists the fine art print occupies an important place in their work, both as an integral part of their practice and as an independent art form. This exhibition explores the role played by established and newly elected Royal Academicians including Norman Ackroyd, Basil Beattie, Ann Christopher, Maurice Cockrill, Eileen Cooper, Richard Deacon, Anne Desmet, Peter Freeth, David Hockney, Tess Jaray, Humphrey Ocean, and Emma Stibbon. Whether recognised as specialist printmakers or working primarily as painters and sculptors, these artists have extended the possibilities of the medium through their interpretation of the methods of intaglio (such as etching, engraving and drypoint) and relief printing (such as woodcuts, linocuts and wood engraving).

    The exhibition centres upon twelve prints recently acquired for the Gallery’s collection through the Golder-Thompson Gift with the assistance of the Rabley Drawing Centre, and will also feature works acquired throughout a decade-long period of generous giving by Mark Golder and Brian Thompson.

  • Graylingwell Heritage – Hidden Histories

    26 August 2014 – 28 September 2014  –  Studio (Free entry)

    Patients from Graylingwell Heritage ProjectThe first exhibition of a selection of work from a unique archive of patients’ artwork produced at the Graylingwell Hospital and recently donated to the project.




  • Bouke de Vries: Bow Selector

    1 September 2013 – 21 September 2014  –  Stairwell, Historic House

    A new ceramic installation by contemporary artist Bouke de Vries commissioned by Pallant House Gallery to mark the 300th anniversary of the historic house. The intricate piece in the eighteenth century stairwell is constructed from the Gallery’s collection of Bow porcelain which consists of over 300 key examples produced between the years 1747 and 1776.

    The collection is the most comprehensive record of the output of the Bow factory which was originally situated in the East End of London, on what is now the site of the Olympic Park.


via Pallant House Gallery.

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