Autumn/Winter 2011

Main Galleries (Rooms 12-17)
Edward Burra
22 October 2011 - 19 February 2012
The first major show for over 25 years of the work of Edward Burra (1905 - 1976), one of the most individual and celebrated British artists of the twentieth century. Featuring some of his best known images of cafés, bars and nightclubs, as well as examples the artist's oeuvre such as his fascination with the macabre and dark sides of humanity, his role as a designer for the stage and depictions of the British landscape; this new exhibition provides a unique opportunity to reassess Burra's extraordinary creativity and impressive legacy.

Main Galleries (Room 4 & 5)
The Radev Collection: Bloomsbury and Beyond'
1 Oct 2011 - 22 Jan 2012
The first public showing of the Radev Collection which charts the friendships and interests of the picture framer Mattei Radev, the critic Edward Sackville-West and artist-dealer Eardley Knollys. The collection includes a remarkable selection of works by British and international artists including: Gaudier Brzeska, Duncan Grant, Ivon Hitchens, Amedeo Modigliani, Winifred Nicholson, Lucien Pissarro, Graham Sutherland, and Alfred Wallis.

Main Galleries (Room 4 & 5)
David Dawson: Working with Lucian Freud
28 Jan - 20 May 2012
An extraordinary insight into the notoriously private world of the late great painter Lucian Freud through the eyes of his model and studio assistant David Dawson. For 20 years Dawson witnessed the creation of some of the most celebrated paintings of our age as well as being the model for numerous paintings himself. But each afternoon, after his work with Freud was done, Dawson would return home to do his own painting. This exhibition brings together some of his street scenes and cityscapes placing them alongside key pieces by Freud and photographs of the studio.

De'Longhi Print Room
Hans Feibusch: Printmaker
22 Nov 2011 - 8 Jan 2012
The German émigré artist Has Feibusch came to Britain in 1933 to escape Nazi persecution, and was included in the notorious Degenerate Art Exhibition in Munich in 1937. Celebrated for his religious mural paintings which employed expressionist use of colour, his rarely-seen lithographs which form part of the substantial collection the artist left to Pallant House Gallery reveal another aspect of his graphic skills.

De'Longhi Print Room
Enid Marx: The Eve - Breuning Gift
10 Jan- 26 Feb 2012
Designer, Illustrator, Printmaker, Marx was a contemporary of artists such as Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden and Peggy Angus. During her lifetime Marx created an extraordinary array of textiles, postage stamps, repeat patterns for both fabric and paper, posters for the London Underground, book jackets and book illustrations. The exhibition showcases the collection of her prints presented to the Gallery in 2006.

 

Spring 2012

Main Galleries (Rooms 12-14)
Keith Vaughan: From Four Decades
3 March - 3 June 2012
An exhibition to mark the centenary of the birth of the British painter Keith Vaughan, born in Selsey, West Sussex. Largely self-taught, Vaughan formed friendships with the painters Graham Sutherland and John Minton during the war, becoming a leading ‘Neo-Romantic' artist in the 1940s and 1950s. Concentrating on the male nude in the landscape, Vaughan developed an increasingly abstract painterly style in later years. The exhibition features both his drawings and studies and major paintings from across his career.

Main Galleries (Rooms 15&16)
The Art of the Theatre
10 March - 10 June 2012
The theatre has long been both a source of inspiration for artists and place to experiment with innovative costume and set designs. To coincide with the Chichester Festival Theatre's 50th anniversary this exhibition celebrates the paintings of artists including Walter Sickert, Laura Knight, Leslie Hurray through to the contemporary.

De'Longhi Print Room 
Robin Ironside: Neo-Romantic Visionary

27 February - 22 April 2012
An exhibition celebrating the centenary of Robin Ironside (1912-1965) a self-taught painter of Surrealist fantasies, a designer for the theatre and writer on art who became Assistant Keeper at the Tate Gallery (1937-1946) and Assistant Secretary for the Contemporary Art Society (1938-1945). This will be the first museum exhibition of the artist's work for over 40 years.

Summer 2012

Main Galleries (Rooms 12-15)
Peter Blake and Pop Music
23 June - 7 Oct 2012
A major exhibition to celebrate the 80th birthday of the godfather of Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake, bringing together important paintings, collages and prints from across his career. Blake has been closely linked with pop music since the 1950s: Not only has he painted images inspired by his musical heroes such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Bo Diddley but he has also worked closely with musicians and bands including Oasis, The Who and Eric Clapton to create some of the most iconic album covers of the last 50 years. This exhibition draws on the extensive collection of British Pop Art at Pallant House Gallery and will feature loans from public and private collections across the UK.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a display of works by Artist Pop Stars such as David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, John Lennon, Patti Smith, Ian Dury and their contemporaries

De'Longhi Print Room
Derek Boshier: Recent Drawings 19 June - 19 August
An exhibition of recent drawings by Derek Boshier, who with Peter Blake was one of the leading British Pop Artists of the 1960s. Now resident in the USA his exhuberent drawings often feature social commentary on contemporary issues.