Winter 2012

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
Enid Marx: The Breuning-Eve 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: A Centenary Celebration
10 March - 10 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 Chichester Festival Theatre: A celebration
3 March - 3 June 2012
The theatre has long been both a source of inspiration for
artists and a place to experiment with innovative costume and set designs. To mark the Chichester Festival Theatre's 50th anniversary this exhibition celebrates how visual theatre artists responded to the challenge of designing for the first purpose-built Thrust Stage Theatre in the UK. A selection of models, costume drawings, costumes and props from the early productions will be specially assembled and the theatre park setting will be recreated in Pallant House Gallery by renowned theatre designer Professor Pamela Howard OBE.

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.


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 exuberant drawings often feature social commentary on contemporary issues.


Main Galleries (Rooms 12-15)
Outside In: National
27 Oct 2012 - 3 Feb 2013
Since the early 20th Century, the terms Art Brut or Outsider Art have been employed to describe those individuals who produce art from the edges of society. This ground-breaking open entry arts competition, held this year across the whole of the UK, showcases the work of artists who might otherwise have little or no contact with the institutions of the mainstream art world, and invites debate on the often controversial subject of Outsider Art (

The exhibition will be accompanied by a season of exhibitions celebrating Outsider and Self- taught artists including the original Art Brut artist Jean Dubuffet (Main Galleries, Rooms 15 and 16) and Scottish self-taught artist Pat Douthwaite (De'Longhi Print Room).