A season of exhibitions celebrating non-traditional creativity
Main Galleries 12-14
Outside In: National
27 October 2012-3 February 2013
The ground-breaking triennial open-entry exhibition for artists producing work from the margins of society returns to Pallant House Gallery. The exhibition will showcase around 80 works selected from pieces submitted to the Outside In: National competition over the past year. From substance misusers to self-taught visionaries, the exhibition will provide a unique insight into the extraordinary breadth and vitality of work produced by individuals from outside the mainstream art world.
Main Galleries 15, 16 and 17
Jean Dubuffet: Transitions
20 October 2012 – 3 February 2013
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), is best known as the father of Art Brut. Throughout his life he sought out non-professional or self-taught artists that he perceived to be ‘unscathed by artistic culture’, creating an extensive Art Brut collection in 1945. This exhibition of his paintings, drawings and sculpture will be the first major review of Dubuffet’s work in a public museum in the UK for nearly 50 years. It has been organised with the assistance of the Fondation Dubuffet, Paris will feature key loans from collections across the UK
De’ Longhi Print Room
Pat Douthwaite: An Uncompromising Vision
23 October 2012 – 3 February 2013 An exhibition of the idiosyncratic work of Pat Douthwaite (1934-2002). A glamorous, maverick character, Douthwaite is often associated with Outsider Art although she exhibited regularly in her lifetime. Self-taught as an artist, she attended classes in mime and modern dance with Margaret Morris, who encouraged her to paint. A troubled personality, in later years Douthwaite struggled with illness and disability, having sustained back injuries from a brutal attack in Edinburgh. This exhibition focuses on her prints and drawings including her 1983 painting of ‘Gwen John in Paris’.
Main Galleries 4 and 5
Gwen John and Celia Paul: Painters in Parallel
6 October 2012 – 27 January 2013
Though separated by over 80 years, the lives and work of Gwen John (1876 –1939) and Celia Paul (b.1959) share many fascinating parallels. Both were students at the Slade School of Art and models and muses to internationally famous male artists (Lucian Freud and Auguste Rodin) and each have expressed a strongly personal vision that reflects their identity as a woman artist. This exhibition includes key examples of paintings and drawings by both artists, placed side-byside for the first time, offering a unique insight into the common experiences and themes which bridge almost eight decades of history.
Main Galleries: Stairwell
Bouke de Vries: Bow Selector
7 July 2012 - July 2013
A new ceramic installation by contemporary artist Bouke de Vries commissioned by Pallant House Gallery to mark the 300th anniversary of the historic house. Lining the walls of the carved wooden staircase, Bow Selector has been constructed from the Gallery’s Geoffrey Freeman Collection of Bow porcelain and makes a playful nod to the celebrated porcelain displays of Daniel Marot.