Commemorating the life and work of Colin St John 'Sandy' Wilson (1922–2007), this retrospective celebrates Wilson's legacy through his architectural achievements and outstanding collection of twentieth century British art amassed over a lifetime and given to Pallant House Gallery through the Art Fund in 2004.
'Colin St John Wilson: Collector and Architect' brings together many of Wilson's drawings, models and writings from some of his greatest architectural projects, including the British Library and Pallant House Gallery, for the first time. The exhibition coincides with a major rehang of the Wilson Gift, with works by Wilson's contemporaries Michael Andrews, Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, R.B. Kitaj, Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton, as well as major figures including David Bomberg, William Coldstream and Walter Sickert all on show. Photographs and ephemera documenting the studios designed by Wilson's wife and partner MJ Long for several of the artists represented in the Wilson Gift, will also be on display.