What not to miss: Forthcoming exhibitions 2011/2012
Main Galleries (Rooms 12-17)
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 dancer and 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.Spring 2012
Main Galleries (Rooms 12-15)
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.
Main Galleries (Rooms 15 & 16)
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.