Pallant House Gallery is pleased to announce a vibrant exhibition programme for 2014. Highlights include an exhibition of Stanley Spencer's celebrated war murals which have been removed from the Sandham Memorial Chapel for the first time since 1932; a major retrospective of Scottish Colourist JD Fergusson; and an exploration of the impact of the Spanish Civil War on British visual artists such as Edward Burra and Henry Moore. Read on for full details.
Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War
15 February - 15 June 2014
The Sandham Memorial Chapel in Burghclere, Hampshire is widely upheld as one of the greatest war monuments of the twentieth century, built to house Stanley Spencer's celebrated mural cycle based on his personal experiences in the First World War. Throughout 2014, Spencer's murals, which have been permanently displayed inside the chapel since its completion in 1932, will be removed for restoration for the first time. Pallant House Gallery will present the complete cycle of predella and lunette paintings together with related studies and drawings as part of an exhibition organised in collaboration with the National Trust.
JD Fergusson: The Scottish Colourist
5 July - 19 October 2014
One of the four artists known collectively as the Scottish Colourists, John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961) was at the forefront of the introduction of modern art into Britain. His work combined a passionate knowledge of contemporary French art with the painterly traditions of Scotland. The first major retrospective of Fergusson's work to be mounted in almost 50 years, this exhibition will include paintings and sculptures from throughout his entire career including loans from major public and private collections. An illustrated catalogue, based on new research, will be published to coincide with the exhibition. This exhibition is a partnership between the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh and the Fergusson Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council
British Artists and the Spanish Civil War
8 November 2014 - February 2015
The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) was one of the most significant European conflicts of the twentieth century. Stretching far beyond an internal political clash between the Republicans and General Franco's Nationalists, it united a generation of young writers, poets and artists in political fervour. This exhibition focuses on the impact of the Spanish Civil War on British visual artists such as Edward Burra, Wyndham Lewis, Henry Moore and John Armstrong, examining them alongside international artists such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro.