A message from Simon Martin, Director and FAQs
We are currently living through challenging and unprecedented times. Due to the coronavirus pandemic Pallant House Gallery has been closed to the public since Tuesday 17 March and our spring season events have been cancelled. Although our doors may be closed, we have been hard at work to ensure that we can continue our mission to explore new perspectives on Modern British art and play a part in the creative lives of people of all ages and background throughout this closure.
We believe that leading a creative life is not something that should be confined to an art gallery and in these difficult times, art is more important than ever. It provides us with an outlet for our feelings, teaches us new skills and helps us to understand the world around us – not to mention, a fun and creative way to spend time together.
We are determined to keep on inspiring you to harness the power of art. We are working on updating our website with new creative activities for all ages and abilities, themed pages tracing the history of British art from 1900 to now, as well as uploading articles, recorded talks, films and other treats from our archives. We will be sending out an e-bulletin every Monday detailing some of these updates – please sign up to our mailing list to find out more.
Our Community Programme supports nearly 200 local people with disabilities, health issues and those who are isolated with meaningful and long-term opportunities. In order to continue supporting them during a time of increased isolation, we have sent them packs to help them stay creative and connected. The packs contain sketchbooks, art materials, a letter and personalised art postcards encouraging them to get in touch, send photos of their artwork and sign up to have a telephone buddy. We have already had some touching responses to this and look forward to displaying some of the art created during the lockdown once the Gallery reopens.
We are also delighted to be able to continue our Arts Award club digitally, enabling the young people taking part to complete their Arts Award certificates from home.
We want to thank you for all the messages of support we have received. It is incredibly moving to hear how much the Gallery means to you and how much you are looking forward to visiting us again. We are hoping to reopen later in the year with our current season of exhibitions (including Barnett Freedman: Designs for Modern Britain and Drawn from Nature: Gilbert White and the Artists) and look forward to seeing you all then.
This is a financially challenging time for the Gallery and so please do consider making a donation to help us to continue, and not just to survive, but to thrive.
Thank you again for all your ongoing support – it really means so much to us. Please look after yourselves and each other.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Make a Donation
For nearly 40 years Pallant House Gallery has cared for and promoted British art since 1900. Over the next few weeks and months, the costs of maintaining and protecting our collections will continue, as will planning for exciting exhibitions when we re-open. In these uncertain times your help and support is more essential to us than ever. Please show your support for our work by making a donation now.
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When do you expect to open again?
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the advice from the Government and Public Health England (PHE). We hope to be able to welcome you back soon.
I have booked a ticket for an event – what happens now?
We have made the difficult decision to cancel our events for the foreseeable future and we will be in touch with ticket holders directly over the next few weeks. We thank you for your understanding and patience, we appreciate it is disappointing.
I need to contact the Gallery, what is the best way to get in touch?
Our office hours continue as 9am–5pm, Monday – Friday, with most staff working remotely. For general enquiries please email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.