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Be a part of the home of British art

Join as a patron and get a closer relationship to the collections, curators, and artists of Pallant House Gallery.

Patrons make a vital contribution to key projects, new exhibitions, and core running costs. Be a part of our exhibitions supporter circles, yearly art trips, and more.

Why support Pallant House Gallery?

Pallant House Gallery aims to be a centre of excellence for British Art.

Known as a ‘collection of collections’, the Gallery started when Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester Cathedral (1955-1977), bequeathed his array of British modernist works, from Henry Moore and Walter Sickert to John Piper and Graham Sutherland.

It has grown considerably since then, largely due to the support of patrons, collectors, funds and grants. With one of the largest and most significant collections of British art – from over 4000 prints, to ceramics, paintings and sculpture, including international works – Pallant House Gallery provides a dynamic and forward thinking exhibitions programme that involves British art like no other gallery.

With an upcoming capital project to expand the Gallery and an ambitious re-design, we need you to be a part of the Gallery now more than ever.

One of the most important galleries for British modern art in the country.

The Times

Why support Pallant House Gallery?

Fund exhibitions with our supporters’ circles

We couldn’t put on exhibitions without our supporters’ circles. Patrons are a vital part of bringing British Modern Art to the public – an exhibition can cost anything up to £130,000 and Patronages help make that possible.


Enable learning opportunities

Through the support of funders we are able to host a variety of practical and social learning programmes. From artist-led educational sessions to talks and symposiums, from school group visits to the Arts Awards programme; Patrons are key supporters of learning.


Help conserve works of art

Patron’s often take part in important conservation campaigns to help restore damaged or long-ignored works of art. In one recent example, money was raised to conserve Christopher Wood’s China Dogs in a St Ives Window, allowing us to rescue a deeply damaged work and bring it back to life.

Find out more about our mission and values

We are very grateful to our Patrons for their support.

See the list.

Become a Patron today and help secure the future of British Modern art

Patronages are split into three tiers of giving, and offer the following benefits:


£1200 per year or £100 per month by Direct Debit (£500 actual value, £700 donation)

  • Unlimited admission to the Gallery to view the Permanent Collection and temporary exhibitions for you and a family member
  • Invitations to Private Views for you and a guest each new exhibition
  • Invitations to private tours for new exhibitions
  • Invitation to join the yearly Art Trips, with VIP access to private collections around the world (additional cost applies)
  • Acknowledgement of support on the Gallery website unless you wish to remain anonymous


£2500 per year or £208.33 per month by Direct Debit (£700 actual value, £1800 donation)

Patron plus:

  • Exclusive access to the Gallery’s permanent Collection with private tour with a Curator or Conservator on a special subject of interest to you and your guests
  • Private tours of our exhibitions
  • Complimentary exhibition catalogue for our temporary exhibitions
  • Invitation to Director’s Annual Lunch


£5000 per year or £416.66 per month by Direct Debit (£1000 actual value, £4000 donation)

Silver plus:

  • Acknowledgement of support on the gallery wall (unless you wish to remain anonymous)
  • Education workshop provided by the Gallery’s Public Programmes team for a school group of your choice
  • Priority booking and discount on private hire of the gallery spaces and the Pallant Restaurant, which can seat up to 50 guests
  • Exhibition installation and insight tour looking into the work involved in displaying artworks
  • Invite to the private view dinners

Sign up to be a Patron by downloading and completing the form and sending it to our Development department (

Payment can either be yearly or monthly via direct debit, cheque, or bank transfer (monthly is direct debit only)

How does your support help?

Young girl holding a sketchbook and pencil, drawing from a nude painting on the gallery wall

£500 helps us buy artist materials for practical art workshops.

A man paints at an easel in the courtyard of a red brick building.

£1000 buys artists materials for our Community Programme for the year.

A young girl presses her hands and face against a clear case containing a sculpture of Mae West sitting at her Hollywood dressing table

£2000 helps us borrow artwork for our exhibition programme.

Photograph showing four schoolchildren in uniform (two boys and two girls) walking up a grand wooden staircase

£3000 funds our schools programme for a year.

Photograph showing two women sitting on a bench talking in an art gallery with blue and green walls

£5000 helps secure transport of artworks for one exhibition.

A paved courtyard with plane trees at night surrounded by a red brick townhouse and contemporary extension, warm yellow light streaming from the windows.

£10,000 a month keeps our lights on.

A woman sits in front a drawing by Degas. The areas she has cleaned can be seen as she works on the final part.

£15,000 helps us conserve specific works of art.

Photograph showing the exterior of a red brick Queen Anne townhouse on a cloudy day

£130,000 allows us to mount an exhibition.