Every little really does count for our smaller initiatives.
Whether it’s a contemporary commission, Print Room exhibition or a new display in the historic house, the Gallery is always in need of support for its smaller initiatives and every little really does count. With this in mind, we have set up a new opportunity to support by donating to our Small Appeals.
Each appeal has benefits for those who donate £50 or above, which may include an afternoon tea with the artist or curator, or a behind the scenes experience.
Currently, you can support our ‘Cathie Pilkington: Working at Home’ exhibition by donating £50 for a special tea with the artist, or you can make a contribution towards framing and conservation costs for our Walter Nessler and Grete Marks exhibitions in 2019 – both part of the year-long Insiders/Outsiders festival celebrating the contribution of immigrant artists to British culture in the 20th century.
Christopher Wood's 'China Dogs' Appeal
In 2017 we launched an appeal to acquire Christopher Wood’s ‘China Dogs in a St Ives Window’ for our permanent collection, a significant painting that had been on long term loan to us since 2009 and has always been much admired by our visitors.
We secured substantial grants from the Art Fund and Arts Council England/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, but needed help to raise the remaining £15,000.
Thanks to the generosity of the public and the Friends of Pallant House Gallery we were able to reach our target and an additional private donation ensured the painting could be fully conserved for public display.