Pallant House Gallery houses one of the best collections of Modern British art in the country, including important works by Frank Auerbach, Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Lucian Freud, Ben Nicholson, Eduardo Paolozzi, John Piper and Graham Sutherland. 

The gallery is internationally acclaimed for its temporary exhibition programme, which in 2018 includes major exhibitions on British Pop Art and 'Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings' touring from Tate St Ives.

There is an extensive programme of events, courses and workshops. Make a day of it by visiting the restaurant and specialist art bookshop on the ground floor. These are free to enter as are the ground floor exhibitions and displays.

An admission charge applies to the collection and main exhibition spaces.

Open: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun and Bank Holidays 11am-5pm. 

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Julian Trevelyan: The Artist and his World

“A magician for his time and generation” Discover the unique vision of Julian Trevelyan. Surrealist, traveller and painter of everyday life.A founding member of the British Surrealist Group, Julian Trevelyan (1910–1988) was at the centre of a defining moment in British 20th century art. He was an original participant of the Mass Observation project and embraced a wide variety of
Event date(s):
06th August 2018 10:00 - 10th February 2019 17:00
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Cathie Pilkington: Working from Home

How interwoven are our private and public lives? Sculptor Cathie Pilkington RA explores the relationship between personal collections and public display through an immersive takeover of the historic townhouse’s upstairs rooms.Suggesting themes of motherhood, privacy, domesticity and the unconscious, this dialogue with the collection and architecture is the gallery’s most ambitious cont
Event date(s):
06th October 2018 10:00 - 31st March 2019 17:00
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Karl Hagedorn: Rhythmical Expressions

The paintings of German immigrant Karl Hagedorn (1889 – 1969) are some of the earliest and boldest examples of Post-Impressionist work produced in Britain. Discover this unjustly forgotten artist – including what he called his ‘rhythmical expressions in line and colour’ - in the first exhibition of his work in nearly 25 years. In partnership with Liss Llewellyn Fine Art.&nb
Event date(s):
15th September 2018 10:00 - 03rd February 2019 17:00
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Norman Ackroyd: Wild Isles

Explore wild corners of the British Isles from the towering peaks of the Scottish Highlands to the rugged west coast of Ireland, through Norman Ackroyd’s dramatic landscape etchings. A student of Julian Trevelyan at the Royal College of Art, Ackroyd (b. 1938) fell in love with the etching process. He is known for his monochrome etchings which capture the drama and spirit of Britain’s m
Event date(s):
03rd October 2018 10:00 - 24th February 2019 17:00
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Mary Fedden: Colour and Simplicity

Mary Fedden (1915 - 2012) is celebrated for her colourful still lifes and flower paintings. She married Julian Trevelyan in 1951, living with him at the Durham Wharf studios and travelling with him to Africa, the Mediterranean and beyond. This display explores how her style was influenced by their 20 year partnership.
Event date(s):
06th October 2018 10:00 - 10th February 2019 17:00
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Keith Vaughan: Recent Acquisitions

Keith Vaughan (1912 – 1977) was associated with Neo-Romanticism and was frequently inspired by the human figure. This focused display includes four new works left to Pallant House Gallery by the late British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, who wrote ‘Equus’ and ‘Amadeus’.
Event date(s):
08th September 2018 10:00 - 27th January 2019 17:00
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Urban Landscapes

The urban environment has always fascinated artists. Discover historic, modern and contemporary interpretations– with recurring themes of anxiety and isolation - in this display drawn from the gallery’s collection. Includes works by Frank Auerbach, Dennis Creffield, Doris Seidler, Walter Sickert, and Prunella Clough.
Event date(s):
06th October 2018 10:00 - 10th February 2019 17:00
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The House of Fairy Tales Cartographic Portfolio

A portfolio of 12 prints brings to life the imaginary realm of the House of Fairy Tales, a national children’s art charity. Artists include Peter Blake, Christa Dichgans and Rob Ryan. Donated to the Gallery in 2014 by De’Longhi.
Event date(s):
06th October 2018 10:00 - 24th February 2019 17:00