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
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Children's Workshop - Printing Day [12 - 17 years)

Join us this February half-term for creative activities to inspire and entertain.[12 – 17 years)Stencil, stamp and print to discover the art of screen-printing.All workshops take place in the Gallery and are led by professional artist educators. Please drop your children off in time to start at 11am and pick up at 4pm. In some cases, the workshop leader may invite you to return slightly earl
Event date(s):
22nd February 2019 11:00 - 16:00
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Children's Workshop - Sculpture Day [7 - 11 years)

Join us this February half-term for creative activities to inspire and entertain.[7 – 11 years)Experiment with Model Magic® to sculpt your own figurines, then build a stackable environment for them to live inside.All workshops take place in the Gallery and are led by professional artist educators. Please drop your children off in time to start at 11am and pick up at 4pm. In some cases, t
Event date(s):
21st February 2019 11:00 - 16:00
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Children's Workshop - Sculpture Day [12 - 17 years)

Join us this February half-term for creative activities to inspire and entertain.[12 – 17 years)Create a cast of your imaginary character inspired by the work of Cathie Pilkington.All workshops take place in the Gallery and are led by professional artist educators. Please drop your children off in time to start at 11am and pick up at 4pm. In some cases, the workshop leader may invite you to
Event date(s):
21st February 2019 11:00 - 16:00
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Children's Workshop - Paper Day [7 - 11 years)

Join us this February half-term for creative activities to inspire and entertain.[7 – 11 years)Rip, fold and cut to construct your own 3D cityscape. Bring it to life with projected images and text, then climb inside.All workshops take place in the Gallery and are led by professional artist educators. Please drop your children off in time to start at 11am and pick up at 4pm. In some cases, th
Event date(s):
20th February 2019 11:00 - 16:00
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Children's Workshop - Paper Day [12 - 17 years)

Join us this February half-term for creative activities to inspire and entertain.[12 – 17 years)Discover the art of paper cutting, creating intricate cut-outs and use spray paint to produce your own bold, illustrative designs.Buy Tickets. Part of our series of events for February half term. Click here for more information.
Event date(s):
20th February 2019 11:00 - 16:00
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Children's Workshop - Textiles Day [7 - 11 years)

Join us this February half-term for creative activities to inspire and entertain.[7 – 11 years)Create hanging mobiles of your fairytale figures.All workshops take place in the Gallery and are led by professional artist educators. Please drop your children off in time to start at 11am and pick up at 4pm. In some cases, the workshop leader may invite you to return slightly earlier to see a pre
Event date(s):
19th February 2019 11:00 - 16:00
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Children's Workshop - Textiles Day [12 - 17 years)

Join us this February half-term for creative activities to inspire and entertain.[12 – 17 years)Explore stitch and appliqué techniques to create quilted squares and weave them into a patchwork quilt to exhibit in the Gallery.All workshops take place in the Gallery and are led by professional artist educators. Please drop your children off in time to start at 11am and pick up at 4pm. In some
Event date(s):
19th February 2019 11:00 - 16:00
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Bedtime Stories: Fairytales [5+ years)

Join us this February half-term for creative activities to inspire and entertain.[5+ years)6pm-8.30pmEver wondered what magic happens after dark at the Gallery?A special evening of storytelling and making inspired by our House of Fairytales display. Includes a not-quite-midnight snack.Buy Tickets. Part of our series of events for February half term. Click here for more information. 
Event date(s):
18th February 2019 18:00 - 20:30
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Map it Out! [Early Years)

On the first Friday of every month, join us for an exploratory romp around our gallery spaces and a chance to get creative.[18 months – 4 years)In this session, play together with space and pattern to create a giant map, then go exploring.£7 per session, £15 when you buy three consecutive sessions together October – December or January – March.In order to ensure every
Event date(s):
01st February 2019 10:15 - 11:00
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Community Programme Fundraising Exhibition

Raising funds for Partners in Art, part of the Pallant House Gallery Community Programme.Discover a diverse array of artwork produced and donated by artists involved in the Partners in Art scheme and other Community Programme activities. All works on display are for sale at affordable prices and 100% of the money raised will go towards Partners in Art and wider Community Programme.Free entry
Event date(s):
06th December 2018 10:00 - 03rd March 2019 17:00
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Art Yoga Class in collaboration with LANO Yoga

Start your weekend with an exploration of the body through yoga and art.A relaxing and meditative yoga session in the gallery where you learn to slow down the body and mind through slow yoga movements, meditative techniques and sustained looking at the paintings around you.Sessions take place on Saturdays, 10.15-11.45am – 17 November, 8 December, 19 January and 9 February.In collaboration wi
Event date(s):
19th January 2019 10:15 - 11:45
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Tell Your Own Tale [Early Years)

On the first Friday of every month, join us for an exploratory romp around our gallery spaces and a chance to get creative.[18 months – 4 years)In this session, use props and sound effects for an extra-special storytelling session and create our own fairytale.£7 per session, £15 when you buy three consecutive sessions together October – December or January – March.In
Event date(s):
01st March 2019 10:15 - 11:00
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Pallant Proms

In association with the Royal College of MusicPianist: Michelle CandottiProgrammeLiszt/Verdi: Paraphrase on ErnaniB.Bartok: SonataP.Tchaikovsky: Mediation op.72 no. 5S.Prokofiev: Sonata no. 7Michelle Candotti obtained a piano Diploma with the highest mark at the age of fourteen. She won the second prize and Audience prize at the International Piano Competition A. Scriabin, the second prize an
Event date(s):
26th January 2019 12:00 - 13:00