What's On Oct 2012 – Feb 2013
Pallant House Gallery Located in the heart of historic Chichester on the South coast, Pallant House Gallery is a unique combination of a Grade One-Listed Queen Anne townhouse and an awardwinning contemporary extension, holding one of the most significant collections of Modern British art in the country. Featuring a regularly changing internationally- important exhibition programme, talks, workshops and tours as well as a specialist bookshop and critically-acclaimed onsite restaurant, Pallant House Gallery is a must-see for any art enthusiast and a day out for all. Become a Friend Enjoy free unlimited access to Pallant House Gallery from as little as ÂŁ30 per year as well as a host of other benefits such as free copies of the Pallant House Gallery magazine delivered directly to your door, priority booking and a lively Friends' events programme. For more information go to www.pallant.org.uk or telephone 01243 770815 Keep in touch You can join our free e-newsletter and we'll send you a monthly update of what's on at the Gallery. Visit www.pallant.org.uk to sign up. You can also follow us at www. .com/pallantgallery www. .com/pallantgallery
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Front cover Jean Dubuffet, Affluence (detail), 1961, Oil on canvas, Coll. Fondation Dubuffet, Paris ÂŠ ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012 Opposite Page Photograph by Peter Durant / arcblue.com Pallant House Gallery is a private company limited by guarantee under registered no.5045130 (England and Wales) and a registered charity for England and Wales under no.1102435.
Exhibitions Main Galleries De'Longhi Print Room Stairwell Collections Studio Events Talks Tours Short courses Workshops Children's workshops Other events
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Exhibition Galleries 12–14
The return of Pallant House Gallery's ground-breaking triennial open entry exhibition for artists from the margins, showcasing around 80 works selected from submissions to the Outside In: National competition. From substance misusers to self-taught visionaries, the exhibition will provide a unique insight into the extraordinary breadth and vitality of work produced by individuals from outside the mainstream art world. Shown for the first time in the Gallery's main spaces, Outside In: National will headline a season of exhibitions and events celebrating non-traditional creativity. An audio trail will also be available throughout the Galleries highlighting research into the Collection by Outside In: Step Up artists. Supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Art Council England, Accentuate and the Friends of Pallant House Gallery.
Jasna Nikolic, Concerning intrusive thoughts and delusions (detail), Mixed media, © Jasna Nikolic
Outside In: National 27 Oct 2012 – 3 Feb 2013
Exhibition Galleries 15–17
Jean Dubuffet, Tasse de thé VII (detail), 1967, Vinyl on canvas, Fondation Dubuffet, © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012
Jean Dubuffet: Transitions 20 Oct 2012 – 3 Feb 2013 Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) is best known as the father of Art Brut. Throughout his life he sought out non-professional or self-taught artists that he perceived to be 'unscathed by artistic culture', creating an extensive Art Brut collection in 1945. This exhibition of Dubuffet's paintings, drawings and sculpture will be the first major review of Dubuffet's work in a public museum in the UK for nearly 50 years. It has been organised with the assistance of the Fondation Dubuffet, Paris and will feature key loans from collections across France and the UK. Supported and sponsored by Franck & Catherine Petitgas, Eykyn Maclean, Annoushka and the Dubuffet Supporter's Circle.
Exhibition Galleries 4–5
Gwen John and Celia Paul: Painters in Parallel 6 Oct 2012 – 27 Jan 2013
This exhibition includes key examples of paintings and drawings by both artists, placed side-by-side for the first time, offering a unique insight into the common experiences and themes which bridge almost eight decades of history. A partner exhibition of Celia Paul's 'Separation Series' is at Chichester Cathedral (6 October to 20 November 2012). Supported by Toovey's Antique and Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
Celia Paul, The Artist's Room in London, 2012, © the artist
Though separated by over 80 years, the lives and work of Gwen John (1876–1939) and Celia Paul (b.1959) share many fascinating parallels. Both were students at the Slade School of Art and models and muses to internationally famous male artists (Auguste Rodin and Lucian Freud) and each has expressed a strongly personal vision that reflects their identity as a woman artist.
Exhibition De'Longhi Print Room
Pat Douthwaite, Gwen John in Paris, 1983, Oil on canvas, The Hepworth, Wakefield, © The Estate of Pat Douthwaite
Pat Douthwaite: An Uncompromising Vision 23 Oct 2012 – 3 Feb 2013 An exhibition of the distinctive and idiosyncratic work of Pat Douthwaite (1934–2002). A glamorous, maverick character, Douthwaite often identified herself with the fringes of the art world, not least because her emotionally intense paintings and uncompromising vision set her apart from the establishment. Self-taught as an artist, she attended classes in mime and modern dance with Margaret Morris, who encouraged her to paint. A troubled personality, in later years Douthwaite struggled with illness and disability, having sustained back injuries from a brutal attack in Edinburgh. This exhibition focuses on her prints and drawings including her 1983 painting of 'Gwen John in Paris'. Free entry
Exhibition Stairwell Installation
Bouke de Vries: Bow Selector Until July 2013
Alongside the Stairwell commission, De Vries has also created a sculpture from the fragments of a globular Bow teapot (c.1765). Instead of attempting a complete restoration, de Vries has embraced the brokenness of the piece, 'exploding' the fragments in his signature style. Supported by Nu-Line
Bouke de Vries, Still Life with Bow Tea Pot, Mixed media, 2012
A new ceramic installation by contemporary artist Bouke de Vries commissioned by Pallant House Gallery to mark the 300th anniversary of the historic house. Lining the walls of the carved wooden staircase, Bow Selector has been constructed from the Gallery's Geoffrey Freeman Collection of Bow porcelain and makes a playful nod to the celebrated porcelain displays of Daniel Marot.
Exhibition Throughout the Gallery
Mark Gertler, Near Swanage, 1916, Oil on board, Pallant House Gallery (Kearley Bequest, through The Art Fund , 1989), ÂŠ Luke Gertler
Modern British Art: The Permanent Collection On show throughout the year Pallant House Gallery boasts one of the best collections of Modern British art in the UK. Donated over the past 30 years, the collections tell the story of a number of individuals, all passionate collectors of art who generously donated their lifetimes' labours to the Gallery for the benefit of the public. The Collections include important works by amongst others: Frank Auerbach, Peter Blake, Lucian Freud, Henry Moore, John Piper, Walter Sickert and Graham Sutherland. During the autumn and winter season an audio trail will be available throughout the galleries highlighting research by Outside In: Step Up artists into key works in the Collection.
STUDIO EXHIBITIONS Free Entry Outside In: Step Up 23 October – 2 December 2012 A chance to find out more about the Step Up project through photographs of workshops, feedback from participants, examples of research and case studies charting individual journeys. Chichester Decorative and Fine Art Society Schools Competition 4 December 2012 – 6 January 2013 The return of the schools competition organised by the Chichester Decorative Fine Arts Society (CDFAS) in collaboration with Pallant House Gallery which this year takes the theme of light. Roy Anderson: All is Mortal 8 – 27 January 2013 The first public exhibition of Outside In artist Roy Anderson’s work produced in a period of creative intensity and stored in his garage for 50 years. Volunteering in Action 29 January – 10 February 2013 An exhibition of photographs produced as part of the volunteering competition organised by the Chichester & District Volunteer Centre and Pallant House Gallery celebrating volunteering within the Chichester District. A Decade of Partners in Art 12 February – 10 March 2013 An anniversary exhibition celebrating Pallant House Gallery’s award-winning scheme and all the people who have been involved in it.
Thursday evening talks
Gwen John, Still Life with Straw Hat, mid 1920s. Private Collection
Online Booking available Richard Cork: The Healing Power of Art. Thursday 15 November, 6pm From the early Renaissance through to the modern period, artists have made immensely powerful work in hospitals across the western world. Art critic Richard Cork discusses the astonishing richness of images found in medical settings by the likes of El Greco, Van Gogh, and Naum Gabo, ranging from dramatic confrontations with suffering to the most sublime celebrations of heavenly ecstasy. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50) Celia Paul and William Feaver in conversation Thursday 22 November, 6pm Whilst studying at the Slade in the late 1970s, Celia Paul was taught by Lucian Freud. She became his model, featuring in several paintings such as 'Naked Girl with Egg' (1981) and 'Painter and Model' (1986–87), and in 1984 they had a child together. To mark the exhibition Painters in Parallel, Celia Paul talks to Freud expert William Feaver about her work and relationship with the late great painter. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50) www.pallant.org.uk
Roger Cardinal: The Marginal Arts Thursday 29 November, 6pm In 1972 Roger Cardinal first coined the term 'Outsider Art' as an English equivalent of Art Brut. In this talk he discusses the unlikely skills, powerful emotional resonances and seductive beauty of the 'marginal arts' including rural Folk Art, Child Art, Graffiti and Outsider Art. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50) Laurent Danchin on Dubuffet Thursday 6 December, 6pm Jean Dubuffet is best known as the father of Art Brut, coining the concept in 1945 and creating a celebrated Art Brut collection. Laurent Danchin, Editor of Raw Vision France, explores the complex, intricate and controversial universe of the renowned French artist. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50) Sue Roe on Gwen John Thursday 10 January, 6pm In 1942, at the height of his fame, Augustus John predicted that '50 years from now I shall be known as the brother of Gwen John'. Gwen John is indeed now recognised as a great artistic innovator. Sue Roe, author of a vivid biography based on John's lively and passionate unpublished letters, explores the life of this ardent and complicated personality. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50) Bobby Baker: On the Drawing of Breath Thursday 24 January, 6pm In this illustrated talk renowned performance artist Bobby Baker will explore how painting, breathing and 'madness' led her to create the remarkable series of drawings, 'Bobby Baker's Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me 1997–2008', now published as a book (MIND Book of the Year 2011). Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50)
Bobby Baker, Diary Drawings: Day 423, 1997â€“2008, ÂŠ Bobby Baker
FREE THURSDAY EVENING TALKS What is Outside In? Thursday 1 November, 6pm Outside In has come a long way since it was first established in 2006. In the past few years it has grown to include workshop training programmes, touring exhibitions, and a web gallery containing work by more than 1500 artists. This event offers an opportunity to meet the team and the artists involved in the pioneering project. Free (Booking essential: 01243 774557) Ben Wilson: From Wood Sculptor to Chewing Gum Artist Thursday 15 November, 6pm An artist with a strong distaste for industrial waste, cars and rubbish, Ben Wilson is best-known for creating tiny pieces of art on chewing gum stuck to the street but he also paints and sculpts and has exhibited internationally. He will talk about his life and his creative processes. Studio Free (Booking essential: 01243 774557)
Events Talks and Tours
ARTWORK OF THE MONTH TALKS Learn more about a work from the Collection in these monthly talks. No need to book, just meet at reception. Free with Gallery admission. 'Soft Drumset', 1969, by Claus Oldenburg Wednesday 28 November, 11.30am (with Martina Gingell) Pair of Dummy Board Figures of Children, c.1690–1700 Wednesday 19 December, 11.30am (with Julia Cooper) 'Going to the Mill', 1925, by L.S. Lowry Wednesday 30 January, 11.30am (with Liz Walker) 'Grey Schooner', n.d. by Alfred Wallis Wednesday 27 February, 11.30am (with Jock Johnston) Did you know you can take part in an Artwork of the Month workshop on the afternoon of each talk? (see p.15)
EXHIBITION TOURS Curator's Tour: Jean Dubuffet Wednesday 16 January, 11am An opportunity to find out more about the Jean Dubuffet: Transitions exhibition with Katy Norris, Curatorial Assistant. £8 (£4.50 students)
COLLECTIONS TOURS Highlights of the Collection Every Saturday at 2pm. A whistle-stop tour of the Gallery's extensive Collections led by knowledgeable Gallery Guides. No need to book, please meet at reception. Free with Gallery admission.
FREE THEMED TOURS OF THE COLLECTION Discover a new perspective on familiar works with a themed guided tour every Thursday at 5.15pm. No need to book, just meet at reception. Free Landscape and Modernity 4 October/ 20 December Still Life: The Language of Objects 11 October/ 27 December 300 Years: The Architecture of Pallant House Gallery: Historic and Modern 18 October Gender and Identity: Artists, Models and Muses 25 October / 10 January 300 years: The Eighteenth Century House: Fine Arts and Furnishings 1 November / 3 January / 7 February Sculpture: Materials and Form 8 November / 24 January Collectors and Collecting 15 November / 31 January Outside In: Step Up 22 November / 17 January Portraits: Image and Identity 29 November / 14 February Ways of Seeing 6 December / 21 February Creative Liaisons 13 December / 28 February
Events Short Courses
Gwen John and Celia Paul: Painters in Parallel Thursday 24 January, 10.30am – 2.15pm Although Gwen John and Celia Paul were born in different centuries they share many similarities in their lives and art. To coincide with the exhibition of their work: Painters in Parallel, Gallery Guides, Beth Funnell and Jillie Moss, will give an illustrated talk on these two fascinating artists. They will explore their lives as models and muses to renowned artists, their intimate portraits of other women, and the notions of identity addressed in their work. After a private lunch from Field & Fork there will be a tour and discussion of the exhibition. £60 (Friends £54)
Alfred Wallis, Grey Schooner, Oil on wood board, Pallant House Gallery (On Loan from a Private Collection, 2009)
Outside In: Meet the artists Thursday 8 November, 10.30am – 2.15pm The Art Lunch with a difference - featuring five awardwinning artists from the Outside In: National competition talking about their work. After coffee in the Garden Gallery, Marc Steene, the Deputy Director and founder of Outside In, will give a short introduction to the project followed by the artists discussing their exciting and emotional artworks. There will be an informal lunch and a tour and discussion of the exhibition with the artists. £60 (Friends £54)
ARTWORK OF THE MONTH WORKSHOPS A programme of creative workshops inspired by artworks selected from the Gallery's extensive collections. Please ring reception or visit the website for details of required materials. 'Soft Drumset', 1969, by Claus Oldenburg Wednesday 28 November, 1–3pm (with Cath Bristow) Take inspiration from Claus Oldenberg's Soft Drumkit to create a silent orchestra. Make paper stencils and use found materials to screenprint instruments onto canvas using basic screenprint and monoprinting techniques. £8 Pair of Dummy Board Figures of Children, c.1690–1700 Wednesday 19 December, 1–3pm (with Tim Gwyther) Working with foamboard you will create a free-standing, flat 'cut-out' sculpture representing a person, animal or object, inspired by the 'silent companions' of Pallant House Gallery. Bring a photograph of your subject as a guide. Your finished piece can be painted in the style of your choice. £8 'Going to the Mill', 1925, by L.S. Lowry Wednesday 30 January, 1–3pm (with Sue Halloway) Lowry was an artist looking for his own distinct way of painting and drawing. Take inspiration from 'Going to the Mill', a typical Lowry industrial landscape and figure scene. Discuss different methods of representing figures and produce a number of studies from a model and use these as a basis for your final painted scene. £8 'Grey Schooner', n.d. by Alfred Wallis Wednesday 27 February, 1–3pm (with Jenny King) Study the colours of Wallis's sea paintings. Make colour studies and colour mixes that convey mood and atmosphere. Produce a final painted piece inspired by Wallis' seascape and your preparatory colour mixing. £8 Did you know you can also join the free Artwork of the Month talk at 11.30am on the morning of each workshop? (See p.12). www.pallant.org.uk
SUNDAY ART CLASSES The autumn programme of Sunday Art Classes will be led by our team of Outside In: Step Up artists. Learn a new technique, experiment with a range of mediums and discover the stories behind the works and lives of the highlighted artists from the collections at Pallant House Gallery as researched by the Outside In: Step Up artists. Outside In: Step Up is an innovative project, run by Pallant House Gallery, providing professional training for artists who face barriers to the art world, to lead workshops, curate exhibitions and research into the Collections at Pallant House Gallery. Alfred Wallis: Painting Sunday 18 November, 2–4pm Clarity and simplicity was key to Alfred Wallis's paintings - he found perspective meaningless but the detail on a ship's rigging essential. Painting on irregular scraps of cardboard and non-traditional materials, discover the process of simplified painting and learn about Alfred Wallis's life and how the environment inspired and informed him. Paint a simplified version of a location or something that is important to you. £5 Jean Dubuffet: Drawing Sunday 9 December, 2–4pm In 1962, Dubuffet produced a series of pen drawings almost automatically, marking the start of the Hourloupe cycle which he was to immerse himself in for over a decade. Limiting himself to four colours, Dubuffet began making large paintings that eventually led to the production of art on an industrial scale. Be inspired by Dubuffet's work and investigate a range of experimental drawing techniques, which will include drawing only with red, white, blue and black. Exchange your work with other participants and add to their pieces, with the end result being one final large scale drawing. £5
Pat Douthwaite, A Prositute, 1972, Coloured pastel, © Estate of Pat Douthwaite
Pat Douthwaite: Portraiture Sunday 13 January, 2–4pm Pat Douthwaite produced assemblages, collages, paintings, drawings and prints that were both uncompromising and unique. A self-taught artist, Douthwaite's individual style was often considered outside the conventions of mainstream art and her early workwas influenced by the French artist Jean Dubuffet. Be inspired by Douthwaite's life and approach to produce a basic self- portrait and make it unique through the mediums you choose. £5 Scottie Wilson: Doodling Sunday 27 January, 2–4pm Throughout his life Scottie Wilson used pen and ink as a basis for his drawings, along with coloured crayons, watercolour and coloured inks on paper or card. His imaginative subjects were based on birds, fish, trees and faces and characters he called 'Evils and Greedies' who were placed alongside symbols for goodness and truth. Allow yourself to imagine, create, doodle and draw like Scottie Wilson. Use simple lines and cross-hatching to make patterns and textures and add colour to your image by using watercolour and coloured inks. £5
Events Children's Workshops
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS Practical activities designed to be fun, develop creativity and help our younger audiences explore the Gallery. Pattern Wrap Sat 17 November, 10.15am – 12.15pm (Jane Moran) Visit the Dubuffet exhibition and explore his red, black and blue patterns. Make and use your own personal patterns to print a sheet of wrapping paper. Use sponges, cut vegetables, paint and wax to bring your pattern to life and take home your own unique paper for a special occasion. (5–8 years, children must be accompanied by a parent/carer) £8 per child 2D or Not 2D? Sat 24 November, 10.15am – 12.15pm (Derek Matthews) Discover the patterns, shapes and colours of Dubuffet's art and have fun investigating a range of experimental drawing techniques. Then transform your 2D creations into 3D paper structures, using a variety of simple construction methods. (8+ years) £8 per child Break, create and Mosaic Sat 26 January, 10.15am – 12.15pm (Dinah Kelly) Design and create your own colourful mosaic tile inspired by Bouke de Vries new stairwell installation. Learn a range of mosaic techniques and use recycled ceramic pieces to construct your own personalised tile. Participants are welcome to bring a ceramic piece of their choice – plate, cup or saucer. All pieces will be safely broken by the workshop artist. (8+ years) £8 per child
Events Family Workshops
FREE FAMILY HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS Holiday activities designed to encourage families to create together while having fun. Booking is essential as places are limited. Children must be accompanied by a parent / carer willing to create. Please ensure you all wear suitable clothing. Free Exploring Drawing Friday 2 November, 10.15am – 12.15pm Repeated 2.15pm – 4.15pm (Emily Finn) Come and discover the work of Jean Dubuffet and his tangle of lines and bold colours. Using colour and collage on a large scale, we will explore freestyle creativity. Each participant can take away a piece of our finished artwork after we dismantle it like a jigsaw puzzle. Please bring along something that you might like to add to our collaborative piece – fabric, collage pieces or recycled materials. (5–11 years + parent/carer) Free Festive Family Printing Saturday 15 December, 10.15am – 12.15pm Repeated 2.15pm – 4.15pm (Cath Bristow & Helen Brown) Print your own Christmas stocking, cards and wrapping paper at this fun festive family workshop. Make a printing block or choose from our collection, learn how to ink up and print to produce Christmas cards and gift wrap to take home. Add a handmade touch to your gifts. Draw and cut simple paper shapes and use them to screenprint a unique Christmas stocking ready for Christmas Eve. (5–11 years + parent/carer) Free
Events Other Events
other Events Pallant Proms Last Saturday of each month (excludes December), 12pm The popular piano recital series returns with Channarong Jantararat from the Royal College of Music on Saturday 27 October, playing works from Prokofiev and Schumann, followed by Samson Tsoy on Saturday 24 November. After a break in December the Proms will continue on Saturday 26 January and Saturday 23 February. £5 per performance. Friends Free but voluntary contributions towards expenses will be appreciated
Outside In on film Thursday 17 January, 6pm The first public screening of filmmaker Lou Pack's evaluation documentary of Outside In, featuring interviews with artists and people involved in the project including sculptor Richard Wilson. It will be followed by a screening of a film by 'Thou Art', a research and development project exploring community-based arts practice and its links to well-being in the lives of mental health service users, and a discussion about art and mental health. Free Family Open Day Saturday 19 January, 10am – 5pm Come and see the Collections and some of the temporary exhibitions for free (excludes Jean Dubuffet: Transitions) and take part in a range of family-friendly fundraising activities. There is also free coffee courtesy of De'Longhi. Free
R. B. Kitaj,, Priest, Deckchair and Distraught Woman, 1961, Oil on canvas, Pallant House Gallery (Wilson Gift through The Art Fund, 2006), © Estate of R.B. Kitaj
Christmas Thursdays Every Thursday in December, 5–8pm Get into the Christmas spirit with these festive evenings. Includes free after-hours access to the Collections and some of the temporary exhibitions, late night shopping and Christmas carols in the historic house. Free
r.b. kitaj obsessions 23 February – 16 June 2013
Coming soon Barbara Hepworth: The Hospital Drawings 16 February – 2 June 2013
Visitor Information Event Booking Information Telephone 01243 774557, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pallant.org.uk 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ Public booking opens on Saturday 20 October 2012 Opening Hours Tuesday–Saturday Thursdays Sundays, Bank Holidays Mondays
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Admission (Includes all exhibitions and the Collection) Adults £9* Children £3.50 Family £21.50* Students £5.50* Friends Free Tuesdays All tickets £4.50* (Children £3.50) Thursday Evenings (5–8pm) Free (£4.50* for Jean Dubuffet) * Price includes voluntary donation for Gift Aid purposes
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