What's On June â€“ October 2012
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 Peter Blake, Self Portrait with Badges (detail), 1961, Oil on hardboard, Tate: Presented by the Moores Family Charitable Foundation to celebrate the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 1979 ÂŠ the artist/ DACS 2012 Opposite Page Photograph by Duncan McNeill / 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 Studio Events Talks Special Events Tours Workshops Children's Workshops
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Exhibition Galleries 12–14
Often described as the godfather of Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake (b.1932) has been closely linked with pop music since the 1950s. Not only has he painted images inspired by his musical heroes such as The Beatles and Elvis Presley but he has also worked closely with major British musicians and bands to create some of the most distinctive album covers of the last 50 years. Most famously he created the iconic album cover for the Beatles' album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with the artist Jann Haworth. This major exhibition, timed to mark the artist's 80th birthday, charts Blake's engagement with American Rock and Roll in the 1950s, The Beatles and British Pop in the 1960s, and his designs for albums by Paul Weller, Eric Clapton, The Blockheads and Oasis, and the Brit Award 2012.
Peter Blake, Girls with Their Hero (detail), 1959–62, Oil on hardboard, Pallant House Gallery, Wilson Gift through The Art Fund © the artist/ DACS 2012
Peter Blake and Pop Music 23 June – 7 October 2012
Peter Blake, Got a girl, 1960â€“61, Enamel, photo montage and record, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester ÂŠ the artist/ DACS 2012
Drawing on the extensive collection of British Pop Art at Pallant House Gallery, the exhibition features loans from public and private collections across the UK. Highlights include Blake's memorable group portrait of the Fab Four, 'The Beatles 1962'; 'Self Portrait with Badges' (1961) which casts himself in the role of fan to the legend of Elvis; and the original collage for the 1984 Band Aid single 'Do they Know It's Christmas?'.
Supported by Frank & Lorna Dunphy
James & Clare Kirkman Peter Blake and Pop Music Supporters' Circle
Exhibition Galleries 15–16
Derek Boshier (b.1937) was a leading figure in the British Pop Art movement in the 1960s. He first came to prominence with his paintings as a student at the Royal College of Art in London where he studied alongside David Hockney, Allen Jones and R.B. Kitaj. In 1962 he was featured in Ken Russell's BBC documentary Pop Goes The Easel with Peter Blake, Pauline Boty and Peter Phillips. This exhibition, which marks the artist's 75th birthday, focuses on Boshier's graphic work for pop musicians from the 1970s such 'The Clash 2nd Songbook', one of the most vivid visual documents of the punk and post-punk era, and David Bowie's 1979 'Lodger' album.
Derek Boshier, Drawing for David Bowie 'Lodger' LP (1979), Mixed media © the artist
Derek Boshier: David Bowie and The Clash 23 June – 7 October 2012
Exhibition Gallery 17
Artist Pop Stars 23 June â€“ 7 October 2012
Ian Dury, Dany Bubbles, n.d., Graphite and coloured pencil on paper, The Dury Family, ÂŠ Estate of the artist
Music and the visual arts have been closely associated for decades. From the 1960s onwards, bands like the Beatles, The Who and Roxy Music all had at least one member who went to art school before embarking on a music career. Others have pursued painting in the later part of their careers. This display, which complements Peter Blake and Pop Music, features works by artist pop stars such as Ian Dury, Bryan Ferry and Bill Wyman.
Adrian Berg: A Memorial Exhibition 2 June – 30 September 2012 A memorial exhibition of the landscape painter Adrian Berg RA (1929–2011). A student at the Royal College of Art in the late 1950s, alongside David Hockney, Berg's focus throughout his career was the landscape which he depicted in distinctively vibrant colours. His subjects were, in early years, the view of Regent's Park from his window at Gloucester Gate and, over subsequent decades, many of the best-known parks and gardens of England such as Windsor, Kew, Nymans, Stourhead and Sheffield Park. Despite being elected as a Royal Academician in 1992, Berg never courted publicity, except the occasional exhibition and annual showing in the RA Summer Exhibition. This is the first exhibition of Berg's work following his death in November 2011.
Adrian Berg, Second Lake, Sheffield Park Sussex Weald, 27th August 2002,Oil on canvas, © Estate of the artist
Exhibition Room 4
Exhibition Stairwell Installation
Bouke de Vries, Wall (2006), Porcelain ÂŠ the artist. Photograph Tim Higgings
Bouke de Vries: Bow Selector 7 July 2012 â€“ July 2013 A new ceramic installation by contemporary artist Bouke de Vries commissioned by Pallant House Gallery to mark the 300th anniversary of the historic house. The intricate piece in the eighteenth century stairwell is constructed from the Gallery's collection of Bow porcelain which consists of over 300 key examples produced between the years 1747 and 1776. The collection is the most comprehensive record of the output of the Bow factory which was originally situated in the East End of London, on what is now the site of the Olympic Park.
Exhibition Throughout the Gallery
Modern British Art: The Permanent Collection On show throughout the year
The Collections include important works by amongst others: Andrews, Auerbach, Blake, Bomberg, Caulfield, Freud, Hamilton, Hodgkin, Nicholson, Moore, Paolozzi, Piper, Sickert and Sutherland.
Howard Hodgkin, Grantchester Road, 1975, Oil on wood panel, Pallant House Gallery (Wilson Loan, 2006) ÂŠ Howard Hodgkin
Pallant House Gallery boasts one of the best collections of Modern British art in the UK. Donated over the past thirty 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.
Exhibition Garden Gallery
1972 Olympic Posters 19 June 2012 â€“ 7 October 2012
Allen Jones and Richard Smith, Munich Olympic Posters 1972, Private Collection, ÂŠ EDITION OLYMPIA 1972 Gmbh 1971
Posters have long played a special role in announcing and celebrating the Olympic Games. Eye-catching and memorable, they offer a vital record of our world, revealing links between sport and art, place and politics. This exhibition features Olympic posters from the 1972 Munich Games, created by the great Pop Artists of the day such as David Hockney, Peter Phillips, RB Kitaj and others. Produced to 'represent the intertwining of sports and art worldwide', this series of classic artistic posters formed the basis of the Olympic advertising campaign. Free entry
Exhibition De'Longhi Print Room
The record cover provides a fundamental interface between music and the still image, and has become an essential aspect of musical and visual subcultures. This exhibition of contemporary prints recalls the golden age of the vinyl record cover, with references to the imagery of postpsychedelia, goth-surrealistic and art-nouveau designs. Artists include Christopher Orr, Norman Shaw, The Lonely Piper, Edward Summerton and Mark Wallace. Published by the Edinburgh Printmakers, the prints have been acquired for the permanent collection of Contemporary Scottish Prints through The Golder-Thompson Gift. Free entry
Norman Shaw, Princess of Wails (detail) from The Prints of Darkness Folio (2010), Lithograph and screenprint on paper, The Golder - Thompson Gift (2012), ÂŠ Edinburgh Printmakers
Prints of Darkness 19 June 2012 â€“ 7 October 2012
First Steps into the Gallery 29 May – 2 July 2012 Showcasing the wonderfully talented artists being supported by Pallant House Gallery's First Steps into the Gallery course.
James Lake at Dilston Grove, 2011, Photograph by Andy Hood
Chichester High School for Girls 3 July – 5 August 2012 An exhibition of work from the Chichester High School for Girls Textiles Department. Jon Adams: Look About 14 August – 2 September 2012 The results of a two-year mapping and collecting project led by Portsmouth-based artist and geologist Jon Adams in response to the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the South East of England, weaving together science and art. Andy Hood 4 September – 14 October 2012 A chance to see the Gold Run project through the eyes of documentary photographer Andy Hood and his portfolio of images produced as part of the project. Free entry
Thursday Evening Talks Online Booking available Alice Kettle: Textile Artist Thursday 21 June, 6pm Leading contemporary textile artist Alice Kettle will be in conversation with Robert Pulley, Principal of West Dean College. The illustrated discussion will provide an insight into specific artworks, the techniques and processes involved and the ideas and values that underpin the artist's approach. The conversation coincides with the exhibition Alice Kettle: The Shape of Touch at Merston Gallery. Talk + wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50) Derek Boshier in Conversation with Paul Gorman Thursday 28 June, 6pm A leading figure in the British Pop Art movement, Derek Boshier was also an influential lecturer at Central Saint Martins and taught the singer Joe Strummer during the early 1970s. He will talk, in conversation with the writer Paul Gorman, about his graphic work for the Clash 2nd Songbook, along with his collaborations with the likes of David Bowie and The Pretty Things. Talk + wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50) Andrew Wilson: Swingeing London Thursday 12 July, 6pm Prompted by a News of the World tip-off, the drugs bust at Keith Richard's West Sussex house Redlands in 1967 inspired one of the defining creations in British Pop Art: Richards Hamilton's portrait of Mick Jagger handcuffed to the art dealer Robert Fraser on route to Chichester Magistrates Court. Following his recent publication on the subject Tate curator Andrew Wilson will discuss this iconic work from Pallant House Gallery's collection. Talk + wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50)
Steven Parissien: Defining the Georgian House Thursday 19 July, 6pm In celebration of the 300th anniversary of the building of Pallant House in 1712, Steven Parissien, Director of Compton Verney and leading authority on Palladian houses and domestic interiors, will explore the architecture and technological context of the 18th century house. Talk + wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50)
Peter Blake in his London studio, Photograph by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
Margaret Timmers: A Century of Olympic Posters Thursday 26 July, 6pm Posters have played a special role in announcing and celebrating the modern Olympic Games. Margaret Timmers, formerly the Senior Curator of Prints and the Book at the V&A Museum, will discuss the evolution of the Olympics poster in relation to the Garden Gallery exhibition. Talk + wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50) Peter Blake in Conversation with Mark Ellen Thursday 2 August, 6pm Most famous for his iconic album cover for the Beatles' album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sir Peter Blake has been closely linked with pop music since the 1950s. He will discuss his extraordinary pop connections in conversation with the award winning magazine editor, music journalist and broadcaster Mark Ellen. Talk + wine: £15.50 (Friends £14) Talk only: £12 (Friends £10.50, Students £11)
Peter Blake: The Works Thursday 30 August, 6pm Since his emergence in the late 1950s Sir Peter Blake has built a remarkable body of work that includes figurative painting, sculpture, collage and graphic design. Marco Livingstone, curator of numerous Pop Art exhibitions and author of Peter Blake: One Man Show, will consider this endless creativity and discuss Blake's engagement with a wide range of media. Talk + wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50) Made at New Canton: Thomas Frye's Bow Porcelain Thursday 27 September, 6pm To mark the opening of a new ceramic installation by contemporary artist Bouke de Vries, Anton Gabszewicz, specialist in Antique Porcelain and Ceramics, will uncover the history of the Bow porcelain factory, placing it in the context of London in the 18th century. The extensive range of products will be discussed with particular reference to the Gallery's Geoffrey Freeman collection. Talk + wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50) Simon Martin: Pop Goes the Art School Thursday 4 October, 6pm In the 1950s and '60s, British art schools were a hotbed of innovation which led to exciting developments in design and pop art, as well as a meeting place for musicians. Simon Martin draws on his research for the V&A's British Design show to explore the impact of student revolutions and reforms such as the Coldstream Report. Talk + wine: £12 (Friends £10.50) Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, Students £7.50)
Events Talks and Special Events
FREE ARTWORK OF THE MONTH TALKS Learn more about a work from the Collection in these free monthly talks. No need to book, just meet at reception. Portrait of Henry Peckham and his sister Judith, c.1690 Wednesday 25 July, 11.30am (with Julia Cooper) Artificial Sun, 1964 by Eduardo Paolozzi Wednesday 29 August, 11.30am (with Jules Simmons) Inner Outer, 1965 by Jack Smith Wednesday 26 September, 11.30am (with Brian Gale) Haverstock Hill, c.1938/9 by Walter Nessler Wednesday 31 October, 11.30am (with Alan Wood) Did you know you can take part in an Artwork of the Month workshop on the afternoon of each talk? (See p.17)
SPECIAL EVENTS: Art + Food Art Lunch: Peter Blake Thursday 12 July, 10.30 am – 2.15pm To mark the major exhibition, Peter Blake and Pop Music, this month's Art Lunch is dedicated to the godfather of Pop Art. An illustrated talk by Katy Norris, Curatorial Assistant, will be followed by a private lunch (with wine) by Field & Fork, a guided tour of the exhibition and an opportunity to discuss his key works. £60 (Friends £54) Best of British Wednesday 25 July, 6pm (dinner at 8pm) Celebrate the 80th birthday of one of Britain's best-known cultural icons, Sir Peter Blake, alongside the Cultural Olympiad. This exclusive, one-off event will include an after hours Private View with drinks and canapés and Director's introduction to Peter Blake and Pop Music, followed by a two course meal with wine showcasing the 'Best of British' cuisine, at Field & Fork. £45 www.pallant.org.uk
EXHIBITION TOURS Curator's Tour: Peter Blake and Pop Music Wednesday 18 July, 10am and Friday 28 September, 10.30am An opportunity to find out more about the exhibition with Simon Martin, Head of Collections and Exhibitions. £10 (£8 Friends, 6.50 students) Exhibition tour: Adrian Berg Wednesday 1 August, 10.30 An opportunity to find out more about the exhibition with Simon Martin, Head of Collections and Exhibitions. £10 (£8 Friends, £6.50 students)
free COLLECTIONS TOURS No need to book, please meet at reception. Seeing Sound: Music and Modern Art Friday, 27 July, 2.30pm Explore the musical influences that inspired some of the best known artists in the collection. Highlights of the Collection Every Saturday at 2pm A whistle-stop tour of the Gallery's extensive Collections led by a knowledgeable Gallery Guide. Themed tours of the Collection Every Thursday at 5.15pm. Discover a new perspective on familiar works with a free themed tour every Thursday evening led by our knowledgeable Gallery Guides. Subjects include Gender and Identity, Collectors and Collecting, and Landscape and Modernity. Don't miss our two new tours: Ways of Seeing, and Sculpture: Materials and Form. Please refer to www.pallant.org.uk or ring reception for full details.
Events Adult Workshops
ARTWORK OF THE MONTH WORKSHOPS A programme of creative workshops inspired by artworks selected from the Gallery's extensive collections. Please book early as places are limited. Ring reception or visit www.pallant.org.uk for details of materials required. Portrait of Henry Peckham and his sister Judith, c.1690 Wednesday 25 July, 1–3pm (with Jenny King) Explore the theme of the figure in the landscape through paint and collage and the role of formal portraiture in the 17th and 18th Century. £8 Artificial Sun,1964, by Eduardo Paolozzi Wednesday 29 August, 1–3pm (with Leisa Chambers) Explore the representation of texture and form through Paolozzi's sculpture and experiment with found objects, paper, card and cardboard to create a 3D piece inspired by Paolozzi. £8 Inner Outer, 1965 by Jack Smith Wednesday 26 September, 1–3pm (with Sue Halloway) This workshop will reflect the influence of 20th Century music upon Jack Smith's work. Jack Smith stated "a picture will be beautiful if the parts are correctly put together". Taking inspiration from 'Inner Outer' by Jack Smith, you will experiment with collage and painting techniques. £8 Haverstock Hill, c.1938/9 by Walter Nessler Wednesday 31 October, 1–3pm (with Derek Matthews) The workshop will focus on and discuss the physical nature of the painting: its style, composition and palette, as well as the underlying concept and thought process leading to its creation. Participants will be encouraged to consider these aspects and will be given the opportunity to interpret, re-interpret or simply reproduce the image or elements in a medium of their choice. £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.15).
Events Adult Workshops
sunday art classes A programme of practical workshops with the support of a skilled artist. Use a new medium, learn a new technique or find out what inspired the artists represented at the Gallery. Participants are required to bring their own materials, which will also allow you to continue your work at home. Please ring reception or refer to www.pallant.org.uk for details. Book early as places are limited. Peter Blake and the Stuff of Life Sunday 15 July, 1–4pm (with Tim Gwyther) Create a self-portrait based on Peter Blake’s work which combines collage material and personal possessions. You will explore what your possessions reveal about your character, interests and lifestyle. As well as your art materials, please bring plenty of collage and source materials eg photographs, magazines, album covers, packaging, meaningful personal possessions, souvenirs and postcards. £11 Fauvist Colour and Acrylic Painting Sunday 9 September, 1–4pm (with Jenny Tyson) This workshop will explore the work of Adrian Berg, his response to colour and the portrayal of time and changing light. Using a range of acrylic painting methods, you will experiment with perspective and colour to create your own Fauvist inspired work. Please bring your own images of parks, gardens or landscapes. £11 Musical Covers Sunday 7 October, 1–4pm (with Sue Halloway) Consider the role of the record cover as a form of art and draw inspiration from individual pieces to create a collagraphic print. The combination of strong images, colour and texture will be a focal point of the workshop. £11
Events Children's Workshops
Early Years: Create and Make Fun, hands-on creative sessions for the mini-visitor aged 3–5 years, packed full of imaginative play, story-telling and fun materials. Every child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is willing to create and make. Please ensure you and your child wears suitable clothing. Book early as places are limited. Leafy Places Tuesday 31 July, 10.15am – 12.15pm (Janet Sang) Create a leafy place to hide in, paint your own footprints and follow the story of a tiger in search of his smile. A workshop using clay and paint. Please bring a cushion, apron and a towel for drying your feet. £8 per child What animals live here? Wednesday 1 August, 10.15am – 12.15pm (Janet Sang) Build an animal to live in the leafy place and make if part of a story. Stack and slot boxes together to make your animal, and paint its skin using sponges and brushes. Please bring a cushion, apron and a shoebox filled with small boxes and tubes. £8 per child Inside a rock pool Thursday 16 August, 10.15am – 12.15pm (Janet Sang) Create an underwater cave together, make your own rock pool in a dish, follow the story of a hermit crab in need of a home and visit the Gallery to look at colours and shapes. A workshop using paint, projected light and shadows to conjure up an underwater world. Please bring a cushion, apron and three sea-shells. £8 per child Splish, splash, splosh and little fishes Friday 17 August: 10.15am – 12.15pm (Janet Sang) Build an underwater creature to live in a cave or rock pool. You can join cardboard boxes and shapes and add fabric, stuffing and string to bring it to life and make it part of a story. Please bring a cushion, apron and a shoe or cereal box filled with smaller boxes, a few fabric scraps and two pairs of old socks. £8 per child www.pallant.org.uk
Events Children's Workshops
Colour, Shapes and Printed Landscapes Saturday 14 July, 10.15am – 12.15pm (with Dinah Kelly) Be inspired by Adrian Berg's colourful paintings and create patterns and shapes of your own imaginary landscapes in mono-print and collage. (8+ years) £8 per child A portrait of me! Saturday 21 July, 10.15am – 12.15pm (with Dinah Kelly) Looking at Peter Blake's painting, Self-Portrait with Badges, create your own portrait badge using colourful collage and paint and become a living work of art! (5–8 years, children must be accompanied by a parent/carer) £8 per child My Imaginary Friend Saturday 15 September, 10.15am – 12.15pm (with Jane Moran) Using a mixture of small objects from home and the paintings of Peter Blake, as your starting point, create your own imaginary character and story using relief, collage and paint. (8+ years) £8 per child
Adrian Berg, March Landscape, (1966), Tempera and acrylic on canvas © Estate of the artist
Practical activities designed to be fun, develop creativity and help our younger audiences explore the Gallery. Booking is essential as places are limited.
Events Children's / Young Artist's Workshops
FREE CHILDREN'S 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 Hands-on Landscape Thursday 2 August, 10.15am – 12.15pm repeated 2.15 – 4.15pm (with Jane Moran) Come and help create a large three dimensional landscape in the Studio inspired by landscapes in the Gallery's collection. Working together, families will use collage, inks and painting to develop the scene. What will you make, a sea, land or city scape? (5–11 years) Free Promenade Pop Art? Wednesday 22 August, 10.15am – 12.15pm Repeated 1.15 – 3.15pm (with Derek Matthews) A promenade workshop that takes you around the Gallery, discovering the highlights of the Pop Art collection. At the end of the trail you will create a 3D or pop-up finished art work in the Studio. (5–11 years) Free
Free Young People's Workshops A new programme of collaborative workshops for young people wanting to create, experiment and explore in the Gallery space. Workshops are free, but booking is essential. Taster Workshops: Creating Untitled 1 Thursday 20 September 5pm – 6.30pm and Thursday 27 September 5pm – 6.30pm Is art your thing? Come to our first meeting to meet other creative people, engage in lively conversations about art, get inspiration for your own work, help shape the next workshops and make some art. If you would like to find out more, please join us for the first two taster sessions, which we hope will help us to plan for Creating Untitled 2. (13–18 years) Free
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