What's On July – Oct 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 Eduardo Paolozzi, Refreshing and Delicious, Dated 1949, Collage on paper, The Sherwin Collection, ÂŠ Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation 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 2–4 Garden Gallery 5 De'Longhi Print Room 6–7 Stairwell 8 Collections 9 10 Studio Events Tours 11 Talks 12–16 Workshops 15–17 Children's workshops 18–19 Family activities 20 Other events 21
Exhibition Galleries 12–17
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi RA (1924–2005) was one of the most inventive and prolific of the British artists to come to prominence after the Second World War. During his lifetime he worked in an extensive variety of materials - producing sculpture, printmaking, drawing, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and even the decoration of Tottenham Court Road Tube station. The artist's celebrated BUNK collages, unveiled at the inaugural meeting of the Independent Group in 1952, led him to be heralded as one of the founders of British Pop art yet this new exhibition also explores Paolozzi's relationship to Surrealism and European Modernists such as Giacometti and Dubuffet, as well as his contribution to the worlds of fashion and mid-century design through his fabric designs for companies such as Horrockses and David Whitehead.
Eduardo Paolozzi, Real Gold, 1949, Collage on paper, TATE, Presented by the artist 1995, © The Trustees of the Eduardo Paolozzi Foundation
Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture 6 July – 13 October 2013
Eduardo Paolozzi, Mr Cruikshank, 1950, Bronze with a brown patina, The Ingram Collection of Modern and Contemporary British Art, ÂŠ The Trustees of the Eduardo Paolozzi Foundation
Exhibition Galleries 12â€“17
Featuring around 150 works in a variety of media, the exhibition will explore the extraordinary versatility of Paolozzi's approach to making art and the central importance of collage as a working process within his career, not only in the traditional sense of paper collage, but also in terms of sculptural assemblage, printmaking and filmmaking. The exhibition includes major loans from a range of public and private collections such as Tate, British Council and the Arts Council Collection, as well as examples from the Gallery's own Collection of over 350 works, one of the most significant collections of Paolozzi's work in the world, many donated by the artist's lifelong friend and patron the architect Colin St John Wilson. A fully-illustrated catalogue has been produced to coincide with the exhibition, written by Simon Martin, and including texts by Eduardo Paolozzi and Colin St John Wilson. Sponsored by De'Longhi, GAM, Jonathan Clark & Co, and Zero C, and supported by The Henry Moore Foundation, Paolozzi Foundation and the Paolozzi Exhibition Supporters Circle
Exhibition Gallery 4
Collage has been at the centre of artistic practice since the beginning of the twentieth century. In its simplest form, whether pasted, painted, assembled or constructed, the technique represented a radical restructuring of the pictorial tradition. Through Surrealism and Pop Art, it evolved to become an intrinsic part of the modern aesthetic. This exhibition, which is drawn from the Gallery's extensive Collection of modern British art, will explore the role of collage in the trajectory of British modernism through collage, prints and paintings by artists such as John Piper, Ben Nicholson, Julian Trevelyan, Eileen Agar, Nigel Henderson, Richard Hamilton, Peter Blake and John Stezaker.
Julian Trevelyan, Untitled (Northern Town), 1937, Collage on paper, Pallant House Gallery, On Loan From a Private Collection (2011), ÂŠ Estate of the Artist
Modern British Collage and its Legacy 15 June â€“ 29 September 2013
Exhibition Garden Gallery
Jonas Ranson: Plans for a New Mausoleum at Halicarnassus 6 July â€“ 13 October 2013
Jonas Ranson, Plans for a New Mausoleum at Halicarnassus ÂŠ Jonas Ranson
Print graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jonas Ranson creates bold, geometric designs that have a remarkably sensuous texture and delicacy of appearance. To coincide with the exhibition 'Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture', the Garden Gallery wall will be covered in a specially-designed limited edition screenprinted wallpaper inspired by Paolozzi's vivid graphic screen prints. Free
Exhibition De'Longhi Print Room
Louise Bristow: Unofficial Paintings 2 July â€“ 18 August 2013
Louise Bristow, Family Tent, 2005, Gouache on board, ÂŠ Louise Bristow, Photograph by Bernard G Mills
Brighton-based artist Louise Bristow's paintings are the end result of an intricate working process that involves constructing three-dimensional models and flat collages and arranging them to form set-ups in her studio. Her work is inspired by an eclectic range of sources from the work of Eduardo Paolozzi to Modernist architecture. This exhibition brings together a selection of paintings alongside her original models. Free
Exhibition De'Longhi Print Room
Keith Miller: Travel Sketchbooks 20 August â€“ 6 October 2013 Canadian artist Keith Miller's artist sketchbooks document his extensive travels - from the waterways of South East Asia to the crowded villages of Central America.
Keith Miller, Sketchbook spread, ÂŠ Keith Miller
This exhibition brings together a selection of his evocative sketchbooks, varying from pocket-sized to album-like volumes, each a unique graphic record of a trip. Free
Exhibition Stairwell Installation
Bouke de Vries: Bow Selector Until December 2013
Commissioned by Pallant House Gallery to mark the 300th anniversary of the historic house, this installation has been constructed by De Vries from the Gallery's collection of Bow porcelain and makes reference to the celebrated historic porcelain displays of Daniel Marot.
Bouke de Vries, Bow Selectro, Mixed media, 2012, ÂŠ The Artist
Dutch artist Bouke de Vries works as both a ceramics restorer and contemporary artist, using fragmented porcelain to create new sculptures that often feature witty and subversive narratives.
Exhibition Throughout the Gallery
Ivon Hitchens, Flowers, 1942, Oil on canvas, Mrs Diana King Bequest presented through The Art Fund (2003), ÂŠ Estate of Artist
Modern British Art: The Permanent Collection On show throughout the year Pallant House Gallery is home to one of the best collections of Modern British art in the UK, with important works by amongst others: Andrews, Auerbach, Blake, Bomberg, Caulfield, Freud, Hamilton, Hepworth, Nicholson, Moore, Paolozzi, Piper, Sickert and Sutherland. The core of this 'collection of collections' is Modern British art but other elements figure such as the Studio Pottery Collection. Each group of works has been formed by different collectors and different impulses and lends its own character to the collection, making the experience of Pallant House Gallery engaging, insightful and unique.
Studio Exhibitions Links School Visit – Photographic Response 2 July – 7 July A temporary display of photographic responses to the Gallery's Collection and exhibitions. Free Sussex Artists' Award 9 July – 4 August Formerly the Open Art Competition, this exhibition will showcase selected entries to the 2013 Sussex Artists' Award, a collaboration between St. Wilfrid’s Hospice and Pallant House Gallery’s Outside In which aims to raise valuable funds for the two charities. Free Phil Baird: Simple Complex Drawings 6 August – 8 September A celebration of the intricate and imaginative drawings of Phil Baird, Outside In: National Award Winner in 2012. Free Partnership of the Month: Simon Russell and Stephen Codner 10 September – 6 October An exhibition highlighting the creative partnership of Simon Russell and Stephen Codner, both part of Pallant House Gallery's innovative Partners in Art scheme. Free Knitting Time: A Journey Through Loss 8 October – 3 November A research and development project by writer and artist Colin Hambrook, reflecting on loss and its impact on psychosis. Timed to coincide with World Mental Health Day (10 October). Free
Exhibition Tours Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture Thurs 8 Aug, 6pm An opportunity to find out more about the major summer exhibition with Head of Exhibitions and Collections, Simon Martin. ÂŁ3 Modern British Collage and its Legacy Thurs 11 July, 6pm Curator Katy Norris will lead a tour of the exhibition which features collage, prints and paintings by artists in the Collection such as John Piper, Ben Nicholson, William Scott and John Stezaker. ÂŁ3
Free Collection Tours Highlights Tours Every Saturday at 2pm A whistle-stop tour of the Gallery's extensive Collections led by a knowledgeable Gallery Guide. No need to book, just meet at Reception. Free 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 Collectors and Collecting, Landscape and Modernity, Ways of Seeing, and Sculpture: Materials and Form. Please refer to www.pallant.org.uk or ring Reception for full details.
Talks Online Booking available Bouke de Vries Thurs 18 July, 6pm After working as a designer with John Galliano, Stephen Jones and Zandra Rhodes, Dutch artist Bouke de Vries switched careers and studied ceramics conservation and restoration at West Dean college. Using his skills as a restorer, he began to create 'exploded' artworks from reclaimed broken pots, using fragmented porcelain to create new sculptures that often feature witty and subversive narratives. He will discuss his work in relation to his installation in the historic stairwell, Bow Selector. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50), Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, students £7.50) Paolozzi and the Independent Group Thurs 25 July, 6pm Paolozzi was a leading member of the Independent Group associated with the ICA in the 1950s, which included Richard Hamilton, Nigel Henderson, Colin St John Wilson and Lawrence Alloway. The Group explored ideas about new forms of perception and sources for art, advocating a philosophy which rejected distinctions between high and low culture. Anne Massey, Professor of Design History, explores Paolozzi's contribution to the group including his involvement in the seminal exhibition 'This Is Tomorrow' in 1956. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50), Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, students £7.50) Louise Bristow in conversation with Peter Suchin Thurs 1 Aug, 6pm Louise Bristow's work is inspired by her fascination with the aesthetic of the Cold War and collage techniques such as the work of Eduardo Paolozzi. Her paintings are made using an intricate working process that involves constructing three-dimensional models and flat collages, and arranging
Louise Bristow, Festival, 2008, Gouache on Board, © Louise Bristow, Photograph by Bernard G Mills
them to form set-ups in her studio. Louise will talk inconversation about her work and her influences with contemporary art critic, lecturer and artist Peter Suchin. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50), Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, students £7.50) Keith Miller Thurs 22 Aug, 6pm A Canadian living in Mexico, Keith Miller has spent most of his adult life travelling the globe – from the waterways of South East Asia to the crowded villages of Central America. To mark an exhibition of his evocative travel sketch books, Miller will talk about the urge to travel and why he chooses sketching over photography. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50), Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, students £7.50) Paolozzi and Artists' Textiles in the 1950s and 60s Thurs 5 Sept, 6pm While Eduardo Paolozzi is best known as a sculptor, he also made a distinctive and perhaps surprising contribution to the worlds of fashion and mid-century design. In the 1950s he created bold textile designs that applied his collage aesthetic to modern dress and furnishing fabrics for companies such as Horrockses and David Whitehead. Geoff Raynor and Richard Chamberlain of Target Gallery and Dennis Northdruft, Director of the Fashion and Textile Museum, will discuss this little-known aspect of his work. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50), Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, students £7.50) www.pallant.org.uk
Paolozzi: Friend, Tutor and Artist Thurs 19 Sept, 6pm Cultural historian Professor Christopher Frayling and ceramic designer David Queensberry both taught with Paolozzi at the Royal College of Art for many years. They will give their personal recollections of Paolozzi as an artist, tutor and friend in conversation with Pallant House Gallery's Head of Exhibitions and Collections, Simon Martin. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50), Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, students £7.50) From Cyborgs to Sideboards: Eduardo Paolozzi's Sculptures in the 1950s and 60s Thurs 26 Sept, 6pm Paolozzi's main sculptural work in the 1950s consisted of large bronzed forms that resembled lumbering monsters, half organic, half machine. As the decade continued these creatures began to morph into architectural forms reminiscent of sideboards and elaborate fire-surrounds. Ben Highmore, Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, will explore this progression with reference to the artist's life and the relationship between sculpture and architecture. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50), Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, students £7.50) Eduardo Paolozzi's Bunk Collages Thurs 3 Oct, 6pm The inaugural meeting of the Independent Group at the ICA in April 1952 has gained mythical status as one of the seminal moments in the development of Pop art in Britain when Paolozzi presented his now-celebrated series of collages drawn from American adverts, science fiction and American magazines. The collages suggested a radical new aesthetic, which, before the end of the decade, was to form the basis of pop art. The art historian John Paul Stonard explores this key moment in the development of Pop art in Britain. Talk and wine: £12 (Friends £10.50), Talk only: £8.50 (Friends £7, students £7.50)
Events Talks and Workshops
Artwork of the Month
David Bomberg, Tajo and Rocks, Ronda (The Last Landscape), 1956–57, Oil on canvas, Pallant House Gallery (Wilson Loan, 2006), © Sir Colin St John Wilson
Learn more about a work from the Collection in these monthly talks and creative workshops. Talks are free with Gallery admission and do not need booking, workshops are £8 and require booking. Call reception or visit www.pallant.org.uk for details of materials required. ' Helmet Head and Shoulders', 1952, by Henry Moore Wed 31 July, 11.30am -12.30pm (Talk, Jock Johnston), 1–3pm (Workshop, Jenny King) During the early 1950s Moore made a number of 'Helmet' sculptures, which in their angular and mechanistic appearance, evoked the violent memories of the Second World War. Following a talk introducing the work, the workshop will focus on the use of positive and negative shapes in this sculpture. You will create textured surfaces on paper using ink and wax resistant techniques to produce a more inspired form.
Events Talks and Workshops
' Tajo and Rocks, Ronda' (The Last Landscape), 1956–57, by David Bomberg Wed 28 Aug, 11.30am–12.30pm (Talk, Alan Wood), 1–3pm (Workshop, Claire Westwood) Learn more about Bomberg's visionary 'Last Landscape', inspired by his return to the Andalucian town of Ronda where he had painted many canvases twenty years earlier. Then, drawing upon the painting's dreamlike quality, develop an abstract landscape, using paint and collage to recreate Bomberg's expressive brush marks and loose, interwoven effect. ' Cambridge Red and Green', 1968, by Mark Lancaster Wed 25 Sept, 11.30am–12.30pm (Talk, Martina Gingell), 1–3pm (Workshop, Tim Gwyther) This early painting by Mark Lancaster, the subject of September's talk, shows the influence of American hard-edged abstraction and was created during a residency at King's College, Cambridge. The workshop will encourage you to work from its grid-like composition to devise your own system of colour combinations and arrangements. Explore the use of 'hard-edge' and blended paint effects and create a colourful abstract painting. ' Bullfight', 1928, by William Roberts Wed 30 Oct, 11.30am – 12.30pm (Talk, Eric Whitehead), 1–3pm (Workshop, Derek Matthews) Best known for his stylized, tubular figures inspired by Cubism and Vorticism, William Roberts probably witnessed the Spanish tradition of bullfighting when he travelled to Southern France in the early 1920s. Find out more about this fascinating history and then, in the workshop, investigate and experiment with the geometric forms present in Roberts' picture in a drawing-based workshop, which will also offer an introduction to Recognition-ByComponents theory.
Events Adult Workshops
Sunday Art Classes Learn a new technique, experiment with a range of mediums and discover the work of the highlighted artist. Part-led by our team of Outside In: Step Up artists who have been trained through the Gallery’s professional development programme for artists who face barriers to the art world. Nigel Henderson: Collage Sun 21 July, 2–4pm (Outside In: Step Up artist) Nigel Henderson, like his friend and fellow Independent Group member Eduardo Paolozzi, collected found objects such as cigarette cards and newspapers to include in his work. Use Nigel Henderson's 'Head of James Joyce', c.1960 to inform and inspire your own collaged head, using found objects to create your piece. £8 Eduardo Paolozzi: Extreme Abstraction Sun 8 Sept, 1–4pm (Derek Matthews) Focusing on Eduardo Paolozzi's Hammer Prints and the work of the Independent Group, this drawing and collage-based workshop will investigate the idea of creating and using emblems, ikons, signs and abstractions to develop your own work. £11 Ben Nicholson: Still Life Sun 22 Sept, 1–4pm (Tim Gwyther) Explore the use of opaque and transparent layers of paint to make a variety of different surfaces and create an abstract still life painting based around Ben Nicholson's Still Life - Cerulean. £11 Barbara Hepworth: Carving Sun 6 Oct, 2–4pm (Outside In: Step Up Artist) Barbara Hepworth's use of negative space and abstract sculptures, consisting of a single form was to become a trademark of her style. Taking inspiration from Barbara Hepworth's abstract forms, create your own designs and transfer your 2D studies into a 3D soap carving. £8
Events Early Years' Workshops
early Years: Create and Make Fun, hands-on creative sessions for the mini visitor aged 3–5 years. Each workshop is packed full of imaginative play, story-telling and fun materials. Every child must be accompanied by a parent or carer who is willing to create and make. Please ensure you and your child wear suitable clothing. Please book early as places are limited. Textured Materials and Dazzling Patterns Fri 2 Aug, 10.15am – 12.15pm (Janet Sang) Take a journey around the Gallery and see how many patterns you can find. Make a giant floor collage based on the patterns that you discover, with lots of textured materials. Play with clay to create patterns and textures. Please bring a small soft animal toy to take on our journey into the Gallery. £8 per child Discovering Shapes Fri 9 Aug, 10.15am – 12.15pm (Janet Sang) Discover lots of shapes, then collage and print your own and work together to make a hidden town underneath the studio tables with your pictures and boxes. Please bring a shoe box packed with one small plastic or wooden toy, cardboard boxes, tubes and a torch. £8 per child Special Colours Fri 23 Aug, 10.15am – 12.15pm (Janet Sang) Come and mix your own special colours using paint and make a big, coloured painting using brushes, rollers and sponges. Take photos of your painting and look at them in the Gallery. Please bring four small (matchbox sized) pieces of coloured fabric. £8 per child
Events Children's Workshops
Children's Workshops Practical activities designed to be fun, develop creativity and help our younger audiences explore the Gallery. Booking is essential as places are limited. Collaging a Story Sat 20 July, 10.15am – 12.15pm (With Claire Westwood) Come and create a series of imaginative and fantasybased storyboards inspired by the Paolozzi exhibition and film ' The History of Nothing', using inks, photographs and collage. Please bring photographs and images from home that mean something to you. (8+ years) £8 per child Paolozzi in 3D Sat 14 Sept, 10.15am – 12.15pm (With Dinah Kelly) Discover the weird and wonderful sculptures of Eduardo Paolozzi. Make a 3D or relief clay piece and incorporate your own Paolozzi-inspired patterns and textures or press a variety of objects into your clay to make your piece personal to you. (5–8 years, children must be accompanied by a parent/carer) £8 per child Pattern Making Sat 21 Sept, 10.15am – 12.15pm (With Veronica Kociuch) Explore Eduardo Paolozzi's collage work on display in the Gallery and be inspired to create your own vibrant, crazy patterns. Work within the Gallery spaces and see which patterns you like, then create your own big or small design and experiment with a range of paints. (8+ years) £8 per child
Events Family Activities
free Family Activities Summer holiday activities designed to encourage families to create together while having fun. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer willing to create. Please ensure you all wear suitable clothing. Create & Make Drop-In Tue 30 July, Tue 6, 20 & 27 August, 10am–12pm During the summer holidays the Studio will be open for families to drop in and independently create and make. It will be packed full of materials to help you draw, build, colour or stick your own Gallery-inspired work. This activity is unsupervised. Free My Shop! Wed 7 Aug, 10.15am – 12.15pm (With Louise Bristow) Repeated 2.15pm – 4.15pm Louise Bristow's work, on show in the De'Longhi Print Room, has been inspired by kiosks from around the world, structures that are often playful in their design. Come and build your own creative kiosk, using cardboard, collage and paint in this family workshop led by the artist. Free (booking essential) Your Bow Selector Wed 21 Aug, 10.15am – 12.15pm (With Bouke De Vries) Repeated 2.15pm – 4.15pm Work with Bouke de Vries, artist of the stairwell installation, to design and construct your own collage response to the work. Add your finished teapot, plate or teacup piece to a collaborative display that will mirror the same traditional 17th/18th ceramic display approach. These will then be displayed on the stairwell alongside Bow Selector. Free (booking essential) Family Open Day Sun 29 Sept, 11–5pm (activities 12–4pm) A chance to enjoy our world-class Collection for free and take part in a range of family friendly fundraising activities including biscuit decorating, bunting-making, and a creative drop-in session in the Studio. A family trail will also be available. 20
Events Other Events
Performance Poulenc and the Painters: a programme of Portraits Friday 19 July, 11.30am and 2.30pm This collaboration between the Southern Cathedrals Festival and Pallant House Gallery features Poulenc's Song-cycle 'Le travail du peintre' written in tribute to poet Paul Eluard, depicting painters such as Picasso, Chagall, Braque, Klee and Miro, and his Piano Variations 'Les soirées de Nazelles', performed by baritone David Wilson-Johnson and pianist David Owen Norris. Alongside the music there will be projections of the featured artist's work. £15 Pallant Prom: Viktoriya Peneva Sat 28 Sept, 12 noon The Gallery's prestigious series of international piano recitals resumes with a performance of Beethoven and Brahms by the Bulgarian pianist, Viktoriya Peneva. A Master of Performance student at the Royal College of Music, Pittoria has received several awards and prizes at international competitions. £5. Friends free (donations welcomed)
Short Course Art Lunch: Eduardo Paolozzi Thur 18 July, 10.30am – 2.15pm This one day course features an illustrated talk on the works of Eduardo Paolozzi by Simon Martin, Head of Collections and Exhibitions, a private lunch by Field & Fork and an intimate tour of the exhibition Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture. £60 (Friends £54)
Fundraiser Macmillan Coffee morning Fri 27 Sept, 10am to 12 noon A coffee and cake-themed gathering in the Studio supported by the Gallery's Headline sponsors, De'Longhi. All proceeds will go towards Macmillan Cancer Support. Free www.pallant.org.uk
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