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What’s on

otter gallery Exhibitions January – May 2012

Leon Underwood (1890-1975) Atalanta, 1938. Bronze with a dark brown patina. The Ingram Collection, The Lightbox gallery and museum, Woking, Surrey Š JP Bland Photography

Otter Gallery The Otter Gallery is an art space that encourages engagement, discussion and participation with visual art. It is a public gallery with free admission supported by the University of Chichester and based at the Chichester campus. The gallery aims to work with the wider community through a creative exhibition programme and a series of artist-led workshops and community events throughout the year. The gallery is also home to a distinguished collection of 20th century British art including work by Henry Moore, Patrick Heron, Stanley Spencer and Graham Sutherland. Selected works from the collection are exhibited each year.


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Otter Gallery Until 15 January 2012


Hans Feibusch: The Influence of Europe 21 January – 26 February


TRANSITIONS - work in progress 2 March – 15 April


The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art 25 April – 20 May


Clear Spot


Outreach and Workshops


Creative Writing Workshops at the Otter Gallery


Otter Gallery Collection, Mailing list, Accessibility Maps and How to find us


Parking, Opening Times

Please note: The Otter Gallery will be closed from 22 May to Autumn 2012 for the refurbishment of the Learning Resources Centre. Please visit our website for updates on the re-opening date. Tel: 01243 816098


Hans Feibusch: Still Life (private collection)

Hans Feibusch: The Influence of Europe 24 November 2011 – 15 January 2012 This exhibition is a celebration of sculptor and painter Hans Feibusch’s prodigious career, exploring the biblical and classical themes that constantly inspired him, as well as landscapes, still life, portraits and figure studies in a variety of media that includes sculpture, pastel, oils, gouache and lithographs. Here we present the Otter Gallery’s own Feibusch drawing of Two Angels in the context of other preparatory and gridded sketches for murals. The exhibition features works on loan from Pallant House Gallery (which holds the artist’s studio archive), alongside pictures loaned by Chichester Cathedral and private collections.


1.David Wise, 2. Maggie Tredwell, 3. Dorothe Haverhals




TRANSITIONS – work in progress 21 January – 26 February TRANSITIONS: ‘The process or a period of changing from one state to another.’ The Fine Art MA course at the University of Chichester offers an opportunity for students to draw on past experience and develop new ways of making. The artists taking part in this show Diana Brighouse, Maggie Tredwell, David Wise, Natalie Pudaloff and Dorothe Haverhals - come from very different backgrounds and explore different material practices. The exhibition comes approximately halfway through their MA studies, and the work shown here reflects the point in the students’ journeys at which they now find themselves. The work may appear disparate in subject matter but is unified by representing a transition point for each artist.

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Sir Anthony Caro (b. 1924) Writing Piece - Hand (1978). Wood and steel, varnished. The Ingram Collection, The Lightbox gallery and museum, Woking, Surrey Š JP Bland Photography

The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art 2 March – 15 April The Otter Gallery is delighted to collaborate with The Lightbox gallery and museum, Woking, for this exhibition of modern and contemporary British art. The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art has been amassed over the last two decades by Chris Ingram, an entrepreneur and owner of Woking Football Club. Now on long-term loan to The Lightbox, the collection includes over 350 works that span nearly 100 years of art from the 1900s to the present day, by artists including Sir Anthony Caro, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Dame Elisabeth Frink, Edward Burra, Eric Gill, Barbara Hepworth and Leon Underwood. This exhibition features a selection of paintings and sculpture from the collection.


Image from Across: exhibition of work by Level 4/5 Fine Art students 2011

Clear Spot 25 April – 20 May In the study of Fine Art, students learn something of Captain Beefheart's (Don van Vliet) wisdom, in his natty refrain: ‘you have to run a long way to find a clear spot’. Here at the University of Chichester we have the luxury of a wonderful location, a great programme and team, and good facilities to help students find their way through the challenge of discovering their own clear spot for thinking and making like an artist. In this exhibition we see developmental work from a selection of Level 4 and 5 students (first and second years) as they progress towards the final hurdle of the Degree Show (this year's Degree Show can be seen concurrently in artOne).

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Learning activities at the Otter Gallery Events and workshops throughout the year The Otter Gallery offers a variety of public events and workshops, either free or for a small charge. These are often linked to our exhibitions programme. Please look at our website or contact the Gallery Assistant Catharine Russell on 01243 816098, email for information and booking. We also offer artist or gallery staff-led learning sessions for schools, colleges, day centres and community groups. Based around our exhibitions programme or permanent art collection, these sessions can be tailored to suit each group’s needs. There is generally no charge for learning sessions in the gallery. To find out more or to book a session contact the Gallery Officer Laura Kidner on 01243 816098 email


Creative Writing Workshops at the Otter Gallery (in association with Chic Lit) The Otter Gallery’s poet-in-residence Stephanie Norgate hosts regular creative writing workshops aimed at developing poems and other writing in response to exhibitions at the gallery. Poet and playwright Stephanie runs the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester and her poetry collection Hidden River (2008) was shortlisted for the Forward First Collection Prize and the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection. Her plays have been broadcast on Radio 4 and in 2010 she took part in a collaborative project with the painter Jayne Sandys-Renton when paintings and poems were brought together for The Fallen House and Other Voices exhibition at the Otter Gallery. Stephanie’s 90-minute creative writing sessions take place within the gallery itself, and are open to beginners and those with experience. Members of the public are particularly welcome at the workshops, which cost £3 per session (free to University students and staff). 2012 workshop dates: • TRANSITIONS – work in progress Wednesday, 8 February, 12-1.30pm • The Ingram Collection of Modern Art Wednesday, 7 March, 12-1.30pm Stephanie Norgate

• Clear Spot Wednesday, 4th April, 12-1.30pm

Chichester Literati (Chic Lit) is based in the Department of English and Creative Writing at the University of Chichester and offers a forum for everyone with an interest in literature, creative writing and the visual arts. Featuring writers and artists both past and present, the society highlights Chichester’s rich and diverse artistic heritage and its thriving contemporary culture, and organises regular events. For information visit or contact To book a place on Stephanie Norgate’s creative writing workshops please ring 01243 816098 or email:

Tel: 01243 816098


Otter Gallery Collection The gallery’s aim is to make the permanent collection more accessible. If you are interested in viewing particular works from the collection please refer to our website list and then contact the gallery to make an appointment. Visit to see information about the collection.

Mailing list If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information about the gallery programme, forthcoming events and workshops, and invitations to special viewings, please contact Catharine Russell on 01243 816098, email

Accessibility Maps The Otter Gallery is open to the public and an access guide is available through the DisabledGo website at

How to find us The Otter Gallery is a 15-minute walk from Chichester city centre or a 20-minute walk from Chichester train station. A number of buses stop at the end of College Lane and Stagecoach's U700 service stops at the Bishop Otter campus. Covered bicycle parking is available. The Otter Gallery is situated on the ground floor of the Learning Resources Centre at the University of Chichester’s Bishop Otter Campus. On entering the University via the main entrance on College Lane, the Learning Resources Centre is the large building on the left. For more information about finding the University of Chichester, including walking directions, go to

Bishop Otter Campus

Alternative parking: Northgate car park

Alternative parking: Eastgate car park Bus and train stations


Parking Limited free parking is available for up to 30 minutes in front of the Learning Resources Centre (Otter Gallery location) at any time. For a longer stay during the teaching day (8am-5pm) you may use the pay and display car park opposite the Learning Resources Centre. A valid pay and display ticket will also be valid in all other car parks on campus, other than the barrier controlled and restricted parking bays. Please note that without valid parking car owners may face a fine. Alternative parking is available off-campus.


The Otter Gallery

Parking Entrance

Gallery opening times Term-time 9am-9pm Monday to Thursday. 10am-5pm Friday to Sunday Out of term 9am-5pm Monday to Friday Closed bank holidays. Tel: 01243 816098


Contact Details Otter Gallery University of Chichester College Lane Chichester PO19 6PE

Front cover image: Natalie Pudaloff

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The Otter Gallery Exhibition Programme 2012  

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