Date/Time Event
13/09/2017 - 01/03/2018
All Day
Glyn Philpot

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 12A Pavilion Parade, Brighton

Until March 2018

Admission price

Among the Royal Pavilion & Museum’s collections is a group of paintings and sculpture by the artist Glyn Philpot (1884-1937), who had a modernising impact on portraiture. The exhibition explores aspects of his life including his relationship with Henry Thomas and his patrons and his hope to reconcile religious imagery with the contemporary.

Phone 03000 290290 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk.

13/09/2017 - 01/06/2018
All Day
Museum of Transology

Spotlight Gallery,, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 12A Pavilion Parade, Brighton

Until June 2018

Admission price

This exhibition began with donations from Brighton’s trans community and is now the largest collection represening trans people in the country and possibly the world. Containing artefacts and photographic portraiture, the display challenges the idea that gender is fixed. It also launches Be Bold, a series of collaborative exhibitions and events.

Phone 03000 290290 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk.

16/09/2017 - 31/03/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Collections in Bloom

Main Gallery, Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing

Saturdays September 16 to March 31, opening times 10am-5pm

Free

See feature for details.

Phone 01903 221448 or visit worthingmuseum.co.uk.

21/10/2017 - 31/03/2018
All Day
Fans Unfolded

Norwood Gallery, Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing

Saturday October 21-Saturday March 31

Free

The fan, a fashion accessory often forgotten, is put in the spotlight in this exhibition. The museum has selected fans from its collection to explore the art, language and craftsmanship of the fan interposed with items from the collection that reflect the period in which each fan was used. “We will be exploring the imagery of the fans, how they mirrored fine art of the time as well as looking into the language of fans and how they were used as means of communicating between people, the political propaganda they represented and fans that were used for advertising, dating back to the early 1700s,” explains Gerry Connolly, the museum’s senior curator. Picture: Ivory and pique fan with painted velum leaf featuring the three magi, c1700.

Phone 01903 221448 or visit worthingmuseum.co.uk.

10/01/2018 - 28/03/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Life Drawing Sessions

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Mondays and Wednesdays January 8-March 28, 6.30pm-8.30pm on Mondays and 10am-12noon on Wednesdays

Tickets £12 per session. Age 16+

This informal class drawing the human form is led by Rachel Cowell of Ginger Moo. The classes focus on learning and experimenting with new materials and gaining new skills. Bring your own drawing materials.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.

11/01/2018 - 11/03/2018
All Day
Gluck: Art & Identity

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 12A Pavilion Parade, Brighton

Until Sunday March 11

Usual admission charges apply
This major exhibition explores the life and work of the 20th century artist Gluck (1895-1978) who is now recognised as a trailblazer of gender fluidity. Born Hannah Gluckstein into a wealthy Jewish family, Gluck attended art school in London and ran away to Cornwall with fellow students during the First World War. The artist mixed with the Newlyn School of painters and adopted the name Gluck, creating a controversial masculine identity incorporating men’s tailoring, barber-cut short hair and a mannish demeanour. Gluck, who demanded ‘no prefix, suffix, or quotes’, became well known as a painter. Portraits, land and seascapes and floral paintings are all included in this show, along with
clothing, accessories, photographs, press cuttings and personal ephemera. The exhibition is part of Wear it Out, a partnership with The Centre for Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. Picture above: Gluck c 1932/Howard Coster Fine Arts Society. Picture below: Gluck, Lords and Ladies, detail, 1936.

Phone 0300 029 0900 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk.

12/02/2018 - 20/05/2018
All Day
Andy Holden & Peter Holden: Natural Selection

Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne

Until Sunday May 20

Admission free

Natural Selection marks the culmination of a five-year collaboration between artist Andy Holden and his father, the ornithologist Peter Holden. Their collaborative work takes us on an ornithological journey: from the building of nests to the collecting of eggs. Featuring objects, sculptures, videos and animation, the exhibition has been conceived to celebrate an astonishing diversity of natural forms and embrace different ways of looking. Picture: Alison Bettles.

Phone 01323 434670 or visit townereastbourne.org.uk.

12/02/2018 - 29/04/2018
All Day
Caroline Achaintre: Fantômas

First Floor Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Until Sunday April 29

Free

Caroline Achaintre’s visually striking, witty ceramic sculptures and hand-tufted wall hangings incorporate diverse references such as catwalk fashion, carnival, and death-metal iconography, as well as Primitivism and Expressionism – early 20th century Western art movements that borrowed heavily from non-Western and prehistoric imagery to find new ways of representing the modern world. Picture: Rob Harris.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.

12/02/2018 - 26/06/2018
12:00 am
Collector’s Choice: Star Wars

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove

Until Tuesday June 26

Free admission

This is a display of vintage Star Wars toys and memorabilia from the 1970s and 80s. It’s a chance to take a trip down memory lane or brush up on the back story to the newest Star Wars releases.

Phone 0300 029 0900 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk/hove.

12/02/2018 - 03/06/2018
All Day
John Piper’s Brighton Aquatints

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 12A Pavilion Parade, Brighton

Until Sunday June 3

Free with museum admission

The significance of John Piper’s Brighton Aquatints book – published just after the outbreak of war in November 1939 – is widely recognised, but has never before been explored in detail. The slim volume of landscape views, with its marbled paper boards, hovered on the brink of Victorian pastiche; while his choice of a printmaking medium redolent of the early 19th century seemed a perfect match for the architectural period of the town. But for all the nostalgia of its subject and style, Brighton Aquatints was a clear indicator of Piper’s awareness of avant-garde art. This display explores Brighton Aquatints through related books, letters, sketches, prints and designs, and is curated by architectural and design historian Alan Powers. It coincides with the publication of a new edition of Piper’s Brighton Aquatints with an introduction and commentary by Powers, published by The Mainstone Press. Picture: © The Piper Estate/DACS 2017.

Phone 0300 029 0900 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk.

12/02/2018 - 29/04/2018
All Day
Leonard Rosoman: Painting Theatre

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Until Sunday April 29

Experience John Osborne’s controversial play A Patriot for Me through the eyes of British painter Leonard Rosoman RA (1913 – 1912), tutor to David Hockney and Peter Blake, in a series of works not seen together since the 1970s. Part of the Royal Academy’s 250th birthday celebrations, this is the first museum show of Rosoman’s work in over 30 years. Curated in association with Dr Tanya Harrod, the series conveyed the ‘claustrophobic, sometimes savage, atmosphere’ of the play, whilst capturing a moment in time when attitudes towards sexuality and censorship were on the cusp of change. Picture: Leonard Rosoman, Study. Officer in drag, 1968, Acrylic on canvas, 91.5 x 91.5 cm, Dakin Collection © The Artist’s Estate.

Phone 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

12/02/2018 - 03/06/2018
All Day
We Stared at the Moon from the Centre of the Sun

Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne

Until Sunday June 3

Admission free

This is an exhibition curated by internationally acclaimed artist Haroon Mirza with works from the Arts Council Collection, Towner’s Collection and interventions orchestrated by the artist and his studio hrm199. Mirza considers electricity his main medium, with which he creates atmospheric environments by intuitively linking light, sound, music, videos and elements of architecture. For We stared at the Moon from the centre of the Sun, the artist draws together modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, installation, and film and video works to explore how our fantasies about the future and our understanding of the past determines our experience of ‘the now’. Picture above: Lis Rhodes Dresden Dynamo 1971-2 Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London © the artist print. Picture below: Patrick Caulfield Sculpture in a Landscape 1966 Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London © The Estate of Patrick Caulfield all rights reserved DACS 2017.

Phone 01323 434670 or visit townereastbourne.org.uk.

12/02/2018 - 15/04/2018
All Day
Yemi Awosile

North staircase De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Until Sunday April 15

Free

Throughout autumn last year, Awosile engaged Thornwood Care Home staff and residents living with dementia in conversation and shared creative activities. From this series of social interventions, she developed a collection of digitally embroidered fabrics inspired by her encounters and the site. Awosile tests how craft innovation might help to bridge the gap between a younger generation of digital natives and those brought up before the digital age – people who might be more familiar with hand-crafted techniques. Awosile used the architecture of the De La Warr Pavilion to create an arrangement of textile objects that explore moments of re-discovery and unfamiliarity. Garment silhouettes embody personal dialogues that, in turn, create opportunities for social exchange, touching on the silent interplay between public and private space. Picture: Rob Harris.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.

12/02/2018 - 04/09/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Aliens, Zombies and Monsters! The Weird World of Aaron Blecha

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove
Until Tuesday September 4, 10am-5pm
Free admission
Popular children’s writer and illustrator Aaron Blecha reveals the tricks of his trade in this fun display. The Hove-based creator is best-known for books like Goodnight, Grizzle Grump! and the Shark School series and in this display will give museum visitors a peek into the process behind his work – starting from initial ideas and doodles to creating characters and finished books. Picture: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove.

Read our feature on Aliens, Zombies and Monsters.
Phone 0300 029 0900 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk/hove.

17/02/2018 - 13/05/2018
All Day
Inhabit

 

Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne

Saturday February 17-Sunday May 13

Admission free

Inhabit is an exhibition curated entirely using works from the gallery’s extensive collection of historic, modern and contemporary art. The conceptual installation of paintings, sculptures and prints invites the visitor to inhabit the gallery spaces as they move through three defined ‘settings’. Visitors enter a monochrome landscape where the town’s folk are noticeably absent; evidence of urbanisation waits patiently for new inhabitants as a bird hovers over a craggy rock face in amongst stark dark trees. Next, they step inside a domestic setting, defined by bold primary colours, before finally visiting a setting dominated by a mountain and a leafy forest path that draws the viewer in to an imagined landscape. Inhabit includes works by Edward Bawden, Dennis Creffield, Gertrude Hermes, Phelan Gibb, Duncan Grant, Derrick Greaves, Roland Jarvis, Robert MacBryde, Harold Mockford and Monica Poole,  as well as contemporary artists Peter Liversidge, Tania Kovats, Zoe Walker and Graham Gussin. The display will also showcase new acquisitions to the Towner Collection, a selection of prints by Patrick Caulfield and paintings by Wilfred Avery and Patrick Heron. Picture above left: Derrick Greaves Abstract Painting with fruit 1979. Towner Collection Eastbourne. Derrick Greaves courtesy James Hyman Gallery London. Picture above right: Kerstin Erici, Still Life,1950. © The Artist. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne.

Phone 01323 434670 or visit townereastbourne.org.uk.

21/02/2018 - 20/05/2018
All Day
Sheila Bownas: A Life in Pattern

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Wednesday February 21-Sunday May 20

This is an exhibition of original designs by the mid-century textile designer Sheila Bownas (1925—2007), a supplier to Liberty London and Marks & Spencer who remained relatively unknown until an archive of her work surfaced recently at auction. Her colourful patterns featuring playful scenes, floral and geometric motifs, captured the optimism of the post-war era. The exhibition is curated in association with Chelsea Cefai. Picture: Sheila Bownas, SB 467, circa 1960-69, Sheila Bownas Archive © Sheila Bownas Archive.

Read our feature on Sheila Bownas.

Phone 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

24/02/2018 - 06/01/2019
All Day
1935

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Saturday February 24-Sunday January 6

Free

1935 brings together a series of events that took place in and around the vicinity of the De La Warr Pavilion, the year the building opened to the public. The De La Warr Pavilion is an architectural manifestation of a progressive social movement invested in providing the best art and culture for all. It was commissioned by the 9th Earl De La Warr, then Mayor of Bexhill, and designed by Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff. This exhibition takes that year as a starting point, using local events to indicate the varied social and political landscape of the time. Picture: Arthur Spray, the mysterious cobbler of Bexhill, curing Alice of her headache, 1935. Photographer unknown. 

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24/02/2018 - 07/05/2018
All Day
POP! Art in a Changing Britain

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Saturday February 24-Monday May 7

This exhibition is a vivid exploration of how artists in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s responded to rapid social change. Pop Art as a movement came to the fore in this period as a means to address the rise of mass media, the cult of celebrity and prevalent political concerns. This exhibition celebrates Pallant House Gallery’s significant collection of British Pop Art, including major paintings, sculpture and an extensive holding of Pop prints and archive material. It includes seminal works such as Peter Blake’s ‘The Beatles, 1962’ (1963-68), Richard Hamilton’s ‘Swingeing London’ (1968), Jann Haworth’s ‘Cowboy’ (1964) and one of the early examples of Pop printmaking, Eduardo Paolozzi’s  ‘As Is When’ (1965).  Picture: Jann Haworth, ‘Cowboy’, 1964, fabric, Pallant House Gallery (Wilson Gift through The Art Fund, 2006) © Jann Haworth.

Read our feature on the exhibition.

Phone 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

24/02/2018 - 03/06/2018
All Day
Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj

Ground Floor Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Saturday February 24-Sunday June 3

Entry

Together and separately, Guimarães and Akhøj explore the residual histories of art, design and architecture, exposing unexpected connections between states of rapture and modernity. Much of their recent work has emerged from research undertaken in the small Brazilian town of Palmelo, many of whose inhabitants are Spiritist mediums. Presented in the UK for the first time, Studies for A Minor History of Trembling Matter (2017) and Captain Gervasio’s Family (2014) are both set within this community. These films sit alongside Guimaraes’ film Canoas (2010), set in the home that architect Oscar Neimeyer built for himself outside Rio de Janeiro, and Akhøj’s Welcome (to the Teknival), 2009-17, a response to the restoration of Eileen Gray’s modernist villa e.1027. This is the artists’ first exhibition in a UK public institution. Picture: Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj, Studies for A Minor History of Trembling Matter 2017, 30:28 minutes, video, colour, four channel sound, Portuguese with English subtitles. Courtesy of the artists and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo, and Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam.

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