Last chance to see: Robin Ironside
Visionary artist Robin Ironside, like Vaughan, was born 100 years ago this year. Don't miss the last chance to see his centenary show in the De' Longhi Print Room (until 22 April). Meticulous in detail, Ironside's extraordinary paintings draw upon many sources of inspiration, from Classical Antiquity to his use of hallucinogenic drugs. As a designer, Ironside also created decorations for the Festival of Britain, as well as sets and costumes for the opera and ballet at Covent Garden. If you missed it, hear Virginia Ironside and Brian Sewell discuss his work on the Today programme.
In the studio: Ian Sherman
Currently adorning the walls of the studio this month is the extraordinary technology and organic-influenced work of artist Ian Sherman. The exhibition showcases the artist's assemblages, a series of one-off sculptures featuring found objects which have been painstakingly constructed over years at a time, shown alongside his intricate related paintings. Ian began creating assemblages in the early 1990s following what he describes as, ‘a vision of a room filled with eerie monolithic objects that seemed to evoke silence'. ‘Artefacts from the Contrarium’ is free to the public and runs from until 29 April 2012. Don't forget that the studio is sometimes closed for workshops so do phone in advance to guarantee entry.
Coming soon: Ron King
Prolific printmaker and book artist Ron King is best known for founding the Circle Press in 1967, a private press formed to design, print and distribute artists' books. Since then he has collaborated with more than 100 artists, writers and poets to produce an extensive body of work unique in its variety and quality. This exhibition, which marks King's 80th birthday, looks back over the artist's career both 'on and off the page' including some of his best known artists' books as well as examples of his painting and sculpture.
Family Open Day, Saturday 28 April
Come and take part in a range of family-friendly fundraising activities led by local artists to raise funds for the Community programme at the Family Open Day on Saturday 28 April, 10am-5pm. Activities will include sketching, badge-making and face painting, craft stalls selling unique handmade products and FREE coffee courtesy of De'Longhi, the Headline Sponsor of the Gallery in 2012. Visitors can also see the Collections and some of the temporary exhibitions such as The Art of Chichester Festival Theatre: A Celebration for free, and gain admission to Keith Vaughan: Romanticism to Abstraction half price.
Pallant House Gallery is the home of Modern Art in the South and is located in Chichester, Sussex.
Published 10th April 2012
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