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With work by artists from Augustus John, Vanessa Bell, Paul Nash, Sir Peter Blake and Richard Hamilton to new pieces by Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst, John Akomfrah, Tacita Dean and Lubaina Himid, the galleries are a time capsule of 80 years of British art. In 2020, we asked Wright & Wright architects to design a model art gallery to house original miniature artworks from over 30 of the most exciting contemporary British artists, including John Akomfrah, Michael Armitage, Tacita Dean, Lubaina Himid, Damien Hirst, Magdalene Odundo, and Gillian Wearing. These works were created during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown – a time when artists could not get to their studios, exhibitions were cancelled, and many people spoke of being creatively blocked. The 2021 Model Art Gallery will be displayed alongside two earlier model galleries – The Thirty Four Gallery and The Model Gallery 2000. Together, the galleries tell the story of Modern British art from the 1930s until today. We are known for our ‘collection of collections’ of Modern British and contemporary art housed in an 18th century Queen Anne townhouse with a modern white cube extension. The three model galleries capture this distinctive architecture and provide a backdrop to explore modern art on a doll’s house scale. Together these models provide a fascinating insight into the evolution of styles and influences across the decades and show how different generations of artists have approached the unique challenges of working in miniature.

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Admission
Adults £12.50*
Pallant House Gallery Friends Free
Under 18s Free
Art Fund Members £6.50**
Students (with NUS card or Student ID card) Free

* Includes a £1.50 donation which allows us to claim Gift Aid on the whole ticket price.
** Includes a £1 donation
Type

Exhibition (temporary)

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Pallant House Gallery

9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ England

info@pallant.org.uk

01243 774557

http://www.pallant.org.uk

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