Art & Craft

Saturday, June 15, 10am-3pm.

CHIDHAM SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION, MAIN HALL, CHIDHAM PAROCHIAL PRIMARY SCHOOL, PO18 8TH.

The children of Chidham School are holding an art week, culminating in an exhibition open to family and the wider community. Every child in the school will show their work, with prizes for each year group. There will be a pop-up café run by the school PTFA. Admission free. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 15-Sunday, June 30; 10.30am-5pm, Thursday-Sunday.

BETWEEN SHORE AND SKY: AN EXHIBTION OF PAINTINGS BY FRANCES KNIGHT, THE LITTLE ART GALLERY, ROOKWOOD ROAD, WEST WITTERING, PO20 8LT.

Frances Knight works in oils, outside on location directly from nature, working from these plein-air studies in the studio to create larger paintings that explore further the relationship of colour, light and structure in the landscape. Exhibition will include works based on the Chichester area and its surroundings. Free admission. Disabled access.


Sunday, June 16, 10.30am-5.30pm. Saturday, June 22, 10.30am-5.30pm. Sunday, June 23, 2.30Pm-6pm. Saturday, June 29, 10.30am-5.30pm. Sunday June 30, 2.30Pm-6pm. Saturday July 13, 10.30am-5.30pm. Sunday July 14, 2.30Pm-6pm.

HEATHER GRAY-NEWTON AT THE SCULPTURE GARDEN STUDIO, 44 PARKLANDS ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 3DT.

Award-winning artist Heather Gray-Newton is exhibiting paintings and sculptures in the charming Sculpture Garden Studio. Heather will be showing large and medium-sized paintings, original drawings and small sculptures. Admission free. No disabled access.


Sunday, June 16, 10.30am-5.30pm. Saturday, June 22, 10.30am-5.30pm. Sunday, June 23, 2.30Pm-6pm. Saturday, June 29, 10.30am-5.30pm. Sunday, June 30, 2.30Pm-6pm. Saturday, July 13, 10.30am-5.30pm. Sunday July 14, 2.30Pm-6pm.

THE SCULPTURE GARDEN, SUSAN HADLEY SCULPTURES, 44 PARKLANDS ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 3DT.

Exhibition of 30 garden sculptures in a beautiful setting. Also, house and large garden studio containing smaller sculptures, paintings and prints. BBC 1 TV documentary film on Susan Hadley’s sculptures showing Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm, June 19 and June 26. Booking advisable. Telephone 01243 774142. Admission free. No disabled access.


Monday, June 17-Saturday, June 29; Monday- Friday, 9am-7pm., Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sundays closed.

PORTRAYALS OF CHICHESTER: AN EXHIBITION BY ANDREW BAIN, CHICHESTER LIBRARY, TOWER STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1QJ.

Andrew exhibits watercolour views and impressions of the city that is now his home in retirement from architecture.  Free admission. Disabled access.


Monday, June 17-Sunday, June 30.

THE BOWDLEFLODE PROJECT, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

A launch exhibition showing illustrations by Lauren Alderslade of some of the characters from The Bowdleflode Stories by Neil Lawson Baker which are a part of a worldwide project to encourage creativity in young children and link them to supporting Endangered Species. See www.bowdleflodes.com. Admission free. 


Tuesday, June 18-Sunday, June 30, closed Monday, June 24, 10am-4.30pm, 4pm on the last day.

CHICHESTER ART SOCIETY SUMMER EXHIBITION, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

The Society’s annual exhibition of original and contemporary art offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire unique artwork at an affordable price. There will be a wide range of works including paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and beautiful cards for that special occasion. For more information, visit www.chi-art-soc.orgAdmission free. Disabled access.


Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28, 12 noon-3pm.

SCHOOLS’ ART CHALLENGE 2019, FRIENDS OF CHARTRES (CHICHESTER’S FRENCH TWINNING ASSOCIATION), ARTONE BUILDING OF CHICHESTER UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE LANE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6PE.

Every year schools in Chichester and our twin city, Chartres, take part in the Friends of Chartres Schools Art Challenge. This year’s theme is Carnival of the Animals, and the children’s work will be exhibited in the ArtOne Building at Chichester University. Come and enjoy this feast of creativity. Free admission. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 29-Saturday July 27, 10am-5pm. gallery CLOSED SUN-TUE.

IVON HITCHENS AND HIS INFLUENCE, CANDIDA STEVENS GALLERY, 12 NORTHGATE, CHICHESTER, PO18 8LL.

Looking at the far-reaching influence of one of the region’s most influential artists. Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) moved to a woodland near Petworth in 1940, from where he painted for the next 40 years. His influence is still felt today. His work will be shown alongside other influential painters including Howard Hodgkin and William Crozier. Free admission. No disabled access.


Saturday, June 29-Sunday, October, 13, Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm; Thurs 10am- 8pm; Sun 11am-5pm.

IVON HITCHENS: SPACE THROUGH COLOUR, PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY, NORTH PALLANT, CHICHESTER, PO19 1TJ.

A major exhibition which takes a fresh look at one of Britain’s most admired modern artists, Ivon Hitchens, whose paintings brought continental colour to the English landscape. Hitchen painted repeatedly in locations at and around his home in the Sussex, including at Petworth, Heyshott and Selsey. Tickets £12.50. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 29, 2.30-3.30pm.

CREATIVITY CORNER FOR AGES SIX TO TEN, CHINDI AUTHORS, JUBILEE HALL, NEW PARK CENTRE, NEW PARK ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Join local children’s authors Lexi Rees and Sue Wickstead for an exclusive creative writing workshop. They’ll share top tips to help you become a better writer before you put it into practice in a brand-new story. You can also make a bookmark and badge to go with the story. Tickets £6. Disabled access.


Sunday, June 30, 10am-4pm.

NELSON AND MURRAY IN THE MAKING, VINCENT GRAY, COURTYARD STUDIOS, UNIT 2, CROWS HALL FARM, LAVANT ROAD, CHILGROVE, PO18 9HP.

Nelson and Murray in the making. See the sculptor of the Keats’ statue at work and learn of the journey to bronze of the new commemorative sculpture for Chichester. Admission free. No disabled access.


Monday, July 1-Thursday, July 11, Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sundays closed.

BLITHE SPIRIT – AN EXHIBITION BY DIANA SMITH, CHICHESTER LIBRARY, TOWER STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1QJ.

Diana presents a career-spanning retrospective of theatre poster designs to celebrate the theatricality of the festival. Free admission. Disabled access.


Tuesday, July 2-Sunday, July 14, 10am-4.30pm. Closed July 8.

BEYOND THE IMAGE: CATHERINE BARNES’ EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS, FESTIVAL ARTISTS,  OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

A variety of subject matter within the exhibition of paintings and drawings by Catherine Barnes. An opportunity to see her dramatic seascapes on canvas and drawings on paper, along with more emotive abstract landscapes. Also the museum series, depicting ancient figures. Joint exhibition with Daphne Casdagli and recitals (see music section). Admission free. Disabled access.


Tuesday July 2-Sunday July 14, 10am-4.30pm. Closed July 8.

BEYOND THE IMAGE: DAPHNE CASDAGLI’S EXHIBITION OF PRINTS, FESTIVAL ARTISTS, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

Daphne’s original limited-edition prints are an extension of her paintings and figure drawings. Using drypoint on acrylic plates and etching on copper plates, she choreographs the composition with the use of collagraph. Her prints are stimulated by an emotional reaction to her environment. Joint exhibition with Catherine Barnes and recitals. Admission free. Disabled access.


Thursday, July 4-Sunday, July 21, 10.30am-5pm, Thursday-Sunday.

ON THE BEACH: AN EXHIBTION OF PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MOTHER AND DAUGHTER MAGGIE AND HELENA COCHRAN, THE LITTLE ART GALLERY, ROOKWOOD ROAD, WEST WITTERING, PO20 8LT.

Maggie and Helena will be exhibiting a series of work based on our wonderful coastline. Maggie likes to capture the moment in her paintings, the light and the feeling of being by the sea. Photographs by Helena will include aerial images viewing the beach from a different angle. Admission free. Disabled access.


Saturday, July 6-Friday, July 12, 11am-5pm.

VISUAL ARTS SUMMERS SHOW AND DIPLOMA IN ART AND CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW, WEST DEAN COLLEGE OF ARTS AND CONSERVATION, WEST DEAN GARDENS ENTRY, WEST DEAN, PO18 0RX.

The West Dean Visual Arts Summer Show 2019 will showcase original work by emerging artists studying for their graduate diploma and MFA qualifications. The free exhibition, held in the college’s Edward James Studios, will display a diverse range of practices including sculpture, installation, print, painting, film, ceramics, and textiles. It is curated by the students. Free admission. Disabled access.


Saturday, July 6, 11am-5pm. Sunday, July 7, 11am-5pm. Saturday, July 13, 11am-5pm. Sunday, July 14, 11am-5pm.

FESTIVAL ARTISTS, MERSTON STUDIO AND ST GILES CHURCH, MARSH LANE, MERSTON, PO20 1ED.

Sue England and Sylvia Kopecek are exhibiting at their studio and in the adjacent St Giles church. Sue’s work is diverse, but always returns to the landscape. Sylvia is exhibiting cut-outs in wood and acrylic, drawings and paintings. The work is figurative with references to different places, times and cultures. Free admission. Disabled access.


Tuesday, July 9, 12 noon-7pm.

DEBORAH MITCHELSON OPEN STUDIO VISIT, PAINTINGS AND CERAMICS, 8 ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

This artist’s studio visit showcases Deborah’s paintings and ceramics. Inspired by nature, her landscapes make reference to maps, and her interest in colour is evident. Memories and imagination influence the way in which we perceive the world. Deborah’s paintings hover between a real and illusionary world. Admission free. No disabled access.