Galleries and Venues:
- Cass Sculpture Foundation:
The Foundation is a charitable organisation which operates by way of a rigorous commissioning process. Approximately 20 new monumental works, predominantly by contemporary British sculptors, are produced annually.
- Merston Gallery:
Merston Gallery specialises in one-person shows of fine art and design. Merston Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space inside a listed early Victorian school room between Bognor Regis and Chichester.
Phone: 07815 921 784
- Otter Gallery
Otter Gallery: Situated at the University of Chichester, the Otter Gallery hosts between eight and 10 exhibitions a year, offering a varied programme as well as outreach activities and other events related to the visual arts. The gallery also has a permanent collection of 20th and 21st Century art across all disciplines, including works by Patrick Heron, Henry Moore and Lucie Rie.
Phone: 01243 816098
- Oxmarket Center of Arts:
Provides high quality exhibition space for hire by local artists and arts organisations. The Centre has a policy of accessibility and inclusivity, and hosts some 150 exhibitions annually welcoming artists and makers working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, jewellery, textiles and other applied arts.
- Pallant House Gallery:
Situated in the centre of Chichester, England, Pallant House Gallery is a Queen Anne townhouse and a contemporary building by Long & Kentish in association with Prof. Sir Colin St. John Wilson. The Gallery holds one of the best collections of 20th century British art in the country. The collection includes important works by amongst others; Andrews, Auerbach, Blake, Caulfield, Freud, Hamilton, Hodgkin, Nicholson, Moore, Paolozzi. Piper, Sickert and Sutherland.
- Pretty Scruffy:
Based central Chichester, ‘Pretty Scruffy’ sell an eclectic range of handmade goods and original art from their shop/gallery. Their aim is to actively support and promote local artisans, designer makers, small independant labels and artists.
- The Forge Gallery:
Based in Walberton between Chichester and Arundel, this gallery boast a quality and eclectic range of contemporary art and craft.
- Zimmer Stewart Gallery:
Based in Arundel, the Zimmer Stewart Gallery features the work of contemporary local artists.
- Chichester Open Studios Art Trail:
Over 120 artists and makers open their studios to the public, offering the opportunity to explore a series of trails radiating from the city to the Witterings, Bognor, Selsey, Slindon, Charlton, East Marden and Emsworth .
- Chichester Art Society:
160 members across a wide spectrum including professional and semi-professional artists, serious and hobby amateurs and also non-practitioners who want to know more about art. All are welcome.
- City Art Group:
A group meeting at the Oxmarket Center of Arts; all aspects of art, including artists in any medium
and all levels of ability from beginner to active and retired professionals.
The South West/West Sussex Arts Group – SWAG is a charitable Arts organisation dedicated to promoting and developing the South West /West Sussex Area as a major centre for the Visual and Performing Arts.
- Unity Arts Trust:
Ensuring that ART and CRAFT are central to the communities of Chichester and surrounding areas within the district.
Education and Courses:
Artworks runs creative classes and workshops for all ages, in a wide range of subjects including printmaking, silver jewellery, stained glass and many more. Located in the Old Dairy at Lavant House school, the Artworks studio provides a relaxed environment in which to learn new skills and develop existing ones. The studio also provides a possible venue for exhibitions, and a permanent display of work for sale by local artists and makers.
- Sussex Sculpture Studios:
Sussex Sculpture Studios is a teaching studio offering courses to both beginners and practicing sculptors.
Supplies and Resources:
- The Coln Gallery
Established in1974, The Coln Gallery.com is the new online shopping branch of the Coln Gallery situated in North Street, Chichester. Offering free delivery, the Coln Gallery boasts an impressive array of art materials as well as unique gifts and items.
Chichester based bespoke picture framing service. Offers a great professional framing service at reasonable cost. Also, they offer a ‘do it yourself’ service at a discounted cost. Having selected your frame and card, the mounting card and glass are cut to size, instructions are clearly given and you can mount and frame your own work under their eye on the premises.
Tel: 01243 789343