In an exciting new collaboration, the festival partners up with the Kevis House Gallery and Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. To coincide with the major Ivon Hitchens exhibition at Pallant House this summer, the curator Anne Goodchild explores the artist’s engagement with the Sussex landscape, primarily around Petworth. Following the pathway from his lyrical landscapes of the Downs near Heyshott and Didling to his vibrant abstract paintings of the 1960s and 70s, Anne will provide new insights into one of Britain’s most loved modern artists.
Curator Anne Goodchild. Ivon Hitchens, Untitled, from ‘For John Constable’, 1976, screenprint on paper, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Lucas Bequest, 1995) © The Estate of Ivon Hitchens