Art and Architecture in the Chichester area

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From Renaissance sugar sculpture to 3D printing. This is a whistle-stop tour of the history of food starting with 16th century sugar sculpture to 3D dessert printing and beyond. Hosted by Food Historian, Tasha Marks, this lecture is a treat for those with a sweet tooth, as Marks feels the. . .
Essential to the understanding of Australian modern art, we look at the naive and expressive stylists of the Heide School, Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd, while John Bracks figurative paintings give a post-war social critique of Australian culture. John Olsens abstract expressions of landscape and Brett Whitleys personal vision of. . .
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The year is 1901. Toulouse-Lautrec has just died. An orange zebra sips Campari, a tiger tears at a tyre, a clown leaps out of a lemon and a woman on horseback heralds a new era of chocolate. Advertising posters have never been the same. Wit-lashed with their imagery, tongue-fooled by. . .

Douglas Skeggs - James Whistler; the gentle art of making enemies

15 April, 18:30 - 19:30

Chichester Assembly Room

James Whistler, the self assured, affected and irreverent artist with a razor sharp wit influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with his artistic theories and his friendships with leading artists and writers, including Oscar Wilde. . . .
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A master of Abstract Expressionist painting, Mark Rothko sought to make paintings that would bring people to tears. Like his fellow New York School painters Barnett Newman and Clyfford Still, Rothko relied on colour, texture and composition to define a new and daring type of abstraction that propelled New York. . .
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The Festival of Flowers 2020 has sadly been postponed until next year until 3-5 June 2021. If you have booked a ticket for 2020, please visit the Cathedral website for details of refunds. . . .
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This Mexican artist was queen of the selfies long before Kim Kardashian. Her work is often graphic and unflinching with subjects including murder, suicide, marital infidelity, miscarriage, revolution and living with a disability and imminent death. . . .
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South Pacific

5 July - 28 August

Rodgers & Hammerstein s South Pacific , which was due to be the musical centrepiece of Chichesters Festival 2020 until its cancellation due to Covid-19, has been rescheduled to Festival 2021. This much-loved, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened in 1949 to huge success, becoming one of Broadways longest running. . .

Tessa Boase - Charleston, Sussex; keeping house for Bloomsbury

15 July, 18:30 - 19:30

Chichester Assembly Room

Grace Higgens joined the unconventional Bell household aged just 15 and, for the next fifty years, propped up the Bloomsbury Set in London and at Charleston. Vanessa Bell couldnt live without her housekeepers cooking or her regular posing as an artist’s model. Virginia Woolf tried to poach her for her. . .
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