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Rare works by British artist Stanley Spencer go on display in Chichester

The Argus: Tea In The Hospital Ward from the collection at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, Hampshire, by Stanley Spencer. Copyright the estate of Stanley Spencer. All rights reserved DACS ©National Trust Images/John Hammond

5:00am Friday 21st February 2014

On the anniversary of the start of the First World War, respected British artist Stanley Spencer’s unique take on events goes on display in Chichester

Constable's rarely seen watercolours come to Petworth

The Argus: Constable's painting of Petworth Church and windmill

7:00am Friday 10th January 2014

Following its successful 2013 Turner exhibition, Petworth House is paying tribute to another Old Master who visited the stately home in his final years. The Guide’s Duncan Hall finds out about an unlikely radical painter, and a unique exhibition which will bring together John Constable’s lesser-known watercolours for the first time

Denis Tricot is setting the art world alight

The Argus: Tricot with one of his flaming sculptures

6:30am Friday 10th January 2014

While some might have called it a botched job, French carpenter Denis Tricot knew he wanted to be a sculptor when a commission to make school shelves didn’t go the way he expected.

Alice Instone puts females in the frame

The Argus: Alice Temperley as Mata Hara, by Alice Instone

4:50am Friday 6th December 2013

Alice Instone gets the sort of access to powerful women hacks would kill for.

Brighton Museum's new exhibition causes controversy

6:00am Friday 25th October 2013

Two witty ceramics by psychoanalysis-obsessed former pop artist Carole Windham might make a few eyes bulge. Venus With A Penis, a disconcerting figure with both male and female genitals, is certainly not the classical image of the Roman goddess. Claire, A Tranny Who Won The Turner Prize, 2003, is a porcelain sculpture of the art prize winner Grayson Perry, dressed as Claire, lifting up his skirt and grabbing his manhood.

Ditchling Museum opens its doors to reveal new revamp

The Argus: Old and new buildings meld seamlessly

6:00pm Friday 27th September 2013

Arts reporters and architectural correspondents from across the world descended on the Sussex village of Ditchling last week.

Pop culture and signage combine in Ryan Callanan's Word Up

The Argus: Ryan Callanan creating a Fatboy Slim-inspired piece at Art Republic. Photo by Liz Finlayson

7:00pm Friday 2nd August 2013

When Andy Warhol developed his distinctive brand of pop art he worked with images that meant something to him – from the icons of the day to the varieties of Campbell’s soup he grew up on.

Turner Prize-winning Mark Leckey takes over the De La Warr Pavilion

The Argus: Photo by Nigel Green

8:00pm Friday 19th July 2013

Two giant cartoon eyes pressed against the windows stare out from the stairwell at De La Warr Pavilion.

Fabrica's new installation hits the right notes

The Argus: Fabrica's new installation hits the right notes

7:30am Saturday 13th July 2013

Artist Susie MacMurray is the first to admit her previous career as a professional classical musician has filtered into her working practices – and never more so than with her new installation at Fabrica.

Paolozzi's pop art goes on display at Pallant House

The Argus: Paolozzi's pop art goes on display at Pallant House

6:00am Saturday 13th July 2013

He's regarded as the creator of the first pop art image, whose work can be seen in public spaces around the world, including Tottenham Court Road underground station, Euston Station and the British Library.

New exhibition shows off the cream of post-war British artists

The Argus: Hastings by Edwin La Dell (1947)

8:00pm Friday 12th July 2013

With more than 250 teashops across the country in the 1930s, Lyons was a British institution.

The new directors of three local art galleries reveal their plans to make Sussex great

The Argus: De La Warr Pavilion. Photo by Simon Dack.

9:00pm Friday 14th June 2013

In the past six months, three new directors have arrived at the South Coast’s major galleries.

A world of colour for the Royal Pavilion

The Argus: Fragment of hand-painted wallpaper from the Red Drawing Room, Royal Pavilion, c1820, designed by Robert Jones. Photo by James Pike

6:00pm Friday 14th June 2013

Most people who visit the Royal Pavilion are bowled over by its architecture.

Barbara Macfarlane – London and New York

The Argus: One of Barbara Macfarlane's London paintings

9:00am Saturday 8th June 2013

Barbara Macfarlane works quickly and energetically. The approach comes across in a recent series of paintings made from old maps of London and New York.

Jeff Koons

The Argus: Charlie Snow and Samantha Tong from the Jeff Koons Collective with the The Winter Bears. Photo by Simon Dack

5:30pm Friday 17th May 2013

Jeff Koons is the all American artist. He deals in popular culture and consumerism. He is an image manufacturer.

Under The Shadow Of The Drone

The Argus: Under The Shadow Of The Drone. Photo by Terry Applin

6:10pm Friday 10th May 2013

The team behind Brighton’s road markings and double yellow lines had a slightly unusual remit last week – to create a lifesize outline of a Reaper drone on Brighton’s Madeira Drive.

ThreeD

The Argus: Flight by Tom Frost

6:00pm Friday 3rd May 2013

A trio of UK illustrators have been brought together for a collection of new creatures and characters living in a three-dimensional world.

House 2013

The Argus: Figures Of Speech by Emma Critchley

6:00pm Friday 3rd May 2013

Hove's Regency Town House has been transformed into a series of landscapes, inspired by the world’s most extreme habitats and the deepest ocean by House’s lead artist Mariele Neudecker.

Artists Open Houses

The Argus: Create in Brighton

6:00pm Friday 3rd May 2013

Hundreds of city-based artists and makers are throwing open their homes, or paying extended visits to their friends’ studios in the 32nd Artists Open Houses festival. Below, Duncan Hall highlights some of the unmissable stops along the 13 different trails stretching across the city.

Press And Release: An Exhibition Of Artists' Books

The Argus: Work by Leslie Wilson-Rutterford

10:00am Saturday 27th April 2013

There is something of a paradox at the centre of Phoenix Gallery’s new exhibition of artists’ books, as curator Karin Mori explains.

Lock In

6:30pm Friday 19th April 2013

When an arts professional explains they’ve programmed a performance artist to drink 400 shot glasses of salty milk in the same room as a freshly chopped pig’s head on a stake you can see why the public get a bit tetchy about Arts Council funding.

Exhibition - Manet: Portraying Life

The Argus: Exhibition - Manet: Portraying Life

9:00am Thursday 11th April 2013

"People are intelligent, but often uninformed – which is not the same as being unintelligent. They are willing to be challenged, to have something complicated explained to them.

The Blue Route

The Argus: Artist Kaarina Kaikkonen with her shirt sculpture at Fabrica, photo by Terry Applin

10:00am Saturday 6th April 2013

Finnish artist Kaarina Kaikkonen tells Dominic Smith why she’s been tying shirts to the balcony of Brighton’s Fabrica gallery for her latest installation

Maggi Hambling

The Argus: Maggi Hambling, photo by Lucinda Douglas Menzies

6:00pm Friday 29th March 2013

Maggi Hambling is standing in a Sussex churchyard and shivering. She’s got a fag in one hand and a phone in the other hand.

ONCA Gallery – Our Time In Ice

The Argus: Arctic Meltdown by Dafila Scott

5:00pm Friday 15th March 2013

Dominic Smith finds out why travelling inspired Laura Coleman to open an art gallery in Brighton and how she is trying to engage people with the environment

Chichester Festival Theatre 2013 Preview

The Argus: An artist’s impression of Theatre In The Park

10:00am Saturday 23rd February 2013

Duncan Hall takes a look at what’s in store for audiences at Chichester Festival Theatre this year...

Laetitia Yhap

The Argus: Afternoon Heatwave by Laetitia Yhap

7:00pm Friday 22nd February 2013

Laetitia Yhap studied under Euan Uglow, Frank Auerbach and RB Kitaj at Camberwell and Slade Schools of Art during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Barbara Hepworth: The Hospital Drawings

The Argus: Prelude II, by Barbara Hepworth, 1948, The © Bowness, Hepworth Estate. Image courtesy of Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

6:30pm Friday 22nd February 2013

Wonderful, intense eyes peer from above surgeons’ masks which fall over faces to make holy, spiritual visions.

RB Kitaj: Obsessions – Analyst For Our Time

The Argus: RB Kitaj, The Rise of Fascism, 1979-1980. Image: Tate, London 2012 © RB Kitaj Estate

6:00pm Friday 22nd February 2013

When RB Kitaj’s retrospective at the Tate Gallery opened in 1994 it was supposed to crown the career of one of Britain’s great post-war painters.

32 Paintings

The Argus: Arcadian Lamb #2 by Nicholas Pace

6:00pm Friday 8th February 2013

Artists have more media available to make work than ever before. Why, then, do many still prefer to stand in a freezing studio mixing colours and working with oil and acrylic on a canvas?

Cycles Of Radical Will

The Argus: Mini Ramp Intersection (2013). Image courtesy of Nigel Green

10:00am Saturday 2nd February 2013

After Richard Wilson’s take on The Italian Job and its coach hanging off the roof, and before that a collection of casts of Anthony Gormley’s body in Critical Mass, Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion’s programmers needed to up their creative thinking for its latest installation.

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3:00pm Monday 21st January 2013

Alex Bowen wants to shake up the Brighton art market. His nomadic gallery, Neue Froth Kunsthalle, now has a permanent space in the basement at 31A Queen’s Road and its aim is to make a serious contemporary commercial gallery focused on paintings and selling to collectors.

Turner's Sussex

The Argus: Petworth, Sussex, The Seat Of The Earl Of Egremont, Dewy Morning, 1810 by JMW Turner. Image courtesy of Tate London 2012

9:00am Saturday 12th January 2013

It’s fitting that Turner is the artist chosen for Petworth House’s first exhibition in its new permanent gallery space.

The 2012 Christmas Artists Open Houses

11:00am Saturday 1st December 2012

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Artists Open Houses (AOH) Christmas Festival.

To Dance Like A Man: Triplets In Havana

The Argus: The triplets from To Dance Like A Man: Triplets In Havana

9:00am Saturday 1st December 2012

Sussex-based filmmaker Sylvie Collier’s 2009 film about Cuban painter and ceramicist José Fuster aired on Sky Arts and played at Chichester International Film Festival.

Dia De Los Muertos – Day Of The Dead

The Argus: Photo by Phil Taylor

6:00pm Friday 9th November 2012

Mexico’s annual Day Of The Dead celebrations are no longer confined to the Latin American country.

Stanley Donwood: Occupational Hazard

The Argus: Hollywood Doom screenprint by Stanley Donwood

5:30pm Friday 2nd November 2012

Artist and writer Stanley Donwood is best known for his 18-year collaboration with experimental art-rockers Radiohead.

Jean Dubuffet: Transitions

The Argus: Site Inhabited By Objects, 1961, image by Jean Dubuffet © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012

6:00pm Friday 19th October 2012

How many doodles have you made on Post-it notes and corners of newspapers while listening to someone jabber down the telephone?

Collective Observations

9:00am Saturday 13th October 2012

In Devon they used to put dead cats inside a building’s walls to ward off mice, as an act of sympathetic magic.

Brighton Photo Fringe

The Argus: Confrontation by Jinkyn Ahn

6:00pm Friday 5th October 2012

While the Brighton Photo Biennial is curated by the industry, its unofficial sister, Brighton Photo Fringe is grassroots, bottom-up.

Brighton Photo Biennial

The Argus: Photo from The Argus archives

6:00pm Friday 5th October 2012

Ten years ago the idea that most people would carry a camera in their pocket or in their bag wherever they went was impossible to conceive, except in the minds of tech wizards.

Painters In Parallel

6:00pm Friday 5th October 2012

The art world suddenly has a taste for double-header shows that mix past and present.

Wembley To Soweto - A Photographic Journey

The Argus: Thapelo Motsumi's photo capturing World Cup fever in South Africa

10:00am Saturday 29th September 2012

"I’ve had some crap ideas in my time but this wasn’t one of them.”

Biba And Beyond: Barbara Hulanicki

The Argus: Exhibition of Biba clothes at Brighton Museum, photo by Terry Applin

6:00pm Friday 21st September 2012

As the wind whistles and whips through the ballroom of the Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel on a breezy July morning, designer and founder of the Biba brand Barbara Hulanicki smiles, acknowledging it as her aunt’s spirit.

Brighton Art Fair

The Argus: Sculptures by Christopher Sacre. Photo by Rikard Osterlund

9:00am Thursday 20th September 2012

Some artists work with watercolours or oil paints. Others use pastels or clay. Christopher Sacre creates his works from condoms and plaster.

Coastal Currents 2012

11:09am Monday 10th September 2012

Now in its 13th year, Coastal Currents – Hastings and St Leonards’ visual arts festival – has a much tighter focus, covering three weekends rather than the usual five.

The Novium

The Argus: The Novium. Photo by Peter Langdown

6:00pm Friday 6th July 2012

The Novium may take its name from Chichester’s Roman legacy but the city’s sleek new museum covers 500,000 years of history. Dominic Smith searches for the treasures inside and discovers a wealth of curiosities in the space that was once hidden beneath a car park

Derek Boshier: David Bowie And The Clash

11:34am Friday 29th June 2012

When Ken Russell introduced new British artist Peter Blake to the wider world with his 1962 film Pop Goes The Easel, another artist profiled alongside him was Derek Boshier.

Peter Blake And Pop Music

10:40am Friday 29th June 2012

IT’S hard to overemphasise the impact artist Peter Blake had on the presentation of pop music in the 20th century.

World Stories: Young Voices, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Pavilion Gardens, opens Saturday, June 23

The Argus: Lashi Kai Htang and Seng-Pan in traditional Kachin costume. Photo by Sam Stephenson

9:00am Saturday 23rd June 2012

Too many museums are out of reach for young people. That is the view of Helen Mears, the keeper of world art at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, whose new permanent exhibition space aims to resolve the problem.



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