Birds and Beasts: The Wild Escape (11 February – 30 April 2023)

An Old Crab and a Young Print by Edward Bawden

[ Exhibition )

This is a FREE exhibition located in the Print Room on the ground floor. No need to book a ticket, unless you wish to visit the rest of the Gallery as well.

Discover a wild array of prints and drawings of birds and beasts by artists including Elisabeth Frink, Graham Sutherland, Pablo Picasso and Enid Marx.

For centuries artists have been captivated by wildlife, creating timeless images of everything from falcons in flight and boxing hares to delicate dragonflies and ferocious stag beetles. This exhibition draws together depictions of birds and beasts from the Pallant House Gallery collection – including Elizabeth Frink’s swooping owl, Sarah Gillespie’s velvety moths against an inky dark sky and Pablo Picasso’s chattering goldfinches.

At a time when so much of our wildlife is under threat, this exhibition celebrates the many wonderful species that call this island home and the joy and inspiration they have given us. The exhibition is part of Art Fund’s Wild Escape initiative to engage children and young people in biodiversity.

The Wild Escape is made possible by lead support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Art Fund and a group of generous individuals and trusts.