April 2021

At long last after months of restrictions artists and visitors can’t wait to return to us. Friends and families are returning to the newly refurbished Oxmarket Gallery after a transformational refurbishment project.

We are still completing (and fundraising for) our refurbishment project, but visitors will already see a tremendous improvement in the spaces. We have re-opened on Tuesday 13th April with three fabulous exhibitions from The Makers Art Collective, Sue Tinkler, Paul Sansome and Alyson Lomas.

We are looking forward to hosting an eclectic range of new and returning artists that will celebrate the unique culture and creativity of Chichester and make the Oxmarket a must visit cultural destination alongside Chichester Cathedral, Pallant House Gallery and the Novium Museum. Entry as ever is free to all.

Social media has become even more important and valuable in spreading the word or pictures. During the building works a local film maker produced a video of the refurbishment. The video shows the transformation from a tired, unwelcoming old building to one that you can’t miss when going by and is inviting and will be posted on our website next week. The visitor experience is now transformed, and artist’s works can be shown to their full potential. The light and acoustics are exceptional.

Do let us know what you think and we hope you enjoy your visits.


Do you have what it takes to become Sky’s Landscape Artist of the Year?



















Sky Arts are currently looking for artists to take part in the new series of Landscape Artist of the Year.

Artists are invited to enter with a landscape artwork, created within the last five years, via the website:

If selected to take part in the competition you will be given the opportunity to paint a specially chosen, stunning landscape within the UK.

The prize on offer is a £10,000 commission for a major British institution plus £500 worth of art materials from Cass Art.

The deadline for applying to the competition is 30th April 2021.