John Rank Gallery

15th – 27th June

Chichester Art Society Summer Exhibition 2021

The Society’s annual exhibition of original art offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire unique artwork at an affordable price. There will be a wide range of works including paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics.

The Society was formed in 1939 and is at the heart of the art community in Chichester and the surrounding area. The exhibition showcases the creative work of its members from professionals to hobby artists.

Following a challenging year, the CAS hopes to return to its full programme of fortnightly demonstrations and talks by visiting professional artists, one day workshops with professional art tutors, a weekly drop in session “Painting with Friends”, summer sketching outings, a reference and borrowing library of art books and DVDs. Please visit the website for dates and details of our programme of events for 2021 –


25 May – 6 June


Construction of our totally revitalised building is almost complete. Work started in January this year and we re-opened last month. To ‘officially launch’ our re-opening we are holding a sensational exhibition – stART – running from 25th May to 6th June to showcase the transformational changes to the building, alongside leading artists’ work.

We have several artists who haven’t exhibited with us before – both local and national – who we believe will be of great interest to our audience; as well as several artists who have exhibited previously.

Artists exhibiting include Philip Jackson CVO, Pippa Blake, Margo Selby, Richard Perry and John Hitchens.



11 May – 23 May

‘From Norway to Chichester’ – Ghislaine Davis

The exhibition is of oil paintings and watercolours from Norway, France and the area around Chichester. There are motives from where Ghislaine has lived from her keen amateur photographer husband’s photographs.  After visiting her husband’s sister in Canada, she was introduced to the Canadian Group of Seven who have been a constant influence for their use of colours, light and winter landscapes.

Living in Norway gave Ghislaine plenty of opportunity to paint snowscapes that really interested her.  The interesting skies and seascapes in Chichester area have also been an inspiration as in the west of Norway.

About Ghislaine Davis | Flickr

27 April – 9 May

Houseboat Artists, ‘In and Out of The Frame.’

“We are a diverse group of artists who, prior to the Covid pandemic, met regularly on a Shoreham Houseboat.

Since lockdown we have continued to keep in contact via WhatsApp and Zoom and have inspired one another to keep on creating.

We present an interesting variety of work – sculpture, painting, drawing,  prints, mosaic, collage, hand made books and cards and more.

Our first joint exhibition in 2019 at Skyway gallery, Shoreham was a huge success and we are now fired up for our next, in the beautiful setting of the Oxmarket”


20 – 25 April

‘The Art of Clive McBain’

“I am delighted this April to have been invited back to The Oxmarket Gallery to exhibit both my representational and contemporary paintings in the beautiful John Rank Gallery, a gallery which never fails to fill me full of joy.

Although this exhibition is for one week only, it affords me an opportunity to show my paintings in beautiful surroundings.

My work has pleased so many people over the years, paintings that clearly illustrate my love of detail, craftmanship and meticulous rendering over a large range of subjects.

A few of my representational paintings are in a more colourful, contemporary style and because they are sizable, look impressive as a main feature on a large wall.

I have sold illustrations and paintings internationally. My work has been featured on ITV Meridian Television, in “Sussex Life” extensively in The Sussex Press and many times at The Oxmarket Gallery.”

Clive has exhibited in London and across the South Coast, and has held six two-week solo exhibitions at Petworth House West Sussex to great acclaim.

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