For one night only the entire space at Pallant House Gallery will host a fun, free and informal summer celebration of the vibrant talent of Design Collective Chichester. Inspired by the Ivon Hitchens exhibition, favourite destinations in and around the city have been interpreted by individual members of the group and revealed in a unique set of more than 54 postcards, highlighting the charisma of Chichester and its flourishing creative community.
Emily Penny, brand strategist, who devised the collaborative project, explains: “Each design is an exciting new image in its own right as well as being part of a collective project. We have work from architects, illustrators, ceramicists, digital designers and many other disciplines too. Each designer has made an interesting visual response to a location within 12 miles of Chichester.”
The boxed set of cards and accompanying map will be available at a discounted price of £4 at the event, and then available after the event for £10 from The Novium shop and Clothkits in Chichester.
Entrance is free on the night for visitors to explore the gallery space and connect with the all that our cherished city has to offer. A local DJ will be spinning the decks, sweet scoops from the Mavis & Mike’s Ice Cream Trike will be available to buy, while a local gin supplier has invented a menu of refreshment, inspired by the Wish You Were Here theme. On the night too, visitors can enjoy a series of talks as well as have a bit of fun writing and sending postcards from the gallery and spread the word of Chichester’s attractions for free.
Co-founder of Design Collective Chichester, Alys Bryan says: “It’s an opportunity for us to use the gallery in an innovative and new way, and at the same time, shine a light on contemporary creative practice. It’s very much a celebration that gathers together those people interested in design and creativity, as well as businesses who could benefit from the local creative talent.”
The Ivon Hitchens exhibition will be open to view for a £5.50 admission fee.
Wish You Were Here - Thursday Late at Pallant House Gallery, Thursday 8th August, 6pm-10pm