Over the past year, the Graylingwell Heritage Project has been exploring the rich social and cultural history of the Graylingwell Hospital in Chichester from its origins as the West Sussex County Asylum, which opened in 1897, to its closure as a mental health facility in 2001.
This exhibition justaposes new artwork with a snapshot of collective memories, conversations and research documentation undertaken by the partners and wider community. The artwork brings together a mass of imagery made by Pallant House Gallery's Creative Team led by Rachel Johnston with staff, patients and community members.
The Graylingwell Heritage Project is a community heritage arts programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is a collaboration between West Sussex Record Office, the University of Chichester's History and Politics Department, Pallant House Gallery and Chichester Community Development Trust. For further information about the project visit www.graylingwellheritage.co.uk.