29 Jul You are Invited – 8 August 2019
The Design Collective: Wish You Were Here, 8 August 2019
18:00 – 22:00
Pallant House Gallery
Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ
Join Pallant House Gallery this summer for a dazzling celebration of Chichester, and its enterprising and creative community. We’re taking part in this fun evening showcasing the vibrant talent of Design Collective Chichester. Randell Design Group’s postcard design will be included in the special celebration box available as part of the Wish You Were Here project.
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 50 postcards, highlighting the appeal of the Chichester area and its flourishing creative community.
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.” -- explains Emily Penny, brand strategist, who devised the collaborative project.
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 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 the group, 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 is open to view for a £5.50 admission fee.