Join the dots and curate your own visit

Sussex Modern is a partnership of nine galleries and museums in Sussex that contributed to the Sussex Modernism exhibition at Two Temple Place which finished on 23 April 2017.

These spaces, from Chichester in the west to Hastings in the east,  give you a unique experience of modern design, craft, art and architecture in Sussex. Each location has something different to offer.


Jerwood Gallery

Hastings TN34 3DW
London to Hastings: 1 hour 35 minutes

Situated next to the historic fishing beach winning Jerwood Gallery is home to a diverse Collection of Modern and Contemporary British art including works by Edward Burra, John Piper and many others.

De La Warr Pavilion

Bexhill on Sea TN40 1DP
London to Bexhill: 1 hour 45 minutes

The De La Warr Pavilion is a pioneering centre for the arts in a Grade 1 listed Modernist building by the sea. Designed by Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff in 1935, its presents a festival-style programme of exhibitions by contemporary and 20th-century artists, music, comedy, live broadcast and family events, a learning programme for all ages and free outdoor events. Bexhill Museum, home of the original De La Warr Pavilion model, is just two minutes walk away.

Towner Art Gallery

Eastbourne BN21 4JJ
Location to Eastbourne: 1 hour 25 minutes

Founded as an art gallery for the people, Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery presents world-class exhibitions of modern and contemporary art alongside works from our acclaimed Collection, including the most significant body of work by Eric Ravilious.

Farleys House & Gallery

Near Chiddingly BN8 6HW
London to Lewes: 1 hour

Tucked away in the Sussex countryside Farleys House & Gallery was home to Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. It conjures up an extraordinary atmosphere that testifies to its position as a meeting place for some of the key personalities in twentieth-century art.


Firle, near Lewes BN8 6LL
London to Lewes: 1 hour

Charleston was the home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, Bloomsbury artists and pioneers of early 20th-century British art.
Here they created a hub of artistic and intellectual activity, in the unique and inspiring setting of House and Garden.

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Ditchling, near Hassocks BN6 8SP
London to Hassocks: 45 minutes

RIBA award winning buildings housing a collection of carving, wood engraving, type design, weaving and letterpress by an internationally important community of artists and craftspeople who lived in the village including Eric Gill, Edward Johnston and David Jones.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Brighton BN1 1EE
London to Brighton: 55 minutes

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is a beautiful and vibrant place in the heart of the city with outstanding and wide-ranging collections including furniture and decorative arts by Dali and Edward James, fashion by Schiaparelli, ceramics by Grayson Perry and Picasso, and paintings by Paul Nash and Edward Wadsworth.

West Dean College

Near Chichester PO18 0QZ
London to Chichester: 1 hour 30 minutes

West Dean College, formerly home to Surrealist patron and poet Edward James, is now internationally recognised for creative arts and conservation education, offering 700 short courses as well as Foundation, Diploma and Masters degrees awarded by the University of Sussex.

Pallant House Gallery

Chichester PO19 0QZ
London to Chichester: 1 hour 40 minutes

Pallant House Gallery houses one of the UK’s most significant collections of Modern British art in a unique setting that combines a Queen Anne townhouse and award-winning contemporary extension. Its acclaimed exhibition programme is known for reassessing key figures from Modern British, international key figures from Modern British, international, contemporary and Outsider art.

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