International artists, contemporary photography, stunning sculptures, local talent... Our houses are often used to showcase work both from the local community and worldwide.
10 January - 11 March 2015
This major art exhibition at Petworth House in West Sussex is inspired by Mike Leigh's award-winning film, Mr. Turner. It showcases more than 30 artworks including Turner paintings on loan from the Tate and V&A, rarely seen portraits of the artist, and personal objects belonging to Turner himself. There is also the chance to see 20 Turner paintings at Petworth and visit the Old Library, which was used as a studio by Turner and other artists, but not normally open to the public.
17 January - 19 April, 11am – 4pm
Mottisfont in Hampshire launches its 2015 arts season with a cutting-edge photography exhibition. The show introduces a selection of international artists whose works focus on the effects of light, using unusual techniques. Aluminium foil pierced with 25,000 pinholes and photographic paper placed on a river bed are among the techniques used to achieve the breathtaking shots on display.
12 January – 27 February 2015: 10am – 4pm, with special Friday openings from 23 January (free) 5pm-7pm
Nymans comes alive with light this winter. Both a light installation by night and a sculpture installation by day, French company Lola Muance creates luminescent sculptures made from a variety of materials. Wander and wonder at their latest creation as they transform the garden with colour and light.
Supported by Arts Council England and Trust New Art.
16 November 2014 - 1 November 2015
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill. This unique exhibition at Chartwell, gives you the chance to see never-before-seen objects from our collection, including the flag that flew over Washington the day he died. Death of a hero will offer a unique insight into the passing of one of the most-loved statesmen in history and show how, in the words of Clementine Churchill, 'it wasn't a funeral - it was a triumph'.
29 November - 1 March 2015
If you missed seeing the Stanley Spencer iconic First World War paintings outside their usual home at Sandham, whilst at Somerset House in 2013 or Pallant House Gallery in 2014, then now's your chance. Sixteen of the 19 paintings are on show at Manchester Art Gallery in the exhibition, Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War and this will be the first time that the paintings have been this far north.