Top exhibitions in West Sussex this winter

This article is dated 2018. We have a smorgasbord of special shows this winter. See famous paintings of skyscapes, on tour from the Ashmolean Museum to Petworth. There are illustrations by Quentin Blake at Nymans. Plus an exhibition on the advent of electricity at Standen. Every single visit will help us to look after special places in Sussex throughout the year.

The Sun Descending – Study 3, 1945, Paul Nash (1889–1946), detail


Skyscape is a touring exhibition from the Ashmolean Museum, which celebrates five hundred years of artists’ fascination with the sky. Open from 11 January to 18 March 2020 at Petworth House.

Illustration from Welcome to Planet Zog


Leap into a fantasy world with a new exhibition of the work of legendary illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake, at Nymans. Exhibition and programme of activities runs until 19 April 2020.

Punch magazine clipping showing an electricity cartoon


Standen was one of the first houses in the country to have electricity built in right from the start — something we take for granted today. See our new displays in the house about this fascinating history from 18 January to 29 March.