Top exhibitions and art in and around West Sussex

We have a smorgasbord of special shows this winter, from paintings by the Dutch masters at Petworth, to illustrations from The Lost Words at Nymans. See illustrations by Arthur Rackham at Standen and Norman Thelwell at Mottisfont. Every single visit will help us to look after special places in Sussex throughout the year.

The Duet, Gabriel Metsu


Petworth House and Park will celebrate Dutch art and design when it hosts the final stage of the major National Trust exhibition, Prized Possessions - Dutch paintings from National Trust Houses, 26 January to 24 March 2019.

Starlings iii by Jackie Morris


The Lost Words touring exhibition comes to Nymans from 19 January to 2 June 2019. The Lost Words is a unique collaborative project between renowned writer Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris.

Arthur Rackham


Goblins, fairies and witches are spreading mischief in a new exhibition celebrating the fantastical, mysterious and macabre illustrative world of Arthur Rackham at Standen. From 19 January to 31 March 2019.

Thelwell cartoon of a pony jump


Mottisfont's first exhibition of 2019 is a welcome return to the world of Norman Thelwell. See the antics of Penelope and her mischievous pony, Kipper. Plus amusing observations on country life, satirical cartoons, and breath-taking landscapes. From 5 January to 22 April 2019.