An arty weekend in … Petworth, West Sussex
Lee Miller, Frank Auerbach and Picasso have all starred recently at this pretty market town’s eyecatching new gallery
Two Worlds Entwined by Annie Morris and Idris Khan at Newlands House Gallery. Photograph: Elizabeth Zeschin
Make the trip for …
This pretty market town is known for its antique shops, but now also has an agenda-setting new art gallery. Newlands House Gallery, which opened in 2020 in a converted Georgian townhouse, focuses on “the great artists of the 20th century”. It has had a run of stellar exhibitions so far, including Lee Miller, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró.
Last summer’s Frank Auerbach: Unseen was a superb collection of paintings, etchings and drawings by one of Britain’s greatest living artists. The current exhibition is Two Worlds Entwined: Annie Morris and Idris Khan, showing the artist couple’s work side by side for the first time in the UK (adult £14.50, child £7.25, until 7 May).