An exhibition entitled John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey is at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester until 21 April 2024 (open Tuesday to Sunday). The retrospective display comprises a core of works lately touring Greece and Turkey now augmented by major museum loans and further pictures from private collections never previously seen in public.
Alongside the Craxton survey there is a new diptych film by Tacita Dean, shot on Crete and put together in Berlin and Los Angeles. Crackers continues the artist’s passion for analogue film and for Greece, as well as a conversation she began with Craxton, when they met by chance in Chania, when she was 16.
The monumental tapestry Landscape with the Elements, which Craxton designed and oversaw in Edinburgh in the 1970s as a tribute to Greece, will hang in Chichester Cathedral from 12 December to 18 April.
Image: Greek Fisherman (Seated Boy from Hydra), 1960, tempera on board. Acquired for Pallant House from the estate of Sinclair Hood.)