The Illuminated Palace

On 1 November the London-based digital artwork studio SDNA will illuminate the exterior of the Royal Pavilion in order to mark and celebrate the opening of the exhibition Turner in Brighton at the Pavilion. Amongst other sources SDNA will use … Continued

Blue in the Royal Pavilion

In the 1820s the writer Richard Sickelmore described the newly finished Royal Pavilion interiors as ‘a splendour of light and colour’. George’s eccentric tastes and spending habits help explain the particularly exuberant use of colours in high saturation.  Pigments found … Continued

What can these Diamond Jubilee portraits tell us about the Royal Pavilion?

In February 2012 two official, specially commissioned Diamond Jubilee photographs of HM the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were released to mark the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne. The photographs were taken in December 2011 … Continued

Everybody Loves a Giraffe, Especially our George

On the first floor of the Royal Pavilion, in the corridor outside the Adelaide Tearooms, there is a selection of satirical Georgian prints on display. One of them entitled The Great Joss and his Playthings by “Shortshanks” Robert Seymour from … Continued

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