News & Blog

In Remembrance of Ingrid Beazley

IMG_0100tIngrid Beazley, former Chairman of the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery from 2005 – 2008, and founder of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery, has died aged 67. Ellie Manwell, Head of Communications and Audience Development, remembers her work with the Gallery.

We meet renowned designer, Cressida Bell

IMG_0100tWhat better way to celebrate the major new show of work by Vanessa Bell, than with a new and exclusive range of accessories designed by Bell's granddaughter and renowned designer, Cressida Bell. Alex Morrison went to meet Cressida at her studio in Hackney to find out more...

Spotlight on the architects: IF_DO

IMG_0100tAhead of the final round of judging for the Gallery's first Pavilion competition, we find out a bit more about the four shortlisted practices. Today we hear from IF_DO, a young, RIBA chartered architecture practice based in South East London.

Painter Profile: Murillo

IMG_0100tHe was Europe's most popular artist for two centuries and the Gallery has five of his paintings and another seven by people trying to copy him. But who was he?

Meet the designer

IMG_0100tWe caught up with Emma Sewell to find out about how she works, what inspires her and how one goes about translating a seventeenth century landscape painting into a luxury lambswool scarf...

The world's longest landscape in just one minute!

IMG_0100tWith your help, Dulwich Picture Gallery set out to create the World's Longest Landscape. We've put together a video of the event so that you can see all the hard work that went into creating this mixed media masterpiece.

Giles Waterfield (1949-2016)

IMG_0100tDulwich Picture Gallery was deeply saddened to learn of the death of the art historian, curator and novelist, Giles Waterfield (1949-2016), who led the Gallery as director from 1979 until 1996.

Creative Companions: 5 times art and music inspired one another

IMG_0100tIt’s all about music at Dulwich Picture Gallery this week, with viola da gamba player Liam Byrne performing a series of concerts to tie in with our musically themed Dou in Harmony display. So to celebrate these two art forms joining forces, here are some of the most interesting examples of music and art inspiring one another.

How to paint like an Old Master

IMG_0100tLearn how to create your own Van Dyck-inspired portrait with Ann Witheridge, artist and founder of London Fine Art Studios, in our step-by-step video guide of how to paint like Old Master.

A musical conversation

IMG_0100tDrawing inspiration from 'Dou in Harmony', viola da gamba player Liam Byrne will be performing a evening of contemporary meets classical music. Find out more about his creative process in his recent interview for the Gallery's Friends' magazine...

Gerrit Dou's harmonious composition

IMG_0100tAssistant curator, Helen Hillyard, intreprets the meaning behind two of Gerrit Dou's finest musical-themed paintings in line with our "Dou in Harmony" exhibition. Read to find out more...

The power of art at Kakuma refugee camp

IMG_0100tAs the Gallery launches a week-long exhibition of work created in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, Susan Mulholland, Director of Art at Dulwich College tells us about her experience of the camp and the role that art can play.

Rubens, Venus, Mars and Cupid

IMG_0100tIn the second "Making Discoveries" display, "Rubens Ghost", Assistant Curator Helen Hillyard examines the X-ray analysis to reveal Rubens' creative process.

A rhythm of figures cascade through Poussin’s Sacraments

IMG_0100tNicolas Poussin was a perfectionist. Every juxtaposition was carefully considered by the artist – this is no more evident than in his first series of the Seven Sacraments, three of which are now on display at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

The Scandimania Experience

IMG_0100tCharlotte Walsh, Press Intern, writes about her experience of crocheting with Arne and Carlos and Friday’s Scandinight

Whatever happened to the Sleeping Venus?

IMG_0100tHazel Vidler, our Curatorial Intern, explains the significance of the mysterious provenance and history behind one of our founders' favourite paintings, Sleeping Venus.