News

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.

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.

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.

The Scandimania Experience

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

Five Questions: Sasha Siem

IMG_0100tWe catch up with Sasha Siem ahead of Scandimania to find out more about her experience of Norway and how it has influenced her music.

Gallery Closure 8 March

IMG_0100tVisitor Notice: the Collection, cafe and Astrup exhibition are closed all day on Tuesday 8 March for the Leif Ove Andsnes concert. All scheduled events will be on as advertised.

Van Dyck's 'Samson and Delilah' uncovered

IMG_0100tThroughout 2016's run of "Making Discoveries" displays - exploring Dutch and Flemish artists in the Gallery's collection - our assistant curator, Helen Hillyard, will be writing a series of essays putting specific works in greater focus. Read to find out more...

New Gallery Cabin open in the Grounds!

IMG_0100tThe leafy grounds of Dulwich might not quite reach the freezing temperatures of Nikolai Astrup’s Norway, but that hasn’t stopped the Gallery from introducing a little Hygge* into your visit....

Nikolai Astrup and Music

IMG_0100tAhead of the Leif Ove Andesnes concerts at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Professor Gunnar Danbolt discusses the intimate connection between radical Norwegian artist, Nikolai Astrup and music.

2016: A year of discoveries

IMG_0100t2016 will see a slate of understudied artists brought to the fore, as well as exciting new approaches to familiar artists in the Gallery's collection.

Meet the artists behind Prud'hon: The Moving Body

IMG_0100tOn 16 and 17 October, award winning dancer and choreographer Dane Hurst and composer Tom Rowland will team up to stage two spectacular evenings of dance, music and life drawing at Dulwich Picture Gallery, inspired by the stunning work of Pierre-Paul Prud’hon.

Newly restored Titian frame has 'the Midas touch'

IMG_0100tI was lost for words when I saw the newly restored frame for Titian’s Venus and Adonis for the first time last week. Having seen pictures of the frame before restoration, it was in a state of disrepair and nothing quite prepares you for the impact of the transformation! Now the frame is a beacon of 16th century craftsmanship, equally as beautiful as the artwork displayed within its four corners.

Peek through the windows of 'Keepers Cottage' next time you visit...

IMG_0100tThis year’s Summer Arts Academy has culminated in the creation of two silent films, currently on display in the Gallery’s ‘Keepers Cottage’ until the end of October. Created by young people, the films draw inspiration from Hitchcock’s mysterious cinematic masterpieces and Ravilious’s shadowy landscapes.

Watch our brand new Visual to Vocal film

IMG_0100tExperience the joy of this year's Visual to Vocal project in our brand new film which features scenes from the dramatic final performance as well as moving interviews with participants and their families.

WW2 Log Book reveals details of Ravilious's final flight

IMG_0100tKent resident Carol Lockwood recently got in touch with us regarding her father’s log book which contains records of the flights he piloted during the Second World War- one of which was the fateful mission in 1942 on which Eric Ravilious was a passenger.