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Interview with Emma Sewell

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.

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.