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Special Projects

The BRIT School Exhibition

Since 2008, Dulwich Picture Gallery has developed a sustainable collaboration the BRIT Schoolfor Performing Arts as part of increasing engagement with secondary schools. Working with Year 10s on cross-curricular GCSE projects that draw inspiration from the Collection, these projects culminate in an annual onsite exhibition organised by the students to showcase their creative responses. Challenging the Collection with a fresh creative and youth-led interpretation students also provide guided tours for visitors.

This sustained relationship has resulted in several outcomes such as:

  • a formalised work experience placement for Year 10s;
  • increase youth voice and presence in the Gallery;
  • development of a long-term relationship with the Gallery;
  • the support of cross-curricular learning.

Children’s Literature Festival

Monday 30 June – Friday 4 July: Primary Schools Key Stage 1 and 2

In partnership with Tales on Moon Lane, the award-winning community bookshop for children in Herne Hill, Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the sixth annual Children’s Literature Festival from Monday 30 June – Friday 4 July.

This year’s event celebrates ‘illustration’ and explores portraits and character stories in the Collection. South London state primary schools are invited to attend events at the Gallery including author talks, workshops, readings, performances, guided-gallery sessions, storytelling, art studio sessions.

This collaboration supports schools with raising literacy levels and cross-curricular learning; as well as initiating new links with schools.

Children can hear authors read aloud their own work, find out more about the creative process of writing and illustrating work, have the chance to meet the author at the book signings after each event, as every child participating receives a book.

Authors include:

Liz Pichon – Camberwell College of Art / Illustration

Axel Scheffler – Artist (Bath Academy of Art)

Tamara MacFarlane

Anthony Browne – Artist (Leeds Art College) and Children’s Laureate

Anthony Horowitz

Cressida Cowell

Dan Freedman

For further information please email or ring 02082998731.