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Our paintings reimagined by you

IMG_0100tDuring lockdown, our visitors and staff found creative ways to pass the time, including the #tussenkunstenquarantaine challenge to recreate a painting from our collection. See some of our favourites.

Reflecting on Journeys

IMG_0100tPremila Trivedi, one of our Community Curators of Journeys, shares her experience of coming to Dulwich Picture Gallery and finding inclusion and inspiration.

What’s happening in our gardens

IMG_0100tAs our gardens, shop and café reopen to the public on 4 July following our closure due to coronavirus, we share a roundup of what you can enjoy.

Refugee Week 2020: In Conversation

IMG_0100tWhilst Journeys remains closed for the time being, Community Curators, Alison Culnane and Premila Trivedi, met remotely to discuss the significant A Brisk Breeze held for them, and their experiences of coming to the UK.

Black Lives Matter

IMG_0100tDulwich Picture Gallery stands in solidarity with all victims of racism and with those who seek an equal, just and non-violent society.

10 books to feed the creative soul

IMG_0100tFind some inspiration for your next summer read with our roundup of books with a cultural twist – as chosen by staff at the Gallery.

The Art of Wellbeing

IMG_0100tHow integral are aesthetics to human happiness? Writing for In View magazine in 2019, author, architect and mental health advocate, Ben Channon explored how art and architecture can provide an emotional haven through nature, colour and a sense of the present.

Surrealism in Britain: a special film and Q&A

IMG_0100tDr David Boyd Haycock, curator of British Surrealism and an expert in Modern British Art, shares his insight on the surrealist movement in Britain in this special YouTube talk.

Top 10 Art Films to get you through isolation

IMG_0100tAs many of us settle in for a third week of isolation, binge-watching might be losing it’s appeal. We asked the staff to recommend their favourite films about art, music and literature to inspire you and stave off boredom.

Conserving one of our most important portraits

IMG_0100tRecently we conserved the portrait of one of our founders, Noel Desenfans, removing years of discoloured varnish to bring it into the light, Assistant Curator Helen Hillyard explains...

Gallery closure: a message from our Director, Jennifer Scott

IMG_0100tIn response to increasing concerns around the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and community, we have made the decision to close Dulwich Picture Gallery and its grounds from today, Tuesday 17 March until further notice.

Kingdom of dreams

IMG_0100tWriter Charles Darwent explores a decidedly British eccentricity at the centre of the surrealist movement.

Journeys: a new display exploring migration

IMG_0100tA new year begins with a new display at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Opening on January 21, excitement is building for Journeys – a special collaboration between the Gallery and members of the local community here in South East London.

Rembrandt Lighting Competition

IMG_0100tTo celebrate Rembrandt’s Light we’re putting your photography skills to the test to create your own portrait using ‘Rembrandt lighting’ – a term describing a precise effect of light and shadow on a sitters’ face.

Film: Every Frame a Rembrandt

IMG_0100tGo behind the scenes of our blockbuster exhibition Rembrandt's Light with our latest film and learn more about Rembrandt's influence on the world of cinema.

Cutting Edge: The Australian Artists

IMG_0100tWe explore the lives and work of three pioneering Australian women who studied at the Grosvenor School - Dorrit Black, Eveline Syme and Ethel Spowers. Each developed a highly original style of printmaking, and contributed to the wider acceptance of modernism in Australia.

Gosnell’s mead – ready for a sweet experience?

IMG_0100tDulwich Pavilion’s Principal Sponsor, Gosnell’s, will bring visitors (over 18) an innovative and exciting refreshment – made here in London. A local company based just a hop, skip and a jump away in Peckham, Gosnell’s produce mead, an alcoholic drink crafted with honey.

Machine-age modernists: Claude Flight, Cyril Power & Sybil Andrews

IMG_0100tGrosvenor School lecturer Claude Flight and his pupils Cyril Power and Sybil Andrews were obsessed with the radical changes brought about by technology in their times, using linocuts to create a 'real and vital art of to-morrow' which could capture the spirit of the machine age.

8 must-haves from our Cutting Edge shop range

IMG_0100tA new exhibition at the Gallery means a new shop range, and as we all know, visiting the gift shop is one of the most exciting parts of visiting any exhibition. So, we’ve brought together our highlights from the range.