Occupying the space between artistic tradition and contemporary realism, photographer Richard Learoyd creates unprecedentedly authentic portraits. We spoke to him about the fascinating process behind the works featured in Unearthed.
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Here are the winning entries to our #unearthedathome photography competition, and what our judges had to say about them
The editor of In View, Alex Morrison on how Dulwich Picture Gallery's partnership with the new Tessa Jowell Health Centre is boosting momentum for the arts and wellness movement.
Treat the wonderful mums in your life this Mother’s Day with our selection of unique, inspiring and artful gifts.
Many of us see fashion as a vital part of the way we project our identity. In this article we explore portraits from our collection in which the sitters considered their clothes in the same way.
Who were the first female photographers? Discover the work of early female photographers Sarah Anne Bright, Cecilia Glaisher and Anna Atkins, who all feature in our major exhibition Unearthed: Photography’s Roots.
If you’re missing travel to pastures new at the moment, why not take time to indulge in a virtual journey through some of the captivating landscapes of our collection – as chosen by the Gallery team.
Artists throughout history have turned to still life to find magic in the mundane. We're encouraging you to create your own still life photographs at home, using plants, flowers and objects you have to hand, and a camera - the one on your phone will do!
We interview British-Balinese artist Sinta Tantra to find out more about her new mural, The Grand Tour, inspired by Gallery architect Sir John Soane.
We've wrapped up our favourites from the Gallery Shop to help make your gift-buying this year a doddle!
We are hugely grateful to receive this lifeline grant from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England. Read this statement from our Director, Jennifer Scott.
We chat to Lisa Stickley, the award winning designer behind our exciting new shop range celebrating the Gallery’s iconic architecture, to find out about her inspiration, her ideal south east London day out and more...
Our shop is back online and in pop-up form at the Gallery, packed with a fantastic range of books, accessories, homeware and much more! To celebrate we’ve rifled through our shelves to bring you our favourites…
Discover the fascinating work of Japanese photographer Kazumasa Ogawa, whose hand-coloured collotypes from the 1890s look as though they could have been made yesterday.
During 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.
Premila Trivedi, one of our Community Curators of Journeys, shares her experience of coming to Dulwich Picture Gallery and finding inclusion and inspiration.
As 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.
Dulwich Picture Gallery's Director shares news of our gardens reopening
Whilst 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.
Dulwich Picture Gallery stands in solidarity with all victims of racism and with those who seek an equal, just and non-violent society.
While Dulwich Picture Gallery’s collection now hangs safely in Sir John Soane’s building, awaiting visitors’ return, it was a somewhat different story during the Second World War.
Find some inspiration for your next summer read with our roundup of books with a cultural twist – as chosen by staff at the Gallery.
How 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.
Dr 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.
We’ve compiled a list of family stay at home activities to entertain, inspire and enrich your youngsters in the time of isolation and social distancing.
As 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.
Recently 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...
In 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.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, we are exploring the stories of three impressive women through our collection.
The 2019 Dulwich Pavilion is being transformed into vibrant planters for local schools and community groups across South East London