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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.

6 unmissable things to do at The Colour Palace

IMG_0100tSummer is finally coming to London, bringing with it long days and nights and the chance to enjoy the great outdoors. Our summer Pavilion - The Colour Palace - has landed, offering a whole host of events and activities to help you do summer right!

How do you build The Colour Palace?

IMG_0100tMeet engineersHRW who generously gave their time to consult with the Dulwich Pavilion project team on how to turn Pricegore and Yinka Ilori’s ambitious plans into a real, 10-metre high construction - all in kind.

Jan Steen’s The Wandering Musicians comes to Dulwich

IMG_0100tCuratorial Intern Anna McGee introduces us to an exciting new loan that has joined our collection of Dutch paintings, Jan Steen's The Wandering Musicians, and tells us why this scene of daily life is much more than it seems.

Help us build The Colour Palace

IMG_0100tToday we announce a major crowdfunding campaign to raise the final £20,000 needed to build the Dulwich Pavilion 2019: The Colour Palace, together with Art Happens.