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First major exhibition of Modern British artist Tirzah Garwood among 2024 highlights at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery gears up for an extraordinary year of artistic discovery with a diverse and captivating exhibition programme. 2024 promises three major shows offering audiences a journey across landscapes, printmaking dynasties, and the enchanting world of a phenomenal Modern British talent.

Dulwich Picture Gallery today unveils its grand finale to 2024: Tirzah Garwood: Beyond Ravilious. Opening 19 November 2024, it will be the first major retrospective of the British artist and designer, whose enchanting and original works will finally receive public recognition. The exhibition culminates an exciting year of wide-ranging creative talent; Soulscapes (14 February – 2 June 2024), an exhibition of contemporary landscape art by some of the most important artists working today; and Yoshida: Three Generations of Japanese Printmaking (19 June – 3 November 2024), which will introduce UK audiences to an exceptional printmaking dynasty.

Just announced: Tirzah Garwood: Beyond Ravilious
19 November 2024–26 May 2025

In autumn 2024, Dulwich Picture Gallery will present the first major exhibition devoted to the artist and designer Tirzah Garwood (1908–1951) since 1952. Best known until now as the wife of Eric Ravilious and as the author of the autobiography Long Live Great Bardfield, Garwood excelled as a fine artist and printmaker. Her diverse and enchanting works are gems of the mid-20th century.

Curated by James Russell, who previously created the Gallery’s 2015 blockbuster exhibition ‘Ravilious’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Edward Bawden’ show in 2018, this retrospective will be the first time the full extent of Tirzah Garwood’s output will be shown. Her paintings and 3D constructions will be given the public showcase and critical examination they deserve, while examining her development of a distinctive “sophisticated naive” approach that subtly transformed innocent subjects to unsettling effect.

More than 80 works by Tirzah Garwood, almost exclusively from private collections and including books, studies and ephemera, will be accompanied by around 12 artworks by Eric Ravilious setting the context in which the artists worked together and exploring the shared interests and techniques of this remarkable creative couple. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full colour catalogue featuring new research, and special essays by Ella Ravilious, Eric and Tirzah’s granddaughter, and writer Jennifer Higgie.

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14 February – 2 June 2024

The Gallery’s first exhibition of the year, Soulscapes, is a groundbreaking exhibition of landscape art that will explore our connection with the world around us through the eyes of artists from the African diaspora. It will bring together leading artists including Hurvin Anderson, Phoebe Boswell, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Kimathi Donkor, Isaac Julien, Marcia Michael, Mónica de Miranda and Alberta Whittle, as well as some of the most important emerging voices working today. Featuring more than 30 contemporary artworks, including many large-scale pieces, a site-specific installation and new commission, Soulscapes will span painting, photography, film, textile and collage.

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Yoshida: Three Generations of Japanese Printmaking
19 June – 3 November 2024

In summer 2024, the Gallery will bring together artworks by the Yoshida family, a Japanese artistic dynasty including Yoshida Hiroshi, Fujio, Tōshi, Hodaka and Chizuko. The first of its kind in the UK – and Europe more widely – this exhibition will shine a spotlight on three generations of woodblock print artists starting with Hiroshi, who visited Dulwich Picture Gallery in 1900. The show will trace the evolution of Japanese printmaking from the evocative landscapes of the late nineteenth century to an exquisite print installation by the current family trailblazer, Yoshida Ayomi.

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Notes to editors

Caitlin Collinson, PR Manager

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Dulwich Picture Gallery
Dulwich Picture Gallery, founded in 1811, is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery. It cares for and displays an outstanding collection of Old Master paintings within Sir John Soane’s pioneering architecture. As an independent gallery, which receives no regular public funding, it pursues its founders’ purpose of presenting art ‘for the inspection of the publick’ while engaging as many people as possible, of all ages and backgrounds, through a creative programme. Entering the gallery space visitors discover a surprising and contemplative experience that encourages the discovery of personal connections with historic works of art – a place to Find Yourself in Art.

Image credits:

Che Lovelace, Moonlight Searchers, acrylic and dry pigment on board panels, 2022, private collection. Courtesy of the artist, Corvi-Mora, Various Small Fires and Nicola Vassell Gallery; Yoshida Hiroshi, El Capitan, 1925. Courtesy Fukuoka Art Museum; Tirzah Garwood, Train Journey, wood engraving, 1929. Private Collection.