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Dulwich Picture Gallery+

Embedding art and health in the local community
In partnership with Tessa Jowell Health Centre

At Dulwich Picture Gallery we’re committed to supporting happier and healthier communities through art. We’re working in partnership with Tessa Jowell Health Centre in East Dulwich to support a community-based and holistic approach to health care. The partnership, which is all about embedding art in healthcare, includes new artwork commissions at the Centre to enhance the healing environment, co-produced displays, training programmes for staff and a free cross-arts programme, which will signpost patients to arts and wellbeing initiatives from local partners. Read more on the story of this pioneering partnership on our blog.

Open call for submissions: 2D designers and illustrators

We are now seeking expressions of interest for the first of four commissions to create artwork for Tessa Jowell Health Centre. We are looking for proposals from 2D designers and illustrators for artwork which will adorn the Centre’s glass balustrade at the heart of the reception area (pictured below). We encourage artists to take inspiration from the Gallery’s collection and history as well as the principles which drive our community-led work.

How to apply

If you are interested in submitting an expression of interest, please download our brief and application documents. The closing date for submissions is 9 April 2021.

We welcome applications from artists with experience of working, living or studying within our key priority boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham, and are particularly keen to hear from artists and collectives who identify as Black, Asian and minority ethnic, disabled and/or people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

For enquiries, please email
For submissions, please email

Please check this page regularly for details on future artist opportunities. Subsequent commissions will explore the potential for performance, sculpture and digital art to transform other key areas at the Centre.

Dulwich Picture Gallery+ is supported by

NHS Southwark CCG
Healthy London Partnerships
League of Friends of Dulwich Community Hospital