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Exhibitions

Soulscapes
14 February - 2 June 2024

A contemporary retelling of landscape by artists from the African Diaspora. With Hurvin Anderson, Phoebe Boswell, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Kimathi Donkor, Isaac Julien, Marcia Michael, Mónica de Miranda, Alberta Whittle and more.

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

The first exhibition of the Japanese printmaking dynasty in the UK and Europe opening at Dulwich Picture Gallery in June 2024.

Displays

ORACLES
5 March - 14 July 2024
Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Our new Gallery 12 display ORACLES by YARA + DAVINA  transforms the gallery space into an Oracle Card reading room, inviting visitors to seek advice and wisdom from a bespoke set of oracle cards inspired by Dulwich Picture Gallery’s collection.

Looking for Leonardo: The Quest for a Renaissance Masterpiece
23 July 2024 - 26 January 2025
Tuesday, 23 July 2024

Join the quest to find this Renaissance master and follow his trail through the Dulwich Picture Gallery collection — navigating fakes, mistakes and surprises along the way.

Adult courses & workshops

Botanical Cyanotype in the Gardens
Sunday, 2 June 2024

In this creative workshop you will experiment with pressed flowers and plants, paper cut-outs and other found objects to shape and form new interpretations of landscapes.

Yoga in the Gardens
7 July - 1 September 2024
Sunday, 7 July 2024

Join yoga teacher and sound healer Crystal for a soul nourishing outdoor experience. The morning will begin with gentle movement focused on stretching, relaxation and rejuvenation. Followed by a 60-minute energetically cleansing sound bath.

Perfume Making with Palm of Feronia

Join Palm of Feronia founder Sophia Harding on a journey through the therapeutic world of aromatherapy and crystal healing, before crafting your own 30ml crystal-infused eau de parfum.

Cheese and Wine in the Gardens
Thursday, 18 July 2024

Led by Heritage Cheese’s resident curd nerd and wine expert, we will be tasting five cheeses matched with five wines. Expect acnedotes, titbits, and laughter!

KANPAI Sake Masterclass
Wednesday, 4 September 2024

Welcome to the sake revolution! Brewed like a beer, enjoyed like a wine. KANPAI means “cheers” in Japanese. Join our sake masterclass, where KANPAI co-founder and Head Brewer, Tom, will share five of their premium sakes.

Life Drawing: Shibari with London Drawing
Friday, 13 September 2024

This intimate and immersive drawing experience responds to ‘Shibari’ an ancient Japanese artistic form of rope tying in which the life model will be engaged with floor-based Shibari ropes.

After hours

Soulscapes Late
Friday, 31 May 2024

Catch the Soulscapes Late with music from Tony Njoku, urban foraging with Earthchild Remedies, DJ sets, creative workshops, a pop-up bar and much more.

Summer Late
Friday, 27 September 2024

Join us for the Summer Late coinciding with the Yoshida: Three Generations of Japanese Printmaking exhibition with DJ sets, creative workshops, a pop-up bar and much more.

Family events

Under 5s Explore: Mini Masterpieces
29 February - 30 May 2024
Thursday, 30 May 2024

Playful painting for little creatives under 5, there are new themes each month to keep them engaged.

The Dream Sequence Aerial Theatre
Monday, 24 June 2024

Join us for a fun filled hour where dreams come true whatever the weather! Following the success of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Aerialand’ last summer, we are delighted to have The Dot Collective back at the Gallery with their brand-new show.

Under 5s Explore: Mini Masterpieces
27 June - 26 September 2024
Thursday, 27 June 2024

Spark your child’s imagination through playful painting. Join these exploratory sessions for under 5s. Each session begins with a journey through the Gallery to discover the different people, places and animals in our paintings, followed by an art-making activity.

Art Sundays
30 June - 29 September 2024
Sunday, 30 June 2024

Get inspired to make art together as a family in these free monthly creative activities in the Art Studio.

“Mr. Shadow” Hand Shadow Show
Sunday, 14 July 2024

In this light-hearted show for the whole family, Drew Colby will introduce you to his good friend Mr. Shadow and he will show you all the things Mr. Shadow can turn in to.

Lectures & talks

Architecture and Creative Play
Tuesday, 11 June 2024

Join us for a conversation exploring the role of architecture and creative play to reframe cultural collections and inspire the next generation of thinkers and makers.

Online Curator's Talk: Yoshida
Thursday, 11 July 2024

Join Dr Monika Hinkel, curator of Yoshida: Three Generations of Japanese Printmaking for an inspiring online introduction to the exhibition, from the comfort of your own home.

Author's Talk: Robert Seatter

Join award-winning poet Robert Seatter to discuss his latest publication 'The House of Everything', about Sir John Soane, the architect of Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Friends

Art Competition
2 April - 2 August 2024

In celebration of 70 years of friendship, Dulwich Picture Gallery is holding an art competition for its Friends. The theme is ‘What does Friendship mean to you?’

Four Paintings to Start Friday with Jennifer Scott
Friday, 5 July 2024

Kick off your Friday with a fascinating walking tour exploring our collection with our Director Jennifer Scott.

Looking for Leonardo: A Rennaisance Puzzle
Wednesday, 25 September 2024

Assistant Curator Lucy West examines the oldest paintings in Dulwich Picture Gallery’s collection.

Seasonal Specials

Oracle Card Readings with artist duo YARA + DAVINA
17 March - 23 June 2024
Sunday, 23 June 2024

Book a free Oracle card reading with artists YARA + DAVINA, based on their new ORACLES project, now on display in Gallery 12.

HandleBards: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sunday, 28 July 2024

Join the HandleBards at Dulwich Picture Gallery for a hilarious production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream complete with al fresco cocktails in the meadow.

Handlebards: A Comedy of Errors
Sunday, 8 September 2024

Join the Handlebards troupe at Dulwich Picture Gallery for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ like you’ve never seen before.

Tours & walks

Guided Tour of Sambourne House
Monday, 15 July 2024

Enjoy a guided tour of Sambourne House, the family home of renowned illustrator, Linley Sambourne (1844-1910), and a fine example of the Victorian House.

Access Talks

Dementia Friendly Creative Conversations
14 March - 6 June 2024
Thursday, 6 June 2024

Guided by one of our dementia friendly guides we invite you to take a closer look at paintings from our collection or exhibition and share your opinions, stories and impressions.

Dementia Friendly Creative Conversations
4 July - 3 October 2024
Thursday, 4 July 2024

Guided by one of our dementia friendly guides, we invite you to take a closer look at paintings from our collection or the Yoshida: Three Generations of Japanese Printmaking exhibition and share your opinions, stories and impressions.

BSL Talk: Yoshida
Thursday, 18 July 2024

This BSL talk led by John Wilson will look at highlights from our Yoshida exhibition.

Music

Sara Trickey and Daniel Tong in Concert
Friday, 20 September 2024

Acclaimed duo, Sara Trickey and Daniel Tong, return to Dulwich Picture Gallery to perform a rich array of Classical music.

On Demand

Curator's Talk (On Demand)
24 April 2023 - 31 December 2024
Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Join Dr Lois Oliver, co-curator of Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism, for an inspiring online introduction to the exhibition.

Online Curators' Talk: Rubens and Women
25 October 2023 - 31 December 2024
Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Join Ben van Beneden, co-curator of Rubens & Women, for an inspiring online introduction to the exhibition.

Online Curators' Talk: Soulscapes
20 March 2024 - 31 December 2025
Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Join Lisa Anderson, curator of Soulscapes for an inspiring introduction to the exhibition from the comfort of your device or screen.

In the Gardens

Bronze Oak Grove

Set within the greenery of the Gallery Gardens, Bronze Oak Grove by Rob and Nick and Carter is arranged in a circlular formation, the sculpted trees create space for people to spend time sitting, standing, and relaxing day to day.

Walking the Dog I, II & III

Carved from glacial erratic boulders by the British sculptor Peter Randall-Page, Walking the Dog I, II & III is situated permanently in the Gardens for everyone to enjoy. The sculpture was commissioned in celebration of the Gallery’s bicentenary in 2011 with support from the Art Fund and was our first piece of major contemporary sculpture.