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Dulwich Pavilion 2019: The Colour Palace

This summer, the Dulwich Pavilion returns with The Colour Palace, created by Pricegore architects and designer Yinka Ilori.

Free and open to the public throughout the summer months, The Colour Palace is a fusion of West African and European influences, inspired by the buzz of fabric markets in Lagos, Nigeria, and incorporating symmetry, curves and right-angles – all elements present in Sir John Soane’s iconic 1811 design of the Gallery. On each side of the Pavilion, brightly coloured timber slats create layers that shift when viewed from different angles, bringing the Gallery’s grounds into technicolour life.

The structure
The Colour Palace is a 10 metre high cube with a bold geometric pattern, standing on four huge red cylinders. At its core is an atrium, creating an arena where visitors can view the structure from many different perspectives, including from an interior raised viewing platform.

Access: There is step free access onto the pavilion. There are 12 steps up to the gantry level with a handrail.

In partnership with the London Festival of Architecture 2019 

Supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and Official Paint Partner, Mylands

Structural Engineers

Event details

Start date
12 June 2019
End date
30 September 2019
10am–5pm Tuesday–Sunday (Open late for special events; Gallery closed on Mondays except bank holidays)