Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery England's first public art gallery, the Dulwich Picture Gallery is home to masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and Van Dyck.
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Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery: it was founded in 1811 when Sir Francis Bourgeois RA bequeathed his collection of old masters “for the inspection of the public”. Today the Gallery is a vibrant cultural hub hosting some of the UK’s leading exhibitions alongside its Permanent Collection of Baroque masterpieces while staging a wide-ranging programme of public events, practical art and community engagement.

Operating as usual

09/11/2020

If you're wondering what today's #googledoodle is about, it's the 140th birthday of architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, creator of the iconic 'K6' red phone box. Sir Giles took inspiration from the pendentive roof of our mausoleum, designed by Sir John Soane.

Our gardens are open for you to explore:
https://dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/planning-your-visit/opening-times/

It's hard to believe the festive period is just around the corner. It might be a little different this year, but it's mo...
06/11/2020
Christmas

It's hard to believe the festive period is just around the corner. It might be a little different this year, but it's more important than ever to send wishes to those we love.

Our artful range features works by artists we've exhibited in recent years like Eric Ravilious. Perfect for brightening dark days:

https://shop.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/collections/christmas

Shop our beautiful range of Christmas Card Packs and Gifts

We are postponing our re-opening from 21 November due to the lockdown, but we will be ready and waiting to welcome you b...
03/11/2020

We are postponing our re-opening from 21 November due to the lockdown, but we will be ready and waiting to welcome you back as soon as restrictions are lifted.

For now, here's Gainsborough’s Mrs Moody and her Sons (and our fab install team, pre-lockdown) on their way to our new collection room exploring British Portraiture. They (and we) can’t wait to see you soon.

We are so grateful to be receiving £1.3 million from the #CulturalRecoveryFund from the Department for Digital, Culture,...
24/10/2020

We are so grateful to be receiving £1.3 million from the #CulturalRecoveryFund from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, HM Treasury & Arts Council England. This vital support will get us back on our feet, ensuring our creative & inclusive work can continue https://dpg.art/news

#HereForCulture

This #WorldMentalHealthDay2020 we wanted to share news of our partnership with the pioneering Tessa Jowell Health Centre...
10/10/2020

This #WorldMentalHealthDay2020 we wanted to share news of our partnership with the pioneering Tessa Jowell Health Centre in East Dulwich. We’ll be bringing arts practices together with patient care to support wellbeing.

We look forward to sharing more soon, as plans take shape!

📸 Tessa Jowell GP Surgery. Photo by Benedict Luxmoore

We are very happy to share that our major new exhibition Unearthed: Photography’s Roots will open 21 November! 🌿#Unearth...
29/09/2020

We are very happy to share that our major new exhibition Unearthed: Photography’s Roots will open 21 November! 🌿

#Unearthed tells a unique story of photography from the 1840s to now, with over 100 stunning images of plants, botany and flowers from 41 leading international artists

Find out more > https://dpg.art/unearthed

Local south east London artist and illustrator, Lisa Stickley Studio has reimagined Sir John Soane's iconic Gallery arch...
17/09/2020

Local south east London artist and illustrator, Lisa Stickley Studio
has reimagined Sir John Soane's iconic Gallery architecture in these joyful new designs for our shop, from totes to tea towels! Explore the range: http://dpg.art/shop-Lisa-Stickley

We caught up with Lisa to find out about her design process, staying creative during #lockdown and her ideal south east London day out on our blog: http://dpg.art/meet-Lisa-Stickley

29/08/2020

No #bankholiday plans? We're open this bank holiday Monday so you can picnic in our beautiful gardens, shop unique gifts and enjoy tasty snacks at our pop-up shop and café...

Every purchase supports the gallery
#shoplocal #supportsmallbusinesses

Kazumasa Ogawa's 1890s collotypes look as though they could have been made yesterday! Read more on his fascinating proce...
19/08/2020

Kazumasa Ogawa's 1890s collotypes look as though they could have been made yesterday! Read more on his fascinating process http://dpg.art/ogawa-collotypes

Dates for #Unearthed: Photography’s Roots are tbc. Sign up to hear our news at https://dpg.art/account

#worldphotographyday

Wishing we could dive into the luscious cool greens of this oil pastel drawing today! This week’s #CreativeWednesday cel...
12/08/2020

Wishing we could dive into the luscious cool greens of this oil pastel drawing today! This week’s #CreativeWednesday celebrates the work of Dulwich Picture Gallery regular teaching artist Liz Charsley-Jory. Liz is a Canadian-born artist who creates intricate drawings in oil pastel, charcoal and ink, inspired by the beauty of the natural world. She’s led many fantastic workshops at the Gallery to share her skills, inspired by our exhibition programme.

Works featured:
Gallery Road Tangle, oil pastel and ink on paper (currently on display @londonbridgehotel )
Buttercup and Dandelion, ink on paper

You can see more of Liz’s work at lizcharsley-jory.com

#londonartists #moderndrawing #supportartists #londonart #londongalleries #oilpastel #modernart #nature

Producing a Shakespeare production is never without its challenges...but staging a live play in lockdown on zoom?! That ...
05/08/2020

Producing a Shakespeare production is never without its challenges...but staging a live play in lockdown on zoom?! That must have been a whole new challenge for these dedicated thespians. This #CreativeWednesday we turn to theatre and the work of @theshowmustgoonline with whom our Gallery Assistant Simon Balcon performed in this zoom production of Henry IV. We doff our caps to you Simon, and the whole cast and crew!

You can watch these productions for free on @youtube by searching ‘the show must go online’

#londontheatre #lockdowntheatre #shakespeare #shakespeareinlockdown #creativityathome #supportthearts #supporttheatre #theshowmustgoon

See our critically acclaimed #BritishSurrealism exhibition for free online with our new virtual exhibition, produced wit...
31/07/2020

See our critically acclaimed #BritishSurrealism exhibition for free online with our new virtual exhibition, produced with @thenetgallery

Championing the British artists that contributed to the surrealist movement, the exhibition features over 70 eclectic works from Leonora Carrington, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Ithell Colquhoun, Conroy Maddox and many more.

Hit the “What’s Online” link in our bio to discover British Surrealism now.

The virtual exhibition is free and open to all, but we welcome donations (standard entry was £15) to help support us at this challenging time. Thank you.

#surrealism #virtualexhibition #galleryfromhome #museumfromhome #londonart #londongalleries #supportthearts #southlondon #modernart #dulwichgallery

See our acclaimed #BritishSurrealism exhibition for free online with our new virtual exhibition, produced by The Net Gal...
31/07/2020

See our acclaimed #BritishSurrealism exhibition for free online with our new virtual exhibition, produced by The Net Gallery

https://dpg.art/VR-British-Surrealism

Championing the British artists that contributed to the surrealist movement, the exhibition features over 70 eclectic works from Leonora Carrington, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Ithell Colquhoun, Conroy Maddox, and many more.

You can help support the Gallery at this challenging time by donating the cost of your ticket (standard entry was £15). Thank you.

It’s #CreativeWednesday and time for another look at the amazing work of the Dulwich Picture Gallery family. Paloma Tend...
29/07/2020

It’s #CreativeWednesday and time for another look at the amazing work of the Dulwich Picture Gallery family. Paloma Tendero is a Gallery Assistant and visual artist working across photography and sculpture, exploring the physical and psychological relationships that spring from inherited DNA. This photograph is taken from her series entitled ‘Flawed Beauty’. She was born in Spain, where she graduated from BA (Hons) Fine Arts at Complutense University in Madrid. Following that, she graduated from MA Photography at London College of Communication, where she won a mentorship award with her project Inside Out. Since then, she has exhibited internationally, and is currently Artist in Residence at Sarabande, The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation. Congratulations Paloma 🙌 Check out more of her work @palomatendero or at palomatendero.com

Today is a bumper #CreativeWednesday as we celebrate the work of many of our Gallery team who have exhibited at @155a_ga...
22/07/2020

Today is a bumper #CreativeWednesday as we celebrate the work of many of our Gallery team who have exhibited at @155a_gallery in East Dulwich. 155a is a studio space and gallery showcasing contemporary painting, run by @karen.akhtar who is also a Gallery Assistant with us.

Featured works:
• Fairy Glen, Ross-shire, by Olivia Urquhart
• Alex, by @scotchbook
• Still Life, by @lucygilesartist
• Ibiza, by @karen.akhtar

What a talented bunch! We hope you enjoy seeing their work.

You can find out more about 155a at 155agallery.com

#southlondon #southlondonart #dulwichgallery #londonartists #painting #landscape #abstract #supportlocalbusiness #supportlocalartists #eastdulwich #dulwich

Time for reflection...Adam Pynacker’s Landscape with Sportsmen and Game and Canaletto’s View of Walton Bridge take on ne...
21/07/2020

Time for reflection...Adam Pynacker’s Landscape with Sportsmen and Game and Canaletto’s View of Walton Bridge take on new qualities in these contemporary reproductions. Through the reflections, it’s as if the hunter and his dogs are resting against our real life trees, whilst the wooden bridge seems to be joining two worlds together, from 18th century London to our gardens today, with families picnicking side by side with the bustle of 1750s river life.

• You can discover these works, and much more with a visit to our gardens, open Tuesday-Sunday.

• Read our FAQs (link in bio) to find out more.

#southlondon #londonart #artgallery #dulwichgallery #canaletto #dulwichpicturegallery #old masters #londonparks #supportthearts #reopening @ Dulwich Picture Gallery

Our gardens are looking glorious in the sunshine! Come and say hello 👋 The café is serving a delicious range of takeaway...
18/07/2020

Our gardens are looking glorious in the sunshine! Come and say hello 👋

The café is serving a delicious range of takeaway food and drinks, and the pop-up shop is stocked with goodies!

Open Tue - Sun, 10am-5pm

#southlondon #londonparks #supportlocalbusiness @lovewestdulwich @eastdulwichlife @arounddulwich @dulwichdaily @thisisdulwichvillage

We’re continuing to share stories of creativity from across the Dulwich Picture Gallery family for #CreativeWednesdayTod...
15/07/2020

We’re continuing to share stories of creativity from across the Dulwich Picture Gallery family for #CreativeWednesday
Today is the work of Gallery Assistant @bobbyefermie

Bobbye focusses her work on imagined intimate spaces, creating spaces and scenes where figures live, mainly using watercolours. Her work feels so apt for those contemplative lockdown moments.

Bobbye moved to London from Amsterdam in 2014 to study at the @royaldrawingschool and has lived here ever since. We hope you enjoy seeing her work!

#londonart #artinisolation #lockdownart #dulwichgallery #watercolour #drawing #supportartists

Have you perused our shop yet? We've rifled through our shelves to bring you our favourites, from new arrivals to one-of...
15/07/2020

Have you perused our shop yet? We've rifled through our shelves to bring you our favourites, from new arrivals to one-of-a-kind pieces, must have jewellery and homeware.

Read our highlights https://dpg.art/shop-summer2020

Every purchase supports the Gallery in these challenging times.

Happy #CreativeWednesday everybody! Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been shining a light on the many talented artis...
08/07/2020

Happy #CreativeWednesday everybody! Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been shining a light on the many talented artists in our family, and today we feature Gallery Assistant Nina Goodyer. Nina is an illustrator who works mainly with paint and stencils to create colourful, textured pieces. She says of her work “I enjoy taking inspiration from patterns or motifs in nature and reimagining them in block shapes and candy colours.”

You can see more from Nina on her Instagram @ninarubygoodyer or online at https://ninagoodyer.co.uk/

04/07/2020

Our gardens, pop-up shop and café are back open today! There’s lots to discover, from rare species of trees like our Japanese Maple, to our iconic building and sculptures.

Read our highlights of what to look out for 🌳https://dpg.art/gardens-whats-on

Our online shop is back 🙌 Have a browse of unique prints, books, homeware and much more https://dpg.art/shop Every purch...
02/07/2020

Our online shop is back 🙌

Have a browse of unique prints, books, homeware and much more https://dpg.art/shop

Every purchase helps support the Gallery.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to our gardens, shop and café from this Saturday 4 July! We know how much visitors hav...
01/07/2020

We can’t wait to welcome you back to our gardens, shop and café from this Saturday 4 July! We know how much visitors have missed the leafy surroundings of our gardens, offering the chance to explore the exterior of Sir John Soane’s iconic building, over twenty species of majestic trees, and our 'Walking the Dog' sculpture by Peter Randall-Page. We hope you’ll be able to enjoy a visit soon.

For more information on our social distancing measures, and plans for further reopening, please see our FAQs: https://dpg.art/coronavirus-FAQs

It's Wednesday. It's hot. But creativity knows no bounds! ​​Next up in our series showcasing artists in the Dulwich Pict...
24/06/2020

It's Wednesday. It's hot. But creativity knows no bounds!

​Next up in our series showcasing artists in the Dulwich Picture Gallery team is work by volunteer and mixed media artist, Suzsi Corio @Studio.SE22

​We love Suzsi's beautiful watercolour of the Gallery and our neighbour @hornimanmuseumgardens - reminding us how creative and green our little patch of South East London is :)

#CreativeWednesday #localartists #museumathome #greenspace #watercolour #southeastlondon #southlondon #londonlandmarks

Looking for something different to do this weekend?Award-winning choreographer Dane Hurst's breath-taking production 'An...
19/06/2020

Looking for something different to do this weekend?

Award-winning choreographer Dane Hurst's breath-taking production 'Animalis' is now available to watch for free on our website: http://ow.ly/9Vs350Ach9s

Part of our Ribera: Art of Violence exhibition in 2018, the performances took place in the the mausoleum every Sunday and gave form to the emotional tensions, psychological resonances and physical impulses captured on Ribera’s 17th-century canvases.

Photography © Stuart Leech

#Ribera #museumathome =#contemporarydance #dance #danehurst #animalis #choreography #theatreathome

To mark the start of digital #RefugeeWeek, Alison and Premila, two of the curators behind our Journeys display, met remo...
15/06/2020

To mark the start of digital #RefugeeWeek, Alison and Premila, two of the curators behind our Journeys display, met remotely to discuss their experiences of coming to the UK, using one of the display's most powerful works, A Brisk Breeze, by Willem van de Velde the younger, as a starting point. Read it now at dpg.art/news

​Whilst Journeys remains closed for the time being, there are plenty of ways to engage online. Discover films and a spoken word piece that take you to the heart of the display at dpg.art/journeys

​Finally, be sure to check out the amazing range of events on offer from other galleries, museums and collectives from around the country at refugeeweek.org.uk


Images: The Community Curators of Dulwich Picture Gallery's Journeys display. © Stuart Leech
Willem van de Velde the younger, A Brisk Breeze, c.1665 from Dulwich Picture Gallery's Collection

These Girl at a Window recreations are just TOO good for words. ​Best use of props (that shirt is truly perfect) goes to...
11/06/2020

These Girl at a Window recreations are just TOO good for words.

Best use of props (that shirt is truly perfect) goes to @geertkollau
Best use of actual social distancing through a window goes to ​@sophieparsell29
​Best sultry gaze goes to Poppy the cat!

Inspired? Create your own masterpiece using our Collection at https://dpg.art/explore-collection

#museumfromhome #tussenkunstenquarantaine 🎨

​Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Girl at a Window, 1645

This #CreativeWednesday marks the start of a new mini series shining a light on artists and creatives in the Dulwich Pic...
10/06/2020

This #CreativeWednesday marks the start of a new mini series shining a light on artists and creatives in the Dulwich Picture Gallery family. We're kicking off with a shout-out to Wells Projects, a contemporary art space managed by our Gallery Assistant, Viktoria, along with a group of emerging artists. Operating out of a disused nightclub in Battersea it is now a completely free to use and attend art space, serving the local community of artists and art-lovers.

Although closed for the time being, the team are running 'The Digital Commune', a series of creative and collaborative projects that you can get involved with. Check out @wellsprojects to find out more and get involved.

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#artists #community #battersea #londongallery #wellsprojects #emergingartists #creative #collaborativeart

This month would have been the opening of our first major photography exhibition, Unearthed: Photography’s Roots, charti...
05/06/2020

This month would have been the opening of our first major photography exhibition, Unearthed: Photography’s Roots, charting the history of the artform through depictions of nature. We’re hoping to bring the show to audiences in the future, but for now, we thought we’d share this beautiful trio of photographs in honour of #worldearthday2020 🌏

Sign up to hear news and announcements on our future programme https://my.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/register

Pictured: Charles Jones, Bean Longpod c.1895-1910, from Dulwich Picture Gallery’s collection; Anna Atkins’ Plate 55 – Dictyota dichotoma, on the young state and in fruit, Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions, 1853, with kind permission from @hornimanmuseumgardens ; Kazumasa Ogawa, Morning Glory, from ‘Some Japanese Flowers’ c.1894, from Dulwich Picture Gallery’s collection.

#photography #blackandwhitephoto #art #artgallery #museumfromhome #japaneseart #londonart #dulwichgallery #photooftheday #nofilter #contemporaryart

04/06/2020
Behind the Curtain: Leonora Carrington’s Pomps of the Subsoil

Discover the fantastically imaginative storytelling of Leonora Carrington’s Pomps of the Subsoil (1947) in our latest film with director Jennifer Scott exploring our #BritishSurrealism exhibition...

#MuseumFromHome #surrealism #LeonoraCarrington

Today we mark #LondonHistoryDay and this year's theme 'London's Resilience' with a look back at the Gallery's survival d...
31/05/2020

Today we mark #LondonHistoryDay and this year's theme 'London's Resilience' with a look back at the Gallery's survival during the Second World War. The building suffered severe bomb damage but survived to tell the story - with its world class collection intact. Read more about this important period in the Gallery's history including the figures who were instrumental in its resilience - https://dpg.art/LondonHistoryDay Historic England

Photo captions: Dulwich Picture Gallery bomb damage, 1944 / Dulwich Picture Gallery 2016, © Joakim Boren

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Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery: it was founded in 1811 when Sir Francis Bourgeois RA bequeathed his collection of old masters “for the inspection of the public”. Today the Gallery is a vibrant cultural hub hosting some of the UK’s leading exhibitions alongside its Collection of Baroque masterpieces, while staging a wide-ranging programme of public events and community engagement.

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Have stopped following as it’s so boring seeing all the items you add in your shop and I can’t work out how to stop getting whilst getting news from you.
I loved 'The flood that really happened' ☸️ I look forward to the new one. Well worth a look for just £8.99.
Very limited opening. Kitchen not open, v limited and basic take away food available, only a few tables in the garden, loos not open and shop also v limited. Disappointing visit.
With times like this, hard and sad at the same time, where criminality increasing, riots, protest and distraction. Our great London City needs protection. “WE ARE HERE FOR YOU”
Are you a current or former museum and gallery professional working in the UK or internationally? We are inviting colleagues in the sector to complete a survey that aims to explore the perspectives and experiences of current and former museum and gallery professionals in relation to graduate employability in the sector. Our survey can be accessed at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdekeCXoKtluvSF-r1Y_JXOKTMVaTZ36UB8PKlpjhWyGI3QwQ/viewform here (closing date: 18th of June). We would appreciate if you could take the time to complete our survey and circulate it amongst your colleagues. This survey is part of the project Curating Expertise: Towards a Museum Forum @ King’s, with which we aim to build an interdisciplinary Museum Studies teaching and research agenda at King’s College London. We are interested in colleagues’ thoughts about the knowledges, skills and experience that museum studies graduates should possess to be employable in the sector today. We are particularly keen to hear from those interested in contributing, in one form or another, to the delivery of a London-based but globally focused new Museum Studies teaching provision. Whilst we are interested in collaborating with London-based institutions / professionals, we would be delighted to also hear from colleagues across the UK and internationally. Whilst we appreciate this is a time of uncertainty for the sector, it seems a critical moment to reflect on how we can train future generations of resilient museum professionals. If you wish to get in touch, you can reach us at [email protected] and [email protected]. Best wishes, Dr Stuart Dunn (DDH) and Dr Serena Iervolino (CMCI)
I've been keeping busy during lockdown, working on this crochet/embroidery copy of one of the paintings in the collection. Big thanks to Kelly Robinson, Head of Community Engagement, who let me have a photocopy to work from.See the journey at https://jobodley.blogspot.com/
Is the picture gallery air conditioned please?
Ribera exhibition was fantastic!
Debo conocer esta gran Galería!!!
Get to know this great Scottish painter.