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

Get inspired from home with our new series of digital events, from creative workshops to expert talks and craft activiti...
05/02/2021

Get inspired from home with our new series of digital events, from creative workshops to expert talks and craft activities for families! See more at https://dpg.art/whats-on

Many events are #free
*Tickets on sale 10 February*

We’re so excited to be part of Weston Jerwood #CreativeBursaries for 2021-22 supporting early career creatives from low ...
02/02/2021

We’re so excited to be part of Weston Jerwood #CreativeBursaries for 2021-22 supporting early career creatives from low socio-economic backgrounds in 50 arts organisations across the UK.

Applications for our Assistant Project Producer are now open! 🙌

Find out more and apply at https://dpg.art/jerwood-role

With thanks to Jerwood Arts

Valentine's Day will be different this year, but you can still make it memorable by sending a gift to someone special. S...
30/01/2021

Valentine's Day will be different this year, but you can still make it memorable by sending a gift to someone special.

Shop our Valentine's edit for a unique selection of gifts, from eye-catching cards and stunning prints to handmade accessories.

dpg.art/valentines-edit

We are absolutely blown away by the entries to our #unearthedathome competition so far. There's still plenty of time to ...
29/01/2021

We are absolutely blown away by the entries to our #unearthedathome competition so far.

There's still plenty of time to take part! Find out more ⬇
http://dpg.art/unearthed-competition

Aesthetica Magazine

Looks like we had a frosty visitor to our gardens yesterday...
25/01/2021

Looks like we had a frosty visitor to our gardens yesterday...

Missing pastures new? Discover five dreamy landscapes to escape to (virtually) this lockdown, as chosen by our team.http...
23/01/2021

Missing pastures new? Discover five dreamy landscapes to escape to (virtually) this lockdown, as chosen by our team.

http://dpg.art/landscapes-blog
#MuseumFromHome

'The arched-shaped motifs within my painting are directly influenced by Soane's architecture'Artist Sinta Tantra has rei...
16/01/2021

'The arched-shaped motifs within my painting are directly influenced by Soane's architecture'

Artist Sinta Tantra has reimagined our welcome hall with a striking mural titled The Grand Tour. We spoke to her about her process, inspirations and connection with the Gallery's architect, Sir John Soane:

http://dpg.art/meet-sinta

Need to stretch your legs this weekend? Why not take a stroll around our gardens, and grab a takeaway coffee from our ca...
15/01/2021

Need to stretch your legs this weekend? Why not take a stroll around our gardens, and grab a takeaway coffee from our café while you're at it?

http://dpg.art/openingtimes

12/01/2021
#Unearthedathome Competition

Competition time! Inspired by the stunning still lifes from #unearthed, we're asking you to take your own still life snaps at home. Prizes include a year's subscription to Aesthetica Magazine, goodies from our Shop range and more.

Here's how to take part: http://dpg.art/unearthed-competition

📸 Get snapping

Seasons greetings from all of us at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Can you work out what the controversial Christmas vegetable...
25/12/2020

Seasons greetings from all of us at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Can you work out what the controversial Christmas vegetable is in this photo by Charles Jones?

Thanks for all your support this year, we look forward to seeing you in 2021. 🌱

Charles Jones, Brussel Sprouts, c. 1895-1910, gelatin silver photograph, 152 x 108 mm. © Sean Sexton.

21/12/2020

Wherever you are this Christmas, you can explore #Unearthed using the Bloomberg Philanthropies Connects app.

Discover new stories from the exhibition, and app-exclusive content like Alexandr Khrapichev's mesmerising fruit MRI scans.

https://dpg.art/bloomberg-connects

16/12/2020

Our Director Jennifer Scott is a judge on Next Big Thing
- a TV competition for artists aged 17-30 in London.

There are 6 days left to apply - we can't wait to see the entries! http://nextbigthing.live

We’re keeping our shop open for as long as we can, so you can snap up inspiring botanical gifts from our #Unearthed rang...
15/12/2020

We’re keeping our shop open for as long as we can, so you can snap up inspiring botanical gifts from our #Unearthed range in time for Christmas.

Shop at the Gallery until 20 December, 11am–5pm. Or order online by 17 December for delivery in time for the big day!

dpg.art/shop

As an entertainment venue, we'll be closed from tomorrow, 16 December in line with the latest Tier 3 restrictions for Lo...
15/12/2020

As an entertainment venue, we'll be closed from tomorrow, 16 December in line with the latest Tier 3 restrictions for London. All bookers for affected dates have been contacted. We will be back as soon as we can. Sign up to our emails to hear when we re-open. https://dpg.art/sign-up

Until then, keep safe and well!

✅ Our Christmas trees are up! More botanical-themed goodness: they were kindly provided by New Leaf Dulwich, an initiati...
14/12/2020

✅ Our Christmas trees are up! More botanical-themed goodness: they were kindly provided by New Leaf Dulwich, an initiative which offers education and training to adults by creating educational gardens.

http:/new-leaf.org.uk

Have a botanical Christmas! 🌿🌹🌾 Discover our new #Unearthed shop range, packed full of inspiring products to help you re...
13/12/2020

Have a botanical Christmas! 🌿🌹🌾 Discover our new #Unearthed shop range, packed full of inspiring products to help you reconnect with nature. And if you’re struggling to find unique gifts this year, do not fear! Our 2020 gift guide has got it covered… https://dpg.art/2020-gift-guide

We're open! We're welcoming visitors today to see our first major photography exhibition #Unearthed, along with a fresh ...
08/12/2020

We're open!

We're welcoming visitors today to see our first major photography exhibition #Unearthed, along with a fresh presentation of our collection and a mural by Sinta Tantra.

Book now for December: dpg.art/unearthed

The Curator of #Unearthed Alexander Moore recently spoke about how the history of photography and humanity's relationshi...
07/12/2020
Aesthetica Magazine - Discovery and Documentation

The Curator of #Unearthed Alexander Moore recently spoke about how the history of photography and humanity's relationship with nature are intertwined with
Aesthetica Magazine magazine.

https://aestheticamagazine.com/discovery-and-documentation/

We reopen with this exhibition tomorrow. Book your ticket for December now: http://dpg.art/unearthed

'Unearthed' at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, looks at the relationship between human beings and nature, as told through the lens.

Ahead of our reopening, we're thrilled to announce the launch of our new and free audio-visual guide as part of the Bloo...
04/12/2020

Ahead of our reopening, we're thrilled to announce the launch of our new and free audio-visual guide as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Connects App.

Discover fascinating insights behind our collection with commentary from our Curators, hear about our building's unique history, and enhance your experience of #Unearthed.

Download it now ⬇️
dpg.art/bloombergconnects

02/12/2020
Book now for December

It’s official, we are opening our doors from Tuesday 8 December. We can’t wait to welcome you back!

Tickets are on sale for #Unearthed and include access to our freshly presented collection and a new mural by
@Sinta Tantra in our welcome hall.

Book now for December: https://dpg.art/unearthed

"Ghostly ferns, writhing peppers, exploding flowers…This magnificent show digs deep into photography’s almost symbiotic ...
30/11/2020
Unearthed: Photography's Roots review – cauliflowers saying cheese…

"Ghostly ferns, writhing peppers, exploding flowers…This magnificent show digs deep into photography’s almost symbiotic relationship with the natural world" ★★★★★ for #Unearthed from The Guardian https://dpg.art/3mr9yDo

We re-open from Tuesday 8 December, and can't wait to welcome you back to the Gallery for this special new exhibition, a fresh presentation of our collection, and more surprises!

Tickets will go on sale 10am this Wednesday 2 December and must be booked in advance.

Ghostly ferns, writhing peppers, exploding flowers… this magnificent show digs deep into photography’s almost symbiotic relationship with the natural world

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

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Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD
London
SE21 7AD

http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/visit/getting-here/

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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.