I was lost for words when I saw the newly restored frame for Titian’s Venus and Adonis for the first time last week. Having seen pictures of the frame before restoration, it was in a state of disrepair and nothing quite prepares you for the impact of the transformation! Now the frame is a beacon of 16th century craftsmanship, equally as beautiful as the artwork displayed within its four corners.
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This year’s Summer Arts Academy has culminated in the creation of two silent films, currently on display in the Gallery’s ‘Keepers Cottage’ until the end of October. Created by young people, the films draw inspiration from Hitchcock’s mysterious cinematic masterpieces and Ravilious’s shadowy landscapes.
As Ravilious reaches its final weeks at the Gallery, we asked Art Historian Tim Challans to share his MA dissertation on 'Eric Ravilious and the English landscape between the wars'. In the following excerpt he considers one of Ravilious's most famous paintings, Westbury Horse.
Experience the joy of this year's Visual to Vocal project in our brand new film which features scenes from the dramatic final performance as well as moving interviews with participants and their families.
Kent resident Carol Lockwood recently got in touch with us regarding her father’s log book which contains records of the flights he piloted during the Second World War- one of which was the fateful mission in 1942 on which Eric Ravilious was a passenger.
Visitors to Dulwich Picture Gallery have the exciting opportunity to appear in a brand new illustration of the Gallery by London-based illustrator Natsko Seki.
Sonia Kiourtzidis is Head of Retail at Dulwich and looks after our much acclaimed gift shop. We decided to gain some insider knowledge of what her job entails. Her enthusiasm could leave you considering a career change…
The idea of writing and composing an opera inspired by an art gallery sounds like quite a challenge to undertake. But that’s exactly what a group of people living with dementia and their carers are currently doing at Dulwich Picture Gallery for this year’s Visual to Vocal project.
Fancy coming to Dulwich Picture Gallery for a Halloween adult lock-in? We’re planning an other-worldly evening of immersive storytelling but we need your help to make sure it happens!
We spent a spring afternoon chatting to the artist about his journey from workshop to studio, his new sculptures in Dulwich Park and the Gallery as a unique setting for his modern sculptures.
Don’t miss the second in a series of talks exploring the depiction of black people in art from the 18th century to today.
On Sunday 25 January, the Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Sunil Chopra joined young people from the charity Blackfriars Settlement for a special photography session at the Gallery.
Joseph Vernet's 'Italian Landscape' has had an eventful year starring in a major exhibition devoted to Richard Wilson.
We are delighted to announce that Klara Brunnhuber is the winner of the People’s Prize for the 2014 Open Exhibition, organised by the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery.
There was a certain buzz in the air at the Gallery on Tuesday 11 November- in anticipation for the arrival of HRH The Prince of Wales who was coming to see 'From Forest to Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia'.
Earlier this year Painting Conservator and Restorer, Sophia Plender was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for recognition of her services to the arts.
Haida people give traditional performance in the run up to Emily Carr exhibition
In the lead up to her lecture at Dulwich Picture Gallery, celebrated author Anne Sebba tells us why in Churchill's case, 'mother knew best'.
With the launch of our new room fragrance in the Gallery shop, we caught up with our Head of Retail to find out how this unique product came to fruition.
Full of life project at Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates U.N. International Day of Older Persons
Potter and writer Julian Stair joins renowned figures from the art world for Art and Life symposium on 6th September