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Volunteer Interpretation Programme

FREE drop-in taster sessions 

Open to young people aged 14-21

Are you a future artist or curator? Curious about what goes on behind the scenes of a gallery?

Our youth Volunteer Interpretation programme is an exciting opportunity for young people to get involved with the interpretation of the Gallery as part of our Unlocking Paintings Project. As a volunteer you will get the opportunity to work with our curators, explore new ways of talking about our Collection, and develop new programmes and activities for young people. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm to get involved.

Come along to a taster session to find out more and sign up to become a volunteer.

Refreshments will be provided at all workshops and travel expenses can be reimbursed up to £10 for each session.

To book a place email or call 020 8299 875

Saturday 3 August, 1-3pm

Investigating Art Creative Workshop

Join Artist Nikki and explore the creative stories behind the paintings, what do we like, what do we dislike? How would we tell the story? We will also be creating our own creative artwork based on the paintings on display.

Sunday 11 August , 12-2pm

Self and Self Portraiture Creative Workshop

Who are you referring to when you say ‘I am…’? This workshop will combine practical and drawing activities with group discussion as you explore the possibilities of self-portraiture. You will take inspiration from the collection at Dulwich Picture Gallery as well as contemporary approaches to create your own work.

Wednesday 21 August, 5-7pm & Wednesday 28 August 5-7pm

Behind the Scenes Tour

Come and explore the Gallery after hours in our behind the scenes tour. Led by our Guides you will get to explore the collection, and discover the history and the hidden stories behind the Dulwich Picture Gallery collection.


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Generously supported by the Sir David Hancock Learning Fund

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Event details

Start date
3 August 2019
End date
28 August 2019
Varying times
Free for 14 - 21 year olds