David Milne: Modern Painting
A major exhibition of one of Canada’s greatest modern painters, David Milne (1882-1953). It will showcase, for the first time in the UK, a wide selection of his oil paintings alongside watercolours, drawings and photographs, to reveal an artist of true originality and vision.
Now to 7 May
Rediscover: Tiepolo’s ‘Joseph Receiving Pharoah’s Ring’
Rediscover one of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s finest masterpieces: Joseph Receiving Pharaoh’s Ring by Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770). Since 2016, this painting has been the focus of a major conservation project, with the help of X-rays, this display explores the changes the artist made during the course of its production.
Now to 3 June
20 April, 6-10pm, £12, £10 Friends & Concessions
Inspired by David Milne: Modern Painting and Milne’s way of isolated living and his immersion in the natural world, Mother Nature will be our muse as we examine the wilderness in art. Enjoy talks and tastings with professional forager, James Wood, nature-based workshops, and an experiential tour created by contemporary music and arts organisation Collective 31.
Lectures & Talks
Into The Wild Lecture Series: In Conversation: Art and Exploration
12 April, 7.30pm, £12, £10 Friends
Join David Milne: Modern Painting co-curator, Sarah Milroy, and Flora Parrott, formerly artist in residence at the Royal Geographic Society for a voyage into the art of exploration. Flora’s most recent work, Basecamp, takes the literal, geographical encampment as a format to explore ideas and experiences of boredom, excitement, waiting and possibility.
Contextual Lecture Series: Does the NHS Have a Future?
10 April, 10.30 – 11.45am, £12, £10 Friends
Healthcare systems all over the world are in crisis. With the immense costs of longer lives and medical technology, can healthcare based on general taxation survive, and what would happen to equality and cohesion under commercially funded healthcare?
How Einstein Made Our Future Less Frightening
17 April, 10.30 – 11.45am, £12, £10 Friends
One of the leading experts in theoretical physics and astronomy, Professor Binney will consider the positive implications of Einstein’s theories on the world of tomorrow.
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet: The Future of the Film and Media Industries
24 April, 10.30 – 11.45am, £12, £10 Friends
With extensive experience as an independent producer of award-winning films including Chariots of Fire and Bugsy Malone, Lord Puttnam will offer his insights into how cinema and the media will change in the coming decades.
Each sociable evening includes a complimentary glass of wine, snacks and film notes. Bar opens at 7.00pm. Screenings at 7.30pm. Linbury Room. £9, £7 Friends.
9 April: Rebel Without a Cause
17 April – 15 May, 10am – 1pm, £130, £125 Friends
Unusually for a watercolourist, David Milne favoured black paint. Traditionally, the use of black has been considered a no-no in watercolour painting. Abandon these notions and create your own series of Milne-inspired interior and still life works using a monochrome palette!
With artist Liz Charsley-Jory
Subject and Surface
21 April – 5 May, 10am – 1pm, £30 per session; £85 for all three sessions
Drop in to one session, or take part in all three. Explore the distinctive features of David Milne’s artistic style. Week one will address his use of line and blank space, week two will explore his non-representational colour palette, and week three will be an opportunity to learn how to apply thick paint to the canvas.
With artist Rebecca Allen
Easter Holiday Activities:
Master Printmakers (10-12 years)
10 – 12 April, 10am – 4pm, £90 for three days
Over three days master the art of printmaking, taking particular inspiration from Milne’s colourful landscapes. You will learn three different print processes, play with colour palettes and come away with a portfolio of prints! Please wear clothes you won’t mind getting messy, and bring a packed lunch.
3–6 and 10–13 April, 2–4pm, Adults standard gallery entrance charge; children free, Suggested age: 3yrs+
For two weeks over the Easter holidays, we will be running drop-in afternoon workshops inspired by David Milne. Join us to make bug hotels, wreaths and sun-catchers!
Family Day: The Great Outdoors
Sunday 15 April, 10am–5pm, £20 family ticket (two adults, two children); £8 adults; £7 seniors; £3 children, All ages welcome
Make the most of your last day of the Easter holidays with a Great Outdoors day at the Gallery! Take part in “Patterns in Nature” workshops with Wild Life Drawing. Learn how to survive in nature with Miscellaneous Adventures. Listen to stories about adventures in the wilderness, or take a moment to relax in mindfulness workshops.
3 & 19 April, 10am – 11am and 11.30am – 12.30pm, £12 per adult & child
Experience the delights of our Collection with your child aged 6-24 months and then create your very own masterpiece in a practical, hands-on session. This month’s theme is family portraits!
Early Introductions: David Milne Early View
13 April, 8.30 – 10am, Adult £15.50, Senior £14.50, children go free
Gain exclusive access to David Milne: Modern Painting with your little ones! Buggies, roaming toddlers and excited squeals encouraged. There will also be an art-making activity for you to enjoy in this relaxed, family-friendly viewing.