Exhibitions and Displays
Today the British artist and designer Edward Bawden (1903–89) is renowned for his monumental linocuts of Brighton Pier and other Victorian architecture, and for his witty designs for companies like Twinings and Fortnum & Mason. This will be the first major exhibition to look at every aspect of Bawden’s career, championing him as a fine artist while also demonstrating the wit and versatility of his design work.
Now until 9 September 2018
Volunteer Interpretation Programme Taster Sessions
1 – 18 August, Free
Our youth Volunteer Interpretation Project is an exciting opportunity for young people aged 14 – 21 to get involved with the interpretation of the Gallery. Participants will have the chance to work with our curators to explore new ways of talking about our Collection, and develop new programmes and activities for young people. Throughout August we are running a series of free, drop-in taster sessions for all those interested – no experience needed!
Behind the Scenes Tour
1 August, 5 – 7pm
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.
Philosophy in Art Creative Workshop
4 August, 2 – 4pm
Join artist Jake Garfield to discuss the philosophy of art, what is an original piece of art work? Can something come from nothing? What exactly is a copy? We will also be making postcards using the traditional printmaking process of etching.
Behind the Scenes Tour
8 August, 5 – 7pm
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.
Investigating Art Creative Workshops
15 August, 2 – 5pm
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 art work based on the paintings on display.
Sensing Paintings Creative Workshop
18 August, 2 – 4pm
Join artist Hazel and explore why and how we can use our senses to explore paintings. You will also get to experiment with sensory activities and create your own sensory gallery resource.
Early Introductions to Edward Bawden
3 August, 8.30 – 10am, adults charged standard exhibition entry, children free
Gain exclusive access to Edward Bawden with your little ones. Buggies, roaming toddlers and excited squeals are encouraged. There will also be an art-making activity to enjoy in these family-friendly viewings.
Art in the Garden
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August, 2 – 4pm, £3 per child
Join us every Wednesday afternoon during the summer holidays in the gallery gardens for drop-in workshops celebrating the great British summertime. We will be making pinwheels, mini beach huts and ice cream that doesn’t melt! Suggested age: 4–12yrs
Family Day – Summer Sundae!
5 August, 10am – 5pm, £8 adults; £7 Senior Citizen; £6 Friends & concessions; Free for children
Celebrate the start of summer with a British summertime-themed family day! Inspired by our Edward Bawden exhibition, take part in art-making activities, storytelling sessions, and theatrical performances, exploring your favourite summer pastimes.
Fantastic Beasts (SOLD OUT)
7 – 9 August, 10am – 4pm, £90 for the three days
Over three days, kids aged 6-9 years are invited to explore Edward Bawden’s wonderful animal designs. Kids will create their own fantastic beasts using printed textiles, clay mobiles and linocuts. At the end of each day, there will be plenty to take home.
We Built This City (SOLD OUT)
14 – 16 August, 10am – 4pm, £90 for the three days
Taking inspiration from Edward Bawden’s iconic images of London, kids aged 10 – 12 will be creating their own city. Across three days participants will make concertinas, posters, wallpaper and much more.
This article first appeared in the August 2018 issue of SE22 magazine.