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Dulwich Picture Gallery – November events

Exhibitions Tove Jansson: 25 October 2017 – 28 January 2018 The first UK retrospective of one of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, Tove Jansson (1914–2001). Known internationally as the creator of the Moomin characters and books, Jansson’s broader output of graphic illustrations and paintings are relatively unseen outside her home country of Finland. The Private Made Public: Jacopo Bassono, The Adoration of Kings – 10 Oct 2017 – 21 Jan 2018 Usually accessible by appointment only at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, this dazzling renaissance treasure will be given the spotlight in Dulwich for a new London audience. Special Events Gallery Lates  6–10pm, £12 Standard, £10 Concessions and Friends Every month we’re bringing you specially themed Friday Lates that offer the chance to experience the Gallery in an entirely unique way. Start your weekend with exclusive after-hours access to exhibitions, performances, music, workshops and talks – all with a drink in-hand. Death: A Portrait 3 Nov Whether it’s the Mausoleum where the founders of the Gallery are buried or commemorative portraits, join us to explore our complex and contradictory attitudes to this emotive …

The Arts Society Dulwich

The Arts Society Dulwich is an affiliate of The Arts Society, a national organisation which encourages arts education and heritage conservation. Formed in 1973 under its previous banner as the Dulwich Decorative and Fine Arts Society (DDFAS), the Society has over 100 members. New members will be most welcome. The main attraction of membership is the series of ten illustrated lectures held in the sixth form lecture theatre at James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) on the second Thursday of each month from October to July. Lectures start at 8pm with light refreshments available beforehand.   Lectures are usually followed by a lively question and answer session as time allows. Parking is available at the School. The number 37 and 42 buses pass close by. The 2017-18 season provides a customary wide ranging programme of illustrated lectures. These include: the origins and uses of amber including how fakes may be recognised; the contribution of women artists of the Second World War in documenting a remarkable record of English provincial life in anticipation of possible destruction through enemy …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – October events

Exhibitions Tove Jansson: 25 October 2017 – 28 January 2018 The first UK retrospective of one of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, Tove Jansson (1914–2001). Known internationally as the creator of the Moomin characters and books, Jansson’s broader output of graphic illustrations and paintings are relatively unseen outside her home country of Finland. Sargent: The Watercolours: Until 8 October 2017 The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). This exhibition brings together over 80 watercolours to reveal Sargent’s idiosyncratic view of the world and the scale of his achievement. The Private Made Public: Antonio de Pereda, until 8 October 2017 On display is Antonio de Pereda’s Two Figures at a Table with Kitchen Utensils (1631-1678), on loan from Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). A contemporary of Velázquez, Pereda is one of the finest still-life painters of the Spanish Golden Age and his Kitchen Scene is filled with exquisite details, which visitors will be able to explore at close quarters. Special Events Gallery Lates: 6–10pm, £12 Standard, £10 Concessions and Friends Every month we’re bringing you specially themed …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – September events

Exhibitions Sargent: The Watercolours  The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). Renowned as the portraitist of his generation, Sargent also devoted time to developing his watercolours, which dazzle with light and colour, demonstrating a technical brilliance and striking individuality. This exhibition brings together over 80 watercolours to reveal Sargent’s idiosyncratic view of the world and the scale of his achievement. 21 June – 8 October 2017 The Private Made Public: Antonio de Pereda  On display is Antonio de Pereda’s Two Figures at a Table with Kitchen Utensils (1631-1678), on loan from Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). A contemporary of Velázquez, Pereda is one of the finest still-life painters of the Spanish Golden Age and his Kitchen Scene is filled with exquisite details, which visitors will be able to explore at close quarters. Until 8 October 2017 Special Events Gallery Lates  6–10pm, £12 Standard, £10 Concessions and Friends Every month we’re bringing you specially themed Friday Lates that offer the chance to experience the Gallery in an entirely unique way. Start …

GX Gallery presents 2 new exhibitions this autumn

GX Gallery is proud to present 2 exhibitions this autumn. Bohemian Crystal Sculpture Exhibition Exhibition Dates: 29 August – 13 October 2017 Bohemian Crystal, an exhibition of glass sculpture by internationally acclaimed Czech Republic artists Vlastimil Beránek, Jaroslav Prošek and Michaela Smrček. The Czech republic has a very long tradition of making the finest crystal and quite rightly stands today as an international leader. Globally recognised for its high quality craftsmanship, beauty and innovative design. Bohemia boasts numerous internationally renowned glass studios and art schools who use techniques and manufacture steeped in the centuries old tradition, while still honouring ancient Bohemian art and its cultural heritage. Vlastimil Beránek works with molten glass to create large, undulating sculptures that command the attention of any space in which they are installed. The extreme size of his works pushes the limit of glass sculpting technology and he has earned the accolade of creating the world’s largest sculpture from a single piece of glass. Jaroslav Prošek’s creation of complex structures from a variety of different materials has put him at …