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.
14 Feb – 7 May 2018

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.
20 Mar – 3 Jun 2018 

Gallery Lates

(Art) Lovers
16 Feb, 6-10pm, £12, £10 Friends & Concessions
Join us for a Valentine’s event with a difference as we take a closer look at romance and love at the Gallery. Have a quirky portrait painted of you and your other half by our guest artists. You’ll also have the chance to make an unconventional keepsake to present to the person you love… or the one who broke your heart.

Lectures & Talks

David Milne: Modern Painting – Curator’s Lecture
15 Feb, 12.30pm with Ian Dejardin, 7.30pm with Sarah Milroy, £12, £10 Friends & Concessions
Join co-curators of David Milne: Modern Painting Ian Dejardin (Executive Director of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario) and Sarah Milroy (Toronto-based writer and curator) to explore Milne’s life and work.

Contextual Lecture: Britain’s Place in the World
20 Feb, 10.30-11.45am, £12, £10 Friends
Having unearthed the hidden wiring of British politics as a journalist and academic, Lord Hennessy, professor at Queen Mary University, will be drawing on his experience to discuss the country in its global context.

Adult Workshops

Log Cabin Craft
11-25 Feb, 10am-1pm, £35, £100 for three sessions
Inspired by the humble lifestyle of David Milne, these three craft sessions will cover the creature comforts that no forest cabin can do without. The first workshop will focus on crocheting blanket squares, the second will offer an introduction to needlework, and the third will culminate in creating a wind chime from natural materials. 

Family Events

Art Sundays
2 – 4pm, £3 per child, Suggested ages: 3yrs+
Sunday is art day! Join us every week to take part in our hands-on drop-in workshops.

February Half-term

13-16 Feb
This February half-term we are celebrating love in all its forms for a whole week, not just on Valentine’s Day!

Drop in sessions
13, 14, 15 & 16 Feb, 2-4pm, Adults standard exhibition entry charge, Children FREE
Every afternoon during half-term we will be running drop-in workshops exploring the theme of love in its many forms: for your family, friends, and special people! We will be making pop-up cards, origami garlands, and much more. Come to one session or all four!

Two-day workshops:
Pop-up Pet Portraits (6-9yrs)
13 & 14 Feb, 10am-12.30pm, £35
Over two days create a tribute to one of your greatest loves, your pet! Learn the art of paper-folding, collage and illustration and come away with a pop-up portrait of your favourite animal.

Wearable Wings (10-12yrs)
15 & 16 Feb, 10am-12.30pm, £35
In just two days master a professional costume-making technique and create a pair of personalised wings to wear! Take inspiration from paintings of angels and cupids in the Gallery, as well as from your own style.

Early Years

David Milne: Early Introductions
23 Feb
8.30-10am, Adults standard exhibition entry charge, Children FREE
Gain exclusive access to David Milne: Modern Painting with your little ones! Buggies, roaming toddlers and excited squeals encouraged. Explore the exhibition at your own pace and get creative with artmaking activities in these relaxed, family-friendly viewings.

Mini Masterpieces: Air, Sea and Land: Travel and Movement
22 Feb
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.

Young People

Unlocking Paintings: Volunteer Interpretation Project
Drop-in sessions for 14-21 year olds

Are you a future artist or curator? Curious about what goes on behind the scenes of a gallery? Our new Unlocking Paintings project is launching this year and we are looking for young people to get involved! Get 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. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to get involved.

If you are interested please email k.robinson@dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk or call 020 8299 8753


This article first appeared int eh February 2018 issue of SE22 magazine.