Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961): 8 February – 4 June 2017
Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith

Family Events


Get creative together at ArtPlay, our practical drop-in session, making everything from bunting to block prints. 2 – 4pm. Free with Gallery Ticket

Gallery Stories

Selected Sundays of every month. Participate in interactive storytelling in the main gallery. Please meet the storyteller at the gallery ticket desk.

Sunday 12 & 26  February. Two sessions per day, 2.30pm & 3.10pm. Free with Gallery ticket

Mini Masterpieces

Experience the delights of our collection with your child aged 6-18 months. Enjoy an informal, child-friendly gallery visit followed by a hands-on, sensory art session tailored for you and your baby. Collection-based themes change monthly – come to one or all!

You and Me: Family Portrait in the Gallery

Tuesday 7 February and Thursday 23 February from 10.30am – 12pm. £16 per adult & child

Lectures & Talks

InSight Lecture Series

21st Century Women Artists: a stellar collection in Cambridge

Paulo Rego, Cornelia  Parker, Maggi Hambling, Bridge Riley and Judy Chicago all have work in the New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. It is the largest and most significant collection of contemporary women’s art in Europe, and is still growing. This series looks at the story of the collection with talks by the artists represented. 10.30 – 11.30am. £12, £10 Friends

Gayle Chong Kwan, Artist – Wednesday 1 February

Eileen Cooper – Wednesday 8 February

InTown Lecture Series

A series of lectures about major exhibitions in other London galleries.

7.00 for 7.30pm. £12, £10 Friends

Clash of the Titans: Michelangelo, Sebastiano del Piombo and their Rivals – Thursday 23 February.

Contextual Lecture Series: The Making of a Global City

10.30 – 11.30am. £12, £10 Friends. Thinkers’ London After Waterloo – Tuesday 21 February.

Gallery Music

Lunchtime Concert Series: From Blues to Bach

The free lunchtime concerts are back with talented students from local schools performing every Wednesday: Dulwich College, JAGS and Alleyn’s School students will both entertain and impress with their musicianship, all in the impressive surroundings of Christ’s Chapel.

February 1, 8, 15. 1.30 – 2pm / Christ’s Chapel. Free.

Monday 13 February: Gallery Film – East of Eden

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

Half Term Courses

Self-portraits in the classical style

Take inspiration from the Gallery’s Old Master paintings and create your own unique self-portrait finished in a gilded frame. Create well-composed portraits and self-portraits and enhance your life drawing skills with artist Liz Charsley-Jory.

Two days Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 February from 10.30am – 12.30pm; £30. 6 – 9 yrs

DPG in CMY (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)

Using a layered printing process, create exciting interpretations of the gallery’s masterpieces. By overlaying the CMY colours, red, green, purples will appear revealing surprising images at the last moment! With artist Nikki Gardham

Two days Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 February

2 – 4pm; £30. 10 – 12 yrs

 Off the Wall 

Discuss, debate and have your say! Meet new people, work with a professional artist and engage in lively discussion as you challenge the role of galleries for young people today. Working in the Gallery you will explore universal themes such as love, power, beauty and equality using our Permanent Collection and temporary exhibitions as your stimuli. Join us as we find new and creative ways to express these ideas – it’s your space and your voice!

Saturday 11 February, 2 – 4pm. Free.

To book your place contact Emma Hollamby – e.hollamby@dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk / 020 8299 8753