23 June 2017

John Singer Sargent A Magician Of Light Dulwich Picture Gallery

This intimate exhibition of eighty watercolours from the Anglo-American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) has opened at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

11 February 2017

Vanessa Bell The Bloomsbury Group’s Creative Bohemian Matriarch Dulwich Picture Gallery

Vanessa Bell, (30 May 1879 – 7 April 1961) the creative bohemian matriarch, artist, co-founder and muse of the Bloomsbury Group has her first major exhibition in London at The Dulwich Picture Gallery.

26 January 2017

Pavilion Competition At Dulwich Picture Gallery Won By Architects If_Do

IF DO has won the ‘Dulwich Pavilion’, competition to design a structure in June 2017. This is the first of many sponsored by the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the London Festival of Architecture.

21 December 2016


Patti Smith To Exhibit Alongside Vanessa Bell In Dulwich Picture Gallery Display

The first photography display bringing together work by the British modern artist, Vanessa Bell and the American poet, musician, writer and artist, Patti Smith will go on exhibit at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in February 2017.

1 May 2016

Luminous And Nourishing Nikolai Astrup Painting Norway

There are just three weeks left to go and see the breathtaking work of little known Norwegian artist Nikolai Alstrup at The Dulwich Picture Gallery. A rare treat indeed, this is the first time Astrup has had a solo show in the UK. The stunning exhibition has been seamlessly curated by three world renowned experts taking the viewer on a […]

7 March 2016


X-Ray Paintings Explored in New Dulwich Picture Gallery Display Rubens’ Ghost

A new display at the Dulwich Picture Gallery ‘Rubens’ Ghost’ (26 April – 3 July 2016), as part of their Making Discoveries series, will offer a unique insight into the ideas and working methods of the Flemish baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens, focusing predominantly on the changes the artist made to his painting Venus, Mars and Cupid, c.1635. Mounted on a […]

18 December 2015


Mark Wallinger Pairs With Van Dyck In Dulwich Picture Gallery Display

The Dulwich Picture Gallery starts a new year of discoveries centred around its Dutch and Flemish Collection with I Am Van Dyck (12 January – 24 April 2016) , a special display to coincide with the loan of the National Portrait Gallery’s major recent acquisition of Van Dyck’s last self-portrait. The painting will be juxtaposed with two works by renowned British […]

15 July 2015


Mesmerising M C Escher Comes To Dulwich Picture Gallery In October

We recently reported on the opening of  ‘The Amazing World of M. C. Escher’ in Scotland and now here is some information on this must see exhibition, which is travelling to London, to be mounted at the Dulwich Picture Gallery (14 October 2015 – 17 January 2016) This will be the first major UK retrospective of original work […]

27 April 2015


Doug Fishbone Unmasks Replica Painting At Dulwich Picture Gallery

The Conceptual artist, Doug Fishbone has revealed the identity of a replica painting, which has been hanging in place of the original at Dulwich Picture Gallery, on BBC’s One Show, this evening. The painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard of a Young Woman painted in the 18th- century was temporarily removed on 10 February and replaced with a replica produced […]

12 April 2015

Eric Ravilious: A Bekonscot Time-Warp That Nigel Farage Would Approve Of

It has been over ten years since Eric Ravilious (1903-42) had his first major retrospective at the Imperial War Museum in London. I first discovered his work through his ceramic designs for Wedgwood. My family owned a large punch bowl titled, “The Boat Race” and I was always fascinated by the narrative ability of his linear style. Ravilious’ graphic sensibilities […]

4 February 2015


Eric Ravilious: Artist and Designer Exhibited At Dulwich Picture Gallery

A major show of work by the celebrated artist and designer, Eric Ravilious (1903-42) with a unique focus on his output as a watercolourist will be mounted at the  Dulwich Picture Gallery (1 April-31 August 2015). The exhibition will feature iconic paintings such as Westbury Horse (1939) and Train Landscape (1940) alongside rarely seen works […]

16 January 2015


Art Replicants: Why Is The Dulwich Picture Gallery Full Of Fakery?

Following last week’s musings on intellectual property, the Dulwich Picture Gallery has recently announced that as part of its exhibition programme for 2015 it would temporarily replace one of its current collection with a replica, commissioned from a Chinese workshop specialising in churning out high quality (if they can be called that) fakes. Apparently this […]

12 January 2015


American Artist To Hide Forged Artwork In Major London Gallery

When visiting any art gallery, the sophisticated viewer is not usually seeking out the inferior copy of a work; the idea of a fake painting in an art museum isn’t usually desirable. But in artist Doug Fishbone’s latest project ‘Made in China’, which is being hosted by the Dulwich Picture Gallery in South London, the […]

25 July 2014


Group of Seven Artist Emily Carr Celebrated At Dulwich Solo Show

The first major solo exhibition in Europe dedicated to the Canadian Group of Seven artist Emily Carr (1871–1945) will take place in November at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.  Gathering together her paintings of the aboriginal settlements she encountered during her travels up the West Coast of Canada and her formidable landscapes and seascapes, the show […]

13 November 2013


Dulwich Picture Gallery 2014 Programme To Include David Hockney Print Exhibition

An expansive investigation of 60 years of Hockney’s work as a printmaker; a look at Ben and Winifred Nicholson, leading figures of the Modern British movement; and the first major exhibition in the UK dedicated to the work of Canadian artist Emily Carr, the dominant figure of British Columbian art in the first half of […]

10 September 2013


Sir Stirling Moss launches Gallery Artmobile Reach Out Programme

Formula 1 racing legend Sir Stirling Moss today launched Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Artmobile project, which will transport its multi award-winning education and outreach programme to more sites than ever before. The Artmobile, which features a striking exterior design by Royal Academician Humphrey Ocean, is a DSFK Loadhopper which yields a spacious interior, allowing space for […]

17 July 2013


Whistler An American In London Explored At Dulwich Picture Gallery

An American in London: Whistler and the Thames’ at Dulwich Picture Gallery will be the first major exhibition dedicated to American-born artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s time in the capital between 1859 and 1903. Showcasing Whistler’s scenes of London the exhibition will include paintings, etchings and drawings produced during the artist’s various residences and will […]

6 March 2013


British Modernists In The Early Twentieth Century A Crisis of Brilliance

The Dulwich Picture Gallery will bring together some of the best and most innovative works by Paul Nash, C.R.W. Nevinson, Stanley Spencer, Mark Gertler, Dora Carrington and David Bomberg for the first time in a new exhibition this Summer. It will examine the evolution of this influential group who became among the most well-known and […]

29 November 2012


James Abbott McNeill Whistler Exhibition For Dulwich In 2013

Ian A.C. Dejardin the Director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery announced today details of the Gallery’s 2013 programme, which will include the first major London exhibition dedicated to the American-born artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s time in London, the city where he lived and worked for much of his life. In the autumn the Gallery […]

4 October 2012


Lucian Freud Pairs With Carracci In New Ordovas Exhibition

The Dulwich Picture Gallery has revived an old tradition of sending its paintings to central London when it exhibits one of its major works this autumn in Painting from Life: Carracci Freud at Ordovas. The exhibition brings together a striking group of head studies by the great 17th century Bolognese painter, Annibale Carracci (1560–1609), and […]

26 August 2012


Andy Warhol Beneath The Surface Of Repetition – Review

The conversation in which the late great Robert Hughes refers to Andy Warhol as “one of the stupidest people I have ever met in my life” takes place in the extreme comfort of an American private collector’s apartment, and also provides us with Hughes’ justification: “he had nothing to say.” The collector responds: “well he […]

11 August 2012

Andy Warhol Fame I Wanna Live Forever – Dulwich Review

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) lived a life of irreconcilable contradictions.  He regularly went to church on Sunday, didn’t run up debts and didn’t do drugs.  He openly lived as a gay man at a time when many still preferred to hide their sexuality in the closet.  Yet, in the 1980s, he claimed that he was a […]

25 July 2012


Clive Head Terminus Place Dulwich Picture Gallery

The Dulwich Picture Gallery has announced a new contemporary art installation, Terminus Place by the artist Clive Head, as part of his project From Victoria to Arcadia at Dulwich Picture Gallery and Marlborough Fine Art. Poussin’s painting depicts the Biblical episode of David bringing the head of Goliath into Jerusalem, having slain him, where he […]

9 May 2012


Street Art Invades The Dulwich Picture Gallery

The Dulwich Picture Gallery is presenting  selected works from its permanent collection which are the inspiration behind a body of work by cult street artist Stik.  Paintings such as Murillo’s Three Boys will be reinterpreted by Stik and spray-painted in his distinctive style onto the streets of Dulwich.His work is mainly found around the east […]

4 April 2012


Dulwich Picture Gallery Joins Google Art Project

Dulwich Picture Gallery has announced a partnership with Google, which is expanding its path-breaking Art Project in the UK.  Google are hosting a special event at Dulwich Picture Gallery, to mark a significant step forward in working towards its goal of bringing culture online and making it accessible to the widest possible audience. Ian Dejardin, […]

22 March 2012


Andy Warhol The Portfolios At Dulwich Picture Gallery

An in-depth exhibition of Warhol’s print portfolios 1962-1984 Dulwich Picture Gallery has announced its summer exhibition Andy Warhol: The Portfolios, Bank of America Collection. The exhibition will focus on the period 1962-1984 during which Warhol focused almost exclusively on the silk-screen printing method. This is the first time the exhibition of 80 works from 13 […]

20 December 2011


Hepworth Sculpture Worth £1m Stolen In London

Rising Price of Scrap Metal Fuels Spate of Stolen Modern Masterpieces Last night thieves stole a bronze sculpture by the seminal British artist Barbara Hepworth, from a London park. It is yet another example of the thriving black market for stolen scrap metal. The thieves boldly drove into the park, located in the upmarket area […]