Saturday 1 July 2017

Dulwich Picture Gallery - The Power of Art & Music - July What's On

The Power of Art & Music...
There's been a lot of music in the air recently, and we're not just talking about a certain field in Somerset. Last weekend, our groundbreaking Visual to Vocal project returned for a fifth year, uniting people living with dementia, their carers, and young people from two local schools. Head over to our blog to meet Abi and Josheela, to find out how they worked creatively with people with dementia.

We were also honoured to host another incredible performance recently, as previous Glastonbury headliners Florence & The Machine took to the stage at our Summer Party, declaring the Dulwich Pavilion well and truly open. At the end of July we're also welcoming The Florentine Arts Ensemble for an evening of violin sonatas, inspired by our newly opened exhibition, Sargent: The Watercolours.

As usual, it's an action-packed month ahead - scroll down for more!
Pavilion Bar - New Video
Hear from the Camberwell Arms who are running the Pavilion Bar this year and find out more about their inspirations behind a seriously good cocktail and food menu in our new video.
Pavilion Bar opening hours: Thurs: 3pm–10pm. Fri: 3pm–11pm. Sat: 12pm–5pm. Sun: 12pm–9pm. (Exceptions apply, click here for more).
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New Bicentenary Shop Range
As well as our newly launched Sargent collection, we're proud to have a brand new Bicentanary range available on our online shop and at the Gallery.
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Your month with us...
Sargent: The Watercolours
The first show in nearly 100 years devoted to Sargent's dazzling watercolours.
"...a triumph and revelation" - Financial Times
"...utterly absorbing" - Evening Standard
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Hung But Unsung: A Comedic look at the Permanent Collection
16 July, 7-9pm, £12 / £10
Join comedian Iszi Lawrence (BBC Radio 4 Making History), QI 'Elves' Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski (BBC 2 No Such Thing As The News) and comedian Dr Steve Cross (The Bright Club) as they take a lighthearted look at the stories of our Permanent Collection. Fun facts, bizarre history and your chance to vote to recognise the best picture that hangs forgotten on the walls of the gallery.
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Sargent: Sonatas - The Florentine Arts Ensemble
30 July, 7.30pm. £20 / £18. (Including exhibition: £25 / £20)

Sargent’s fascination with the Impressionist movement resulted in a lifelong friendship with Monet and his wider circle of musical friends including Fauré, Debussy and Syzmanowsky. Enjoy violin sonatas by these greats, which have much in common in approach with impressionistic painting, performed by The Florentine Arts Ensemble. Interspersed during the evening will be recollections of Sargent's pianistic skills, including those of his regular partner, the American violinist Charles Loeffler.
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Tuesday Evening Lecture Series:
Cities in Art, 11 July, 7pm, £12 / £10

The last in our current Tuesday Evening Lecture Series explores aspects of the rich artistic legacy that was born out of the industrial revolution and the expansion of the city.
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The Private Made Public: Antonio de Pereda
Until 8 October
The newest display in our Private Made Public series, showing one of the finest still life painters, Antonio de Pereda. His painting Two Figures at a Table with Kitchen Utensils is on special loan from Penrhyn Castle.
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Public Yoga: 9 July & 23 July, £10
Parent & Baby Yoga: 16 July, £10 per parent & baby
Family Yoga: 30 July, £15 per parent & child
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Butterfield 8
10 July, Bar opens at 7pm, Screening at 7.30pm, £9 / £7 Friends
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2-4pm. £3 per child, children under 3 & adults go free.
Summertime Bunting, 9 July
Venetian Souvenir, 23 July

2.30pm and 3.10pm. £3 per child, children under 3 & adults go free. Pay on the day.
Shall We Dance? 2 July
And The Winner Is... 16 July
The Prince's Armour, 30 July

Mini Masterpieces
Air, Sea and Land: Travel and Movement
10–11am and 11.30am–12.30pm, £12 per adult and child
Tuesday 4 July
Thursday 20 July

Looking ahead - next month:

Family Month: Art in the Pavilion
2-30 August
Get creative at art-making sessions in our Dulwich Pavilion!

Family Summer Celebration
6 August, 5.30–8.30pm, Adult £7, Child £5
Celebrate the start of the summer holidays with a special family party at the Gallery!
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Into the Wild, with artist Liz Charsley-Jory
12 - 14 July, Every day 10.00am - 4.00pm, £130 / £125 Friends
Roam into the wildest areas of Dulwich Park and work ‘en plein air’ in the style of Sargent. Create landscapes in oil pastel, watercolour and ink and discover the pleasures of working outdoors.
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Off The Wall
Saturday 15 July, 2-4pm. FREE workshops for all young people aged 11–18yrs

Looking ahead - next month:

Art Camp: Artist's Colony. 6–9 yrs.
1-3 August, 10am–4pm OR 8.30am–5.30pm (extended day). £90 (3 days, 10am–4pm) / £120 (3 days, 8.30am–5.30pm)
Join our artists’ colony this summer and make a variety of arts and crafts over three days!
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John Constable in Hampstead
5 July, 10.45am - 12.30pm, £15 / £12 Friends
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Our Free Friday Lates have been hugely poplar, and whilst advance registration has now closed, there will be spaces available on the door. Once we reach capacity, a queuing system will be in operation, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Choreographing the Collection, Friday 14 July.
Sargent: Wanderlust, Friday 21 July.
Bloom, Friday 28 July.
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We recommend
Horniman Museum and Gardens: Indian Summer
9 July - 3 September

Enjoy an Indian Summer of colourful festivals, live performances, outdoor film screenings, food and more as the Horniman celebrates the sounds and spirit of South Asia. Learn more.
Pallant House: John Minton: A Centenary
1 July - 1 October 2017

A major exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of British artist John Minton (1917-1957). A charismatic and complex artist, Minton was a Bohemian figure in London during the 1940s and 50s who counted Lucian Freud and Keith Vaughan in his circle. Learn more.
Barbican Centre:
Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction.
Until 1 September

From the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vastness of space, uncover the mysterious lands of Jules Verne and Ray Harryhausen and travel out into the solar system with vintage artwork promoting Soviet visions of space, alongside props and artwork from Star Wars and Star Trek. This genre-defining exhibition includes artwork from Isaac Julien, Larissa Sansour and a new commission from Conrad Shawcross. Learn more.