Saturday, 30 September 2017

Dulwich Picture Gallery - Feast your eyes on this!


From 25 October, Moomin-mania is set to take over the Gallery as we celebrate the creator and inspirational woman behind these much-loved creatures - Tove Jansson.

Yes, that does mean we have to say goodbye to Sargent, so reminisce about the warmer months while you still can with his summery, sun-drenched watercolours - on display until 8 October. Book here.
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Monthly highlights
6 Oct, 6–10pm, £12, £10 Friends & Concessions
Indulge all the senses with a night of immersive activities exploring the link between food and art. Sniff your way around our Collection with an aroma tour, take part in an edible installation involving lots of candy floss and master the art of food photography - and that's just for starters!
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SPECIAL LECTURE: Giles Waterfield Memorial Lectures
In Memory of Giles Waterfield (1949-2016)
18 Oct
In honour of the late Giles Waterfield, the Gallery's first Director, we're presenting two lectures covering topics we think Giles would have enjoyed.

John Sheeran: Saving Dulwich Picture Gallery - 3.30pm, £12, £10 Friends

Thomas Marks: The Witty Museum - 7.30pm, £16, £14 Friends
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FAMILY EVENTS: October half-term
October half-term
23–29 October
Keep your little creatives entertained this half-term with our week of multi-media activities inspired by Jansson's most cuddly creatures - the Moomins! Enjoy drop-in sessions (children go free), two-day workshops and a special evening of Moomin-inspired performances as part of Museums at Night
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Your month with us...
InTown Lecture Series
5 & 19 Oct, 7.30pm, £12; £10 Friends
A series of lectures about major exhibitions in other London galleries. 
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InSight Lecture Series: 20th-century Art & Architecture of South America
4, 11 & 18 Oct, 10.30–11.30am, Series: £32; £26 Friends. Single lecture: £12; £10 Friends
We examine key periods in the vibrant history of South American art and architecture, from the innovative buildings of Oscar Niemeyer to the artists of the 1930s, who created a distinctive and confident art movement. 
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Contextual Lecture Series: Continental Culture: The Road to Europe
10, 17, 31 Oct, 10.30–11.30am, £12, £10 Friends 
We examine facets of European development, social and political unrest and the remapping of the continent.
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Tuesday Evening Lecture Series: Immigrant Artists
3 & 17 Oct, 7 for 7.30pm, £12; £10 Friends 
We will be discussing the way in which foreign artists like Van Dyck came to influence art in Britain.
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3 & 19,10–11am & 11.30am–12.30pm, £12 per adult & child

Inspire imaginations with our tailored workshops for toddlers because you're never too young to experience the joys of our Collection!
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The Big Draw (Living Lines)
7 Oct, 10am–5pm, Adults standard gallery charge, children FREE

Get those pencils sharpened and at the ready because the Big Draw is nearly upon us! To celebrate we're bringing your drawings to life with stop-motion animation in our one-day workshop. 
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Sargent's Strokes
7–21 Oct, 10am–1pm, £30 per session or £85 for all three

Celebrate the final weeks of Sargent: The Watercolours with three watercolour workshops focusing on fragments, reflections and landscapes - taking inspiration, as Sargent did, from the surrounding environment.

Drawing for All
10 Oct–12 Dec, 10am–1pm, £130, £125 Friends
If you're a beginner or a more seasoned drawer, brush up on your skills in this 10-week course touching on various techniques. 
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The Manchurian Candidate
9 Oct, 7pm, £9, £7 Friends; ticket includes a glass of wine
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Gallery news
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Quentin Blake & John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children's Books
House of Illustration
6 Oct 2017 – 4 Feb 2018

Quentin Blake and John Yeoman have created more books together than Blake has with any other author, including Roald Dahl. The exhibition will include his very first illustrations for children’s literature from 1960, as well as work from their latest collaboration and 10 projects in between. Book now.
Poster Girls Friday Late
London Transport Museum
13 Oct

Visit London Transport Museum this October for the opening of Poster Girls - a century of art and design, a major new exhibition celebrating 20th and 21st female graphic artists. Be one of the first to see it at the Friday Late launch evening on 13 October – book before 30 September for an Early Bird discount.
Designs on Britain
Jewish Museum
19 Oct 2017 - 15 Apr 2018

Explore the contribution of Jewish émigré designers to 20th-century British design and discover how much of the most iconic British design was produced by immigrants to this country. Book now.