[Nine London Monuments] Albert Bridge by Edward Bawden
Exhibitions and Displays
The British artist and designer Edward Bawden (1903–89) is today renowned for his monumental linocuts of Brighton Pier and other Victorian architecture, and for his witty designs for companies like Twinings and Fortnum & Mason. This will be the first major exhibition to look at every aspect of Bawden’s career, championing him as a fine artist while also demonstrating the wit and versatility of his design work.
23 May – 9 September 2018
Dulwich Pavilion 2019: The Shortlist
Come and have your say on the six shortlisted designs for the 2019 Dulwich Pavilion. Models and visualisations of the proposed designs by young and emerging architects will be on display in the Gallery’s glass walkway throughout this year’s London Festival of Architecture, and visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite. Architects will be tasked with exploring how the 2019 Pavilion might act as a welcome space to set the tone for visitors arriving at the Gallery.
5 June – 22 July 2018
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LAST CHANCE: Rediscover: Tiepolo’s ‘Joseph Reveiving Pharoah’s Ring’
Rediscover one of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s finest masterpieces: Joseph Receiving Pharaoh’s Ring by Giovanni Battista 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.
Until 3 June 2018
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Architecture & Identity
22 June, 6-10pm, £12; £10 Friends & Concessions
As part of our 2019 Pavilion design competition, we’ll be joined by architects and experts from the London Festival of Architecture to explore how architecture shapes the identity of spaces and places.
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Lectures & Talks
‘World Off Duty’ Lecture Series:
From the Collection: Drink, Debauchery and David Teniers: 17th-Century Tavern Scenes
12 June, 7.30pm, £12; £10 Friends
What did people do with their free time in the 17th century? Drunken revelry and other sights are commonplace in the tavern scenes popularised by the Flemish artist David Teniers the Younger and his circle. Join Assistant Curator, Helen Hillyard, to find out the meaning of such scenes and why any respectable member of the middle-classes chose to own one.
Edward Bawden: Curator’s Lecture
28 June, 7.30pm, £12; £10 Friends
Join curator James Russell, author of The Lost Watercolours of Edward Bawden (Mainstone Press), a study of Bawden’s 1930s paintings, and titles devoted to Eric Ravilious and other artists of the period, to explore Bawden’s life and work.
Contextual Lecture Series:
Lose Weight? Fat Chance!
26 June, 10.30 – 11.45am, £12; £10 Friends
Exploring the contentious issue of weight loss, consultant surgeon and former chairman of the Department of Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School, Lord Ian McColl CBE will share his expert insights.
Inspired by Bawden: Murals
Muralmania – Why Were Murals So Popular in Britain in the Period 1890 – 1940?
6 June, 10.30am – 11.30am, £10; £8 Friends & Concessions
Join writer, curator and fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Alan Powers, to explore the ideas of murals as a contribution to society and to the decoration of the home. This lecture will trace various commissions that were undertaken and explore how they have survived through time.
Decorating the Welfare State – Murals in Britain 1940 – 1990
13 June, 10.30am – 11.30am, £10; £8 Friends & Concessions
The impulse to put art in public places flourished during the Second World War and continued during post-war reconstruction. Alan powers will explore the proliferation of outdoor murals in the 1980s and the theatrical interior decoration of private houses.
Adult Courses & Workshops
9 June, 4pm – 9pm, £45 including a plant from ‘Pearspring’ and beer from ‘Canopy Beer Co’
Explore Edward Bawden’s foliage and plant imagery in this half-day linocut printmaking workshop and exhibition tour. Discover more about Bawden’s linocut technique and make your own garden-inspired print to take home.
With artist Alex Booker
Printmaking for Beginners
Five Tuesdays from 19 June – 17 July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, £130 for five sessions; £125 Friends & concessions
Taking inspiration from Edward Bawden’s iconic prints, explore a variety of methods of printmaking. Learn a new technique each week, including monoprinting, linocutting and intaglio printing, and create a portfolio of prints.
With artist Nikki Gardham
Three Sundays from 24 June – 8 July, 10am – 1pm, £90 for three sessions; £85 Friends & concessions
Try your hand at creating a series of portraits inspired by the captivating series that Edward Bawden painted during his wartime travels overseas. Learn how to capture the structure of the human face, compile a colour palette and integrate portraits within a background.
With artist Liz Charsley-Jory
30 June, 10am – 5pm, £60; £55 Friends & concessions
Spend a day immersing yourself in Edward Bawden’s images of the seaside, and create a variety of watercolour works in response. Explore Bawden’s mastery of line, washes of colour and use of space to influence your creations.
With artist Rebecca Allen
Off the Wall
16 June, 2pm – 4pm
Off the Wall is a monthly workshop for young people aged 11-18 where we invite you to have a look at the Gallery anew, and experiment with different art techniques. This is a workshop for the curious and those ready to try new things – you don’t need to be fantastic at art, just come along to discuss, debate and have your say.
5 & 28 June, 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.
Edward Bawden: Early Introductions
29 June, 8.30am – 10am, Adults standard exhibition entry charge; children free
Gain exclusive access to Edward Bawden with your little ones. Buggies, roaming toddlers and excited squeals are encouraged. There will also be an art-making activity to enjoy in these family-friendly viewings.
Drop-in Workshop (4-12yrs)
1 June, 2–4pm, £8 adults; £7 senior citizens; children free
Join us for a drop-in workshop exploring the fantastical world of Edward Bawden. We will be making storybook illustrations, scenic models and crazy creatures.
24 June, 10am–5pm, free
Help us create a pop-up Pavilion in our Linbury Room! Drop in at any time during the day to make your additions. We will be using entirely recycled materials, and taking inspiration from the six shortlisted designs on display.
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
A Touch of Class (1973)
Tours & Walks
4 June, 1.45pm, £17; £15 Friends
The Worshipful Company of Skinners was originally associated with those engaged in the trade of skins and furs. Skinners’ Hall is a Grade One listed house and has been home to the Skinners’ for 700 years.
London on Film Walking Tour
12 June, 10.30am – 1pm, £15; £12 Friends
We explore the locations of some of the most iconic British film and TV series including James Bond, Harry Potter and Mary Poppins. We will discuss why particular locations were chosen and recreate iconic film scenes ourselves. The tour is taken at a leisurely pace and includes two short bus journeys.
Morley College’s Edward Bawden Murals
21 June, 11am – 1pm, £12; £10 Friends
Our visit starts with a talk on the Edward Bawden murals in the refectory, as well as earlier murals by Bawden, Eric Ravilious and Charles Mahoney that were destroyed during the war. We will then see Bawden’s Canterbury Tales murals and visit the exhibition Standing a Little Outside Life.
(Source: Dulwich picture gallery)