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What’s On at Dulwich Picture Gallery

January – April 2009 www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk


Dulwich Picture Gallery Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AD Telephone 020 8693 5254 Textphone 020 8693 4786 Fax 020 8299 8700 contact@dulwichpicturegallery. org.uk www.dulwichpicturegallery. org.uk Open Tuesdays to Fridays 10am–5pm Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am–5pm

Admission charge £5, Senior citizens £4 Unemployed, disabled, students, children and Friends free. There is an additional charge for exhibitions. You will also be invited to add a gift aid donation to your ticket price Guided Tours For guided group tours and study sessions contact 020 8299 8713 or groups@ dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Also closed New Year’s Day and 24–26 December

Contents

Exhibitions

Art Classes

Information

4 Exhibitions in 2009

15 Art For Adults 22 Art For Young People

7 Gallery Hire 33 About the Friends 33 About the 1811 Club 33 About the Desenfans Circle 34 Calendar 37 Join the Free Email List

8 Director’s Exhibition Lectures 8 Education Lecture Series 10 Friends Lectures

For Families 24 Education Art Drop-Ins 29 Friends Events 30 Book Festival

Events 25 Friends Music 26 Friends GalleryFilm 29 Friends Events 30 Friends’ London Visits

Gallery Hire The Gallery is available for private hire, as is the newly upgraded Linbury Room. Wedding receptions, dinners, parties, conferences, lectures, filming and private evening tours For more information contact Emma Barrow on 020 8299 8713 or events@ dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk Shopping The Gallery shop sells gifts, catalogues, books and cards. For more information call 020 8299 8704 or email contact@dulwichpicturegallery. org.uk

Charity Number: 1040942

Lectures and Study Days

Free Tours Free tours of the Gallery on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm (admission charges apply)

The Picture Gallery Café There is a licensed café, opening on to landscaped gardens, with delicious meals and light refreshments 020 8299 8719 Access Information The Gallery is on one level with full access and facilities for disabled visitors, including a hearing loop in the Linbury Room and parking in the disabled car park off Gallery Road

This guide is available in large print on request call 020 8693 5254

Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery Friends have unlimited free entry to the Gallery and all exhibitions and may bring a family guest, as well as other privileges Friends’ membership is £30 (single), £40 (joint) or Young Friends (26 and under) £15. To join the Friends, complete and return the application form in this leaflet or ring 07599 816 207 1811 Club For a suggested minimum donation of £250, a patron member and named partner enjoy free admission to the Gallery and all exhibitions; special tours with the curator of each temporary exhibition and two special ‘behind the scenes’ visits to other collections or museums each year. To join the 1811 Club please call 020 8299 8725 Desenfans Circle For a suggested minimum donation of £800, a patron member and named partner enjoy an annual black tie dinner in the Gallery, a trip abroad (at cost) with special access to private collections and public galleries, private views for each new exhibition, exclusive access to the Gallery, two annual visits to other collections or artists’ studios, and free admission to the Gallery and all exhibitions. To join the Desenfans Circle please call 020 8299 8725

Application Form Application form to join the Friends in the centre of this leaflet

Fulvio Rubesa

Welcome to Dulwich Picture Gallery

This leaflet is sponsored by the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery 1


Dulwich Picture Gallery IS:

ISN’T:

•H  istoric Founded in 1811 it was the first public art gallery in England

• Accessible • Government funded Our Education programmes We are an independent have won countless awards; museum and a Charitable we welcome all ages, and Trust, reliant on fund-raising are dedicated to encouraging for everything that we • Beautiful the enjoyment of the visual accomplish. As part of that The Gallery is a masterpiece arts for all. The Gallery has challenge, the Friends of by the Regency architect excellent disabled access Dulwich Picture Gallery are Sir John Soane, set in idyllic amongst the most dynamic grounds in leafy Dulwich, • Stimulating and supportive in the a green oasis only four Our exhibition programme museum world miles from central London offers three critically acclaimed loan exhibitions • Peaceful a year It is a place of quiet contemplation, off the • Friendly beaten track but readily Our staff are dedicated to accessible by rail, car, making everyone’s visit as bus, or bike enjoyable as possible • World Class • Alive Its collections include The Gallery buzzes with beautiful masterpieces by lectures, art classes, Rembrandt, Rubens, Watteau, concerts and special events Gainsborough and Van Dyck • Civilised amongst many others Our café offers delicious food in a sophisticated • Amazing The view down the Gallery contemporary extension – is one of the most dazzling an award-winning building visual feasts in London by architect Rick Mather – with views of the gallery • Original and its beautiful grounds How many other Galleries have their Founders’ mausoleum at their heart?

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Exhibitions in 2009 Neapolitan What Are Paintings display You Like? Ends 14 June Two recently-conserved paintings have returned to the Gallery. This display focuses on The Locksmith and The Return of the Prodigal Son the only two Neapolitan paintings in the collection at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Previously attributed to artists such as Ribera, Giordano, Fracanzano and the Master of the Annunciation to the Shepherds, the authorship of the canvases is still shrouded in mystery

Self-revealing artworks by forty people in the public eye Until 18 January The idea for this exhibition is taken from a Victorian game of describing yourself with images of your favourite things; like a self-portrait Curated by the House of Illustration

Kennington Kids: Raw Urban 6–29 January

Linbury Room Drawn Together 4–26 February 2009 (excluding 20 February)

At City Hall, Queens Walk, London SE1 2AA An exhibition of artwork created by young people at drop-in workshops run by the Gallery’s Education Department on a Kennington estate

Exhibitions are supported by the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery

Saul Steinberg Illuminations Ends 15 February 2009

Paolo Veronese: Sickert in Venice The Petrobelli 4 March – 31 May Altarpiece Sickert first visited Venice in

“His work is seductive, comic and beautiful” HHHH The Daily Telegraph

Reconstructing a Renaissance Masterpiece

Saul Steinberg (1914–1999) was an American artist whose magic lit up the pages and covers of The New Yorker for six decades. It’s a retrospective which features more than a hundred drawings, collages and sculptural assemblages by the artist whom many regard as not only a comic genius but among the greatest draftsmen of the modern era. This exhibition is the first full-scale review of his career

10 February – 3 May In the late 18th century this huge altarpiece was butchered for the art market. Three large sections have survived, at Dulwich, at the National Gallery of Scotland, and the National Gallery of Canada. This display brings these fragments together again for the first time – and includes a newly discovered fourth fragment

Venice under different lighting conditions, inspired by Monet. Later he moved indoors and, experimenting with images of figures in interiors, discovered the autumn of 1895, returning the subject matter that would repeatedly. Venice inspired form the trademark of his some of Sickert’s most ravishing subsequent career. This is the Impressionist work. It was here first time that Sickert’s magical that Sickert really found his Venetian output has been identity as an artist, painting seen together

A celebration of drawing in all its forms by the pupils of James Allen’s Girls’ School. From direct observation, the pupils use a variety of media and approaches in the development of their ideas. This exhibition is about the centrality of drawing in all its forms and how this can transform even the most everyday subject matter into one of intrigue 4

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Exhibitions in 2009 The Polish Connection

Utagawa Hiroshige:

Japanese prints from the Honolulu Academy Dulwich Picture Gallery goes contemporary. In 1790 the last of Arts 2 June – 27 September

King of Poland commissioned two art dealers, who later became the Founders of Dulwich Picture Gallery, to buy a collection of paintings as Poland’s national collection. His idea to start a Polish national collection is now the inspiration for a major new work by Antoni Malinowski, the distinguished London-based Polish artist, linking Dulwich Picture Gallery and Warsaw’s Royal Castle. Malinowski’s work is a meditation on light, colour, painting and the enduring significance of ephemeral gestures, and will be both inside and outside the Gallery. To contrast the old and the new, a group of the most important state portraits of the King of Poland will be borrowed from Warsaw.

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The Gallery as an Entertainment Venue Drawing Attention: Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Van Gogh, Picasso and more

8 July – 27 September

21 October – 27 January 2010

After his near-contemporary Hokusai, Hiroshige is the most famous master of the Japanese woodblock; he is renowned particularly for his 100 Famous Views of Edo [Tokyo]. The Honolulu Academy of Arts houses one of the most important collections of his work in the world. This remarkable show is curated by Gian Carlo Calza, Professor of East Asian Art History and Director of the International Hokusai Research Centre at the University of Venice, and has been organised by Arthemisia, Milan

Over the last couple of decades, the Art Gallery of Ontario has put together arguably the greatest collection of master drawings in Canada. This glorious group of 100 of the best works ranges from Renaissance Italy to 18th century France, from English watercolours to masterpieces by Picasso and Matisse, from German Expressionism to Canada’s own Group of Seven and David Milne. It includes Guercino, Boucher, Gainsborough, Ingres, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Turner, Leger, De Kooning, and Canada’s remarkable Emily Carr

Dulwich Picture Gallery can be hired for a large variety of events – from formal dinners and canapé receptions to concerts, private tours and garden parties

All funds generated from the hire of Dulwich Picture Gallery go towards its conservation and care and to the development of ongoing education, events and exhibitions programmes

Weddings The Gallery has recently acquired a Civil Marriage and Civil Partnership Licence with Southwark Council. The events team is experienced in catering for very special days in both the Gallery and the Linbury Room and the gardens

The Gardens The Gardens can be used for pre-dinner drinks or hired separately for use with a marquee

For further information on prices and availability please call 020 8299 8713 or email events@ dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Catering We have a list of approved caterers to choose from

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Lectures and Education Study Days Contextual Lectures Director’s and Curator’s Contextual Lecture Exhibition Lectures Series

Sickert in Venice Thursday 5 March Ian Dejardin The Polish Connection Thursday 4 June Ian Dejardin Utagawa Hiroshige: Japanese prints from the Honolulu Academy of Arts Thursday 15 July Ian Dejardin Master Drawings from the Art Gallery of Ontario: Boucher, Gainsborough, Matisse, Picasso, Tiepolo, Rembrandt, Van Gogh and many others Thursday 15 October Ian Dejardin 8

Malinowski Architectural Association

Paolo Veronese: The Petrobelli Altarpiece Thursday 12 February Xavier F. Salomon, the Gallery’s curator, will talk about the story of the altarpiece and how he discovered a new part of it in America

Paolo Veronese, Saint Michael, Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Ian Dejardin, the Gallery’s World War II and its Director, and Xavier F. Aftermath: From Munich Salomon, the Curator, to Suez, 1939–56 give a lecture about each of the Gallery’s exhibitions Lectures take place in the 12.30–1.30pm Linbury Room from Lectures are held in the Linbury 10.30–11.30am Room on a first come first served basis. They are free but there will be a collection at the end for which the suggested donation is £3

British Architecture and the New Social Order, 1939–1951 Tuesday 13 January Professor Hilary Grainger, architectural historian and Dean of the London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts, London Death in Wartime and the Welfare State: Changing Attitudes and Practices 1939–56 Tuesday 20 January Dr Peter Jupp, author of From Dust to Ashes: Cremation and the British Way of Death (2006) and editor of Death Our Future (2008) After the Abdication: The Royal Family in Turmoil Tuesday 27 January Hugo Vickers, biographer and Royal Historian The Barbarisation of War: WWII and its Aftermath in Britain and America Tuesday 10 February Professor Joanna Bourke, Professor of History at Birkbeck College

Please contact Sarah Atkinson on 020 8299 8732 or s.atkinson@ dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Having It So Good: The Texture of Life in 1950s Britain Tuesday 10 March Professor Peter Hennessy, author, historian and Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London (Book signing) Out of Harm’s Way: The Overseas Evacuation of Children during the Second World War Tuesday 24 March Jessica Mann, author

Peace and Reconstruction in Dulwich, 1945–53 Tuesday 7 April Brian Green, author and historian The Post-War Seaside Tuesday 21 April Professor John K. Walton, Professor of Social History at the Institute of Northern Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University

Fitzrovia: London’s Last Bohemia – Wartime Pubs and Poets Tuesday 5 May Roger Brasier, cultural and social historian Remembered: The Remarkable Story behind the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Tuesday 19 May Julie Summers, author and historian £220 for the series, £198 concessions and Friends (to include the evening launch lecture and final lecture, each to include a glass of wine) Booking is for the whole series. A very limited amount of tickets will be available for each lecture at the door on a first come, first served basis, £10, £9 concessions and Friends

Beaton and the Blitz: Aerial Warfare and National Identity Tuesday 24 February Dr Neil Matheson, Senior Lecturer in Theory and Criticism of Photography at the University of Westminster

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Tickets available from the Friends Desk or call 020 8299 1859 or email friendsticketing@ dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Friends InSight Lecture Series

Tickets available from the Friends Desk or call 020 8299 1859 or email friendsticketing@ dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

A Memorable Photograph

Sports Photography: Catch the Moment Wednesday 11 February Eamonn McCabe reviews his life as a sports photographer for 10 years with the Observer, questioning whether the photographer is observer, taking advantage of situations, or director, creating the situation for the photograph. With 13 years experience as the Guardian’s picture editor, he tackles the question of what makes a good photograph. Eamonn McCabe won Sports Photographer of the year four times and Picture Editor of the year six times. Author of several books, he appears regularly on radio and TV. His current preoccupation is portraits of people in the arts Series of 3 £25, £20 Friends Single lecture £10, £8 Friends Coffee afterwards

Islamic Art

Shah `Abbas: the Remaking of Iran (1587–1629) Wednesday 25 March Shah `Abbas’s artists introduced a new style of ornament that decorated carpets, textiles, manuscripts and buildings as seen in the glorious tiled mosques and portals and elegant arcades of the Maidan in Isfahan, his new capital. This visual change paralleled his restructuring of Iranian society; new trade agreements with Europe, and a legal system firmly rooted in the state religion Shi’a Islam. Dr. Sheila Canby, Curator of Islamic Art and Antiquities, the British Museum and Curator of Shah `Abbas the Remaking of Iran, a special exhibition, 19 February – 14 June

Current Fashion Photography through the Lens of its Past. Wednesday 28 January Penny Martin will trace the origins of contemporary innovations in fashion film, online imagery, styling and set building through editorial shoots and advertising dating back to the 1930s. Iconic works by visionary photographers including Madame Yevonde, Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, David Bailey and Guy Bourdin will be considered alongside the work of present-day fashion giants including Tim Walker, Nick Knight, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and Stephen Meisel. Professor Penny Martin is the Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Fashion Imagery at the London College of Fashion 10

‘Barbie Goes To Tibet’, from ‘Past Present & Couture’ by Nick Knight & John Galliano, 2002. Courtesy of SHOWstudio.com

We consume images all the time. In newspapers and magazines, on posters, television and cornflakes boxes, images demand our attention. They bear witness to great events; they capture a moment of stillness. What makes a memorable photograph? Three experts, two photographers and a commissioning editor, talk about their art, their technical expertise and their personal experiences and give their answer

Heather Angel, Courting Siberian tigers, 2007

10.30–11.30am in the Linbury room

Wildlife Photography, a Natural Eye Wednesday 4 February Memorable wildlife images are a combination of sweat, patience and good luck, waiting for animals to appear in perfect light. Heather Angel shows spectacular photos of pandas, Siberian tigers in snow and other rare animals taken during her 2007 trip to off-beat China. She compares her experiences and techniques using a digital camera with the heavy gear used by pioneering nature photographers. Heather Angel is a peripatetic wildlife photographer and author and was President of the Royal Photographic Society 1984–86. Her books include three about pandas and the forthcoming ‘Green China’ based on her recent trip

Eamonn McCabe, Bjorn Borg, 1978

Friends InSight Lecture Series

The Arts of the Abbasids, the Caliphs of Baghdad 10.30–11.30am (750–1258) In the Linbury room Wednesday 25 February Islamic art creates an immediate Under the Abbasids, Islamic visual impact through its use of art developed its most characteristic features: abstract brilliant colour and its superb geometrical design, exquisite balance between design and form. It encompasses religious calligraphy, and the arts of the book. Examining illuminated art and sophisticated court pieces with crafts and decorative Qur’ans, miniature painting and artefacts ranging from glazed arts having high status. Repetitions of geometric forms, ceramics to delicate glass vessels carved in relief, this stylised plants, the arabesque, lecture surveys the luxurious and and the use of calligraphy sophisticated artistic production create delicate but intense designs portraying the essence of the period. Dr. Anna Contadini, Reader in the History of things rather than their physical form. We look at three of Islamic Art, SOAS, University of London major dynasties which demonstrate the beauty and Islamic Arts from Spain grandeur of this complex, (711–1492) enigmatic culture from the Wednesday 4 March 8th to the 17th century. Islamic Spain enjoyed the most sophisticated culture in medieval Europe, producing exquisite examples of art and architecture, such as the Great Mosque of Cordoba, and the palaces of the Alhambra in Granada. This talk surveys the art of the golden age of the Umayyad Caliphate (10th century), the distinctive dynastic style of the Nasrids (14th century), and the continuity of Islamic styles showing their continuing influence after the ‘Reconquista’. Dr Mariam Rosser Owen, Curator Middle East, Asian Department, the V&A

Series of 3 £25, £20 Friends Single lecture £10, £8 Friends Coffee afterwards Image top left: Ivory casket, early 11th century, Spain (probably Cordoba): V&A Image bottom left: From al-Hariri’s Maqamat, Baghdad 1237, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale Image right: Mosque of Shaykh Lutfallah, Isfahan

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Friends Tuesday Evening Lectures

Van Dyck Lord John & Lord Bernard Stuart c.1638 © NG

Arranged by the Friends but everyone is welcome

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George Frederic Watts Tuesday 10 March In 1877 Henry James called G F Watts (1817–1904) the foremost portrait painter in England. Dubbed the English Michelangelo, he was one of those rare British 19th century artists with an international reputation. In his early career he painted his aristocratic friends, but later made works of powerful symbolism, often campaigning against the social evils of the day. The centenary of his death in 2004 was the occasion for a reappraisal of his extraordinary talent Peter Scott

Gwen & Augustus John Tuesday 17 March His work has been called brash and shallow, and hers dismissed as fussy and spinsterish. These assessments are not fair to either artist, and this lecture takes a careful look at their eventful lives, in parallel, up to the point of Gwen’s death in 1939. At that time, she had no public reputation whatsoever, and her brother was enjoying enormous professional and critical success. By the time he died, however, the positions had been reversed Linda Smith

John Singer Sargent Tuesday 31 March Sargent (1856–1924) was the great society portraitist of the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. His work was extremely varied and more than justified the description of him as ‘the Van Dyck of his day’. However, Sargent was far more than a mere society portraitist and we shall also look at examples of his landscape paintings, inspired by the Impressionists, some beautiful watercolours and his work as an official War Artist in World War I Frank Woodgate Series of 5 lectures £45, £35 Friends and DDFAS members Single lectures £10, £8 Friends and DDFAS members

Sargent Madame X 1883/4 © Met., NY

Sir Anthony Van Dyck Tuesday 24 February Van Dyck (1599–1641) was the greatest painter in 17th century Britain. His sumptuous rendering of texture and ability to make his subjects appear natural, rather than formally posed, set the standard for subsequent generations of British portraitists. His range extended beyond portraiture, and even his history paintings were exquisitely sensuous Frank Woodgate

Gwen John Self-portrait c. 1899/1900 Tate

Art in Britain before Van Dyck Tuesday 17 February This lecture will examine 7.45–9.15pm the changing face of artistic In the Linbury Room. Bar production in England before and book sales in the interval Van Dyck settled in London in 1632, and the reason for To coincide with Tate Britain’s those changes. It was a blockbuster Van Dyck and Britain exhibition, (18 February period of extraordinary social – 17 May), this series of lectures and political upheaval as examines portraiture and other a consequence of the Reformation and this brought paintings by major artists about a transformation in the working in Britain from the 16th to the early 20th century nature and character of art Val Woodgate

Watts Ellen Terry ‘Choosing’ c.1864 © NPG

Van Dyck and the Portrait Traditiontion

Tickets available from the Friends Desk or call 020 8299 1859 or email friendsticketing@ dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

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Friends Special Lectures

The Village roundabout to Herne Hill Sunday 8 February 3.30pm in the Linbury Room Discover Burbage Road to Herne Hill via Roseway, Stradella Road, Half Moon Lane, Carver Road and Ruskin Walk Ian McInnes £8, £6 Friends

Byzantium 330–1453 Thursday 12 February 7.30pm in the Linbury Room The Royal Academy’s exhibition on the splendours of the Byzantine Empire (finishes 22 March) shows over 300 objects including icons, detached wall paintings, micro-mosaics, ivories, enamels plus gold and silver metalwork, some of which have never been displayed in public before. This talk illustrates great works from the San Marco Treasury in Venice, and rare items from collections across Europe, the USA, Russia, Ukraine and Egypt, and shows that Byzantium did not reject ancient pagan art; rather, it continued it and adapted it. The naturalistic style of antiquity was developed to make icons that would last for a thousand years and influence artists of the Renaissance and beyond Graham Greenfield £10, £8 Friends Includes a glass of wine

Ian McInnes is chairman of the Dulwich Society and events organiser of the Twentieth Century Society £8, £6 Friends

Byzantium St George

Arranged by the Friends but everyone is welcome

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Booking is essential unless stated otherwise. Please contact Sarah Atkinson on 020 8299 8732 or s.atkinson @dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Andrea Palladio: His Life and Legacy Thursday 26 March 7.30pm in the Linbury Room A talk about the Royal Academy show on the ‘architects’ architect’ (31 January – 13 April) Andrea Palladio (1508–1580) was one of the greatest Italian architects whose work has continued to resonate down five centuries. He crafted a new architectural language derived from classical sources yet shaped to fulfil the functional demands and aesthetic aspirations of his own age. Large-scale models, computer animations, original drawings and paintings will present the full range of this exceptional architect’s output and his legacy, demonstrating why Palladio’s name has been synonymous with architecture for 500 years Graham Greenfield £10, £8 Friends Includes a glass of wine

Watercolour Courses

The Watercolour Club Friday Art Club Expand your watercolour and with tutor Liz Butler mixed media skills with Liz Back by popular demand and Butler, artist and member of in a new location at the South the Royal Watercolour Society. London Scout Centre. All abilities welcomed. The group will work outdoors using the surrounding grounds Spring Flowers as inspiration. The course will and Botanicals include portfolio reviews and Five Mondays from a visit to the Sickert in Venice 23 February – Monday 30 exhibition. Participants must March (excluding 9 March) bring their own art materials Work from still life set-ups in the studio, and outdoors when and should be reasonably the weather is fine, to improve proficient in the use of watercolour. A suggested your watercolour technique. materials list, with advice about Mornings: 10am–12.30pm suppliers will be provided. £90, £85 concessions Classes meet monthly from and Friends 10am–1pm at the South Afternoons: 1.30–4pm London Scout Centre £90, £85 concessions Friday 23 January and Friends Friday 20 February Full Day: 10am–4pm Friday 27 March £170, £155 concessions Friday 1 May and Friends Friday 22 May (All prices are for five weeks) £80, £75 concessions and Friends. Prices are for 5 sessions and take into account commercial venue fees for the South London Scout Centre

Andrea Palladio detail of Chiesa delle Zitelle & section Chiesa di Santa Maria Nova

Two ‘pictorial journeys’ between two points in Dulwich featuring detailed histories of the houses on the route, their builders and some of their occupants

Alleyns to the College Sunday 22 February 3.30pm in the Linbury Room A ‘walk’ south from Townley Road along Dovercourt Road, the south end of Court Lane, Dulwich Village and College Road to the South Circular Ian McInnes

Byzantium Mary and Jesus

On the Street Where You Live

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Education Art For Adults Tuesday Foundation Courses

Colour and Composition: The Renaissance Model Four Tuesdays from Learn new techniques and 24 February – 24 March develop your artistic skills in a (excluding 10 March) friendly, relaxed atmosphere 10am–12noon Look at Veronese’s Drawing on Clay: compositional mastery, seen Making Tiles in the Petrobelli Altarpiece Six Tuesdays from and explore the devices used 6 January – 10 February by Renaissance and Mannerist 1–3.45pm Design and make tiles or wall artists. Students will also pieces using a novel technique consider Veronese’s involving painting and casting contribution as a colourist, with slips to create decorative influencing artists like Delacroix and Matisse. and detailed work in semi With artist Rebecca Allen porcelain clay. Students who £60, £55 concessions have been on the previous and Friends course are encouraged to attend. With ceramic artist Jo Veevers. Work will be fired at the end of the course £75, £65 concessions and Friends

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Booking is essential unless stated otherwise. Please contact Sarah Atkinson on 020 8299 8732 or s.atkinson @dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk Drawing with Pastels: The Landscapes of Sickert Four Tuesdays 21 April – 12 May 10am–12noon Using the work of Sickert, Degas and Monet as inspiration, learn to draw with chalk pastels and experiment with colour. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, this course will allow students to learn and develop the basic pastel techniques. With artist Sara Lee £60, £55 concessions and Friends Recycled Mosaics Five Tuesdays from 21 April – 19 May 4.30–6pm An introductory course to the process of cutting and assembling ceramic and glass tiles to make small-scale mosaic panels and mirrors. Learn about design, colour and pattern as well as the practical aspects of making and grouting mosaic. With ceramic artist Jo Veevers £75, £65 concessions and Friends

New for 2009 Tuesday Evening Classes

Wednesday Art Workshops

Saturday Art School

From Two Dimensions to Three Late afternoon courses in a Six Saturdays from relaxed, sociable setting with At St Barnabas Hall, 10 January – 14 February expert tuition in small classes Dulwich Village. 10.30am–3.30pm With artist Peter Astwood Cartoon and Illustration Make studies from a still life Workshop: Saul Steinberg’s of unusual objects and develop Drawing Space: Illuminations Perspective for Beginners these into drawings, paintings Six Wednesdays from and assemblages, inspired Five Tuesdays from 7 January – 11 February by some of the most 24 February – 24 March 3.15–6pm revolutionary artists of the 5.30–7.30pm Examine the work of Saul An ideal course for those new Steinberg, and use his sources 20th century and the Saul Steinberg exhibition in the to drawing or wanting to of inspiration to create your Gallery. Develop practical improve their compositional own works of art. Using skills using a variety of media, techniques and learn about members of the class to model including watercolour, ink creating the illusion of depth in for different figures, create wash and oils. With artist their drawings. Make imaginary your own caricatures using a Felicity Montaigu. Students landscapes and learn how to range of different media and should bring a packed lunch use splashes of colour to bring drawing styles. With artist and a bottle of water your paintings to life Isabella Lockett £150, £125 concessions £80, £75 concessions £75, £65 concessions and Friends and Friends and Friends The Figure: Pop Art Portrait Prints Life Drawing for Beginners Five Wednesdays from Five Tuesdays from 25 February – 25 March 21 April – 19 May 3.15–6pm 5.30–7.30pm Create your own Pop Art Back by popular demand, this portrait taking inspiration life drawing course is perfect from the famous series by for beginners and those a little Andy Warhol. Draw stylised nervous of putting pencil to portraits and experiment with paper. The classes will involve different printing techniques relaxed loosening-up exercises over the five weeks to as well as more extended complete a series of prints. studies of the nude and With artist Isabella Lockett costumed figure £70, £60 concessions £80, £75 concessions and Friends and Friends

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Education Art For Adults Painting the Landscape Five Saturdays from 7 March – 4 April 10.30am–3.30pm Be inspired by the vivid landscapes of Walter Sickert and the Gallery collection. Venture outside of the Gallery to make sketches of the environment to bring back to the studio to work up with paint. Using observational skills and photographs, hone your skills using a wide range of media with expert tuition from artist Luke Jones. Students should bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water £120, £110 concessions and Friends The Figure in Motion Four Saturdays from 2 May – 23 May 10.30am–3.30pm Working from a life model, develop your skills at capturing the still and moving figure, drawing reference from the early photographers of the 19th century. Experiment with a variety of media including pencil, charcoal and ink and acrylics. With artist Felicity Montaigu. Students should bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water £110, £100 concessions and Friends

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Booking is essential unless stated otherwise. Please contact Sarah Atkinson on 020 8299 8732 or s.atkinson @dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Sunday Morning Workshops The Sickert Nude in Oils Three Sundays 8 March – 22 March 10.30am–1pm Taking inspiration from the famous nudes by Walter Sickert, work in oils from a life model in a full length pose. Explore colour, tone and composition with expert advice and tuition from artist Luke Jones £60, £55 concessions and Friends

Easter Short Course Painting the elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April 10.30am–3.30pm Suitable for all levels of experience, this experimental course concentrates on the four elements. Explore your imaginative response during quick drawing exercises and develop these ideas into a finished work. With tuition from artist Alexandra Drysdale Students should bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water £110, £100 concessions and Friends

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Booking is essential unless stated otherwise. Please contact Sarah Atkinson on 020 8299 8732 or s.atkinson @dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Sunday 15 February 10.30am–4pm Explore different approaches to life drawing by working directly from the model. Work with a variety of materials to look at structure, tone, texture and anatomy. With artist Luke Jones £50, £45, concessions and Friends, includes a light lunch

Life Drawing and Relief Modelling Sunday 11 January 10.30am–4pm Make drawings and low relief clay sculptures working from a life model with the help of expert tutor and artist Luke Jones £50, £45 concessions and Friends, includes a light lunch Still Life in Oils Optional firing cost £10 Sunday 19 April Portraits Without Faces 10.30am–4pm Sunday 18 January Experiment with oils using a 10.30am–4pm simple still life for inspiration. Use a combination of drawing, This course is ideal for those painting, personal imagery who wish to gain more and text to present a sense of experience with this medium. identity without relying on the With artist Stewart Ganley more traditional components £50, £45 concessions and of portraiture. With artist Friends, includes a light lunch Vivian Pedley £50, £45 concessions and Friends, includes a light lunch

Pulling Pictures Apart Sunday 10 May 10.30am–4pm Examine the basic components of pictures including colour, light, line, shape, space and subject matter. This practical one-day workshop will stretch your critical faculties and hone your understanding of visual language to allow you to view your own work more critically. With artist and lecturer Alexandra Drysdale £50, £45 concessions and Friends, includes a light lunch Portraits in Pastels Sunday 17 May 10.30am–4pm Working from a costumed model with chalk pastels this one-day workshop will examine tone and colour in portraiture. With artist Stewart Ganley £50, £45 concessions and Friends, includes a light lunch Colour, Light and Texture: Monet & Sickert Sunday 24 May 10.30am–4pm Explore and compare Sickert’s studies of St Mark’s Basilica and The Rialto with Monet’s ‘façades’ of Rouen Cathedral and the Ducal Palace, Venice. Students will investigate their use of colour and make studies from the Gallery buildings. With Felicity Montaigu £50, £45 concessions and Friends, includes a light lunch

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Education Art For Adults

Booking is essential. For information contact Sarah Atkinson 020 8299 8732 or email s.atkinson @dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Special Saturday Taster Courses

Saturday Study Days with Valerie Woodgate

Portraiture: Taking Inspiration from Rembrandt Saturday 21 February 10.30am–4pm Use the Gallery’s stunning Rembrandts to develop your understanding of the tradition of portraiture. Explore the masterful tone and composition in Rembrandt’s portraits and make observational studies from the model, focusing on composition, light and shade. With artist Rebecca Allen £55, £50 concessions and Friends, includes a light lunch

Challenging Academic Art: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism Saturday 24 January 10.30am–3.30pm Impressionist painting is now the most popular of all early modern movements. PostImpressionism is associated with the work of four very different painters, who were influenced by Impressionism but ultimately developed very different individual styles. This Study Day will follow the influence of artists Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne and Seurat on the development of modern art

Spring Floristry Masterclass Saturday 18 April 10.30am–4pm Create your own beautiful floral arrangement inspired by the Dutch flower paintings in the Gallery. Incorporating as many types of flowers as possible, these lavish painted bouquets were among the most appreciated and expensive works of art of the Golden Age. Make your own living paintings using lush spring flowers. With Nichlas Vilsmark, Director of Floral Symphonies. www.floralsymphonies.co.uk £70, £68 concessions and Friends, includes a light lunch

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Painting Everyday Life Saturday 18 April 10.30am–3.30pm Detailed examination of genre painting – pictures of people ‘like ourselves or worse than ourselves’ – is one of the many enjoyable aspects of looking at art. Artists such as Brueghel, Jan Steen, Vermeer, Tissot, Hogarth, Hopper, and many others, made ‘the Everyday’ one of the most satisfying subjects in art

Surrealism: Dreams and Nightmares Saturday 30 May 10.30am–3.30pm Using many artistic styles to explore the idea of dreams and the unconscious, Surrealist artists including Ernst, Magritte and Dali, created some of the most mysterious, dramatic and unforgettable works of the 20th century

Curator’s Lecture and Evening View

Paolo Veronese: The Petrobelli Altarpiece – Reconstructing a Renaissance Masterpiece Friday 6 March 2.30–6.15pm Structured around two lectures by Dr Xavier Salomon, Curator at the Gallery, this Curator’s Lecture and Evening View will With Valerie Woodgate, centre on religious works by professional lecturer and Paolo Veronese, one of the art historian most influential sixteenthcentury Venetian painters. Each study day costs £29, £24 concessions and Friends, The lectures will focus on Veronese’s production of including morning coffee altarpieces for Venice and and a fresh buffet lunch. the Veneto, and on the Please state when booking reconstruction of the Petrobelli whether you have any Altarpiece, which will be the dietary requirements focus of an exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery £22, £20 concessions and Friends, includes coffee and wine

Special Artist’s Lecture & Book Signing Beneath the Surface: The Making of Paintings Saturday 14 March 2.30–3.30pm Discover the story behind the making of some of the great masterpieces from the last thousand years. The afternoon lecture will focus on the history of techniques and materials as used by artists, from the illuminated manuscript to acrylic paint. With Philippa Abrahams, Sackler Centre Artist and author of Beneath the Surface: The Making of Paintings £22, £20 concessions and Friends, includes coffee and entrance to the permanent collection

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Education Art For Young People 15–18 years Evening Art School

Drawing from the Costumed Model: Portfolio Development An excellent opportunity to Four Tuesdays from extend your portfolio in a 24 February – 17 March relaxed, sociable environment. 4.30–6pm Try out new techniques and Develop your observational media to expand your artistic skills by drawing directly from vocabulary the costumed model. Use a Introduction to Life Drawing: range of media including charcoal and coloured pastel, Portfolio Development and explore the qualities of Six Tuesdays from fabric through mark-making. 6 January – 10 February Taking inspiration from the 4.30–6pm permanent collection, this Use a variety of media including pen and ink, graphite, course will also introduce you to ways of drawing with colour. charcoal, collage, and work With artist Valerie McBride directly from the life model. £65 This course will introduce a variety of approaches to life 11–14 years drawing and will help you to Fun after school workshops extend your drawing skills. with expert tuition for children With artist Valerie McBride wishing to develop their artistic £75 skills outside of the classroom Recommended by Time Out London for Top Teen Cultural Activities in the Capital

Booking is essential unless stated otherwise. Please contact Sarah Atkinson on 020 8299 8732 or s.atkinson @dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk Drawing the Line Six Thursdays from 8 January – 12 February 4.30–6pm Look at all the different ways that line has been used in great art from all over the world. Experiment with materials and use line and colour in a variety of ways to interpret scenes from the Gallery collection and your imagination. With artist Peter Astwood £70 Designing Textiles Five Thursdays from 26 February – 26 March 4.30–6pm Learn about the different techniques of decorating, designing and making fabric from all over the world. Experiment with felt making, block printing and appliqué to create your own decorative fabric. With Erica Parrett, Sackler Centre Resident Artist £70 Silk-screen Printing Five Thursdays from 23 April – 21 May 4.30–6pm Create designs from real life, the Gallery collection or your imagination and create your own unique series of silk-screen prints. With Erica Parrett, Sackler Centre Resident Artist £70

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7–10 years Saturday Art Extravaganza

Holiday Workshops and Special Events

Exciting and creative courses Valentine’s Day Fabric Hearts that experiment with different Saturday 14 February materials and themes 9–12 years 11am–1pm Felt Pencil Cases In the Linbury Room Saturday 28 February Use traditional tools to make 10am–1.30pm beautiful rag rug hearts from Make your own fabric using recycled materials – Yours traditional feltmaking to keep or to give to your techniques to create fanciful Valentine’s Day sweetheart. pencil cases decorated With Erica Parrett, Sackler with sequins and simple Centre Resident Artist embroidery. With Erica Parrett, £9 Sackler Centre Resident Artist £15 February Half Term Spring Mobiles Saturday 25 April 10am–1.30pm Use shapes and colours inspired by the Sickert in Venice exhibition and the spring mood to create mixed-media mobiles. With Erica Parrett, Sackler Centre Resident Artist £15 T-shirt Design and Decoration Saturday 30 May 10am–1.30pm Become your own fashion designer and learn printing techniques and appliqué to customise your own stylish T-shirt. With Erica Parrett, Sackler Centre Resident Artist £15

Workshop Two-day Session

Button Mosaics Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 February 6–8yrs 10.30am–12.30pm 9–11 yrs 1.30–3.30pm Try out a totally different way of mosaic making using recycled buttons. Design and make something really special to take home. With Erica Parrett, Sackler Centre Resident Artist £18 for both days

Easter Holiday Two-day Workshops Amazing Eggstravaganza Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 April 6–8yrs 10.30am–12.30pm 9–11 yrs 1.30–3.30pm Create exciting Easter eggs and decorations. With Erica Parrett, Sackler Centre Resident Artist £18 for both days

May Half Term Workshop Two-day Session Experimental Paper Making Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 May 6–8yrs 10.30am–12.30pm 9–11 yrs 1.30–3.30pm Make and decorate handmade paper with your designs inspired by the permanent collection or your imagination. With Erica Parrett, Sackler Centre Resident Artist £18 for both days

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Education Art For Families

Booking is essential unless stated otherwise. Please contact Sarah Atkinson on 020 8299 8732 or s.atkinson @dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Friends Music

Easter Family Drop-in Workshop: Novelty Spectacles Easter Monday 13 April 1–4pm Design and make your own weird and wonderful glasses using a range of materials including wire, feathers, sequins and card. Just drop in, no need to book. With Erica Parrett, Sackler Centre Resident Artist FREE for families with a Gallery ticket or £2 per child.

Artplay

Gala Concert English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble Thursday 22 January 8pm in the Gallery The ECO Ensemble is a small, flexible group of players from the celebrated English Chamber Orchestra. On this occasion they will play Beethoven’s famous Septet in E flat (op.20), a beguiling work for an unusual combination of instruments and a favourite with audiences from its first performance, the Quartet for bassoon and strings, op.73 no.1 by Devienne and an arrangement by Hasenohrl of Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel. We are extremely grateful to Robert and Ricki Conway, long-time supporters of the Gallery, for generously financing this concert £40, £35 Friends Includes champagne in the interval. Dress: black tie (optional). The Gallery Café will be open for supper afterwards. 2 courses £19, 3 courses £23. Booking for the Café essential 020 8299 8717

May Family Drop-in Workshop: Pencil Toppers Bank Holiday Monday 4 May 1–4pm Join us and make crazy creatures from felt, buttons, beads and wire to decorate the tops of your pencils. Come and play! Just drop in, no need to book. With Erica Parrett, Sackler Centre Resident Artist FREE for families with a Gallery ticket or £2 per child.

Now on the first and last Sunday of every month January – May 2–3.30pm Adults and children can be creative together at these drop-in workshops with a different art activity each session. Come and join in and make everything and anything from Silly Sock Puppets to African Masks and all things in between. No more than two children to one adult. Children must be 4 yrs and over and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian Materials are provided FREE for families with a Gallery ticket Kids GalleryFilm with Artplay Sunday 1 March Nanny McFee see page 28 We are extremely grateful to Harvey and Wheeler for funding Artplay sessions each month

Tickets available from the Friends Desk or ring 020 8299 1859. For information call that number or email friendsticketing@dulwich picturegallery.org.uk Malcolm Martineau and Friends Series Wednesday March 11 7.30pm in the Gallery Wendy Dawn Thompson, mezzo-soprano Malcolm Martineau, piano New Zealand born Wendy Dawn Thompson won the Kathleen Ferrier award in 2003 and was a finalist in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2005. She appears in opera and in recital all over Britain and elsewhere. Programme will include songs by Mozart, Schubert, R. Strauss and Copland £20, £18 Friends Includes glass of wine

Vienna Piano Trio Wednesday April 15 7.30pm in the Gallery The internationally renowned Vienna Piano Trio return to Dulwich seventeen years after their debut concert in England (in Dulwich). This time they will play the Beethoven Septet, arranged for piano trio by Beethoven himself, and the great Schubert Piano Trio in E flat, D.929 £22, £18 Friends Includes glass of wine

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Friends GalleryFilm

Tickets available from the Friends Desk in the Gallery or ring 020 8299 1859

Film screenings and more…

Each sociable evening includes an introduction to the film, refreshments, a prize draw and special additional extras Programme begins 7.45pm, bar opens 7.30pm Linbury Room Arranged by the Friends but everyone is welcome

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Good Night And Good Luck (2005) Cert PG 93 minutes Monday 19 January 7.30 for 7.45pm Linbury Room They took on the Government with nothing but the truth Directed by George Clooney, starring George Clooney, David Strathairn, Robert Downey Jr Six times Oscar nominee In the early 1950s the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and Senator Joseph McCarthy used this backdrop to instigate a campaign of fear and loathing. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fred W. Friendly decided to take a stand – challenging McCarthy and risking their careers in the process £8, £6 Friends Includes American wine and snacks, and a prize draw for an art poster of New York City

Housewives’ Choice: British women on the ‘home’ front, 1926–1955 Uncertified-recommended U 82 minutes Monday 16 February 7.30 for 7.45pm Linbury Room Introduced by Jez Stewart from the curatorial team at the BFI National Archive Not so long ago housewives had a number of very good reasons to be desperate. Not only did they have to look after their families in an age of depression, war and austerity, but they did so without the consumer durables that we now consider essential. This series of short films from the BFI National Archive, include documentaries, cinemagazines, propaganda films and adverts which explore the lives of British housewives with humour and insight £8, £6 Friends Includes wine and a free mystery prize draw kindly donated by the Dulwich Trader

Far From Heaven (2003) Cert 12A 102 minutes Monday 23 February 7.30 for 7.45pm Linbury Room What imprisons desires of the heart? Directed by Todd Haynes, starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid Nominated for 4 Oscars. Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, then one night she surprises her husband Frank kissing another man, and world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their AfricanAmerican gardener, Raymond. Despite Cathy and Frank’s struggle to keep their marriage afloat, the reality of his homosexuality and her feelings for Raymond open a painful, if more honest, chapter in their lives £8, £6 Friends Includes wine and a free mystery prize draw kindly donated by the Dulwich Trader

The Talented Mr Ripley (1999) Cert 15 139 minutes Monday 16 March 7.30 for 7.45pm Linbury Room It’s better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody Directed by Anthony Minghella, starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gywneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett Nominated for five Oscars. Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith that introduced the character of Ripley – the amoral, sexually ambiguous con artist and erstwhile murderer. In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley journeys to Europe to persuade the rich and spoilt millionaire playboy Dickie Greenleaf to return home. But when the mission fails Ripley sees this as an opportunity, and dramatically changes the stakes of the game £8, £6 Friends Includes Italian wine and a free prize draw for Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley books

Il Postino (1995) Cert U 105 minutes Monday 20 April 7.30 for 7.45pm Linbury Room An irresistible treat about love, letters, and laughter! Directed by Michael Radford starring Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Maria Grazia Cucinotta A shy postman on an Italian island’s only port of call is the residence of legendary exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Too timid to talk to the local beauty, the postman turns to his new-found friend for poetic assistance to win her heart. Wonderful contrasting performances from the two stars, beautiful scenery and understated direction give this delightfully different gem the radiance of a Mediterranean Local Hero £8, £6 Friends Includes Italian wine and Italian food kindly sponsored by Romeo Jones, Dulwich Village, and a prize draw for Love Poems from Il Postino by Pablo Neruda 27


Friends Childrens Events

Tickets available from the Friends Desk in the Gallery or ring 020 8299 1859

Friends Special Events

Tickets available from the Friends Desk or ring 020 8299 1859 email friendsticketing@dulwich picturegallery.org.uk

Kid’s GalleryFilm Nanny McFee (2005) Cert PG 98 minutes Sunday 1 March 3.30pm in the Linbury Room You’ll Learn To Love Her, Warts And All Directed by Kirk Jones, starring Emma Thompson, Colin Firth Writers: Christianna Brand (books) Emma Thompson (screenplay) Emma Thompson stars as a governess who uses magic to rein in the behaviour of seven ne’er-do-well children in her charge £6 Includes Artplay, the drop-in artist led workshops for families (see page 24), juice and popcorn

Village Books’ Children’s Book Festival Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April Linbury Room We are delighted to announce the dates for Village Books’ Children’s Book Festival 2009, so make sure you put them in your diary. Once again we will have a magnificent array of authors £5

Treasures Roadshow Saturday 31 January 1–4pm in the Gallery Following the huge success of the Antiques Roadshow we are holding another Treasures Roadshow. Fergus Gambon will be looking at glass and ceramics, Lorraine Turner silver, Keith Penton jewellery and Michael Cowley carpets and small furniture. Come and have your treasures examined, explained and valued. Have lunch in the Gallery Café and make it a really fun afternoon. To book lunch call 020 8299 8717 £10 Includes Gallery entrance

Flamenco Supper with Juan Ramirez and his Troupe Saturday 21 March 7pm in Saint Barnabas Parish Hall, Dulwich Village Flamenco with a difference. Experience breathtaking dancing encompassing many different flamenco styles, and Olayo Gimenez’ haunting songs. Tables will be set out and you may buy your own selection of tapas from Barcelona Tapas. Bring your own wine. A great fun family evening £17, £15 Friends, £10 Under 16s Includes a glass of sherry for the adults

Easter Egg Trail Sunday 5 April 10.30am–12.30pm Gallery Garden and Sackler Centre. Follow the trail round the Gallery garden, then create something Easter-related in the art room and take home a chocolate egg too! Book early to avoid disappointment £5 per child 3–7 years

Further details from Village Books, 1d Calton Avenue SE21 7DE 020 8693 2808 from February 2009

Arranged by the Friends but everyone is welcome

Image below: Boulle marquetry bureau Mazarin

Easter eggs kindly sponsored by Hope and Greenwood

Hidden Gems: A Tour of the Gallery Furniture Saturday 7 February 10.15am in the Gallery Eleanor Tollfree, Curator of Furniture at The Wallace Collection, will discuss the history and significance of the furniture at Dulwich Picture Gallery. In describing our outstanding pieces she will draw on the views of the experts attending a Furniture Study Day and on findings from some recent conservation work, and will share some of the discoveries made regarding their provenance £8, Friends £6 Numbers limited to 25, booking recommended

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Friends London Visits De Morgan Centre Thursday 19 February 2.30–4pm Meet at the Museum entrance, 38 West Hill, SW18. Train: Putney Tube: East Putney Buses: 37, 170, 337 The private guided tour of works of William De Morgan, the well known Victorian ceramic artist and his wife Evelyn, the well known painter, will include a special exhibition of Evelyn De Morgan’s drawings. Fellow artist George Frederick Watts said of her ‘I look upon her as the first woman artist of the day – if not of all time’ £7, £6 Friends Arranged by the Friends but everyone is welcome

Le Corbusier Exhibition – The Art of Architecture Thursday 26 February 2.30–4.30pm Meet at the main entrance to the Barbican complex on Silk Street. Tubes: Moorgate, Barbican Le Corbusier (1887–1965) is widely acclaimed as the most influential architect of the 20th century. He was also a celebrated thinker, writer and artist – a multi-faceted ‘Renaissance man’. His architecture and radical ideas reinvented modern living, from private villas to large scale social housing and utopian urban plans, and still resonate today. This exhibition is the first major survey in London of the internationally renowned architect in more than 20 years £8, £7 Friends

Futurism Centenary at the Estorick Collection Thursday 12 March 2.30–4.30pm Meet at the main exit to Highbury and Islington tube station The Estorick Collection brings together some of the finest and most important works created by Italian artists during the first half of the 20th century and is Britain’s only gallery devoted to modern Italian art. It is known for its outstanding core collection of Futurist works. Our tour will be led by one of the curatorial staff and will include both the main collection and the centenary exhibition £10, £9 Friends

Benjamin Franklin House & Craven Street Wednesday 1 April 2.30–4.30pm Meet outside Embankment Tube Station, north side, on Villiers Street on the Embankment Gardens side. Benjamin Franklin, one of the signatories of the American Constitution, spent many years in London between 1757 and 1775 and the house where he lived has recently been refurbished as a museum. Located in one of London’s most original Georgian Streets, largely unknown but just a few steps away from Charing Cross.

This visit will include a short walk around the area before the tour of the house itself, which will include an informative talk on the refurbishment, and an opportunity to hear Franklin’s glass armonica (or harmonica), for which Mozart and Bach composed £10, £9 Friends

Images © The De Morgan Foundation

Mansion House – City of London Thursday 29 January 2–3.30pm Meet outside the front entrance. Tube: Bank Mansion House is one of the grandest surviving Georgian town palaces in London, with magnificent interiors containing elaborate plasterwork and carved timber ornament. It is unique as the only purpose-built home of the Lord Mayor of London, providing not only living and working space for the Lord Mayor and his household but also room for large ceremonial entertainments and banquets. Our tour will include the house and a detailed talk on the many fine paintings. Please note you will have to give your name when you book as security requirements mean that a list of all the attendees has to be sent in advance £10, £9 Friends

Tickets available from the Friends Desk or ring 020 8299 1859. For information call that number or email friendsticketing@dulwich picturegallery.org.uk

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Friends London Local Walks

Tickets available from the Friends Desk or ring 020 8299 1859. For information call that number or email friendsticketing@dulwich picturegallery.org.uk

About The Friends

South on Dulwich Village Sunday 15 March 2.30–4pm Meet outside the entrance to North Dulwich Station Everyone knows ‘historic’ Dulwich Village or thinks they do. This walk will start at North Dulwich Station and finish at the South Circular. It will reveal some of the fascinating history of the houses along the road, both past and present, some of the personalities that lived there, and the difficulties the Dulwich Estate had in maintaining it as the prime residential road in the area Led by Ian McInnes, Chair of the Dulwich Society £4, £3 Friends

Chapel Openings Every Tuesday 1.30–3.30pm You can enter Christ’s Chapel of Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift from Dulwich Picture Gallery’s cloister. The chapel was consecrated in 1616 by George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, as part of the Dulwich College Foundation

The Friends play an important For a suggested minimum role in the life and work of the donation of £250, a patron Gallery member and named partner enjoy free admission to the They make regular Gallery and all exhibitions; contributions to the Gallery’s special tours with the curator running costs and the of each temporary exhibition Education Programme, and two special ‘behind the which has a national and scenes’ visits to other international reputation for the collections or museums each quality and variety of its work year. To join the 1811 Club Friends enjoy unlimited free please call 020 8299 8725 entry to the Gallery, special exhibitions and are invited to private views. They are entitled to discounts on most events

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Casino Estate Sunday 5 April 2.30–4pm Meet outside the entrance to North Dulwich Station The Casino Estate, shortly to be listed, is often quoted as a classic example of a ‘Homes Fit for Heroes’ estate built just after the First World War. Its history however is far more interesting as it was originally planned by the Dulwich Estate and only lack of funds led to Camberwell Council taking it over. It was built on the site of Casino House, which had gardens designed by Humphrey Repton, part of which remain as Sunray Gardens. The walk will be led by Bernard Nurse, Chairman of the Dulwich Society Local History Group £4, £3 Friends

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About The 1811 Club

About The Desenfans Circle

For a suggested minimum donation of £800, a patron member and named partner enjoy an annual black tie dinner in the Gallery; a trip abroad (at cost) with special access to private collections and public galleries; private views for each new exhibition; exclusive access to the Gallery; two annual visits to other collections or artists’ studios; and free admission to the Gallery and all exhibitions. To join the Desenfans Circle please call 020 8299 8725

The Friends provide financial support for conservation, exhibitions and other projects. Each year they organise concerts, lectures, social events and visits to places of artistic and historic interest Friends’ membership is £30 (single), £40 (joint) or Young Friends (26 and under) £15. To join the Friends complete and return the application form in this leaflet or ring 07599 816 207

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Calendar

January 2009 Sunday 4 Artplay 24 Tuesday 6 Drawing on Clay 16 15–18 Years, Evening Art School: life drawing 22 Kennington Kids exhibition opens at City Hall 4 Wednesday 7 Wednesday Art Workshops: Cartoon & Illustration 17 Thursday 8 11–14 years, after school workshop: Drawing the Line 22 Saturday 10 Saturday Art School: From 2 Dimensions to 3 17 Sunday 11 One Day Taster 19 Tuesday 13 Contextual Lecture Series: British Architecture & the New Social order 8 Drawing on Clay 16 15–18 Years, Evening Art School: life drawing 22 Wednesday 14 Wednesday Art Workshops: Cartoon & Illustration 17 Thursday 15 11–14 years, after school workshop: Drawing the Line 22 Saturday 17 Saturday Art School: From 2 Dimensions to 3 17

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Sunday 18 What Are You Like exhibition ends 4 One Day Taster 19 Monday 19 GalleryFilm Good Night & Good Luck 26 Tuesday 20 Contextual Lecture Series: Death in Wartime & the Welfare State 8 Drawing on Clay 16 15–18 Years, Evening Art School: life drawing 22 Wednesday 21 Wednesday Art Workshops: Cartoon & Illustration 17 11–14 years, after school workshop: Drawing the Line 22 Thursday 22 Friends Music: Gala Concert, English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble 25 Friday 23 Watercolour Club at South London Scout Centre 15 Saturday 24 Saturday Art School: From 2 Dimensions to 3 17 Saturday Study Days with Valerie Woodgate 20 Sunday 25 Artplay 24 Tuesday 27 Contextual Lecture Series: After the Abdication – The Royal Family in Turmoil 8 Drawing on Clay 16 15–18 Years, Evening Art School: life drawing 22

Wednesday 28 Friends InSight Lectures: Current Fashion Photography 10 Wednesday Art Workshops: Cartoon & Illustration 17 Thursday 29 Kennington Kids exhibition ends at City Hall 4 11–14 years, after school workshop: Drawing the Line 22 Friends London Visits: Mansion House 30 Saturday 31 Saturday Art School: From 2 Dimensions to 3 17 Friends Special Event: Treasures Roadshow 29

February Sunday 1 Artplay 24 Tuesday 3 Drawing on Clay 16 15–18 Years, Evening Art School: life drawing 22 Wednesday 4 Drawn together, JAGs exhibition in Linbury room opens 6 Friends InSight Lectures: Wildlife Photography 10 Wednesday Art Workshops: Cartoon & Illustration 17 Thursday 5 11–14 years, after school workshop: Drawing the Line 22

Saturday 7 Saturday Art School: From 2 Dimensions to 3 17 Friends Special Event: Tour of the Gallery Furniture 28 Sunday 8 Friends Special Lecture: The Village roundabout to Herne Hill 14 Tuesday 10 Paolo Veronese: The Petrobelli Altarpiece display opens 5 Contextual Lecture Series: The Barbarism of War 9 Drawing on Clay 16 15–18 Years, Evening Art School: life drawing 22 Wednesday 11 Friends InSight Lectures: Sports Photography: Catch the Moment 10 Wednesday Art Workshops: Cartoon & Illustration 17 Thursday 12 Curator’s lecture on Veronese in Linbury Room 8 Friends Special Lectures: Byzantium 330–1453 14 11–14 years, after school workshop: Drawing the Line 22 Saturday 14 Saturday Art School: From 2 Dimensions to 3 17 Holiday Workshops & Special Events: 9–12 years: Fabric Hearts 23 Sunday 15 Saul Steinberg exhibition ends 4 One Day Taster 19

Monday 16 GalleryFilm: Housewives’ Choice, British Women on the Home Front 26 Tuesday 17 Friends Tuesday Evening Lectures: Art in Britain before Van Dyck 12 Wednesday 18 Holiday Workshops & Special Events: Button Mosaics 23 Thursday 19 Holiday Workshops & Special Events: Button Mosaics 23 Friends London Visits: De Morgan 31 Friday 20 Watercolour Club at South London Scout Centre 15 Saturday 21 Special Saturday Taster: Portraiture 20 Sunday 22 Artplay 24 Friends Special Lecture: Alleyns to the College 14 Monday 23 Watercolour Courses: Spring Flowers & Botanicals 15 GalleryFilm: Far From Heaven 27 Tuesday 24 Contextual Lecture Series: Beaton and the Blitz 8 Colour & Composition: The Renaissance Model 16 Friends Tuesday Evening Lectures: Sir Anthony Van Dyck 12 Tuesday Evening Courses at St Barnabas Hall 17

15–18 Years, Evening Art School: costumed model 22 Wednesday 25 Friends InSight Lectures: Art of the Abbasids 11 Wednesday Art Workshops: Pop Art Portrait Prints 17 Thursday 26 11–14 years, after school workshop: Designing Textiles 22 Friends London Visits: Le Corbusier 31 Saturday 28 7–10 years, Saturday Art Extravaganza: Felt Pencil cases 23

March Sunday 1 GalleryFilm for Kids: Nanny McFee 28 Monday 2 Watercolour Courses: Spring Flowers & Botanicals 15 Tuesday 3 Colour & Composition: The Renaissance Model 16 Tuesday Evening Courses at St Barnabas Hall 17 15–18 Years, Evening Art School: costumed model 22 Wednesday 4 Sickert in Venice exhibition opens 5 Friends InSight Lectures: Islamic Arts from Spain 11 Wednesday Art Workshops: Pop Art Portrait Prints 17

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Thursday 5 Director’s lecture on Sickert in Linbury Room 8 11–14 years, after school workshop: Designing Textiles 22 Friday 6 Curator’s Lecture & Evening View of Veronese 21 Saturday 7 Saturday Art School: Painting the Landscape 18 Sunday 8 Sunday Morning Workshops: Sickert Nude in Oils 18 Artplay 24 Tuesday 10 Contextual Lecture Series: Having It So Good – 1950s Britain 9 Colour & Composition: The Renaissance Model 16 Tuesday Evening Courses at St Barnabas Hall 17 15–18 Years, Evening Art School: costumed model 22 Friends Tuesday Evening Lectures: George Frederic Watts 13 Wednesday 11 Wednesday Art Workshops: Pop Art Portrait Prints 17 Friends Music Malcolm Martineau and Friends: Wendy Dawn Thompson 25 Thursday 12 11–14 years, after school workshop: Designing Textiles 22 Friends London Visits: Estorick Collection 31

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Saturday 14 Saturday Art School: Painting the Landscape 18 Special Artist’s Lecture & Book Signing 21 Sunday 15 Sunday Morning Workshops: Sickert Nude in Oils 18 Friends Local Walks: Dulwich Village 32 Monday 16 Watercolour Courses: Spring Flowers & Botanicals 15 GalleryFilm: The Talented Mr Ripley 27 Tuesday 17 Friends Tuesday Evening Lectures: Gwen & Augustus John 13 Colour & Composition: The Renaissance Model 16 Tuesday Evening Courses at St Barnabas Hall 17 15–18 Years, Evening Art School: costumed model 22 Wednesday 18 Wednesday Art Workshops: Pop Art Portrait Prints 17 Thursday 19 11–14 years, after school workshop: Designing Textiles 22 Saturday 21 Saturday Art School: Painting the Landscape 18 Friends Special Event: Flamenco Supper 29 Sunday 22 Sunday Morning Workshops: Sickert Nude in Oils 18

Monday 23 Watercolour Courses: Spring Flowers & Botanicals 15 Tuesday 24 Contextual Lecture Series: Out of Harm’s Way – evacuation of children during WWII 9 Colour & Composition: The Renaissance Model 16 Tuesday Evening Courses at St Barnabas Hall 17 Wednesday 25 Friends InSight Lectures: Shah `Abbas: Remaking of Iran 11 Wednesday Art Workshops: Pop Art Portrait Prints 17 Thursday 26 Friends Special Lectures: Andrea Palladio 15 11–14 years, after school workshop: Designing Textiles 22 Friday 27 Watercolour Club at South London Scout Centre 15 Saturday 28 Saturday Art School: Painting the Landscape 18 Sunday 29 Artplay 24 Monday 30 Watercolour Courses: Spring Flowers & Botanicals 15 Tuesday 31 Friends Tuesday Evening Lectures: John Singer Sargent 13

April Wednesday 1 Friends London Visits: Benjamin Franklin House & Craven Street Saturday 4 Saturday Art School: Painting the Landscape Sunday 5 Artplay Friends Special Event: Easter Egg Trail Friends Local Walks: Casino Estate Tuesday 7 Contextual Lecture Series: Peace and Reconstruction in Dulwich 1945–53 Wednesday 8 Holiday Workshops & Special Events: Amazing Eggstravaganza Thursday 9 Holiday Workshops & Special Events: Amazing Eggstravaganza Monday 13 Art for Families: Easter Workshop, Novelty Spectacles Tuesday 14 Easter Short Course: Painting the Elements Wednesday 15 Easter Short Course: Painting the Elements Friends Music Vienna Piano Trio Thursday 16 Easter Short Course: Painting the Elements

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Friday 17 Easter Short Course: Painting the Elements 18 Saturday 18 Special Saturday Taster: Spring Floristry Masterclass 20 Saturday Study Days with Valerie Woodgate 20 Sunday 19 One Day Taster 19 Monday 20 GalleryFilm: Il Postino 28 Tuesday 21 Contextual Lecture Series: Post War Seaside 9 Drawing with Pastels: The Landscape of Sickert 16 Recycled Mosaics Tuesday Evening Courses at St Barnabas Hall 17 Thursday 23 11–14 years, after school workshop: Silk-screen Printing 22 Saturday 25 7–10 years, Saturday Art Extravaganza: Spring Mobiles 23 Village Books: Children’s Book Festival 30 Sunday 26 Village Books: Children’s Book Festival 30 Artplay 24 Tuesday 28 Drawing with Pastels: The Landscape of Sickert 16 Recycled Mosaics 16 Tuesday Evening Courses at St Barnabas Hall 17 Thursday 30 11–14 years, after school workshop: Silk-screen Printing 22

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Bus P4 from opposite Brixton Tube and the Horniman Museum or Lewisham Bus Station. The bus stops in College Road outside London Bridge to the Gallery North Dulwich No 3 from central London Thirteen minutes from London to West Dulwich Station Bridge, every ten minutes, No 37 from South West London usually platforms 13–16. to North Dulwich Station Turn left out of the station and follow signs to Dulwich Access Information Picture Gallery The Gallery is on one level with full access and facilities Victoria Station to for disabled visitors, West Dulwich including a hearing loop Twelve minutes from Victoria. in the Linbury Room and Four trains an hour. Trains leave parking in the disabled usually from platforms 1–8. car park off Gallery Road Follow signs to Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Cover image: Walter Sickert, St Mark’s, Venice (Pax Tibi Marce Evangelista Meus), 1895–6, oil on canvas, 908 x 1200 mm, © Tate, London 2008, © Estate of Walter R. Sickert. All rights reserved, DACS 2008


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