WORKSHOP AT PECKHAM LIBRARY WILL EXPLORE CUMING MUSEUM OBJECTS / DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY – MARCH / APRIL EVENTS
WORKSHOP AT PECKHAM LIBRARY WILL EXPLORE CUMING MUSEUM OBJECTS
Join artist Janetka Platun for a series of free drawing workshops at Peckham library this Easter.
The workshops will explore the objects that miraculously survived or were sadly lost in the fire that destroyed the Cuming Museum’s galleries at Walworth Town Hall in March 2013.
Perfect for families, the workshops will be a chance to explore a range of drawing techniques whilst exploring the themes of survival and loss, inspired by the lives of objects from the collections at the Cuming Museum.
The workshops will take place at Peckham Library from 10.30am to 12pm on Tuesday 31 March, Wednesday 1 April and Tuesday 7 April. No booking required; you can come to only one session or attend all three. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
, Southwark’s cabinet member for adult care, arts and culture Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle said, “This is a great opportunity for families to come together and express themselves through drawing and engage with the Cuming Museum.
“I’m glad people will have the chance see objects from outside the Cuming Museum in different parts of the borough.
“It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about the story of the collections and passion of this wonderful museum.
“Drawing is a great method of communication and something fun and creative for all the family to enjoy over the Easter holidays.”
Many objects that were damaged in the Cuming Museum blaze have been conserved and cleaned. A small selection will be available to view as part of the workshops.
An 18th century ivory figure of St Anne destroyed in the fire has influence much of Janetka’s work as she is the patron saint of lost things.
The work developed will form part of a new art installation that will debut at Peckham Platform in August 2015. The project, ‘A natural selection’ is a unique collaboration between artist Janetka Platun, the Cuming museum and Peckham Platform, funded by Arts Council England.
Talking about the upcoming installation, artist, Janetka Platun said, “A Natural Selection will attempt to create a democratic response to a public collection, looking at what it is we hold on to and what helps us to remember.
“The project will involve 3D printing technology which is devoted to the future and making new objects.
“I’m keen to explore how small objects can pose big questions and I’m interested in juxtaposing this with the museum’s role, which historically has been devoted to the past and preserving old things.
“I hope the exhibition will remind us that nothing is lost when it is creatively remembered.” (Source: Southwark council press release)
DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY
MARCH / APRIL EVENTS
Sunday 22 March
Meet at the Gallery for a Jacobean themed fundraising walk in partnership with the Art Fund. Dress in your best Jacobean garb. Tickets can be bought on The Art Fund website.
Eric Ravilious: Composition
5 Wednesdays,18 March to 15 April
£125, £120 Friends & Concs.
Collect inspiration from Eric Ravilious’ paintings and drawings. Create interesting compositions of interiors, objects and nature, and take a close look at distinct themes that run throughout Ravilious’ work. Explore collage, watercolour, drawing and mixed-media techniques to create works on paper.
Made in China: A Doug Fishbone Project
Thursday 19 March
12.30-1.30pm Linbury Room
£12, £10 Friends
Dr Xavier Bray, the Arturo and Holly Melosi Chief Curator, and Doug Fishbone discuss the project
Made in China: A Doug Fishbone Project
Can you tell the difference between an Old Master painting and a contemporary replica?
Working with conceptual artist Doug Fishbone, we are encouraging you to take a closer look at our Permanent Collection. One of our works has been replaced by a replica painting, sourced from an artist’s workshop in China, hung in the frame belonging to the original. For three months the identity of the work will remain concealed. Test your discerning eye and tell us which painting you think it is.
The Replica: 10 February – 26 April
The Reveal: 28 April – 26 July
The first major exhibition to focus on the watercolours of celebrated British artist Eric Ravilious (1903-42). Well known for his iconic work for Wedgewood, he was also one of the finest watercolourists of the century with a prolific career spanning peace and war.
Over 90 watercolours will be on display – including famous works such as Train Landscape and The Westbury Horse as well as rarely seen works from private collections. Although he died at only 39, Ravilious was largely responsible for the revival of English watercolour painting. He started out under the tutelage of Paul Nash at the Royal College of Art and saw painting as his true vocation.
1 April – 31 August 2015
Exhibition Lecture: Thursday 2 April
12.30 – 1.30pm
Curator and author on Ravilious, James Russell, introduces the show.
£12, £10 Friends
ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS
Booking is essential.
Please contact the bookings line on 020 8299 8750
Eric Ravilious: Book Design & Printmaking
Five Tuesdays from 21 April to 19 May
10am – 12pm
£125 / £120 Friends & Concs.
Design, illustrate and create your own books. This course will introduce you to small scale relief prints as ways of making and designing printed illustrations on paper. Create a book of printed designs. With artist Jo Veevers
Watercolour: Spring into Summer
Eight Mondays from 13 April to 8 June (excluding 11 May)
10am – 12.30pm
1:30pm – 4pm
£200 / £195 Friends & Concs.
Get ready for the spring and summer seasons and improve your watercolour skills. Work from seasonal botanicals and still life materials in the studio. Weather permitting, venture out into the Gallery’s rounds to capture the budding life of spring. With Royal Watercolour Society artist Liz Butler
Eric Ravilious: Close to Home
5 Thursdays from 23 April to 21 May
7pm – 9pm
£125, £120 Friends & Concs.
Rediscover the local woodlands through the eyes of Eric Ravilious, employing his approach to using light in his landscapes. Investigate a wide range of drawing materials, including charcoal, pen and ink and watercolour, to create expressive drawings of favourite habitats. With artist Liz Charsley-Jory
ART EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Off the Wall!
Saturday 18th April
A FREE event for young people. Booking essential.
Join us for a creative session led by you! Challenge perceptions of what galleries and museums are and explore universal themes of power, in equality, love, beauty and war featured in our collection.
11 – 14 yrs
Five Thursdays from 16 April to 14 May
4.30 – 6pm
Take inspiration from 20th century design and create your own prints, paintings and drawings on textiles. Using a wide range of materials, explore painting and block printing techniques to create beautiful images on scarves, handkerchiefs and other fabrics. With artist Jo Veevers
7 – 10 yrs
Five Wednesdays from 22 April to 20 May
4.30 – 6pm
Learn the techniques of watercolour painting, drawing with pen and ink, and designing landscape compositions. Create expressive works on paper using colour and texture to depict versions of English Landscapes inspired by Eric Ravilious and his contemporaries. With artist Liz Charsley-Jory
ART FOR FAMILIES
Pick up your FREE family trail on the front desk, at the Friends desk or ask a Gallery Assistant. Trails are updated frequently, and are available on both the temporary exhibition and permanent collection.
Tuesday 5th April: Bridges, Buildings and Blocks: Experiencing Architecture
10.30am – 12pm
Experience the delights of our collection with your child age 6-18 months. Enjoy sensory, interactive discovery though art sessions tailored for you and your baby, followed by an informal, child-friendly gallery visit.
£12 per adult and child (booking essential)
Sackler Room and Gallery
On the first and last Sunday of every month families with a Gallery ticket can now enjoy a range of free drop-in activities.
Artplay (5 April)
Get creative together at Artplay in this practical drop-in session where you can make anything from bunting to block prints.
Gallery Stories (26 April)
Participate in interactive storytelling in the main gallery.
The storyteller will meet you at the Gallery ticket desk at 2.30 and 3.10pm.
Tuesday Evening Lectures
To coincide with the exhibition this series will explore the paintings, prints and designs of
Eric Ravilious and his contemporaries, setting them within the wider context of the mid-20th century. Lecturer: Jo Walton
Single lecture: £12, £10 Friends 3 lecture series: £32, £26 Friends
Includes a glass of wine
7 for 7.30pm Linbury Room
Beginning to Be Artists
Tuesday 14 April
In 1922 Ravilious enrolled at the Royal College of Art, joining a highly talented cohort of students, including his life-long friend Edward Bawden. Discover how he became a skillful printmaker and designer as well as one of our finest watercolour painters.
Recording and War
Tuesday 21 April
From 1939 art became an important part of the propaganda offensive. Learn about the Recording Britain Project, the way in which the Official War Artists Scheme helped produce memorable and moving pictures of the conflict, and examine Ravilious’ fascinating, and very individual war paintings.
Designing for the Future
Tuesday 28 April
Ravilious was a skilled designer as well as a painter. We look at his work as a designer and see how his friends and colleagues, including those working in Great Bardfield, also produced designs for wallpapers, graphics and textiles.
The Contextual Lecture Series 2015: High Minds: The Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britain
A new series of Tuesday morning lectures exploring the work and lives of the influential Victorians – the social and cultural leaders that emerged out of the context in which the Gallery was founded in 1811. Closer ties emerge, with Dickens featuring the Gallery in The Pickwick Papers and George Gilbert Scott masterminding the main buildings of Dulwich College.
10.30 – 11.30am. Tickets are available on the day of the lecture from 10am.
£10, £9 Friends
Science, Religion and the Liberal turn of the 19th Century
Tuesday 28 April
Prof Michael Wheeler
WALKS AND VISITS
The Garrick Club Art Collection
Friday 17 April
£22, £20 Friends, includes coffee during the tour
The Garrick Club houses the largest and most significant collection of British theatrical works of art, with over 1,000 paintings, drawings and pieces of sculpture on display. Artists represented include Zoffany, Lawrence and Millais, whilst portraits of every British actor of note, from David Garrick to John Gielgud, hang on the Club walls.
Meet: at the Club, 15 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9AY
Wheelchair Access: No
Saturday 25 April
£6, £5 Friends
Between WW1 and WW2 Brixton was the third busiest shopping centre in London with one of the first department stores in the country, and the famous market halls. A more proactive management regime has encouraged a wide range of new tenants. Our tour, led by local experts from the Brixton Society, will give us an insight into the area’s vibrant history.
Meet: at the corner of Beehive Place and Brixton Station Road by the Brixton Recreation Centre.
Goodbye Columbus (1969)
Monday 13 April
Cert 15/102 mins
Bar at 7pm / Screening at 7.30pm
Directed by Larry Peerce with Richard Benjamin and Ali MacGraw.
Enjoy a free tour of the permanent collection on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm (Gallery admission charges apply). Alternatively book a private tour for your group with one of our gallery guides, by calling 020 8299 8732 or by emailing [email protected]
(Source: Dulwich Picture Gallery press release)